Otago stretched its unbeaten streak to 10 first-class matches but Canterbury went within seven runs of snatching an outright win in a State Championship match at Queens Park, Invercargill, yesterday.
Nuggets assistant coach Gavin Briggs is keeping his fingers crossed the franchise can be saved but questions whether the Basketball Otago (BBO) board is genuinely looking for alternatives.
Former long-serving Basketball Otago (BBO) board member John Brimble has warned that losing the Nuggets would have serious consequences for the sport in the region.
Ian Butler celebrated his 27th birthday just the way he wanted to yesterday - with a game of cricket.
Otago had a bright start come to a dull end when poor weather stymied its progress in its four-day State Championship match with Canterbury.
Rain has delayed play with Otago 211 for four in its four-day match with Canterbury.
Otago Cricket Association boss Ross Dykes has apologised for the slogan "It's all white here" which it used to promote the Black Caps-West Indies test at the University Oval next month.
Former Otago cricketer Bradley Scott looked a little lost this week despite being in the familiar surroundings of the University Oval.
It is only grass but University Oval groundsman Tom Tamati takes it very seriously.
Ian Butler won't be given the key to Dunedin just yet but the bowling all-rounder certainly improved his standing with his new team-mates after helping Otago gain first-innings points in its drawn match with Northern Districts.
It would be too easy to compare Northern Districts fast bowler Trent Boult to the stuff the sky randomly spears towards Earth.
Otago gave a sterling exhibition of the forward defensive for most of the day but was left having to hit out to try and secure first-innings points at the University Oval yesterday.
Otago is edging closer to securing first innings points in its four-day match with Northern Districts at the University Oval.
A tale of two debutants. Otago opener Hamish Rutherford's maiden first-class innings was all over after just one superb delivery.
Eighteen-year-old Tauranga Boys High School head boy Kane Williamson upstaged his more established Northern Districts team-mates with an impressive innings of 82 in just his second first-class match yesterday.