Otago Sparks

Cricket: Nervy Sparks outclassed by Blaze

Cricket: Nervy Sparks outclassed by Blaze

The Otago Sparks might have been beaten even before they took the field for the twenty20 final against Wellington at a sun-drenched University Oval on Saturday.

Cricket: Season rests on result of next match

Cricket: Season rests on result of next match

Friday night shapes as a season-defining match for the Otago Sparks.

Cricket: Skipper Bates guides Sparks to timely victory

Cricket: Skipper Bates guides Sparks to timely victory

The Otago Sparks celebrated the festive season with a drought-ending win against the Central Hinds at Lincoln yesterday.

Cricket: Sparks lose two games at weekend

Cricket: Sparks lose two games at weekend

The Otago Sparks' one-day title defence is on the rocks following four consecutive defeats.

Cricket: Sparks not yet firing in defence of one-day trophy

Cricket: Sparks not yet firing in defence of one-day trophy

The Otago Sparks have discovered winning the one-day trophy could prove a lot easier than defending it.

Cricket: Bates delighted for team-mates

Cricket: Bates delighted for team-mates

Otago Sparks batsman Caitlin Blakely's heart sank when her captain, Suzie Bates, was bowled for 99.

Cricket: Ignorance of score bliss for Martin

Cricket: Ignorance of score bliss for Martin

Perhaps it is just as well Katey Martin was unaware exactly how close she was to posting her maiden hundred during a one-day game last week.

Cricket: Sparks doused in rain-hit encounter

Cricket: Sparks doused in rain-hit encounter

The Otago Sparks' wet weekend in Lincoln was a mixed success.

Cricket: Sparks' chance of making final slight

Cricket: Sparks' chance of making final slight

Heavy rain in Dunedin yesterday has made it difficult for Otago Sparks to make the women's one-day cricket final against Auckland.

Cricket: Form a matter of training and focus, not hocus-pocus

Cricket: Form a matter of training and focus, not hocus-pocus

If Suzie Bates had a lucky pair of batting gloves, they would have to be under lock and key until game day.

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