Schoolboys in line for outright

Last updated 08:22 26/01/2013

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New Plymouth Boys' High School will continue their push for outright points in their two-day premier grade cricket match against New Plymouth Old Boys today.

Boys' High picked up first innings points last Saturday after scoring 198-8.

Old Boys never looked like passing the school side's total, losing wickets cheaply to reach 98-8 before the declaration.

Boys' High made it through to 47-1 at stumps to lead by 147 runs.

The school side will be without player-coach Dion Ebrahim, who is playing for Taranaki in their Hawke Cup qualifying match this weekend and the students will need to bat well to set Old Boys a reasonable run chase.

First innings points will be decided early on day two of the match between Woodleigh and New Plymouth Marist United at Sutherland Park.

Marist United need just three runs with one wicket in hand to claim first innings points, with lower order batsmen Sam Barrett and Sam Wells at the crease and yet to get off the mark.

Hawera United will fancy their chances of claiming first innings points in their match against Stratford at the Hub in Hawera.

The home side will resume on 143-4, with Trent McGrath unbeaten on 33 in reply to Stratford's 212.

Francis Douglas Memorial College need 17 runs to claim first innings points against Inglewood at Karo Park and have four wickets in hand in a match headed for a draw.

But with all teams without their representative players, there could be some surprise results.

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