Daniel Flynn leads from front as rain spoils day

IAN ANDERSON
Last updated 21:12 07/02/2014

Relevant offers

Cricket

Time for Kane Williamson to stand-up as stand-in captain The Ashes: Race to replace Jimmy Anderson down to three Coliseum Sports Media continuing to push the sports TV boundaries Michael Clarke to be given time to regain form - Darren Lehmann Darren Lehmann opens up about Brad Haddin sacking South Africa-Bangladesh test rained out for second day England keep Joe Root out of bar trouble by not letting him go Walkabout Alastair Cook: England can reclaim Ashes at Trent Bridge without Jimmy Anderson Michael Clarke: My poor form a major concern for Australia, admits captain The Ashes: England cruise to third test win at Edgbaston to take 2-1 series lead

Rain hindered the useful progress the Northern Knights made on the opening day of their latest Plunket Shield match.

When stumps were called early on day one of the four-day encounter against the Wellington Firebirds at Karori Park today, the visitors were 169-2 in their first innings.

They were led by skipper Daniel Flynn, who continued his good recent form with an assertive 70 off only 82 balls as he dominated the opening partnership. When fellow opener Brad Wilson was first out for 14, the Knights had already reached 78 in the 16th over.

Flynn struck 10 fours and a six in his 82-ball stay, and when he was dismissed, Joe Carter and Daryl Mitchell kept the visitors on top until bad light, initially, and then rain meant there was no play possible for over a session.

The highly-promising Carter was unbeaten on 47 from 120 deliveries, with Mitchell not out 20.

The Knights are desperate to capture a second successive outright victory to keep their chances of winning the domestic first-class title alive.

At the start of the eighth round clash, the Knights were fourth on the six-team table - 18 behind leaders Canterbury - with two matches remaining following their current game.

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