The Northland Men’s team played Hamilton in a two day Fergus Hickey match at Cobham Oval over the weekend. (See link to scorecard below)
Northland captain Ben Hyde won the toss and asked Hamilton to bat and they made 229. Sean Beamish took 3/24 off 10 overs, Caleb Boswell-Smith 2/19 off 7 and Brett Randell 2/40 off 17.
In reply, Northland started poorly and were 30/4, but there were solid contributions from Kyran Dill (21), Todd Beerhe (33) and Kurtley Watson (24). Along with the star of the show, Neal Parlane (106*), they saw the side home with one wicket remaining.
After Northland secured 1st innings points, Hamilton batted again in the 2nd innings scoring 146/7 with Cam Johnson taking 4/25 off 7, Sean Beamish 3/18 off 5 and the game finishing in a draw.
Congratulations to Neal Parlane for his stellar effort and to Ben Hyde and the rest of the team for a much needed 1st innings win in the Fergus Hickey Rosebowl.
The next game for the Northland Men’s side is against Bay of Plenty in Tauranga on November 26/27.