ND Knights secure outright win against Central

Last updated 19:03 28/11/2013
Scott Kuggeleijn
STRIKE POWER: Scott Kuggeleijn got the key wicket of Kruger van Wyk as Northern beat Central in the Plunket Shield.

Relevant offers


Captain Brendon McCullum promises Australia tougher test in New Zealand Social media reacts to inaugural day-night test between Australia and New Zealand Otago Volts youngster Jacob Duffy heads Twenty20 wickets list Howzat! Otago Volts play backyard cricket in Scarfieville Brendon McCullum refuses to blame 'incredibly frustrating' umpiring blunder Not everyone tickled pink with day-night test between Australia and New Zealand Pink ball test gets thumbs up but take grass off the wicket, says Brendon McCullum Australia believe paceman Mitchell Starc will be fit to face Black Caps in February Peter Siddle expected to be fit for Windies series after his winning effort in Adelaide Greg Baum: And the winner from the day-night test is cricket...

The Northern Knights overcame some stubborn late resistance to gain an outright win over the Central Stags in Hamilton today.

Chasing 99 for victory at Seddon Park in their second innings, the Knights reached 99-3 to achieve victory with a day and seven wickets to spare.

After rain delayed today's start until 1pm, the Stags resumed on 169-8, still 29 runs away from making the Knights bat again on day three of the four-day encounter after having to follow-on yesterday.

But a dogged partnership between wicketkeeper-batsman Kruger van Wyk and No 10 Ben Wheeler ensured the hosts would have to pad up a second time.

They then proved to be more than nuisance value, eventually putting on 102 for the ninth wicket before the introduction of Scott Kuggeleijn to the attack brought about van Wyk's downfall.

The former test keeper made 95 off 146 balls, while Wheeler notched his highest first-class score and finished unbeaten on 81, compiled from just 103 deliveries and featuring 15 fours and a six as the Stags were eventually dismissed for 296.

The Knights picked up 17 points for the win (12 outright, four first-innings bowling points and one batting) to climb to second spot on the Plunket Shield points table with 23 from two matches, while the Stags (four first-innings bowling points) are bottom with nine. 



First Innings 287


First Innings 89


Second Innings (169-8 overnight)

J How b D Mitchell 39
B Smith c B Watling b S Kuggeleijn 18
Carl Cachopa b S Kuggeleijn 14
R Taylor c BJ Watling b T Boult 0
W Young c B Wilson b D Mitchell 24
P Trego c BJ Watling b T Southee 4
C van Wyk c D Mitchell b S Kuggeleijn 95
D Bracewell b D Mitchell 0
A Milne b I Sodhi 0
B Wheeler not out 81
A Patel c BJ Watling b T Southee 6

Extras (lb 8, wd 4, nb 3) 15

Total (for 10 wickets, 81.5 overs) 296

Fall: 1-48 (B Smith, 10.6), 2-70 (J How, 16.4), 3-75 (Carl Cachopa, 18.3), 4-77 (R Taylor, 19.4), 5-84 (P Trego, 22.4), 6-158 (W Young, 46.2), 7-159 (D Bracewell, 48.5), 8-164 (A Milne, 51.2), 9-266 (C van Wyk, 77.1), 10-296 (A Patel, 81.5)

Bowling: T Southee 9.5-0-40-2, T Boult 16-1-78-1, S Kuggeleijn 11-2-48-3, D Vettori 24-6-64-0, D Mitchell 4-1-5-3, I Sodhi 17-4-53-1 

Ad Feedback


Second Innings (target 99 runs)

D Flynn c P Trego b B Wheeler 32
B Wilson c R Taylor b A Milne 6
A Devcich c A Milne b P Trego 13
D Mitchell not out 26
B Watling not out 12

Extras (lb 2, wd 5, nb 3) 10

Total (for 3 wickets, 25.4 overs) 99

Fall: 1-25 (B Wilson, 8.1), 2-45 (A Devcich, 15.2), 3-77 (D Flynn, 23.3)

Bowling: D Bracewell 6-0-22-0, B Wheeler 7.4-0-35-1, A Milne 7-0-24-1, P Trego 5-2-16-1

- Fairfax Media

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