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Young, inexperienced Korus fall to Manawatu

Ella Southey took four wickets. PHOTOS/FILE

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CHRIS COGDALE
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The young inexperienced Southey Sayer Wairarapa Korus were no match for Manawatu, falling to a 99-run loss in their Mike Shrimpton Trophy one-day match in Greytown on Sunday.

The Korus had done well to restrict the visitors to 94-3 after 23 overs, but a 95-run fourth-wicket partnership between wicketkeeper Sam MacKinder [50] and Abby Treder [49] in 14 overs took the game away from the home side. Manawatu scored 209-7 from their 40 overs.

The best Korus bowler was medium-pacer Ella Southey, who grabbed 4-27 off seven overs, but there were several dropped catches at vital times.

Korus coach Simon Roseingrave called it “typical early season cricket”.

Korus captain Ocean Bartlett top-score with 30.

“We were off in the field, we dropped six or seven catches, but some of them were hard chances.

“Our ground fielding was pretty good, and the bowling wasn’t too bad for early season,” Roseingrave said.

“Manawatu batted very well, and the deck was good, and I have to compliment Greytown for that.”

The target was always going to be challenging for the young Korus.

After the early losses of Macy Lyford and Caitlyn Elliott to the seam bowling of former White Fern Sian Ruck, a 46-run stand between Emma McLeod [15] and captain Ocean Bartlett [30] gave them some hope. However, the lack of experience told, and the home side were bowled out for 110 in the 30th over.

“Ocean actually had them in the palm of her hands when she was batting, and she probably got herself out,.

“If she had gone on to score a 60 or 70 it could’ve been a different story.”

Roseingrave said that the team are likely to struggle until they get some of their more experienced players back.

“We’ve always said we’ve got good depth, but once we start losing more and more players to the Hinds and we’ve got more away at university, we’re going to be pressured a little bit.”

The Korus will next play Manawatu and Nelson in a doubleheader weekend in Palmerston North on November 20 and 21.

BRIEF SCORES

Manawatu 209-7 [Nicole Thessman 36, Sam MacKinder 50, Abby Treder 49; Ella Southey 4-27] beat Wairarapa 110 [Ocean Bartlett 30; Jasmine Odell 3-17, Sally Wenham 2-19, Sian Ruck 2-19] by 99 runs.

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