Defending Baywide Cup champions Element IMF Cadets secured a big win over G M Painters Lake Taupo CC when they faced off as part of the Baywide competition at the Tauranga Domain.

Cadets set the visiting side a big target, reaching 245 for the loss of eight wickets.

Openers Marcel Collett (47) and Fergus Lellman (37) set a solid platform, with Cadets captain Jono Boult coming in at three and top-scoring with 48 runs.

Habib Malik was the best of the Taupo region side bowling attack with three wickets.

Cadets banked a 138-run victory in their scorebook as the Taupo side was bowled out for 107. Kamal Bains grabbed three Lake Taupo wickets with Jono Boult returning 2/25.

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In other Baywide matches, Eves Realty Greerton gave their supporters a rollercoaster ride at Pemberton Park on Saturday before defeating New World Te Puke by 54 runs, in an encounter where less than half the allotted overs were used up.

The home team won the toss and were in some trouble, with just 30-odd runs on the board for the loss of four wickets. Skipper Shane Wineti steadied the ship before falling with 22 runs to his name. Batting at eight, Jared Tutty fought a rearguard action, which saw him produce his team's best batting performance of 24 runs.

Mayura Randina Galappaththi batting during the Baywide competition between Element IMF Cadets and G M Painters Lake Taupo CC at the Tauranga Domain. Photo / Andrew Warner
Mayura Randina Galappaththi batting during the Baywide competition between Element IMF Cadets and G M Painters Lake Taupo CC at the Tauranga Domain. Photo / Andrew Warner

Tutty produced a handy ninth-wicket stand with Ben Lind. However, three ducks and a further two batsmen removed for just a couple of runs apiece, saw Greerton bowled out for just 120 in the 28th over. Brody Gilroy was the star of the Te Puke bowling attack, grabbing four top and middle order bowling scalps at a cost of 28 runs.

Dan Price was the only Te Puke batsman to show any real defiance with a hard-fought 24, as the visitors were bundled out for 66 in the 20th over, which saw Greerton retain the Baker Cup (WBOP Challenge Trophy). All five Greerton bowlers had success with the ball, with new season recruit Henry Collier taking three wickets

Carrus Mount Maunganui, bounced back from a heartbreaking narrow loss to Greerton last week to claim an easy eight wicket-win over Bond & Co Tauranga Boys' College at Tauranga Boys headquarters.

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Baywide Cup, November 3, 2018:
Eves Realty Greerton 120 (J Tutty 24, S Wineti 22; B Gilroy 4/28, M Leef 2/7, J Earle 2/37) defeated New World Te Puke 67 (D Price 24; H Collier 3/9, D Spencer 2/15).
Bond & Co Tauranga Boys' College 128 (N Dovey 53; T Goodin 2/10, N Smith 2/16, D Crombie 2/16, D Swan 2/30) lost to Carrus Mount Maunganui 129/2 (RPO Drysdale 57no, B Musgrave 49).
Element IMF Cadets 245/8 (J Boult 48, M Collett 47, F Lellman 37, M Galappaththi 37, D Maathuis 21no; H Malik 3/44) defeated GM Painters Lake Taupo CC 107 (K Bains 3/25, J Boult 2/25)
Bayleys Central Indians the bye
Points Table (Provisional):
Cadets 12
Greerton 12
Central Indians 6
Mount Maunganui 6
Te Puke 0
Lake Taupo 0