Western Leader : February 15th 2011
27 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 SPORT Tough going: The Orewa open women's team battles through the huge surf at Piha. Photo: PETER MEECHAM Knocked out: The Piha open men's surfboat team comes to grief in the huge waves. Photo: PETER MEECHAM Riding high: Piha's Pina Coladas team rides a wave in the fourth round of the New Zealand surfboat series. Photo: PETER MEECHAM Nice shot: Suburbs New Lynn batsman Jimmy Neesham in action with Howick-Pakuranga wicketkeeper Michael Davis behind the stumps. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Gotcha: Suburbs batsman Greg Hay reacts after being caught behind. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Thrills and spills for surf and turf There was plenty of action on land and in the water at the weekend. The final round of the New Zealand surfboat series took place at Piha with crews battling the famous rough waves. Omanu won the men's open final ahead of the visiting Australian national team and Piha Boomers. Mairangi Bay Vice won the women's open final with Bethalls Swallows placing second. In the cricket, Suburbs New Lynn faltered against Howick-Pakuranga in their one day club semifinal. The west Auckland team could only manage 182 in reply to Howick's 256/5. Jimmy Nee- sham top scored with 48.
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