Ingram scores double in drawn match

Central Stags opener Peter Ingram was instrument in helping earn his team a draw against the Wellington Firebirds in the latest Plunket Sheild match.

Ingram has been a consistent performer for Central, as evidenced by his innings of 143 today at the Basin Reserve in the capital.

Having posted 135 in the first innings, the 32-year-old right-hander backed up with a fluent knock in his second visit to the crease, to registered centuries in each innings of a match for the second time in his career.

After resuming this morning on 54 alongside debutant Ben Smith, Ingram belted 26 boundaries from just 136 balls before being deceived by offspinner Jeetan Patel.

By the time he was dismissed Central were 211 for three, having earlier lost Smith for 55 as he and Ingram put on an association second record stand against Wellington of 204 runs.

Tim Weston then scored 51, Kruger van Wyk 45 and Mathew Sinclair 41 not out to put the game beyond reach for Wellington, who agreed to end the match when Central declared at 366 for six after tea.

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