Canterbury thrash Auckland in Plunket Shield

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 13:01 22/02/2013
Ryan McCone
CHRIS HILLOCK/Fairfax NZ
TOP EFFORT: Ryan McCone led the Canterbury bowlers with 3-33.

Relevant offers

National

Super Rugby set for dysfunctional June break as a result of 2017 Lions tour Umpire Bruce Oxenford tries out protective equipment during England v Sri Lanka ODI Live: Sydney Roosters v Canterbury Bulldogs Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell pick their Lions XVs to face the All Blacks Draw of European rugby clubs leaves Wallabies stocks dangerously weak Eels can't shy away from Semi Radradra allegations, says campaigner Charlie King First Parramatta Eels 'gang of five' member Tom Issa quits, David Lamond joins board Western Bulldogs suspend Tom Boyd and Zaine Cordy over alcohol-fuelled fight Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra on his way back to Australia for NRL return Ryan Giggs will reportedly quit Manchester United after 29 years at Old Trafford

Canterbury have wrapped up their final Plunket Shield cricket match of the season with a nine wicket thrashing of Auckland today.

The four day match barely went into day three at Christchurch's Hagley Oval as both Auckland's innings were poor.

Rolled for 173 on day one, Auckland were dismissed this morning for just 170, leaving Canterbury only 42 to pick up their third outright win of the season.

Gareth Hopkins was Auckland's best scoring an unbeaten 66 batting at No 5 before he ran out of partners.

Ryan McCone (3-33) and Matt McEwan (3-63) were Canterbury's best with the ball while Ben McCord grabbed two wickets and Shanan Stewart and Todd Astle had one apiece.

Canterbury skipper Peter Fulton (19no) and Henry Nicholls (7no) knocked off the winning runs well before lunch.

Canterbury's chase lasted just seven overs.

The loss secured Auckland the competition's wooden spoon while Canterbury's outright win, just their third of the season, is likely to move them up to fourth on the six-team ladder.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content