Saturday 31 May 2014 

Ronchi, Watling Make Runs On Day Two

BJ Watling
BJ Watling made 50 before the tour match was drawn
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Luke Ronchi and BJ Watling made useful runs before the touring New Zealanders drew their two-day tour game against a Jamaica Select XI at the Trelawny Multiplex.

The New Zealanders declared their first innings on 112 for six on day one and in reply, the home side declared on 170 for nine.

Watling then hit 50 and Ronchi 40 not out as the New Zealand XI ended the game on 210 for six in their second innings.

Left-arm quick Neil Wagner ended with figures of five for 38 and Matt Craig took three for 17 in what turned out to be Jamaica's only innings.

Kennar Lewis top scored with 40 and Fabian Allen made 31.

Batting again, the New Zealanders produced a solid performance with Peter Fulton (30), Hamish Rutherford (19) and Tom Latham (14) all getting starts before Watling scored 50 in 115 balls.

Jimmy Neesham cracked a quickfire 22 before Ronchi made a patient unbeaten 41 in 114 deliveries.

Wagner was out for 11 late on, after which the match was declared a draw.

New Zealand, who will be bolstered by the arrival of Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson, take on Jamaica in a three-day game that begins on 2nd June.

The first of three Tests against the West Indies begins on 8th June at Sabina Park.

© Cricket World 2014

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Fixtures & Results

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New Zealand 508-7 dec. & 156-8 dec. beat
West Indies 262 & 216 by 186 runs
16th-20th June: 2nd Test, Port of Spain, Trinidad
West Indies 460 & 95-0 (Gayle 80no) beat
New Zealand 221 & 331 by 10 wickets
26th-30th June: 3rd Test, Barbados
New Zealand 293 & 331-7 dec. beat
West Indies 317 & 254 (Holder 52) by 53 runs
5th July: 1st T20I, Roseau, Dominica
New Zealand 117-4 (McCullum 40) beat
West Indies 132-7 (Fletcher 52) by 12 runs (D/L)
6th July: 2nd T20I, Roseau, Dominica
West Indies 165-6 (Fletcher 62) beat
New Zealand 126 (Cottrell 3-28) by 39 runs