Northern Districts faced Auckland Aces in Game 16 of the 2023-24 Ford Cup at Kennards Hire Community Oval in Auckland on Thursday 1 February, with Auckland winning the toss and electing to bowl.
Northern Zone lost their first two wickets by just 15 runs in six overs. They lost two more wickets as they put 76 runs on the board.The partnership for the fifth wicket was 156 runs Joe Carter and Brett Hampton help them bounce back
Both the batsmen scored a century. Carter scored 106 runs off 114 deliveries while Hampton remained unbeaten on 126 runs off 100 deliveries. They helped North Zone score a total of 319 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.
Benjamin Lister was the bowler for Auckland and he took two wickets. Danru fern Sean Soria took one wicket each.
Auckland also got off to a bad start, conceding the ball frequently. No batsman scored more than 30 runs and they scored 215 runs in 44.4 overs. North won the match by 104 points. Matthew Fisher He was the most successful bowler in the North Zone, taking 5 wickets and 46 runs in 10 games.
Ford Trophy 2023-24 Most Runners List
Finn Allen tops the Ford Cup run-taking charts with a total of 397 runs in five games at an average of 77.40.
Brett Hampton became the second-highest run scorer this century. He scored 314 runs in five games at an average of 157.
Joe Carter ranks third with 271 points in six games with an average of 54.20 and a shooting percentage of 91.24.
Robert O’Donnell scored 246 runs and ranks fifth in this list of highest-scoring batsmen.
Troy Johnson has scored 210 runs in four games, averaging 70 with a strike rate of 78.94 and is the fifth-highest run-scorer so far this season.
Ford Trophy 2023-24 Most Wickets List
Kristian Clarke is the leading wicket-taker so far this season with 11 wickets in 5 games at an average of 17.36.
Adam MilneRaymond Toole, Matthew Fisher and Danru Ferns took 9 wickets each and were the next 4 on the list. Fisher became the fourth bowler to take 5 wickets this season in the latest match.