Former Black Caps prospect returns for Central

HAMISH BIDWELL
Last updated 11:08 26/07/2013
Greg Hay
HAY RETURN: The return of one-time Black Caps prospect Greg Hay was the highlight of the contracts list released today.

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The return to the Central Districts fold of one-time Black Caps prospect Greg Hay was the most interesting aspect of the provincial cricket contracts lists released this morning.

The 29-year-old Nelson batsman still boasts a first-class average of 42.44, but hasn't played a Plunket Shield match for the Stags since 2009.

A year earlier he'd looked a right royal chance to be in the New Zealand team to tour England and not being selected seemed to dent his confidence. Hay drifted away from the game and battled for runs when he did play, before appearing in Central Districts' A team last summer.

His inclusion on their list would seem to be a result of Mathew Sinclair's retirement, which left the Stags slightly light on experienced batsmen.

Elsewhere the Major Association lists contain the usual suspects. The few personnel moves between teams had been widely forecast.

Associations were required to name between nine and 13 players today, with a fourteenth and final player to be added by August 9. 

The squads are:

Auckland: Dean Bartlett, Michael Bates, Craig Cachopa, Lockie Ferguson, Tipene Friday, Colin de Grandhomme, Donovan Grobbelaar, Gareth Hopkins, Anaru Kitchen, Tim McIntosh, Matt Quinn, Jeet Raval, Bhupinder Singh.

Canterbury: Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Brad Cachopa, Andrew Ellis, Matthey Henry, Roneel Hira, Ryan McCone, Matthew McEwan, Henry Nicholls, Rob Nicol, Shanan Stewart, Logan van Beek, George Worker

Central Districts: Carl Cachopa, Greg Hay, Jamie How, Adam Milne, Andrew Mathieson, Tarun Nethula, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Dean Robinson, Bevan Small, Ben Smith, Kruger van Wyk, Ben Wheeler, William Young.

Northern Districts: Graeme Aldridge, Jono Boult, Anton Devcich, Cameron Fletcher, Daniel Flynn, Jono Hickey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma, Brad Wilson

Otago: Nick Beard, Michael Bracewell, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Mark Craig, Derek De Boorder, Jacob Duffy, James McMillan, James Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Iain Robertson, Jesse Ryder, Sam Wells.

Wellington: Brent Arnel, Josh Brodie, James Franklin, Mark Gillespie, Andy McKay, Stephen Murdoch, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Michael Pollard, Luke Ronchi, Ili Tugaga, Henry Walsh, Luke Woodcock.

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