26 Jan 2009

Semi-finalists confirmed in State Shield cricket

5:32 am on 26 January 2009

The Canterbury cricketers beat Northern Districts by 5 wickets to finish second in the State Shield one day standings and will host Otago in one of the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Canterbury scored 274 for 8 with Shanan Stewart scoring 120, while Shane Bond took 4 for 56 as Northern finished on 269 for 7.

Northern still finish top of the standings and will host Central in the other semi-final... Central beat Auckland by 51 runs.

Wellington beat Otago by 1 wicket in the third match.

Meanwhile the Central batsman Jamie How has been 200 dollars after hitting his stumps in frustration during their match against Otago last week.