Christchurch Boys’ High School and King’s College remained the only unbeaten teams after day two of the 2010 Gillette Cup finals .
Game 1: Kings College vs Palmerston North Boys High School
King’s won the toss and batted on what looked a good paced wicket. King’s were in early trouble until a 125 run fifth wicket partnership between Simon Hickey and Mark Chapman turned the game around. Hickey scored an impressive 93 and Chapman a scintillating 69. King’s ended up after their 50 overs scoring 239 for seven. In reply Palmerston were never in the race ending up 86 runs short.
Kings College 239-7 (Hickey 93, Chapman 69, Navin Patel 3-53) BEAT Palmerston Boys High School 153
Game 2: Christchurch Boys’ High School vs Hamilton Boys’ High School
Hamilton won the toss and elected to bat on a slowish wicket. Hamilton never got going and struggled through to 123 for 8 off their 50 overs. If it was not for the efforts of Ryan Thomson who scored 50 then Hamilton’s total could have been a lot worse.
The best of the Christchurch bowlers was Will Williams, who took three for 31 off his 10 overs. In reply Christchurch made hard work of the total and it was not until the 48th over that they overtook Hamilton’s score.
Christchurch Boys High School 124-6 (Mitchell Dickeson 3-20) BEAT Hamilton Boys High School 123-8 (Thomson 50, Williams 3-31).
Game 3: Hutt International Boys’ School vs. John McGlashan College
John McGlashan College won the toss and elected to bat first against Hutt International Boys’ School. They struggled through to 94 for eight until an unbeaten partnership of 42 got them through to a defendable total of 136. James Hanff came in at nine and scored 43 extremely valuable runs without losing his wicket. In reply Hutt lost early wickets. Nick Barry batting at three anchored the innings and finished unbeaten on 76 to guide Hutt to a six wicket win, their first ever in the Gillette Cup Finals.
Hutt International Boys’ School (Barry 76*) BEAT John McGlashan College (Hanff 43*)