Knights silence sell out Kings crowd to continue winning ways

The Northern Knights have continued their rich form after beating the Canterbury Kings this afternoon.


Played down at the newly ICC approved Hagley Oval in Christchurch this afternoon, Kings fans were left disappointed as the sell out crowd failed to stop the Knights from getting the victory away from home.

A brilliant opening stand of 116 between Daniel Flynn and Anton Devcich set the Knights up for a big total, with healthy additions by Daryl Mitchell (22) and Daniel Vettori (21) later in the innings, setting the Kings up for a 185-run chase to seal the victory at home.

But victory never came for the Kings.

A solid 44 by Ronnie Hira got Canterbury off to a good start, but the Kings began to fall away after the first wicket fell.

When Kings linch pin Aiden Blizzard retired hurt, a valiant innings of 33 by captain Peter Fulton was not enough as the Knights bowlers ripped through the Kings batting order, bowling them out with a couple of balls to spare and 20 runs short.

Scott Kuggeleijn finished with figures of 4/40 from his spell, and was the pick of the Knights bowlers.

The win puts the Northern Knights on top of the Georgie Pie Super Smash table.

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