Henry missing for Canterbury clash with Aces

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

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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.

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