Papps guides Wellington to commanding position

RICHARD KNOWLER
Last updated 13:11 22/11/2012
Michael Papps
Photosport
UBEATEN: Michael Papps' 179 has guided Wellington to a commanding position in their Plunket Shield clash against Canterbury.

Relevant offers

Cricket

Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill named players of the year at cricket awards The bargain buys and big-money flops of IPL 2016 Alastair Cook milestone as England win to clinch Sri Lanka series Alastair Cook becomes first Englishman to hit 10,000 test runs Adam Zampa wants to impress selectors on his own merit Kane Williamson carries the drinks as David Warner blasts Sunrisers Hyderabad to IPL title Sri Lanka's Mathews leads from front to frustrate England in second test Black Caps all-rounder Mitchell Santner breaks finger playing for Worcestershire Kane Williamson and David Warner star in a cringeworthy TV ad England on course to crush Sri Lanka in second test

Wellington's Michael Papps has blazed an unbeaten 179 on the final day of the Plunket Shield match against Canterbury.

Papps, who was on 95 overnight, continued his onslaught in Rangiora this morning and the Firebirds are well-poised to record a respectable total before the inevitable declaration.

Sitting on 322-5, Wellington have a 260-run lead at lunch.

Former Black Caps opener Papps' contribution from 293 balls has included 17 fours and a six.

Fellow opener Josh Brodie contributed 74 before being caught and bowled by George Worker.

By that point, however, it was obvious Wellington's grip on this match was intense.

The opening partnership had posted 211 runs before Brodie was dismissed.

Once again the threat of Jesse Ryder was negated with surprising ease. Ryder, who was fingered as a major threat following a wonderful run leading into this match was bowled by spinner Tom Johnston for 4.

Ryder managed just one in the first innings, having been cleaned out by seamer Andy Ellis.

Canterbury were dismissed for 301 yesterday afternoon after top-order batsman Dean Brownlie starred with 113 from 255 balls.

 

Scoreboard

Wellington

First innings 239.

Second innings 322-5 (M Papps 179no, J Brodie 74, L Woodcock 45); T Johnston 2-32, G Worker 2-15).

 

Canterbury

First innings 301.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

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