The Ford Trophy - Final

Northern Districts v Wellington

Wellington won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

10.00am Good morning and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of the New Zealand domestic one-day final between Northern Districts and Wellington from a beautifully sunny Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Avi Singh with you today on scoring and commentary duties. News from the toss is that the home side Northern Districts have chosen to bat first. The weather is set to remain perfect throughout the day and the pitch should be no obstacle to batsmen amassing decent totals.

10.09am Brent Arnel to bowl to his former team-mate Anton Devcich to open up this final

0.1

Arnel to Devcich, no run, full on the pads and clipped straight to square leg

0.2

Arnel to Devcich, no run, pitches on a good length around leg and deviates sharply past the outer edge of the blade through to Watling

0.3

Arnel to Devcich, no run, worked off the pads again to midwicket

0.4

Arnel to Devcich, no run, leaves alone a length delivery in the fifth stump corridor

0.5

Arnel to Devcich, 1 run, off the mark with a tuck off the hips down to fine leg in response to a gentle length delivery

0.6

Arnel to Flynn, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 1 (1 run) Northern Districts 1/0
DR Flynn    0* (1b)      BJ Arnel    1-0-1-0
AP Devcich    1* (5b)     

1.1

Gillespie to Devcich, 1 wide, Gillespie begins with a loose length ball well down leg

1.1

Gillespie to Devcich, no run, this is fuller on leg and jags sharply away, kicking up to rattle Devcich on the glove as he sought to stride forward

1.2

Gillespie to Devcich, no run, touch of late away swing as Devcich shoulders arms to a length ball on off which keeps going across

1.3

Gillespie to Devcich, 1 run, full on off and firmly punched to the right of mid-off for a comfortably taken single

1.4

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, fullish on the pads and firmly clipped to square leg

1.5

Gillespie to Flynn, 1 run, touch of movement in from back of a length on off, Flynn awkwardly jams it down to third man to open his account

1.6

Gillespie to Devcich, no run, good length on off and defends to leg

End of over 2 (3 runs) Northern Districts 4/0
AP Devcich    2* (9b)      MR Gillespie    1-0-3-0
DR Flynn    1* (3b)      BJ Arnel    1-0-1-0

2.1

Arnel to Flynn, FOUR, overpitches outside off and Flynn drives firmly straight making his partner hop out of the way as it scorches to the boundary

2.2

Arnel to Flynn, no run, defends a length ball on off to cover

2.3

Arnel to Flynn, no run, length ball on leg, misses the clip and is struck on the pad, ball ricochets into the gully region

2.4

Arnel to Flynn, no run, length outside off angling across and Flynn throws his hands at it without making contact

2.5

Arnel to Flynn, no run, beaten outside off as it went across him and Flynn pushed away from the body with the hands

2.6

Arnel to Flynn, no run, goes back and mistimes a back foot punch into the covers

End of over 3 (4 runs) Northern Districts 8/0
DR Flynn    5* (9b 1x4)      BJ Arnel    2-0-5-0
AP Devcich    2* (9b)      MR Gillespie    1-0-3-0

3.1

Gillespie to Devcich, no run, hit on the pad as he looks to work it to the one side from a good length on leg

3.2

Gillespie to Devcich, 2 runs, fullish on the pads and he taps it down to the right of fine leg which allows them to return for a second

3.3

Gillespie to Devcich, 1 run, hits a good length on off and gets a thickish outside edge in defence which rolls through backward point down to third man

3.4

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, squared up on middle and off from a good length and he defends to slip on the bounce with soft hands

3.5

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, again squared up as he looks to work to leg from a good length, ball rolls to off

3.6

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, Gillespie causing Flynn problems as he again squares him up on middle, thick outside edge is again played softly into the slip cordon

End of over 4 (3 runs) Northern Districts 11/0
DR Flynn    5* (12b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    2-0-6-0
AP Devcich    5* (12b)      BJ Arnel    2-0-5-0

4.1

Arnel to Devcich, no run, full outside off and he drives without complete timing down to mid-off

4.2

Arnel to Devcich, no run, leaves alone a gentle length delivery outside off

4.3

Arnel to Devcich, no run, banged in on middle and leg and Devcich gets underneath it, slowness of the pitch extracts some of the venom from the bouncer although it possibly looked to still be over head height

4.4

Arnel to Devcich, OUT, Devcich looks to play across the line to a full ball pitching on leg which hits the pad in front of middle, umpire Phil Jones deliberates for a lengthy period before raising the finger

AP Devcich lbw b Arnel 5 (18m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

4.5

Arnel to Wilson, FOUR, Brad Wilson is the new man and begins in fine style as Arnel drops a half-volley on middle and leg and he clips it firmly through backward square to the fence

4.6

Arnel to Wilson, no run, left alone outside off as Wilson strides forward confidently to do so

End of over 5 (4 runs) Northern Districts 15/1
BS Wilson    4* (2b 1x4)      BJ Arnel    3-0-9-1
DR Flynn    5* (12b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    2-0-6-0

5.1

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, reluctant to come forward as he defends off the outer edge to point, Gillespie has made Flynn wary of coming forward

5.2

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, goes back and defends down the pitch

5.3

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, length outside leg which raps him on the pad as he looks to clip it fine

5.4

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, Flynn struggling with Gillespie's line of attack here, again can't make contact with a length ball pitched outside leg as his pad stands in the way

5.5

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, forward on off in defence, looking more secure on this occasion

