ND Under-17 Men's finish third at Nationals
Published on 24 Jan 2019
Northern Districts Under-17 Men's have finished third at the Under-17 Men's National Tournament at NZC's High Performance Centre in Lincoln.
The men's National Under-17 Tournament is a development opportunity for the best young cricketers from around New Zealand. For many players, this tournament is their first opportunity to test their skills at a national level, against peers from other provinces.
It was a great tournament from the young ND side, who secured a wonderful victory on finals day to achieve a third-place finish. Results and scorecards from the matches can be found below.
Northern Districts edged Wellington Under 17 for third spot in the tightest battle of Finals day. On Lincoln No.3, Wellington sent ND in and restricted them to 217 in 48.3 overs, fighting back with the ball after both ND openers had got off to a good start at 60 for no loss. ND opening batsman Tim Pringle would continue his fine tournament and eclipse them, however, with a pivotal unbeaten knock of 96 in reply, carrying his bat in a three-wicket win as ND chased down their target in the last over.
Northern Districts U17 beat Canterbury U17 by 21 runs
Central Districts U17 beat Northern Districts U17 by 61 runs
Northern Districts U17 beat Otago U17 by 86 runs
Otago U17 beat Northern Districts U17 by seven wickets
Auckland Under 17 beat Northern Districts U17 by 151 runs (DLS)