DJ Barry Cup glory to Pirates

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WINNERS: Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates players celebrate after winning Poverty Bay club cricket’s DJ Barry Cup for the second time. The Buccaneers defeated Bollywood Stars by 29 runs in the final at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday. A half-century to Dane Thompson and 42 runs to Brad Reynolds anchored Pirates’ 152 runs in the 40-overs clash. They then dismissed the Stars for 123. It is the second time Pirates have won the trophy. The jubilant Pirates team are back row (from left) Allan Nairne (life member), Andrew Ashton, Dan Torrie, Brad Reynolds (vice-captain), Tom Needham, Kevin Hollis (life member), Tayla Hollis, Scott Hollingshead and Aku Smith. Front: David Situ, Dane Thompson, Mitchell Turner (captain), Richie Needham and Wynsley Wrigley (club captain). Pictures by Liam Clayton
GREAT DANE: Pirates allrounder Dane Thompson hits through the onside on his way to 58 runs in the DJ Barry Cup club cricket final at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday. Thompson also claimed two crucial wickets.
Keegan Martin in bowling action for first-season side Stars, who missed out on competition trophy success but picked up a bunch of cups at the Poverty Bay senior prize giving that followed the final.
Cricket Final DJ Barry Cup Pirates v Bollywood Stars - AJ Kumar
Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates vice-captain Brad Reynolds watches the ball on to the bat in his knock of 42 in the DJ Barry Cup club cricket final at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday. Reynolds’ 104-run partnership with man-of-the-match Dane Thompson proved vital as the Buccaneers beat Bollywood Stars by 29 runs.

A MATCH-winning second-wicket partnership from Dane Thompson and Brad Reynolds laid the foundation for Pirates’ DJ Barry Cup 29-run victory over the Stars at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday.

Thompson scored 58 runs off 80 balls, while Reynolds hit 42 off 84 as the pair put on 104 runs in Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates’ modest total of 152 in 37.3 overs.

Thompson then took the man-of-the-match honours with two wickets for 17 runs off six overs as Pirates dismissed Bollywood Stars for 123 in 34.2 overs.

Gisborne Boys’ High School (1) made no contest of the Hope Cup (bottom four) final after posting 308-8 against Campion, who were all out for 50 in 15 overs.

Stars skipper Sam Singh gave his side a great start to the main final when he had opener Andrew Ashton caught behind by Ajay Kumar for three with the score at five.

Thompson and Reynolds took the attack to the bowlers and when Thompson was caught by Keegan Martin off Harry Singh, Pirates were looking good at 109-2.

However, after Reynolds followed three runs later, caught by Kumar off the bowling of Harry Singh, Pirates lost their remaining seven wickets for 40 runs.

Harry Singh and Tushar Balat were the chief wicket-takers with 3-14 and 3-29 respectively.

“I didn’t think 152 was going to be enough,” said Pirates captain Mitchell Turner, who played his part in the win with 3-23 off 10 magnificent overs.

“Dan Torrie taking the wicket of Sam (Singh) for nought was huge for us.”

The Stars had been in control at 53-2. Martin and Gagan Dhingra shared a partnership of 36 and were looking comfortable.

But on 23, Martin was run out and it was 53-3.

With the score at 63, Dhingra was bowled by Torrie for 23.

Sam Singh, the big danger man, came and went without scoring, beaten all ends up by an unplayable delivery by Torrie.

In-form Harry Singh was out for a duck, thanks to a beauty from Turner, and the Stars were in trouble at 66-6.

“We just need a partnership to get us back on track,” Sam Singh said.

Ajay Kumar and Gary Singh answered the call with a 49-run stand as the game swung back in favour of the Stars.

Then came the turning point. Turner threw the ball to Thompson for the 28th over and with his fourth delivery he trapped Kumar leg before wicket for 22 — 115-7.

Two balls later Thompson had Balat caught behind by Shane Hollingshead with no addition to the scoreboard ... 115-8.

University students Thompson and Tom Needham (21) came from Wellington for the game and for Ritchie Needham’s 23rd birthday.

And when Gary Singh was bowled by Tom Needham for 36, it was left to Tom to end the game when he trapped Amit Vyas lbw.

“Defending 152, we knew we had to take big wickets early,” Turner said.

“Keegan being run out was a big turning point, then Dan (Torrie) and Dane taking two wickets in one over put the pressure on the Stars.”

Sam Singh said Ajay Kumar and Gary Singh gave the Stars some hope.

