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Double tie and blazing century seize limelight

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A dramatic double tie and a match winning century grabbed the limelight in the opening two rounds of the Baywide T20 Championship yesterday.

Element IMF Cadets batted first against Carrus Mount Maunganui and posted a solid target when they reached 148/5. Marcel Collett top scored 48 with Craig Baldry taking two wickets.

In reply, Peter Drysdale kept Mount Maunganui in contention with a gritty 84. Mount Maunganui entered the last over needing 11 runs to win. The Mount seemed destined to finish second, with seven runs required from the last ball. However twenty-year Mount veteran Nick Smith took the match to a super-over, when he smote the ball over the boundary ropes on the full, to take the encounter into an extra over apiece.

Mount Maunganui batted first in their extra over and hit a hard-fought six runs. Needing two to win on the last ball, Cadets were restricted to just one run to tie the match for the second time in the encounter, with the points shared.

New World Te Puke chased down Bayleys Central Indians total of 143/6 with three wickets to spare, with Dan Price providing an entree to his round two heroics with the bat, top scoring with 48 runs for the victors.

Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College successfully defended 148/5 against Geyser City in taking out a 26 run win, with Eve's Realty Greerton defeating Generation Homes Lake Taupo by 62 runs.

The late afternoon encounter between Lake Taupo and Te Puke turned into an absolute run-fest. Lake Taupo openers Michael Mitchell (65) and Drew Brierley (64), blazed way with their willow weapons to put on a 131 run first wicket partnership. Lake Taupo set Te Puke a big run chase after posting 171 for the loss of three wickets.

Coming in at three, after the Te Puke first wicket fell with just 17 runs on the board, Daniel Price blasted his side to victory with a whirlwind attack on the Lake Taupo bowlers. Daniel smashed 103 off just 55 balls with ten 4's and six big heaves over the boundary ropes on the full. The hard fought Te Puke victory came with five balls to spare.

Greerton joined Te Puke with two wins apiece on the opening day of the Baywide smash and bash competition. Tauranga Boys College set Greerton a target of 149, with the Pemberton Park based side getting home with six wickets in hand.

Cadets defeated Geyser City by 60 runs, while Mount Maunganui led by Peter Dysdale who again led from the front with the bat to top score with 77 runs, defeated Central Indians.

Bay of Plenty Cricket Baywide T20 Results December 14 2019

Round One

Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 149/5 (Tim Clarke 34, Niven Dovey 24; Sam Kershaw 2/30) defeated Geyser City 123/8 (Dane Sorrenson 41, BJ Astwood 35; Isaac White 3/11, Kieran New 3/24)

Bayleys Central Indians 143/6 (Jeff Simmons 42, Aaron Bennett 24) lost to New World Te Puke 145/7 (Dan Price 48, Tai Bridgman- Raison 42; Nadeera Nawela 3/21))

Element IMF Cadets 148/5 (Marcel Collett 48, Jacob Logan 40; Craig Baldry 2/18 tied with Carrus Mount Maunganui 148/6 (Peter Drysdale 84, Matt Golding 30; Finn Dempsey 2/26) - Super Over, Cadets 6 Mount Maunganui 6.

Eve's Realty Greerton 175/5 (Taylor Bettleheim 52, Josh Bates 35, Campbell Thomas 29no; Drew Brierley 2/32) defeated Generation Homes Lake Taupo 113 (Roger Urbahn 34; Taylor Bettleheim 2/5, Harrison Perry 2/16)

Round Two

Element IMF Cadets 174/5 (Jono Boult 45, Marcel Collett 45, Andrew Mascall 35) defeated Geyser City 114/6 (Dane Sorrenson 54; Depp Bolingford 3/11)

Generation Homes Lake Taupo 171/3 (Michael Mitchell 65, Drew Brierley 64; Tasman Carsons 2/37) lost to New World Te Puke 175/4 (Dan Price 103, Stephen Crossan 39)

Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 148/9 (Blake Pentecost 41; Shane Wineti 4/30) lost to Eve's Realty Greerton 151/4 (Taylor Bettleheim 47, Josh Healy-Ormrod 45no)

Carrus Mount Maunganui 165/5 (Peter Drysdale 77, Matt Golding 51) defeated Bayleys Central Indians 126/8 (Nadeera Nawela 36; Dale Swan 3/22)

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