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Howick Pakuranga’s premier women are back to their winning ways after impressive batting performances from Saachi Shahri (Far left) and Holly Top (third from right).

At last, some good weather blessed Auckland at the weekend which saw all Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club (HPCC) games go ahead, with no shortage of runs.

HPCC’s premier men made the trip to Cornwall Park for the first round of the limited overs competition which proved to be a day for batting with almost 600 runs scored in the match.

Cornwall was dominant with the bat, setting HPCC a total of 312 thanks to opening batters Anil Nidamanuru (110) and Jack Cassidy (73).

HPCC fell just short of the total, scoring 274 off their 50 overs, despite a 96 from opening batsman Bill Walsh and a 67 from Liam Winn.

There is no shortage of cricket planned for the premier men before the Christmas Holiday break, beginning their T20 competition this week also.

HPCC will host Papatoetoe in a local derby mid-week on Wednesday before having another two T20 matches on Sunday at Lloyd Elsmore Park.

Premier reserve men player Patrick Maher notched up 108 in the team’s dominant 200-run victory over Kumeu.

It was another high-scoring game for the Howick Pakuranga premier women’s side which saw the home side come out on top with less than five overs to spare against Parnell.

Parnell notched up an impressive score of 202 off 50 overs on a day that proved to be difficult for bowling.

Howick Pakuranga’s Saachi Shahri (44) and Holly Topp (40 not out) dug deep and steadied the ship with the bat despite some impressive bowling stats from Parnell’s Izzy Fox.

The HPCC women chased down the total in the 46th over with four wickets to spare and now sit second equal on the table after five rounds.

A special mention to Howick Pakuranga’s premier reserve men’s player, Patrick Maher, who scored 108 in the side’s impressive 200-run victory over Kumeu on Saturday.

Premier Men Jeff Crowe Cup Limited over Competition | Round 1

Cornwall 312 (A Nidamanuru 110, J Cassidy 73; T Jolley 3-65) defeated Howick Pakuranga 274/8 (B Walsh 96, L Winn 67; M Gibson 2-32) by 38 runs.

North Shore 197 (M Olsen 39; A Prasad 5-30) defeated Auckland University 123 (A Prasad 28; T Chitongo 5-28, W Clarke 4-57) by 74 runs.

East Coast Bays 232 (M Ross 62; D James 3-31, J Sussex 3-34) defeated Takapuna District 164 (D James 70 not out; L Delport 5-31, B Smith 4-28) by 68 runs.

Suburbs New Lynn 183 (N Fletcher 78; N Perera 3-32, J Plummer 2-7) lost to Parnell 184/8 (D Van Deventer 54 not out, N Perera 46 not out; A Patel 3-33) by two wickets.

Premier Men – Richard Jones Trophy Limited Over Competition | Round 1

Eden Roskill 257 (H Chakraborty 107, M Abbas 65; N Bhana 2-39) lost to Grafton 259/5 (S Gunawardane 124 not out, D Taylor 59; H Johal 2-49) by five wickets.

Birkenhead City 283/5 (A Jayampathi 83 not out, B Barnard 82; T Leggat 1-45) defeated Ellerslie 258 (J Allan 78, A Alam 74; A Jayampathi 4-37) by 25 runs.

Waitakere 286/3 (J Henderson 83, S Mirza 77; A Desai 2-45) defeated Hibiscus Coast 169 (D Kularathne 42; S Variath 4-26, P Pathiranage 3-24) by 117 runs.

Kumeu 137 (R Jenner 40; N Deol 3-10, P Kumar 2-29) lost to Papatoetoe 139/2 (B Rowland 58 not out, R Gill 47; T Satti 1-25) by eight wickets.

Barfoot and Thompson Royal Oak Premier Women Prichard Cup Limited Over Competition | Round 5

Parnell 202/8 (Fill-in 73, M Way 37; J Penfold 2-31) lost to Howick Pakuranga 204/6 (S Shahri 44, H Topp 40 not out; I Fox 4-21) by four wickets.

Cornwall 227/8 (K Perkins 82, A Ewart 35; N Matthews 2-37) defeated Auckland University 180 (K Gurrey 130; E Meachen 3-44, S Unka 2-23) by 47 runs.

Takapuna District 194/4 (E Borcoski 65, S Borcoski 55; T Mataota 1-21) defeated Papatoetoe 116 (T Mataora 24; J Barnett 4-29) by 78 runs.

Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club Upcoming Fixtures

Round 1, Premier Men T20 Competition- Howick Pakuranga Premier Men VS Papatoetoe CC Premier Men at Lloyd Elsmore Park- Wednesday December 7, 5.30pm.

Round 2, Limited overs Jeff Crowe Cup- Howick Pakuranga Premier Men VS East Coast Bays Premier Men at Lloyd Elsmore Park- Saturday December 10, 11am

Round 6, Prichard Cup Limited Over Competition- Howick Pakuranga Premier Women VS Cornwall CC Premier Women at Lloyd Elsmore Park- Saturday December 10, 11am

Round 2, Premier Men T20 Competition- Howick Pakuranga Premier Men VS Cornwall CC Premier Men at Lloyd Elsmore Park- Sunday December 11, 11am.

Round 3, Premier Men T20 Competition- Howick Pakuranga Premier Men VS Grafton United CC Premier Men at Lloyd Elsmore Park- Sunday December 11, 3pm.

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