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Papamoa upset cadets at Tauranga Domain

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There was quiet satisfaction in the Papamoa premier team ranks, after they had lowered the colours of Baywide heavyweights Element IMF Cadets, at Cadets home base at the Tauranga Domain on Saturday.

Papamoa, who were the new boys on the block at the start of current Baywide season, had expectations of little more than continually improving each week and being competitive against all of the other eight teams, in their debut season in the top echelon.

On Saturday, they exceeded their initial goals in spades after defeating the multiple Baywide champions, with the victory propelling the team to their third successive win.

The Papamoa bowlers worked together to remove their opponents for a gettable 158. Guy Wilkins and Ashish Dhameliya took three wickets apiece, while Marcel Collett was the best of the Cadets batsmen top scoring with 33 runs.

Papamoa made a good start, before losing their first wicket with 48 runs on the board. The Cadets bowlers then grabbed the momentum to take five wickets for 25 runs. Paul Inglis (27no) combined with Reece Shelton (24) and Guy Wilkins (20) to put on solid lower order partnerships, with the visitors squeezing home with eight balls and one wicket to spare.

Bond & Co Maunganui closed the gap on competition leaders Eves Realty Greerton, who sat out the bye. The current Bay of Plenty Cup titleholders were in sizzling form, in reaching 343 for the loss of five wickets, against Craigs Investment Partners Geyser. Long-serving Mount all-rounder Peter Drysdale extended his list of club centuries to twelve, belting 124, which included fourteen 4's and one six. Niven Dovey posted 93 runs in the scorebook with Dominic Crombie chipping in with a half century.

Geyser skipper Cody Fell was the best of his side’s batsmen with a gritty 73 runs, as his team were removed for 158, to give Mount Maunganui a very big 185 run win. Craig Baldry took three wickets at a cost of 41 runs with veteran Tiny Goodin also getting into the action with two Geyser wickets.

Flying Mullett Te Puke's encounter with Generation Homes Lake Taupo was mainly one way traffic, with the visitors taking home an eight wicket win, after bowling the hosts out for 85. Roger Urbahn was the best of the Taupo batsmen with 22 runs, with Bay of Plenty top-order representative batsman Stephen Crossan, hitting 37 runs for the victors.

Bayleys Central Indians, had successful visit to Nicholson Field in Tauranga City when they dispatched Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College, by 64 runs. Nandeera Nawela top scored with 41 in the combined sides 183/9. Tauranga Boys bowler Riley Brady got his name up in lights with four wickets.

Jason Spice batting at nine, top scored with 27 runs as Tauranga Boys were removed for 119. Central Indians skipper Stephen Nicholls led the way taking four wickets with Andrew Gibbs returning 2/20.

BOPCA Bay of Plenty Cup 5 November 2020 - Results

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui 343/4 (P Peter Drysdale 124, Niven Dovey 93, Dominic Crombie 50) defeated Craigs Investment Partners Geyser 158 (Cody Fell 73, Ben Astwood 31; Craig Baldry 3/41)

Bayleys Central Indians 183/9 (Nadeera Nawela 41, Ben Sandford 25; Riley Brady 4/28) defeated Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College 119 (Jason Spice 27. Tim Clarke 23; Stephen Nicholls 4/32, Andrew Gibbs 2/20)

Generation Homes Lake Taupo 85 (Roger Urbahn 22; Hamish Wilde 3/16) lost to Flying Mullet Te Puke 91/2 (Stephen Crossan 37)

Element IMF Cadets 158 (Marcel Collett 33, Donovan Deeble 31; Guy Wilkins 3/21, Ashish Dhameliya 3/46) lost to Papamoa 159/9 (Matt Horne 28, Paul Inglis 27no; Cameron O’Dea 3/23, Mayura Galappaththi 3/31)

Eve's Realty Greerton the bye.

Points Table (Provisional) Greerton 42, Mount Maunganui 42, Te Puke 34, Central Indians 28, Papamoa 24, Cadets 22, Tauranga Boys College 18, Lake Taupo 8, Geyser 6.

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