Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

County T20 Blast Player Munro Aiming For Plunket Shield Glory

County T20 Blast Player Munro Aiming For Plunket Shield Glory

Worcestershire's Natwest T20 Blast overseas player Colin Munro and his Auckland team-mates wind up their Plunket Shield programme tomorrow – still in strong contention to win the title.

Auckland are currently lying in second spot with one game remaining – 10 points adrift of leaders and 2014 champions Canterbury.

But a repeat of the results and points swing of the previous round could see those positions reversed.

Auckland picked up 20 points from an innings victory over Central Districts – with Munro scoring a career best 281 – while Canterbury managed just three points after losing to Otago.

In the final round of games Auckland will entertain fourth placed Otago while Canterbury will visiti third placed Northern Districts.

Munro hit a world record 23 sixes for a first class innings against Central Districts and has cleared the boundary on an incredible 46 occasions in this season's four-day competition.

He is lying second in Auckland's Plunket Trophy averages with 899 runs at an average of 56.18 and a strike rate of 103.45.

Munro, who will rejoin Worcestershire in mid May after a successful first campaign at New Road, has scored three centuries – all in the last four matches – and three fifties in his nine matches.