Blair Soper and Nick Beard in for Otago tomorrow. Wells a hamstring injury, out for 4-6 weeks.
Auckland really hurting ND with this 7th wicket partnership between Craig Cachopa and Bruce Martin - 147 now and 89 run lead. Not good for my prediction of ND winning the Plunket Shield again.
I think the plan with him his to allow for some more growth before throwing him into the deep end, hence the Wheater signing. Let him play some more association cricket, ND "A" etc and bring him into the mix next season. He's still at school at the moment but he's been part of the ND set up for about two years now, massive future in the game. Scored a ton of runs at school and has been talked up since he was about 13 years old.
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How's Wheater been keeping, Howsie? I've not seen him keep for Essex before.
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Looked sharp from what I saw during Otago's first innings last week, mind you he didn't have that much work to do. Impressed a few people keeping to Sodhi in that second innings though apparently.
Seems to have picked up a decent number of dismissals already - including a few in the first couple of overs, which is usually a good sign. I'll be hoping he's in the team when ND come down to Wellington for the Plunket Shield.
Agreed that it does make sense to not rush him whilst giving him a taste in "A" cricket. That said, if he was Sri Lankan he'd probably have made the WC T20...
OK so if his batting played a part in Astle's international call-up, it's a card that Martin can lay on the table now too!
Duffy not getting many overs, has he picked up an injury? Or bowling pies?
Which served him well on Fri night in a typical under-used Wellington appearance. DNB and DNB.
Kugs also got a club ton
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Badenhorst (who I think Hurricane liked in the A-Z) 10/14 against Taranaki on Saturday.
Small played but was the dud sadly with 1/34, Mason 9/51.
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