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Walsh, Young dominate with the bat

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The Howick Pakuranga premier men’s side is in a strong position after unbeaten half-centuries from Bill Walsh and Daniel Young. 

Howick Pakuranga cricket premier men opening batters Bill Walsh and Daniel Young have starred in day one of the side’s first home game of the season against Kumeu.

Walsh (70 not out) and Young (72 not out) were the only Howick Pakuranga players to get involved in the game before rain ended the day’s play leaving the home side 149/0.

These performances have put Howick Pakuranga in a strong position before the second day of their fixture against Kumeu on Saturday.

Howick Pakuranga’s premier women had a difficult weekend of cricket travelling to Wairau Valley to play a strong Takapuna district side.

It proved a difficult day after being asked to bat first as the Llamas (HPCC Premier Women) struggled to form partnerships and were dismissed for 61 after 24 overs.

Takapuna’s dominant bowling side can take the credit for the strong performance before the team went out to chase Howick Pakuranga’s total.

Three early wickets from impressive opening bowlers Holly Lightbourne and Ayaan Lambat left the home side scrambling with only 16 runs on the board.

The hope was short-lived as Takapuna chased down Howick Pakuranga’s total in 14 overs with seven wickets to spare.

The HPCC premier women now have a week off to rejuvenate before facing Parnell in their next fixture at Lloyd Elsmore Park on December 3.

Women’s domestic cricket go underway on the weekend which saw eight of Howick Pakuranga’s premier women feature for Northern Districts and Auckland Hearts teams respectively.

Those selected for Northern Districts were Holly Topp, Marama Downes, and Brooke Halliday, who was named as captain of the side.

For the Auckland side, five were selected – Saachi Shahri, Skye Bowden, Josie Penfold, Molly Penfold and Amberly Parr.

A special mention to Marama Downes, who took a wicket on debut for the Northern Districts side and skipper Brooke Halliday who picked up four wickets and scored 38 not out in their win against the Otago Sparks.

Premier Men Hedley Howarth Two-Day Competition | Round 3 

Parnell playing Suburbs New Lynn- day one of two abandoned due to weather.

North Shore playing Cornwall- day one of two abandoned due to weather.

Takapuna District playing Papatoetoe- day one of two abandoned due to weather.

Eden Roskill playing Auckland University- day one of two abandoned due to weather.

Tom Hellaby Two-Day Competition | Round 3 

Howick Pakuranga 149/0 (D Young 72 not out, B Walsh 70 not out) playing Kumeu after day one of two.

Grafton 187 (D Taylor 31; B Smith 4-33) playing East Coast Bays 33/0 (R Schierhout 26 not out) after day one of two.

Waitakere playing Hibiscus Coast- day one of two abandoned due to weather.

Ellerslie playing Birkenhead City- day one of two abandoned due to weather.

Barfoot and Thompson Royal Oak Premier Women Prichard Cup Limited Over Competition | Round 4

Howick Pakuranga 61 (M Kaur 13; R Nicholas 4-12, K Irwin 3-4) lost to Takapuna District 62/3 (K Irwin 24 not out; A Lambat 2-12) by Seven wickets.

Auckland University 150 (S Petherick 60 not out; C Gallagher 2-1, C Hakeagatoa 2-8) defeated Papatoetoe 106 (M Templeton 52; S Vaia 3-21) by 44 runs.

Parnell 171 (M Lamplough 30, M Curren 26) defeated Cornwall 94 (O Anderson 5-30) by 77 runs.

Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club Fixtures 26/11/22 

Round 3, Day 2 Tom Hellaby Two-Day Competition- Howick Pakuranga Premier Men VS Kumeu CC Premier Men at Lloyd Elsmore Park- 11am

Howick Pakuranga Premier Women VS BYE

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