3 sixes in an over, poor Johnston.
See we're ingeniously getting Gillespie into "I'll do it all myself, with maybe an adventurous cbf innings from Ryder, thanks ****s" mode quite early this year, Wgtn's best mode of all. Got a few stumps flying in Rangiora last time, I still expect a modest first innings lead against these tipped-for-the-spoon shunts.
Nothing short of an All Stars look about Ellis, can only presume we'll bring him to his natural home one day.
100 run partnership between Gillespie and McKay.
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Vimes tells it how it is:
Awww, Worker! A 100 for a No. 11 was right there ffs.
5th V 6th. How cute.
But seriously how bad is that Canterbury attack, Nuttall looks a decent prospect but it's pretty trash.
95 runs, should be enough
So happy to see Mitchell rack up a decent innings, he was insane for the Valley during the Hawke Cup last season, racked up a few 100's against some pretty handy attacks. Scored 120 odd not out against a Hamilton attack featuring Mathieson, Verma, Baker and Scott and his team struggled to make 200. Quality bat and a bloody decent bowling option.
Kippax, would I be able to request Cachopa and Brownlie tons plz?
Didn't play in this year's ICC U19 World Cup for NZ.
But send him to Colombo urgently ! Has played there before for HK I see.
Chapman leads Hong Kong to maiden victory in Sri Lanka | Cricket News | Hong Kong | ESPN Cricinfo
HK were keen to have him last year
Boost for HK as Chapman confirms availability for Dubai tournament | Cricket News | Hong Kong | ESPN Cricinfo
He even gets interviewed when back in HK. Not bad at 16-17 years old.
Keeping a low profile in NZ. Wise move.
Exactly Slippaah, I was gob-smacked to see that it was the same guy-and that he's still so bloody young! I know 18 is a bit young for "A" cricket, let alone FC, but...he has full international experience and a lot of it abroad, so I don't think he'd be fazed in the slightest.
Namibia is a really interesting one in that they play in the SA semi-pro second tier (which is FC). They generally finish bottom but bloody a few noses, with their best 4 or 5 players delivering the sort of numbers that mark them out as good enough to be reasonable players in County or NZ domestic cricket. Again, I wouldn't see them anything other than bottom as they don't have the depth.
UAE are just the definition of inconsistency-they'll beat Afghanistan one game and lose to Nepal the next. Every so often Khuram Khan might win a game on his own, but he's a bit ancient now.
But if you were to pick an XI out of the slightly lower Associates, they'd give any domestic NZ side a good game. Nepal's best spinner wouldn't be far off Kiwi international honours..and I'd say most of the top 10 Associates sides would do really well in a 2nd XI competition. Chapman's in that "just under FC" level as a top HK performer-only that was almost 2 years ago when he was still a child!
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