8 Apr 2009

Auckland on top of the State Championship final

5:53 am on 8 April 2009

Auckland have taken total control of the State Championship first class cricket final at Lincoln.

After dismissing Central Districts for 180, Auckland will start the third day on 300 for 5 with Anaru Kitchen making 115 and skipper Richard Jones 109.

As top qualifiers Auckland only need to draw the 5-day match to take the title, while Central must win outright.