Cricket: Cumming key in Green Island win

• Green Island 273 for nine beat Kaikorai 190 at Sunnyvale

Otago opener and captain Craig Cumming continued his bright start to the club summer with a century to help Green Island beat Kaikorai by 83 runs on Saturday.

Cumming scored 125, including 10 fours and five sixes. He featured in a 77-run opening stand with Hamish Rutherford (35) and a 125-run stand for the second wicket with Jordan Sheed (35) to help his side reach 273 for nine.

Craig Sneddon was the most effective of the Kaikorai bowlers, with three for 40, and Will Deerness picked up three for 44.

Sneddon was also handy with the bat, top-scoring for Kaikorai with 55 in a promising ninth-wicket stand with Jason Glover (36). But Kaikorai's run chase faltered early and it never seriously threatened to overhaul the target.

Mark Joyce took his 250th wicket for the seniors and Dion Lobb and Jeremy Scott both took three for 26.

• University-Grange 265 for nine beat Taieri 205 at Memorial Park

Jesse Simpson compiled a patient century and Otago duo James McMillan and Craig Smith knocked the stuffing out of Taieri's run chase to help seal a 60-run win.

Simpson played a mature innings, getting through to 102 before Baden Wilton captured his wicket.

Simpson had to help rebuild the innings after Ben McCormack and Mark Collie went early. He had good support from all-rounder Sam Wells (57). Together the pair added 122 for the third wicket.

Anthony Bullick chipped in 30 as the students posted 265 for nine.

Taieri's chase stumbled early, with McMillan bowling Hayden Anderson and Smith removing the dangerous Marcel McKenzie and Jarrod Waldron.

Twenty-three for three became 93 for six before Ben Kidston (43) and Wilton (33) added some respectability.

McMillan finished with three for 19 from 5.5 overs and Smith two for 36 from 10 overs.

• Carisbrook-Dunedin 260 for six beat North East Valley 76 at the Oval

Carisbrook-Dunedin made it two wins from two matches with an emphatic 184-run win over North East Valley.

Kieran Eathorne (24) and Greg Todd (57) set a solid platform, on which Sean Eathorne and Otago all-rounder Warren McSkimming capitalised. .

Sean Eathorne played a fine innings of 88, including six fours and two sixes, and McSkimming whacked 42 to get Carisbrook-Dunedin through to 260 for six.

Jamie Murley did a good job for his side, getting through his 10 overs cheaply. He took one for 40.

North East Valley's chase started poorly and deteriorated. Mat Harvie (11) and Simon Badger (16) got double figures in a sorry-looking scoreboard.

Paul Hoffman was the chief destroyer with five for 19 from 10 overs, and Dan Williamson polished off the tail with three for 19 from seven overs.

• Albion 311 for four beat Pelichet Bay 158 at Culling Park

Pelichet Bay was no match for Albion, losing by 153 runs. The bowling attack was flayed for the second time in two weeks, giving up 311 runs.

Shaun Haig unleashed a series of spectacular drives to post 148, which included 16 fours and three sixes. He shared an opening stand of 120 with Jamie Glenn (46) and added a further 126 with Nathan King (50) for the second wicket.

PJ Cairns smashed 43 from 27 balls at the death to see his side past 300.

South African import Neil Wagner bowled reasonably considering the onslaught, taking two for 53 from 10 overs. He then showed he could bat, top-scoring for his side with 66, including eight fours and three sixes. However, he ran out of partners and the chase fell well short.

Slow bowlers Nick Beard and Mark Craig did most of the damage. Beard took three for 18 from 6.5 overs and Craig three for 15 from five overs.

 

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