Rain ruined any chance of an outright result on day four of
the Plunket Shield clash between Northern Districts and
Canterbury at Seddon Park in Hamilton today.
Canterbury resumed their second innings on 22-0 this morning
in pursuit of 425 runs for victory, while the home side
needed 10 wickets to register their first victory of the
Left-hander George Worker was the first to depart when the
Cantabrian opener was caught by Corey Anderson from the
bowling of Graeme Aldridge for 18 before Tom Latham made his
way to 23 before he was bowled by leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.
The in-form Peter Fulton finished the day unbeaten on 68 when
stumps were finally called, while Dean Brownlie was at the
other end on one as Canterbury closed the match on 112-2.
The match marked two milestones for long-serving Northern
Districts players James Marshall and Aldridge.
Marshall broke the record for most apperances for one
province in New Zealand as he registered his 121st appearance
for ND. The previous record holder was Evan Gray who played
120 times for Wellington.
The 35-year-old Aldridge became the leading wicket-taker for
ND as his 283rd scalp surpassed the previous mark for the
province of 282 held by Cliff Dickeson.
The result leaves ND still searching for a victory in the
Plunket Shield and they occupy last place on the ladder,
while Canterbury are fourth.
Central Districts lead the competition with Otago in second
and Auckland in third, while Wellington are fifth.