The Ford Trophy, Final: Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland, Mar 31, 2013
Auckland won by 3 wickets (with 149 balls remaining)
31 March 2013 (50-over match)
  Canterbury innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GH Worker c de Grandhomme b CS Martin 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
1.5 the old stager strikes with a lovely delivery, good length on middle and just nipping away from Worker, who nibbles and gets a healthy edge into the cordon where de Grandhomme at second slip takes a waist-high catch in front of his first slipper 2/1
View dismissal RJ Nicol run out (de Grandhomme) 12 51 29 1 0 41.37
11.4 de Grandhomme to Fulton, what a way to go, Nicol was backing up with his bat in the wrong hand and had no chance to get back as Fulton drilled a straight drive into the stumps at the non-striker's end, de Grandhomme managed to get a fingertip on the ball before it cannoned into the stumps. Bowlers will say that is justice 58/2
View dismissal PG Fulton c CS Martin b Bates 41 48 40 4 3 102.50
12.3 Canterbury lose their two set batsmen in successive overs, Fulton charged down and skied the attempted mow over cover with a high leading-edge straight down the throat of third man 59/3
View dismissal DG Brownlie c †Hopkins b Bates 0 7 2 0 0 0.00
12.4 angled across Brownlie, wafts away from his body, Hopkins collects behind the stumps and Auckland go up as one, adamant that he has nicked it, the umpires choose to check upstairs, which they can do themselves in the playing conditions. Replays show a healthy deviation off the bat, Brownlie has to go for a duck as Canterbury lose three international batsmen in the space of seven balls 59/4
View dismissal TWM Latham c de Grandhomme b Bates 42 90 61 2 1 68.85
33.3 Auckland have been smoking hot in the field, Hopkins' drop aside, and here Latham's innings is ended as Canterbury's last hope departs, it was full outside off and Latham attempted to go over the top, skied the drive high and looked to have cleared mid-off, de Grandhomme ran backwards and importantly side-on to keep an eye on the ball, dived one-handed behind him and plucked it before retaining control as he fell, an absolute screamer of a catch 131/9
View dismissal SL Stewart c Munro b CS Martin 1 3 4 0 0 25.00
13.2 another former New Zealand batsman departs for Canterbury! Madness at the Eden Park Outer Oval, it was a half-volley on leg and Stewart fell over as he flicked uppishly, it looked to be going for four until Munro leapt like a salmon to take a stunning two-handed take to his right at square leg 60/5
View dismissal AM Ellis* c Bates b Grobbelaar 17 52 35 1 0 48.57
26.3 poor stroke from the Canterbury captain costs him his wicket, tried to repeat the previous stroke but again couldn't get right underneath it and it settled safely in the hands of Bates at mid-on 103/6
View dismissal RM Hira c †Hopkins b Grobbelaar 0 7 8 0 0 0.00
28.4 Hira departs without scoring and that was not a well-advised shot, full outside off and Hira pushed at it without moving his feet, nicked it through to Hopkins who made no mistake this time 111/7
View dismissal MJ Henry run out (Kitchen/†Hopkins) 2 8 6 0 0 33.33
30.3 Grobbelaar to Latham, oh dear, Latham has sold his partner down the river here, a run out when you are 115 for 7 in a final batting first is not advisable! He came forward and drove firmly into the covers, set off immediately but Kitchen swooped with two hands and Henry was well out as Hopkins removed the bails. Latham seemed to have thought he beat the fielder there - he was sadly mistaken 115/8
RJ McCone not out 14 21 14 3 0 100.00
View dismissal HK Bennett c †Hopkins b Mills 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
34.5 Auckland have steamrollered Canterbury for 139 in the Ford Trophy final, Bennett the last to go, flashes a cut at a wide ball outside off and Hopkins dives in front of McIntosh to take the rising delivery 139/10
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 3) 10
  Total (all out; 34.5 overs; 155 mins) 139 (3.99 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket KD Mills 6.5 0 12 1 1.75
34.5 to Bennett, Auckland have steamrollered Canterbury for 139 in the Ford Trophy final, Bennett the last to go, flashes a cut at a wide ball outside off and Hopkins dives in front of McIntosh to take the rising delivery 139/10
View wickets CS Martin 7 1 39 2 5.57 (1w)
1.5 to Worker, the old stager strikes with a lovely delivery, good length on middle and just nipping away from Worker, who nibbles and gets a healthy edge into the cordon where de Grandhomme at second slip takes a waist-high catch in front of his first slipper 2/1
13.2 to Stewart, another former New Zealand batsman departs for Canterbury! Madness at the Eden Park Outer Oval, it was a half-volley on leg and Stewart fell over as he flicked uppishly, it looked to be going for four until Munro leapt like a salmon to take a stunning two-handed take to his right at square leg 60/5
View wickets MD Bates 6 0 30 3 5.00
12.3 to Fulton, Canterbury lose their two set batsmen in successive overs, Fulton charged down and skied the attempted mow over cover with a high leading-edge straight down the throat of third man 59/3
12.4 to Brownlie, angled across Brownlie, wafts away from his body, Hopkins collects behind the stumps and Auckland go up as one, adamant that he has nicked it, the umpires choose to check upstairs, which they can do themselves in the playing conditions. Replays show a healthy deviation off the bat, Brownlie has to go for a duck as Canterbury lose three international batsmen in the space of seven balls 59/4
