National Under-19 Tournament 2007/08: Round 2

Auckland defeated Canterbury at Lincoln Green to ensure outright leadership of the National Under-19 Tournament after two rounds.

After completion of the first stage at Lincoln, Michael Guptill-Bunce produced a run-a-ball 85 not out to help Auckland to their win.

Canterbury started the day at 65/3 with an overall lead of 36 runs, but lost three relatively quick wickets.

They were steadied by a 96-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Nick Johnston and Matt Laffey, who scored 57 and 38 respectively.

But with that pairing broken, Canterbury slumped again to 175, leaving Auckland to get 147 to win.

Auckland lost only one wicket en route, with Guptill-Bunce and Shaun McCann (43 not out) putting on an unbroken 103 for the second wicket.

Dean Robinson's century for Central Districts at Lincoln’s No.3 Oval helped his side to victory against Northern Districts.

CD were 130/2 overnight, an overall lead of 50 runs, declaring 281/9, with Robinson supplying 101 and George Worker 80 in a 144-run stand.

Jason Trembath and Jono Hickey both took 4 wickets each for ND.

Chasing outright victory, ND never gave up and in a dramatic finish the last pair were at the crease when 7 runs were needed but the innings ended when number 11 Trembath was lbw to Andy Dodd. 

Cameron Clark's 97 for Otago against Wellington ensured a draw, with the capital province taking first-innings points.

Otago declared on 309/6 leaving Wellington to get 285 runs in a minimum of 50 overs.

Harry Baum scored 47 off 34 balls however the run rate continued to climb, the chasing side ending 44 runs short at stumps.

The competition resumes with the first one-day round on Sunday.

Canterbury 254 and 175 (Nick Johnston 57, Ajaz Patel 4/36, Jack Dowd 3/25) lost to Auckland 283 and 150/1 (Michael Guptill-Bunce 85*, Shaun McCann 40*) by 9 wickets

Central Districts 238 and 281/9 dec. (Dean Robinson 101, George Worker 80, Jason Trembath 4/70, Jono Hickey 4/98) beat Northern Districts 318/9 dec. and 195 (Jono Hickey 40, Trent Boult 33*, Peter Younghusband 3/68, B.J. Barnett 4/13) by 6 runs

Otago 271 and 309/6 dec. (Cameron Clark 97, Hamish Rutherford 57) drew with Wellington 296 and 241/5 (Harry Baum 47, Fraser Colson 58, Josh McLauchlan 53)

Auckland 16
Canterbury 8
Central Districts 6
Wellington 4
Northern Districts 2
Otago 0

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