New Zealand Energing Players v England Lions, 1st day February 22, 2009

Brodie century props up NZ Emerging Players

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New Zealand Emerging Players 321 for 7 (Brodie 124, Trott 3-31) v England Lions

Wellington batsman Josh Brodie held the New Zealand Emerging Players' innings together with a century on the opening day of their two-day encounter against England Lions at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval. Brodie scored 124 and shared a century opening stand but England Lions' bowlers hit back at regular intervals to reduce the hosts to 321 for 7 at stumps.

Brodie and his opening partner Tim McIntosh gave New Zealand Emerging Players a sound start after they were asked to bat, adding 101 for the first wicket before McIntosh became the first of medium-pacer Jonathan Trott's three wickets. Trott also dismissed Brad Patton and Brad Wilson before Luke Wright got rid of Andrew de Boorder to make it 164 for 4.

Jeet Raval and Simon Allen got off to starts for the hosts but failed to mount a recovery. Trott, with 3 for 31, was the pick of the England Lions bowlers while Wright took 2 for 56.