The final test of the summer has been washed out at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Another rookie will join Otago's inexperienced top order, as coach Rob Walter embraces the opportunity to blood some new players at the end of a disappointing season.
Green Island veteran Ant Harris scooped the major award at the Dunedin Cricket Association awards last night.
New Zealand have moved within reach of a series-levelling win in the third and final cricket test in Hamilton.
The best sight of Kane Williamson on the third day of the third test was not necessarily the immaculate stroke-making on his way to an unbeaten 148, but the manner in which he strode from the ground.
North East Valley 132 for four beat Carisbrook-Dn 130 by six wickets
New Zealand have got themselves into a good position at stumps of day two of the third test against South Africa in Hamilton.
New Zealand's pace bowlers exceeded expectations in the third test.
Rain has disrupted play on the first day of the third test between New Zealand and South Africa in Hamilton.
Scott Kuggeleijn, who was last month cleared in court of rape charges, has been called into the Black Caps for the injured Trent Boult.
Tim Southee's withdrawal from the third test squad sharpens the selection possibilities for New Zealand in the final test of the summer against South Africa.
Most of the Auckland team would have spent longer stuck in traffic than it took to take six Otago wickets at the University Oval yesterday morning.
Andrew McClure has it all figured out - right down to how many overs of test cricket he has watched abroad since retiring 15 years ago.
Just when Auckland's Colin Munro looked like he was about to get out - he went and swatted three sixes in an over.
Covers on a pitch. It's as welcoming a sight to cricket fans as a Pune first day pitch or a blow to the box.
It was a day which probably summed up Otago's season.
New Zealand should look for positives out of the eight-wicket loss to which might ultimately cost them the series against South Africa.
Resolute rearguard action by Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh helped Australia escape with a remarkable draw against India on the final day of the third test.
Technology helps back up umpiring decisions in cricket .
Michael Bracewell has been dropped after a series of poor scores but it is hoped his demotion will be a catalyst to come back a better player.