Western Leader : January 26th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 23 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 26, 2012 SPORT Suburbs taste first loss of season The final round of the one-day club cricket competition saw Suburbs New Lynn suffer its first defeat in the one-day format this season while Waitakere City finished off with an emphatic win. Phil Treanor led the way for Bir- kenhead to defeat Suburbs when his side batted first, striking six fours andasixonhiswayto64runs while Johnny Loates also showed form with 38 runs. But with the home team looking set for a big score a fine spell from Suburbs bowler Michael Barry (4-45) evened up the odds to see Bir- kenhead finish on 215-8. But the star-studded Suburbs batting line-up couldn't quite get the job done. Returning Aces fast bowler Daryl Tuffey made 34 runs but he was the top scorer as his teammates were held in check by some outstanding bowling from Rutvik Botadra (4-38) and Terry Crabb (2-36). Suburbs have already qualified for the semifinals despite the loss. They will face East Coast Bays at Ken Maunder Park on Sunday, February 5. Howick Pakuranga and Taka- puna will face off in the other semi- final. Waitakere City recorded their first victory of the one-day cam- paign with a resounding victory against Ellerslie. Waitakere won the toss and vindicated their captain's decision to bowl by reducing the visitors to 58-6. There was no way back for Ellers- lie from the shaky start, and despite battling knocks from Rohit Dawson (33) and Dean Bartlett (26), the side was dismissed for 102 inside 38 overs. Bowler Robert Evans-Moore led the home side's assault with figures of 3-23 from his nine overs. Waitakere wasted little time in closing out the contest, despite an early double wicket set back. Daniel Morton got things rolling with a six and four fours as he blazed 23 off 15 balls. Following his dismissal Dusan Hakaraia cleared the ropes with his first delivery, but was cleaned up by the second ball. Aaron Jeavons then steadied the ship for Waitakere as he combined with Sean Chick in an unbeaten 65-run partnership which eased their team to an eight wicket win inside 17 overs. Chick hit four boundaries in his unbeaten 26 while Jeavons found the rope six times in his 40 runs. Both west Auckland clubs were also represented in the Auckland Aces twenty20 domestic final win over Canterbury. Suburbs New Lynn's Martin Gup- till smashed 70 runs off 41 balls while Waitakere City's Aranu Kitchen hit 26 runs off 25 in Auck- land's 196 effort. Suburbs bowler Michael Bates then took 3/18 as the Aces bowled Canterbury out for 152 to win by 44 runs. Birkenhead City 215/8 (P Treanor 64, M Barry 4-45) def Suburbs New Lynn 198 (D Tuffey 34, R Botadra 4-38) by 17 runs. Ellerslie 102 (R Dawson 33, R Evans-Moore 3-23) lost to Waitakere City 103/2 (A Jeavons 40 n/o) by eight wickets. Skaters on winning roll at national comp Madison moves: Madison Collis skates in the youth international solo dance. Magic Mays: Te Atatu's Sarah Mays dances to second place in the youth international solo dance. Victory roll, above: Henderson's Laura Strangward skates to victory in the solo dance event. Photos: STEVEN NEVILLE/AUCKLAND SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY The Superstars: From left: Hannah Borich, Alessandra Mutton, Elyse Switzer and Sharde Wadsley roll to first place in the novice precision. Super skate, right: Annalina Crosbie of Te Atatu competes in the elementary solo dance. The Waitakere Rollersports Club got its year off to a good start this month with gold medal performances at the National Roller Skating Championships in Timaru. The club had 23 skaters compet- ing at the week-long event and came away with five first place finishes and several placings. Laura Strangward won the intermediate solo dance event, Andrew Rae claimed the masters solo dance event, the Superstars took out the novice team mini pre- cision final, Black Pearl won the senior team mini precision event and Fame Maniacs was first in the masters precision final. Club stalwart Leanne Raffles says the results are excellent for the organisation but more import- antly for those skaters who will compete at the Oceania Champion- ships at the Trusts Stadium in April. They all put in fantastic performances on the floor and some recorded personal bests,'' she says. Black Pearl earned qualifi- cation for the Oceania tournament, as did Sarah Mays in the youth intermediate solo dance and Andrew Rae for the masters solo dance.'' West Auckland skater Samantha Reason will also com- pete in the senior solo dance at the international competition.
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