CD vs NK: With six wins in seven encounters, Knights are going through a purple phase and have grabbed the top spot. Their only defeat so far has come against Central Districts and they would be looking to avenge their loss this time. Knights registered 6 runs win over Canterbury under the DLS method in the last encounter and are on a five-match winning streak. Central Districts, on the opposite, have managed four wins and two defeats in seven outings while their one encounter with Otago got abandoned due to rain. They are also on a three-match winning streak and would be delighted to face Knights for once more.
Both the sides met first at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui where Central Districts turned out to be the winner by 5 wickets. Having opted to bowl, Central Districts restricted Knights for 156 with the help of Blair Tickner’s (3-32) and George Worker’s (2-18). Coming to chase, Districts faced early jolts as they were reduced to 27-3 but skipper Tom Bruce (88* of 52) helped the side secure 5 wickets win with four balls to spare.
Central Districts vs Northern Knight Playing 11:
Wicketkeeper – Tim Seifert
Batsmen– Dean Brownlie, Daryl Mitchell, Corey Anderson, Nicholas Kelly, Daniel Flynn
All-rounder -Brett Hampton
Bowlers–Scott Kuggeleijn, Kyle Abbott, Neil Wagner
Wicket-keeper – Dane Cleaver
Batsmen – Will Young, Tom Bruce, Dean Foxcroft, Josh Clarkson
All-rounder – George Worker, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Willem Ludick
Bowlers – Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler
Central Districts vs Northern Knight Squads:
Central Districts – Willem Ludick, Blair Tickner, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver, Dean Foxcraft, KN Barnett, Ajaz Patel, Bevan Small, Ben Wheeler, George Worker, Ryan McCone, Will Young
Northern Knights– Dean Brownlie (c), Kyle Abbott, Corey Anderson, Nick Kelly, Peter Bocock, Daniel Flynn, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert, Neil Wagner, Tarun Nethula, Joe Walker