18 Feb 2017

Canterbury win one-day title

7:51 pm on 18 February 2017

Canterbury are the domestic one-day cricket champions thanks to a record breaking century from Peter Fulton.

Peter Fulton celebrates his century.

Peter Fulton celebrates his century. Photo: Photosport

Fulton struck the fastest century in the history of New Zealand's domestic one-day competition as Canterbury defeated Wellington by 28 runs in the Rangiora final.

The former Black Cap brought up his tonne off 50 deliveries, two better than the record held by Brendon McCullum.

With 11 fours and seven sixes, two-metre Peter was the central figure in Canterbury's innings, which was reduced to 20 overs by rain.

Batting at number four, Fulton scored 116 from 58 balls, and left the field unbeaten as his side posted 199 for three.

Wellington had won the toss and chose to bowl, with pacebowler Brent Arnel the best performer with figures of one for 24 from four overs.

In reply, the Wellington opener and captain Hamish Marshall kept his side up with the required run rate of 10 per over before being stumped on 59 off 29.

All rounder Luke Woodcock offered some resistance in the Wellington middle order before falling victim to Andy Ellis' spin for 25 off 23.

Ellis finished with figures of four for 28 off four overs as Wellington were bowled out for 171.