Taranaki teams had mixed results in age-group matches against Manawatu on Sunday.
The Taranaki under-14 side lost by nine wickets in New Plymouth.
Batting first, Taranaki made 165 for six in their 40 overs.
Opening batsman Josh Borell (46) and Kaylum Boshier (40) put on 93 for the second wicket. Brodie Lilley finished 32 not out.
After a heavy downpour between innings, Taranaki's bowlers struggled to control the wet ball in the field.
Poor ground fielding and dropped catches also cost Taranaki as the Manawatu openers put on an impressive 134-run opening stand on their way to victory. The Taranaki under-15 team's match against Manawatu in Inglewood was abandoned because of rain.
The Taranaki under-13 side tied their match at Francis Douglas Memorial College.
Manawatu scored 145 for nine off 40 overs, with Sam Poles-Smith taking three for 29 off eight overs, and Handley Setu recording a three-wicket maiden, clean bowling all three. Setu finished with four for 11 off seven overs.
In reply, Caleb Frewin (33) and Poles-Smith (32) took the score to 92 in the 15th over.
With the game tied on 145 for nine in the 38th over, Taranaki lost their last wicket without adding to their total.
- Taranaki Daily News
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