The chase was done inside eight overs. All images MBUTCHER

Texans take 10-wicket win

NZCT National Club Cricket Championship 2019

Cornwall Cricket Club, Auckland

2-7 April 2019

ROUND ONE

Napier Technical Old Boys defeated Greerton by 10 wickets

Scorecard

Napier Technical Old Boys have made a power start to their NZCT National Club Championship defence with a 10-wicket opening round win over Tauranga's Greerton that was over before the lunch dishes had been put away.

Bowling first on the Cornwall number one ground after a slightly delayed start (the ground draining well after the previous day's heavy rain), the “Texans” took advantage of early swing and ended up rolling Greerton for just 71 in 31.1 overs.


Jayden Lennox picked up 2-6 off 7.1 overs. MBUTCHER

Captain Liam Rukuwai put himself on an early hat-trick that was averted by number four Brett Hampton before he, too, departed cheaply.

Morten Freer would also put himself on an unconverted hat-trick later on in the innings. With a top individual offering of just 18, Greerton was simply never in the contest.



Freer finished with 4-11 off his six overs and Rukuwai, Todd Watson and Jayden Lennox (2-6 off his 7.1 overs) each picked up a brace.

Brett Hampton opening the attack for Greerton. MBUTCHER

Opening batsmen Christian Leopard and Matt Edmondson were in no mood to waste time in the chase and bashed their way to the target in just 7.4 overs for a handsome start to the defence of their crown.

Matt Edmondson hits a six. MBUTCHER

NTOB may be in for a tougher match tomorrow, however, when they meet competitive Eastern Suburbs on the number two ground. All matches are free admission and live-scored at nzc.nz

NZCT National Club Cricket Championship

Cornwall Cricket Club, Auckland

2-7 April 2019

Round Two

10am, Wednesday 3 April 2019

  • St Albans v Parnell, Cornwall Park Number One
  • Napier Technical Old Boys v Eastern Suburbs, Cornwall Park Number Two
  • Green Island v Greerton, Cornwall Park Number Three

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