December 31, 2002

Rankin gets CD call-up as Mason joins New Zealand

Manawatu bowler David Rankin has won an unexpected call-up to the Central Districts side for the January 2 State Shield match against Otago at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth.

Rankin gets his chance with Michael Mason having been called to Christchurch to join the TelstraClear Black Caps in their preparations for tomorrow's National Bank Series match against India.

Rankin had been selected in CD's A team to play at Lincoln University. His place will be taken by Ewen Thompson.

The CD team is: Craig Spearman (captain), Jesse Ryder, Peter Ingram, Glen Sulzberger, Ian Sandbrook, Bevan Griggs, Greg Loveridge, Campbell Furlong, Andrew Schwass, Lance Hamilton, Brent Hefford, David Rankin.