Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Division II Juggernaut Rolls On.

The Division II Juggernaut crushed another opponent this weekend, smashing HBHS.

The guys rolled HBHS for 110 and then smashed the runs in 23 overs. Paul O’Halloran starred with the ball taking a hefty 6/36 off 9.

With the bat, Rowdy John Blair was again in the runs, and Gus Liley signed-off for the time being with 31 n.o. less than 24 hours before boarding a plane for Japan.

The Division I game hangs in the balance. After winning the toss and batting the guys could muster only 158, with Gareth Haman (68) the only one to go on with it on a slow deck.

In reply St Pauls were going along nicely before the introduction of spin brought them to a grinding halt. From 82/2 St Pauls were reduced to 112/6 at the close of play. Rob Brown stood up with three wickets, while the skipper chipped in at the other end with two.

The Prems have some work to do after posting 224, largely thanks to erstwhile (look it up) Division I & II player Sid Mahabal who dashed his way to 65. (and made the paper)

In reply Tech are 192/6. One quick wicket could do the trick there lads.

Short boards to follow.

Division II Result 28/1/06

45 over 1 Day Match
HBHS 107.
Paul O'Halloran 9 overs, 6-32.
Pieter Geldenhuis 9 overs, 4-15.

Star Varsity 110/3 (23 overs).
John Blair 43.
Gus Liley n.o.

Take that!!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Premier Points Table 23/1/06

Old Boys 48
Te Rapa 22
Star Varsity 21
Fraser-Tech 18
Eastern Suburbs 16
Melville 14

Friday, January 20, 2006

2006 NZU Men’s Cricket Championship

2006 NZU Men’s Cricket Championship which will be staged in Christchurch on Thursday 30 March – Sunday 2 April inclusive (accreditation on Wednesday 29 March).

4 Universities competed in the re-launched event in Wellington earlier this year (Victoria, Otago, Massey Albany & AUT) and it is hoped that this number will increase for 2006. Victoria are the defending champions.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of entries is Friday 24 February 2006.

For more information please see Greg o'Carroll.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Premier Day Two Result

Day One Stumps
Star Varsity 174
Damien Morrow 41
Dan Hennebry 27
Grant Bell 25
J Perret 4-42

Old Boys 228/9
Damien Morrow 5-45

Guys hung in pretty well to make it from 101/7 to 174 all out. Led by Daimo we had first innings points in reach with Old Boys 9 down for 160 but they managed to hold on (dammit)

Day Two
Old Boys 254 (First Innings)
Damien Morrow 5-61

Star Varsity 150

Nick Shoston 44
Guy Hodgson 3-36
T A Davis 3-41

Old Boys 71/1
T A Davis 34 n.o.
L Weight 31

Ahhhh, bugger. Not alot to say really. More vaseline?

Division 1 Day Two Result

Day 1
HBHS 204

C Botha 53
I McKillip 48

Joel Thompson 5-34
Cam Vette 2-64

Star Varsity 102/7
A. Verma 5-25
Siddarth Mahabal 25
X. Tras 27

The Division 1 side had a frustrating day. Having inserted HBHS they had them playing and missing constantly, but were either unable to find edge or hold the catch. (dropped 6). As the pitch flattened out and the atmospherics improved HBHS kicked on from 120/6 to 206 all out.

Joel was the best of the bowlers, with a demanding line and length.

In the face of some good quality pace bowling from young Verma the lads struggled to survive on a lively pitch. Some work to be done to get on top in that one.

Day Two
Star Varsity 147
Siddarth Mahabal 25
Joel Thompson 25
X. Tras 42
A Verma 7-49

HBHS 217/7 Declared

This innings was noteable for the return to the bowling crease of Stu Pilling. The big fella looked like he had never been away. Also impressive was the four run-outs we executed, of which only three were given....

Star Varsity 61/1

On a pacy and seaming pitch the target set of 275 of 43 lacked a little imagination. Play was called off at 5.

On to St Pauls next week...

Division 2 Result vs Eastern Suburbs White

Stumps Day One:
Eastern Suburbs White 153

Hamilton Star Varsity 231/9 after 59 of maximum 65 overs.
Pieter Geldenhuis 60 n.o.

Sean Mulcahy 46
Ido 42.

The guys had them 50/7, so were a bit disappointed they kicked on with their tail.

