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Plunket Shield (NZ DOMESTIC)

Discussion in 'Domestic Game Day' started by Meth, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    Our 4 day domestic competition is underway- not sure why we play 4 day cricket, but however-

    Central Districts are playing Canterbury. At lunch, CD are 116/3 with Ross Taylor unbeaten on 72

    Otago were skittled for 108 by Northern Districts- featuring Boult (3/23) and Wagner (3/31)

    Wellington 115/3 at lunch against Auckland.

    Good to see the big names playing some domestic cricket.
     
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    Otago v ND is already into 2nd innings after ND scored just 136. ND's 6 regular black caps (Williamson, de Grandhomme, Watling, Sodhi and Boult) scored just 62 runs between them- and 61 of those were Trent Boult (61 off 36 balls. 6 4's, 5 6's- came in at 8 for 59). Otago are now 88/1 with a lead of 60 runs
     
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    ND v Otago has turned into an intriguing sort of a match. ND are 52/1 and need 204. Williamson at the wicket. Plenty of time. But in the context of this match, 204 seems a long way away
     
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    Wellington and Auckland heading towards a draw- probably the most notable thing is Jeet Raval's century- typically measured and slow.

    CD have Canterbury on the ropes. 125/6, batting for a draw. 32 odd overs to go.

    Northern Districts cleaned up Otago.
     
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    Forgot to mention this one had a double declaration

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...istricts-vs-canterbury-plunket-shield-2018-19

    So, Central Districts and Northern Districts the winnings in the first round. Wellington and Auckland draw.

    Stars of the round-

    Willem Ludick (SA), Seth Rance, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Hamish Rutherford, Jeet Raval
     
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    Round 2 underway-

    CD 359/9 at stumps v Auckland, thanks to a century from Dane Cleaver (117) who seems to be a good bat.

    ND 141/3 at stumps v Canterbury after a rain-affected day in Christchurch. Dean Brownlie with 77

    Wellington 381/4 at stumps v Otago. 131* from a South African, Devon Conway. Well supported by Michael Bracewell (87)
     
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    CD on top of Auckland after Rance and Milne ripped through them, dismissing them for 184. CD are now 54/3 with a lead of 230

    ND posted 378 thanks to a 7th wicket partnership of 119 between Black Caps de Grandhomme and Sodhi- scoring 115 and 50 respectively. Canterbury are 83/2 in response.

    Wellington posted 509/5 thanks to an unbeaten double century from Conway and 110 from Nofal. In reply, Otago are 114/5, Hamish Bennett taking 3 wickets.
     
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    So, CD topple Auckland by 151 runs to go outright at the top of the table.

    Wellington beat Otago by an innings and 101 runs

    Canterbury manage to hold onto a draw with a wicket remaining.

    Stars of Round 2- Dane Cleaver, Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Devon Conway, Malcolm Nofal, Hamish Bennett
     
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    OD cricket today-

    CD beat Otago by 37 runs, defending 269. CD openers Greg Hay and Ben Smith scored 167 for the first wicket. (82 and 93)

    Wellington chased down Canterbury's total of 286 with 7 wickets in hand, with an unbeaten century from newcomer Andrew Fletcher (132 off 155 balls)

    Auckland beat ND by 2 wickets, chasing down 268 with just 2 balls remaining. Auckland were 2 wickets down for 1 run after a Boult double strike, but the opener Sean Solia held his nerve, scoring an unbeaten 133 off 138 to guide Auckland home.
     
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    Auckland secure a 13 run win over Wellington- most noteworthy in the game was a 120 from the in-form Michael Bracewell in a losing effort. Auckland are clear at the top of the table.

    Canterbury cruised to a win over CD after dismissing them for 163- chief wicket taker was a fellow named Will Williams, who took 4-34 off his 10 overs. Tom Latham put together a tidy 73 off 84 to guide Canterbury to a 5 wicket win with plenty of time to spare.

    Otago easily chased down the target of 179 set for them by Northern. Forgotten man Hamish Rutherford scored an unbeaten 102 as Otago won by 9 wickets.Young Jacob Dufty took 4-29
     
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    Canterbury beat Auckland by 6 runs on Wednesday- they scraped to 243 thanks to 89 from Black Cap Henry Nicholls and 74 from Cole McConchie. They did however fall from 4-204 to 243 all out, with Sean Solia taking 4 wickets. (He's a Samoan cricketer on a hot streak with bat and ball)

    Wellington obliterated Otago, scoring 301 with a century to in-form opener Andrew Fletcher. They then bowled out Otago for 108- former Black Cap Hamish Bennett (in form) took 2-15 and Neesham 3-17. Malcolm Nofal picked up 2 quick wickets for 4 runs.

    CD and ND match was abandoned without a ball being bowled
     
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    Auckland beat Canterbury yesterday in another close match. They posted 270 with a century (106) from captain Craig Cachopa. In response, Canterbury rebounded from effectively being 4-32 to fall just short of the total. Danru Ferns took 4-35 off his 10 overs.

    Otago beat CD in a rain affected match. Black Caps Neil Broom and Amaru Kitchen scored 68 and 42 respectively to post 208. CD were bowled out for 194 in reply.

    Wellington scored 269, primarily thanks to Jimmy Neesham's 86. Devcich took 5-46. ND failed in their chase, scoring 230. Hamish Bennett took 4-34 and Malcolm Nofal 3-34.
     
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    Ford Trophy action yesterday-

    ND posted 313/7, principally due to a 178 run 6th wicket partnership between Joe Carter (102*) and Brett Hampton (95). This partnership included a world record 43 off one over, (4,6nb,6nb,6,1,6,6,6) off the bowling of Willem Ludick (SA) In reply, CD scored 288/9, a century to South African Dean Foxcroft (120)

    Otago beat Canterbury, posting 309/8, former Black Cap Hamish Rutherford scoring 154 and current fringe Black Cap Anaru Kitchen 53. In reply, Canterbury only managed 247.

