Cricket: Bowden century sets up Onerahi win

By Cameron Leslie

Onerahi continued its dominance of Northland club cricket with a convincing victory over Kamo, thanks to a Dewayne Bowden century.

Bowden, a former Wellington first-class player, continued his fine Twenty20 form as he struck 106 from just 57 balls.

His century helped his side through to 306 for six on Saturday at Kamo's Recreational Ground.

Promising young batsman Henry Cooper supported Bowden with 47 from 81 balls. Cameron Johnson was the only Kamo bowler to give Onerahi trouble with two for 39 off seven overs.

In response to Onerahi's 306, Kamo stuttered their way to 124 all out thanks to some restrictive bowling from Richard Devine (four for 20) and Cooper (three for nine) who was never far from the action. Also chipping in for

Onerahi was BJ Howie who produced figures of three for 36.

Maungakaramea got up over Kaipara Flats in a fiery encounter where Neal Parlane top scored with 77 for Maungakaramea. Kaipara posted 187 thanks to an unbeaten 53 from Michael Parlane and Cody Andrews caused havoc with the ball with four wickets for 55 runs.

Meanwhile, Whangarei Boys' High School pulled together a strong fielding effort as they restricted City to 96 after earlier posting 178.

John Child produced an all-round performance for Boys' High, scoring 34 runs and taking a tidy two for 18 with the ball.

Also on the weekend was the reserve grade one-day and T20 finals between Kamo and Northern Wairoa, with Kamo coming out on top in both.

During Saturday's one-day final at Cobham Oval, Kamo posted 401 with centuries to Curtis and Jacob Cherrington. Northern Wairoa could manage only 135 in reply.

And in yesterday's T20 final, Kamo scored 134, Jacob Cherrington striking an unbeaten 77. In response, Northern Wairoa managed 123 for 8.



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