Cricket: Green Island humbled by Taieri

Taieri 35 without loss beat Green Island 31 by 10 wickets

Top-of-the-table Green Island slumped to an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Taieri in Dunedin senior cricket on Saturday.

Impressive form all season counted for nothing, as Taieri bowler Duncan Anderson (four for 13) ripped through the Green Island attack.

Green Island lost its first five wickets for three runs and, with Jamie Munro top-scoring with 13, the side was never going to recover.

• Taieri chased down the paltry target in 8.1 overs without losing a wicket.

Carisbrook-Dunedin 127 beat University-Grange 81 by 46 runs

Carisbrook-Dunedin bowler Chris Ware took a remarkable seven wickets to steamroll through the University Grange attack and help gain his side a morale-boosting win.

Carisbrook batted first and lost wickets regularly to be out for 127. Its highest partnership was 33. Tim McCormick played some good shots to top-score with 27. The University Grange bowlers struggled with their line and length, bowling 25 extras.

In response, University-Grange could not contain Ware and lost its first seven wickets for 32 runs.

Captain Jesse Simpson made 27 but no other batsman made more than 10 runs and the side was dismissed for 81.

• North East Valley 123/5 beat Kaikorai 122 by five wickets

After winning the regional knockout tournament last weekend, Kaikorai slipped back to its poor form in the Dunedin competition to lose by five wickets.

North East Valley played well with bat and ball, spearheaded by a five-wicket bag from Florian Schmidt, to rebound from a disappointing performance last week against Green Island.

Alec Hodgson (36) and Dan Duke (32) provided resistance for the Kaikorai side, but Schmidt bowled with skill and precision.

Once Schmidt got rid of Duke, the lower order fell apart and Kaikorai was all out for 122.

North East Valley then chased down the target, despite losing five wickets at regular intervals.

Lance Taylor led the way with 37 runs, before Charlie Hendry (25 not out) hit his side to victory with 18 overs left.

- John McKenzie


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