Stars tame Broncos as Colts impress

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There was class on show.

Round 2 of the Junior Colts 30-overs cricket league saw good bowling, fine batsmanship and superb fielding in equal parts.

Bollywood Stars defended 203-4, bowling Eastland Broncos out for 151 in 22.3 overs for a 52-run victory.

Stars first-drop Liam Spring struck seven boundaries in a 36-ball 50 after No.1 Liam Barbier (36 off 34 balls) and opening partner Kayley Knight (32 from 37) had set a busy tone.

No.4 Matt Foster, with 34 off 32, was the Stars’ third batsman to score at better than a run a ball.

Foster, Barbier and Spring all retired.

The Broncos two wicket-takers were Luke Hurlstone (1-17 off 5 overs including a maiden over) and fellow right-arm seamer Cohen Loffler (1-26 off 4).

In response, left-handed opener Te Reimana Gray hit three boundaries and a six in a quality innings of 28 retired from 30 balls — the Broncos’ best individual effort.

Off-spinner Spring (2-9 off 2.3), leg-spinner Barbier (1-18 off 3), medium-pacers Knight (1-21 off 3) and Foster (1-24 off 5) were great value with the ball for the Stars.

“The boys’ are starting to find their feet, this being their second go in 30-over cricket after the T15 games,” said Poverty Bay men’s senior wicketkeeper/batsman Bruce Kerr.

“Hopefully they keep this standard of improvement going.”

Poverty Bay senior left-arm orthodox spinner Matt Crampton was similarly impressed.

“I saw very smart cricket and some lovely shots played,” he said. “The bowlers, too, were outstanding.”

There was class on show.

Round 2 of the Junior Colts 30-overs cricket league saw good bowling, fine batsmanship and superb fielding in equal parts.

Bollywood Stars defended 203-4, bowling Eastland Broncos out for 151 in 22.3 overs for a 52-run victory.

Stars first-drop Liam Spring struck seven boundaries in a 36-ball 50 after No.1 Liam Barbier (36 off 34 balls) and opening partner Kayley Knight (32 from 37) had set a busy tone.

No.4 Matt Foster, with 34 off 32, was the Stars’ third batsman to score at better than a run a ball.

Foster, Barbier and Spring all retired.

The Broncos two wicket-takers were Luke Hurlstone (1-17 off 5 overs including a maiden over) and fellow right-arm seamer Cohen Loffler (1-26 off 4).

In response, left-handed opener Te Reimana Gray hit three boundaries and a six in a quality innings of 28 retired from 30 balls — the Broncos’ best individual effort.

Off-spinner Spring (2-9 off 2.3), leg-spinner Barbier (1-18 off 3), medium-pacers Knight (1-21 off 3) and Foster (1-24 off 5) were great value with the ball for the Stars.

“The boys’ are starting to find their feet, this being their second go in 30-over cricket after the T15 games,” said Poverty Bay men’s senior wicketkeeper/batsman Bruce Kerr.

“Hopefully they keep this standard of improvement going.”

Poverty Bay senior left-arm orthodox spinner Matt Crampton was similarly impressed.

“I saw very smart cricket and some lovely shots played,” he said. “The bowlers, too, were outstanding.”

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