Tough day for Manawatu

GEORGE HEAGNEY
Last updated 09:00 08/02/2014

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The Manawatu men's rep team were hoping for fine weather for the rest of their Hawke Cup challenge against Bay of Plenty this weekend.

Bay of Plenty batted for 39 overs at Mt Maunganui on the first of their three-day game yesterday, before rain prevented any further play after lunch, with BOP in a good position at 103-1.

"We didn't have much luck go our way," Dane Cleaver said. "The pitch is pretty flat, very flat, and we've had a few half chances not go our way. [There's been] a lot of playing and missing."

Manawatu will need to work hard to get BOP out to give themselves a chance at overhauling their first-innings total.

With two days to play and today's forecast supposed to be slightly better, Manawatu need the weather to improve.

"We do," Cleaver said, still confident of getting a result. "It will be a first-innings game. We just need enough time for that - a day and a half."

Seamer Bryn Templeman was the only bowler to break the BOP defences, having their captain Peter Drysdale caught behind for 16.

Drysdale had put on a decent opening stand of 53 with Tom MacRury, who was unbeaten on 58, while Tim Clarke was not out 21, putting on 50 more runs with MacRury.

Templeman had 1-26 from nine overs, while Roald Badenhorst bowled tight lines for 0-19.

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- Manawatu Standard

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