Wairarapa batsmen are making their mark at the Central Districts under-15 cricket tournament being played at Rathkeale College this week. First to make the headlines was Zac Caldwell who scored 156 not out against Wanganui in a match won by Wairarapa by 123 runs.
And, on Wednesday, Liam Burling was the star act with a knock of 115 on the first day of a two-day fixture with Marlborough. Burling was the catalyst to Wairarapa reaching a first innings total of 290 with his main support coming from Guy Percy who chimed in with 51. In reply, Marlborough were struggling at 167-9 in their first innings when stumps were drawn.
Short scoreboards from the under-15 tournament are:
Wairarapa 77 (T McKay 23) and 147-9 (Zac Caldwell 24, Gus Wakleing 21) lost on the first innings to Taranaki 191-9 (Gus Wakeling 2-41, Cole Freeman 2-32, Miller Paton-Masters 2-10).
Wairarapa 297-8 declared (Zac Caldwell 156, Nathan Elliott 35, Brad Griffith 27, Jack Forrester 26) beat Wanganui 174 (Cole Freeman 4-52, Jack Forrester 2-26).
Wairarapa 290 (Liam Burling 115, Guy Percy 51) v Marlborough 167-9 (Brad Griffith 3-29, Cole Freeman 3-54).
Meanwhile, Wairarapa suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Marlborough at the Central Districts under-17 tournament in Napier on Wednesday - their third defeat of the tournament. Batting first, Wairarapa were all out for 161 in 35 overs, with lower order players Alex Glengarry (32), Liam Price (15) and Matthew Sprowson (15) providing the bulk of the runs.
Short scoreboards from the under-17 tourney are:
Hawke's Bay 304-8 (Lucien Burt 3-49) beat Wairarapa 134 (Thor Crombie 38, Lucien Burt 22).
Wairarapa 196 (Thor Crombie 75, Lucien Burt 25) lost to Taranaki 200-2.
Wairarapa 161 (Alex Glengarry 32) lost to Marlborough 162-4.