Second-place on net run-rate for HBHS at Gillette Cup Finals

Published on 06 Dec 2019

Hamilton Boys' High School have experienced final day heartbreak at the Gillette Cup National Finals as they finished second on net run-rate to St. Andrew's College.

After winning their first four matches to sit two points clear at the top-of-the-table going in to the final day, the only team with a chance of catching Hamilton Boys' were their opponents on the last match day, St. Andrew's College.

With a two point buffer and superior net run-rate, Hamilton Boys' could still secure the Gillette Cup with a close loss, but they would've been looking to make it a tournament clean-sweep to remove any chance of missing out on the Cup.

Unfortunately for Hamilton Boys', who had played magnificent cricket up until the final day, they couldn't get the result they needed against St. Andrew's, who posted 276/8 before bowling Hamilton Boys' out for a 174-run win.

As mentioned, Hamilton Boys' have plenty to be proud of, recording four wins from their first four matches and some strong individual performances throughout the tournament, most notably 121 to Jacob Parker against Otago Boys' High School, 4-24 for Banroj Sidhu against the same opponents, while Payton Spencer also took four wickets against Lindisfarne College.

Tournament Results

Rosmini College 197 (DJ Winter 62; JL Dinan 3-34) lost to Hamilton Boys' High School (BJ Hayman 87, KDC Clarke 58) by six wickets (Full scorecard)

Hamilton Boys' High School 284/6 (JM Parker 121, JL Dinan 57; JM Cumming 3-39) defeated Otago Boys' High School 140 (TD Wilson 68; Banroj Sidhu 4-24, JM Parker 3-27) by 144 runs (Full scorecard)

Wellington College 220/9 (HAL Morrison 76; Sukhjit Singh 3-50) lost to Hamilton Boys' High School 221/4 (JM Parker 69 not out, Sukhjit Singh 66) by six wickets (Full scorecard)

Lindisfarne College 253/8 (SR Ferguson 62, JK Hammond 55; PC Spencer 4-50) lost to Hamilton Boys' High School 257/6 (SO Sinclair 67 not out, JL Dinan 56) by four wickets (Full scorecard)

St. Andrew's College 276/8 (RA Mariu 89, HT Darling 76; PC Spencer 3-66) defeated Hamilton Boys' High School 102 (TJ McKay 3-12) by 174 runs (Full scorecard)