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Visiting Team Holds Ascendancy in Rep. Cricket

Saturday, 28 February 1953

Mid Canterbury held the ascendancy at the close of the first day's play in the Richards Trophy cricket match against North Otago at Oamaru yesterday. In reply to North Otago's first innings total of 175, the visitors had scored 173 for the loss of more..


Representative Cricket: North Otago Versus South Canterbury

Friday, 9 January 1953

The North Otago representative side, playing a two-day match against South Canterbury at Timaru, made a poor showing in the first innings, being all out for 68. Herron alone showed resistance to the bowling of Williams and Phillips, South Canterbu more..


South Canterbury has first innings lead over North Otago

Friday, 9 January 1953

South Canterbury held a lead over North Otago of 23 runs on the first innings, with one wicket in hand, when the first day's play in the first Richards Trophy cricket match, at Oamaru, concluded yesterday. South Canterbury must win outright to wre more..


North Otago's Good Start In Cricket Match Against South Canterbury

Thursday, 8 January 1953

North Otago, the holder, made a good start in its Richards Trophy challenge two-day match against South Canterbury, which began at Oamaru today, and at lunch had complied 97 runs for the loss of three wickets. The opening partnership was worth 64 more..


South Canterbury Beat North Otago by Seven Wickets

Monday, 24 March 1952

South Canterbury scored a seven wickets win against North Otago in a two-day cricket match ended at Timaru yesterday. After the dismissal of Geddes in North Otago's second innings the order collapsed against the spin bowling of Phillips and Willia more..


Otago Beats North Otago On First Innings

Wednesday, 29 November 1950

After lunch (1.45) yesterday, Gosano and Cutler continued North Otago's first innings to the bowling of Aitkenhead and Smith. The 100 came up at 1 p.m. after 95 minutes play. In the first ball of Smith's fifth over, Cutler hit a ball hard to Sutcl more..


North Otago Eleven Defeats Otago Colts On First Innings

Thursday, 23 November 1950

A North Otago eleven, comprising several candidates for Otago Brabin Shield honours, defeated the Otago Colts by 20 runs on the first innings in a one-day cricket match played at the University Oval, Dunedin yesterday. The feature of the match was more..


North Otago Opens Well Against Otago

Thursday, 23 March 1950

The representative match between North Otago and an Otago XI began this morning at Waitaki Boy's High School in overcast but warm conditions. North Otago won the toss and elected to bat on a good wicket. Parker and Gosano opened for North Otago ag more..


N.O. Cricket Reps. Defeated by S. Canterbury

Wednesday, 28 December 1949

Mainly due to a fine spell of bowling by the left-hander, L. Taylor, who took six wickets for 53 runs, South Canterbury won their first home representative cricket match of the season when they beat North Otago by 27 runs at Fraser Park yesterday. more..


North Otago Wins Against South Canterbury

Monday, 29 November 1948

In all three grades the North Otago teams all won their matches against South Canterbury on Saturday. Unfortunately rain in the afternoon militated against the pleasure of playing. In the senior fixture I.H. Burrows, after a very slow start, batte more..


North Otago Beats South Canterbury

Sunday, 22 February 1948

Forcing the pace at a time when runs were badly needed, J Watson was instrumental in giving North Otago a first innings victory against South Canterbury in the senior representative fixture at the Rectory ground on Saturday. In a brilliant display he scored 80 not out, partnered much of the way by A. Forbes, who made 50 in another good display.. North Otago made 186 at a cost of five wickets, as against South Canterbury's 163 for seven wickets declared. The highlight more..


Southland Beats North Otago by 148 Runs On First Innings

Thursday, 10 January 1946

In the match played at Waitaki Boys High School yesterday Southland defeated North Otago by 148 runs on the first innings. Southland seemed certain of securing an outright win but 5.18 p.m. heavy rain caused the abandonment of play. At that time North Otago, in the second innings, had made 37 runs for the loss of eight wickets more..


