The Kaipara Flats Premier cricket team is off to a cracking start to the season, with two wins under its belt as Mahurangi Matters went to press.
Kaipara played Onerahi Central Cricket Club for its first match of the season and restricted it to 96 runs, after dismissing all Onerahi’s batsmen in 33 overs.
Kevin Forde took four wickets, conceding just 24 runs, while Liam Jones got 2/8 and Kyran Dill 2/20.
Kaipara caught Onerahi up within 20 overs, conceding just three wickets.
The following weekend, Kaipara Flats played Northern Cricket Club and steamed their way to 187 runs in 40 overs with one wicket to spare.
Kyran Dill took MVP for his contribution of 51 runs, and Rhys Jones got 25.
Northern responded with 92 runs, providing another win for Kaipara.
Kaipara Flats Cricket Club’s Christmas came early this season, with its first four fixtures all taking place on its home ground.
The next match is against Maungakaramea Cricket Club at the Kaipara Flats Sports Club on Saturday, November 7, at 12.30pm.