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Whanganui Midweek - 2021-11-24

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Whanganui slump to outright defeat

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Jared Smith

Two below-average batting efforts left Riverview Motel Wanganui high and dry at the conclusion of their second round Furlong Cup fixture against Subway Manawatu¯ on Sunday. Twice bowled out for less than 140, while letting Manawatu¯ off the hook after their middle and lower order were able to recover their sole innings to nearly reach 300, Wanganui have a lot of work to do after their innings and 46-run defeat at Fitzherbert Park. And there is not a lot of time for a turnaround, as The Good Home Taranaki make their way to Tasman Tanning (Victoria) Park for the third round game this Saturday. “One word: Disappointed. Obviously,” says Wanganui coach Warren Marr. “It’s all about first innings runs and we had a great start, then lost 10 for 80. Just lack of experience, lack of understanding of how to play a good attack.” With Chris Stewart (37) striking boundaries and the recalled Hadleigh O’Leary (29) playing himself in, Wanganui should have been able to consolidate from 70-3, but from then on only one other batsman reached double figures. On a reasonable batting strip, Manawatu¯ were consistent with their bowling but had no fearsome dominator, as the scalps were shared around. Defending only 132, Wanganui still had Manawatu¯ struggling at 44-4, raising the possibility that even if they had to give up first innings points, the hosts would not have an insurmountable lead. Shaun O’Leary (4-68) and John Beale (2-48) had them under pressure. However, Ma’ara Ave (67) was the sole hold-out in the top order, and was eventually joined by the in-form Trent McGrath (47). Although Fraser Kinnerley (3-37) bowled very well to remove both danger-men, the Manawatu tail wagged as Tim Richards (36) and Toole (21) survived to take their team from just a 30-run lead to clearing the psychological barrier of reaching 200. “They got away on us, and then again this morning . . . that last wicket partnership,” says Warren. From 209-9, Andre Hoggard (38 not out) and Carlos Jensen (39) put on a souldestroying 82-run partnership in less than 20 overs — scoring runs off the new ball — before O’Leary finally trapped Jensen in front. Wanganui appeared caught in two minds about trying to put on an aggressive innings to get back ahead on the scoreboard, or setting themselves the task of batting the rest of the day to safely secure the draw. In the end, they did neither, as again Stewart (27) got a start, but below him the wickets tumbled — Wanganui out for 113 in less than 40 overs. Coach Marr could only use one of his favourite quotes from champion golfer Arnold Palmer: “You won’t find it, if you haven’t brought it with you”. “To lose by an innings, on a good wicket, against an attack that’s not that scary . . . “They get put in these positions where there’s pressure on them, and they don’t know how to deal with it. “It’s ticker. This was trying to save again, and you’ve got to find it, but we’ve never done it. “We are where we are.” In the win against HorowhenuaKapiti, the team had been chasing a winning target, but in a match where it is your duty to knuckle down and just play it out when momentum is against you, Whanganui have yet to develop that mentality. Marr has been very forthright that the reason for this is the lack of development in the adult game over the past decade. It is a deficit he and the new