Weekend cricket action

16:00, Feb 27 2014
Waitakere Vs Parnell
Parnell's Tom Talbot bats during the Premier Cricket, Two Day Competition, New Lynn vs Parnell.
Waitakere Vs Parnell
Parnell's Will Brittain bats.
Waitakere Vs Parnell
Suburb's New Lynn Bowler Darren Eckford.
Waitakere Vs Parnell
Parnell's George Harper bats.
Waitakere Vs Parnell
Suburbs New Lynn's Darren Eckford, centre, celebrates the wicket of Parnell's Will Brittain.
Eden Roskill Vs Waitakere
Eden Roskill openers Sahil Castalino is struck on the pads. Men's two-day Cricket, Tom Hellaby Trophy.
Eden Roskill Vs Waitakere
Waitakere bowler Praneel Hira in action.
Eden Roskill Vs Waitakere
Eden Roskill openers Sahil Castalino (left) and Prashant Trivedy in action.
Eden Roskill Vs Waitakere
Eden Roskill opener Prashant Trivedy in action.
Eden Roskill Vs Waitakere
Eden Roskill's (from left) Thomas Henderson, Azhar Abbas and Milton Kavana remove the pitch hessian wicket cover after rain delayed the start of play.
Eden Roskill Vs Waitakere
Waitakere's Aaron Jeavons fails to take a catch fielding in the gully.

Cricket fans are spoilt for choice this weekend with the premier competitions heating up.

Ken Maunder Park hosts a fascinating final day in round one of the men's Hedley Howarth playoffs with championship leaders Suburbs New Lynn resuming on 25-2 against Parnell, needing a further 122 runs for victory. It was a welcoming return from injury for player-coach Darren Eckford who took 5-46 with the ball on day one last Saturday.

Michael Barry backed him up with figures of 3-28 to have the visitors all-out for 146. Suburbs lost the early wickets of Barry and Sachin Variath in the second innings before stumps.

Ken Maunder Park will also host the Jeff Crowe Cup one-day semifinal between Suburbs and Cornwall on Sunday.

At Keith Hay Park Waitakere City are in trouble against Eden Roskill in round eight of the the Tom Hellaby Trophy.

Waitakere women's premiers are sitting in second place heading into the final round of the Pearl Dawson Trophy.

They play Cornwall at Walker Park after last weekend's match against Takapuna was abandoned.

In the boys' one-day Auckland premier college division Kelston Boys High School have a tough challenge ahead when they host pool B leaders King's College tomorrow.

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