Heartbreak rather than glory was waiting for Otago at the end
of its topsy-turvy Plunket Shield encounter with Northern
Districts in Hamilton on Saturday.
Promising 18 year old Otago all rounder Josh Finnie is poised
to make his first class debut.
Jesse Ryder will be hunting his sixth hundred for Otago when
day three of the Volts' Plunket Shield match against
Wellington resumes today.
Otago coach Dimitri Mascarenhas had three words to describe
his side's poor performance in the preliminary final against
Central Districts in New Plymouth yesterday - ''Not good
Otago is just one win away from making its first one-day
final since the 2008-09 season after beating the Northern
Knights by three wickets in Queenstown on Saturday.
Otago all-rounder Sam Wells is still annoyed his side blew an
opportunity to put Wellington away last week.
Call it a missed opportunity but Otago did not bat well
enough to overhaul Wellington's middling total of 264 at the
Basin Reserve on Saturday.
The one-day competition has reached the midway point and
Otago is well-placed to make the playoffs.
The tooth hurts. The painful tooth. You can't handle the
A superb Josh Finnie cameo lifted the Volts to a thrilling
five-wicket win against the Northern Knights at Mt Maunganui
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