Senior Men's News & Results

Weekly Senior update 15.11.14-16.11.14.doc click for printable version

Weekly Senior update 22.11.14-23.11.14.doc click for printable version

Premier Men

While the day did not start well for Takapuna being 3 for 38 in the 19th over, it was a completely different story at the close of play as our Premiers hold the upper hand against Birkenhead in top of the table clash.  Birkenhead started well removing Elliot Herd and Blake Douglas early but a gritting partnership of 104 between Dan ter Braak (46) and Simon Mathewson (88) followed by free flowing inning from skipper Ryan Scivier 69 off 79 and Coel Mahoney with 41 off 23 balls saw Takapuna post a fantastic score of 320 for 7 declared.

Takapuna put Birkenhead in at the end of the day and took a crucial wicket to close a great day’s play as the visitors finished 10 for 1.

While we know as much as the Birkenhead coach Neil Fletcher does about the Onewa pitches, there are still 9 good pieces of cricket Takapuna need this week to gain first innings points to take the spoils from the top of the table Birkenhead.  If you are looking for a game to watch next weekend, this would be my pick as this local derby continues.

Premier Women

Travelling out to Cornwall Park, the home side won the toss and elected to bowl.  Takapuna started relatively well putting on 45 for the first wicket in touch under 10 overs when Lauren Down was dismissed for 13.  Quick wickets then started to fall as Takapuna lost 4 for 43 until Roz McNeill (18) and Kerry Tomlinson (87) put on 72 to try and steady the ship but unfortunately, quick wickets fell again with TDCC losing 4 for 29 to post 189 in the 47th over.

Coming out to field, TDCC started well by dismissing Saachi Shahri cheaply for 8 but while wickets fell at regular periods, the run rate of 4.8 and a steady innings from Katie Perkins (70* off 66 balls) saw Cornwall get home with 4 wickets in hand in the 41st over.  Hard luck to our Prem Women to see their first defeat of the season but be certain they will come out firing after 10 days off to continue with their T20 campaign. 

Premier Reserves

Te Atatu Park number two was the venue for our Reserves as they took on Waitakere.  Takapuna again displayed a tight bowling operation restricting Waitakere to 128 all out in their first innings.  Wickets were shared around between the team again which is great to see with everyone chipping in.

While it was a slow day for run, Takapuna are relatively placed at the close of play on 48 for the loss of 2 wickets.  Let’s hope that the Auckland weather bakes the Te Atatu wicket to provide an ability to post a good first innings lead and they try and knock Waitakere over this coming week.

Senior A1

Starting the first round of two day matches, the Senior A1 side had their work cut out for them taking on a 2nd placed University side in the one day format.  Winning the toss and electing to bat, Takapuna did not start the best losing opener Greg Johnson for 4 within the first over.  Takapuna started to re-build with a 61 run partnership between Alex O’Dowd (11) and Kyle McElwain (73) until just after drinks.  Alex Jones on debut for Senior A1 as well as Takapuna scored a solid 57 but once he feel with the score at 187, Takapuna lost 5 wickets for 46 runs posting 233 for their first innings.

Takapuna started well with Harinder Sidhu sneering one of the University openers for a Diamond Duck missing a full toss on middle stump but after that, University took advance of one short side of the field and a wet ball to smash 181/5 in 31 overs.  Takapuna needs two or three quick wickets next week if they have a change for first innings points before they can start thinking towards the second.

One Day 2B Mad Dogs

Cornwall Rockfellas would have been re-thinking their toss strategy travelling back over the Harbour Bridge after the game against the Mad Dogs.  Winning the toss, the Rockfellas decided to bat first however, that proved to possible be the wrong move as Takapuna took their first wicket at the score of 23. 3 balls later, the 2nd fell followed by the 3rd in the 7th over at a score of 38.  After that, one fired up Mike Ewart decided enough was enough by taking 5 for 6 in 5 overs dismissing Cornwall for 74 in the 25th over.

As they say, apart from Matt Cowdrey being dismissed in the 2nd over, Janek Fraser put the foot to the floor scoring 41 off 19 balls spanking four 4’s and two 6’s chasing the runs comfortably in just 8 overs.  Early drinks for those boys!  Well done…

One Day 3A Youthz

Takapuna took on Cavaliers Cricket Club at Shepherds Park and conceded 272 in their allotted overs taking 5 wickets.  In replay, Takapuna could only muster 232 in 34 overs with a stand out performance from Shaun Dedekind smashing an 18 ball 50 supporting well by Dylan Jackson with another 50 falling 40 runs short of their target.  Hard luck team but chin up for next week.

One Day 4A

Playing at Onepoto Domain, Grafton won the toss and put Takapuna into bat.  Takapuna notched up a great score of 233 with Nick Upton being denied a half century scoring 47, Chris De Silva provided a solid inning with 38 until run out and some big hitting from Simon Upton at the end with 47 as well, blazing five 4’s and two 6’s (however I am told the opposition has mixed up the Upton’s so apologies if I have mentioned the wrong ones).

In reply and while the run rate did not appear to be an issue, Grafton could only muster 201 in the 32nd over.  The pick of the bowlers was Mason Court with 4 for 35 and Nick Upton with 3/28.  Another good win to give the 4A’s back to back wins and now placed 2nd on the table behind AISC.

One day 5A

Electing to bat at McFetridge Park, Mangere Pukapuka scored extremely quickly to post 178 all out in just the 26th over at a RPO of 6.94 however, Raymond Kneebone persisted with his bowling taking 4 for 24 off 4.4 overs.

Takapuna also had quick scoring on their mind chasing the total down in the 25th over but with the loss of only 6 wickets.  Keith Monteiro lead the way an unbeaten 48 including six 4’s and two 6’s off 38 balls while Raymond Kneebone’s 43 off 48 seemed a little more controlled hitting five 4’s and one 6 to get the team home.


Playing at Mt Wellington War Memorial, our Presidents side scored a respectable 197 for 7 off their allotted overs.  Unfortunately, Ellerslie just sneaked home after 31 overs chasing the score down with 6 wickets in hand.

I believe that the numbers were a little light as well only playing for 10 players so I wonder what would have happened with that extra body….. We’ll never know…

Saturday T20

Unfortunately, nothing to report for this game this week

read all