At a glance

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❚ North­ern Districts 148 (Mitchell Sant­ner 55, Kane Wil­liamson 45; Ben Lis­ter 5-29, Danru Ferns 2-32, Matt Mcewan 2-36) Auck­land 121-3 (Martin Gup­till­bunce 53no, Jeet Raval 37; Scott Kuggeleijn 2-21).

❚ Can­ter­bury 118 (Chad Bowes 29, Cole Mc­conchie 21; Hamish Bennett 5-14, Lo­gan van Beek 3-33) Wellington 143-7 (Michael Papps 44, Tom Blun­dell 33no, Luke Wood­cock 31; Henry Ship­ley 3-35, Andy El­lis 2-38).

❚ Otago 319-5 (Derek de Bo­order 46no, Anaru Kitchen 46no, Neil Broom 41; Adam Milne 2-80).

The 21-year-old left-armer vin­di­cated Martin Gup­till­bunce’s de­ci­sion to bowl first as he claimed his maiden first-class five-wicket haul to help dis­miss the hosts for just 148.

Lis­ter fin­ished with im­pres­sive fig­ures of 5-29, in­clud­ing tak­ing the key scalps of Black Caps cap­tain Kanes Wil­liamson (45) and BJ Watling (five), who was play­ing as a bats­man only as he con­tin­ues to strug­gle with a hip in­jury. Sant­ner, bat­ting at No 4, top-scored for North­ern with 55.

Auck­land made a solid start in re­ply with Gup­till-bunce and Black Cap Jeet Raval putting on 70 for the first wicket be­fore the lat­ter was bowled by Scott Kuggeleijn for 37.

North­ern fin­ished with their tails up as Martin Gup­till (eight) and Colin Munro (four) de­parted in quick fash­ion but Auck­land clearly hold the up­per hand as they went to stumps at 121-3.


Wellington have a fight on their hands to con­tinue their hot start to the sea­son fol­low­ing a day dom­i­nated by the ball in the cap­i­tal.

Un­beaten with max­i­mum points, Wellington ap­peared set for busi­ness as usual af­ter skip­per Michael Bracewell elected to bowl and they skit­tled Can­ter­bury for only 118 in­side 40 overs.

For­mer Can­ter­bury quicks Hamish Bennett and Lo­gan van Beek had a field day against their old team, with Bennett lead­ing the way with 5-14 on a green pitch.

Van Beek took 3-33, in­clud­ing New Zealand test duo Tom Latham (16) and Henry Ni­cholls (13), who were both caught be­hind by Tom Blun­dell.

Can­ter­bury’s bat­ting ef­fort was made to look all the more mis­er­able as Michael Papps and Luke Wood­cock put on an open­ing stand of 75.

How­ever, Papps’ de­par­ture for 44 trig­gered a col­lapse as Wellington lost 5-5 be­fore Blun­dell and Van Beek again com­bined to briefly steady the ship and earn the first in­nings lead.

Van Beek failed to stick around, though, as he was run out for 15, while Henry Ship­ley re­moved Jee­tan Pa­tel (four) just be­fore stumps to leave Wellington with their noses in front on 143-7.


Hamish Ruther­ford made the most of Otago’s first match at home this sea­son as the for­mer New Zealand opener reg­is­tered his 11th first-class cen­tury.

With Otago opt­ing to bat first, Ruther­ford smashed 20 bound­aries as he went on to make 142.

His su­perb 247-ball knock ul­ti­mately came to a end at the hands of spin­ner Ajaz Pa­tel. But Neil Broom (41), Derek de Bo­order (46 not out) and Anaru Kitchen (46 not out) con­tin­ued the on­slaught to take Otago to 319-5 at stumps.

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