Central Leader : January 19th 2011
28 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 19, 2011 SPORT FREE CALL: 0508 GO HARVEY (0508 46 4278) www.harveynorman.co.nz Product offers are valid from 21/01/11 until 24/01/11. • ASHBURTON (03) 307 5000 • BLENHEIM (03) 520 9700 • CHRISTCHURCH CITY (03) 353 2440 • DUNEDIN (03) 471 6510 • HAMILTON SUPA CENTA (07) 850 7300 • HASTINGS (06) 873 7150 • INVERCARGILL (03) 219 9100 • LOWER HUTT (04) 894 8200 • MANUKAU CITY (09) 262 7050 • MT MAUNGANUI (07) 572 7200 • MT WELLINGTON (09) 570 3440 • NELSON (03) 539 5000 • NEW PLYMOUTH (06) 759 2900 • PALMERSTON NORTH (06) 350 0400 • PORIRUA CITY (04) 237 2600 • PUKEKOHE (09) 237 3500 • ROTORUA (07) 343 9800 • TIMARU (03) 687 7000 • WAIRAU PARK (09) 441 9750 • WANGANUI (06) 349 6000 • WHAKATANE (07) 306 0600 • WHANGAREI (09) 470 0300 196084_NNZ NEW ZEALAND'S HOME OF FURNITURE AND BEDDING 30% off MUST END MONDAY! STORE STOCK ONLY ALL FLOOR MODELS! Furniture and Bedding Percentage is off the normal ticketed price. Ramblers keen to win back title Former club softball champions Mt Albert Ramblers survived a dour battle with local rival Auckland United at Warren Freer Park on Sunday to take over the championship lead with a 3-2 win. United s Mike Niu hit a home run to wipe out Ramblers early lead after Nathan Nukunuku won a walk and was followed by hits from Andrew Kirkpatrick and Bern- ard Hale. But United could not build from there and Ramblers took advantage of walks and errors to take the game. Ramblers imported Australian world series winning pitcher Kirkpatrick for the weekend to ensure his qualification for the national club series. Ramblers, keen to win back the national title it lost last season, has taken a long time to settle this season. It was United s sec- ond loss in 14 games. Eden-Roskill, strug- gling this season, battled hard before fading to champion side Waitakere Bears 8-5, continuing to languish in eighth place in the 10-team series. Ramblers women, not quite in top form, dealt with champion Waitakere Bears on Saturday, after being gifted six early runs and going on to win 7-5 to retain a big lead in the series as it splits into two play-off sections. For Metro, the other local women s side, it was a different story. Poor batting by Metro and their opponents Otahuhu had the game going into the eighth inning tiebreaker at 1-1 before Otahuhu snatched the winner. This week the three men s sides have home games. Eden-Roskill has a double header against Otahuhu and Glenora at May Road and should take both games. United clash with Roosters at Fowlds Park, while Ramblers entertain Marist at Warren Freer Park. Poor effort sees points slip away Chance lost: Eden Roskill spinner Vivek Trichy rues a missed opportunity on day two of their Hedley Howarth Trophy club cricket match against East Coast Bays. Photo: JASON OXENHAM A poor second innings effort from Eden Roskill saw them lose outright to East Coast Bays in the Hedley Howarth Trophy two-day minor cham- pionship on Saturday. East Coast Bays managed to sneak past Eden Roskill s first innings effort of 148 before dismissing them for just 68 in the second innings. It was all aca- demic from there, with Bays losing just two wickets on their way to an outright win. Meanwhile, Cornwall duginondaytwoof their clash with Howick Pakuranga to deny the visitors outright points. Howick began the day by building a solid first innings lead with Andrew de Boorder, 62, PJ Cairns, 51, and Matt Davis, 48, helping them to 287-9 and a 143 run lead. But Cornwall proved a lot more tenacious sec- ond time around, with Daryl Mitchell, 81, pro- viding the backbone of their 222. In the Tom Hellaby Trophy minor champion- ship a determined bat- ting performance on day two allowed Ellerslie to deny Grafton United what would have been some invaluable outright points in their match at Michaels Ave. Despite the best efforts of Sri Rajasekar, who took 6-79, Ellerslie managed to finish the day on 239-8. Scoreboards: Eden Roskill 148 (Vivek Trichy 37, Matt Mimmack 3-23) and 68 (Stu Lipshaw 4-14, Matt Mimmack 3-0) lost to East Coast Bays 149-9 dec (Azhar Abbas 6-73) and 68-2 outright by eight wickets. Cornwall 143 (Michael Guptill-Bunce 63, Dono- van Grobbelaar 7-32, Jordan Drinkall 3-53) and 222 (Daryl Mitchell 81, Brad Chemaly 40, Brent Findlay 34, Greg Todd 4-19, Jordan Drin- kall 3-31) lost to Howick Pakuranga 287-9 dec (Andrew de Boorder 62, Jamie Newth 52, PJ Cairns 51, Matt Davis 48, Sam Anderson 3-52) on first innings. Grafton United 183 (Guy Coleman 55, Tony Manning 34, Dean Bart- lett 6-43) and 186-6 dec (Cameron Fletcher 43no, Sri Rajasekar 39) defeated Ellerslie 99 (Matt Wall 48, Guy Cole- man 3-6) & 239-8 (Kris Baker 66, Konrad Kurta 49no, Matt Selby 47, Sri Rajasekar 6-79) on first innings.
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