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Just got back from Wellington, what a game.
Lost all respect for Yovich, what a dirty cheat. He stepped over the rope and battered the ball back into play. It should have been 6 since he was standing out (and he knew it). Next ball, Nevin trys it again and Yovich catches him, out for 90.

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27 Dec 2004
Weather shines, and players respond in opening round
Warm weather finally made its welcome appearance on the opening day of the State Shield competition and it was the inspiration for some good first-up scoring in Wellington and Alexandra.

However, the defending champions Central Districts at Palmerston North, had to contest with a pitch at Fitzherbert Park that was a little more lively than was comfortable for both sides.

Auckland's batsmen had first use of it after CD captain Glen Sulzberger won the toss and put the visitors in. They were quickly in trouble, and they never really recovered when dismissed for 173. That was largely courtesy of some fine bowling by Michael Mason who took four for 23 from his 9.5 overs, just to remind the New Zealand selectors that he was still there and abouts as one of the better performers on the local scene.

A watchful Tama Canning scored 34 while a more attacking Andre Adams also hit 34. Earlier, something of a recovery from a poor start was made by Matt Horne (18) and Rob Nicol (24).

Central Districts also struggled to get underway. Jamie How was trapped leg before wicket by Andre Adams for 14 and Craig Spearman was caught behind from Kerry Walmsley for 20. Geoff Barnett scored 22 before being dismissed at 72 to be followed by Jarrod Englefield for nine. However, that set the scene for the match-winning fifth-wicket stand between Sulzberger, who scored 66 not out off 87 balls, and Bevan Griggs, with 27 off 44 to see CD home with three overs to spare before they missed out on the bonus point.

At Alexandra, Canterbury captain Craig McMillan called correctly and asked the home team to have a bat first on what was to be a big day out for him. When the score was 87 without loss with Chris Gaffaney and Craig Cumming in full flight, he must have wondered at his decision. But at that point Hadyn Shaw achieved the breakthrough when Cumming was dismissed for 39.

McMillan himself removed Gaffaney after he had scored his ninth one-day half-century for Otago with his 55 coming from 63 balls. His departure was in the midst of a top-order collapse as Otago slumped to 139 for four wickets.

Canterbury's bowlers who were a little free with their wides and no-balls, sending down 11 of them, didn't have to be on their best touch to polish off the Otago innings, as Otago managed no fewer than five run-outs during their innings. Gareth Hopkins was one who succumbed in that fashion after an attacking 25 off 23 balls when batting at No 3.

Jeff Wilson hit 22 off 20 balls before he was caught from McMillan's bowling and while most of the middle-order got started, they were unable to go on, and a partial recovery to a competitive score of 247 by the time the side was dismissed in the last over was largely the result of Brad Scott's 30 scored at No 10 in the order.

McMillan ended the innings with two for 20 from his seven overs.

Canterbury's response was a sound one with Michael Papps and Tim McIntosh making a sound start when putting on 59 for the first wicket. There was a slight hiccup when Peter Fulton went one run later. But McMillan joined McIntosh to add 123 for the third wicket, a stand which saw McMillan battle through the early stages of his innings with some unconvincing strokeplay. But once he had his measure he was as audacious as ever and managed his sixth domestic one-day century. He ended on 113 not out, scored off 100 balls with three sixes and 10 fours.

McIntosh had earlier been dismissed for 74 off 113 balls, a welcome show of form after a slow start in the four-day version of the game. There was still some fight in the Otago bowling and going into the last two overs, 16 runs were still required by Canterbury. However, the batsmen took 12 from the over which was bowled by Jeff Wilson, and off the first ball of the last over, Paul Wiseman hit a boundary to secure the victory.

Northern Districts made a poor start at the Basin Reserve with BJ Watling out to the second ball he faced from Ash Turner. Llorne Howell followed soon after but Daniel Flynn marked his debut by helping recover the situation to 84, scoring 27 before he was third dismissed.

That left the senior hands in the batting order, captain James Marshall and Matt Hart to put some substance into the innings with Marshall scoring 67 off 73 balls. Once he was dismissed by Jayesh Patel at 129, Hart carried on until 225 when he too was dismissed for 67, but off 85 balls.

Joseph Yovich scored 51, his fourth one-day half-century, before being dismissed in the last over with ND having reach 262. Patel had a fine return with two for 37 from his 10 overs.

Despite the problems in the ND innings, they still had the runs on the board and they proved invaluable as the Wellington top-order struggled for runs. Chris Nevin shone like a beacon amid the failures. His 90 kept the side in with a chance, although it wasn't until Luke Woodcock, batting at No 7, threw out an anchor that some more substance was provided. He attacked well to score 71 off 91 balls, but was unable to hold onto partners long enough to set up the win.

