Three Otago players have been included in the New Zealand A one-day side to play England A in two one-day matches later this month
The bowlers dominated Dunedin senior club cricket, claiming three five-wicket bags and a hat trick. North East Valley's opening duo of Simon Badger and Jamie Murley took five wickets apiece to help their side beat Carisbrook-Dunedin by 43 runs.
Otago's four-day State Championship match with Wellington is evenly poised, with both sides eyeing up victory when the game concludes at the University Oval today.
He might have scared the Steve Waugh-led Australian team out of enforcing follow-ons but yesterday VVS Laxman would not have frightened a mouse.
Dual cricket and basketball international Suzie Bates has had a busy few months.
Former Otago batsman Jonathan Trott is back in New Zealand and would love to return for another season with the Volts.
Wellington has had the better of the first morning in its four-day match with Otago at the University Oval.
Whatever happens in today's State Championship four-day match between Otago and Wellington, the game is likely to be remembered for one player - VVS Laxman.
He's one of the biggest names in world cricket - literally.
Master Indian batsman VVS Laxman, in Dunedin to play for Otago, was left shaken by news masked gunmen had attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, Pakistan this week.
Otago wicketkeeper Derek de Boorder has broken his finger and will miss the rest of the season.
A forlorn Canterbury team sat in the player viewing area watching a late shower douse the University Oval and end any possibility of play in the twenty/20 final yesterday.
Brendon McCullum will have to play for his Indian side if it qualifies for the lucrative Indian Champions League, the New Zealand Cricket Players Association said yesterday.
There will not be any civic fanfare for the Otago team following its win in the national twenty/20 tournament.
Columba College won the South Island secondary schools tournament in Christchurch last weekend with a 4-1 win over Christchurch Girls High School in the final.
Respected Chinese table tennis coach Wang Qi will remain in Dunedin for another year and would like to coach another future Olympic champion.
Who in the world will Brendon McCullum play for? That is the multimillion-dollar question.
Otago cricket manager Mark Bracewell will take over the coaching reins from Mike Hesson for the next three weeks.
Otago's cricketers look set for a huge Indian pay day after the side was declared the national twenty/20 champion yesterday.
Star Indian batsman VVS Laxman will play for Otago during its four-day match against Wellington in Dunedin from March 6 to 9.