18 February 2021

Nicholls, Latham return for Ford Trophy

Canterbury will be bolstered by the return of BLACKCAPS batsmen Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham for their Ford Trophy match up against the Otago Volts in Queenstown tomorrow.

Both batsmen return from injury after missing the entirety of Canterbury’s Super Smash campaign where the KINGS narrowly missed out on the honours last weekend.

The men’s premier one day competition returns after six previously completed rounds before Christmas last year. Canterbury currently sits second on the ladder with 4 wins from 6 matches (18 points), while Otago are a close third on 12 points.

Two wins will secure a home final but results from Northern Districts’ next 4 games will determine whether that’s an Elimination or Grand Final.

Canterbury won’t quite be at full strength with precautions taken to rest Daryl Mitchell with a side strain he picked up while bowling in the Super Smash Final.

Canterbury Ford Trophy 2020/21 results so far:

Round 1 | Beat Wellington Firebirds by 7 wickets
Round 2 | Beat Wellington Firebirds by 31 runs
Round 3 | Beat Northern Districts by 137 runs
Round 4 | Lost to Northern Districts by 3 wickets
Round 5 | Beat Central Stags by 7 wickets
Round 6 | Lost to Central Stags by 6 wickets

Ford Trophy competition centre for all results, stats and upcoming matches can be found here – https://www.nzc.nz/domestic/competition-centres/ford-trophy

Ford Trophy Round 7 & 8
Canterbury v Otago Volts
John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Friday 19th and Sunday 21st February

Cole McConchie (C)
Todd Astle
Chad Bowes
Leo Carter
Sean Davey
Matt Henry
Cam Fletcher
Tom Latham (wk)
Ken McClure
Henry Nicholls
Ed Nuttall
Theo van Woerkom
Will Williams

You can follow the match at scoring.nzc.nz or via the NZC App.