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Otago beat Northern Districts by 5 wickets in Super Smash

Corey Anderson 42 for Northern Districts today in Super Smash

Northern Districts won the toss and decided to bat against Otago at the Bay Oval, Tauranga in the Super Smash today.

Match Summary

Northern Districts 150-9 (Corey Anderson 42; Christi Viljoen 2-25, Michael Rippon 2-37, Jacob Duffy 2-18, Nathan Smith 2-24)

Otago 151-5 (Hamish Rutherford 49, Ben Cox 32*, Brad Wilson 25*; Brett Hampton 2-32)

Result - Otago won by 5 wickets

Northern Districts were restricted to a below par 150-9 Christi Viljoen 2-25, Michael Rippon 2-37, Jacob Duffy 2-18 and Nathan Smith 2-24 all bowling well for Otago and Corey Anderson 42 making the only significant score for Northern Districts.

In reply, Otago chased down the runs with an over and 5 wickets to spare with Hamish Rutherford 49, Ben Cox 32* and Brad Wilson 25* top scoring and Brett Hampton 2-32 the pick of the bowlers for Northern Districts.

Although Northern Districts lost, they qualified top and earned a home Grand Super Smash Final on Sunday Feb 17.


Northern Districts - Nick Kelly, Joe Carter, Dean Brownlie(c), Brett Hampton, Corey Anderson, Daniel Flynn, PD Bocock(wk), Kyle Abbott, Neil Wagner, Tarun Nethula, Zak Gibson

Otago - Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon, Ben Cox(wk), Anaru Kitchen, Brad Wilson, Christi Viljoen, Nathan Smith, Josh Tasman-Jones, Jacob Duffy(c)

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