My corner of the oval

… thoughts from a Kiwi cricket fan

Live blog: Sunday afternoon at the cricket

on February 3, 2013

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon, than to spend it sitting in the sun (yes, we’re onto our tenth sunny day in succession in the Capital!) and watching the Wellington and Canterbury cricket sides do battle in the Plunket Shield competition.
Canterbury batted first, putting on 329 runs before the Firebirds hit back on day two with 356 runs, including yet another Plunket Shield century this season, this time from Steve Murdoch (102).
Day three saw the Wizards batting again, and this time they were able to declare their innings closed at 410/7, meaning the Firebirds needed to score 384 runs to take the win.
Well placed at the tea break on day four on 305/7, thanks to contributions from Michael Papps (65), Jesse Ryder (31), Grant Elliott (91) and Harru Boam (60*), the Wizards need another 3 wickets, while Wellington need 79 runs!
Let’s go, Firebirds!

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One response to “Live blog: Sunday afternoon at the cricket

  1. Jess says:

    Ok, after Boam gets himself out and lets us all know about his displeasure as his bat hit something in the changing sheds, its looking likely the Wizards will be taking this one out!

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