1st XI vs Takapuna Grammar
Takapuna batted very conservatively after winning the toss and wicket retention was their key focus. They managed to lose just one wicket by the 2nd drinks break. After drinks they tried to push on but King’s expected this and pounced at every opportunity. Wickets fell regularly in the 3rdsession until the visitors were eventually dismissed in the final over for 123 runs.
M Abbas 2/22; L Anderson 3/20; H Hill 3/18;
In response King’s got off to a brisk start and maintained a high run rate to overhaul the target in the 23rd over.
M Abbas 67 (retired); N Robinson 43 (retired); D Gallage 6 not out; O Madaan 1 not out
King’s won by 10 wickets
2nd XI vs Auckland Grammar 3rd XI
King’s 2nd XI got off to a great start in Term 4 by dismantling Auckland Grammar 3rd XI. King’s chose to bowl first in overcast conditions and as the first ball was about to be bowled, the rain came down and reduced the game to 30 overs. However it didn’t faze the boys and they were able to collect regular wickets and take their catches to dismiss Auckland Grammar for 104. In reply Max and Harry put on a 90 run partnership to secure a comfortable 8 wicket win
Bowling Stats: Ben Dunlop 2-15 & Ben McCutcheon 2-20
Batting Stats: Max Chaplin 45* & Harry Sinclair 27
Colts 1 vs Westlake
King’s lost the toss on a fresh grass wicket and were on the ropes early. Some good bowling from Westlake had us 50/5, however some defiant batting from Ben Heron (24) and some support from Liam Denny saw us reach 98 all out. In reply we knew early wickets were needed and they came in the shape of Harrison Waymouth (5-23). All the other bowlers chipped in and we were able to score a great win bowling Westlake out for 83 in reply.
Batting stat: Ben Heron 24
Bowling: Harrison Waymouth 5-23.
King’s won by 17 runs.
Colts 2 vs Rosmini
We won a toss and fielded 1st- kept the Rosies at 1st break to 23 for 2 with tight bowling from our openers Webby - 1/9 off 4, Joe - 0/4/4, Josh H - 0/10/3 Jack - 1/4/3 At the end the Rossies made 122 all out.
Best Bowling:Justin - 2/17 off 8, Woody - 2/25 off 9, Will - 2/17 off 3
We batted without established openers BUT Stefann and Justin had sound defensive techniques and punish the bad ones - thats exactly what they did. By the 1st break we were 47 NO just 3 runs short of our usual target We ended our Inns on 124 for 4 in the 37th over - a well planned and executed win.
Stefann - a well compiled 21 with Justin 15 seeing off their volatile bowlers. A knock of 16 from Woody with James Bamford hitting 24 NO and well supported by our fielding maestro Priddy with 17
As I always say - preserve your wickets. This Team is very young and inexperienced with Woody, Priddy, Webby, Josh, Max and Callum the experienced ones BUT we can improve and make things better if we ALL do the basics
King’s won by 6 wickets
Colts 3 vs Howick
The first game of Term 4 was against Howick College, who were the previous winners of the league. So it was a good game to see how we will d for the rest of the season.
Having lost the toss, Kings College batted first and lost 2 wickets in the first 2 overs. However, James Fulton and Ben Tapper rescued the innings with a decent partnership that lasted 15 overs. James (who won the man of the match) made his first half century for the year in Kings colours. The total batting score was 136 for the loss of 8 wickets. What was pleasing was that the team batted the entire 40 overs.
Unfortunately the score was inadequate against a very good Howick College side. The succeeded in getting the required runs within 19 overs. Although we started with a loss, there were several encouraging factors that we will be able to take into the future games.
Batting: James Fulton 53 & Matt Chitty 22
Bowling: Jeremy Ooi 1-27 off 3 overs
Howick won by 9 wickets.
Junior B1 vs Junior B2
The battle between our two junior sides was always going to loads of fun for the players. Due to a few students being unavailable we had to mix the team’s up to make sure we had the right numbers in each team. Junior B1 was able to put on 100 off their 20 overs and in reply Junior B2 scored 83, really good effort from both teams.
Junior B1 won by 17 runs.