Rain has delayed play with Otago 211 for four in its four-day match with Canterbury.
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.
Ian Butler celebrated his 27th birthday just the way he wanted to yesterday - with a game of cricket.
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.
The basketball community rallied around the Nuggets and may have pulled off a last-minute buzzer-beater to save the beleaguered franchise.
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.
Basketball New Zealand is not in a position to rescue the cash-strapped Otago Nuggets, chief executive Dale Stephens says.
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.
Former Black Cap Craig McMillan can relate to how the English team must be feeling following the terror attacks in Mumbai, India which killed more than 100 people.
In the past four years the Nuggets have put in some pretty poor performances, but they pale in comparison to the display the Basketball Otago board gave on Wednesday night.
Otago Nuggets assistant coach Gavin Briggs says it will take another $150,000 to save the franchise.
The "Save the Nugs" campaign is gaining momentum, with a family pledging $5000 to the cause over the weekend.
With just nine more sleeps until the Black Caps play the West Indies at the University Oval, preparations have gone into overdrive with the construction of 700 temporary seats getting under way today.
Former Otago Rebels captain Angela Mitchell is the latest in a long list of players with links to the region to sign with the Canterbury Tactix.
The Black Caps and the West Indies will get their first opportunity to appeal against an umpiring decision when the two sides meet in Dunedin next week.
New Black Caps coach Andy Moles would like to see more moisture left in the University Oval pitch for next week's Black Caps-West Indies test.
Otago left-arm seamer Craig Smith has recovered from injury and replaces all-rounder Sam Wells in the squad for the four-day match against Central Districts in Napier tomorrow.
There is probably more riding on the season for Neil Broom than winning his side bet with team-mate Greg Todd about who will score more runs.