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TPL Review Round 10

TPL Round 10

Saturday heralds the final round of the TPL club cricket competition before the Christmas break.  There are three games in Nelson and one in Blenheim in Round Ten and there is some real jostling for position.

Front runners Car Company Stoke Nayland travel over to Horton Park to take on the Dolphins in Blenheim. The Dolphins had a comprehensive victory last Saturday and are in good form going into this clash.  They are sitting near the top of the table but will be well tested by the consistent Stoke Nayland crew.  They are playing sublime cricket at the moment and although rain curtailed their fixture last Saturday, they will still back themselves to get up in this potentially testing encounter.

ACOB have a wee road trip out to Brightwater to take on the struggling Wanderers/Motueka combined team and will be expecting to pick up maximum points.  They felt they were somewhat robbed by the weather gods the last time these two were drawn to play so will be hoping for the weather forecasters to be correct. Veterans Ruebin Smith and Jake Milton were to the fore for them last week and have both been having stellar seasons.  In contrast Wanderers/Motueka had a capitulation last Saturday and will be working to put the wheels back on the bus.

WTTU put in a solid day at the office last week and will be expecting to build on the momentum they gained as they invite the Falcons to Jubilee Park.  Skipper Sam Baxendine was nigh on unplayable and Joey O’Connor is gaining more consistency in his game and scoring some big runs.  The Falcons will try to put their last dismal performance behind them but the likes of Matthew Stretch and Chris Turkington will have been embarrassed by their last performance and should bounce back.

Nelson College head to Victory Square to challenge Wakatu.  The schoolboys batting is a little bit hit and miss at the moment with inconsistency being the only constant.  Young Jacob Walters looked like a real talent and is worth keeping an eye out for.  Lanky quick Jarrod Mckay is in great nick with the ball and will be seeking a bit of bounce on the usually docile Victory Square deck.  Campbell McLean is putting in constantly solid performance for the home team, but apart from him they are battling away. 

All matches begin at 11:30 am


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