Bay of Plenty premier cricket players are desperate to complete a full round of play in the Baywide Cup, however wet weather is again on the horizon.

The opening day of the Baywide Cup two weeks ago was a total washout, with two of the three encounters last weekend successfully battling the elements to produce a result.

Round three, tomorrow, comprises a match-up between the sole Taupo and Rotorua teams in the Baywide competition. The game at Smallbone Park will herald the entrance of the GM Painters Lake Taupo CC into the Baywide one-day competition, after earning promotion last season.

Bayleys Central Indians are a relatively new entity, after the amalgamation of the Rotorua Central Club and Bay of Plenty Indians last season. The match is likely to be a close contest, with both sides desperate to grab their first win of season.


Defending Baywide Cup titleholders Carrus Mount Maunganui host New World Te Puke at Blake Park. The Mount First XI lead the way in the Baywide Cup, lifting the trophy six times since the competition was established in 2007. Te Puke is one of the oldest cricket clubs in the country, having been established in 1887, and while they have won a record 16 Williams Cups, they are yet to get their name engraved on the Baywide Cup.

Pemberton Park has been set down for the clash between hosts Eves Realty Greerton and Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys College. A long day at the office is likely for players if the weather allows a result.

BOPCA Baywide Cup Round Three - Saturday, November 11

Carrus Mount Maunganui v New World Te Puke, Blake1; Eves Realty Greerton v Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys College, Pemberton Park; Bayleys Central Indians v GM Painters Lake Taupo CC, Smallbone Park, Element IMF Cadets the bye.

Points Table

Cadets 10, Tauranga Boys College 10, Greerton 7, Mount Maunganui 7, Te Puke 4, Lake Taupo CC 3, Central Indians 0.