Tuesday, May 28, 2024

HP nail two wins

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Donovan Grobbelaar was good with bat and ball at the weekend. Photo supplied

With a double round of Jeff Crowe Cup over the weekend, Auckland Premier Cricket have wrapped up the action in round six and seven.

Howick Pakuranga had an ideal weekend winning both of their fixtures.

On Saturday, Howick Pakuranga played host to Eden Roskill, with the home side putting in an excellent performance to secure the victory.

Eden Roskill batted first, Barrington Rowland (89*) looked comfortable at the crease scoring runs whilst his partners found the going more difficult.

Danru Ferns (3-35) and Donovan Grobbelaar (3-26) ripped through Roskill’s batting lineup leaving Rowland as the lone solider for Roskill.

Roskill finishing their 41 overs 187/8 with Rowland finishing 89 not out giving Roskill something to bowl at.

Bill Walsh (69*) and Daniel Young (66) eased the pressure, putting on 121 runs for the first wicket to put Howick Pakuranga firmly in the driver’s seat.

Donovan Grobbelaar (21*) came to the crease and finished things off for Howick Pakuranga, the home side getting home by seven wickets.

On Sunday, Howick Pak hosted Waitakere, another dominant display with the ball rounding off a perfect weekend for Howick Pak.

Jamie Brown (2-28) got Howick Pak off to the great start taking a wicket in just his second over.

Bill Walsh (4-27) ripped through Waitakere’s middle order with a masterful display of spin bowling to help his side bowl Waitakere out for a paltry 155.

The chase got off to a rocky start, Howick Pakuranga in trouble at 21/2.

David Winn (47*) and Donovan Grobbelaar (41) steadied the ship for Howick Pak bringing the target within touching distance.

Despite losing a few late wickets, Danru Ferns (18) put to bed any thoughts of a Waitakere comeback hitting the winning runs to secure Howick Pak a four-wicket victory.

Eden Roskill 187/8 (B Rowland 89*, O Chakraborty 36; D Ferns 3-35, D Grobbelaar 3-26) lost to Howick Pakuranga 190/3 (B Walsh 69*, D Young 66)

Waiatakere 155 (N Fletcher 37, J Challis 40; B Walsh 4-27) lost to Howick Pakuranga 159/6 (D Winn 47, D Grobbelaar 41)

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