North Shore Times : November 16th 2010
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Shore in the driver's seat CLUB CRICKET Things couldn't have gone a lot better for North Shore on the first day of their two-day cam- paign in the Hedley Howarth Trophy as they posted a score in excess of 300 and then grabbed two late Takapuna wickets. Shore's Hamish Baker top scored in their tally of 301-9 but a couple of familiar names also made useful contributions. Aces spinner Ronnie Hira, newly transferred from Corn- wall, made 53 and former Aces captain Richard Jones, who retired at the end of last season, contributed 44 in his first game as player and coach. At stumps Takapuna were 11-2. A fascinating day's cricket is in prospect this weekend as Cornwall and East Coast Bays battle it out for first innings points. Cornwall batted for the majority of day one for a final total of 252. Bays spinner Brad Schmulian led the charge for his side with 4-46 and was well backed up by Stuart Lipshaw with 3-57. Bays lost their first wicket before the close of play but will have plenty to play for when the sides recommence battle on Saturday. In the minor premiership runs were hard to come by for Birken- head City and Waitakere with both sides wrestling their way through the first day of their two-day encounter. Birkenhead finished the day on 90-4 and require another 95 runs for first innings points after they had earlier dismissed Wai- takere for 184. Birkenhead's Aaron Jeavons scored 56 out of that tally but the man who grabbed all the attention was Scott Davies who tore through the Waitakere line- up to pick up 6-45. Home runs speak for 'quiet man' Northcote's quiet man Callum Ryan inspired a famous 6-1 win over Mt Albert Ramblers in the big softball clash at Rosedale Park when he hit a home run as the first batter of the game, then repeated the feat in the third inning. Ryan went on to have a remarkable four hits from four turns, something rarely achieved in top line play as Northcote cruised to a big win over the multiple national champion side. Pitcher Brad Rona cancelled out the Ramblers' batting power with clever controlled hurling and allowed his side to keep on scoring runs with renewed con- fidence. The player-coach, who is a stand-out international fielder- batter for the Black Sox, also hit a two base shot to score a run in the fifth turn. Jason Gerbes' power hitting worried Ramblers and he was walked after he and Dean Wal- lace had inspired runs in the fourth turn and he had the showcase spot in the following 7-1 win over Auckland Marist in the next game. His home run opened the scoring in the second inning as Rona was nullified by Marist allowing him walks in his first three turns at bat. But Northcote, after disap- pointing finishes in the past two seasons, has batting strength right through the side. Leon Lambert, bottom of the batting order this year, had three hits against Marist while Karl Roff, in the middle of a fine season, hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the final inning it was Lee Rudolph's turn and he hit a triple to score Tamihana Nau and Pita Rona. The young Rona has been added to the Black Sox training squad to join his dad in a rare family feat. Now in equal second with Ramblers, Northcote should demolish Glenora and Otahuhu this weekend but will face a harder fight against local rival North Harbour Roosters on Sunday. Roosters had their best-ever start to the season with five wins and three losses. They will have to work hard this weekend with a match against Ramblers away before they face Northcote. Even one win would be a real bonus. A knack for boundaries Boundary baron: Cricketer Robert O'Donnell is rewriting the record books and scoring runs with ease, having posted three consecutive centuries. Photo: BEN WATSON By FELICITY REID Bowlers beware, cricketer Robert O'Donnell is in start- ling form. O'Donnell has scored more than 500 runs in three innings this season. After a top-order batting collapse by Westlake Boys High School in the third round of the Auckland secondary schools premier two-day competition, O'Don- nell came in at number five to record a match-saving 201 not out against St Peters Col- lege. O'Donnell's double-century is the highest score by a Westlake 1st XI player, beat- ing the previous record of 163 not out by Brad Cachopa in 2005. Cachopa, who is a fellow Takapuna Cricket Club mem- ber, made his debut for the Auckland Aces in their open- ing round Plunket Shield match last week, and O'Don- nell is keen to follow. I'm looking to bigger and better things if I keep work- ing hard,'' the 16-year-old says. O'Donnell's dad Mark is a Black Caps coach and has been offering his son some advice. Dad has been helping with the technical stuff and having a positive mind set,'' O'Don- nell says of the former Auck- land high performance bat- ting coach. Although dad wasn't on the sidelines as his prodigy posted his career high score, O'Donnell says he watches when he can. The fifth form student puts his form down keeping his eye on the ball and making his own luck. During the second half of the secondary cricket season O'Donnell has shown he has a knack for finding the boun- dary and is a quick accumu- lator of runs. In his unbeaten 201 -- in which his second 100 runs came off 49 balls -- he cleared the rope seven times, hit one five and 31 fours in his 148-ball 220-minute innings. Proving his mammoth knock was not a one-off, O'Donnell again passed the 100-run mark in the fourth round of the secondary school competition when he hit 114 against Rangitoto College. But it is not just schoolboys who are being taken apart by his bat. Playing for the Takapuna premier reserves in the Auck- land club one-day competition O'Donnell brought up his third consecutive century when he smashed 187 against Birkenhead City. All this from a player who earlier this year was strug- gling to trouble the scorers during the opening rounds of competition. Medals under the belt In a unique occurrence the North Shore has five new young judo black belts. To achieve black belt status Ryan Jeffery, Hannah Downing, Alex Bishop, Vinay Reddy and Marco Nienaber from Nippon Judo Club had to get a minimum of 100 competition points since being awarded their brown belts, and then had to perform nage-no-kata at the National Judo Cham- pionships. The prescribed kata is asetof15throwstobe done right handed and left handed, in a specific order and format. Practising their katas had to be fitted in between preparing for nationals, and school and university exams. All five athletes also medalled when they rep- resented New Zealand in the Oceania judo cham- pionships this year. Head coach Johan Boshoff is full of praise for his athletes. They are outstanding young people, excelling in their chosen sport in both the competition arena and the gathering of knowledge,'' he says. It is probably the first time that five people under 20 were awarded black belts at the same event in New Zealand judo. And that is the level of commitment and dedi- cation that we see from our athletes in the club, and that is what I expect from my athletes.'' Nippon Judo Club was the most successful club at the elite New Zealand National Champion- ships, winning 39 medals over the three days. Gisborne Judo Club was second with 19. Three club members, Moira De Villiers, Emma Rouse and Hannah Downing rep- resented New Zealand in the Oceania World Cup event last weekend in Samoa.
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