North Otago take outright against Southland
North Otago beat Southland with eight balls remaining to pick up maximum points and go to the top of the Hawke Cup elimination round. North Otago was given the task of scoring 163 in its second innings and tight bowling saw the demise of opener Duncan Drew and Scott Simpson(22) as North Otago slumped to 44 for two. Youngster Ben Cant played a mature innings as opener before he was dismissed for 34 while Simon Butler(44) more..
Both Finalists Beaten In Final Round of Dick Hunt
Although both Union and Oamaru were beaten in the final round of Dick Hunt trophy cricket on Saturday, both will meet in the final next weekend. Albion beat Oamaru by 140 runs but Albion was still 15 points behind Oamaru at the end of the day. Valley beat Union by 137 more..
Oamaru Qualify For Dick Hunt Final
Oamaru's Khalil and Valley's Robbie Smith dominated the seventh round of Dick Hunt trophy cricket with fine individual performances with both bat and ball to qualify for the Dick Hunt Final on Saturday week. Khalil guided Oamaru more..
North Otago takes first innings points but lose outright to Otago Country
Otago Country scored a nine wicket win over North Otago yesterday to take the lead in the Hawke Cup elimination series with North Otago taking the minor points for a first innings more..
Invitation XI beats Mitchell C.A.
A North Otago Invitation X1 beat the New South Wales country under 17 from the Mitchell Cricket Association by 11 runs at Whitestone Contracting stadium yesterday. North Otago batted first and was dismissed in the 46th over for 157. Stu Dickinson more..
Albion make it three from four Tui Twenty/20 Competitions
Albion won the Tui 20/20 tournament played at Whitestone Contracting stadium on Saturday with a six wicket win over Union in the final. In the playoff for third and fourth, Oamaru beat Valley by 42 runs. In the semi finals Union beat Valley by 28 runs. Batting first Union made 106 before the tenth wicket fell in the 20th over. more..
Simpson Scores 143
A magnificent 143 from wicketkeeper batsman Scott Simpson carried Oamaru to a 125 run win over Albion in Dick Hunt trophy cricket on Saturday. Union continued on its winning way with a 28 run win over Valley at Weston. Oamaru won the toss and elected to bat on the all weather pitch at St Kevin's College. Although Oamaru lost opener Josh Gutsell for six Simpson and Alex Baddock put Oamaru back on track and after 21 overs Oamaru was 109 for four. Oamaru added 31 runs from the more..
Valley, Union have easy wins in Dick Hunt Action
Union and Valley scored wins in the dick Hunt trophy competition played over the holiday period. Valley beat Albion by eight wickets at Weston while Union downed Oamaru by seven wickets. Albion won the toss and decided to bat first against Valley but the side could face only 19 of its 45 overs before it was dismissed for a meagre 59.The Valley bowlers had a field day. Simon Robins continued his fine form taking three for five off four overs while Hamish McKenzie took three for 14 off his five more..
Butler Scores 115 as North Otago take first innings honours
North Otago beat Southland on the first innings in a Hawke Cup elimination match played at Queens Park over the weekend. Southland won the toss on Saturday and elected to bat, albeit in rather pedestrian fashion, to be 90 for four at lunch. Southland accelerated in the second session to be 227 for four at tea before slumping to be all out for 281 midway through the final session of the first day. more..
Union Stays On Top
Union stayed at the top of the Borton Cup competition with a 98 run win over Valley at Weston on Saturday as the first half of the competition concluded. Waitaki Boys avenged its early season defeat by St Kevin's College with a one wicket win at the College top ground while Oamaru moved into second place with a five wicket win over Albion. more..
Union Stay on Top
Union stayed at the top of the Borton Cup competition with a 98 run win over Valley at Weston on Saturday as the first half of the competition concluded. Waitaki Boys avenged its early season defeat by St Kevin's College with a one wicket win at the College top ground while Oamaru moved into second place with a five wicket win over Albion. Union won the toss and decided to bat first against Valley. Openers James Cutt(65) and Duncan Drew(65) featured in an opening stand of 149 more..
Top of the Table Union lose to Albion
Albion handed unbeaten Union its first Borton Cup defeat of the season when in the fifth round it scored a convincing 63 run victory at King George Park. Union won the toss and put Albion in to bat and the visitors scored brightly to be 51 for one after ten overs with opener Jon Sinclair out for 23.Albion lost Peter Cartwright soon after but Brad Kernahan(56) more..
