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New Zealand seized the initial
advantage but England are in the
dominant position after the opening
day of the first test at Lord’s.
England recovered from the jitters
at 30 for four to take the middle
session, scoring 106 runs for the loss
of one wicket and move to 219 for
five. The hosts then capitalised in the
final session to resurrect themselves
at 354 for seven.
New Zealand lost B J Watling
to a bruised knee for the final two
sessions. It ’s hoped rice treatment
will allow him to play the rest of the
match. Tom Latham took the gloves
in his absence.
The ‘Bring Back KP ’ barometer
was threatening to go off the scale in
the first hour but settled for a muted
equilibrium by stumps.
A 161-run fifth-wicket partnership
between Ben Stokes and Joe Root
was the main panacea, which
provided parity at tea.
The pair played an array of
controlled strokes, particularly
through the legside, as they adjusted
to the pace of the pitch and the
visitors’ frenetic start.
Stokes wicket was valuable. The
New Zealand-born all-rounder
fell eight runs short of a place on
the ground’s famed dressing room
Spinner Mark Craig looked a
dangerous prospect after four overs.
He troubled Root from the start,
including a close lbw shout, and
generated turn and bounce. With
the start of his fifth over, he used
the slope towards the pavilion end
and got the ball to slide straight on.
Stokes shouldered arms, playing for
the spin, and had his castle dented.
He demonstrated the capacity to
punish, making 25 runs from two
consecutive overs to go to 89.
“ Lords is renowned for swinging
early,” Stokes said. “ We knew it
would be tough early but Lord’s does
flatten out in the sun.
“ I’m disappointed to get out so
close to 100 at Lord’s but the bigger
picture is we’re in a good position
with the partnership of Rooty and
myself, backed by Mo and Jos.”
Root, 98, benefited from playing
late with soft hands, an example for
his top order teammates to note. He
lost his wicket feathering an edge
behind off Henry as he approached a
third test century at the ground.
Jos Buttler, 67, and Moeen Ali, 49
not out, sustained the momentum
with a 103-run stand to finish the
day. Both reveled in the spring
sunshine on a flattening pitch.
Earlier, Matt Henry became New
Zealand test cricketer No 266 and
proved his worth by removing
Alastair Cook and Ian Bell in his
Henry had trained in the Indian
Premier League under the eye of
New Zealand test captain Brendon
McCullum at the Chennai Super
Kings. He made a smooth transition
to the test game with the rhythm
mustered taking two for 19 in five
overs from the nursery end. He
finished with three for 93 from 24
Cook, Henry’s maiden test
wicket, tried hooking a ball towards
Edgware Road on 16. He was
constricted down the legside and
Watling took the catch. It was
not an ideal delivery but Cook
endeavoured to establish some
respite after a demanding opening
10 overs following his side’s insertion
by McCullum on a Kermit-green
Henry’s best delivery came with a
ball deviating slightly off the wicket
to take the top of Ian Bell’s off
stump. The sea of bacon and egg ties
in the pavilion watched wicket-to-
wicket as he announced himself as
a competitor on cricket ’s ultimate
“ We let them off the hook a bit,”
Henry said. “ They started building
some momentum into lunch. We got
a little bit two-sides-of-the-wicket.
“ Root, took his time and punished
the bad balls. One ball an over
tended to give them a chance and
they took it.”
Tim Southee and Trent Boult
played important roles establishing
early dominance, but struggled to
maintain their impact over the day.
Each worked with the Lord’s slope
to earn their respective wickets.
Importantly, knowing his three pace
bowlers were coming from the IPL,
McCullum limited their spells.
Southee dismissed debutant
Adam Lyth for one with a vintage
delivery which drew the opener into
a defensive stroke before the ball
McCullum’s decision to field in
the 100th test against England was
warranted. It was a fine spring day to
start but cloud cover built at times
and there was grass on the wicket to
generate movement with the D uke
ball. — New Zealand Herald
England let off the hook
England’s Gary Ballance watches as he is caught by New Zealand’s Tim Southee.
feature in the 10-strong Wellington
Phoenix squad that will contest the
Hong Kong Football Club Soccer
Sevens later this month.
First-team players Louis Fenton,
Kwabena Appiah, Tom Doyle and
Lewis Italiano will provide valuable
experience with the other six squad
members coming from the club’s
academy and reser ve sides.
team assistant Chris
Greenacre will coach the side and
said it would be a valuable exercise
for those involved.
“ It will be a fantastic experience,
especially for the young guys,”
“ With the tournament played over
two days (May 30 and 31) it will be
“There are some top clubs involved
and we have English Premier League
club Aston Villa in our group.
“ Villa will be sending some of their
best rising stars and our emerging
players will learn plenty playing
Also in Wellington Phoenix’s
group is the Hong Kong Football
Association under-18 team and the
Hong Kong Football Club.
Wellington Phoenix squad: Louis
Fenton, Tom Doyle, Lewis Italiano
(GK), Kwabena Appiah, James
McGarry, Sapreet Singh, Sam
Wilson, Justin Gulley, Joe Bell,
Russell Coutts helped plot
Dean Barker’s downfall at the last
America’s Cup but the former
Team New Zealand team-mate
is the reason why Barker has a new
After a falling out with Team
New Zealand in March, Barker
announced yesterday that he will be
the skipper and chief executive of
newly formed Japanese challenge,
Softbank Team Japan.
Barker, who lifted the America’s
Cup with Coutts in 2000, confirmed
today that the Oracle team boss
approached him about the job.
“Russell Coutts was he the one that
phoned and asked you to consider
this,” Paul Henry asked Barker this
“ Yeah he was,” Barker answered.
“O bviously the team got up and
running and Fuku (Kazuhiko
Sofuku) was appointed as general
manager of the team. With that they
organised a challenge and there was
the opportunity to take on not only
skippering the boat, which I want to
be doing, but also to lead the team,”
Barker made it clear that he was
not working for Oracle.
“It’s a new Japanese team, it ’s called
Softbank Team Japan and it will be
its own stand-alone entity,” he told
Barker said that Oracle will
support Team Japan to get his new
team up and running. The America’s
Cup champions will also provide a
boat and shore support for the first
world series event in Portsmouth.
In a further sign of co-operation
between the two syndicates, Barker
was this morning photographed
alongside Oracle skipper Jimmy
Spithill in Bermuda ahead of a
day of testing in the new foiling
Dean Barker’s inclusion in Team
Japan continues New Zealand’s
strong links in cup racing with that
country. Chris Dickson skippered
Japan’s 1992 challenge in San Diego,
where they reached the semi-finals
of the Louis Vuitton Cup, and John
Cutler was at the helm of Nippon
Challenge in the 1995 regatta.
— New Zealand Herald
Coutts got Dean
Barker his new job
PICTURE: New Zealand Herald
Russell Coutts, left, and Dean Barker.
Good mix in Phoenix’s Hong Kong Soccer Sevens squad
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