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Wairarapa earn emphatic first-up Furlong Cup win

Jaco Vorster

Grant Harding
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Wairarapa produced a comfortable victory over Horowhenua-Kapiti in the first round of the Furlong Cup at Queen Elizabeth Park last weekend, thanks to outstanding performances by Jaco Vorster, J Watt and the Childs twins.

Jarred Watt

Batting first on Saturday, Wairarapa’s top five all made starts but were, in some cases, guilty of throwing their wickets away – with the highest score being 34. Vorster came to the wicket at 108-4 and departed at 244-9, having scored 79, including 10 fours and one six, from 122 balls. It was a superb effort on debut.

He enjoyed major partnerships with Daniel Ingham [57 for the 6th wicket], and Ethan Childs [52 for the 9th wicket], before Childs carried on, adding a valuable 37 for the 10th wicket with Jack Forrester.

Better known for his pace bowling, he was 47 not out when the innings closed on the second day after 96.2 overs, almost a whole session having been lost on Saturday due to bad light.

Jarred Watt then set about dismantling the Horowhenua-Kapiti chase, dismissing the first five batsmen. Left arm orthodox spinner and twin brother of Ethan, Quinn Childs then came to the party taking four of the last five wickets.

Ethan Childs

Watt finished with 6-31, and Childs 4-32. It was an exceptional effort given that Robbie Spears and Gordon Reisima were unable to bowl due to injuries, and Daniel Ingham broke down with a groin strain after three overs. Wairarapa enjoyed some batting practice in their second innings before the match was called to a halt.

Coach Neil Perry said it was “a solid all-round performance”.

“The batsmen all looked good, but there were some shots that we got out with which we’d prefer not to see,” he said.

“The performances by Jaco and Ethan down the order showed the batting depth we’ve got.

“Jarred Watt hit very good areas and got movement out of the pitch – we got more out of the surface than they had and I think it came down to consistency.

Quinn Childs

“Quinn got better the longer he bowled – I think it was his first time on grass this season.

“Our bowling and fielding got better and better as the innings went on, although a couple of chances went down.”

Perry said overall, he “couldn’t have asked for more” from the first outing of the season.

Next weekend, the representative squad travel to Napier to play a three-day Chapple Cup tournament starting with a clash against Nelson on Friday.

Scoreboard

First Innings
Wairarapa
J McKenzie c K MacLachlan, b CA Andrews 23
G Borren c J Pinfold, b L Pinfold 20
L Burling c L Pinfold, b K MacLachlan34
P Gluck c C Law, b Z Benton12
G Reisima c A Halbert, b D Kennett 19
J Vorster lbw CA Andrews 79
D Ingham c M Good, b D Sanson 12
R Spears lbw K MacLachlan 2
Q Childs c M Good, b K MacLachlan 1
E Childs not out 47
J Forrester c M Good, b K MacLachlan 6
Extras [wides 6, byes 12, leg byes 8] 26
Total [96.2 overs] 281
Fall: 36, 46, 74, 108, 112, 169, 184, 192, 244, 281
Bowling: D Kennett 25 overs, 12 maidens, 47 runs, 1 wicket; CA Andrews 20-3-47-2; L Pinfold 15-4-49-1; D Sanson 13-3-43-1; Z Benton 7-1-21-1; K MacLachlan 16.2-3-54-4.

Horowhenua-Kapiti
M Good c E Childs, b J Watt 4
D Sanson c L Burling, b J Watt 42
B Te Tomo c P Gluck, b J Watt 14
A Halbert c L Burling, b J Watt 2
R Taylor c P Gluck, b J Watt 20
C Law lbw Q Childs 30
J Pinfold c R Spears, b Q Childs 3
K MacLachlan c P Gluck, b J Watt 0
CA Andrews c J Mckenzie, b Q Childs 6
L Pinfold b Q Childs 5
D Kennett not out 0
Extras [wide 1, no balls 7, byes 7, leg bye 1] 16
Total [55.4 overs] 142
Fall: 5, 32, 36, 70, 89, 94, 95, 135, 136, 142
Bowling: D Ingham 2-0-3-0; E Childs 10-2-34-0; J Watt 15-4-31-6; L Burling 11-2-34-0; Q Childs 17.4-7-32-4.

Second Innings
Wairarapa
J McKenzie c C Law, b D Kennett 2
G Borren c M Good, b CA Andrews 15
L Burling not out 22
P Gluck not out 7
Extras [no ball 1] 1
Total [13 overs] 47/2
Fall: 8, 22
Bowling: D Kennett 3-1-6-1; CA Andrews 4-0-19-1; Z Benton 3-0-13-0; L Pinfold 2-0-9-0; K MacLachlan 1-1-0-0.

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