Volts too strong for Stags in New Plymouth

 

In New Plymouth, the start was delayed because of early heavy dew - the Stags lost early wickets but clawed their way back into the match with good knocks from Carl Cachopa  (93) and Kruger van Wyk, who was stumped by his opposite number Derek de Boorder for 90, before being bowled out in the final over for 283. The Volts' bowlers kept it very tight in great conditions with Ian Butler particularly miserly, conceding just 43 from his ten overs, and picking up one wicket.

 

The Volts would have been comfortable chasing a score considered sub-par, but put pressure on themselves with a few batsmen getting starts but getting out in the 20s and 30s. The anchor innings came from Neil Broom (76 from 95), and Nathan McCullum (54 not out), who saw the Volts home. Ben Wheeler was forced to stop bowling after 7.1 overs for bowling his second full toss above waist high, with Carl Cachopa taking over for him. The Volts got there with one over to spare, taking the win by 4 wickets.

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