Skelmanthorpe scoop Northern Knights' Tony Goodin - 01/04/15

Tony GoodinSKELMANTHORPE have signed former Northern Knights' seamer Tony Goodin ahead of their 2015 season.

Goodin (26) is a tall pace bowler who gained a Northern Knights contract for the 2013/14 season courtesy of his bowling exploits for Bay of Plenty in recent years.

Hailing from the Mount Maunganui club, Goodin finally broke through for his chance to make it at first-class level and it is no surprise. The Bay of Plenty Cricket “Player of the Year” obliterated the all-time most wickets in a season record for the Bay over the 2012/2013 season with 44 wickets in 12 appearances.

He took 18 wickets in the Northern Districts Fergus Hickey Rosebowl competition and an extraordinary 26 wickets in just four Hawke Cup matches that played a key part in Bay of Plenty winning and then defending the iconic prize.

Such was his success with the ball that he rocketed into the Bay of Plenty all-time wickets list, to sit in sixth equal place with 91 wickets after just five seasons.

Goodin debuted for Bay of Plenty in 2007/08 and rounded out the 2012/13 summer in head-turning style with a match-winning double of 7-42 and 5-91 against South Canterbury on a slow, turning pitch at Rotorua's Smallbone Park that did little to assist pace bowlers.

He took the first three wickets of the match without a run being scored and his ultimate 12-wicket haul helped ensure undefeated Bay of Plenty retained the Hawke Cup for next season.

Goodin appeared briefly for the Knights in the Plunket Shield at the beginning of the 2012/13 season. He made his first-class debut stepping in for Graeme Aldridge, who was recovering from ankle surgery, against the Otago Volts at Seddon Park - his sole first-class appearance to date.

Holder of a Sports and Leisure degree, Goodin played abroad in 2014 for Cornwall Premier League side Werrington. Despite not being at 100%, he still managed 30 wickets at 15.93 in what was a strong opening season for the former Knights seamer.

The kiwi quick has now set his sights on another season abroad, this time for Skelmanthorpe in the top tier of the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League in 2015.


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