Wellington on top after day two at Provincial A

Wellington became the only team to remain undefeated on day two of the Provincial A tournament at Lincoln. Having seen off Canterbury on Wednesday, Wellington posted a 93- run bonus point win over Central Districts on Thursday to go top of the table with maximum 10 points.

In the other games Canterbury beat Otago by six wickets and Auckland clinched a 42-run win over Northern Districts.

The batting performance of the day once again came from Wellington, who made 300 for five in their 50 overs. Josh Brodie followed his 95 up yesterday with 110 at the top of the innings.

Wellington then limited Central to 207 all out after 47 overs.

At 147 for nine it looked a little embarrassing for Central , but a resilient 43 not out from number 11 Joseph O’Connor made it a remarkably more respectable scoreline and got them past 200.
 
Barry Rhodes was dangerous with the ball for Wellington and picked up a four wicket bag in his eight overs for 29 runs.
 
In the first innings, it was a similar story to yesterday, with the opening partnership of Brodie and Ben Orton once again proving to difficult remove.

They didn’t produce the double century stand they made yesterday, but did add 140 before last night’s centurion Orton was dismissed for 82.

Having missed out last time, it was Brodie’s turn to shine today and he did so brilliantly, bringing up his century off 130 balls. It was a fine knock and went a long way to setting Central an imposing target.
 
Stephen Murdoch (43) and Harry Boam (40) also added valuable runs to the sheet as Wellington finished with a flat 300.

Points after two rounds
: Wellington 10; Auckland 4; Canterbury 4; Otago 4; Central Districts 4; Northern Districts 0

View the Wellington v Central Districts scorecard

Wellington plays Otago in round three on Friday on Bert Sutcliffe Oval.

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