Otago spinner Mark Craig had a good day but his side faces a
Otago steamrolled Auckland to secure a preliminary final
berth against Canterbury in Christchurch on Wednesday.
Otago is one win away from playing in the one-day final but
it will have to beat the competition's best side to get
Otago captain Hamish Rutherford smashed a six to seal an
impressive eight-wicket win against Northern Districts at the
University Oval yesterday.
Otago is finally in the winner's circle in the Ford Trophy,
beating Northern Knights by three runs in Whangarei
Otago is still chasing its first win in the 50-over format
after slumping to its third Ford Trophy loss in Christchurch
Otago gained its first points of the one-day domestic
competition yesterday and it did not have to lift a finger.
Only two games into the Ford Trophy, Otago is already almost
in must-win territory for its game against Central Districts
in New Plymouth tomorrow.
The father of a Waikouaiti boy who died in a boating accident
says the Otago Volts wearing black arm bands to honour his
son was a ‘‘wonderful gesture''.
Otago was unable to recover from a calamitous beginning to
its innings and slumped to a 65-run loss to Canterbury at
Molyneux Park yesterday.
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