Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rutherford Inspires New Zealand A to Title Win

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rutherford Inspires New Zealand A to Title Win

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NEW Zealand A have been crowned winners of the Royal London One-Day Triangular Series after a superb innings from Hamish Rutherford underpinned a seven-wicket victory under the Duckworth-Lewis method over England Lions.

Set a target of 220 from 36 overs, following rain at New Road, opener Rutherford set the tone with 10 fours and two sixes in his 95 off 84 balls before Tom Latham's unbeaten 48 finished the job with 21 balls remaining.

The Lions, so impressive in victory against Sri Lanka A on Monday, struggled in this winner-takes-all clash, and only half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Tom Smith helped them to 255 for eight.

That they reached something approaching a par total at all will be of some relief after slipping to 89 for five after losing the toss against a Kiwis side featuring seven players with Test caps to their name.

Much of the damage was done by Matt Henry (three for 56), who accounted for Ravi Bopara, captain James Taylor and Jason Roy after Scott Kuggeleijn had made the breakthrough by removing James Vince. …

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