Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BS Wilson
68(95) 5x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JEC Franklin
75(87) 6x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Santner
O10.0
M2
R35
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BJ Arnel
O9.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco3.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

In 2003-04 Wellington won the New Zealand first-class competition. Since then they had not tasted victory in any domestic competition until today, a full decade on. Franklin and Ronchi used their experience to take their side home although Franklin almost threw it away with his dismissal towards the end, but in the end a spirited effort by Northern Districts to defend their total was let down by their fielding, including a crucial drop of Franklin when he was on 8.

Some quotes from the post-match presentation. Northern Districts captain Daniel Flynn: "Obviously disappointing, we managed to win a few of those during the Twenty20s so we backed ourselves to win. Couple of guys got in and got starts but didn't kick on as well as we would have liked, but that happens and we believed the total was one we could defend and we almost did."

Victorious Wellington captain James Franklin: "I was a little bit angry with myself for getting out in that situation but thankfully Ronchi got us home. 230 was still par and was going to take a few guys to make scores and that's what happened. Some grounds have been low-scoring, but it's been entertaining and good to develop different skills as batsmen and spinners. Hopefully we can now start to get some more silverware back to Wellington!"

The celebrations will begin for Wellington now but that concludes our coverage of the New Zealand cricket season, we hope you've enjoyed the tours by the West Indies and India as well as the finals of the Twenty20 and one-day competitions. On behalf of everyone this is Avi Singh signing off and wishing you well. Cheers!

49.2
4
Kuggeleijn to Ronchi, FOUR runs
49.1
4
Kuggeleijn to Ronchi, FOUR runs, awful delivery to start, full toss which was possibly over waist height but wasn't penalised, Ronchi slammed it out to deep backward square where Trent Boult was partially unsighted and dived to cover the ball spinning away from him but couldn't cut it off

END OF OVER:
49 | 7 Runs | WELL: 225/6

  • L Ronchi33 (30b)
  • LJ Woodcock2 (3b)
  • AP Devcich4.5-0-24-0
  • JJ Boult4-0-18-1
48.6
0
Devcich to Woodcock, no run
48.6
2nb
Devcich to Ronchi, (no ball) 1 run
48.5
0
Devcich to Ronchi, no run
48.4
0
Devcich to Ronchi, no run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BS Wilson
68(95) 5x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JEC Franklin
75(87) 6x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Santner
O10.0
M2
R35
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BJ Arnel
O9.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco3.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

The Ford Trophy

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WELL851025.0000.110
CANT843019.000-0.118
CD834016.0000.823
AUCK834015.0000.001
ND835015.000-0.307
OTAGO834015.000-0.448