Hawke Cup 2015/16
Jordan Horrell plays a shot during the Hawke Cup challenge against Buller

Season 2015-2016 will be remembered fondly by the North Otago cricketing public as our team won the Hawke Cup for the second time, beating Buller in a clash of the two smallest districts at Craddock Park in Westport.

The season was dominated by South African player coach Francois Mostert who shattered his previous record of most wickets in Hawke Cup season taking a total of 56 wickets, almost doubling his record from last season. He led the way in the challenge taking match figures of 13-53, just shy of John Reids record of 13-51 set in 1958.

While the season may have ended with the loss to Hawkes Bay in the Hawke Cup defence at Milner Park, it is arguably its most successful with a dominate display in the Zone leading to holding the Richards Trophy, the Otago Districts Shield and the Hawke Cup after the successful challenge - the first time in our history holding all three at the same time.

Player List

The Hawke Cup 2015/16 player list is:

Ben Cant
BEN CANT
Duncan Drew
DUNCAN DREW
Brad Fleming
BRAD FLEMING
Regan George
REGAN GEORGE
Stephan Grobler
STEPHAN GROBLER
Andrew Grubb
ANDREW GRUBB
Cameron Grubb
CAMERON GRUBB
Jordan Horrell
JORDAN HORRELL
Blake James
BLAKE JAMES
Llewellyn Johnson
LLEWELLYN JOHNSON
Brady Kingan
BRADY KINGAN
Lachlan Kingan
LACHLAN KINGAN
Dallas Mahuika
DALLAS MAHUIKA
Francois Mostert
FRANCOIS MOSTERT
Jeremiah Shields
JEREMIAH SHIELDS
Jeremy Smith
JEREMY SMITH
Nathan Smith
NATHAN SMITH
Ricky Whyte
RICKY WHYTE

Fixtures List

Vs Hawkes Bay at Milner Park 1, Oamaru on the 26/27 February 2016
Hawkes Bay 122 ( J.H.S. Smith 37, A.R. Schaw 21, A.Y. Patel 16, F. Mostert 4-65, J.B. Smith 3-21, B.C. Cant 3-34 ) & 248 ( J.H.S. Smith 79, G.C. Pretorius 59, M.I.G. Senarathne 36, R.P. Young 20, L.R. Dudding 18no, F. Mostert 4-98, A.J. Horrell 3-66, S.F. Grobler 2-20 )
North Otago 125 ( L.C. Kingan 37, J.B. Smith 25, A.J. Horrell 14, J.H. Shields 14, G.C. Pretorius 6-39, J.H.S. Smith 2-14 ) & 93 ( B.C. Cant 22, B.J. Kingan 16, A.P. Grubb 14, L.C. Kingan 12, A.R. Schaw 4-20, A.Y. Patel 3-21, G.C. Pretorius 2-15 )
Hawkes Bay by 152 runs
Scorecard for the match

Vs Buller at Craddock Park, Westport on the 12/13/14 February 2016
North Otago 143 ( D.J. Drew 45, S.F. Grobler 29, A.P. Grubb 23, T.M. Scanlon 4-34, C.J. Harvey 2-9, M.R. Anderson 2-41 ) & 203 ( S.F. Grobler 61, L.C. Johnson 44no, B.C. Cant 22, F. Mostert 20, A.P. Grubb 17, B.J. Kingan 12, T.M. Scanlon 5-74, A.J. Burnett 2-8 )
Buller 60 ( F. Mostert 7-22, J.B. Smith 3-10 ) & 153 ( N.D. Cumming 65, A.J. Burnett 18, T.M. Scanlon 15, M.P. Grafton 13, A.C. Duncan 12, F. Mostert 6-31, S.F. Grobler 2-24 )
North Otago by 133 runs
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Vs Otago A at Milner Park 1 on the 7 Febuary 2016
North Otago 151 ( D.J. Mahuika 34, D.J. Drew 34, L.C. Kingan 32, S.F. Grobler 25, B.J. Kingan 13, B. Soper 3-36, C. Viljorn 2-10, R. Phillips 2-32 )
Otago A 317 ( A. Kitchen 101, B. Rodden 79, C. Viljorn 65, N. Baird 54, F. Mostert 3-33, S.F. Grobler 3-39, J.B. Smith 3-49 )
First innings win to Otago A
Scorecard for the match

