New Zealand domestic news July 23, 2010

Scott Styris returns to Northern Districts

Cricinfo staff

New Zealand allrounder Scott Styris will return to Northern Districts for the 2010-11 domestic season after playing for Auckland Aces for the past five seasons. Northern Districts are the defending Plunket Shield (domestic four-day cricket) and domestic one-day champions from 2009-10.

"Scott is a hugely experienced player and proved how significant his performances are at an international and domestic level, when setting up wins for the Blackcaps (New Zealand) and Aces last year," Northern Districts chief executive, David Cooper, said. "He has continued to show that skill in the UK this winter. This ability to perform under pressure and being a Blackcap adds another string to our bow as we aim for more trophies this coming season."

Styris is currently in Sri Lanka with the New Zealand squad.