Henry missing for Canterbury clash with Aces

Last updated 05:00 06/02/2014
Matt Henry
NEW FACE: Seamer Matt Henry made a surprise ODI debut at the expense of his teammate Hamish Bennett.

Relevant offers


Chris Cairns trial: Judge asks if McCullum would have been shocked by chat Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun scores impressive century in under-16 tournament Day-night test could become norm: Mike Hesson 'Beer wench' help wanted ad for NZ-Australia Adelaide cricket match Kiwi quick Tim Southee eyes scalp of IPL team-mate Steve Smith Day-night test advocate concedes pink ball will be blamed for any mistake in Adelaide India captain Virat Kohli: Black Caps v Australia day-night test a 'landmark' Chris Cairns trial: A chronology of the case Four-day tests would spell the end of spin bowling, says former Australian bowler Black Caps lay low in AFL-mad Adelaide as countdown drags on to first day-night test

Canterbury will be without their newest Black Cap when they take on Auckland in Plunket Shield cricket action tomorrow at Hagley Oval.

Matt Henry took 4-38 in his debut One Day International last week, but re-aggravated a groin problem in the process and will miss the four-day match.

The competition leaders do, however, welcome back another quick with recent international experience, Hamish Bennett.

Bennett will lead a bowling attack which could also be without bowling all-rounder Logan van Beek as he too is carrying a niggle in his hip, picked up in the side's 310-run loss to Northern Districts in Gisborne last week.

The side's usual captain Peter Fulton will also be missing as he plays in the first test today against India.

Coach Gary Stead said the final make-up of the Canterbury team for the round-eight clash was not yet decided and a selectors meeting and a check up of van Beek's condition was yet to happen.

A Canterbury A match was being played yesterday and Stead said the selectors wanted to have a look at that before they made a final decision on the side.

Canterbury remain on top of the six-team competition despite losing their last two matches outright.

Their lead, however, is only seven points now and they will likely need to win two of their last three games to win the Plunket Shield.

Andrew Ellis will captain the side in Fulton's absence.

Ad Feedback

- 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