Cricket: Gough's stand secures draw

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NZ Under-19 110 & 335 England U-19 225 & 191-6 Match drawn

MICHAEL GOUGH, the England Under-19 captain, was impressed with his team's fighting spirit as they battled for a draw in the second Test against New Zealand Under-19 in Wellington yesterday. Having come close to winning in a tense final session, England preserve a 1-0 lead in the series.

England were set 221 to win after bowling the Kiwis for 335. They started well but collapsed from 58 for 1 to 58 for 4 in one over, with Michael Carberry and Giles Haywood out for ducks.

However, Gough made 69 before being caught at extra cover off James Franklin. Gough's departure left England on 149 for 6, but Matt Bulbeck, believing England could still win, and his Somerset team-mate Joe Tucker, both batting with runners, then held out until the close to finish on 191 for 6, 30 runs short of their victory target.

Final day of four; England won toss

NEW ZEALAND UNDER-19 - First Innings 110 (J R Tucker 5-35).

ENGLAND UNDER-19 - First Innings 225 (M A Gough 116; H Shaw 5-59).

NZ UNDER-19 - Second Innings

(Overnight: 307 for 6)

P McGlashan b Dawson 23

M Hendry c Wallace b Bridge 8

B Martin not out 2

L Hammond c sub b Dawson 0

H Shaw c Gough b Dawson 0

Extras (b15 lb12) 27

Total (171.4 overs) 335

Fall (cont): 7-321 8-335 9-335.

Bowling: Bulbeck 23-8-47-0; Whiley 27-7-55-1; Haywood 17.2-6-52-1; Tucker 14.4-4-45-1; Dawson 45.4-20-64-3; Bridge 44-24-45-4.

ENGLAND U-19 - Second Innings

*M A Gough c sub b Franklin 69

I N Flanagan c and b Shaw 12

I R Bell lbw b Martin 10

M A Carberry lbw b Martin 0

G R Haywood c Papps b Martin 0

R K J Dawson b Shaw 6

M P L Bulbeck not out 50

J R Tucker not out 6

Extras (b14 lb7 w1 nb16) 38

Total (for 6, 78 overs) 191

Fall: 1-33 2-58 3-58 4-58 5-88 6-149.

Did not bat: M J A Whiley, M A Wallace, G R Bridge.

Bowling: Shaw 20-4-49-2; Hammond 9.4-1-31-0; Hendry 0.2-0-0-0; Martin 32-17-47-3; Franklin 15-5-41-1; Papps 1-0-2-0.

Umpires: R Garland and D Alexander.