It is Kaikorai's turn. It has a chance to reach the
national club finals if it beats Invercargill Metro at
A rejuvenated Kaikorai team won a place in the 50-over
regional final when it beat Otago Boys' High School First XI
in the quarterfinal, and University-Grange in the semifinal.
There are 30 clubs in the Otago-Southland region and 11 teams
entered the knockout competition.
All clubs registered with New Zealand Cricket have the
opportunity to enter the elimination rounds.
Invercargill Metro reached the regional finals when it beat
Invercargill Old Boys.
The key players in the Kaikorai team are hard-hitting batsman
and offspin bowler Iain Robertson, legspinner Tim Muir and
medium-pace right-arm bowler Will Deerness.
The best players in the Invercargill Metro team are pace
bowler Mark Beer and top-order batsman Ryan Duffy.
The 50-over games for the club competition do not use the
Duckworth-Lewis system for rain interruptions.
Taieri represented the region last year and the other recent
finalist was University-Grange.
Kaikorai won the Bing Harris Trophy for being the best
overall Dunedin club last summer.
Iain Robertson (captain), Dan Duke, Saj Senadeera, Shammika
Rodrigo, Will Deerness, Stephan Grobler, Timothy Muir, Thomas
Myles, Ricky Black, Craig Sneddon, Josh Sneddon, Nick Kohey.