Jesse Ryder claims a maiden five-wicket bag

Last updated 09:52 10/06/2014
Jesse Ryder
Getty Images
UNWANTED: Jesse Ryder may not be playing for the Black Caps, but he's performing well in English county cricket.

Relevant offers

Cricket

Millmow: Aussies keep poker faces on, but really it's all about McCullum and Clarke Two top teams and a packed house should ensure trans-Tasman World Cup clash will be an epic Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara hit tons as Sri Lanka wallop Bangladesh in World Cup clash Northern Knights without skipper Daniel Flynn for rematch with Central Stags Adam Milne ready to fire for NZ in fast-paced battle with Australia Black Caps crunching data like GCSB for World Cup effort Afghanistan beat Scotland to claim first ever Cricket World Cup victory Daniel Vettori embraces underdog tag, sellout Eden Park crowd against Australia New Zealand women no match for English counterparts in Lincoln New Zealand great Martin Crowe to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame at Eden Park

Unwanted New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has had a rare star turn with the ball, taking a maiden first-class five-wicket bag for Essex in English county cricket.

Ryder took 5-54, the medium pacer's best return from 83 first-class matches, to help dismiss Kent for 387 at Canterbury.

He scored 10 with the bat as Essex replied with 440. Ravi Bopara topscored for Essex with 162.

Kent were 35-0 in their second innings at stumps on day three overnight (NZT).

Ryder, not considered for the current West Indies tour due to off-field disciplinary issues, hasn't yet fired with the bat in England. In four Twenty20 innings for Essex he scored 15, 30, one and 31, while in six first-class innings his highest score is 45.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content