Black Caps test No5 Henry Nicholls had some silent partners powering him on to his highest score last week.
The Otago Sparks have extended their losing streak in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield to 17 games following back-to-back losses to Central Districts in Dunedin this weekend.
Otago has managed to tread water despite losing back-to-back one-day games against Northern Districts in Dunedin this week.
Otago captain Jacob Duffy has been named in the Black Caps squad for game one of the twenty20 series against Pakistan which starts at Eden Park on Friday night.
Taieri has moved to the top of the premier grade twenty20 standings with back-to-back wins during the weekend.
Too early for a mid-term report? Actually, Otago’s game against Northern Districts at the University of Otago Oval tomorrow will mark the midway point in the round-robin.