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One run, just more one run!
After a lengthy rain delay the game last Saturday was reduced to 30 over per side. Takapuna decided to bat first and the strength of their side showed through as the eventually got through to 186 for six.  When Shore went to bat they lost Choudhary for one but Matt Selby (above) and Graeme Beghin kept up with the run rate for some time before they lost Selby (29), Olsen (6) and then Beghin (42) to find themselves 86 for four. While Rajapaksha managed 38 and Carl Brungar (19) kept the door open with better than a run a ball 52 partnership, they found themselves gradually slipping behind the required run-rate. Then Ben Wall arrived and delivered a classic cover drive for four and a booming six but his departure in the last over left last batsman Tim  Duncraft facing and needing 16 from the last 5 balls. He smoked his first ball back over the bowlers head for six into the wind, then pulled the very next ball square for another six. Three balls and four runs now required for the win! A yorker was snicked behind for a single, then Josh Symes found space for another single. Two to win off the last ball! Takapuna brought the field in on the single. The young Takapuna bowler delivered a top yorker again, which was chopped down onto the concrete deck and flew high, straight up above the heads of Tim and the keeper. Unfortunately not high enough, and the dash for the single to tie the game was short. A run-out! Real drama and a real tearjerker.
The irony is that those teams who didn't play because of the weather share a point each, whereas because we lost, we get nothing! So, even though we have scored more runs and taken more wickets in Pool 2, we are fourth.

This Saturday, again on Vauxhall Reserve, North Shore take on Birkenhead, in another Jeff Crowe One-Day match starting at 11am.
Go The Shore!

Before all that...

One of the highlights of Saturday's Premier game on Vauxhall Reserve occurred before the start of play when Mike Olsen was presented with his cap for 100 games for North Shore.
Mike, a consistent middle-order batsman, having scored 2476 runs, and reliable first slip fielder (63 catchers) since his debut in February 2011, was given his cap by the team's manager. The Premier cap is embroidered with Mike's name and 100. Mike Duncraft said at the presentation Mike was five year old star and still starring today. He also said that to achieve 100 games at the youthful age of 23 was a standout and put him in the same club as the Warner, Jonsey, Harty and others.
Well done Mikey!

What? Where?

This Saturday: 
Premiers: v Birkenhead,  11.am Jeff Crowe Cup 50 over Vauxhall Reserve

Premier Reserves:  v Waitakere 50 overs, 11.am Bayswater Reserve

B1:  v Suburbs 50 overs, 11.am Eastdale Reserve 5a

2C:  v Cornwall 50 overs, 11.am Glover Park




Junior Training is ON 

We do our best to make the right call at 2.30 pm however the spring weather is unpredictable. If training says 'on' and it rains after 3pm it's your call whether to come down or come another afternoon. The joys of Spring!

Community Umpiring Evening on at the club this Thursday (20th) from 7.30pm, all welcome.
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