The Papps dismissal was so 2007.
Scott Kuggeleijn 142* vs CD (maiden FC 100)
Bruce Martin 114 vs ND
Bruce Martin 56* vs CD
Tarun Nethula 108 vs Otago (maiden FC 100)
Adam Milne 97 vs Otago
Tim Southee 156 vs Wellington (maiden FC 100)
Mark Gillespie 77 vs Canterbury
Ian Butler 73* vs CD
Ian Butler 63* vs ND
Mark Craig 93 vs ND
Kyle Mills 63* vs Canterbury
Matthew Bates 59 vs CD
Ish Sodhi 48 vs Otago (FC debut knock)
Ish Sodhi 50 vs CD
Gareth Andrew 180* vs Auckland (maiden FC 100)
Ben McCord 47 vs Otago
In the context of so many under-performing specialist batsmen, many of whom have yet to pass 50, that's pretty spectacular.
Last edited by Cricket CoachDB; 17-12-2012 at 10:19 AM.
Doubt they will play in Wellington today. Ajaz Patel looks to have a nice action, doesnt throw it which is nice.. When did Nick Beard start chucking?
Mills in Andrew/Southee mould! It's a quite incredible pattern this round of games; all three have seen a lower order batsman bat superbly then open the bowling with instant results. Confidence?
Last edited by Cricket CoachDB; 17-12-2012 at 09:01 PM.
Although it's been a while since I have seen Jones bowl ....
Edit: so I have had a look at Jones on YouTube, and yeah, not really, apart from both being a little round arm
Last edited by Immenso; 17-12-2012 at 10:47 PM.
Chris Martin didn't bowl second innings for Auckland - wonder if he's injured.
Can't believe Mills 10 wickets for the match. Bruce Martin also with 7 - I guess that's good in case he's needed in SA. Looks like a large dose of Lolcanterbury though.
People keep talking about how improved the bowling is at the moment, but the stats don't really bear that up. Currently, of the top 10 wicket takers, only 3 have averages under 30 (Butler, Arnel and Nethula). The quality young quicks (Milne and Wheeler in particular) have done better, but obviously have only played a couple of games due to injury.
Play against spin might improve now Merlyn has arrived. I remember it was used by the England team for the 2005 Ashes.
New Zealand Cricket - NZC purchase Merlyn bowling machineThe ‘Merlyn’ as it is called, was recently purchased by NZC and gives players the opportunity to face all types of spin bowling all year round.
It has the ability to replicate side spin, top spin, back spin, speed and flight. A number of international players have vouched for the Merlyn and believe it has substantially improved their play of spin bowling.
The Merlyn will be used by players of all levels at NZC and will be based in Lincoln.
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