Cromwell 121 for six lost to Wakatipu 126 for six
For about six to eight weeks each summer, secondary school cricket grinds to a halt. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi asks whether it is time the clubs took over running the game at that level.
Auckland have clinched a place in Sunday's Super Smash final against Wellington with a dramatic three-wicket win against Otago at the University Oval this evening.
Auckland dispatched Otago by five wickets to seal a spot in the final against Wellington in the capital on Sunday.
Otago all-rounder Nathan Smith has recovered from a hip flexor injury and will take his place in the squad for the elimination final against Auckland in Dunedin today.
Chad Bowes clubbed a career-high 95 and wiped out Otago’s prospect of hosting the Super Smash final in the process.
Taranaki’s Daniel Farr gets some air while competing at the national championships in Dunedin last week. The week-long event attracted 174 competitors from across New Zealand.
The Otago Sparks squeezed with the ball and survived the jitters with the bat to earn a Super Smash playoff spot.
Hamish Rutherford blasted Otago into the Super Smash playoffs with a sparkling knock at the top of the innings.
The Otago Volts have secured a Super Smash playoff spot with a convincing nine-wicket win against Central Districts at the University of Otago Oval today.
The Otago Sparks have sealed a spot in the playoffs with a seven-wicket win against Central Districts at the University of Otago Oval.