Otago amateur Brent McEwan is not bitter about his axing from the provincial side and plans to use his time on the outer to force his way back into the squad.
The Edgar Centre stands to lose a "significant" portion of its income if the Otago Nuggets fold next month, manager Russell Lundy says.
The Otago Nuggets can breathe a little easier after one of their major sponsors showed faith in the struggling franchise.
Neil Wagner does not fit the stereotype of a strapping fast bowler but he intends to charge in hard for Otago this summer. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi profiles the South African arrival.
Julie Carrick is one of those unsung heroines who beaver away in the background never expecting anything in return.
Albion left-arm spinner Nic Beard and Green Island opener Hamish Rutherford have been rewarded for early-season form with a place in Otago's first squad of the summer.
Otago all-rounder Nathan McCullum demonstrated his class with 91 and three for 24 to help Albion thrash Taieri by 101 runs and secure the Mumbles McQueen trophy on Saturday.
Dunedin Metro held on to beat Pelichet Bay by one run in a thrilling Districts Series one-day final in Oamaru on Sunday.
Otago bodyboarder Ben McKinnon added the New Zealand series title to his national banner with a superb performance in tricky conditions at Wainui beach late last month.
The cricket season is here and the summer stretches out with the promise of big hits, classic catches and the death rattle of shattered wickets. Otago Daily Times cricket writer Adrian Seconi looks ahead to the coming months.
Otago finally gave its fans something to smile at with its stunning victory over Auckland in the one-day final last season. The title was 20 years in the making but it was worth the wait. The day will long be remembered for Brendon McCullum's incredible 170. It was arguably the greatest one-day innings seen in New Zealand, but it was fitting captain Craig Cumming hit the winning runs.
It has been 28 years since New Zealand seized a dramatic one-wicket win over the West Indies when they last played a test in Dunedin.
The Otago Softball Association will celebrate the completion of its all-weather diamond with a "celebrity softball showdown" at Ellis Park today.
Albion left-arm spinner Nick Beard took five for 14 from five overs to help his side demolish North East Valley by eight wickets.
Softball New Zealand general manager Dane Dougan gave the new all-weather diamond at Ellis Park the seal of approval during its official opening on Saturday.
Otago all-rounder Nathan McCullum fashioned a superb century during the first day of the Volts' final three-day trial match at the University Oval yesterday.
The Southern Steel will open its ANZ Championship campaign with a home game against the Central Pulse on April 4.