Volts thankful injury was minor

19:58, Aug 21 2013

The Otago Volts had a scare in their camp yesterday during their third of five Twenty20 games against a Selection 11 this week.

The Volts are this week in Tauranga training and playing warmup games against a Selection 11 as part of the run-in to the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India next month.

The Champions League is for the best domestic Twenty20 teams in the world.

The Volts travelled to Tauranga for the drier climate where a suitable pitch can be prepared in the winter months. They are taking on a Selection 11 made up of Northern Districts players mixed with Black Caps prospects.

Batting first, the Selection 11 posted 170, with Corey Anderson the star striking 62 from just 34 balls which included six sixes.

Opening batsman Neil Broom sent the Volts camp into panic mode when just three balls into his innings he was struck on the finger and forced to leave the field. The worst was feared with a broken finger likely to end Broom's Champions League hopes but a X-ray cleared him of any break.

The Volts went on to push the required target close with Iain Robertson (67), Sam Wells (25) and Michael Bracewell (36 not out) impressing.

However, they ran out of time falling six runs short of victory despite still having six wickets in hand.

The two teams will meet yet again today.


The Southland Times