5.6

Gillespie to Flynn, no run, again cannot combine bat on ball to another length delivery on leg as Gillespie completes a probing maiden

End of over 6 (maiden) Northern Districts 15/1
DR Flynn    5* (18b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    3-1-6-0
BS Wilson    4* (2b 1x4)      BJ Arnel    3-0-9-1

6.1

Arnel to Wilson, 2 leg byes, strays on the pads and WIlson misses the flick but it strikes the pad and rolls fine past the keeper as they scamper a couple

6.2

Arnel to Wilson, no run, defends down to mid-off

6.3

Arnel to Wilson, no run, Wilson is again forward on off in defence, tight start from Wellington today

6.4

Arnel to Wilson, no run, again strides forward and defends to cover

6.5

Arnel to Wilson, no run, bottom hand dominates a wristy flick on the bounce to mid-on to a fullish ball on the stumps

6.6

Arnel to Wilson, 1 run, good length on off and Wilson wristily works it to the right of mid-on who gives spirited chase to prevent the possibility of a second

End of over 7 (3 runs) Northern Districts 18/1
BS Wilson    5* (8b 1x4)      BJ Arnel    4-0-10-1
DR Flynn    5* (18b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    3-1-6-0

7.1

Gillespie to Wilson, no run, back and across and firmly punches to cover

7.2

Gillespie to Wilson, no run, gets forward and defends once more into the covers

7.3

Gillespie to Wilson, no run, sweetly timed straight drive finds mid-off with precision as the batsmen continue to battle

7.4

Gillespie to Wilson, FOUR, and then Wilson peels off an exquisite flick off the hips which gives the chasing fine leg fielder no chance

7.5

Gillespie to Wilson, no run, left alone outside off as the ball angled back in a touch from a good length but not enough to force Wilson to consider altering his stroke

7.6

Gillespie to Wilson, no run, gets forward to defend back to the bowler

End of over 8 (4 runs) Northern Districts 22/1
BS Wilson    9* (14b 2x4)      MR Gillespie    4-1-10-0
DR Flynn    5* (18b 1x4)      BJ Arnel    4-0-10-1

8.1

Arnel to Flynn, no run, leaves a length ball alone outside off

8.2

Arnel to Flynn, no run, throws the hands at a full ball just outside off, mistimes the drive on the bounce just short of point

8.3

Arnel to Flynn, 2 runs, chops a length ball through backward point and third man cannot prevent Flynn retaining the strike

8.4

Arnel to Flynn, no run, again tries to chop through backward point but mistimes this into the edge of the block

8.5

Arnel to Flynn, 1 run, banged in on middle and leg and Flynn goes hard at it and top-edges it to fine leg on the bounce

8.6

Arnel to Wilson, no run, beaten outside off as Wilson loosely tries to drive on the up with no movement of the feet

End of over 9 (3 runs) Northern Districts 25/1
BS Wilson    9* (15b 2x4)      BJ Arnel    5-0-13-1
DR Flynn    8* (23b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    4-1-10-0

9.1

Gillespie to Flynn, FOUR, overpitched on the pads and Flynn clips it through wide midwicket to the fence as he capitalises on a rare poor delivery

9.2

Gillespie to Flynn, OUT, Flynn perishes looking to repeat the stroke but doesn't roll the wrists on this and uppishly flicks it straight to square leg

DR Flynn c Blundell b Gillespie 12 (39m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.00

9.3

Gillespie to Watling, no run, Watling enters the arena and leaves his first ball outside off

9.4

Gillespie to Watling, 1 run, defends with soft hands and a thickish outside edge rolls to the right of second slip who makes a partial stop but can't prevent the single

9.5

Gillespie to Wilson, no run, left alone outside off with a firm stride forward

9.6

Gillespie to Wilson, no run, again shoulders arms as the opening 10 overs are completed with Wellington holding the upper hand

End of over 10 (5 runs) Northern Districts 30/2
BS Wilson    9* (17b 2x4)      MR Gillespie    5-1-15-1
BJ Watling    1* (2b)      BJ Arnel    5-0-13-1

10.1

Arnel to Watling, no run, jags back in and Watling is hurried into awkwardly jamming it into the covers

10.2

Arnel to Watling, 1 run, full on leg and played down fine

10.3

Arnel to Wilson, 1 run, again clips a length ball on off through wide mid-on where Woodcock dives well to keep it to a single

10.4

Arnel to Watling, no run, completely squared up on middle and leg and a leading edge is induced but it falls well short of the slips

10.5

Arnel to Watling, 3 runs, fullish outside off and drives through cover point and it scoots away but is hauled in short of the fence

10.6

Arnel to Wilson, no run, defends a full ball down to mid-on

End of over 11 (5 runs) Northern Districts 35/2
BS Wilson    10* (19b 2x4)      BJ Arnel    6-0-18-1
BJ Watling    5* (6b)      MR Gillespie    5-1-15-1

11.1

Gillespie to Watling, no run, left alone outside off

11.2

Gillespie to Watling, no run, forward on middle and off to defend

11.3

Gillespie to Watling, no run, tries to work it from middle and leg but finds short midwicket

11.4

Gillespie to Watling, no run, Watling a touch late in coming forward to a good length ball on off but eventually meets it with a forward defensive

11.5

Gillespie to Watling, no run, reaches a touch to punch this on the up to point

11.6

Gillespie to Watling, no run, adjusts nicely to a length ball on off which bounced a touch more than he expected by defending with soft hands down adjacent to the stumps

