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Hot streak for college colts

By Gary Caffell

The Wairarapa College colts cricket team are running hot.

They continued an impressive winning streak with a comprehensive 130-run win over their Paraparaumu College counterparts in a limited-overs match at Wairarapa College which was reduced from 50 to 35 overs because of rain.

Wairarapa College skipper Josh Nelson won the toss and elected to bat and they got off to a positive start with Sam Murray and Patrick Wootton putting on 39 runs for the first wicket.

Murray was eventually bowled for 15 and Wootton went on to make 29 from 33 balls before he was out.

At that stage Wairarapa College were precariously placed at 57-4 but a cameo of 15 from Jackson Burling helped sway the momentum in their favour and then Jake Young and Perry Lewis ensured they would end up with a healthy total.

Young, who made 70 from 62 balls, was particularly impressive, attacking any bad balls which came his way and running well between the wickets.

He struck five fours and two sixes.

Lewis (13) and Craig Pankhurst (11) also got into double figures and Wairarapa College were all out for 201 in the 30th over.

Paraparaumu’s reply against an accurate Wairarapa College attack was poor and they were dismissed for just 71 in the 25th over.

Parkhurst took the first wicket to fall with the score at 16 and finished with 1-7 from three overs and from there wickets continued to fall at regular intervals.

Oscar Southey took 2-7 from his three overs while medium pacer Nelson took 3-7 from three overs and Burling 2-7 from two overs.

Lewis and Calen Anstis finished with one wicket apiece.

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