Fulton fires for Canterbury but falls short of ton

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 13:14 21/02/2013

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Peter Fulton fell agonisingly short of his fourth Plunket Shield century of the season, but gave his test credentials another boost as Canterbury put on a solid batting performance.

The Canterbury skipper was dismissed for 98 in the morning session of their final four-day match of the season, against Auckland at Hagley Park today.

Fulton's contribution helped Canterbury through to 233-4 at lunch on day two and a lead of 60.

Tom Latham was 50no and first day bowling hero Shanan Stewart was unbeaten on 20 at lunch.

Despite missing a match, Fulton was the competition's leading run scorer before this game and now has 883 runs at an average of more than 55.

He's scored three centuries and seven half centuries.

He's been surpassed as the competition's top scorer by Otago's Aaron Redmond who was 126no at lunch in his side's match against Wellington.

But Fulton has well and truly put his hand up to bat at the top of the test order against England when the first of three tests begins on March 6 in Dunedin.

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