All-rounder Parsons deals to Pirongia
Waikato Valley captain Leighton Parsons went to the Brian Dunning Cup representative one-day tournament in Taupo in fine form after a great display for his Otorohanga club on Saturday.
Parsons starred with both bat and ball as the OTC ITM Otorohanga Raptors beat Pirongia by 85 runs in round four of the Peter Bennett Cup division of the one-day competition at the Pirongia Rugby Ground.
After winning the toss and batting, the visitors posted 221-8 from their 50 overs, with Parsons top scoring with 84.
Dion Everatts claimed four wickets from his 10 overs but was expensive in going for 71 runs.
In reply, the hosts didn't get close and were dismissed for 136, with Parsons' off-spinners reaping him 6-54 off 10 overs to help his side claim an 85-run win.
In other Peter Bennett Cup action Cambridge hammered hosts Tokoroa by 181 runs at David Foote Park.
Brad Kay (67) and Jon Wiggans (55) posted half centuries to get their side to 263-9 before pace bowler Simon Dodds took a splendid 7-45 to roll Tokoroa for only 82.
Zack Gibson had a good day for Te Awamutu in their 55-run win at home over Taumarunui at Albert Park.
He strode to the middle with his side 95-7, but he top scored with 83 to get them to 197 all out in the 44th over.
He then claimed 3-36 off nine overs with the ball to help dismiss Taumarunui for 142.
Hinuera B dealt to the Indian Aroma Raiders by 99 runs at Pohlen Park in Matamata.
Opener Neil Bell stroked 85 off 122 balls to get Hinuera to 230 all out, before Darren Stone picked up 5-28 off six overs as the Raiders were dismissed for 131.
In the Mike Cotter Cup division, Hinuera A demolished Paeroa by 210 runs at Pohlen Park.
After two washouts and a forfeit, Paeroa were finally on the park, but it wasn't pretty.
Hinuera got off to a slow and steady start before Anthony Marsh (65), Mark O'Shaughnessy (70), Alan Tappin (52) and Andrew Tiddy (35) fired the hosts to a massive 319.
They then produced a tight bowling effort and a sharp run-out from Marsh started the steady fall of wickets.
With the required run rate ballooning, Paeroa's batsmen upped the aggression but fell by the wayside, with the visitors eventually all out for just 109.
At Rhodes Park, hosts Thames lost to Waikare by four wickets.