North Otago battling in Hawke Cup
North Otago have a fight on their hands to win their Hawke Cup cricket zone after losing to Southland on the first innings in Invercargill during the weekend. It was a tough learning experience for the visitors, who ventured south with an more..
Rushton leads North Otago to first-innings win
A superb unbeaten century from Neil Ruston led his side to a first-innings victory against Central Otago in their Hawke Cup cricket match in Alexandra during the weekend. more..
North Otago on to fine start in Hawke Cup
North Otago got their Hawke Cup cricket campaign off to the best possible start with a first innings win against Southland in Oamaru during the weekend. After finishing the competition in bottom place last season, it was an encouraging sta more..
North Otago start Hawke Cup quest
North Otago begin their quest for success when they play their opening Hawke Cup cricket match against Southland this weekend. The side finished rock-bottom in the three-team competition last season, but the signs are looking promising for more..
North Otago manage to hold on for draw
North Otago experienced highs and lows during their drawn two-day cricket match against Canterbury Country in Oamaru at the weekend. When play finished at 6.35pm yesterday North Otago were hanging on by the skin of their teeth at 100 for e more..
Batsmen fail to match bowlers efforts
North Otago's bowlers put their team in a great position to beat Southland midway through the first day of their Hawke Cup cricket match at the weekend, but were let down by their batting Southland's innings and 33 run victory at Queen's P more..
Inexperienced squad venturing south
Injuries and unavailability have the North Otago cricket team to take a squad short of experience for their Hawke Cup match against Southland in Invercargill this weekend. Selector Mark Wilson told the Oamaru Mail this morning "15 or 16" p more..
Bowlers get North Otago close
North Otago went agonisingly close to snatching victory from the jaws of defeat during their Hawke Cup cricket match against Central Otago at Centennial Park at the weekend. A late morning finish to the game looked on the cards yesterday a more..
Disappointment in cup cricket
North Otago are firmly anchored to the bottom of the Hawke Cup cricket elimination series after conceding first innings points to Central Otago in their match in Alexandra at the weekend. In a frustrating two days of cricket at Molyneux Pa more..
North Otago's rally not enough
A brave second innings fightback wasn't enough to save North Otago as Southland secured a four wicket win in the Hawke Cup elimination cricket clash in Oamaru at the weekend. The Centennial Park air was rich in anticipation yesterday after more..
North Otago falter in second innings quest
A first-innings century to Canterbury Country batsman Danny Bulman paved the way for a 125-run win over the North Otago cricket team at Southbridge at the weekend. The North Otago was using the game as warm-up for their Hawke Cup campaign, more..
Oamaru win Borton Cup
Oamaru is savouring Borton Cup success for the first time in over a decade after claiming a first inning victory over Union on the second day of the North Otago club cricket final on Saturday. Oamaru captain Andrew Sewell (41) and middle-o more..
Borton Cup final nicely poised
The Borton Cup club cricket final is finely balanced between Oamaru and Union after an enthralling first day of play at Awamoa Park on Saturday. Both teams' premier players had dramatic effect on the day as Oamaru's David Sewell collected more..
North Otago set for cricket challenge
In spite of a frustrating build-up, North Otago cricket coach Paul Todd is confident about his weekend's Hawke Cup challenge against Hamilton. The miserable New Zealand summer has also affected their opponent's preparation, which Hamilton more..
Win fitting farewell for coach
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North Otago seeking win
Despite the loss of three key players, the North Otago cricket team will travel to Invercargill this weekend confident they can come away with another win. David Sewell, Neil Rushton and Duncan Drew are unavailable of the match against Sou more..
Cup challenge likely after win
Grant Billcliff marked his elevation to the North Otago captaincy with a commanding performance in the Hawke Cup cricket match against Central Otago at the weekend. North Otago all but assured themselves of a cup challenge late next month more..
Bowlers toil in vain
Jason Jones and Matt Tait bowled themselves into the ground but narrowly failed to lead North Otago to victory in the Hawke Cup cricket match against Central Otago yesterday. As the sun descended across Centennial Park, the home side neede more..
North Otago start cup bid with win
North Otago's Hawke Cup cricket campaign was launched in fine style with a rousing win over Central Otago in Oamaru at the weekend. Bowlers Neil Rushton, Grant Billcliff and Shoruban Pasupati were the special heroes as a two-day match that more..
North Otago warms up with a draw against Country
North Otago warmed up for their Hawke Cup cricket campaign with a draw and a mixed performance against Canterbury Country in Oamaru at the weekend. The two-day representative match at Milner Park almost produced a result following a sporti more..
Five to debut in cricket warm-up
Five players will make their debut and Hawke Cup places will be on the line in a representative cricket match in Oamaru this weekend. North Otago host Canterbury Country at Miner Park in a two-day match starting tomorrow morning. R more..
North Otago's loss spells end of Hawke Cup campaign
North Otago limped out of the Hawke Cup cricket competition after suffering a seven-wicket loss to Southland in Invercargill yesterday. Despite leading on the first innings, North Otago were unable to take control of the game and set South more..
North Otago savour unlikely win
North Otago unleashed a new bowling star and rediscovered their winning touch in a two-day match against Central Otago in Alexandra at the weekend. more..
Morale -boosting win for North Otago
North Otago will head into their first Hawke Cup cricket match against Southland this weekend in confident mood after beating their opponents in a one-day fixture in Alexandra on Friday. Loses to Dunedin Metropolitan (Saturday) and Central more..
Billcliff impressed in debut for North Otago
All-rounder Grant Billcliff made a big impression in his debut was unable to prevent North Otago losing to Canterbury Country by two wickets in the two-day cricket match in Rangiora at the weekend. Billcliff, not employed by the North Otag more..