An unbeaten maiden ton after having been sent in, in a Final | Images: MBUTCHER

Henry Cooper stars with big unbeaten maiden century

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2020/21 ELIMINATION FINAL

3 March 2021
Seddon Park, Hamilton

NORTHERN DISTRICTS (Q2) 351/8 (42 overs)

beat

WELLINGTON FIREBIRDS (Q3) 145/7 (26.1 overs)

NORTHERN DISTRICTS WON BY 138 runs (DLS) and will meet Canterbury in the Grand Final

SCORES

Sent in, centurion Henry Cooper and ND captain Joe Carter put on 136 for the third wicket.

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Jeet Raval (33) put on 61 for the second wicket with Joe Carter before leg-spinner Peter Younghusband enticed a straightforward catch to Jamie Gibson...

75 off 71 balls for captain Joe Carter: seven boundaries, two sixes in a crucial stand with Cooper...

Henry Cooper reached his eighth List A 50 off 33 balls...

Losing opening bowler Ollie Newton to injury after just two overs created tactical dilemmas for the Firebirds...

Leg-spinner Peter Younghusband en route to 2-56...

Northlander Cooper, the 27-year-old son of former ND stalwart Barry Cooper, hit 11 boundaries with his maiden three figures flying off 67 balls in just 91 minutes (8x4, 4x6)

Late wickets for the Firebirds but they still can't stop Cooper...

Firebird Tom Blundell backs up his maiden century in his previous game with an unbeaten 80*...

...but wickets are crumbling at the other end...

The Wellington Firebirds are seven down and well behind the DLS par score when the rain returns and ends the match.

It's a Canterbury v Northern Districts Final under lights in Christchurch this Saturday!

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