The Otago Volts have lost their second Ford Trophy game to the Auckland Aces at Eden Park Outer Oval.
The Otago Volts know things will eventually turn but it needs to be at the speed of a race car rather than an ocean liner.
Former New Zealand coach Warren Lees has called for changes around short-pitched bowling and says umpires need to get tougher.
Key Otago all-rounder Jimmy Neesham should be right to take the field against Auckland tomorrow but may not roll his arm over.
Otago Country captain Fraser Wilson has never had so much comment and feedback about an innings - one that will do nothing for his average.
New Zealand won the test, but Bangladesh earned plenty of compliments from the rival captain last night.
Amy Satterthwaite claimed the first hat-trick of the WBBL season to lift Hobart into the top four with a dominant six-wicket win over the Sydney Thunder last night.
Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum's BBL suspension couldn't have been better timed for the Melbourne Stars.
Skipper Kane Williamson scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred to lead New Zealand to an unlikely seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first test in Wellington.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was taken to hospital after being hit on the head by a bouncer from New Zealand's Tim Southee but was reported to be doing "fine".
Green Island scored back-to-back wins on the opening weekend of the twenty20 competition to move to the top of the Bing Harris standings.
Otago produced another slightly below-par effort yesterday and it is becoming the story of the season.
Southland earned a well-deserved outright win over Otago Country at Molyneux Park over the weekend, outplaying the home side in most facets of the game.
Battered New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner will bowl and field in Bangladesh's second innings late today at the Basin Reserve.
Bangladesh were on the run at stumps on the fourth day of the first test against New Zealand, and facing a battle to save the match tomorrow.
Bangladesh have declared their marathon first innings at 595 for eight against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve 65 minutes into the third day.
Green Island opener Gregor Croudis might have some explaining to do if the weekend goes well.
Zone 4 Hawke Cup action resumes at Molyneux Park, Alexandra, this weekend, when Otago Country hosts old rival Southland in the two-day format. Otago Country made a great start to the elimination...
Records fell as Bangladesh worked themselves into a commanding position on the second day of the first test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve.
Otago top-order batsman Hamish Rutherford has been retained as captain for the one-day tournament.