North Otago Dominate South Canterbury but fail to gain outright
If North Otago dominated the first day South Canterbury took the honours on the second day of the Hawke Cup elimination match played in Oamaru over the weekend. North Otago's Sean Eathorne dominated North Otago's first innings with a fine innings of 121 with North Otago medium paced bowler Ben Cant returning the outstanding figures of six for 30 off 17 overs in South Canterbury's first innings chasing North Otago's first innings total of 344 after it had been sent in on Saturday by the more..
Union, Albion win ahead of Dick Hunt Final
Union and Albion will meet in the Dick Hunt limited over final at King George Park next Saturday after both sides continued their winning ways on Saturday. Union defeated Valley by 101 runs while Albion in a reduced over game beat Oamaru by four wickets at Awamoa Park. Valley won the toss and put Union in to bat at King more..
North Otago Take Outright Against Southland
North Otago moved to the top of the Hawke Cup elimination points table with an eight wicket outright win over Southland at Whitestone Contracting stadium over the weekend. North Otago moves to 18 points with one match remaining with Otago more..
Dick Hunt Finalists found with one week to go
Union and Albion had wins in the penultimate qualifying round of Dick Hunt trophy cricket on Saturday and with only one round remaining before the playoffs, are assured of a place in the final. Union beat Oamaru by 200 runs at King George Park while Albion at Weston beat Valley by seven wickets. Oamaru asked Union to bat after winning the toss and although Union lost Ben Cant(12) early, Chris Smith(15) and Duncan Drew(21) saw Union through to 62 for one after 15 overs. With 20 overs r more..
Oamaru win Tui 20/20 for first time
Oamaru defeated Union in a low scoring 20/20 final at Awamoa Park on Saturday with Union unable to score the required eight runs off the last eight balls of the match while in the playoff for third and fourth Valley flailed the Albion attack passing the Albion total of 164 with nine wickets in hand. Union defeated Albion in the first of the semi finals. Union batting first made 136 for six in its 20 overs with Antony Cromwell top scoring with 39 while Jeremiah Shields added 30. Jeremy more..
Squire scores century in latest Dick Hunt round
A Tom Squire century paved the way for Valley's 158 run win over Oamaru at Whitestone stadium on Saturday while up at King George Park a fine innings of 74 from Ben Sheat carried Union to a 167 run win over Albion. more..
Union Maintain Lead in Dick Hunt
Union maintained its lead in Dick Hunt trophy cricket in Oamaru on Saturday when it defeated Valley by 80 runs at Weston Park and Albion beat Oamaru at Awamoa Park by five wickets. Valley won the toss and put Union in to bat. A solid innings of 46 from Glynn Cameron took Union through to 141 for eight after 36 overs. more..
Cant scores century as Union stays on top
Opener Ben Cant scored 102 as Union beat Oamaru by six wickets in a Dick Hunt Trophy match on Saturday. A fifth-wicket stand of 135 between Jamie Ferris and Paul O'Dell carried Albion to a four wicket win over Valley. Oamaru won the toss against Union and decided to bat first in the 50-over game. After slumping to 14 for four after nine overs, Oamaru made its way to 196 in the 48th over. more..
Albion, Union have massive wins while Valley defend Payne Tempero
Valley moved to outright lead in Borton Cup cricket with a five run win over Waitaki Boys High School at Weston Park. Albion demolished St Kevin's College winning by 169 runs at Awamoa Park while Union beat Oamaru by 192 runs at King George Park. Valley won the toss and batting first made 262 for five in its 50 overs. Kelvin Mansfield gave the side a good start with his 24 and after 26 overs Valley was poised at 110 for two. Byron Neil added 30 but it was Matt Pile with an more..
North Otago take first innings points against Mid Canterbury
North Otago had a first innings win over Mid Canterbury at the Ashburton Domain over the weekend in a Hawke Cup elimination game. North Otago won the toss and put the home side in to bat and dismissed it in the third session of play on the first day for 272. Bo Houston(65) and Des Kurger were the best of the Mid Canterbury batsmen while Ben Ward(25), Lyall Jemmett(30), Geoff Nash(34) and Don Thomas(30) made valuable contributions. Bowling for North Otago the wickets were shared around wit more..
Three Teams Top of Borton Cup
Three teams, Oamaru, Valley and St Kevin's College are tied at the top of the senior club cricket competition after the playing of the fifth round of Borton Cup on Saturday. Valley beat hitherto unbeaten Oamaru by 26 runs, St Kevin's beat Union by 27 runs and Albion defeated Waitaki Boys High School by eight wickets. Valley won the toss and decided to bat first against competition leaders Oamaru and faced only 30 of its 50 overs before the tenth wicket fell with the total at 125. Gavi more..
