University-Grange beat Kaikorai by 62 runs on Saturday to win the declaration competition and stay in the hunt for the Bing Harris trophy.
Otago opener Leighton Morgan has had to wait all summer to don the whites but cashed in on a rare opportunity yesterday with a tidy half century.
Otago and White Ferns all-rounder Sarah Tsukigawa is determined to stay grounded after her side's superb start to the Women's World Cup.
He is in a bit of a spin about it, but Nick Beard is poised to make his first class debut for Otago.
Otago faces a stern test of its depth with key personnel unavailable for its four-day State Championship match against Auckland beginning in Queenstown tomorrow.
Absolutely, positively, Wellington. I don't think so.
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.