Southern teams prospering at NZCT Junior Boys Cup

Two South Island teams lead their respective pools following the first completed day of the NZCT Junior Boys Cup at Manawaroa Park in Palmerston North. With the two previous days having been washed out, day three saw two rescheduled Twenty20 rounds played out.

Christchurch Boys’ High School holds the slenderest of leads in Pool A, thanks to a superior net run-rate over their afternoon opponents, Hamilton Boys’ High School. Following victories for both sides in round one, they then played out a thrilling tie, with both teams making 82 with the bat. Sacred Heart was the other team to pick up a victory, triumphing over New Plymouth Boys’ High School by four runs. Christchurch Boys, Hamilton Boys and Sacred Heart all still have a chance to finish top seed. 

In Pool B Otago Boys’ High School all but guaranteed themselves a place in the Trophy match tomorrow afternoon with victories over both Napier Boys’ High School and Tauranga Boys’ College. They will now face third placed Hutt International Boys’ School tomorrow morning, who will need a big win to take the top seed, while Napier too are in with a chance.

Tom Renouf of Tauranga Boys’ College picked up the highest score of the day, making a sharp 50 from 49 deliveries. There were plenty of bowling performances of note, with Christchurch Boys’ High School’s Jamie Thiele taking four for ten and Napier Boys’ High School’s Liam Galbraith snaring four for 11.


Pool A round one
New Plymouth Boys’ High School, 105-7, 20 overs (J Borrell 41, K Boshier 26; J Thiele 4/10) LOST to Christchurch Boys’ High School, 107-6, 19 overs (B Donkers 35; K Boshier 2/12).
Sacred Heart College, 107-5, 20 overs (D Phillips 31, J Turner 25; B Gaylor 2/18) LOST to Hamilton Boys High School, 108-4, 18.3 overs (L Calnon 32, B Gaylor 26).

Pool B round one

Hutt International Boys’ School, 108-7, 20 overs (R Ravindra 25; J Turner 3/25) BEAT Tauranga Boys’ College, 107-6, 20 overs (T Renouf 50; D Wooldridge 1/7).
Napier Boys’ High School, 93-8, 20 overs (J Dresser 25; C McAuslan 2/18) LOST to Otago Boys’ High School, 96-5, 16.4 overs (C McAuslan 34, T Bayly 24*; L Galbraith 4/11).

Pool A round two
Christchurch Boys’ High School, 82-9, 20 overs (S Heard 32; W Ferrar 3/16, M Gabolinscy 3/10) TIED with Hamilton Boys’ High School, 82 all out, 19.4 overs (L Calnon 28; B Donkers 3/13).
Sacred Heart College, 86-7, 20 overs (D Phillips 32; J Borrell 3/17) BEAT New Plymouth Boys’ High School, 82-6, 20 overs (J Borrell 26; G Witiana 3/22, T Tapsell 2/9).

Pool B round two
Tauranga Boys’ College, 72-8, 20 overs (B Campbell 22; J Pryde 3/12) LOST to Otago Boys’ High School, 77-5, 19.1 overs (C McAuslan 23, J Miller 19*; J Oakley 2/12).
Napier Boys’ High School, 107-6, 20 overs (M Thompson 40, W Tremain 20; C Hewson 2/7) BEAT Hutt International Boys’ School, 104 all out, 19.4 overs (R Ravindra 40; D Sharplin 3/14, N Hutton 2/15).

Points table:

Pool A
Christchurch Boys’ High School              3
Hamilton Boys’ High School                   3
Sacred Heart College                             2
New Plymouth Boys’ High School          0

Pool B
Otago Boys’ High School                     4
Napier Boys’ High School                    2         
Hutt International Boys’ School             2
Tauranga Boys’ College                        0

Schedule 21 March

Pool A

9:00am Christchurch Boys' High School v Sacred Heart College
9:00am New Plymouth Boys’ High School v Hamilton Boys’ High School

Pool B
9:00am Tauranga Boys’ College v Napier Boys’ High School
9:00am Hutt International Boys’ School v Otago Boys' High School

Afternoon Playoffs
1:00pm Pool A (1) v Pool B (1)
1:00pm Pool A (2) v Pool B (2)
1:00pm Pool A (3) v Pool B (3)
1:00pm Pool A (4) v Pool B (4)

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