The Black Caps latest hero, Ajaz Patel, used to come off a much longer run-up.
Carisbrook-Dunedin has extended its winning streak to five games with a substantial 160-run win against Albion at Tonga Park on Saturday.
The Otago Sparks gave a glimpse into the future, and it looks rosy.
Otago secured a place in the Ford Trophy playoffs with a tense four-wicket win against Canterbury at Hagley Oval yesterday.
Sweet Hands Hanan has a big couple of months ahead.
Alice Davidson-Richards made her international debut for England earlier this year.
Former Black Caps and Otago coach Mike Hesson will get to spend about $7 million in two days next month.
A stumble midway through its innings has cost Otago the chance of extending its unbeaten run.
Otago's winning streak is over, ended by Northern Districts in Lincoln today.
Otago looks poised to return to the playoffs and a win against Northern Districts at Lincoln today would confirm its spot.
What is missing down at the University of Otago Oval is a nice white picket fence.
Forget Ben from Accounts.
Otago clinched its fourth consecutive win yesterday and created some history in the process.
The Otago Sparks might want to consider changing their name to the St Hilda's Collegiate XI.
Otago has secured a tense three-wicket win against Auckland in Lincoln today.
Otago coach Rob Walter will have some interesting options to consider if the Volts bowling unit starts to falter.
Suddenly, Otago's summer is looking a lot brighter.
White Ferns coach Haidee Tiffen can see the bigger picture but the immediate future is daunting.
A stiff upper lip will probably do more harm than good for one's mental health.
Otago fast bowler Michael Rae had hoped to shoulder more of the load this season.