Union Remain Undefeated
By Terry O'Neill of the Otago Daily Times Union maintained its Borton Cup lead and retained the Payne/Tempero trophy when it beat Oamaru at King George Park on Saturday by five wickets. St Kevin's College moved into second place with a 23 run win over Albion in a game that produced 535 runs while Waitaki Boys High School registered its first win of the season with a seven wicket win over Valley. Oamaru won the toss and decided to bat first against Union. Oamaru started brightly and a more..
Hawke Cup Team Wins Warm-up
A 120 run opening stand between James Cutt(45) and Duncan Drew(72) laid the foundation for North Otago's win over South Canterbury in a 50 over game played in Timaru yesterday. Glen Paterson added a solid 47 while Ben Miller was the pick of the South Canterbury bowlers taking four for 35. North Otago restricted South Canterbury to 177 before the tenth wicket fell more..
Union Led Borton Cup
Union remains the only unbeaten side in Borton Cup cricket after the playing of the third round on Saturday. Union beat St Kevin's College the only other unbeaten team going into the round by five wickets. Albion beat Waitaki Boys High School by four wickets at Milner Park while Oamaru beat Valley by 143 runs. Union won the toss and put St Kevin's in to bat and St Kevin's openers Simon Butler(36) and Ben Cant(30) featured in an opening stand of 63. more..
St Kevin bowlers spark upset win
St Kevin College showed they have what it takes to contend for the Borton Cup this season after upsetting defending champions Oamaru on Saturday. The St Kevin's bowling attack caused chaos for the Chocco's top order on a difficult first-up batting wicket. more..
Batting bolstered in Hawke Cup squad
Batting has been the North Otago cricket team's downfall over the last few seasons, but this year it could well be their strongest component.The North Otago Hawke Cup squad was announced on Friday and the team appears to be stacked for top order batting talent. One of the batting additions to the side is Englishman Simon Butler, who is coaching in North Otago this summer. The right-handed top order batsman has played for Cardiff University and the Marylebone Cricket Club more..
St Kevin's win schools clash against WBHS
Union, St Kevin's College and Oamaru had wins in the first round of Borton Cup cricket on Saturday. Union beat Valley by ten wickets at King George Park, St Kevin's beat Waitaki Boys by 58 runs, while Oamaru beat Albion by 69 runs at Whitestone Stadium. Bating first with only 10 players, Valley was dismissed in more..
Oamaru Inflicts Huge Defeat Over Valley
Oamaru scored a massive 136-run win over Valley in the third round of the 20/20 cricket played on Saturday.Oamaru won the toss and elected to bat first and in its 20 overs accumulated 220 runs for the loss of six wickets. more..
Oamaru leads Dick Hunt
Oamaru won its first two rounds in the twenty/20 cricket competition being played over two weekends in Oamaru. It beat Union in the first round by 33 runs on Saturday. Batting first, Oamaru made 126 for six in its 20 overs. Jody more..
English players to provide boost
The presence of two English players, who will also act as coaches, should strengthen cricket in North Otago in the 2008-09 season.James Cutt, a top-order batsman and off-spinner, will return to play for the Union club while Simon Butler will reside at and play for St Kevin's College, North Otago Cricket Association spokesman Peter Cameron said. more..
Changes for New Season
In a move to help out the schools the first two weekends of cricket will see six twenty/20 matches played between the four club teams in the senior grade. With the school term starting in mid October, schools have struggled to provide teams for the first two rounds of club cricket, NOCA decided more..
Oamaru Borton Cup Champions
In a thrilling finish, Oamaru's Khalil ur-Rehman hit the winning runs with three balls remaining in the innings to give Oamaru the Borton Cup for the 2007/08 season, defeating Valley by two wickets. more..
Valley and Oamaru through to Final
Second-placed qualifier Oamaru will meet fourth-qualifier Valley in the final of the Borton Cup cricket competition after both teams won their semi-finals on Saturday. Albion won the toss and decided to bat first against Oamaru at Whitestone Stadium after 11 overs was 42 for three more..
Union Finish First
Rain forced two of three Borton Cup matches to be abandoned mid-afternoon in the final round of qualifying play prior to the semi-finals next week more..