Geyser taste defeat at Te Puke Domain

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Rotorua’s Craigs Investment Partners Geyser CC travelled to Te Puke to meet the home side on Saturday while Bayleys Central Indians sat on the sidelines, courtesy of drawing the Bay of Plenty Cup round three bye.


Three centuries set the Bay of Plenty Cup round three alight, with Flying Mullet Te Puke keeper Blair McKenzie, posting a three figure score, with an unbeaten 115 against Geyser at the Te Puke Domain. Batting at four, McKenzie was in sublime touch as his side set the Rotorua team a substantial target, reaching 294 for four wickets.


Geyser were never really in the hunt, with Sathist Krishnamootly top score of 35 runs standing out like a beacon, as the visitors to the Te Puke Domain were removed for 106. The Te Puke wickets were shared around with Hamish Wilde producing the best return of 3/23.


Tauranga Boys College all-rounder Tim Pringle led the way, smashing 118 runs, as his team reached 261/5 against Generation Homes Lake Taupo. Batting first at home base at Nicholson Field, the Tauranga students lost two early wickets with just 15 runs on the board, bringing Pringle and Niven Dovey together.


The two Tauranga Boys top order batsmen went to work on the visitors bowling attack and when Dovey fell with 69 runs to his name, the pair had put on 191 runs for the third wicket.


Pringle, who was selected for the New Zealand Under 19 team against Australia last season, continued on to reach 118 before being removed. He was at the crease for 137 minutes, in an innings that produced eleven 4's and two big heaves over the boundary.


The Tauranga Boys century-maker showcased his all rounds talent, taking three wickets at a cost of 27 runs, as Lake Taupo were bowled out for 180. Caleb Bate was the best of the Great Lake region batting attack in top scoring with 54 runs.


Eve's Realty Greerton lost the toss and were asked to bat first in their match-up with Papamoa. Greerton opener Taylor Bettelheim controlled his sides momentum, carrying his bat in posting 107 not out, in his teams total of 220 for the loss of six wickets. Bettelheim took few risks in his turn at crease, with his three figure score coming from 157 balls.


Papamoa opening batsman Andrew Goldsmith kept the reply ticking over before being removed for 55, with player/coach Matt Horne adding 40 runs, before his side was bowled out for 176. Greerton new recruit Mitchell Rush grabbed four wickets for 48 runs.


Bond & Co Mount Maunganui defeated Element IMF Cadets by three wickets.


Bay of Plenty Cup Round Three Results - 7 November 2020

Flying Mullet Te Puke 294/4 (Blair McKenzie 115no, Gareth Wallace 76; Josh Simpson 2/75) defeated Craigs Investment Partners Geyser CC 106 (Sathist Krishnamoothy 35; Hamish Wilde 3/23)

Eves Realty Greerton 220/6 (Taylor Bettelheim 107no; Paul Inglis 3/41) defeated Papamoa (Andrew Goldsmith 55, Matt Horne 40; Mitchell Rush 4/48)

Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College 261/5 (Tim Pringle 118, Niven Dovey 69, Tim Clarke 23no, Liam Collett 24no) defeated Generation Homes Lake Taupo CC 176 (Caleb Bate 54, Moko Rivers 38; Tim Pringle 3/27, Darcy Collett 2/33)

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui defeated Element IMF Cadets by three wickets

Bayleys Central Indians the bye.


Points Table (Provisional) Greerton 18, Mount Maunganui 18, Central Indians 12, Cadets 12, Te Puke 10, Tauranga Boys College 7, Geyser 5, Lake Taupo 5, Papamoa 5.

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