Howzat! Cricket is back

Auckland Cricket is back in action as the city transitions out of lockdown. Photo midweekherald.co.uk

Auckland Cricket got back under way at the weekend marking an end to more than 100-days in lockdown for the Super City.

There are no two-day competitions this summer with Auckland Cricket announcing shorter format games instead for premier men in the form of the 50-over Jeff Crowe Cup (top eight) and Richard Jones Cup (bottom eight) and a T20 championship featuring all 16 clubs.

The six teams in the premier women’s competition will vie for the 50-overs Prichard Cup and the Pearl Dawson Trophy in the T20 championship.

Below are the club scores for Saturday’s matches:

Premier Men

Jeff Crowe Cup

North Shore 187 (M Olsen 70, S Keene 45, U Patel 3-39) lost to Eden Roskill 158/7 (O Chakraborty 95, J McKenzie 3-24) by three wickets (DLS method)

Cornwall 223 (J Hayes 42, G Worker 41, D Gallage 30, R Quinn 5-72) lost to Takapuna 199/3 (R O’Donnell 96*, Q Sunde 49*) by seven wickets (DLS method)

Auckland University 251/8 (A Prasad 81, J Low 60, H Lowe 50, J Brown 3-36, C Thompson 3-53) defeated Howick Pakuranga 199 (J McGregor 68, D Winn 35, J Todd 4-38) by 52 runs.

Parnell 285/9 (R Clinton 57*, O Pringle 49, A Parikh 49, F McGregor-Sumpter 40, J Parsons 35, R Harrison 3-41) defeated East Coast Bays 282/9 (C Briggs 109, T van Ingen-Kal 46*, R Harrison 34, D van Deventer 3-45) by three runs.

Richard Jones Cup

Grafton 114 (D Sharples 53*, A Ashok 4-17, S Cook 3-18) lost to Suburbs New Lynn 117/3 (S Solia 33, T Payle 30) by seven wickets.

Birkenhead 363/6 (P Nuwan 85, N Murlidharan 71, A Jayampathi 56*, C Rajapaksha 51, P Patel 40) defeated Papatoetoe 198 (R Gill 107, B Rowland 33, A Frew 3-50) by 164 runs.

Waitakere 182 (B Barnard 37, A Kaundal 33*, P Narsimhan 5-40) lost to Ellerslie 186/2 (P Narsimhan 86*, B Dench 60) by eight wickets.

Kumeu 243/8 (R Jenner 55, A Christian 54, L Vardy 35, J Patel 31*) lost to Hibiscus Coast 244/9 (R Lakmal 96, J Grobler 48, C Elliott 33, R Jenner 3-44) by one wicket.

Barfoot and Thompson Royal Oak Premier Women

Auckland University 440/2 (A Peterson 118, H Huddleston 113*, K Gurrey 92, P Catton 69*) defeated Papatoetoe 97 (T Mataora 40, A Eastwood 4-9) by 343 runs.

Takapuna 167 (A Browning 60, F Trussler 35, A Todd 3-33) defeated Cornwall 71 (L Heaps 4-13) by 96 runs.

Parnell 111 (Y Kareem 48) lost to Howick Pakuranga 113/1 (B Halliday 78*) by nine wickets.