Sunday, 18 October 2015

Broom and Rutherford in form for Otago

A fine century by Neil Broom saved the match for Otago, after they were largely outplayed by Central Districts over the past four days.

Otago's first innings was built around Hamish Rutherford's 79, then bolstered by a century from Jimmy Neesham, another fine and very underrated cricketer, before Central Districts replied with a mammoth 650-8.

When they took two wickets before the close, including that of Rutherford, they must have sniffed victory, but Broom batted for all of the last day to make an unbeaten 131, with fifteen fours.

The game ended in a draw, but the form of the two Derbyshire men is good to see!

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