Ellerslie Cricket Club

Ellerslie 2016/17 Junior Reports: Boys Grade U/18

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Boys Grade U/18

v Kings College 3rd X1 @ Michaels Ave 3a (11 Feb)

Ellerslie: 125-10 in 23 overs (Seth Gupwell 33(21),Taine Wilson 20(23).) LOST against Kings College: 126-7 in 29.4 overs (William Whiteside 3-12, Seth Gupwell 2- 31.) Lost by 3 wickets

Ellerslie won the toss and elected to bat.We lost an early wicket with the score at 18 runs.The Kings College continued to pick up wickets at regular intervals,and by the 10th over the score was 82 for 6.

A rear guard fight back was needed so as to post a score which could give Ellerslie a chance.A bit of cameo batting from No9 batter Taine Wilson(20)saw the final total at 125 all out off 23 overs.

Kings College lost their first wicket at 20 runs,but more wickets were needed for Ellerslie to have any chance of pulling off a surprise win.

A few wickets fell and it was becoming a close,tense game.Kings College lost another 6 wickets,but they eventually reached the target of 126 runs with the loss of 7 wickets off 29.4 overs.A win to Kings College 3rdX1 by 3 wickets.

Performance of the day: William Whiteside 3-12 off 6 overs with 3 maidens

Submitted by: Shane Wilson

Boys Grade U/18

v Kumeu U19A @ One Tree Hill College 1a (17 Dec)

Ellerslie: 148/1 in 13.2 overs (Khalifa Thomas 68(40),Seth Gupwell 51(38).) WON against Kumeu Cricket Club: 142/9 in 33.1 overs (Vivek Gajelli 3-32, Dhananjay Manon 2-12,William Whiteside2-28.)

This was the final of the U19A limited overs game,played at One Tree Hill College.Kumeu won the toss and elected to bat.Kumeu started well lost first wicket at 10 runs,but batted well to get to 20 overs at 82/4.Ellerslie bowled really well and bowled Kumeu out for142.

Ellerslie lost an early wicket,but then Khalil Thomas and Seth Gupwell proceeded to dispatch the ball to all parts of the One Tree Hill field.

Man of the Match Khalifa ended the game on a six.Great win 148/1 off 13.2 overs,great way to end first half of the season.

Performance of the day: Khalifa Thomas 68(40),Dhananjay Manon 5.1 overs ,1 maiden 2-12

Submitted by: Shane Wilson



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