    Wellington comfortably accounted for Auckland, scoring 278. Devon Conway (SA) scoring 94 and Jimmy Neesham 67. Auckland were bowled out for 158, the main destroyer being Malcolm Nofal who returned a tidy 3-28 off his 7 overs.

    Table looks like this-

    1 Wellington 5 4 1 0 0 18
    2 Otago 5 3 2 0 0 14
    3 Auckland 5 3 2 0 0 12
    4 Canterbury 5 2 3 0 0 9
    5 Northern Districts 5 1 3 0 1 6
    6 Central Districts 5 1 3 0 1 6
     
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    CD made light work of Auckland on Saturday, scoring 295 thanks to 85 from opener Greg Hay and 90 from Dean Foxcroft (SA). Auckland were bowled out for 125. Fringe Black Cap Ben Wheeler took 4-24 off 7 overs and Seth Rance 3-40 off 8 overs.

    ND successfully chased down Canterbury's 251, primarily guided by a patient, unbeaten 45 from Joe Carter.

    Otago were bowled out for 218, Ollie Newton taking 5-46. Wellington failed to chase successfully, falling for 211. Jimmy Neesham scored 100. Jacob Duffy taking 5-38 and Matthew Bacon a crucial 3 wickets for 48
     
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    Otago get up over Auckland today, successfully chasing 250 with an over to spare, guided by a run-a-ball 38 runs from South African Mark Rippon. This was complimented by his 3-47 (10 overs) with the ball, including the key wicket of Carl Cahopa for 84.

    Northern Districts chased 307 with 10 balls to spare. Captain Dean Brownlie scored 73 before Joe Carter (65) and PD Bocock (57) put together an unbeaten 107 run partnership to win the game. Earlier, Cantabrians Jack Boyle (126) and Stephen Murdoch (112) put together a 199 run partnership for the second wicket.

    Wellington beat CD by 58 runs, defending the 266 they had scored with Andrew Fletcher putting on another century (100). CD were bowled out for 208, with Hamish Bennett taking 3-38 and Malcolm Nofal 3-36
     
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    Wellington defeated Canterbury by 23 runs yesterday. They scored 256/7, with in-form opener Andrew Fletcher top-scoring with 75 and Malcolm Nofal scoring an unbeaten 51. Canterbury scored 233 with Stephen Murdoch top-scoring 83. Hamish Bennett was again the pick of the bowlers with 3-36 off his 9 overs.

    Auckland chased CD's total of 226 relatively comfortable, winning by 4 wickets and with 5 overs to spare. CD's 226 was primarily thanks to a century (111) from Josh Clarkson. Benjamin Lister and Matt McEwan both took 3-33 off 10 overs, with former Black Cap Mitchell McClenaghan also took 3 wickets. Auckland's chase was steered by South African Graeme Beghin's 56 off 53 balls, as well as young opener Ben Horne's (son of Phil, nephew of Matt) 61.

    Northern District sprung a bit of an upset on Otago, chasing their total of 291 to win by 7 wickets. Otago set the total with two top-scores of 71, 20 yo Nathan Smith and South African Michael Rippon (unbeaten). The pick of the bowlers was young Brett Randell, taking 3/32 including opener Brad Wilson in the very first ball of the match and Black Cap Neil Broom not longer after for 10. The star of the show was Dean Brownlie, scoring 100 off 115 balls. He left the crease at 233/2 with 10 overs left, with Anton Devcich and Daryl Mitchell getting those very comfortably- 14 balls to spare.

    Table looks like this-

    The Ford Trophy

    1 Wellington 8 6 2 0 0 27
    2 Otago 8 5 3 0 0 22
    3 Northern Districts 8 4 3 0 1 18
    4 Auckland 8 4 4 0 0 16
    5 Central Districts 8 2 5 0 1 11
    6 Canterbury 8 2 6 0 0 9
     
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    3 games yesterday.

    Top of the table Wellington were beaten by CD in a rain-affected match. CD scored 279. Opener Greg Hay scored 83 and fringe Black Cap Tom Bruce 87, putting on a 145 run partnership for the 3rd wicket. The revised total of 196 was set for Wellington, with 39.4 overs allowed for them to do it. Despite 18 y-o Jakob Bhula's 99, they were unable to get there. CD won by 7 runs.

    Otago beat Canterbury by 4 wickets in a tight match, chasing the target of 271 with 2 balls remaining. Otago opener Brad Wilson scored 126 of those. Earlier in the day, Cantabrian opener Chad Bowes (SA) scored 104 himself. Otago quick Jacob Duffy took his career beat figures, 6-35 off 10 overs.

    ND scored 275, with Scott Kuggeleijn scoring 75 of those off 57 balls in an unbeaten knock. Auckland were set a revised target of 189 off 36.1 and (somehow) amassed 246 runs with Black Cap Colin Munro scoring 143 off 93 balls.
     
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    One more round until we bid farewell to two teams.

    Wellington play ND- win and they likely finish top of the table. If ND will, they likely will play in the semis, relegating CD and Canterbury.

    Otago are also a chance of finishing top of the table if they beat Auckland and Wellington lose.

    Canterbury are no hope however they could spoil it for CD. If CD win and ND lose, CD will likely get that fourth spot.

    It's likely to be-

    Wellington
    Otago
    Auckland
    Central Districts
     
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    The ND team are for the most part playing in the middle east - my word they have some depth atm
     

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