Cricket: Cumming guides Green Island to win

Green Island 287/7 beat Carisbrook-Dunedin 228

Otago captain Craig Cumming underlined his class with a century and a four-wicket bag to guide Green Island to a 59-run win over Carisbrook-Dunedin.

Cumming scored his second consecutive century for the club, this time posting 110 including eight sixes and three fours. He shared in a 93-run opening stand with Hamish Rutherford (49) who is also having a good start to the summer.

Having set a platform to help Green Island reach 287 for seven, Cumming then struck with the ball to remove both openers - Otago team-mate Greg Todd for 31 and Kieran Eathorne for 13.

Tony McEntyre (29) and Sean Eathorne (48) led the fightback, and Otago all-rounder Warren McSkimming whacked 62 before he fell victim to Cumming.

Cumming finished with 46 from eight overs and had good support from Mark Joyce who snaffled three for 46 from nine overs as Carisbrook-Dunedin's chase ran out of momentum.


Albion 181 beat Kaikorai 75 at Culling Park

Albion made it three wins from three matches with a comfortable 106-run win over Kaikorai at Culling Park.

Spin bowler Nick Beard took three for six from three overs to help seal the win, but Nick Cape and Jeremy Medlin conspired to remove the top four and were arguably the pick of the bowlers with two wickets apiece.

Albion posted a modest total of 181, with Shaun Haig (24) and Nathan King (32) rebuilding the innings after the early loss of opener Jamie Glenn with the score on eight.

Mark Craig top-scored with 41 and shared in a 64-run stand for the fifth wicket with Byron Gill (25).

Charlie Hendry bowled well for Kaikorai, taking three for 24 from 10 overs, but his efforts were undermined by a dismal batting effort from his team-mates.

Kaikorai bumbled its way to a paltry 75. Extras, tellingly, was the biggest contributor with 19. Only one batsman made double figures, with Willie Brittian scoring 17.


Taieri 254/9 beat North East Valley 167 at Memorial Park

Taieri posted its first win this season with a 87-run win over North East Valley.

Having won the toss, Taieri elected to bat but stumbled losing both openers relatively cheaply. Half centuries from Jarrod Waldron (54) and Nic Turner (68) enabled Taieri to reach 254 for nine.

Both Waldron and Turner hit five fours and a six in their innings and Mark Beer chipped in with a solid knock of 32.

Simon Murley bowled a tight 10-over spell taking two for 32 and Simon Badger took three for 58 from 10 overs.

Otago middle-order batsman Neil Broom took two wickets but his 10 overs cost 72 runs. And he missed out with the bat, scoring just 10 before he was trapped lbw.

Several Valley batsmen got starts - Nick Fitzgerald 30, Anthony Wilkinson 30 and Gary Paine 26 - but Taieri kept the pressure up by taking regular wickets.

Beer and Jason Jones picked up two each, and Waldron helped mop up the tail with three for 12 from an impressive seven-over spell to complete a memorable day for the all-rounder.


University-Grange 203/9 beat Pelichet Bay 170 at the Oval

Off-spinner Will Somerville and wicketkeeper Michael Bracewell combined for three stumpings to help University-Grange hold on for a 33-run win over Pelichet Bay.

Batting first, Grange reached 203 for nine thanks to a fine innings by Otago left-arm bowler Craig Smith.

Smith, a right-handed batsman, hit seven fours in an innings of 74. Together with Mark Collie (42), the pair added 86 for the fifth wicket. Somerville made a valuable 28 batting at No 8 to guide his side past 200.

Jason Cleland took three for 18 from 10 overs and Daniel Ford was equally impressive taking one for 15 from 10 overs.

Pelichet Bay made a promising beginning to its chase, with Otago opener Leighton Morgan scoring 24 and Sean Neale 30. But Morgan was undone when Somerville enticed the batsman out of his crease. Bracewell completed the first of his three stumpings off Somerville's bowling. He also took two catches, finishing with five dismissals for the match.

Former Black Cap Ian Butler kept the chase on track but was bowled one short of a half century by Smith, and when Ford was stumped on 20 the innings petered out.

 

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