Volts share points after washout

Rain watered down the contest between Otago and Northern at Seddon Park last night.

The game was nicely poised when a second shower forced the players from the field.

No result gets recorded and the teams will share the points.

The home side had put Otago under some pressure early but lost quick wickets and was 106 for six in the 13th over.

Volts wrist spinner Michael Rippon rebounded from a horrid match against the Central Stags on Sunday with a three-wicket haul.

Earlier, Matt Bacon picked up a wicket with his first delivery when Katene Clarke swivelled into a pull shot but got a top edge.

But Bacon went for 16 off his next over thanks to some genius play by former test opener and Northern captain Jeet Raval.

Rippon had to be called into the attack early to put the brakes on the run rate.

But he dropped too short and got clobbered for a boundary and a six before sneaking his leggie past the outside edge of Raval’s bat.

Keeper Max Chu made a sharp stumping and Raval’s brisk knock of 33 from 18 balls was over.

It might have been the plan all along by Rippon. It was costly but it did trigger a change in momentum, though.

Carter (20) and Henry Cooper (19) quickly joined Raval on the sideline.

Otago had wrestled some momentum and Rippon pushed back again, getting rid of the dangerous Colin de Grandhomme (6) before he could wind up.

But that was also when the game wound up. The rain arrived again and the match was called off at 9.15pm.

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