King's Made to Graft in a Rain-Reduced Match

  • Liston College 97 for 9 (36 overs)
  • King’s College 98 for 3 (28 overs)

In a match reduced to 36 overs before any play began, King's won the toss and put Liston College in to bat. Conditions were conducive to swing bowling and the King's pacemen picked up regular wickets with the best Liston partnership being 20 runs. Jordan van Riele and William St John grabbed 3 wickets each and William Boyden chipped in with 2. Liston struggled to reach 97 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 36 overs. Jordan van Riele proved most difficult for the visitors to score off and often beat the bat with his pace and swing.

Tight and lively bowling from Liston ensured that King's would fight hard for victory, which was achieved for the loss of 3 wickets in 28 overs. A composed and mature knock from Tristan Payle, who fell agonisingly short of a deserved half-century whilst going for a needless single, ensured that King's scored the required runs with minimal damage. Gray Hardy and Callum Douglas spent valuable time in the middle in building up match-winning partnerships with the skipper. After Sam Wilson fell in the 6th over, Gray Hardy and Tristan Payle combined for 36 runs. When Gray Hardy was dismissed in the 16th over, Callum Douglas batted with extreme maturity and care to prevent any chance of a collapse.

Much tougher encounters lie ahead with the first of them being away to Saint Kentigern College on Friday (Waitangi Day).

G Hardy 14
T Payle 48
W St John 0 not out
S Wilson 5
C Douglas 9 not out

DNB: F Salmon, W Boyden, F Ross, W MacCulloch, J van Riele, C Mabin, M Ratnayake

J van Riele 7-3-6-3
W St John 8-1-23-3
F Ross 5-2-7-0 
W MacCulloch 1-0-4-0 
M Ratnayake 7-1-22-0
C Douglas 1-0-5-0
W Boyden 5-0-21-2
C Mabin 2-0-6-0