Brendon McCullum ensured the Otago Volts finished their HRV
Cup campaign in style tonight, blasting a century to lead his
side to a nine-wicket win over the Northern Knights at
Hamilton's Seddon Park.
Chasing a reasonable Knights score of 187, McCullum and Neil
Broom overcame the early loss of Hamish Rutherford -
run out for a duck - to put the home side's bowlers to the
sword and reach the target in the 19th over.
McCullum finished on 103 not out, while Broom also got in on
the act, making 79 not out.
The pair were particularly hard on Black Caps Tim Southee and
Trent Boult, who went for 47 and 39 respectively off three
In the Knights' innings, former Black Cap Hamish Marshall
top-scored with 86 not out, while another former
international, Scott Styris, chipped in with 45.
Jacob Duffy was the pick of the Volts bowlers, finishing
with three for 19 off his four overs.
The Volts are out of contention for the HRV Cup finals and
will now turn their attention to the one-day competition,
which resumes on January 26.