Albion left-arm spinner Nick Beard and Pelichet Bay all-rounder James Fuller have been named in the New Zealand under-19 team.
For the second time in a week Otago was beaten in the final over of a State Shield game when Northern Districts' tail-ender Bruce Martin sliced the winning runs down to backward point yesterday.
Eastern Beaches started the new year well with an 88-run win over the Central Knights in a declaration match at Tonga Park on Saturday.
An injury cloud hangs over Dimitri Mascarenhas ahead of Otago's one-dayer against Northern Districts in Whangarei tomorrow.
What! No Victor Trumper? And how was the Demon - Fred Spofforth - left out?
Otago's nail-biting last-ball loss to Auckland on Monday has bruised rather than dented its chances of defending its one-day title.
Otago cricket chief executive Ross Dykes has expressed interest in hosting a potential third test between New Zealand and India.
Otago has received a huge boost ahead of its one-day match against Auckland today with Black Caps duo Brendon McCullum and Neil Broom coming into the squad.
So often it has come down to a battle of the skippers on this tour.
New Zealand coach Andy Moles has noticed a not-so-subtle change in his side's confidence levels since the five-game one-day series began.
Otago cricket fans were short-changed again when the annual New Year's Eve one-dayer in Queenstown was abandoned just before 3pm.
Otago opener Craig Cumming's shift to No 4 in the batting order in the one-dayers is a permanent move this season, coach Mike Hesson said yesterday.
By anyone's standards, Ramnaresh Sarwan has been struggling on the tour of New Zealand.
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Neil Broom's tag as "the next big thing" was officially recognised yesterday when the Otago middle-order batsman was named in the New Zealand squad for the first two one-day internationals in the current series against the West Indies.
Otago batsman Shaun Haig is starting to build an impressive record but success in the one-day game still eludes the aggressive right-hander.
What went wrong? Well, just about everything for the defending State Shield champion.
The Otago Sparks must beat Wellington today to keep their twenty/20 title hopes alive.
Disgraced former Otago Nuggets captain Nat Connell is looking to relaunch his basketball career with the newly formed Christchurch Cougars.
Otago has named an unchanged side for the match against Northern Districts in Alexandra on December 27.