AUCC Weekend Preview

AUCC Weekend Preview
Colin Maiden Park is the place to be tomorrow afternoon where the Senior A, B
and premier women`s sides will be looking for another victory after all three
teams won last week while the premier men`s side are searching for their first
ever Major Championship success.
AUCC Premier Men v Parnell – Colin Maiden Park `B` Block
AUCC`s premier men`s side require a further 180 runs with nine wickets in hand
to defeat Parnell on CMP`s number one ground. If our boys are successful it
would mark the first ever victory for our premier side amongst the top eight
teams in Auckland.
Varsity did lose coach Barrington Rowland late on day one however the team
will still be confident of overcoming the target with skipper Marc Ellison set to
join Vishi Jeet at the crease for the start of day two.
Parnell`s dangerman with the ball is undoubtedly Aces fast bowler Lockie
Ferguson. Ferguson was the man to dismiss Rowland last week and is widely
recognised as not only one of the fastest bowlers in Auckland but the whole of
New Zealand as well.
Our boys have made one change to their line up this week with the big hitting
Sam Flett replacing Richard Sillars in the middle order.
AUCC Premier Women v Waitakere City – Colin Maiden Park `A` Block
After a stunning final ball victory over Cornwall last weekend our premier
women`s side will be hoping to continue the momentum when they face
Waitakere City on `A` Block.
Despite scoring 266/3 last weekend Varsity`s batting line up will be significantly
stronger for tomorrow`s clash with White Fern Sara McGlashan and newly
contracted Northern Spirit player Katie Gurrey both returning to the side.
The hard hitting duo replace the unavailable Ingrid Cronin-Knight and
Canterbury Magicians batsman Courtney Buckman who has returned to her
home province to prepare for the upcoming domestic campaign.
AUCC Premier Reserves v Cornwall – Cornwall Park
Nigel Fletcher will be looking for a big performance from his middle order as his
premier reserve side resume the day on 20/3 in pursuit of Cornwall`s first
innings score of 190 at Cornwall Park.
Pierce Fletcher was last week`s hero claiming seven wickets in a marathon 27
over stint with the ball but he may now be required with the bat after the top
order were unable to bat out the day last weekend.
With Sam Flett being promoted to the premier side James Partridge steps up
from the Senior A1s to take his place. After a successful winter in the UK
Partridge has been in form since he return to the club scoring over 100 runs in
his last two innings for the third Xl.
AUCC Senior A1 v Suburbs New Lynn – Colin Maiden Park `E` Block
AUCC`s Senior A1 side have begun the season with two victories from as many
matches and they will be looking to maintain their perfect record when they take
on Suburbs New Lynn on CMP`s `E` Block.
James Partridge is the only notable omission from the side which defeated
Cornwall last weekend meaning star batsman Nick Wanden and New Zealand
Indoor World Cup rep Adrian Fong are both still with the Senior A side.
AUCC Senior B3s v Papatoetoe – Colin Maiden Park `D ` Block
AUCC`s Senior B3s will be looking to build on the momentum gained when they
secured their first victory of the 2014/15 season last weekend when they
defeated Eden Roskill.
Donald White is able to name relatively similar line up for the visit of Papatoetoe
on Saturday afternoon with the return of last season`s leading wicket taker
Wesley Bolton proving to be a major boost for the side.
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