Flurry of wickets has Wellington on back foot

RICHARD KNOWLER
Last updated 13:32 19/11/2012

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Seamer Andrew Ellis collected three wickets in the opening session of the first day of Canterbury's Plunket Shield match against Wellington as the visitors limped to 93 runs for the loss of five wickets in Rangiora.

Ellis had former Canterbury opener Michael Papps removed in the 19th over when he was caught by Tom Latham for 31 - just as it seemed Wellington were humming along on 59 without loss.

Edward Nuttall added to the visitors' discomfort when he extracted Josh Brodie in the following over and without a run being added.

Wellington struggled to recover from the loss of their two openers.

Ellis added the prized scalps of skipper Stephen Murdoch (0) and Jesse Ryder (1) to tighten the Cantabs' choker-hold on the visitors in overcast conditions.

Despite nudging a single through the covers soon after taking the crease, Ryder lasted just four balls before he was clean bowled.

 

Plunket Shield

Canterbury v Wellington

Wellington

First innings: (lunchtime) 93-5

J Brodie c Cachopa b Nuttall 20

M Papps c Latham b Ellis 31

S Murdoch c Andrew b Ellis 0

J Ryder b Ellis 1

L Woodcock 18

G Elliott not out 10

L Ronchi not out 3

Extras (b 2, lb 6, wd 1, nb 1) 10

Total (5 wickets) 93

Fall of wickets: 59, 59, 60, 61, 83.

Bowling: W Lonsdale 10-3-32-1, E Nuttall 8-3-16-1, G Andrew 8-0-25-0, A Ellis 6-2-12-3.

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