Canterbury hold on for draw with one wicket in last session

Northern Districts 378 (from Grandhomme 115, Brownlie 77, McConchie 2-41) and 234 for December 6 (Cooper 58, Henry 2-64) drew with Canterbury 228 (Murdoch 59, Sodhi 3-48) and 221 for 9 (Boyle 108, Nicholls 54, Sodhi 4-82, Wagner 3-50)

Colin de Grandhomme directs the ball to the left side Getty Images

Century maiden of 22 years Jack Boyle, followed by a collapse of a lower order, kept the Northern Districts at a minimum distance from the victory against Canterbury in the Oval Hagley, in the only match of the second round that It was done until the last day.

Chasing a rigid 385 after the Northern Districts declared 234 for the last day, Canterbury was taken to the last session with a brave century of Boyle and half a century of Henry Nicholls. Canterbury needed 211 runs in the final session and although they had looked for a draw, the international duo of Ish Sodhi and Neil Wagner gave them a scare. With 15 remaining remnants in the day, Sodhi had trapped Boyle in 108, only five passes after James Baker fired Nicholls to break the association's third event of 141 races. To add to Canterbury's problems, captain Cole McConchie was also captured by Sodhi and No. 5 Ken McClure had to retire wounded by 14 after being hit by a goalkeeper by Wagner.

It seemed that the Northern Districts finished things when Sodhi and Wagner ran down the line to fire Matt Henry for 5, and to the trio of Cam Fletcher, Andrew Hazeldine and Will Williams for the ducks. With only one wicket left, the two Theo van Woerkom and Fraser Sheat, who have played less than 10 first-class matches each, surpassed the last seven of the day to earn four points for Canterbury compared to eight for the District North. what would have been 20 if they had won.

At the beginning of the day, the Northern Districts resumed their overnight 204 for 5 to add another 30 races before the declaration. They had taken an advantage of 150 innings in the first inning after they were put at bat and Colin de Grandhomme scored a fast 115 of 135 balls (his 12th first one hundred) at number 6 after his team was 168 4. Half. Centuries since Dean Brownlie (77) and Sodhi (50) meant that they got a respectable 378 before Sodhi took three windows, Wagner two and restricted Canterbury to 228 after half a century of Stephen Murdoch. The Northern Districts continued their dominance by declaring in their second innings but they were left with a draw.


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