The Ford Trophy, 2018-19
Otago vs Central Districts 1st Match Preview
New Zealand’s domestic one-day tournament – The Ford Trophy kick-starts with Otago Volts taking on Central Districts at Saxton Oval, Nelson in the first match on Wednesday morning. A total of six teams will be competing in the 32 ODI tournament with the final scheduled to take place on December 01, Saturday.
Last year’s standing
While Auckland clinched the last year title with 6 wickets wins in the final, Central Districts ended up being the runner-up. Districts finished at the top position in the last year’s league table but failed to defend 197 runs target against Auckland in the finals.
Otago Volts finished last with just 2 wins in a total of eight encounters. After registering two consecutive wins in their starting games against Canterbury and Wellington, Otago failed to bounce back and couldn’t register a single win afterwards.
Both the teams would be looking for a fresh start this season when they meet in the opening encounter. Alongside, Wellington and Canterbury will lock horns in the second match while defending champions Auckland Aces will take on Northern Knights in the third encounter on the same day at different venues.
Venue- Saxton Oval, Nelson
Matchday- October 24, Wednesday at 03:30 AM IST
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Central District has named a 12-man squad prior to the opening fixture
Otago has also announced 12-member squad for the clash
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Hamish Rutherford, Mark Craig (cc), Jacob Duffy (cc), Neil Broom, Matthew Bacon, Warren Barnes, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks, Anaru Kitchen, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon, Nathan Smith
Doug Bracewell (c), Kieran Noema-Barnett, Greg Hay, Josh Clarkson, Ma’ara Ave, Navin Patel, Christian Leopard, Willem Luddick, Ryan McCone, Felix Murray, Bevan Small, Ben Smith
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Here’s the probable OTG vs CD playing 11 –
Wicket-keeper – Mitch Renwick
Batsmen – Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks.
All-rounders – Michael Rippon, Anaru Kitchen
Bowlers –Matthew Bacon, Nathan Smith, Mark Craig, Jacob Duffy
Wicket-keeper – Ma’ara Ave
Batsmen – Josh Clarkson, Willem Luddick, Greg Hay, Christian Leopard/Ben Smith
All-rounders – Kieran Noema-Barnett, Doug Bracewell
Bowlers –Ryan McCone, Bevan Small, Felix Murray
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