The Ford Trophy: Injury Updates, Team News And More

After playing two matches each, all the six teams in the Ford Trophy will reload for their third fixture tonight. While table-toppers Auckland Aces will take on second-placed Canterbury Kings in hope of their third consecutive win, Northern Knights will face Central Districts in order to secure their first win of the tournament. Northern Knights have played two games and have failed to secure any win and are placed at last spot.

In the third fixture, Wellington Firebirds will be seen locking horns with Otago Volts in order to move up in the points table. Both the teams have secured 1 win in their two encounters so far.

So, let’s have a look at some of the possible changes which are certain to take place tonight-

 

Central Districts vs Northern Knights

Central Districts

  • Kieran Noema-Barnett will miss out tonight’s fixture following a hamstring injury
  • Dean Foxcroft has been named as his replacement
  • Ben Wheeler and Brad Schmulian are the ones who have been omitted from the squad  

Northern Knights:

  • Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Daniel Flynn are the ones missing out for Knights
  • Trent Boult is on paternal leave while Neil Wagner has joined New Zealand A squad

 

CD vs NK Probable Playing11:

Central Districts –

Ma ava Ave, Christian Leopard, Ben Smith, Greg Hay, Bevan Small, Doug Bracewell, Dean Foxcroft, Willem Ludick, Ryan McCone, Josh Clarkson, Felix Murray

Northern Knights-

PD Bocock, Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Daryl Mitchell, Brett Hampton, Brett Randell (Doubt: Nicholas Frederick Kelly, HR Cooper)

 

Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings

Auckland Aces:

  • Aces have named an unchanged squad

Canterbury Kings:

  • Kings have made one change- Andrew Hazeldine comes in for Matt Henry

 

AUK vs CTB Probable Playing11:

Auckland Aces-

Ben Horne, Craig Cachopa, Robert ODonnell, William Somerville, Graeme Beghin, Sean Solia, Michael Barry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Danru Ferns

(Doubt: Finn Allen, Jamie Brown, Matt McEwan)

Canterbury Kings-

Tom Latham, Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Theo van Woerkom, Stephen Murdoch, Cam Fletcher, Cole McConchie, Andrew Ellis, Will Williams, Henry Shipley

(Doubt: Blake Coburn, Andrew Hazeldine)

 

Otago Volts vs Wellington Firebirds

Otago Volts:

  • An unchanged squad has been named by Volts

Wellington Firebirds:

  • There’s one change – Alex Ridley replaces Ollie Newton who has picked up a hamstring injury

 

OTG vs WEL Probable Playing11:

Otago:

Mitch Renwick, Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Warren Barnes, Shawn Hicks, Josh Finnie, Mark Craig,  Anaru Kitchen, Jacob Duffy, Nathan G Smith, Matthew Bacon

Wellington:

Lauchie Johns, Michael Bracewell, Andrew Fletcher, Devon Conway, James Neesham, Hamish Bennett, Ian McPeake

(Doubt: Malcolm Nofal, Jakob Bhula, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Alex Ridley)