All the Northland boys sung a team Waiata at the aftermatch. Impressive.
All with their sunglasses on!
NZ ODI batting record achieved by Kane Williamson in this match.
With consecutive innings of 79* (v Afghanistan), 106* (v SA), and 148 (v WI) he scored 333 runs before being dismissed.
This beats the NZ record held by Chris Harris of 320 ODI runs before being dismissed, achieved over nine matches May 1997-January 1998 with consecutive scores of:
26*, 77*, 29*, 18*, 52*, 9*, 37*, 62*, 10
Chiefs: Damian McKenzie, Sean Wainui, Anton Lienert-Brown, Alex Nankivell, Sam McNicol, Aaron Cruden, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi; Pita Gus Sowakula, Sam Cane (c), Luke Jacobson, Mitchell Brown, Michael Allardice, Atu Moli, Bradley Slater, Aidan Ross.
Reserves: Samisoni Taukei'aho, Reuben O'Neill, Ross Geldenhuys, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Mitchell Karpik, Lisati Milo-Harris, Kaleb Trask, Quinn Tupaea.
Great to see Rene Ranger appearing in NPC again. You hardly see long serving players appearing in the comp anymore - makes you nostalgic for the old days - pre professional - when the provincial squads were a lot older then than what they are now.
He debuted in 2006, so he must be the longest serving player in this year's Bunnings NPC?
In addition to the great results from the Tui and Magpies, here are today's other results:
The U19's 39-27 win over Hurricanes Hearland has already been mentioned. With that win, they finished 2nd in the Central Region Shield competition. Wellington U19 retained the Shield.
The Development team suffered a big loss to Wellington Centurions: 17 - 55. I think this was their last game, too, but not sure.
The U18s beat Wairarapa Bush 52 - 13, while it's worth mentioning that next week's opponents - Wellington U18 - lost to Poverty Bay!
The Hawke's Bay Māori team won their second game of the Te Upoko o Te Ika Tournament, beating Poverty Bay Māori 29 - 17. Canterbury Māori won the tournament after beating Wellington Māori 59 - 24.
The U16 and U16 Development teams will play their first game in two weeks.
I believe the Under 18's score was actually 69-10. Josh Leach, playing at six, scored four of their 11 tries.
And the HB Under 16 Dev Team beat the HB Under 18 Co-Ed Team 35-28.
Results Saturday 3 September 2022:
The Tui have reached the Farah Palmer Cup semi-final after beating Northland 28 - 19.
The Hawke's Bay Development v Taranaki Development game ended in a 27 all draw.
Our U18 boys beat their Poverty Bay counterparts 24 to 21.
The best result of the day came from our U19s, who smashed Manawatū U19 by no less than 38 to nil.
I found out that the U18 game was streamed live after the stream had ended. Here's the link:
Apparently the halftime score was 0-0 so the second half must have been an impressive performance. Cooper Flanders scored one of the six tries (one was a penalty try) and Harry Godfrey kicked 3 conversions.