Wilson snares match for Southland
Southland captain Geoff Folster led from the front with an unbeaten 71 to take the Hawke Cup match away from the hosts North Otago in the regional two-day match at Centennial Park in Oamaru at the weekend. Folster, who top-scored for South more..
Close call for North Otago
North Otago came agonisingly close to a second innings win in their Hawke Cup cricket match against Central Otago at Centennial Park at the weekend. After losing the first innings by 92 runs, North Otago held Central to just 105 all out in more..
Dark day for North Otago cricketers
A classy bowling attack and an opening pair who relished the fast outfield of Centennial Park combined to outgun the North Otago cricket team in Oamaru at the weekend. North Otago lost by an innings and 72 runs in their two-day Hawke Cup c more..
Hawke Cup bid fouled by flock of ducks
Some North Otago cricketers may aspire to be Black Caps one day, and with a disastrous six ducks in one innings, could be well on their way. North Otago were simply outclassed in their Hawke Cup match against Canterbury Country at Oamaru's more..
North Otago given lesson in Cup cricket
The North Otago senior cricket side lost to Central Otago by an innings and 56 runs in Alexandra over the weekend. Central set a massive 328 all out in their first innings, with wicket keeper James Pyle making a century, before being caugh more..
North Otago ousted from cup cricket
A first innings win to Central Otago has knocked the North Otago cricket team out of contention to win the Hawke Cup following their match in Oamaru during the weekend. The home side didn't make the best of starts, with captain Craig Smith more..
Do or die for North Otago cricketers
It's do or die for North Otago this weekend when they come up against Central Otago in their Hawke Cup cricket clash in Oamaru. A first-innings win by either team will ensure they represent the Otago zone to play Mid Canterbury, the winner more..
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..
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..