Stewart's 50 highlight as Bay go down

BOWL IT AGAIN SAM: Poverty Bay bowler Sam Patterson hits the crease in a Northern Districts secondary schoolboys clash with Northland at Harry Barker Reserve yesterday. The northerners proved too good, winning the 50-over game by nine wickets. Picture by Liam Clayton

PAUL Stewart continued his strong form for Poverty Bay in the Northern Districts secondary schoolboys tournament at Harry Barker Reserve yesterday.

Unfortunately, Stewart’s knock of 50 wasn’t enough to prevent the home side from losing their third successive game.

After going down in their two twenty20 games on Monday, the Bay were beaten by Northland in the first of two 50-over matches.

The home side played Waikato Valley in the bottom-four semifinals today — another 50-over clash.

Bay captain Drew Scott won the toss yesterday and elected to bat first. It was decision that backfired as his side lost four wickets for 39 runs and were eventually dismissed for 124 in 39.4 overs.

Sam Webb (three wickets for nine runs) and Sean West (3-33) did the damage with the ball for the northerners.

Stewart, who took 4-5 with the ball against Bay of Plenty Lakelands on Monday, topscored for Poverty Bay.

He faced 98 deliveries and hit five fours in his half-century. The Gisborne Boys’ High student showed a lot of patience but lacked support.

Northland reached their winning target for the loss of just one wicket.

Openers Luke Trigg and Lewis Miller put on 80 runs before Trigg was run out by Matt Hudson for 41 (off 46 balls), including five fours.

Miller carried his bat with an unbeaten 58 from 78 balls. He hit six fours.

Counties Manukau and Bay of Plenty Coastlands were the only two unbeaten teams going into today’s semifinals.

PAUL Stewart continued his strong form for Poverty Bay in the Northern Districts secondary schoolboys tournament at Harry Barker Reserve yesterday.

Unfortunately, Stewart’s knock of 50 wasn’t enough to prevent the home side from losing their third successive game.

After going down in their two twenty20 games on Monday, the Bay were beaten by Northland in the first of two 50-over matches.

The home side played Waikato Valley in the bottom-four semifinals today — another 50-over clash.

Bay captain Drew Scott won the toss yesterday and elected to bat first. It was decision that backfired as his side lost four wickets for 39 runs and were eventually dismissed for 124 in 39.4 overs.

Sam Webb (three wickets for nine runs) and Sean West (3-33) did the damage with the ball for the northerners.

Stewart, who took 4-5 with the ball against Bay of Plenty Lakelands on Monday, topscored for Poverty Bay.

He faced 98 deliveries and hit five fours in his half-century. The Gisborne Boys’ High student showed a lot of patience but lacked support.

Northland reached their winning target for the loss of just one wicket.

Openers Luke Trigg and Lewis Miller put on 80 runs before Trigg was run out by Matt Hudson for 41 (off 46 balls), including five fours.

Miller carried his bat with an unbeaten 58 from 78 balls. He hit six fours.

Counties Manukau and Bay of Plenty Coastlands were the only two unbeaten teams going into today’s semifinals.

Day 2 results: Poverty Bay 124 (P Stewart 50; S West 3-33, S Webb 3-9) lost to Northland 125-1 (L Miller 58, L Trigg 41) by 9 wickets.

Waikato Valley 309-4 (E Sclater 85, R Sakurano-Thomas 82, J Devane 59, J Russ 31; G Ott 2-57) defeated ND Invitation 191-7 (S Singh 57, T Bettelheim 37, J Sahota 21) by 118 runs.

Bop Coastlands 252-9 (Ben Pomare 55, M Leef 65, B M Collett 27, D Price 25, C Riley 25; N Fitzgerald 3-32, J Gifford 2-28) def Hamilton 117-9 (C Burgess 21; C Riley 2-16, F Lellman 2-9 ,C Baldry 2-21) by 135 runs.

Counties Manukau 257 (H Dickson 58, M Craigen 56, C Murray 46; B Wiggins 2-20, CS Scott-Moore 2-39, J Nieuwoudt 2-43) def Bop Lakelands 206 (R Neves 61, C Tupaea 33; M Marconi 4-46, S Cochrane 2-49) by
Top-4 semifinals: BoP Coastlands v Northland, Hamilton v Counties Manukau

Bottom-4 semifinals: Waikato Valley v Poverty Bay, ND Invitation fo BoP Lakelands.

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