Winning finale for Otago in Plunket Shield

Last updated 05:00 26/02/2014

Relevant offers

Cricket

Three new Otago Volts players contracted for 2016/17 season Zak Gibson and Josef Walker receive Northern Districts contracts for this summer Chris Cairns seeking damages from MCC for YouTube blunder Can Pakistan's Mohammad Amir be the world's best bowler, in spite of past fixing? Canterbury confident young fast bowlers can step up in domestic cricket Dane Hutchinson to Auckland as Hamish Bennett joins new Firebirds trio Australia win ODI tri-series with 58-run victory in the final over West Indies England v Sri Lanka third ODI abandoned due to rain Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder propel their English sides to Twenty20 victories NZ Cricket block Tim Southee temporary deal with English county side Northants

Otago finished their Plunket Shield season in style, beating Northern Districts by four wickets in Dunedin yesterday.

But they made hard work of a modest target of 131 for victory crashing to 79 for six before Nathan McCullum and Derek de Boorder steered the side to success with an unbroken 52-run stand for the seventh wicket.

Fears for the fitness of Otago and Black Caps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham were allayed when he returned to bowl yesterday after a shoulder injury the previous day.

Northern made a better job of their second innings, posting 324 after being forced to follow on.

Meanwhile in Auckland the home side leads by 424 runs with two wickets in hand entering the final day against Wellington at Eden Park's Outer Oval.

Auckland batsman Craig Cachopa followed his double century in the first innings by top scoring with 90 in the second.

Short scoreboards:

At Dunedin: Otago 326 and 131-6 (N McCullum 38no, J Ryder 30, M Bracewell 24; A Verma 2-29, I Sodhi 2-35) beat Northern Districts 132 and 324 (J Carter 87, S Kuggeleijn 61, M Santner 56, D Flynn 50; N Beard 4-62, N McCullum 3-110).

At Auckland: Auckland 394 and 328-8 (Craig Cachopa 90, C de Grandhomme 71, T McIntosh 39, C Munro 37; M Gillespie 351, M Tugaga 2-57, J Franklin 2-90) v Wellington 298 (L Woodcock 79no; C de Grandhomme 6-24).

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content