Ken McClure’s career-best 193 not out helped Canterbury chase down 397 and pull off a five-wicket win over Otago in Invercargill.
Coming in to bat at No. 5, after Canterbury slumped to 57 for 3 on the third day, McClure dropped anchor to build century partnerships with Peter Fulton (70) and Andrew Ellis (32). McClure almost single-handedly completed the chase for Canterbury as no other batsman, apart from Fulton and himself, managed a fifty-plus score. His 193 came off 266 balls during which he struck 29 fours and three sixes. Once Ellis fell with the score at 302, McClure took Canterbury home with Todd Astle, who made 48 not out.
Otago were driven to 351 after being put in to bat following Neil Broom’s 117 and fifties from James Neesham (75) and Derek de Boorder (69). No other Otago batsman scored more than 40.
They went on to strengthen their position in the game by bowling Canterbury…