Vs Mid Canterbury at Ashburton Domain Oval, Ashburton on the 23/24 January 2016
North Otago 323 ( B.C. Cant 146, J.B. Smith 71, B.J. Kingan 42, L.C. Johnson 24, A.P. Grubb 16, R.M. Print 3-84, B. Ravenscroft 2-17, B.C.J. Houston 2-31, R.N. Cockburn 2-40 )
Mid Canterbury 71 ( W.T. Southby 16, C.A. Gallagher 13, M.J.C. Winter 12, F. Mostert 5-23, B.J. Fleming 2-32 ) & 190 ( D. Kruger 58, J.M. Southby 36, M.J. Tait 25, B.C.J. Houston 23, W.T. Southby 22, C.A. Gallagher 20, S.F. Grobler 5-71, F. Mostert 3-16 )
North Otago won by an innings and 61 runs
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Vs South Canterbury at Milner Park 1, Oamaru on the 9/10 January 2016
South Canterbury 223 ( E.L.P. Arthavidu 91, G.A. Drake 56, W.A.C. Wright 18, N.K.W. Horsley 13, F. Mostert 7-60, S.F. Grobler 3-61 ) & 230-7 Declared ( J.L.F. Harper 103no, G.A. Drake 57, P.P. Lill 24, S.G. Mair 23no, B.C. Cant 2-39, J.B. Smith 2-52, F. Mostert 2-61 )
North Otago 278 ( J.B. Smith 81, L.C. Johnson 55no, B.C. Cant 53, A.J. Horrell 30, B.J. Kingan 17, S.G. Mair 3-46, S.J. Carlaw 3-62, J.L.F. Harper 2-52 ) & 30-0 ( B.C. Cant 19no )
First innings win to North Otago
Scorecard for the match

Vs Southland at Milner Park 1, Oamaru on the 5/6 December 2015
Southland 112 ( R.M. Duffy 27, C.M. Smith 26, S.M. Fitzgibbon 18, J.L. Osborne 16, F. Mostert 5-49, N.G. Smith 3-25 ) & 119 ( J.R. Glenn 30, C.M. Smith 28, R. M. Duffy 15, H.J. Visavidaya 13, F. Mostert 5-41, A.J. Horrell 2-17, B.C. Cant 2-31 )
North Otago 211 ( B.C. Cant 53, A.J. Horrell 39, N.G. Smith 26, L.C. Johnson 23no, B.J. Kingan 22, J.L. Osborne 4-58, J. R. Glenn 3-46 ) & 24-0 ( D.J. Drew 13no )
North Otago by 10 wickets
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Vs Otago Country at Molyneux Park, Alexandra on the 28/29 November 2015
North Otago 288 ( B.C. Cant 65, N.G. Smith 64no, F. Mostert 48, B.J. Kingan 23, A.J. Horrell 22, S.F. Grobler 20, P.W. Borren 3-77, K.S. Parker 2-31, M.J. Knox 2-42 ) & 16-1 ( )
Otago Country 126 ( F.A. Wilson 24no, M.P. Goldstein 22, C.F. Fawkner 16, B.J. White 13, H.J. Burns 12, S.F. Grobler 4-16, A.J. Horrell 4-17 ) & 182 ( P.W. Borren 135, B.C. Cant 5-41, S.F. Grobler 2-29, F. Mostert 2-46 )
North Otago by 9 wickets
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Vs South Canterbury at Milner Park 1, Oamaru on the 15 November 2015
North Otago 170 ( F. Mostert 89no, B.C. Cant 25, N.G. Smith 12, K. Teahen 3-22, N. McGuire 3-38, J. Marias 2-22 )
South Canterbury 92 ( P. Lill 26, J. Harper 20, J. Laming 16, S. Carlaw 13, B.C. Cant 3-12, N.G. Smith 3-14 )
North Otago by 78 runs
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Vs Mid Canterbury at Milner Park 1, Oamaru on the 8 November 2015
Mid Canterbury 153 ( R. Print 29, J. Print 18, B. Houston 17, B. Ravenscroft 16no, B.J. Fleming 3-19, A.J. Horrell 2-1, C.N. Grubb 2-13 )
North Otago 155-6 ( F. Mostert 53no, B.J. Kingan 34no, D.J. Drew 17, R.J. George 14, H. Sinclair 4-24 )
North Otago by 4 wickets
Scorecard for the match

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