Lake Taupo and Whakatane in Western Bay semis

GM Painters Lake Taupo Cricket Club.
GM Painters Lake Taupo Cricket Club.

Lake Taupo CC and Whakatane United have booked their place in Western Bay of Plenty reserve grade championship semi-finals this weekend.

First round winners, Lake Taupo CC finished the WBOPCA regular season with an unbeaten record and will host defending titleholders Te Puke at Kaimanawa Reserve on Saturday.

The other semi-final sees Sikh Sports, who have been the big improver in the second half of the season travel, to the Eastern Bay of Plenty to take on Whakatane United.

In the Reserve Grade Plate competition, Greerton will meet Katikati at Ferguson Park while Tauranga Boys College host Rotorua side Geyser City at Blake Park.

The Bowl has turned into a straight final with Mount Maunganui playing Aquinas College at Fergusson Park three.

B Grade championship qualifying frontrunners Wanderers, could have a good battle with Tauranga Boys College third eleven in one of the B Grade championship semi-finals, while Mount Maunganui host the Singh XI at Blake Park.

The B Grade Plate, sees Grasshoppers play Mount Maunganui Colts, with Punjab Warriors who have played the bye team in the last few weeks, meeting Albion.

WBOPCA Reserve Grade Draw 18 March 2017

Reserve Grade Championship: Lake Taupo CC v Te Puke, Kaimanawa Reserve, Whakatane United v Sikh Sports, Rex Morepeth Park.
Reserve Grade Plate: Greerton v Katikati, Fergusson2; Tauranga Boys College v Geyser City, Blake3.
Reserve Grade Bowl Final: Mount Maunganui v Aquinas College, Fergusson3.

B Grade
B Grade Championship: Wanderers v Tauranga Boys College thirds, Blake2; Mount Maunganui v Singh XI, Blake4.
B Grade Plate: Grasshoppers v Mount Maunganui Colts, Mitchell Park; Albion v Punjab Warriors. Fegusson1.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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