End of over 12 (maiden) Northern Districts 35/2
BJ Watling    5* (12b)      MR Gillespie    6-2-15-1
BS Wilson    10* (19b 2x4)      BJ Arnel    6-0-18-1

12.1

Arnel to Wilson, 3 runs, full on off and nicely clipped through midwicket and the fielders do well to drag it in short of the rope

12.2

Arnel to Watling, no run, defends to point with an open face as Arnel finds a decent length on off

12.3

Arnel to Watling, no run, forward again and Watling exhibits his ability to soften his hands once more as he defends under his eyes and the ball drops at his feet

12.4

Arnel to Watling, FOUR, sublimely struck cover drive to a half-volley outside off, Watling got a good stride in forward and connected well

12.5

Arnel to Watling, no run, defends a fullish ball on middle and leg to short midwicket

12.6

Arnel to Watling, no run, waits in the crease and defends on off

On comes spin now as Luke Woodcock's left-armers are pressed into service after Mark Gillespie impressively got through a six-over spell

End of over 13 (7 runs) Northern Districts 42/2
BJ Watling    9* (17b 1x4)      BJ Arnel    7-0-25-1
BS Wilson    13* (20b 2x4)      MR Gillespie    6-2-15-1

13.1

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, beaten outside off as it pitches just outside off and grips a touch before turning slowly past the outer edge

13.2

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, forward on off to defend as Woodcock flights it once more

13.3

Woodcock to Wilson, FOUR, tossed up on middle and leg and Wilson advances nicely to meet this on the full and flick it to the midwicket fence

13.4

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, full outside off and digs it out to the cover sweeper

13.5

Woodcock to Watling, no run, drives solidly to short cover

13.6

Woodcock to Watling, no run, again flighted bravely and Watling waits before attractively finding short cover

Grant Elliott replaces Arnel

End of over 14 (5 runs) Northern Districts 47/2
BJ Watling    9* (19b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    1-0-5-0
BS Wilson    18* (24b 3x4)      BJ Arnel    7-0-25-1

14.1

Elliott to Wilson, 1 run, gentle length ball on middle is clipped fine

14.2

Elliott to Watling, no run, gets forward and punches firmly to cover

14.3

Elliott to Watling, 2 runs, worked out to deep midwicket, return throw hits the stumps and ricochets out of reach of the fielders backing up which permits the batsmen to sneak a second

14.4

Elliott to Watling, no run, touch of inward movement from a good length as Watling inside edges into the pad

14.5

Elliott to Watling, no run, goes back and defends to short cover off the stumps

14.6

Elliott to Watling, 1 run, good length outside off is punched out to deep point

End of over 15 (4 runs) Northern Districts 51/2
BJ Watling    12* (24b 1x4)      GD Elliott    1-0-4-0
BS Wilson    19* (25b 3x4)      LJ Woodcock    1-0-5-0

15.1

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, tossed up outside off and he punches it to deep point off the back foot

15.2

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, gets forward to defend into the covers

15.3

Woodcock to Wilson, 2 runs, advances again and doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball but is able to loft it over the infielder although it plugs in the outfield upon landing

15.4

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, drives inside out to short cover

15.5

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, overpitched outside off and Wilson accepts the single on offer with a punch to long-off

15.6

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, goes back and works it out to the cover sweeper

End of over 16 (5 runs) Northern Districts 56/2
BJ Watling    14* (26b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    2-0-10-0
BS Wilson    22* (29b 3x4)      GD Elliott    1-0-4-0

16.1

Elliott to Watling, no run, defends on off securely

16.2

Elliott to Watling, 1 run, wristily twirls a length delivery outside off angling back in down to third man

16.3

Elliott to Wilson, 1 run, slower delivery outside off is glided down to third man

16.4

Elliott to Watling, 1 run, again Watling waits late before opening the face and dabbing it down to third man

16.5

Elliott to Wilson, no run, banged in outside off and Wilson ducks, one for the over despite initially looking over head height

16.6

Elliott to Wilson, 1 run, mistimes the clip to leg as the ball sticks in the pitch, balloons to the right of mid-on as they take a single

End of over 17 (4 runs) Northern Districts 60/2
BS Wilson    24* (32b 3x4)      GD Elliott    2-0-8-0
BJ Watling    16* (29b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    2-0-10-0

17.1

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, flighted outside off and drives to cover

17.2

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, punched down to long-off

17.3

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, Watling waits as Woodcock again flights it before punching out to the hardworking cover sweeper

17.4

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, chopped off the stumps through backward point where Elliott dives well to prevent the further concession of runs

17.5

Woodcock to Watling, no run, gets forward to defend into the covers

17.6

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, goes back and punches out to deep cover as drinks are called

Match State: Drinks

End of over 18 (4 runs) Northern Districts 64/2
BJ Watling    18* (32b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    3-0-14-0
BS Wilson    26* (35b 3x4)      GD Elliott    2-0-8-0

18.1

Elliott to Watling, 1 run, on the pads and clipped to deep square

Slight delay as a white van has parked itself just behind the sightscreen!

