Chapple Cup 2019
Chapple Cup Results
While there were plenty of very good individual performances the overall results of the Nelson Pine Griffins in the recent Chapple Cup tournament were disappointing.
Nelson begun the tournament on Friday in Napier with a narrow loss to Horowhenua/Kapiti. Chasing an imposing 308/7 Nelson begun the chase encouragingly enough with young Finn Raxworthy scoring a maiden hundred in 121 balls and veteran Greg Hay also going to three figures off just 108 deliveries and including 13 boundaries. At 234 – 1 off 39 overs Nelson were probably favourites to complete the run chase but when Raxworthy was dismissed momentum was lost. Raxworthy and Hay combined for a 187 run second wicket partnership but when Hay also left in the 48th over with still 23 runs required no other batsman was able to complete the job.
The loss relegated Nelson to the Cave Cup (bottom 4) section of the competition where they played Wairarapa. Raxworthy went big again with a second century, this time off 103 balls and including 13 fours and two sixes. He combined with Thomas Zohrab, who finished two shy of his own century, in a 215 run opening partnership. A consistent bowling effort meant that Wairarapa were never in the hunt.
The Cave Cup final on Sunday saw an excellent unbeaten 125 run fifth wicket partnership between Prabodha Arthavidu and Luke Frankland allow Marlborough to ease home with a couple of overs to spare. The Zohrab boys and Greg Hay again looked likely with the bat but as it transpired Nelson
were probably 20 -30 short in this 40 over affair.
Horowhenua/Kapiti 308/7 Andre Halbert 66, Kelsey Fahey 66*, Bailey Te Tomo 62, Jamie Pinfold 28, Chad Law 21, Josh Newport 2/53, Felix Murray 2/56,
Nelson Pine Griffins 296/7 Finn Raxworthy 128, Greg Hay 106, Fraser Bartholomew 3/44, Liam Pinfold 3/59
Horowhenua/Kapiti won by 12 runs
Nelson Pine Griffins 349/5 Finn Raxworthy 114, Thomas Zohrab 98, Greg Hay 51, David Zohrab 27, Josh Simpson 21*, Ethan Childs 3/85
Wairarapa 268 Stefan Hook 56, Brock Price 47, Patrick Gluck 37, John McKenzie 25, Anthony Sprowson 23, Jaco Vorster 20*, Josh Newport 2/28, Simpson 2/30, Ben Stark 2/37, Paddy Howes 2/49
Nelson won by 81 runs
Nelson Pine Griffins 203/8 Thomas Zohrab 57, Paddy Howes 33, Finn Restieaux 28, Greg Hay 27, David Zohrab 20
Marlborough 204/4 Prabodha Arthavidu 82*, Luke Frankland 64*, Ma’ara Ave 34, Josh Newport 2/32
Marlborough won by 6 wickets