The Year 10 class spent yesterday afternoon with Mr Miller and Mr Hann having a look at some of the natural features of the Manawatu.
Year 10 Specials Cricket v Wellington College
Monday 18 February
Year 10 Specials batted first against Wellington College. Thomas Bell opened the batting and set a strong platform scoring 53 off 33 balls at the top. There were numerous starts and the boys batted with good intent, before a rash of wickets left the tail to bat out the last 10 overs. Jett Donald-Charnley and Oscar McVerry both scored 30, but the boys were probably 15-20 runs short, all out for 204.
With a quick outfield and short boundaries, PNBHS needed quick wickets. Wellington College did not allow this, as steady partnerships saw the Wellington side get over the line with a flurry of boundaries at the end. Aadesh Ganugapati was the best of the bowlers, with an economical spell of 6 overs for 18 runs.
Year 9 Specials Cricket v Wellington College
Monday 18 February
PNBHS 1st XI vs Wellington College – 2 Day Traditional
PNBHS 1st XI vs Wellington College – 2 Day Traditional – 17/02/19 - Day 1
Captain, Jack Wenham won the toss and elected to bat first on a promising-looking Wellington College pitch. The openers started cautiously and looked secure, until the first wicket fell in the 7th over with the score on 11. This was followed by another 3 wickets by the 17th over. Fortunately, the 5th wicket partnership added some steel to the inning and allowed the team to progress to 147 all out in the 48th over. Once again, it was a case of batsmen getting themselves out, rather than the result of unplayable deliveries. Jonty Fleck scored 20, Regan Fleming 29 and Henry Deans 29.
The PNBHS opening bowlers were threatening and took 2 early wickets, followed by a run out to have the opposition on 36 for 3 in the 15th over. Unfortunately, the accuracy of bowling and fielding declined after that, allowing the Wellington batsmen to get free runs and take the initiative away from Boys’ High. This resulted in their lower-middle order being able to attack and by the time they declared 9 down, they had scored 253, a lead of 106. Jack Wenham took 2 for 61, Angus Lyver 2 for 42 and Thomas Kirk 4 for 56.
Facing the prospect of batting for 35 minutes with a large deficit, the PNBHS openers tried to dig in for the long haul. They largely achieved this to end the day on 15 for 1, needing to bat time on day 2.
PNBHS 1st XI vs Wellington
College – 2 Day Traditional – 18/02/19 - Day 2 Day 2 of this fixture started with PNBHS needing to knock
off a 106 run 1st innings deficit before trying to set a target.
After a promising start, the top and middle order once again self-destructed to
leave the lower-middle to rebuild and set it up for the tail enders. The
batsmen from number 5 down showed some steel and were able to give the team a
faint glimmer of hope. Setting up a score of 204 all out and a lead of 98 runs.
Jaiden Meyer scored 21, Curtis Heaphy 24, Henry Deans 26 and Hugo Wakeling 61. Defending 98 on a good wicket was always going to be a
difficult task but the 1st XI stuck to their task and made
Wellington work for their runs. Angus Lyver was particularly effective in his
first time with the new ball, taking 1 for 16 from 7 overs. The team also
effected a run out but the opposition passed the score in the 27th
over to win by 8 wickets.
PNBHS 1st XI vs Wellington College – 2 Day Traditional – 18/02/19 - Day 2
Congratulations to Year 13 students Jack Watson and Alex Bowden who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships being held in Germany in April 2019. The event is held every two years and this will be Jack’s second World Championships and Alex‘s first.
Also selected are recent Old Boys Matt Bowden and Alex Petrovich, who will form a strong contingent from the Palmerston North area.
2nd XI Cricket v Wellington College
Monday 18 February
Congratulations to all young men who competed in the Manawatu Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships at the weekend. PNBHS podium finishers were:
1st Luke Scott, 2nd Sam Phillips, 3rd William Leong
1st Sam Parry, 2nd Thomas Harding, 3rd Seb Hayman
1st Thomas Duncan, 2nd Jack Pettersson
Special mention must be made of Luke Scott and Sam Phillips, who both also completed the Crest to Crest challenge last week.