Jackson stars as Taieri chases down big total

Joel Meade
Joel Meade
North East Valley 275/8 lost to Taieri 277/6

North East Valley would have been feeling comfortable after it batted first at Bishopscourt on Saturday.

It scored 275 for eight wickets off 50 overs which was a stiff ask for Taieri.

Hunter Kindley hit 87 while Hayden Johnston made 59 and Tom Griffin added 41 to put a defendable score on the board.

But Taieri was on the attack straight away with the bat and captain Cam Jackson led the charge. He scored an unbeaten 120 after opening, and was the man who Taieri built its in innings around.

Taieri reached the target with the loss of six wickets. Jackson faced 144 balls, hitting 12 fours and a six in his patient knock.

There were other contributions from the middle order as Taieri did it easily in the end, winning with 13 balls to spare.

Green Island 176/9 beat CDK 174/9

It was a close-run thing at Tonga Park as the competition front-runner, Carisbrook Dunedin Kaikorai was beaten by Green Island by just two runs.

Joel Meade was the stand-out with the bat for Green Island.

He hit 85 and kept the Green Island innings together. He was the eighth man out and showed plenty of tenacity against an accurate attack.

Brothers Jed and Jack Mockford chimed in with some runs while Richard Sillars and Jeremy Smith took three wickets each.

Cam Hawkins scored 60 for the combined team but it was slow going and the side came up short by just two runs.

The Mockfords took two wickets each while Meade helped himself to two wickets in an economical spell.

University-Grange 195 all out lost to Albion 196/3

Albion paced the chase perfectly at Logan Park to win comfortably over University-Grange.

The combined team batted first and struggled through to 195 before being dismissed in the 48th over.

Jacob Cumming made 57 and Muhummad Jawad compiled 43 but not many others made a contribution. Angus McKenzie, Matt West and Max O’Dowd took two wickets each.

The Albion team was off to a quick start and Jesse Simpson saw it home with an unbeaten 68. O’Dowd helped himself to 48 at the top of the order while McKenzie combined with Simpson to get the side across the line.

McKenzie finished unbeaten on 25.

Albion brought up the win in the 40th over with the loss of just three wickets.

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