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TPL – Round 2 review

Weather has Final say

All three TPL cricket fixtures were abandoned because of persistent rain by 3:30 pm on Saturday.  Two of the three games were quite well advanced as ACOB and Marlborough Falcons were both in very strong positions.  The third match up between the Marlborough Dolphins and WTTU was more evenly balanced.

At Victory Square, the new opening batting combination of Joe O’Connor and Tom Ingham had given WTTU a rollicking start.  Ingham bludgeoned two sixes and O’Connor one as the pair took the attack to the visitors’ new ball bowling attack.  Josh Poole and spinner Jerrym Lamb took three wickets between them for the Dolphins to bring back the run rate and to create some sort of parity in the match before the weather intervened.

WTTU                    62/3       Joe O’Connor 27, Tom Ingham 23, Josh Poole 2/7


DRAW (Rain)


Wakatu produced their second impotent batting display in a row as ACOB were deprived of a seemingly certain victory at Botanics.  The mercurial Thomas Zohrab led the way as he had the outstanding figures of four wickets for six runs from six overs. Zohrab was well supported by Matt Eden with the ball and a couple of run outs, one an outstanding effort by an athletic Albie Murray, which had reduced the Wakatu innings to something of a train wreck. Nine of their 23 runs came from extras and they will have been relieved by the onset of the rain.

Wakatu                23/8       Thomas Zohrab 4/6, Matt Eden 2/14


DRAW (Rain)


Likewise, Nelson College would have been happy with the respite as a result of the weather at Ngawhatu.  Although they had recovered slightly thanks to twins Jonty and Finn Raxworthy, the schoolboys got off to a disastrous start.  They lost their first five wickets for a paltry 14 runs. For Falcons Sam Boyce had the incredible figures of five wickets for one run off his first six overs but his next two leaked nine runs.  Like ACOB, Falcons will have felt somewhat cheated by the inclement weather.

Nelson College  37/5       Sam Boyce 5/10


DRAW (Rain)


NELSON, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 27: 50 Over Cricket ACOB v Wakatu on October 27 2018 in Nelson, New Zealand. (Photo by: Evan Barnes Shuttersport Limited)


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