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Cornwall cricket champions snap up New Zealand pace bowler ahead of new season

By Rhod_Mitchell  |  Posted: January 28, 2014

Tony Goodin in action in New Zealand.

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All conquering Werrington have boosted their side for the new season with the signing of highly-rated New Zealand seamer Tony Goodin.

The 25-year-old fast medium bowler has been an outstanding performer at club and representative level in recent years, culminating with a Northern Knights contract for the 2013/14 season.

And he is sure to provide an extra edge to the Cornwall Premier League champions, who also won the Hawkey and Edwards Cups last season, as they bid for a third successive league title

Goodin was the Bay of Plenty Cricket “Player of the Year” and 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.

Goodin appeared briefly for the Knights in the Plunket Shield at the beginning of last 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.

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