NZC National Men’s Under 19 Tournament
ROUND FOUR | 8 December 2019
Lincoln Green, Lincoln
Central Districts U19 beat Canterbury U19 by 54 runs
A Finn Raxworthy century with solid support from Will Clark has kept Central Districts unbeaten at the U19 nationals.
Auckland and CD are the only sides to have gone four from four, with daylight between the two frontrunners and third-placed Canterbury heading into tomorrow's final round of the one-day clashes.
The Aucklanders hold the top rung on the table courtesy of two extra bonus points, but that's all on the line tomorrow when the two teams will meet on Lincoln Green.
Meanwhile Raxworthy's big 142 off just 118 balls helped CD post a resounding 310 in today's one-dayer despite having been sent in by hosts Canterbury at Lincoln.
He maintained a crisp pace throughout his innings, his century having arrived off just 93 balls, in 136 minutes (14 x 4) as he shared a match-defining 168-run stand for the third wicket with Will Clark (53 off 70).
CD U19 then rolled Canterbury for 256 with a handful of overs to spare, Jordie Gard continuing a strong week as one of the tournament's leading wicket-takers with figures today of 3-48.
Solace for Canterbury came in the shape of four-fas for both Will Smith and Curtis Millard, and captain Nic Lidstone continuing a good week with the bat with his top score of 55 for the hosts.