Oamaru Lead Borton Cup
Oamaru moved to the outright lead in Borton Cup cricket when it defeated co leaders going into the third round, St Kevin's College by 14 runs at Whitestone stadium on Saturday. Valley retained its second place equal with St Kevin's with a 60 run win over Albion while Union recorded its first win of the season when it defeated Waitaki Boys High School by six wickets at King George Park. Oamaru won the toss and batted first against St Kevin's and more..
Oamaru, St Kevin's top of the table
Oamaru and St Kevin's College became joint Borton Cup leaders after the second round of the senior cricket competition in Oamaru on Saturday. Oamaru defeated Albion by 45 runs at Awamoa Park while St Kevin beat Waitaki Boys High School by two wickets at St Kevin's top ground. In the other game Valley accounted for Union at Weston by 43 runs. Albion won the toss and asked Oamaru to bat first. Runs came at a three an over rate early in the innings, 57 for three after 14 overs and 96 for t more..
Albion, Oamaru and St Kevin's all have wins
Albion gained its first Borton Cup points of the season when it beat Union by two wickets at King George Park on Saturday, Sent in to bat, Union was dismissed for 135 in the 30th over. Antony Cromwell top-scored with 29. Bowling for Albion, Paul O'Dell took four for 23 off his 10 overs while Brad Kernahan and Jamie Ferris took two wickets each. more..
Union, Oamaru have wins on second day of 20/20 cricket
A magnificent innings of 92 which included seven fours and seven sixes from Glen Paterson gave Oamaru a 57 run win over Valley in the third round of 20/20 cricket played on Saturday. Valley asked Oamaru to bat first and had immediate success having Oamaru 40 for four after nine overs. Paterson however turned the game around with his innings. more..
Union & Albion Undefeated After First Days Play
Union and Albion came through the first two rounds of the Holiday 20/20 competition after play on Saturday. In round one Union beat Oamaru by two wickets. Batting first Oamaru made 92 the final wicket falling in the 19th over. more..
North Otago Stalwarts Honoured
Three stalwarts of the Union Cricket Club where honoured recently at a special ceremony at the Otago Cricket Associations long room at the University Oval in Dunedin. The three (Peter Cameron, Ted Tempero and more..
Union Borton Cup Champions
Union took the Borton Cup the symbol of supremacy in North Otago senior club cricket with an 84 run win over last seasons champions, Oamaru at Whitestone Contracting stadium on Saturday in perfect conditions. Oamaru won the toss and asked Union to bat and although David Sewell struck the pads on numerous occasions in his first spell success more..
Oamaru to play Union in Borton Cup Final
Oamaru will play top qualifier Union in the Borton Cup cricket final next Saturday after Oamaru beat Albion by five wickets in the semi final on Saturday. Albion won the toss and decided to bat first in the 45 over match. It found runs had to get against the pace of David Sewell whose three for five off his first five overs had Albion reeling at 38 for three after just nine overs. Albion never really recovered from the Sewell onslaught and wickets fell regularly,72 for four after 15 overs, 99 fo more..
St Kevin's cause upset
St Kevin's College scored an upset eight wicket win over Union in the final round of Borton Cup qualifying play but it was to no avail as Union had already qualified for the final on points. Oamaru beat a tenacious Valley side by 61 runs with its place in the semi finals already confirmed for next weekend and its semi final opponents, Albion beat Waitaki Boys High School by six wickets at Milner Park. more..
Oamaru Slip as Semi-Final Race Heats Up
Union confirmed its place as top qualifier in Borton Cup cricket with five wicket win over Waitaki Boys High School and will go automatically into the final on 4 April. Albion by virtue of a three wicket win over Valley at Weston drew level with second placed Oamaru which was beaten by St Kevin's College by 63 runs in the penultimate qualifying round on Saturday. more..
Union Qualify For Final
Union maintained a 20 point lead in Borton Cup cricket when it struggled to a four wicket win over Valley at Weston. Third placed Albion moved to within 10 points of second placed Oamaru with a 37 run win over Oamaru while Waitaki Boys High School gave itself a chance of making the semi finals when it beat St Kevin's College by 70 runs at Milner Park. All three games were affected by slow, grassy outfields and soft green top pitches. Oamaru asked Albion to bat first at Whitestone stadium and r more..
A Serious Profession
He's only just arrived back in his hometown of Oamaru after spending the last 12 days in the North Island umpiring a women's international and three domestic Twenty20 matches. Today, he will be in Dunedin for the Otago Volts Twenty20 fixture against Auckland, before heading away to South Africa next week for three weeks on an umpiring exchange. more..
Club Cricket Cancelled
All club cricket was cancelled in the weekend due to heavy rain. more..
New Classic Match Added
Carl Zimmerman wrote himself into North Otago cricket folklore one day back in 1928 when he took on the mighty Australian Cricket team at Waitaki Boys. Find out how he did it in the classic matches section. more..