13 Dec

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui have won the Bayleys Bay of Plenty cup in style….and with one round to spare.

The Mount played host to Craigs Investment Partners Geyser City who won the toss and decided to have a bat. It didn’t take long for the Rotorua team to regret their decision with opener Vinay Pathania out on the first ball of the match. Jasvinder Singh fell not long after and Geyser found themselves 7 wickets down with 66 runs on the board. Goldendeep Brar helped his team to 87 all out with a high score of 27.

Ben Pomare came out swinging with 24 runs off 8 balls and with contributions from Drysdale (14*) Dovey (28) and Crombie (18*) the dominant Mount Maunganui side waltzed to their 20th win in a row.

Mount captain, Ben Musgrave, couldn’t be happier with how his side handled themselves throughout the competition.

“It was a really good campaign from this squad of players we have. We had guys such as Pete Drysdale and Craig Baldry step up and put some really good numbers on the board but I think it's a credit to the depth we have here at the Mount. There were lots of injuries in this campaign and those guys coming into the side really stepped up and made an impact. It definitely made my job pretty easy”

Craigs Investment Partners Geyser City 87/10, 37.1 overs (Goldendeep Brar 27, Dilraj Singh Gill 17; Chris Atkinson 3 for 19)

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui 88/3, 20.2 overs (Niven Dovey 28, Ben Pomare 24; Ben Astwood 1 for 18)

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui won by 7 wickets