Baywide cricket

The battle between Baywide cricket and this season's inclement weather continued on Saturday with all three Baywide Cup encounters rain affected.

Element IMF Cadets grabbed the lead in the competition with a winning draw against Eves Realty Greerton, after Mount Maunganui were beaten by Te Puke.

Cadets set the home side a big target when they posted 251/6, with Northern Knight Jono Boult taking charge with top score of 88. Sean Davey (40) and Donovan Deeble (37no) also made solid contributions.

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Greerton were in real trouble at the start of their turn at bat, losing their first three wickets with just 13 runs on the board. Brett Hampton and skipper Shane Wineti got the hosts back into the game with Hampton smacking 55 runs and Wineti posting an unbeaten 32.

The light drizzle throughout the Greerton innings turned to rain, with the umpire pulling stumps with Greerton at 113/4.

The clash between competition leaders Carrus Mount Maunganui and New World Te Puke at the Te Puke Domain was another low scoring affair.

Te Puke took first use of their home wicket and were bowled out for 122. Individual highlights were Gareth Wallace with 47 runs, Tony Goodin taking five bowling scalps for the Mount and Dale Swan grabbing 3-8.

A battle of attrition took place in the second innings with Mount Maunganui dismissed for 115, to hand the home side a narrow seven run win.

Blair McKenzie was the best of the visitors' batsmen with 30 runs, with Jonty Grigson, Brody Gilroy and Cam Riley taking two wickets each for the victors.

Meanwhile, 20 wickets fell on a very green wicket at Smallbone Park in Rotorua between Bayleys Central Indians and Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College.

The Tauranga students batted first and were removed for just 89 with Sean Wakelin reaching 21. Central Indians innings was just as dramatic as they were bowled out for 79 to give Tauranga Boys' a 10 run victory.

Andrew Gibbs fought hard for his team's top tally of 21. Wakelin backed up his side's top score with four wickets with Craig Baldry taking 3-5.

With four rounds remaining before the 2016 Baywide Cup title is decided, Cadets have taken the lead in the title race from Mount Maunganui, with Tauranga Boys' College and Greerton lurking just off the pace in third equal position on the standings.

Results:
Baywide Cup
Element IMF Cadets 251/6 (Jono Boult 88, Sean Davey 40, Donovan Deeble 37no, Scott Steward 32; Dan Spencer 2/42) drew with Eves Realty Greerton 113/4 after 27 overs when rain stopped play (Brett Hampton 55, Shane Wineti 32no; S Davey 2/11)
Tauranga Boys College 89 (Sean Wakelin 21) defeated Central Indians 79 (Andrew Gibbs 21; S Wakelin 4/22, Craig Baldry 3/5)
Te Puke 122 (Gareth Wallace 47; Tony Goodin 5/55, Dale Swan 3/8) defeated Mount Maunganui 115 (B McKenzie 30)

Points Table Element IMF Cadets 112, Carrus Mount Maunganui 99, Eves Realty Greerton 79, Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys College 79, New World Te Puke 67, Bayleys Central Indians 14.