The fickle Western Bay of Plenty weather saw just one Baywide Cup game completed on Saturday.

Eves Realty Greerton batted first in their match-up with Carrus Mount Maunganui, who had the Baker Cup (WBOPCA Challenge Trophy) on the line.

The introduction of Mount skipper Dale Swan into the bowling attack paid immediate dividends, with the spin bowler taking four wickets for just six runs, as Greerton were removed for 72. Fellow slow bowler Nick Smith was also in good form taking three wickets.

Northern Knights fast bowler Brett Hampton removed both Mount openers without a run being scored in his first over, in a rain delayed start to the Mount Maunganui reply.


Former Black Caps batsman Dean Brownlie, in a rare appearance for Mount Maunganui, took his team home to a six-wicket win with a gritty 42 not out.

The New World Te Puke verses Bayleys Central Indians was a battle against the weather with the match eventually abandoned in the second innings.

Te Puke posted 168/9, in a game where the players left the field on several occasions. Skipper Stephen Crossan top scored with 64 with Prem Gill taking three wickets for the Rotorua visitors.

Central Indians' reply came to an end at 58 for the loss of one wicket, when rain won the battle on the day with the match unable to be completed.

Element IMF Cadets and Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College pulled the pin in mid-afternoon at Waipuna Park, with persistent drizzle seeing the match abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The rain-affected round has seen Mount Maunganui take a narrow lead in the first-past-the-post Baywide premier competition.

Baywide Cup
Eves Realty Greerton 72 (Dale Swan 4/6, Nick Smith 3/3, Tony Goodin 2/18) lost to Carrus Mount Maunganui 73/4 (Dean Brownlie 42no; Brett Hampton 3/24)
New World Te Puke 168/9 (Stephen Crossan 64, Alex Gooding 37; Prem Gill 3/36, Andrew Gibbs 2/23, D Lewy 2/39) - Bayleys Central Indians 58/1 when game abandoned due to further rain.
Element IMF Cadets v Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College - abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Points Table (Provisional) Carrus Mount Maunganui 36, Element IMF Cadets 28, Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College 28, New World Te Puke 16, Bayleys Central Indians 8, Eves Realty Greerton O.