Ben Smith Worker and Smith go big before rain ruins CD run fest

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Ben Smith Manawatū's George Worker was in top form for Central Districts, scoring a century against Canterbury.

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Manawatū’s George Worker was in top form for Central Districts, scoring a century against Canterbury.

CRICKET: Rain was the only thing that could dampen magnificent centuries from Central Districts batsmen George Worker and Ben Smith.

Worker scored 135 and Smith hit 100 as CD plundered 349-4 batting first against Canterbury at Fitzherbert Park in Palmerston North on Sunday, in the first round of the domestic one-day competition.

But rain intervened just three overs into Canterbury’s innings and after a lengthy wait, play was abandoned just after 5pm.

It was Worker’s 12th list A century and second at his home ground Fitzherbert Park. It is his fourth score in the top 10 highest one-day scores for CD.

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It was Smith’s first one-day hundred for CD and continues a good run of scores for the Whanganui man in Palmerston North, having scored 82, 57, 74 and 47 not out in his four previous innings at the ground.

Worker’s 135 came from 124 balls and he hit 17 fours and three sixes, while Smith’s century came from 88 balls, including eight f

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