Element IMF Cadets and Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College meet in the feature Baywide Cup game at Tauranga Domain tomorrow.
Cadets are celebrating their 40th jubilee with an old boys day and a celebratory dinner at the ground.
This season's Baywide Cup, whilst blighted by rain in the early rounds, has just six points separating five teams after four rounds, with both Cadets and Tauranga Boys' College right in the mix in the title chase.
Tauranga Boys' batsman Marcel Collett has the season's highest score and has a impressive average of 57.67. His team, mentored by Bay of Plenty keeper-batsman Tim Clarke, has produced plenty of runs in the Baywide first round competition.
GM Painters Lake Taupo CC are at home at Owen Delaney Park for the first time in Baywide cricket and will host New World Te Puke. The game pits the competition's leading wicket-takers against each other. Te Puke youngster Josh Earle has taken six wickets and holds the best bowling figures of 5-11 while Taupo's Moko Rivers also has bagged six wickets.
Bayleys Central Indians have home track advantage at Smallbone Park against Eves Realty Greerton. The star of the Greerton side has been skipper Shane Wineti. Last weekend he showed his qualities when he carried his bat with an unbeaten knock of 77 in a losing effort against Cadets.
BOPCA Baywide Cup
Element IMF Cadets v Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College, Tauranga Domain; GM Painters Lake Taupo CC v New World Te Puke, Owen Delaney Park; Bayleys Central Indians v Eves Realty Greerton, Smallbone Park; Carrus Mount Maunganui the bye.
Points Table: Cadets 16, Mount Maunganui 13, Greerton 13, Tauranga Boys' College 10, Te Puke 10, Lake Taupo CC 9, Central Indians 6.
WBOPCA Reserve Grade
Cadets v Katikati, Fergusson 1; Mount Maunganui v Te Puke, Blake 3; Albion Singh XI v Greerton Sikh XI, Fergusson 3; Greerton v R&A Sangha, Pemberton Park; Tauranga Boys' College v Whakatane United, Nicholson Field; Aquinas College the bye.
Points Table: Greerton Sikh XI 90, Mount Maunganui 85, Cadets 80, Whakatane United 72, Albion Singh XI 67, Greerton 64, Aquinas College 61, Tauranga Boys' College 59, Te Puke 57, R&A Sangha 48, Katikati 46.
Cadets Punjab Warriors v Greerton, Fergusson 4; Albion v Wanderers, Fergusson 2; Mount Gold v Grasshoppers, Blake 1; Mount Green v Tauranga Boys' College thirds, Blake 2.
Points Table: Cadets Punjab Warriors 24, Grasshoppers 21, Mount Gold 18, Wanderers 18, Greerton 15, Albion 9, Mount Green 9, Tauranga Boys' College 6.