18.2

Elliott to Wilson, no run, very slow on the stumps and defends to short midwicket on the bounce

18.3

Elliott to Wilson, no run, fuller on off and worked down to mid-on

18.4

Elliott to Wilson, 1 run, dragged short on middle and Wilson swivels to hoist it around the corner to fine leg

18.5

Elliott to Watling, no run, defends with an open face into the gully area and Wilson dispels Watling of any notions of a run

18.6

Elliott to Watling, 1 run, goes back and drives out to the deep cover fielder in place

End of over 19 (3 runs) Northern Districts 67/2
BJ Watling    20* (35b 1x4)      GD Elliott    3-0-11-0
BS Wilson    27* (38b 3x4)      LJ Woodcock    3-0-14-0

19.1

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, missed chance as Watling advanced down the track and couldn't get to the pitch before it spat sharply off the pitch and clipped Watling's glove but Ronchi couldn't get on top of the bounce and the chance clipped his glove too

19.2

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, full on middle and Wilson shuffles to drive to long-off

19.3

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, goes back and waits for it to turn before cutting out to the deep fielder

19.4

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, slow but considerable turn as Wilson has to reach to cut this out to the deep fielder

19.5

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, again worked out to the cover sweeper

19.6

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, punches down the ground once more as the over goes for six

End of over 20 (6 runs) Northern Districts 73/2
BS Wilson    30* (41b 3x4)      LJ Woodcock    4-0-20-0
BJ Watling    23* (38b 1x4)      GD Elliott    3-0-11-0

20.1

Elliott to Wilson, 1 run, worked off the pads fine

20.2

Elliott to Watling, no run, defends off the back foot to the bowler

20.3

Elliott to Watling, no run, gets forward and defends once more

20.4

Elliott to Watling, no run, clipped off middle to short midwicket

20.5

Elliott to Watling, 1 run, goes back and punches out to the cover sweeper who is earning his match fees today

20.6

Elliott to Wilson, 5 wides, slower ball down leg which beats the flick and also beats Ronchi's long barrier as it bobbled awkwardly before scooting to the rope

20.6

Elliott to Wilson, no run, defends firmly

End of over 21 (7 runs) Northern Districts 80/2
BS Wilson    31* (43b 3x4)      GD Elliott    4-0-18-0
BJ Watling    24* (42b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    4-0-20-0

21.1

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, goes back and cuts to the sweeper

21.2

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, Woodcock induces a leading edge as Wilson looked to work a ball on leg across the line against the turn, goes on the bounce to short cover

21.3

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, goes back and works it out to deep backward square

21.4

Woodcock to Watling, no run, gets forward to defend firmly

21.5

Woodcock to Watling, no run, punched to Franklin who dives at mid-off to cut it off

21.6

Woodcock to Watling, 1 run, overpitched on leg and worked to long-on

Twin spin attack for Wellington as Jeetan Patel replaces Elliott

End of over 22 (3 runs) Northern Districts 83/2
BJ Watling    26* (46b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    5-0-23-0
BS Wilson    32* (45b 3x4)      GD Elliott    4-0-18-0

22.1

Patel to Watling, no run, worked off the stumps to short midwicket

22.2

Patel to Watling, 1 run, full on leg and drives past the diving short midwicket down to long-on

22.3

Patel to Wilson, no run, goes back and clips a ball off middle aerially on the bounce to square leg

22.4

Patel to Wilson, FOUR, sweeps nicely from middle and leg and gets it fine past fine leg who is up in the circle

22.5

Patel to Wilson, no run, came down the track and was deceived by the pace as it turns into the body

22.6

Patel to Wilson, 3 runs, goes back and clips it off the pads, bisecting fine leg and backward square in the process as fine leg has to give chase

End of over 23 (8 runs) Northern Districts 91/2
BS Wilson    39* (49b 4x4)      JS Patel    1-0-8-0
BJ Watling    27* (48b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    5-0-23-0

23.1

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, goes back and forces to cover

23.2

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, goes back and mistimes the punch to the bowler

23.3

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, forward on off and stoutly defends under his eyes

23.4

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, drives an overpitched delivery on middle down to long-off

23.5

Woodcock to Watling, no run, tries to inside out drive this to the sweeper but finds cover in the circle

23.6

Woodcock to Watling, no run, swept straight to fine leg as Woodcock ends another tight and tidy over

End of over 24 (1 run) Northern Districts 92/2
BJ Watling    27* (50b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    6-0-24-0
BS Wilson    40* (53b 4x4)      JS Patel    1-0-8-0

24.1

Patel to Wilson, no run, worked to mid-on

24.2

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, wristily worked to fine leg and he sets off straightaway to comfortably beat the throw from Gillespie

24.3

Patel to Watling, 3 runs, full on off and turning back in, too full to cut and Watling is fortunate that the inside edge goes past both the stumps and the keeper

24.4

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, wristily clipped out to deep square

24.5

Patel to Watling, 1 run, Watling emulates Wilson's wristiness with a flick out to deep square

24.6

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, Wilson works this a touch aerially out to the sweeper on the leg side as the singles have begun to flow steadily

End of over 25 (7 runs) Northern Districts 99/2
BS Wilson    43* (57b 4x4)      JS Patel    2-0-15-0
BJ Watling    31* (52b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    6-0-24-0

25.1

Woodcock to Wilson, 2 runs, Wilson picks the gap between wide mid-off and cover with pinpoint precision as the deep fielders come round to collect

25.2

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, drives to cover

25.3

Woodcock to Wilson, 2 runs, comes down and works it against the turn out to deep midwicket's left

25.4

Woodcock to Wilson, 1 run, punched past the diving bowler down to long-off

25.5

Woodcock to Watling, FOUR, reaches outside off to sweep powerfully well in front of square and it hits the gap easily

25.6

Woodcock to Watling, no run, goes back and eases it into the covers where wide mid-off dives valiantly

