The Ford Trophy, 2018-19
Central Districts vs Canterbury 5th Match Preview
After a winning start to the tournament, Central Districts would be eyeing another win when they face Canterbury at New Plymouth on Sunday. While Central Districts started their campaign against Otago and registered a win, Canterbury had to face defeat in their first encounter against Wellington.
Central Districts locked horns with Otago in the opening clash and registered 37 runs in their first fixture. After winning the toss, Otago invited Central Districts to set the target. Both the openers Gery Hay (82) and Ben Smith (93) gave a brilliant start to Districts and collected 167 runs for the first wicket. However, the middle order failed to capitalize the start and Districts ended up posting 269 runs at the loss of 7 wickets on board.
In response, Otago lost their first wicket at 44 and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. However, Josh Finnie (63 of 49 balls) showed some character and helped the side cross 200 runs mark. Otago were bowled out at 232 in 44.5 overs.
Canterbury lost their first match against Wellington by 7 wickets. Put into bat, Canterbury posted 287 runs target, courtesy Henry Nicholls (62 of 72) and Cole McConchie (90 of 90).
Coming to chase, Wellington chased down the target in 47.1 overs with 7 wickets remaining, courtesy Andrew Fletcher’s unbeaten 132 of 155 deliveries. Malcolm Nofal and Devon Conway also struck half-centuries in the run chase.
Venue- Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Matchday- October 28, Sunday at 03:30 AM IST
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Central Districts has named an unchanged squad
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Dough Bracewell, Greg Hay, Ben Smith, KN Barnett, Josh Clarkson, Willem Ludick, Christian Leopard, Bevan Small, Ma’ara Ave, Ryan McCone, Felux Murray, Navin Patel
Cole McConchie (c), Chad Bowes, Andrew Ellis, Cameron Fletcher, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Steve Murdoch, Henry Nicholls, Fraser Sheat, Henry Shipley, Will Williams, Theo van Woerkom
The probable CD vs CTB playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Ma ava Ave
Batsmen: Ben Smith, Greg Hay, Josh Clarkson, Christian Leopard
All-rounder: Kieran Noema-Barnett, Doug Bracewell (c), Willem Ludick
Bowlers: Ryan McCone, Bevan Small, Felix Murray
Wicketkeeper: Tom Latham
Batsmen: Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Stephen Murdoch, Cam Fletcher
All-rounder: Cole McConchie (c), Andrew Ellis
Bowlers: Theo van Woerkom, Matt Henry, Will Williams, Henry Shipley
Frasher Sheat is expected to remain on the bench.
Naveen Patel is also a doubtful starter
Henry Nicholls, Greg Hay, Ben Smith and Cole McConchie will be perfect picks for captain and vice captain.
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