Aces enjoy good day two
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Greg Todd is 42 not out overnight
A fighting knock from opener Tim McIntosh helped the Aces to a good position to try and grab first innings points at the end of day two in their Plunket Shield clash with the Canterbury Wizards.
The tall left-hander employed his trademark watchful defence to hit 71 in his team's 175 for four, and helped them to a point from where they can launch an assualt on Canterbury's 334 today.
The Aces needed McIntosh's innings after the cheap dismissals of Jeet Raval and Andrew de Boorder, and he stayed at the crease for just over three hours for his 71.
Greg Todd has also wracked up plenty of time in the middle for his 42 runs and he will resume today alongside Garth Hopkins on 18.
Earlier, Shanan Stewart added just nine runs to his overnight score when he was removed for 90 by spinner Bruce Martin. Martin struck twice in the same over to remove both Stewart and Todd Astle, the other overnight batsman.
The left-armer finished with figures of three for 66 off 29 overs and Colin de Grandhomme grabbed the last two wickets cheaply to finish with four for 45 and finish off the Wizards tail.