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Takapuna wins Prichard Cup with  batting performance

 

An unbeaten century from Takapuna batsman Lauren Down helped propel the Ponies to victory against Cornwall in the Prichard Cup final.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Cornwall made a solid start, opening pair Saachi Shahri and Gemma Adams reaching 81 in the first 25 overs. Naveena Hira snared Shahri’s wicket for 34, which brought Katie Perkins to the crease.

Perkins upped the scoring rate and Cornwall  looking comfortable until Adams was LBW to Roz McNeill for 65. Then the Cornwall middle-order struggled to gain traction against the Takapuna bowlers.

While Perkins  the scoring from one end, Cornwall’s final six  could only add 24 runs between them. After 50 overs, Cornwall had reached 215/7 – Perkins on 72* off 61.

Lauren Down and Maddy Probert opened the batting, and Down began scoring almost immediately.

Fran Jonas bowled Probert for five, and Arlene Kelly came in to join Down. The pair complemented each other’s batting, and as they got going, there was a sense that if Cornwall were going to keep Takapuna out, they needed a breakthrough fast.

That didn’t happen. Instead Down and Kelly batted together past the 30th over, putting on 133 runs. The partnership saw plenty of lovely  from both batsmen and Cornwall couldn’t build any real pressure.

When Clare Crooks had Kelly caught behind for 40, it was too little too late.

Down, then on 99, was unfazed by the break. She brought up her century with captain  van Deventer at the other  and set about getting to the Cornwall total quickly, including hitting a huge six back over the bowler’s head and almost into the hospital next to Cornwall Park.

Takapuna cruised to victory, winning by eight wickets in the 44th over. Down finished the innings on 133 not out, van Deventer on 24.

Prichard Cup Final

Cornwall 215/7 (K Perkins 72*, G Adams 65; A Kelly 3-36, N Hira 2-39) lost to Takapuna 218/2 (L Down 133*, A Kelly 40, A van Deventer 24*; C Crooks 1-29) by eight wickets.

 

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