Former Otago Cricket Association chairman Stuart Heal will unashamedly add an Otago voice when New Zealand Cricket makes its future decisions.
The Cumming XI bowlers performed well to put their team in a dominant position after two days of the three-day trial which concludes today at the University Oval.
Hamish Rutherford will follow in his father's footsteps when he walks on to the University Oval to play for Otago on Monday.
Albion and Green Island will meet in the final round of the Dunedin senior one-day competition, with the winner to take the title.
Nathan McCullum is to Brendon McCullum what Dayle Hadlee was to Sir Richard Hadlee. He is the other McCullum. But as cricket writer Adrian Seconi reports, Nathan is beginning to make a name for himself.
Albion won the one-day competition with a convincing 71-run win over Green Island in what was a virtual final at Sunnyvale.
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.
A tale of two debutants. Otago opener Hamish Rutherford's maiden first-class innings was all over after just one superb delivery.
Otago is edging closer to securing first innings points in its four-day match with Northern Districts at the University Oval.
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.
It would be too easy to compare Northern Districts fast bowler Trent Boult to the stuff the sky randomly spears towards Earth.
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 is only grass but University Oval groundsman Tom Tamati takes it very seriously.
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.