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Knights Open Season with Three New Caps
30th October, 2013

The SKYCITY Northern Knights have named their twelve for the first Plunket Shield game of the 2013/14 season with three new caps.

Joe Carter, Jono Hickey and Scott Kuggeleijn have been selected for the season opener and join a strong lineup of senior players, including Daniel Vettori who has returned from injury.

Carter is 20 years of age, and is a top-order batsman who was a NZ U19 representative in the 2011/12 season. Carter has been a prolific run scorer for Bay of Plenty in recent seasons, including 187 v Hamilton in Bay of Plenty'ssuccessful Hawke Cup Challenge last season. He cemented his position with a century in a 2-day warm up game against the Auckland Aces last weekend.

Jono Hickey is 22 years of age, and is a middle-order left hand batsman. He also represented NZ U19 in the 2009/10 season. Hickey played in six Ford Trophy one day games for the Knights last season, scoring 221 runs at an average of 44.20.

Scott Kuggeleijn is 21 years of age and is a right arm pace bowling allrounder. Scott is the son of former ND Captain and Coach, Chris Kuggeleijn. He has played 16 first class games for Wellington in the past two seasons, taking 42 wickets and averaging 31 with the bat, including 142* against Central Districts last season.

All three players are products of Northern Districts Cricket Age Group and District Association coaching programmes.

Kane Williamson, Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich and Tim Southee are with the BLACKCAPS in Bangladesh, Trent Boult is being rested and Anurag Verma was unavailable due to injury.

The team to take on the Auckland Aces from tomorrow at Seddon Park is:

Daniel Flynn (C)

Bay of Plenty

Graeme Aldridge

Bay of Plenty

James Baker

Hamilton

Jono Boult

Bay of Plenty

Joe Carter

Bay of Plenty

Jono Hickey

Counties Manukau

Scott Kuggeleijn

Hamilton

Daryl Mitchell

Hamilton

Ish Sodhi

Counties Manukau

Daniel Vettori

Hamilton

BJ Watling

Hamilton

Brad Wilson

Northland

ENDS

For more information contact:
Peter Roach (CEO) 021 990 438
James Pamment (Coach, SKYCITY Northern Knights) 021 854 611