33.3 to Latham, Auckland have been smoking hot in the field, Hopkins' drop aside, and here Latham's innings is ended as Canterbury's last hope departs, it was full outside off and Latham attempted to go over the top, skied the drive high and looked to have cleared mid-off, de Grandhomme ran backwards and importantly side-on to keep an eye on the ball, dived one-handed behind him and plucked it before retaining control as he fell, an absolute screamer of a catch 131/9
  C de Grandhomme 7 0 23 0 3.28 (1w)
View wickets DJ Grobbelaar 7 1 22 2 3.14 (1w)
26.3 to Ellis, poor stroke from the Canterbury captain costs him his wicket, tried to repeat the previous stroke but again couldn't get right underneath it and it settled safely in the hands of Bates at mid-on 103/6
28.4 to Hira, Hira departs without scoring and that was not a well-advised shot, full outside off and Hira pushed at it without moving his feet, nicked it through to Hopkins who made no mistake this time 111/7
  C Munro 1 0 6 0 6.00
  Auckland innings (target: 140 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TG McIntosh c †Latham b Henry 13 16 13 2 0 100.00
4.3 and out of nowhere, McIntosh departs, inside edges a cut to a delivery which cut back in and kept low, which was the key, Latham took the catch easily as McIntosh stares accusingly at the wicket 20/1
View dismissal AK Kitchen c †Latham b Bennett 37 45 37 5 1 100.00
10.6 unwiedly stroke brings about Kitchen's downfall, shortish again but wider of off and stuck in the pitch a bit, ended up trying to tennis forehand it through point and got a thin snick which Latham took behind the stumps with the reverse cup 61/2
GJ Hopkins*† not out 34 101 57 5 0 59.64
View dismissal Craig Cachopa c †Latham b Ellis 17 30 14 2 1 121.42
17.1 superb one-handed take from Latham diving in front of first slip as the captain's decision to bring himself back on reaps immediate dividends, it was a leg-cutter which moved away from the right-hander after pitching on off and induced a thick edge 95/3
View dismissal C Munro c Henry b Ellis 21 11 10 3 1 210.00
19.2 Munro departs for a breezy 21 as he tries to deposit Ellis into the Lounge once more, doesn't get hold of it and Henry runs around and takes a good diving catch at long-off 118/4
View dismissal C de Grandhomme c Bennett b McCone 2 6 5 0 0 40.00
20.5 another wicket goes down as Auckland try to finish this in a flurry, de Grandhomme looks to go over long-on, skies a leading edge which swirls down to third man, Bennett clings on 120/5
View dismissal DJ Grobbelaar c Fulton b McCone 4 7 8 0 0 50.00
22.4 superb catch from Peter Fulton! He is loving his time in Auckland, this was angled across the right-hander outside off, Grobbelaar felt for it and edged, Fulton at first slip got down low to his left and plucked a one-handed slip catch with ease 129/6
View dismissal KD Mills b McCone 2 8 4 0 0 50.00
24.2 well well, another wicket and can Canterbury conjure something out of nothing here? It was good length around off, Mills went for a big heave and dragged it onto the base of middle stump 131/7
BP Martin not out 8 5 4 2 0 200.00
Extras (lb 1, w 3, nb 1) 5
  Total (7 wickets; 25.1 overs; 118 mins) 143 (5.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket MJ Henry 6 1 39 1 6.50
4.3 to McIntosh, and out of nowhere, McIntosh departs, inside edges a cut to a delivery which cut back in and kept low, which was the key, Latham took the catch easily as McIntosh stares accusingly at the wicket 20/1
View wickets RJ McCone 8 0 31 3 3.87 (2w)
20.5 to de Grandhomme, another wicket goes down as Auckland try to finish this in a flurry, de Grandhomme looks to go over long-on, skies a leading edge which swirls down to third man, Bennett clings on 120/5
22.4 to Grobbelaar, superb catch from Peter Fulton! He is loving his time in Auckland, this was angled across the right-hander outside off, Grobbelaar felt for it and edged, Fulton at first slip got down low to his left and plucked a one-handed slip catch with ease 129/6
24.2 to Mills, well well, another wicket and can Canterbury conjure something out of nothing here? It was good length around off, Mills went for a big heave and dragged it onto the base of middle stump 131/7
View wickets AM Ellis 6.1 1 34 2 5.51 (1nb)
17.1 to Cachopa, superb one-handed take from Latham diving in front of first slip as the captain's decision to bring himself back on reaps immediate dividends, it was a leg-cutter which moved away from the right-hander after pitching on off and induced a thick edge 95/3
19.2 to Munro, Munro departs for a breezy 21 as he tries to deposit Ellis into the Lounge once more, doesn't get hold of it and Henry runs around and takes a good diving catch at long-off 118/4
View wicket HK Bennett 5 0 38 1 7.60 (1w)
10.6 to Kitchen, unwiedly stroke brings about Kitchen's downfall, shortish again but wider of off and stuck in the pitch a bit, ended up trying to tennis forehand it through point and got a thin snick which Latham took behind the stumps with the reverse cup 61/2

Match details


Toss - Auckland, who chose to field
Series - Auckland won the 2012/13 The Ford Trophy
Umpires - CB Gaffaney and DJ Walker
TV umpire - GAV Baxter

Match Notes


    • 12th Men: LV van Beek (Canterbury), DN Hakaraia (Auckland)
    • Match Scorer & Commentator: Avi Singh
    • Canterbury innings:
    • Compulsory Power Play: Overs 0.1 - 10.0
    • Canterbury: 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (RJ Nicol 9, PG Fulton 36, Ex 5)
    • Canterbury: 100 runs in 25.0 overs (150 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Canterbury - 125/8 in 32.0 overs (TWM Latham 36, RJ McCone 6)
    • Batting Power Play: Overs 33.1 - 38.0
    • Auckland innings:
    • Compulsory Power Play: Overs 0.1 - 10.0
    • Auckland: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: Auckland - 57/1 in 10.0 overs (AK Kitchen 33, GJ Hopkins 9)
    • Auckland: 100 runs in 17.4 overs (106 balls), Extras 3
 
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