1st XI Vs St Kent's
The grudge match between our Gold and Maroon teams was always going to be a competitive match.
King’s Maroon batted first and were sitting in a good position at 58-2 off 22, from there thanks to quick fire 50 from Misha Craig they were able to put up a very competitive total of 185/7 off their 45 overs.
In reply King’s Gold knew someone in the top four needed to anchor the innings and duly came to the party with a great knock of 79 not out and thanks to some late hitting from Jack Beveridge reached the total in the 40th over for the loss of 4 wickets.
Both teams should be proud of their efforts.
Batting (Maroon)- M. Craig 57, (Gold) M. Chaplin 79
Bowling (Maroon)- J. Olliver 1-13 (Gold) L. Smith 2-27
Senior A vs Mt Roskill
Max Woodhams won the toss and decided to bowl, which had a large outfield cloaked in dew.
Needless to say, none of the bowlers had control over a slippery ball and most conceded wides.
MRGS, started strong with one of their players making 50. The young man in question had scored his half century in 12 overs – a good effort indeed.
From there Senior A took 4 wickets to slow the run rate.
MRGS scored 153. Max Woodhams, as keeper, effected 2 stumpings off medium pace bowlers.
Batting, Stefann Markram and Spencer Church started cautiously buy slowly upped the tempo.
Spencer made 23. Just when Stefann was about to score his second 50 in as many weeks he was run out pushing for a single.
Tani Henwood was also run out, for 10 which allowed Flynn Poskit to swipe his first delivery over long on (about 65 m) for 6.
He was bowled next ball. Max Woodhams scored 19* of a dozen deliveries and Xavier Wallace 4 off 2.
With 4 ball remaining, MRGS conceded 4 byes thus gifting a win to Senior A in the last over.
Mount Roskill Grammar School 153/4 in 20 overs lost to King’s College Senior A 154/5 in 19.3 overs.
Colts 1 vs Westlake
King’s bowled first and picked up an early wicket in the 2nd over thanks to Liam Denny.
From there Westlake put on a 70-run partnership and worked their way to 92-4 off 27 overs.
From there it was all King’s as the bowlers kept picking up regular wickets to dismiss Westlake for 132 in 43 overs.
In reply King’s knew run rate wasn’t an issue but keeping wickets intact was.
However we got off to a tough start at 16-3. But a fighting partnership between James and Liam got us to 84 and although we lost a few more wickets we were able to get the total in the 37th over for the loss of 7 wickets, a great win.
Bowling Stats: J. Wallis 2-18
Batting Stats: J. Nelson 42, L. Denny 41.
Colts 2 Westlake
King’s won the toss and decided to bowl first.
This proved to work in Westlake’s favour as their opening batsmen put on 137 for the first wicket, from there Westlake were able to continue their aggressive nature and score 228 off their 45 overs.
To the credit of the boys they never stopped trying with the ball and in the field.
In reply we just lost too many wickets early and Westlake pounced on that bowling us out 57.
Another tough day for the boys but their attitudes were great.
Bowling Stats: M. Chitty 2-23
Batting Stats: K. Peddanti 11
Year 9 Colts vs Westlake
Our latest Year 9 NZCT game was played on artificial turf at Silverdale.
Westlake Boys won the toss and elected to bat.
After the initial 5 overs, the Kings Boys started to restrict the runs with tight fielding and excellent bowling.
The spinners lead by Zac Nathan, Ed Irvine and Scott Illerbrun made life very difficult for the West Lake batters.
At the end of their innings, they managed a score of 166. We felt this was an attainable target provided we kept wickets at hand.
In our reply, our run chase got off to a slow start. But more importantly, our wickets were kept intact.
From the 7 over, Morgan Tapper and later on Alex Hawkins played a very dedicated innings and were very watchful not to lose their wickets.
After the drinks break (20th over), both Morgan and Alex started to accelerate with regards to the run rate and we managed to go pass the target with 4 overs to go.
Overall a very good win for King’s College.
Junior B (Year 10) vs St Peter’s
King’s batted first and got off to a decent start with 31 for the first partnership. However King’s couldn’t capitalise on the good fast start and lost regular wickets and St Peter’s were able to reduce us to 103 off our 20 overs.
In reply St Peter’s got off to a fast start and were able to hold it through the innings without losing wickets chasing down the total in 13 overs.
Batting Stats: Oliver 19, Bailey 17
Bowling Stats: Oliver 1-22
Junior B (Year 9) vs Auckland Grammar
King’s batted first and lost some early wickets, however thanks to some extras from the opposition and some late order hitting King’s were able to reach 115 all out in 17 overs.
In reply King’s bowlers all worked hard to restrict AGS, and were able to get them 7 down, but unfortunately AGS were able to get to the total in the last over.
Batting: S. Bhatnagar 13, G. Sinclair 11
Bowling: B. Cettina 2-13, G Sinclair 2-11.
King’s lost by 3 wickets.