Southerners too good
South Taranaki beat North Taranaki for the first time in several years in an under-12 cricket match at New Plymouth's Western Park on Sunday.
South batted first scoring 158 off 38 overs with Adam Barrett (33), William Guthrie (32) and Riley Murrell (26) the leading scorers.
Best of the North bowlers were Zac Betteridge (2-15) and Chris Logan (2-19). In reply, openers Jack Parker (50 retired) and Max Roy (44) had North cruising towards victory at 104-0.
But three quick wickets and tight fielding left North needing 31 off six overs. North fell short, ending on 152-7 off their 40 overs. Best bowlers for South were Fletcher Murrell (3-17), Jack Fowler (2-25) and Shaun Fowler (2-29).
Taranaki Daily News