Central Districts held sway of their match from the second the coin got here down of their favour. They selected to bat, put up a mammoth whole, with their openers and No. three offering 325 of their 498 for 7 declared, and used scoreboard strain to purchase themselves a win over Canterbury by an innings and 86 runs.
George Worker and Greg Hay set the ball rolling, scoring 111 and 140 respectively. And when the third-change bowler Tim Johnston broke by their partnership with the rating on 188, the report-breaking Brad Schmulian got here out and threatened the rating a century to again up his double on debut final month. He fell 26 runs brief, however had arrange Central Districts to dictate phrases for the remainder of the sport.
The bowlers performed their half as nicely, permitting solely three Canterbury batsman - Michael Pollard (62), Cole McConchie (56), Cam Fletcher (50) - to succeed in fifty in two innings. Seth Rance picked up a 5-for to make sure his aspect gained a whopping 304-run lead and Blair Tickner took the reins after the observe-on was enforced, selecting up four for 41. It was Canterbury's second lack of the match, and totals of 194 and 218 suggests their batsmen had succumbed pretty meekly.