Has provincial captaincy become a curse?
Murdoch, Wilson, D de Boorder this year have struggled.
Last year; Redmond (got dropped), Elliott, A de Boorder (dropped by Xmas), How .....all had shockers
'Tightness' and 'won't wicketkeep' Bidwell says this morning, more than likely he's completely buried his lead though, more taken with the great bravery shown by Jeets and Kuggs -
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Could be an exciting day today in the Plunket Shield.
Otago should finish off Wellington who have just a 185 run lead with 1 wicket in hand. Pretty sure that means that CD need to beat ND - they look likely but James Marshall could yet be an unlikely hero for Otago.
Jeets now clearly experienced at facing PACE bowlers that are trying to hit him. 54*Patel's recent struggles against fast bowling have been painful to watch and Otago made every effort to make him relive them yesterday. Neil Wagner, who reportedly peppered Patel in the Port Elizabeth nets while the two were touring South Africa with the Black Caps, tried more of the same at the Basin Reserve.
Kuggeleijn's own knock was top drawer, confirming his status as an emerging all-rounder. His season average now sits in excess of 40 and he was equally stoic in the face of some hostile bowling from Wagner.
"I like to think I'd never back down to that sort of stuff. I prefer to get hurt and keep batting than look like a pussy and get out," he said.
Haha wag. Black Cap by 2014.
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Wellington finishing with a lovely win.
Otago have lost.
Well done CD, winning 6/9 deserved the Trophy. Strange bowling stats for CD this season, 22 wickets highest tally up to date, 9 different bowlers have made significant contributions to their wins.
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