The Ford Trophy, 2018-19
As the Round 9 of The Ford Trophy gets underway on Sunday, Central Districts will meet Wellington Firebirds for the second time Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln. While Wellington Firebirds have already advanced to the next round, Central Districts Stags are already out of the contest.
With six wins in eight games, Wellington Firebirds top the points table with 25 points. Their two defeats have come across Auckland Aces in their second game and Otago Volts in their sixth fixture. With two more games remaining, Firebirds would be hoping to secure the wins and remain at the top.
Central Districts had have not the best of seasons so far. In eight games, they have secured just two wins and are placed bottom second with 11 points. Their third encounter against Northern Knights ended in a no result after getting abandoned due to the wet field.
Both the teams first met at Lincoln on November 14. Batting first, Wellington Firebirds posted 266-8 with the help of a century from Andre Fletcher and fifty from Devon Conway.
Coming to chase, Central Districts didn’t start well and kept on losing wickets. However, with the help of the fifties from Ben Wheeler and Ryan McCone coming down in the lower middle order helped the side reach 208 -10.
With Hamish Bennett and Malcolm Nofal bagging three wickets each, Wellington Firebirds managed to restrict Districts at 208 and registered a convincing 58 runs win.
It will be interesting to watch both the teams face each other for the second time. Let’s see if Firebirds manage to carry their momentum and register three wins in a row.
Venue: Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
Matchday: November 18, Sunday at 03:30 AM IST
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The probable CD vs WEL playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Ma’ara Ave
Batsmen – Tom Bruce, Greg Hay, Christian Leopard, Josh Clarkson
All-rounders – Williem Ludick, Dean Foxcroft (Doubt: Ben Wheeler)
Bowlers – Ryan McCone, Felix Murray, Liam Dudding (Doubt: Navin Patel)
Wicket-keeper – Lauchie Johns
Batsmen – Andrew Fletcher, Michael Bracewell, Michael Pollard, Devon Conway, Malcolm Nofal
All-rounders – Peter Younghusband, Jimmy Neesham
Bowlers – Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett, Ben Sears
Ma’ara Ave (wk), Tom Bruce (c), Bevan Small, Josh Clarkson, Liam Dudding, Dean Foxcroft, Christian Leopard, Willie Ludick, Ryan McCone, Felix Murray, Navin Patel, Greg Hay, and Ben Wheeler
Hamish Bennett(c), James Neesham, Andrew Fletcher, Ian McPeake, Michael Pollard, Malcolm Nofal, Michael Bracewell, Peter Younghusband, Lauchie Johns(wk), Ollie Newton, Devon Conway and Jakob Bhula
Both Maara Ave and Lauchie Johns are good choices.
Fantasy pick for batsmen- Andrew Fletcher, M Nofal and Devon Conway are the top contributors with the bat for Wellington. Greg Hay and D Foxcroft have played big innings for Stags. A Fletcher has scored 500+ runs so far while D Foxcroft has 250+ runs in 5 innings.
Fantasy pick for bowlers- Skipper Hamish Bennet and Olie Newton will be perfect from Wellington while Felix Murray and R McCone will be right choices from Stags.
Jimmy Neesham has contributed well with both bat and ball. He is a must-have option in all-rounder.
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