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PB Year 8s end Riverbend with gritty defeat to WBOP


Cricket can be a tough game, as the Poverty Bay Year 8 boys found out this week.

The Bay, who had posted totals of 130-plus in their first three Section B matches at the annual Riverbend camp at Hawke's Bay, lost to Wellington powerhouse North City by 203 runs in a 50-over clash at Windsor Park yesterday.

Powerhouse Welllington side North City proved far too good for Poverty Bay in their 50-overs match at Windsor Park in Hastings on Wednesday.

City won the toss, opted to bat in superb conditions and amassed 301-4.

Left-hander Lily Campbell made an unbeaten 100 off 109 balls, hitting 14 boundaries at first-drop in the process.

No.4 Cameron Hart smashed seven sixes and six boundaries in his 57-ball 89 retiresd. Opener Jayden Mataira made 37 from 64.

Poverty Bay captain Nathaniel Fearnley (1-34 off 7) and left-arm spinner River Rolls (1-37 off 7) returned the team's best bowling figures

The Bay were dismissed for 98 in 25.5 overs, opener Reuben Swanepoel making 20 and Oliver Egan the next best with nine runs.