10 March 2021

Canterbury looking to carry momentum into Plunket Shield

Ford Trophy champions Canterbury will face a fast transition from white-ball to red-ball cricket when they host the Otago Volts at Hagley Oval tomorrow.

Undefeated after three big victories and a draw, Canterbury will resume a 20-point lead in New Zealand’s first-class cricket championship, the Plunket Shield.

Head Coach Peter Fulton has called on experience for round five with BLACKCAPS Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell and Henry Nicholls all being named in the 12-man squad.

Seamer Ed Nuttall is being rested for this fixture and will return for round six against the Central Stags at Mainpower Oval.

Plunket Shield table after four rounds
Canterbury – 62
Northern Districts – 42
Auckland Aces – 41
Central Stags – 27
Otago Volts 26
Wellington Firebirds – 18

Canterbury Men’s Squad | Plunket Shield Round Five, 11 – 14 March

Cole McConchie (c)
Leo Carter
Sean Davey
Cam Fletcher (wk)
Matt Henry
Tom Latham
Ken McClure
Daryl Mitchell
Henry Nicholls
Fraser Sheat
Theo Van Woerkom
Will Williams

The Plunket Shield competition centre for all results, stats and upcoming matches can be found here.