Ethan Childs hits out during Red Star’s innings. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

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CHRIS COGDALE
chris.cogdale@age.co.nz

Poor batting cost Red Star and Lansdowne in their heavy losses in the latest round of the Coastal Challenge on Saturday.

Burger King Red Star made a flying start in their clash with defending champions Whanganui Marist at Queen Elizabeth Park Oval.

After the early loss of Nathan Elliott, bowled by a peach of a delivery without troubling the scorers, Stefan Hook and Ethan Childs were all aggression as they added 100 for the second wicket.

Hook was caught for 46 [45 balls, including four 4s and four 6s] off the bowling of Angus Dinwiddie to make the score 107-2 after 16 overs.

That should have set up the home side for a big total on the even-paced oval pitch, but a combination of steady bowling and poor shot selection saw Red Star lose regular wickets.

Ethan Childs with 52 [51 balls, five 4s and one 6] was the third wicket to fall with the score at 115.

Of the remaining batsmen only Sean Jarvis [14no] and captain Peter Sigvertsen [13] managed double figures as Red Star were dismissed for 160 in 33.3 overs, having lost their last nine wickets for only 53 runs.

Medium pacers Dinwiddie and Hadleigh O’Leary each picked up three wickets for Marist.

The visitors made no race of the chase cruising to victory for the loss of three wickets and more than 20 overs to spare.

Opener Chris Stewart with 77 not out [91 balls, 10 fours and two 6s] was the backbone of Marist’s controlled innings.

Left arm spinner Quinn Childs nabbed two wickets for Red Star.

Jackson Street Bar Lansdowne will be sick of the sight of Weraroa’s Daniel Williams after their heavy nine wicket loss at Weraroa Domain, Levin.

The allrounder picked up a five-wicket bag, including three of Lansdowne’s dangermen, Robbie Speers, Jack Forrester and Jaco Vorster, and scored an unbeaten half-century in the home side’s easy victory.

After being put into bat on a greenish pitch, Lansdowne never really got going and stumbled to 23-4, before being dismissed for 101 off 28.5 overs.

A fifth wicket partnership of 28 between Reece Hannam [11] and Nick Chaney [24] and a nine wicket stand of 34 between Regan Fricker [10] and Jon Ryan [21no] were the only pockets of resistance.

Williams came into bat with Weraroa at 21-1 and was all aggression in scoring 59 off 47 balls, including 12 fours, guiding his team to victory in 18.1 overs.

The results leave Red Star and Lansdowne rooted to the bottom of the points table.

The two teams will meet in the next round to be played on November 30.

BRIEF SCORES

Burger King Red Star 160 [Stefan Hook 46, Ethan Childs 52, Angus Dinwiddie 3-28, Hadleigh 3-44, Dominic Rayner 2-21] lost to Whanganui Marist 165-3 [Chris Stewart 77no, Dominic Rayner 31] by seven wickets.

Jackson Street Bar Lansdowne 101 [Daniel Williams 5-27] lost to Weraroa 102-1 [Daniel Williams 59no] by nine wickets.

STANDINGS

Levin Old Boys and Paraparaumu 10; Weraroa and Whanganui United 7, Whanganui Tech and Whanganui Marist 4, Jackson Street Bar Lansdowne, Kapiti Old Boys, Whanganui Collegiate and Burger King Red Star 1.