“But Ajay got a good delivery and then when Gary was out it put pressure on the incoming bastman,” he said.

Pirates club captain Wynsley Wrigley said it was good to win a final after losing two last year.

An opening stand of 78 from Ryan Nepe and Korban Harrison-Allen set the platform for Gisborne Boys’ High School’s 308-8 against Campion in the Hope Cup final.

After Harrison-Allen was out for 29, Nepe and skipper Drew Scott took the game away from Campion with a magnificent 95-run partnership.

Nepe, eventually bowled by Matt Naden, scored 74 off 94 balls. He hit 14 fours.

Scott and Jack Faulkner then added 94 more runs before Scott was caught by Mark Naden off the bowling of Tahran Ward. Scott faced 63 balls and hit 15 fours

Peter Kapene and Nepe then ripped through the Campion batting, each taking four wickets.

A MATCH-winning second-wicket partnership from Dane Thompson and Brad Reynolds laid the foundation for Pirates’ DJ Barry Cup 29-run victory over the Stars at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday.

Thompson scored 58 runs off 80 balls, while Reynolds hit 42 off 84 as the pair put on 104 runs in Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates’ modest total of 152 in 37.3 overs.

Thompson then took the man-of-the-match honours with two wickets for 17 runs off six overs as Pirates dismissed Bollywood Stars for 123 in 34.2 overs.

Gisborne Boys’ High School (1) made no contest of the Hope Cup (bottom four) final after posting 308-8 against Campion, who were all out for 50 in 15 overs.

Stars skipper Sam Singh gave his side a great start to the main final when he had opener Andrew Ashton caught behind by Ajay Kumar for three with the score at five.

Thompson and Reynolds took the attack to the bowlers and when Thompson was caught by Keegan Martin off Harry Singh, Pirates were looking good at 109-2.

However, after Reynolds followed three runs later, caught by Kumar off the bowling of Harry Singh, Pirates lost their remaining seven wickets for 40 runs.

Harry Singh and Tushar Balat were the chief wicket-takers with 3-14 and 3-29 respectively.

“I didn’t think 152 was going to be enough,” said Pirates captain Mitchell Turner, who played his part in the win with 3-23 off 10 magnificent overs.

“Dan Torrie taking the wicket of Sam (Singh) for nought was huge for us.”

The Stars had been in control at 53-2. Martin and Gagan Dhingra shared a partnership of 36 and were looking comfortable.

But on 23, Martin was run out and it was 53-3.

With the score at 63, Dhingra was bowled by Torrie for 23.

Sam Singh, the big danger man, came and went without scoring, beaten all ends up by an unplayable delivery by Torrie.

In-form Harry Singh was out for a duck, thanks to a beauty from Turner, and the Stars were in trouble at 66-6.

“We just need a partnership to get us back on track,” Sam Singh said.

Ajay Kumar and Gary Singh answered the call with a 49-run stand as the game swung back in favour of the Stars.

Then came the turning point. Turner threw the ball to Thompson for the 28th over and with his fourth delivery he trapped Kumar leg before wicket for 22 — 115-7.

Two balls later Thompson had Balat caught behind by Shane Hollingshead with no addition to the scoreboard ... 115-8.

University students Thompson and Tom Needham (21) came from Wellington for the game and for Ritchie Needham’s 23rd birthday.

And when Gary Singh was bowled by Tom Needham for 36, it was left to Tom to end the game when he trapped Amit Vyas lbw.

“Defending 152, we knew we had to take big wickets early,” Turner said.

“Keegan being run out was a big turning point, then Dan (Torrie) and Dane taking two wickets in one over put the pressure on the Stars.”

Sam Singh said Ajay Kumar and Gary Singh gave the Stars some hope.

“But Ajay got a good delivery and then when Gary was out it put pressure on the incoming bastman,” he said.

Pirates club captain Wynsley Wrigley said it was good to win a final after losing two last year.

An opening stand of 78 from Ryan Nepe and Korban Harrison-Allen set the platform for Gisborne Boys’ High School’s 308-8 against Campion in the Hope Cup final.

After Harrison-Allen was out for 29, Nepe and skipper Drew Scott took the game away from Campion with a magnificent 95-run partnership.

Nepe, eventually bowled by Matt Naden, scored 74 off 94 balls. He hit 14 fours.

Scott and Jack Faulkner then added 94 more runs before Scott was caught by Mark Naden off the bowling of Tahran Ward. Scott faced 63 balls and hit 15 fours

Peter Kapene and Nepe then ripped through the Campion batting, each taking four wickets.

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