Otago opener Aaron Redmond is enjoying a purple patch and hoping his rich vein of form continues.
If you are looking for reasons to go to the cricket in Dunedin today, here are six of the best - Dimitri Mascarenhas, Aaron Redmond, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Craig Cumming and Nathan McCullum.
Albion all-rounder Mark Craig could scarcely believe what he was hearing when Otago coach Mike Hesson phoned him with the news.
Black Caps rookie Neil Broom was only partially satisfied with his performance during the recent Chappell-Hadlee one-day series in Australia.
Auckland lowered Otago's colours in Dunedin tonight to join them atop the standings at the halfway stage of the Twenty20 cricket championship.
Four years ago, Ian Butler's cricket career was in tatters, but the Otago all-rounder has battled back from a serious injury to earn an international recall.
Outwardly there is no sign of smiles but inwardly the Otago camp must be grinning from ear to ear.
Aaron Redmond continued his impressive twenty/20 form with a classy innings of 80 to help Otago beat Northern Districts by 21 runs.
Auckland pulled off one of the great escapes as it narrowly avoided defeat to Otago in a tense twenty/20 match at the University Oval last night.
First the national selectors whisked Craig Cumming away before the one-day final, now they have called up Otago stand-in skipper Nathan McCullum.
Netball Otago is in a much stronger financial position than it was this time last year after posting a profit of more than $40,000.
Cricket and rugby fans will be able to have the best of both worlds tomorrow night.
It has been more than 10 years since a Rutherford was smacking the ball to the boundary and helping Otago win matches.
The $850,000 price tag for the new water-based turf at the McMillan Centre is worth every cent, Otago Hockey chief executive Chris Aubin says.
Otago all-rounders Nathan McCullum and Dimitri Mascarenhas redeemed themselves with a stunning unbroken 140-run stand to help their side beat Canterbury by 30 runs in a twenty/20 match in Dunedin yesterday.
The Canterbury Tactix have pulled out of the Southern Steel-hosted pre-season netball tournament in Queenstown later this month, citing a lack of first-choice players.
Defending champion Gareth Woods, of Dunedin, is expected to be one of the frontrunners when the national slalom windsurfing championships start on Otago Harbour today.
Otago has put the disappointment of handing over the one-day title to Northern Districts behind it and has turned its attention to the razzmatazz of twenty/20.