Hamish Rutherford expertly built his second List A ton of the season. PHOTOSPORT

Rutherford supreme with career best century



University of Otago Oval

7 November 2018


Result: Otago Volts won by 62 runs

It was an electrifying result for the Volts and opening batsman Hamish Rutherford as their Ford Trophy rebound continued at home at University of Otago Oval.

A solid bonus point win over Canterbury lifted the southerners to second in the table, usurping the Auckland Aces who had meanwhile dipped against competition leaders the Firebirds.

It was the first time this summer that the Volts had backed up, and for Rutherford another impressive and well paced century this season to back up his match-winning effort against ND in the second round.

This time it resulted in a formidable career best 154 for the 29-year-old as he set up the Volts’ tally of 309 for eight.

After reaching three figures, Rutherford’s last 50 flew off just 18 balls and he blazed away until the 43rd over and was just one run away from posting the Volts’ 250 by the time he finally departed — and it took a brilliant catch at long on from Will Williams to stop him.

Anaru Kitchen (53 off 47) was his wingman at five as he helped lift nup the run rate. The pair added 111 from just 83 balls for the fourth wicket.

Anaru Kitchen gave support. PHOTOSPORT

Canterbury's chase got a solid enough start at the top with opener Jack Boyle reaching 71, but despite an unbeaten 46 from Henry Shipley they couldn’t elevate with the same impetus Kitchen and Rutherford had demonstrated.

Matt Bacon collected the final wicket in a three-fa as Canterbury found themselves all out for 247, with a couple of overs unspent. Shipley had a good all-round day with four for 60 but it will be back to the drawing board for Canterbury as they look to get their campaign urgently back on track.

Canterbury now heads north to Seddon Park to try to do that against a rejuvenated ND team while the Volts lie in wait for what promises to be a fascinating duel with competition leaders the Wellington Firebirds in Dunedin this Saturday.

Competition Winner: Auckland Aces

Played Won Lost Tied No Result Abandoned Bonus Points Total Points Net Run Rate
1 Auckland Aces 10 6 4 0 0 0 4 28 0.46
2 Canterbury 10 5 4 0 1 0 3 25 0.08
3 Otago Volts 10 5 4 0 0 1 2 24 0.21
4 Northern Districts 10 5 4 0 0 1 2 24 0.00
5 Wellington Firebirds 10 5 5 0 0 0 1 21 0.01
6 Central Stags 10 2 7 0 1 0 0 10 -0.84

Order in the Table Determined by: 1. Total Points, 2. Number of Wins, 3. Number of Bonus Points, 4. Net Run Rate (NRR - NRR For minus NRR Against over the whole competition)

Points Awarded: Won - 4, Lost - 0, Tied - 2, No Result - 2, Abandoned - 2, Bonus Point (Run Rate 1.25x Opponents') - 1

Elimination Final - Otago Volts won by 6 runs

Most Runs

1Devon Conway553
2Colin Munro492
3John Boyle491
4Neil Broom471
5Chad Bowes428
6Henry Cooper417
7Dean Foxcroft406
8Robert O'Donnell401
9Nicholas Kelly374
10George Worker371

Most Wickets

1Benjamin Lister23
2Jacob Duffy21
3Andrew Ellis18
4=Michael Rippon16
4=Seth Rance16
6=Anurag Verma15
6=Nathan Smith15
8=Andrew Hazeldine14
8=Iain McPeake14
10Ollie Newton13

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