Thursday, February 19th, 2015

County Bound Munro Helps Auckland To Top Of Plunket Shield

County Bound Munro Helps Auckland To Top Of Plunket Shield

Colin Munro has helped Auckland to the top of the table in New Zealand's Plunket Shield competition.

Munro, who this week re-signed as Worcestershire's NatWest T20 Blast overseas player for the 2015 season, has scored 286 runs in nine innings in the four-day competition at an average of 31.77 with two half centuries.

Auckland lead the table with 61 points from five games after triumphing by 10 wickets away to third placed Canterbury.

They are 12 points clear of Northern Districts after registering a third win of the campaign in the competition.

Munro made 29 off 58 balls with two boundaries as Auckland amassed 491 in 158.3 overs in reply to Canterbury's first innings total of 268 in 71.3 overs.

He batted at number four and shared a stand of 64 with Jeet Raval (126) before being third out with the total on 143.

Canterbury were bowled out for 266 in their second innings to leave Auckland only 44 to chase for the victory which secured them 18 points.

Munro had previously helped Auckland to reach the final of the one-day Ford Trophy competition with a succession of half centuries.

Auckland will next be in action in the return clash with Canterbury from March 1 to 4.

Munro was Worcestershire's second highest scorer in the T20 Blast last season.