Jacob Duffy made a surprise return from injury to lead Otago to a 23-run win against Canterbury with a five-wicket bag at Hagley Oval yesterday.
Highlanders centre Rob Thompson will carry a heavier load this season — figuratively and literally.
New Zealand and Otago cricket identity Warren Lees is in Dunedin this week to shake hands, present medals and basically provide some inspiration for nearly 5000 competitors at the New Zealand...
Otago is in must-win territory and will lean on a green attack to deliver success.
They are digging in at Molyneux Park.
Cromwell 121 for six lost to Wakatipu 126 for six
Carisbrook-Dunedin 256 for nine beat Kaikorai 250 for nine
For about six to eight weeks each summer, secondary school cricket grinds to a halt. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi asks whether it is time the clubs took over running the game at that level.
That was a country lane with more than its share of hidden bends.
Auckland have clinched a place in Sunday's Super Smash final against Wellington with a dramatic three-wicket win against Otago at the University Oval this evening.
Auckland dispatched Otago by five wickets to seal a spot in the final against Wellington in the capital on Sunday.
Otago all-rounder Nathan Smith has recovered from a hip flexor injury and will take his place in the squad for the elimination final against Auckland in Dunedin today.
Otago won the dress rehearsal but it has come at a small cost.
Chad Bowes clubbed a career-high 95 and wiped out Otago’s prospect of hosting the Super Smash final in the process.
Taranaki’s Daniel Farr gets some air while competing at the national championships in Dunedin last week. The week-long event attracted 174 competitors from across New Zealand.
The Otago camp will not say it out aloud but "bring on Wellington".
A chance to beat Canterbury is always a good opportunity.
The Otago Sparks squeezed with the ball and survived the jitters with the bat to earn a Super Smash playoff spot.
Hamish Rutherford blasted Otago into the Super Smash playoffs with a sparkling knock at the top of the innings.
The Otago Volts have secured a Super Smash playoff spot with a convincing nine-wicket win against Central Districts at the University of Otago Oval today.