Aces clash a must-win game for Volts

LOGAN SAVORY
Last updated 05:00 19/03/2014

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Big hitter: Jesse Ryder will be one of the star on show for the Volts today in their domestic one-day showdown with Auckland at Queens Park in Invercargill. ]

Otago Cricket Association boss Ross Dykes hopes Southlanders will get out and back the Volts today in Invercargill but there is little expectation of a big crowd number.

The Volts will play the Auckland Aces today in a must-win one-day match at Queens Park in Invercargill.

The Volts sit last in the competition and will need to win their remaining three games to give themselves any hope of pushing for the playoffs.

Given it is a weekday and most people are working and children will be at school Dykes said the expectations were not for a huge crowd, but he hoped those that could turn out did.

The big drawcard again will be Jesse Ryder in the middle-order for the Volts with the talented left-hander developing a sublime record at Queens Park.

His last four innings at the Invercargill ground go 5, 83, 72, 96 which is hardly surprising given his general dominance of New Zealand domestic cricket in particular this season.

Another highlight from today's game will be the return of Ian Butler, who has been out injured since game one this summer with a chronic back complaint.

He had been scheduled to make his return against Wellington in Dunedin on Sunday but the game was a washout.

The former international will be a welcomed addition today with the Volts bowling stocks depleted, including 19-year-old Southlander Jacob Duffy who is out for the season.Today's game will start at 10.30am and entry will cost $15.

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