Southland Too Good For North Otago

Wednesday, 9 January 1946

Home team all out for 35 runs. Playing the Southland touring side on the High School ground this morning in the first representative match to be played in North Otago fro some years, North Otago took first strike and the side was disposed of for 35 runs. Southland, at luncheon adjournment had no wickets down for 60 runs. more..


North Otago v. Otago Team

Tuesday, 28 December 1937

The resumption yesterday of the match North Otago v. an Otago team was delayed by the wetness of the ground as a result of overnight rain. The North Otago side having lost four wickets for 19 were in a bad way. Zimmerman more..


North Otago v. Otago Colts

Sunday, 26 December 1937

After a bad start the Otago Colts team made a good recovery against North Otago in a two-day match which was commenced at Carisbrook before a good attendance yesterday afternoon. The innings closed for 191, and at the end of the day the home side had placed itself in a good position by dismissing four North Otago men for 29 runs. more..


Otago All Out 194

Sunday, 10 February 1935

An Otago team began a match this morning on the High School ground against the local representative side, Galland, captain of the visitors won the toss, and had no hesitation in deciding to bat on a perfect wicket surrounded by a fast outfield more..


Colt and North Otago

Thursday, 27 December 1934

After a pleasant game, the Otago Colt's team and North Otago drew in the match which was concluded at Carisbrook yesterday. When play was resumed the surface of the ground was wet, but it dried during the morning and the batting conditions throughout the day were almost ideal. more..


Cricket Notes

Tuesday, 20 March 1934

The match between Otago and North Otago teams was robbed of much of its interest by the far from representative character of the respective sides, and by the restriction of play to one-day. The wicket at the school was in good order and easy, but the scoring was small. Otago, batting first lost four wickets for five runs. McKnight chopped a simple catch to McDonald at third man, Blair trapped Saxton with his leg in front, Talbot hit a ball hard onto his pad and was caught by McCallum more..


North Otago v. Otago

Monday, 3 April 1933

A North Otago team far from full strength went to Dunedin by bus on Saturday morning to play a match against an Otago team. The visitors in order to recover from the early start asked that they be allowed to field. Meikle more..


North Otago v. Hawkes Bay (2 day report)

Wednesday, 7 December 1932

The match between the North Otago and Hawke's Bay representative sides was continued yesterday afternoon with the visitor's tail wagged to such purpose that the last two wickets added 112 runs. Simpson, Reaney and Fitzwater defied the bowling determinedly and hit freely yet not rashly. Simpson's 59 included 10 fours and Reaney hit a six and four fours. North Otago lost Dick early more..


North Otago v. Hawkes Bay

Tuesday, 6 December 1932

The match between the North Otago team and the Hawke's Bay representative side was begun to-day on the School ground. The visitors batted first on a good and easy wicket but runs came slowly, the opening bowlers Zimmerman and Maddigan preserving a good length and keep the batsmen mainly on the defensive. Mahoney went early though putting his leg in front of a straight one from Zimmerman, more..


North Otago v. Otago

Monday, 5 December 1932

The match between North Otago and an Otago team ended in a win by 50 runs for the local team. Davey, F.E. Smith, Maddigan and McCallum all made useful contributions to North Otago's total, which had threatened to be meagre owing to the failure of the earlier batsmen, and the score reached 207. Otago opened badly, and continued badly, except for the period while Galland, Leader and Silver made their runs quickly and well. The other members of the side shaped poorly. more..


Otago v. North Otago

Saturday, 3 December 1932

An Otago team arrived this morning to play a match against North Otago at the school ground. The local players had first use of a wicket faster than any that has been prepared this season, and against the fast bowling of Nimmo more..


Win for North Otago

Monday, 1 February 1932

The North Otago senior representatives emerged victorious from a one-day match with South Canterbury on the School ground on Saturday by one wicket and seventy-two runs, The weather was not good for cricket, rain finally causing the game to be abandoned. more..


S. Canterbury b. N. Otago

Saturday, 30 January 1932

The cricket match between Southland and North Otago, which commenced on Friday, was concluded yesterday, the visitors winning a one-innings game by 68 runs. Rain again delayed the start, but play commenced at mid-day and after the luncheon adjournment continued without further interruption. more..