Strike rates high for Colts and Campion

File picture

IT was Twenty20 cricket with intensity.

Five Gisborne Boys’ High School players had strike rates of 100-plus as the Colts beat Gisborne Girls’ High School by 132 runs and Campion College recorded a 115-run win against the Poverty Bay boys’ primary team in Wednesday’s C Grade games at Nelson Park.

Boys’ High vice-captain Matthew Foster (43 runs retired off 20 balls, from No.1), his opening partner Nathan Trowell (29 retired off 20), second drop Cohen Loffler (37 from 18), No.5 Travis O’Rourke (36 from 19) and DJ Penfold (21 off 15 at No.7 in the order) all batted superbly as Boys’ High posted 205-5.

“Our batsmen stepped up today,” said Colts captain Daniel Stewart.

“They looked to score, then we bowled and fielded well. It was great to watch.”

Girls’ High coach Mel Knight was also impressed: “The boys’ running between wickets was excellent.

“For us, Kayley Knight (2-32 off four overs) bowled well in her second spell and Rubi Perano (39 from 24 balls, including eight boundaries at No.4) batted superbly.”

Perano hit every short ball bowled to her through square leg for four. No.2 Bayleigh Colbert (16 off 14 balls) was also in good form.

The women were bowled out for 73 in 10.3 overs.

First-change seamer Trowell took 3-4 off two overs, Mohammed Farook (1-20 off two) made a successful return to cricket and fellow off-spinner Stewart (1-7 off 1.3) closed the innings when wicketkeeper Cohen Loffler ran back to catch Kayley Knight off a top edge.

Blake Marshall is a talented cricketer.

The 14-year-old all-rounder top-scored with 36 retired, off 20 balls, in Campion’s 192-2 against the primary boys, then took 2-11 off two overs with the ball.

Hard-hitting first drop Liam Spring (32 from 20, retired) and No.2 Liam Barbier (25 retired, off 20 balls) gave Marshall great support with the bat, while teammate Luke Hurlstone (2-8 off two overs) was later Campion’s best bowler.

The primary team were dismissed for 77 in 14 overs. Dylan Foster (18 from No.4) was their best batsman.

Campion captain Max Briant said: “Our bowling attack got us off to a good start and we fielded well. That set the tone.”

In Wednesday’s C Grade games next week, Gisborne Boys’ High School play the primary reps and Campion College meet Gisborne Girls’ High School.

IT was Twenty20 cricket with intensity.

Five Gisborne Boys’ High School players had strike rates of 100-plus as the Colts beat Gisborne Girls’ High School by 132 runs and Campion College recorded a 115-run win against the Poverty Bay boys’ primary team in Wednesday’s C Grade games at Nelson Park.

Boys’ High vice-captain Matthew Foster (43 runs retired off 20 balls, from No.1), his opening partner Nathan Trowell (29 retired off 20), second drop Cohen Loffler (37 from 18), No.5 Travis O’Rourke (36 from 19) and DJ Penfold (21 off 15 at No.7 in the order) all batted superbly as Boys’ High posted 205-5.

“Our batsmen stepped up today,” said Colts captain Daniel Stewart.

“They looked to score, then we bowled and fielded well. It was great to watch.”

Girls’ High coach Mel Knight was also impressed: “The boys’ running between wickets was excellent.

“For us, Kayley Knight (2-32 off four overs) bowled well in her second spell and Rubi Perano (39 from 24 balls, including eight boundaries at No.4) batted superbly.”

Perano hit every short ball bowled to her through square leg for four. No.2 Bayleigh Colbert (16 off 14 balls) was also in good form.

The women were bowled out for 73 in 10.3 overs.

First-change seamer Trowell took 3-4 off two overs, Mohammed Farook (1-20 off two) made a successful return to cricket and fellow off-spinner Stewart (1-7 off 1.3) closed the innings when wicketkeeper Cohen Loffler ran back to catch Kayley Knight off a top edge.

Blake Marshall is a talented cricketer.

The 14-year-old all-rounder top-scored with 36 retired, off 20 balls, in Campion’s 192-2 against the primary boys, then took 2-11 off two overs with the ball.

Hard-hitting first drop Liam Spring (32 from 20, retired) and No.2 Liam Barbier (25 retired, off 20 balls) gave Marshall great support with the bat, while teammate Luke Hurlstone (2-8 off two overs) was later Campion’s best bowler.

The primary team were dismissed for 77 in 14 overs. Dylan Foster (18 from No.4) was their best batsman.

Campion captain Max Briant said: “Our bowling attack got us off to a good start and we fielded well. That set the tone.”

In Wednesday’s C Grade games next week, Gisborne Boys’ High School play the primary reps and Campion College meet Gisborne Girls’ High School.

Your email address will not be published. Comments will display after being approved by a staff member. Comments may be edited for clarity.

Poll

  • Voting please wait...
    Your vote has been cast. Reloading page...
    Do you agree that ratepayers in the city and on the Flats should subsidise some of the spending on rural roads in the district?

    See also:
    April 21 editorial, The local share of roads spending