2 Jan 2013

Record opening partnership sees Knights outdo Firebirds

11:32 am on 2 January 2013

The Northern Knights cricket side have regained control of the domestic Twenty20 competition with a nine wicket win against the Wellington Firebirds at Mt Maunganui.

Chasing 198 for the win, the Knights' opening partnership of Brad Wilson and Anton Devcich set a new Nothern Districts first-wicket record of 165, the season's best stand for any wicket by any side.

Devcich was left 92 not out and Wilson scored 74.

Meanwhile the Canterbury Wizards scored their first win of the season, a four-wicket victory against the Central Stags in Nelson.