Bay of Plenty Indians just keep on winning.
They picked up their third consecutive win in the Rotorua/Taupo senior reserve grade on Saturday, against Lake Taupo, and are starting to look like the team to beat.
Lake Taupo batted first and were all out for 107 runs - Darryn Wilkins top-scored with 23. Indians bowler Param Singh took two wickets for nine runs and Harjinder Singh took three for 20.
The run chase was no walk in the park for Bay of Plenty Indians, who lost seven wickets on their way to a winning total of 108 runs. Aman Singh led the way with 26 not out, while Sandeep Paul chipped in with a handy 18 runs.
Meanwhile, Geyser City John Paul College Old Boys absolutely hammered Taupo Old Boys 2, winning by 128 runs.
Geyser JPC batted first and scored a respectable 179 runs off their 40 overs. Liam Kelly top-scored with 60 runs, including six 4s and one 6, while Eamon O'Donoghue was the next best scorer with 22.
The Geyser bowlers proved the total was more than defendable, ripping through the Taupo batting line up for just 51 runs. James Coutts took three wickets for just one run, off one over, Gordy O'Donoghue took two wickets for five runs and Kelly took two wickets for 13 runs. Taupo opener Chris Downes top-scored with 27 runs.
In the third game of the round, Central suffered a loss to Taupo Old Boys 1.
Batting first, Central were all out for 153. Aaron Bennett top-scored with 53 and Nathan Hall hit 29. Taupo bowler Thaveen Attanayaka took three wickets for 27 runs.
The game came down to the wire as Taupo Old Boys lost nine wickets during their run chase, but they just got across the line for a one-wicket win. Allan Hay and Chris Jackson scored 22 and 21 respectively. Central bowler Stephen Thompson took two wickets for 24 runs.
Geyser City Western Heights High School Old Boys had the bye.
Rotorua/Taupo senior reserve grade results
Bay of Plenty Indians 108/7 (Aman Singh 26*, Sandeep Paul 18) beat Lake Taupo 107 all out (Darryn Wilkins 23, Param Singh 2/9, Harkinder Singh 3/20)
Geyser City John Paul College Old Boys 179/9 (Liam Kelly 60*, Carl Barker 1/18) beat Taupo Old Boys 2 (Chris Downes 27*, James Coutts 3/1, Gordy O'Donoghue 2/5)
Taupo Old Boys 1 154/9 (Allan Hay 22, Chris Jackson 21, Stephen Thompson 2/24) beat Central CC 153/10 (Aaron Bennett 56, Nathan Hall 29, Thaveen Attanayaka 3/27)