State Shield, 5th Round January 15, 2006

Nevin powers Wellington to win

Cricinfo staff

Chris Nevin's attacking 133 off 131 balls helped Wellington crush Northern Districts by 81 runs at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Sunday. Opening the innings, Nevin shared some useful stands with the top order and was joined by James Franklin after Wellington lost half their side with 147 runs on the board. The two put on 109 for the sixth wicket with Franklin who scored 58 off just 46 balls with two sixes. Nevin brought up his century off 112 balls and was eventually dismissed by seamer Graeme Aldridge with the score on 260. Chasing 297, Northern Districts never looked to be in the hunt as they folded up for 215 in 44.4 overs, despite a counter attack from Daniel Flynn. Jesse Ryder, the medium pacer, dashed all hopes for Northern Districts picking up four wickets for just 39 runs. Flynn, who was fighting a lone battle in the middle, was the last man dismissed, for 82.