31 Jan 2010

CD thrash Auckland to win T20 final

7:00 pm on 31 January 2010

The Central Districts cricket side are headed for the lucrative Twenty20 Champions League in India after thrashing Auckland by 78 runs in the domestic final at New Plymouth's Pukekura Park.

Central made 206 for 6 with top-scorer Ross Taylor knocking 80 off 30 balls, including 8 sixes.

In reply Auckland were all out for 128 in the 17th over.

It tops a great weekend for Central - the women's side, the Central Hinds, won the national final on Saturday with an eight-wicket win over the Auckland Hearts at Nelson Park in Napier.