College Sport Wellington Cricket Wrap
T20 Hunt Trophy(Boys T20) Results
Scots College beat Wellington College in the Final of the T20 Hunt Trophy competition. Scots batted first and set a respectable 142. Elliott Seddon top scored with 39. He was helped by Fergus Kisby-MacLeod, Henry Christie and Sam Plimmer who all scored in the 20s. Kevinda Weerasundara shined with the ball for Wellington taking 3 wickets.
Despite 40s from both Peter Bonar and Louis Isbister Wellington went on to fall 9 runs shorts of the total. Charles Batchelor taking 3 wickets for Scots as they went on to be crowned the Hunt Trophy Champs.
Girls Premier 1 T20 Final
In the girls Premier 1 Final Tawa were crowned the champs, beating Chilton at Petone Rec.
Batting first Tawa set an impressive 192 runs. Georgia Plimmer top scored with 45 of just 23 balls, hitting seven 4’s and one 6. Rachel Bryant and Jamie Mason-Jones both chipped in with scores in the 30s making it a formidable total for Chilton to chase.
35 runs for both opens (Hannah Ryan & Hannah Francis) saw Chilton get off to a good start. However Georgia Plimmer was lethal with the ball taking 4 wickets to round out an incredible individual effort. Chilton would go on to finish the 20 overs 131/8, 61 runs short of Tawas total.
Oscar Winning Performance From Jackson
Wellington College will again represent the Wellington Region at the Boys Gillette Cup Nationals in December after taking out the Bruce Murray Cup against Hutt International Boys’ School (HIBS) by 110 runs in the final on Sunday.
A century from all-rounder Oscar Jackson crushed the resurgence of HIBS who were promoted from the second division at the start of the 2021 season.
Jackson smashed 130 off 117 balls, beginning cautiously before overwhelming HIBS with his power and placement.
Wellington skipper Kevin Werasundara won the toss and chose to bat first. Openers James Hoskin and wicket keeper Peter Bonar put on 25 for the first wicket before Hoskin was dismissed by Lachlan Bailey who celebrated his 100th wicket for HIBS.
Bonar threatened to erupt but nicked Nathan Edmonds to the keeper for 21 as Wellington lost a second wicket.
Max Juran and Oscar Jackson would wrestle the ascendancy away from the visitors, sharing a stand of 98 for the third wicket. Juran was patient, making 52 off 85 balls before the secure hands of Will Spice ended his innings.
With Jackson really starting to impose himself Weerasundara was reduced to a lively support act. He was bowled by Edmonds for 27 off 26 balls and Archie Chandler quickly followed for five.
It mattered little as Jackson peppered the boundary and allowed his partners the liberty to express themselves too. Wellington posted 285-8 off their 50 overs.
HIBS opener Martin Lazenby only lasted eight balls as Ari Bonar caught the edge of the bat.
Ben Wilson and Jack Gaskin combined for 22 until the Bonar brothers combined had Gaskin back in the pavilion for a dozen.
Wilson was defiant but lacked support and when he was runout by Peter Bonar for 51, HIBS succumbed quickly and were dismissed for 175 in 34.4 overs.
Wellington were efficient in the field and the bowlers shared the wickets around. Another class season for Col.
Top Five Run Scorers
1: Oscar Jackson – Wellington College 1st XI – 422 Runs
2: Daniel Stevens – Onslow College – 358 Runs
3: Harry Kidd – St Pats Wellington – 357 Runs
4: Ethan Jefferson – St Pats Wellington – 333 Runs
5: Jake Urlich – Onslow College – 328 Runs
Highest Score: Rohit Guthpe – Scots College – 151* vs Onslow College
Highest Average: Oscar Jackson – 70.33
Top Five Wicket Takers
1: Henry McIntyre – St Pats Wellington – 20
2: Lachlan Bailey – Hutt International Boys School – 16
3: Callum Stevens – Onslow College – 14
4: Ari Bonar – Wellington College 1st XI – 14
5: Yash Raj Singh-Kalsi – St Pats Wellington – 14
Best Bowling Figures: Lucas Jelley (HIBS) 6/49 vs Onslow College
Cric HQ MVP: Henry McIntyre (St Pats Wellington)
-Story courtesy of College Sport Media