Cricket Wanganui board are trying to put right with the creation of the Indoor Centre and growth plans for the next five years. Follow results and draws for the Furlong Cup at https://www.crichq. com/competitions/2375/draws/ 53403/rounds ■ Property Brokers United have two straight wins in the Rep Weekend Pro 40 after they took their young United 3rds club-mates to school with a 167-run victory on Saturday. Veteran all-rounder Tom Lance scored 107 off 122 balls, striking 12 boundaries, as he guided his team to a massive 285-5. Set a run rate above seven-an-over, the United 3rds were never really in the chase, Lance completing a fine day with his spinners, taking 4-45. All the matches saw comfortable victories — the other three games via straight-forward run chases after bowling their opposition out for less than 100. Scoreboard Wanganui 1st Inning A Penn ct B Latter b R Toole 13 C Stewart ct A Noema-Barnett b A Hoggard 37 H O’Leary ct C Heaphy b R Toole 29 S O’Leary lbw b A Hoggard 9 M Fraser b C Jensen 0 C Hobbs ct C Heaphy b R Fulton 12 C Sharrock lbw b T Richards 1 J McIlraith b T Richards 6 F Kinnerley not out 4 J Beale ct C Heaphy b R Toole 3 C O’Leary ct C Heaphy b C Jensen 5 Extras: 13 Total: 132 (55.4 overs) Bowling: R Toole 17 overs, 5 maidens, 33 runs, 3 wickets; R Fulton 10-2-35-1; C Jensen 9.4-4-22-2; A Hoggard 7-3-21-2; T Richards 12-5-12-2. Manawatu 1st Innings B Small b S O’Leary 6 B Latter ct C Hobbs b J Beale 10 M Ave ct H Morrison b F Kinnerley 67 A Noema-Barnett ct F Kinnerley b S O’Leary 4 C Heaphy lbw b J Beale 2 T McGrath b F Kinnerley 47 F Nagara ct H O’Leary b F Kinnerley 8 T Richards ct S O’Leary b C O’Leary 36 R Toole ct A Penn b S O’Leary 21 A Hoggard not out 38 C Jensen lbw b S O’Leary 39 Extras: 13 Total: 291 (88.1 overs) Bowling: J Beale 2-6-48-2; S O’Leary 17.1-1-68-4; C O’Leary 25-2-89-1; H Morrison 7-0-42-0; F Kinnerley 18-8-37-3; H O’Leary 1-1-0-0. Wanganui 2nd Innings C Stewart ct C Heaphy b C Jensen 27 A Penn b R Fulton 7 H O’Leary c C Heaphy b A Hoggard 16 S O’Leary b C Jensen 10 M Fraser b T Richards 1 C Hobbs ct M Ave b A Noema-Barnett 23 C Sharrock ct A Noema-Barnett b T Richards 8 J McIlraith b T Richards 6 F Kinnerley ct A Hoggard b A NoemaBarnett 10 J Beale ct M Ave b A Noema-Barnett 0 C O’Leary not out 0 Extras: 5 Total: 113 (39.4 overs) Bowling: R Toole 6-2-16-0; R Fulton 5-1-12-1; C Jensen 7-1-16-2; A Hoggard 6-1-20-1; T Richards 7-3-19-3; A Noema-Barnett 7.4-1-25-3; T McGrath 1-1-0-0. Result: Manawatu win by an innings and 46 runs. Rep Weekend Pro 40, Round 2 Pool 1 Wicket Warriors Whanganui 82 (S Sreekumar 36; L Hoekstra 4-12, H Binning 3-9, C Meredith 2-28) lost to Treadwell Gordon United 2nd XI 82-1 (Z Small 49no) by nine wickets. Wanganui Vet Services Marist 82 (Z O’Keefe 30; F Lane 2-6, D Ford 2-13, W Turner 2-16, B Cunningham 2-20, L McAleese 2-23) lost to Matt Burke Engineering Marton Saracens 83-3 (D Rayner 30no, T Westwood 26; S Siva 2-13) by seven wickets. Bye: Whanganui Collegiate Senior Black. Pool 2 Property Brokers United 1st XT 285-5 (T Lance 107, C McKerras 52, M Pennefather 40no) bt Wanganui United 3rds 118 (B Sollitt 30, J Gray 20; T Lance 4-45, C McKerras 2-12, B Leathart 2-21) by 167 runs. Tech Old Boys 67 (T Czerwonka 35no; M Hodges 4-17, A Heap 3-9, J Donaldson 2-12) lost to Wanganui Renegades 71-0 (J Trillo 46no, J Donaldson 25no) by ten wickets. Bye: Whanganui Collegiate Senior Blue. Follow results and draws for the Rep Weekend Pro40 at https://www.crichq.com/ competitions/14359/draws/ current

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