Opening batsman continues form

ALAN APTED
Last updated 07:34 07/12/2012
Marky JB
IMPRESSIVE: Counties Manukau’s Marky JB was one of the leading batsman at the Northern Districts’ junior secondary school tournament in Manurewa this week.

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Opener Marky JB has been the pick of the batsmen at the Northern Districts junior secondary school tournament in Manurewa this week.

The 14-year-old, who debuted for Weymouth's premier team this season, smashed 132 in Counties Manukau's 136-run win over Northland in their one-day match on Tuesday.

The century adds to the 75 and 42 he scored in two Twenty20 matches against Bay of Plenty Lakelands and Waikato Valley Plains on Monday.

But JB's real test will be in the final against Hamilton.

The two-day match finishes at the Weymouth Oval today.

Thomas Keen (Pukekohe-Metro) and Chad Cox (Mauku) have been the pick of the Counties Manukau bowlers.

Keen took 3-31 against Northland and 3-22 in the Twenty20 against Bay of Plenty Lakelands.

Cox took 2-9 against Bay of Plenty Lakelands and 2-20 against Waikato Valley Plains.

JB showed he is as deft with the ball as he is with a bat, taking 2-12 against Waikato Valley Plains.

RESULTS Counties Manukau 274-6 (Marky JB 132, Katene Clarke 36) bt Northland 138 (Sandeep Patel 3-22, Thomas Keen 3-31) by 136 runs.=

Counties Manukau 144/2, (Marky JB 75, Jordan Van Riele 31) bt Bay of Plenty Lakelands 97 (Thomas Keen 3-22, Chad Wilcox 2-9) by 47 runs

Counties Manukau 139-5 (Harry Plummer 51, Marky JB 42) defeated Waikato Valley Plains 88-8 (K Ellmers 22, Marky JB 2-12, Samuel Danes 2-16, Chad Wilcox 2-20) by 51 runs.

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