Ogden, Mackinder star with bat in tight Manawatū win over Hawke’s Bay
Jessica Ogden scored 90 in Manawatū’s win over Hawke’s Bay at Napier at the weekend. (File photo).
Jessica Ogden starred with the bat as the Manawatū women’s rep cricket team beat Hawke’s Bay by two runs to maintain their unbeaten record in the Shrimpton Trophy.
Manawatū have won all six games in the 40-over competition and with two rounds remaining are in a good position to claim the title.
The win over Hawke’s Bay was their closest game of the season. They were without their five Central Hinds players, Jasmine Odell through injury and others through unavailability.
Hayley Evans, Ella Hogan, Penny Lovegrove and Myah Dawson all debuted for Manawatū.
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Seam bowler Ogden, who has spent time with the Hinds this season, top scored with a run-a-ball 90 for Manawatū as they scored 211-9, then they restricted Hawke’s Bay’s to 209-5 in a tight finish.
Ogden came together with in-form captain Sam Mackinder to rescue Manawatū from 4-4 early in the innings and they put on a partnership of 184 for the fifth wicket.
Mackinder was out for 79 from 113 balls, hitting two sixes and six fours, and Ogden was out shortly afterwards with the score at 191-6.
Manawatu lost a few more wickets and Bridie Mcfadzean was the only other batswoman to score in double figures with 10 not out.
In Hawke’s Bay’s chase, they needed 30 runs off the last five overs and eight off the last two, but Mcfadzean and Ogden defended the total and kept Hawke’s Bay to 209-5.
Spinner Sally Wenham bowled Manawatū back into the game and was the pick of their bowlers with her 2-27.
Manawatu next play Taranaki in New Plymouth this weekend.
Manawatu 211-9 (Jessica Ogden 90, Sam Mackinder 79; Apperley 3-31, Gretel Fairbrother 3-46, Krystina Fredric 2-33) beat Hawkes Bay 209-5 (Aniela Apperley 61*, Tammy Welsh 43*, Sophie Pyott 40; Sally Wenham 2-27) by two runs.
♦ The Manawatū men’s A side lost to Hawke’s Bay by 193 runs in Napier.
Logan Ryniker-Doull (113) and James Rawnsley (108) both scored centuries as Hawke’s Bay scored a big total of 373-7.
Manawatū were then bowled out for 180 in 24.2 overs with Angus Lyver’s 56 the best offering.
♦ Meanwhile, Marist and United will square off in this weekend’s one-day club final after winning their respective semifinals.
Top qualifiers Marist beat Freyberg by two wickets and United beat Palmerston North Boys’ High School by one wicket at Fitzherbert Park on Saturday.
Freyberg batted first against Marist and scored 207-9 where Cutis Heaphy’s 38 was the top score. Marist paceman Matt Wells took 4-28.
Arana Noema-Barnett then scored a crucial knock for Marist, making 101 from 134 balls to get them to 210-8 in 46.2 overs.
He shared in a 135-run partnership with Mitch Renwick, who scored 58.
A half century from Ma’ara Ave got United home against Boys’ High.
Ave scored 86 from 117 balls to help United reach 190-9 in 47 overs, chasing down the schoolboys’ total of 189-6.
Boys’ high seamer Aadesh Ganugapati took 4-37.
Earlier Boys’ High player coach Scott Davidson had top scored with 63 not out.
The women’s competition resumes this weekend.