3 Jan 2013

Defending champs beaten in first round

12:58 pm on 3 January 2013

Defending champions Auckland have been beaten by Central Districts by seven wickets in the first round of the Provincial A one day competition at Lincoln.

Other first day winners were Otago, who defeated Northern Districts by one wicket, and Wellington who were 49 runs better than Canterbury.

The tournament involves five rounds of one day play and three rounds of Twenty/20 action.