The Suburbs score was reached for the loss of 4 wickets a big 1st innings lead looked likely, but 5 very quick wickets meant a small lead of 20 was on the cards.

An undefeated last wicket partnership of 60+ led by Pieter G, supported by Steve Blackbourn (19 n.o.) has restored the situation nicely.

Day Two
Star Varsity 251 (1st Innings)
Sean Mulcahy 46
Ido 42
Pieter Geldenhuis 72
Steve Blackbourn 26 n.o.

Eastern Suburbs White 208
Pieter Geldenhuis 3-29
Steve Blackbourn 4-18

Star Varsity 111/9
Shaun Blackbourn 39
Francois Botha 20
Pieter Geldenhuis 1 n.o.
Dricus 4 n.o.

1st innings points & outright win to Star Varsity. (Just)

Tremedous game for the Blackbourn family with father and son in the runs and wickets. Great stuff.

Also great work by Pieter G, who batted on one leg, having left the other one at the dairy. Sorry, he pulled a hamstring and had to bat with a runner.

This team just keeps trucking along!!

Mixed Weekend.

The Prems fought hard but lost first innings, Div 1 had it, then dropped it (quite literally) and the Div 2 side just keeps powering along.

To make it worse for the Prems, they were the main subject of the Waikato Time cricket story this week under the aggravating headline "First blood to Old Boys"

The story isn't all bad though. It acknowledges Daimos excellent effort to score 40 and take 5-fer with his "medium pacers". Good one Daimo keep dobbing it down there on the spot. (Like a REALLY ANGRY Jeremy Coney)

Bowled Daimo.

The Chief blogger acknowledges he' s been a bit slack with getting the boards up this week. Sometime today it will all go up.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Star has another International Representative!!

Congratulations to Nick Fitzgerald who has been selected in the 14 man squad for the Under-19 World Cup to be played 5-20th of February in Sri Lanka.

To be selected in such a small squad in a very prestigious event is a huge achievement. Nick is clearly as good as he says he is, I mean as good a s we always thought he was.

We look forward to following his progress here on the blog, go you good thing.

See the press release here.

Division 1 Bowling Statistics by Economy Rate 7/1/06

Division 1 Bowling Statistics by Strike Rate 7/1/06

Division 1 Bowling Statistics by Wickets 7/1/06

Premier Bowling Statistics by Economy Rate 7/1/06

Premier Bowling Statistics by Strike Rate 7/1/06

Premier bowling Statistics by Wickets 7/1/06

Division 1 Batting Statistics by Average 7/1/06

Division 1 Batting Statistics by Total Runs 7/1/06

Premier Batting Statistics By Average 7/1/06

Premier Batting Statistics By Total Runs. 1/7/06

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Sweet and Sour

A makeshift premiere side took a bit of a pounding against Melville on Saturday, while the Division 1 side held on for a hard fought win against Te Rapa.

Short boards to follow.

Division 1 Result 7/1/06

Te Rapa 233 off 44 overs
R Edmonds 67
Alex Hennebry 4-42 off 10
Siddarth Mahabal 3-27 off 8

Lost to:

Star Varsity 236/8 off 40
Siddarth Mahabal 45
Charles Johnston 48
Campbell Vette 40 n.o.
Mark Donnelly 28 n.o.
X. Tras 50 (2 lb, 44 Wides, 2 nb)

A greal day for Sid who bowled a great spell late in the piece and then backed it up with some fantastic batting. Charles continued his good form with another powerful innings.

Alex made a welcome return from injury with a classy effort.

At 135/6 off 20 overs the damage had been done and despite a few hiccups on the way Cam and the Skipper were able put on 70 runs for the 9th wicket to close it out.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Training Starts Thursday the 5th. UPDATED


Training starts again on Thursday the 5th of January, ahead of games this Saturday (The 7th) for the Premier and Division 1 Sides.

Come down to St Pauls regardless of the weather. HOWEVER if the nets are too wet to train then we have the nets at Westpac Stadium (Seddon Park) booked for 7pm.

We are scratching a little for players with a few on holiday, a few on rep duty and a few at a wedding so if you can drag yourself away from the beach we'd love to see you on deck.

Contact the captain of your choice and make sure we know you're available.



Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Life Continues!

The club congratulates Gareth Haman who takes the plunge on Saturday afternoon as he marries Paula Fanzen out at Woodlands.

All the best to Gareth and Paula.