Daniel Flynn and head coach James Pamment have taken nothing away from Canterbury after the Knights first loss in the Georgie Pie Super Smash on Friday night.
Fresh off one of his best Twenty20 innings yet, captain Daniel Flynn was pleased with his innings but acknowledged that more runs on the board may have tipped things in the Knights favor against the Kings.
“Last night guys struggled to come in and get underway. It’s obviously something we need to look at.”
From a Blackcaps perspective, Daniel Flynn is focused and hopeful to return to the international stage at some point.
“I want to play for New Zealand again so everytime I go out to bat it’s all about scoring runs and putting your name up into the headlights. While I am here with ND as captain it is about trying to win trophies and perform. Hopefully if I can do that the rewards will come.”
Coach of the Northern Knights James Pamment was disappointed with the result against Canterbury on Friday night.
“When you play against a team like Canterbury you have to be on top of your game and I think last night we just weren’t quite on top of our game.”
But Pamment remains confident in his sides chancing going forward through the Georgie Pie Super Smash.
One of the key issues for the Knights so far in the Georgie Pie Super Smash despite the record of 2-3 is the failings to capitalize on the setting up of platforms for big totals with the bat.
“Lets not take away from the fact that the opposition are bowling really well. In the previous fixtures we haven’t quite had the wickets in hand to mount a charge where as last night against Canterbury we did.”
Pamment believes having another 15 to 20 runs gives a little more comfort to the bowling effort when defending first innings scores.
The Knights have proved capable of defending mid range totals, as was the case in the first two matches of the campaign.
As coach of the Knights, Pamment believes that there is terrific depth in Northern Districts Cricket, and rates Anton Devcich as a big chance to represent the Blackcaps during next years Cricket World Cup.
“I am sure he will make the extended world cup squad of thirty” Pamment said on Devcich.
The Knights will be minus 9 players for the final three fixtures of the Georgie Pie Super Smash as members of the team head to the UAE for New Zealand A and Blackcaps commitments.
Daniel Flynn and James Pamment will continue their Georgie Pie Super Smash campaign today against the Central Stags.