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..
New look to North Otago cricket squad
Nine new players, two of them schoolboy's, have been named in the North Otago cricket squad to prepare for a warm-up game against North Canterbury in Rangiora on November 11 and 12. Captain Mark Wilson said yesterday while the batting dept more..
Placing pleases Gardner
Rain foiled any chance of a result in North Otago's Hawke Cup elimination series cricket game, played in Invercargill during the weekend. Nevertheless, the local side finished the season in second place in the competition, behind Dunedin Metropoli more..
Batting Sinks North Otago
North Otago's chances of having a challenge for the Hawke Cup were dashed through a poor batting effort on day one of their two-day representative cricket game at the weekend. The only bright spot of a disappointing game was a well-earned more..
Big ask for North Otago cricketers
The North Otago cricket team's chance of challenging for the Hawke Cup hinges on this weekend's game, the team's selector and captain says. Mark Wilson said yesterday the local side would be looking for 12 points from their two-day match w more..
North Otago lifts batting
A solid batting effort was the basis for a first innings win to North Otago in their two-day Hawke Cup cricket clash with Central Otago at Centennial Park during the weekend. Player-coach Keith Gardner said today the bowlers had been "doin more..
Cricketers achieve target
Two out of three isn't bad, the manager of the North Otago representative cricket team says. Bill Rushton reported this morning that North Otago had defeated Southland by three wickets in their zone 6 game played in Alexandra yesterday. Th more..
Sewell's 11 wickets in vain
David Sewell showed the Otago selectors he was ready for Shell Trophy cricket in North Otago's national districts championship game as Central Otago over the weekend. more..
North Otago's cricket hopes extinguished
The North Otago cricket side suffered an 84-run loss at the hands of Dunedin Metropolitan in their low-scoring two-day national districts championship match in Dunedin over the weekend. The loss extinguished any hopes North Otago had of ch more..
Gardner Propels North Otago to victory
North Otago opener Keith Gardner propelled North Otago to a rare outright victory over Southland in their two day National Districts Championship match at Centennial Park yesterday. The experienced lefthander patiently batted for 307 minut more..
North Otago's hopes quashed in zone cricket
A dramatic middle order collapse put an end to North Otago's hopes of a second consecutive win when they were beaten by Dunedin Metropolitan in Fuji Xerox cricket at Centennial Park yesterday. Dunedin's comfortable 76-run victory was inspi more..
North Otago now second in zone competition
North Otago "couldn't put a foot wrong" as they inflicted a rare five wicket defeat on Central Otago at Centennial Park yesterday, player-coach Keith Gardner said today. The victory was North Otago's first outright win in approximately six more..
North Otago pays for poor batting
After looking to have blown its chances during the first afternoon's play, the Southland cricket team stormed back to score a resounding eight-wicket win over North Otago in the Fuji-Xerox Cup zone six elimination game in Invercargill during the w more..
Heartening effort from North Otago in cricket
A highly competitive North Otago team pulled of a gutsy performance against Otago Metropolitan at Awamoa Park yesterday, narrowly losing their final one day Fuji Xerox cricket game by two wickets. On a dusty, slow batting wicket in cool co more..
Lapse in top order batting costly for North Otago
North Otago must break out of the habit of losing, player-coach Keith Gardner said today after the side's six wicket loss to Central Otago in a zone six one-dayer cricket game at Molyneux Park in Alexandra yesterday. After a woeful perform more..
North Otago give Southland fright in cricket
The North Otago cricket team were left rueing a poor catching performance as they were defeated by Southland by one wicket in a one-day game in Dunedin yesterday. The nail-biting loss was the closest North Otago has come to beating the Sou more..
North Otago just piped in one-day cricket
The North Otago representative cricket squad were defeated by just five runs in a nail biting warm-up game against South Canterbury at Aorangi Park in Timaru yesterday. Chasing 188 to win in a biting south-easterly wind, North Otago were n more..
Southland meets North Otago's challenge in zone cricket
Despite a brilliant second innings score of 251, North Otago succumbed by six wickets against Southland in Fuji Xerox zone cricket at Queen's Park, Invercargill, at the weekend. North Otago lost the toss and was sent in on a green, hardish more..
Neill's innings saves North Otago from outright loss
A belligerent 62 by North Otago tail ender Stephen Neill denied South Canterbury an outright win in a rain shortened Fuji-Xerox elimination cricket game played at Centennial Park yesterday. After play was abandoned on Saturday due to rain, more..
North Otago suffer second outright loss in zone cricket
North Otago slumped to its second straight outright loss of the Fuji-Xerox southern zone elimination cricket competition yesterday, losing to Mid Canterbury by eight wickets at Centennial Park. The loss came after Central Otago inflicted a more..
Central inflicts innings defeat on North Otago
An innings and 44-run loss to Central Otago was not without its positive factors as North Otago went down fighting in its first Fuji-Xerox cricket match of the season at Alexandra's Molyneux Park at the weekend. North Otago coach Bruce Sew more..