End of over 26 (9 runs) Northern Districts 108/2
BJ Watling    35* (54b 2x4)      LJ Woodcock    7-0-33-0
BS Wilson    48* (61b 4x4)      JS Patel    2-0-15-0

26.1

Patel to Wilson, 1 leg bye, comes down the track, misses the flick, hits the back pad and goes through the vacant slip area

26.2

Patel to Watling, no run

26.3

Patel to Watling, 1 run, chops it off the stumps into the point region

26.4

Patel to Wilson, no run, squared up a touch as he defends off the back foot

26.5

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, Wilson flicks it off leg stump straight to fine leg and is again able to take on Gillespie and succeed

26.6

Patel to Watling, 1 run, punched down to long-on

Wellington skipper James Franklin replaces Woodcock

End of over 27 (4 runs) Northern Districts 112/2
BJ Watling    37* (57b 2x4)      JS Patel    3-0-18-0
BS Wilson    49* (64b 4x4)      LJ Woodcock    7-0-33-0

27.1

Franklin to Watling, no run, punches a length ball on off down to mid-off

27.2

Franklin to Watling, FOUR, drives aerially, not necessarily intentionally, as it lands just short and wide of mid-off who can't cut it off either

27.3

Franklin to Watling, 2 runs, goes back and slaps it out into the deep on the off side and rushes back

27.4

Franklin to Watling, 1 run, worked off the pads fractionally to the right of square leg and sets off for an excellently taken single as the pressure builds on the Wellington fielders

27.5

Franklin to Wilson, no run, defends to midwicket

27.6

Franklin to Wilson, 1 run, Wilson clips on the bounce to mid-on who fumbles and permits them a single to bring up a composed half-century

End of over 28 (8 runs) Northern Districts 120/2
BS Wilson    50* (66b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-8-0
BJ Watling    44* (61b 3x4)      JS Patel    3-0-18-0

28.1

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, worked from outside off through square leg

28.2

Patel to Watling, 1 run, drives backward of point

28.3

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, again works to fine leg and deigns to take the single

28.4

Patel to Watling, 1 run, worked down to long-on as Northern Districts build before the Powerplay

28.5

Patel to Wilson, no run, defends to cover

28.6

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, worked down to long-on

End of over 29 (5 runs) Northern Districts 125/2
BS Wilson    53* (70b 4x4)      JS Patel    4-0-23-0
BJ Watling    46* (63b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-8-0

29.1

Franklin to Wilson, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to run it down to third man using the angle

29.2

Franklin to Wilson, no run, worked off the pads to short midwicket

29.3

Franklin to Wilson, no run, again picks out midwicket with a flick to a back of a length delivery on middle and leg

29.4

Franklin to Wilson, 2 runs, clipped off the pads forward of square allowing them to beat the deep fielder back for a couple

29.5

Franklin to Wilson, 1 run, dropped back of a length on off and pulled out to the backward square sweeper

29.6

Franklin to Watling, FOUR, Watling brings up a well-compiled half-century with a rather injudicious stroke as he top-edges an attempted pull to a length delivery on off over the keeper and past the diving third man sweeper over the rope

End of over 30 (7 runs) Northern Districts 132/2
BJ Watling    50* (64b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-15-0
BS Wilson    56* (75b 4x4)      JS Patel    4-0-23-0

30.1

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, worked off the pads to fine leg and they again collect a simple single

30.2

Patel to Watling, OUT, Watling throws it away as he charged down and looked to loft straight but it skewed off the outer half of the bat and swirled down to long-off as a solid partnership ends

BJ Watling c Woodcock b Patel 50 (76m 65b 4x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

30.3

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, worked off the pads fine

30.4

Patel to Mitchell, no run, goes back to a full ball on off and defends with the outer edge

30.5

Patel to Mitchell, no run, props forward in defence on off

30.6

Patel to Mitchell, no run, forward to defend back to the bowler as Wellington taste success after a long interval between wickets

End of over 31 (2 runs) Northern Districts 134/3
DJ Mitchell    0* (3b)      JS Patel    5-0-25-1
BS Wilson    58* (77b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-15-0

31.1

Franklin to Wilson, 1 leg bye, strikes the pad down leg and rolls fine

31.2

Franklin to Mitchell, 1 run, clipped past short midwicket to the right of mid-on

31.3

Franklin to Wilson, no run, goes back and punches to cover

31.4

Franklin to Wilson, no run, worked off the pads to midwicket

31.5

Franklin to Wilson, 1 run, Franklin hops around the wicket and Wilson nevertheless punches off the back foot out to deep cover

31.6

Franklin to Mitchell, 1 run, banged in short and sits up for Mitchell to pull out to deep backward square

End of over 32 (4 runs) Northern Districts 138/3
DJ Mitchell    2* (5b)      JEC Franklin    3-0-18-0
BS Wilson    59* (81b 4x4)      JS Patel    5-0-25-1

32.1

Patel to Mitchell, no run, worked to midwicket

32.2

Patel to Mitchell, 1 run, goes back and works out to deep square

32.3

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, clips it down to long-on after dancing down

32.4

Patel to Mitchell, 1 run, worked off the pads once more out into the deep

32.5

Patel to Wilson, no run, reaches to this full ball outside off and drags it to midwicket as Patel is around the wicket

32.6

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, nicely played down to long-on

End of over 33 (4 runs) Northern Districts 142/3
BS Wilson    61* (84b 4x4)      JS Patel    6-0-29-1
DJ Mitchell    4* (8b)      JEC Franklin    3-0-18-0

