Nelson's Joel Harden's currently enjoying a rich vein of form after scoring his second consecutive century at the national under-17 cricket tournament in Wellington.
Having scored 139 against Otago in game one, Harden contributed 118 runs to CD's impressive first innings total of 392 for 7 declared against the Wellington Development X1 at Karori Park yesterday.
Harden faced 219 balls, hitting 11 fours and a six while adding 73-runs with fellow Nelson batsman Josh Clarkson (42) in their fourth wicket partnership.
Nelson's Sam Field also looked headed for a century before he was run out on 90 to prompt the declaration in the 100th over. Field faced 181 balls and hit seven fours. Wellington had reached 19 for 0 in their second innings before play was abandoned due to rain.
Wellington Development X1 161 and 19 for 0 lost to Central Districts 392 for 7 dec (L Burling 31, J Harden 118, J Clarkson 42, S Field 90, J Barrett 24 no, D Rose 2-33) on first innings.
- The Nelson Mail