When he was the ninth man dismissed, the ball after hitting Mark Orchard for a six, and then being caught by Llorne Howell on the boundary as he attempted to repeat the shot, the end was nigh. It came off the next ball as Jayesh Patel was bowled by Orchard to give his side the win by 11 runs and to end with four for 47. Ian Butler took three for 42 in his nine overs.[/b]
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All_Blacks_Hurricanes_Lions_Fan

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Well Wellingtons plan of keeping the RPO's down didnt work especially Gillespie 10 overs for 67 runs damn
 
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umosay

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Pretty good all round effort from Macca too, 2 wickets and 113*... hope he gets back to form fully
 
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Originally posted by All_Blacks_Hurricanes_Lions_Fan@Dec 27 2004, 11:24 PM
Well Wellingtons plan of keeping the RPO's down didnt work especially Gillespie 10 overs for 67 runs damn
Did you go down the the basin? There were so many people there, way more than I expected from domestic cricket in NZ.
 
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Ripper

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Doubt it, last I heard he was a specialist batsmen for his club
 
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umosay

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Originally posted by neh@Dec 28 2004, 09:29 AM
wahoo go nd. Is shane bond back playing for canterbury yet?
Nah he's not, but Hayden Shaw played for them yesterday (ex nz hockey) and bowled fairly tidely with 1-43 or something.

I wish they ND still played at the Mount, then i would go watch them
 
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Originally posted by ..::ERIC::..+Dec 28 2004, 09:07 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (..::ERIC::.. @ Dec 28 2004, 09:07 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-All_Blacks_Hurricanes_Lions_Fan
@Dec 27 2004, 11:24 PM
Well Wellingtons plan of keeping the RPO's down didnt work especially Gillespie 10 overs for 67 runs damn
Did you go down the the basin? There were so many people there, way more than I expected from domestic cricket in NZ. [/b]
Nah i wanted to though but called into work and with the pay being time and a half i jumped at the chance otherwise i would, might go to next game.
 
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Been quite amazing the way we have been playing, in a rained out match against Wellington we could barely get 150. But in the last two games we have scored 600 runs. I just hope our form can continue.
 
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umosay

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Originally posted by Southern man@Jan 3 2005, 09:18 PM
Been quite amazing the way we have been playing, in a rained out match against Wellington we could barely get 150. But in the last two games we have scored 600 runs. I just hope our form can continue.
Don't know whats up with ND, they make 100 and almost pull off a win, they make 148 and win against ctby, when they were 85-0... suck at batting, ace at bowling
 
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Their bowling attack will be bought back to ground with a bang, when theycome down here on the 9th. They will be smacked around by in the form batting team of the comp. The only player of any substance in the ND team will be playing for the world 11 so will expect another four points from that game.
 
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umosay

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Originally posted by Southern man@Jan 3 2005, 11:01 PM
Their bowling attack will be bought back to ground with a bang, when theycome down here on the 9th. They will be smacked around by in the form batting team of the comp. The only player of any substance in the ND team will be playing for the world 11 so will expect another four points from that game.
roflmao

Canterbury had a pretty decent lineup to be dismissed for 148

papps
astle
cairns
mcmillian
mccullum
wiseman

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All_Blacks_Hurricanes_Lions_Fan

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Wellington won by three wickets yay! about time we posted a win we should of bet Otago but the rain prevented it
 
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Southern man

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Originally posted by umosay+Jan 3 2005, 11:05 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (umosay @ Jan 3 2005, 11:05 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-Southern man
@Jan 3 2005, 11:01 PM
Their bowling attack will be bought back to ground with a bang, when theycome down here on the 9th. They will be smacked around by in the form batting team of the comp. The only player of any substance in the ND team will be playing for the world 11 so  will expect another four points from that game.
roflmao

Canterbury had a pretty decent lineup to be dismissed for 148

papps
astle
cairns
mcmillian
mccullum
wiseman

... [/b]
I said the in form batting team. Which we are, in all the games we have completed we have managed to score 240+and in the last two games e have scored 290+. No other team has been able to do that. We score runs all the way down to 10.

Canterbury have potentially a very good liune up but haven't showed anything to have it called the in form line up in the comp.
 
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Points table after match 18 of 30
Match 18 of 30 P W L NR T BP Points NRR For Against
Central Districts 6 4 1 1 - 2 20 +0.291 872 / 200.3 909 / 224
Northern Districts 6 4 1 1 - - 18 +0.150 933 / 222.3 901 / 222.5
Canterbury 6 2 2 2 - 1 13 +0.380 937 / 199.1 865 / 200
Otago 6 2 3 1 - 2 12 +0.968 1272 / 240 1031 / 238
Wellington 6 2 3 1 - - 10 -0.587 1086 / 239.2 1182 / 230.4
Auckland 6 - 4 2 - - 4 -1.393 673 / 200 885 / 186
 
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Jesse Ryder playing for wellington now - he looks a LOT bigger now, must have put on quite a bit of weight
 
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