33.1

Franklin to Wilson, no run, punched firmly straight but picks out mid-off

33.2

Franklin to Wilson, no run, beaten outside off as he attempted to pull a shortish ball from around the wicket

33.3

Franklin to Wilson, no run, defends back to the bowler as he is cramped for room by the line

33.4

Franklin to Wilson, 1 run, again short on middle and off and Wilson rolls his wrists on this to work it left of the midwicket fielder

33.5

Franklin to Mitchell, no run, forward on off to defend

33.6

Franklin to Mitchell, 1 wide, attempted slower ball bouncer which sailed over the batsman's head and is wided

33.6

Franklin to Mitchell, 1 run, full outside off and drives to mid-off who is a touch deepish as he fires off a throw but Mitchell is comfortably home

End of over 34 (3 runs) Northern Districts 145/3
DJ Mitchell    5* (10b)      JEC Franklin    4-0-21-0
BS Wilson    62* (88b 4x4)      JS Patel    6-0-29-1

34.1

Patel to Mitchell, no run, played to leg

34.2

Patel to Mitchell, 1 run, clipped firmly to square leg and they rush through

34.3

Patel to Wilson, no run, fired through outside off and digs it out to leg

34.4

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, comes down the track and plays it nicely to long-on

34.5

Patel to Mitchell, 1 run, touch shortish outside off and not much turn as it is punched to long-off

34.6

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, again comes down and works behind square

Batting Powerplay is taken and Woodcock returns

End of over 35 (4 runs) Northern Districts 149/3
BS Wilson    64* (91b 4x4)      JS Patel    7-0-33-1
DJ Mitchell    7* (13b)      JEC Franklin    4-0-21-0

35.1

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, worked back to the bowler

35.2

Woodcock to Wilson, no run, props forward on off in defence to the bowler

35.3

Woodcock to Wilson, FOUR, waits for a slightly full delivery on off which Wilson punched through the two short covers nicely

35.4

Woodcock to Wilson, OUT, and now the other established Northern Districts batsman departs softly as Wilson came down and just tamely chipped it back to the bowler to hasten drinks

BS Wilson c & b Woodcock 68 (117m 95b 5x4 0x6) SR: 71.57

Match State: Drinks

35.5

Woodcock to Santner, no run, defends on off on the front foot

35.6

Woodcock to Santner, 1 run, worked with the turn to long-on

End of over 36 (5 runs) Northern Districts 154/4
MJ Santner    1* (2b)      LJ Woodcock    8-0-38-1
DJ Mitchell    7* (13b)      JS Patel    7-0-33-1

36.1

Patel to Santner, no run, thickish outside edge rolls to point as he attempted to drive

36.2

Patel to Santner, no run, forward on middle in defence as this delivery skidded on

36.3

Patel to Santner, FOUR, another missed stumping as Santner came down and missed as he looked to work against the turn but Ronchi couldn't collect, given as runs despite no clear indication of any bat on ball there

36.4

Patel to Santner, no run, goes back and cuts to point

36.5

Patel to Santner, 2 runs, worked off the pads out to deep midwicket

36.6

Patel to Santner, 2 runs, goes back and punches off off stump out into the deep cover region

End of over 37 (8 runs) Northern Districts 162/4
MJ Santner    9* (8b 1x4)      JS Patel    8-0-41-1
DJ Mitchell    7* (13b)      LJ Woodcock    8-0-38-1

37.1

Woodcock to Mitchell, no run, worked to square leg

37.2

Woodcock to Mitchell, 1 run, short and slow outside off and hammers a cut out to the cover sweeper

37.3

Woodcock to Santner, 1 run, worked off the pads behind square

37.4

Woodcock to Mitchell, no run, defends with the outer half of the blade into the point area

37.5

Woodcock to Mitchell, 1 run, goes back and whips it to mid-on on the edge of the circle

37.6

Woodcock to Santner, no run, worked to midwicket

End of over 38 (3 runs) Northern Districts 165/4
MJ Santner    10* (10b 1x4)      LJ Woodcock    9-0-41-1
DJ Mitchell    9* (17b)      JS Patel    8-0-41-1

38.1

Patel to Mitchell, 1 run, worked off the pads through backward square

38.2

Patel to Santner, no run, absolute beauty there, pitches on a good length on middle and leg and turns and bounces past both the batsman and over the stumps

38.3

Patel to Santner, 1 run, overpitched outside leg and worked to deep square

38.4

Patel to Mitchell, no run, punched back to the bowler

38.5

Patel to Mitchell, 1 run, worked off the pads into the midwicket area

38.6

Patel to Santner, no run, forward on middle and off in defence

End of over 39 (3 runs) Northern Districts 168/4
MJ Santner    11* (13b 1x4)      JS Patel    9-0-44-1
DJ Mitchell    11* (20b)      LJ Woodcock    9-0-41-1

39.1

Woodcock to Mitchell, 1 run, goes back and punches out to deep cover

39.2

Woodcock to Santner, no run, worked off the pads to midwicket

39.3

Woodcock to Santner, no run, again worked off the pads to midwicket

39.4

Woodcock to Santner, 1 run, clips it down to long-on

39.5

Woodcock to Mitchell, no run, tries to work to leg but is beaten and struck on the pad outside leg

39.6

Woodcock to Mitchell, 1 run, extra bounce there as Mitchell stopped on his attempted cut and it ballooned through the vacant point area

Elliott replaces Patel who still has an over remaining

End of over 40 (3 runs) Northern Districts 171/4
DJ Mitchell    13* (23b)      LJ Woodcock    10-0-44-1
MJ Santner    12* (16b 1x4)      JS Patel    9-0-44-1

