Weekend Round Up
DUTHIE CUP- MATCHDAY FOUR
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARKS
Karaka v Manukau, Massey Park, Karaka Sports Park
Karaka 298/5 (Luke Williamson 105, Sam Huriwai 59, Sam Varcoe 37, JJ Mills 2/44, Dhruvit Patel 2/68) beat Manukau 120 ( Shalen Singh 27, Le-Shur Vermeulen 17 no, Hayden Wark 5/32, Michael Schofield 2/17) by 178 runs.
Pukekohe-Metro v Waiuku, Bledisloe Park, Pukekohe
Waiuku 66 (Blair Lovett 25, Cameron Brown 17, Richard Crosby 5/8, Kurt Barnes 4/9) lost to Pukekohe-Metro 67/2 (Jonathan Keen 49, Simon Lal 9, Cameron Brown 1/6) by eight wickets.
Points (provisional) after four rounds
Karaka 14, Manukau 10, Pukekohe 9, Papakura 5, Waiuku 0
Next Saturday - Duthie Cup Round Five - games start at 11am
Manukau v Pukekohe-Metro, War Memorial Park, Manurewa
Waiuku v Papakura, Massey Park, Waiuku
Santa delivered early to the Karaka Cricket Club. Yesterday they won the Manchester Shield, wrestling the one-day title from Pukekohe and ending their four years of domination.
Pukekohe – Metro finished the round robin in top spot on Saturday, beating Manukau, and it looked as though once again they weren’t going to give anyone else a look-in.
Karaka played what was effectively a semi-final on Saturday and saw off the other Pukekohe-Metro team (by six wickets) at Rosa Birch Park.
They returned to Pukekohe yesterday, this time Bledisloe Park, for the grand finale, and prevailed over the holders by two wickets. Cameron Jerram hit the winning boundary in the 38th over.
Pukekohe-Metro 164/9 (Alistair Massey 38, Arashdeep Pabla 25 no, Michael Neale 4/27, Josh Shackleton 2/34) lost to Karaka 168/8 (Terence Otterson 28, Cody Knight 26, Arashdeep Pabla 3/63) by two wickets.