40.1

Elliott to Mitchell, no run, defends with soft hands on off

40.2

Elliott to Mitchell, 1 run, punched off the back foot to the cover sweeper

40.3

Elliott to Santner, FOUR, opens the face and dabs a delivery outside off with soft hands through the vacant third man area

40.4

Elliott to Santner, no run, goes back and mistimes a punch back to the bowler

40.5

Elliott to Santner, no run, defends on the front foot respectfully once more

40.6

Elliott to Santner, 1 run, mistimes an attempted pull as it strikes the toe of the blade and dribbles to the left of square leg

Gillespie returns

End of over 41 (6 runs) Northern Districts 177/4
MJ Santner    17* (20b 2x4)      GD Elliott    5-0-24-0
DJ Mitchell    14* (25b)      LJ Woodcock    10-0-44-1

41.1

Gillespie to Santner, no run, defends on the front foot as a length ball is delivered on off

41.2

Gillespie to Santner, 2 runs, shortish on leg and he swivels well to pull it fine as Arnel runs around to cut it off

41.3

Gillespie to Santner, 2 runs, looks to loft over the top and mistimes it just over the mid-off fielder

41.4

Gillespie to Santner, 1 run, banged in on middle and pulled out to deep backward square

41.5

Gillespie to Mitchell, no run, goes for a big heave to a full ball outside off and makes no contact as it dribbles through to Ronchi on the third bounce

41.6

Gillespie to Mitchell, no run, defends back to the bowler as the acceleration's delay continues

End of over 42 (5 runs) Northern Districts 182/4
DJ Mitchell    14* (27b)      MR Gillespie    7-2-20-1
MJ Santner    22* (24b 2x4)      GD Elliott    5-0-24-0

42.1

Elliott to Santner, 1 run, drives down to long-off

42.2

Elliott to Mitchell, 2 runs, worked softly into the leg side and Santner commits to a second immediately and does very well to beat the excellent direct hit from the long-on fielder

42.3

Elliott to Mitchell, 1 run, worked with more power to long-on

42.4

Elliott to Santner, no run, goes for a big heave to leg and inside edges it into his pad before it rolls to midwicket

42.5

Elliott to Santner, no run, mistimes the attempted chop through point adjacent to the pitch

42.6

Elliott to Santner, 1 run, heaves to midwicket who gets a hand in the way of it but can't prevent Santner retaining the strike for the next over

End of over 43 (5 runs) Northern Districts 187/4
MJ Santner    24* (28b 2x4)      GD Elliott    6-0-29-0
DJ Mitchell    17* (29b)      MR Gillespie    7-2-20-1

43.1

Gillespie to Santner, no run, banged in on off and Santner plays a half-hearted pull without making contact, a brief enquiry from the bowler and keeper for caught behind is turned down

43.2

Gillespie to Santner, SIX, this time he makes exceptionally clean contact with this pull to a short ball which sits up more and sends it sailing over the rope with 15 metres to spare

43.3

Gillespie to Santner, no run, full on the stumps and dragged to leg

43.4

Gillespie to Santner, 2 runs, firmly struck into the leg side and they rush back to keep Santner on strike

43.5

Gillespie to Santner, 1 run, throws the hands at a full ball on leg and heaves it behind square

43.6

Gillespie to Mitchell, 1 run, works a full ball on middle and leg to mid-on

End of over 44 (10 runs) Northern Districts 197/4
DJ Mitchell    18* (30b)      MR Gillespie    8-2-30-1
MJ Santner    33* (33b 2x4 1x6)      GD Elliott    6-0-29-0

44.1

Elliott to Mitchell, 1 run, exceptionally slow delivery outside off which allows Mitchell to walk across and work it behind square after waiting an eternity for the ball to reach him

44.2

Elliott to Santner, 1 run, plays a cracking square drive out to the point sweeper as Elliott overpitched outside off

44.3

Elliott to Mitchell, 1 run, softly defends on off adjacent to the block and sets off quickly to bring up the 200

44.4

Elliott to Santner, FOUR, Santner walks across to a slow length ball dragged down by Elliott and smears this to the cow corner boundary

44.5

Elliott to Santner, FOUR, throws this too wide outside off in response and Santner is down on one knee and slams a cover drive one bounce to the rope, the ball flew flat and almost over the boundary

44.6

Elliott to Santner, 2 runs, another length ball on off and Santner drags this just over the reach of a diving midwicket to return for a second

Patel to complete his final over

End of over 45 (13 runs) Northern Districts 210/4
MJ Santner    44* (37b 4x4 1x6)      GD Elliott    7-0-42-0
DJ Mitchell    20* (32b)      MR Gillespie    8-2-30-1

45.1

Patel to Mitchell, 1 run, paddle pulls a length delivery backward of square

45.2

Patel to Santner, OUT, Patel cleverly tosses this delivery up on off and it turns past Santner's attempted heave down the ground as he came down the wicket, Ronchi on this occasion adjusted sufficiently to collect the ball and break the stumps to bring an impetus-injecting innings to an end

MJ Santner st †Ronchi b Patel 44 (39m 38b 4x4 1x6) SR: 115.78

45.3

Patel to Kuggeleijn, no run, turns into the pad on leg and beats the attempted flick

45.4

Patel to Kuggeleijn, no run, worked to leg off the pad

45.5

Patel to Kuggeleijn, no run, defends to midwicket

45.6

Patel to Kuggeleijn, no run, goes back and defends down to mid-off to complete an excellent over from Patel which has reined in the Northern Districts late-overs charge

Arnel returns

End of over 46 (1 run) Northern Districts 211/5
SC Kuggeleijn    0* (4b)      JS Patel    10-0-45-2
DJ Mitchell    21* (33b)      GD Elliott    7-0-42-0

46.1

Arnel to Mitchell, 1 run, walks across and cramps himself unintentionally as a full toss on off can only be tamely pushed into the covers

46.2

Arnel to Kuggeleijn, no run, angling into the batsman from a good length and pins his back leg as it passes the attempted pull

46.3

Arnel to Kuggeleijn, OUT, cleaned out by a length ball on middle as he inside-edges the pull into his back pad and onto the stumps, end of a painful attempt at late-over slogging by Kuggeleijn

SC Kuggeleijn b Arnel 0 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

46.4

Arnel to JJ Boult, 1 run, opens the face and dabs it backward of point to open his account

46.5

Arnel to Mitchell, 1 wide, Mitchell walks across outside off and Arnel responds with a ball pushed very wide of off and is punished for it

46.5

Arnel to Mitchell, no run, yorker just outside off which goes through Mitchell who had walked across

46.6

Arnel to Mitchell, 1 run, slower ball in the blockhole on off is dug out to long-on

End of over 47 (4 runs) Northern Districts 215/6
DJ Mitchell    23* (36b)      BJ Arnel    8-0-29-2
JJ Boult    1* (1b)      JS Patel    10-0-45-2

47.1

Gillespie to Mitchell, 1 run, drags a full ball on the stumps from the returning Gillespie down to long-on

47.2

Gillespie to JJ Boult, OUT, full. Fast. Yorker. Blockhole. Four elements which add up to a very handy delivery in the death overs of a one-day innings and Boult's desperate swing makes no contact as the stumps are comprehensively dismantled

JJ Boult b Gillespie 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

47.3

Gillespie to Sodhi, 1 run, full toss on leg and worked down to long leg

47.4

Gillespie to Mitchell, FOUR, full outside off and drilled past a diving mid-off down to the boundary

47.5

Gillespie to Mitchell, 2 runs, misdirected full toss on leg which is lofted over the bowler's head and long-on runs round to scoop it up to the retreating mid-off

47.6

Gillespie to Mitchell, OUT, goes for a pull with all his might to a slower short ball and he couldn't generate enough power on the shot as it lands in Elliott's lap five metres inside the rope

DJ Mitchell c Elliott b Gillespie 30 (75m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 48 (8 runs) Northern Districts 223/8
     MR Gillespie    9-2-38-3
IS Sodhi    1* (1b)      BJ Arnel    8-0-29-2

48.1

Arnel to Sodhi, no run, thick edge doesn't carry to the keeper as the ball was served up full just outside off

48.2

Arnel to Sodhi, OUT, cleaned out as he goes for a slog to leg to a length ball on off and suddenly Northern Districts are in danger of not batting their full allotment

IS Sodhi b Arnel 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Northern Districts have lost five wickets for 12 runs

48.3

Arnel to Aldridge, 1 run, jams out a full ball into the covers

48.4

Arnel to TA Boult, no run, nips back in from outside off as Trent Boult looks to work to leg and is hit on the pad, loud appeal is turned down as it is outside the line

48.5

Arnel to TA Boult, no run, mistimes an attempted smear back to the bowler

48.6

Arnel to TA Boult, no run, mistimes an attempted pull into his pad to end an excellent over by Arnel

End of over 49 (1 run) Northern Districts 224/9
TA Boult    0* (3b)      BJ Arnel    9-0-30-3
GW Aldridge    1* (1b)      MR Gillespie    9-2-38-3

49.1

Gillespie to Aldridge, 1 run, digs it out to mid-on and had the throw hit he was likely short

49.2

Gillespie to TA Boult, 1 run, heaves a full toss down to long-on

49.3

Gillespie to Aldridge, FOUR, charges down and lofts a length ball on off over the mid-off up in the circle

49.4

Gillespie to Aldridge, 1 run, full toss angled into middle and leg and heaved down to long-off

49.5

Gillespie to TA Boult, 1 run, heaves a short of a length delivery down to long-on after connecting decently with the pull

49.6

Gillespie to Aldridge, no run, slower ball bouncer outside off which deceived the advancing Aldridge and denied him the opportunity to make contact, they strangely don't attempt a bye so that concludes the Northern Districts innings with a rather appropriate whimper

Northern Districts looked on target to post in excess of 250 after an excellent period of consolidation and accumulation by Wilson and Watling following a sedate initial 10 overs. But Wellington bowled well after dismissing the dangerous Santner and should be confident of chasing 233 to secure their first title in a decade. Do join us at 2.10pm local time for the chase.

End of over 50 (8 runs) Northern Districts 232/9
GW Aldridge    7* (5b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    10-2-46-3
TA Boult    2* (5b)      BJ Arnel    9-0-30-3
Tournament Results
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Wellington won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
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Apr 5, 2014

James Franklin struck a brisk 75, Northern Districts v Wellington, The Ford Trophy final, Mount Maunganui, April 5, 2014

James Franklin struck a brisk 75

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Apr 5, 2014

Luke Ronchi and Luke Woodcock celebrate the winning runs, Northern Districts v Wellington, The Ford Trophy final, Mount Maunganui, April 5, 2014

Luke Ronchi and Luke Woodcock celebrate the winning runs

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