Jesse Ryder on song for Otago Volts in Dunedin

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Last updated 19:16 26/03/2014
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KEY MAN: Jesse Ryder was on form for the Volts.

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The Otago Volts have ended their domestic cricket campaign on a positive note with the familiar trend of Jesse Ryder leading the way again today.

With the Volts out of one-day play-off contention, they wrapped up the season with a dead-rubber game against Central Districts at the University Oval in Dunedin.

Central won the toss and chose to bowl and when they had removed openers Hamish Rutherford and Aaron Redmond with the Volts only scoring two runs it seemed a great move.

Michael Bracewell and Derek de Boorder put together a rescue job with 72 for the third wicket before de Boorder departed in the 21st over.

That brought the in-form Ryder to the crease and the free-scoring left-hander struck 96 from just 69 balls in a superb knock which gave the innings some much needed momentum.

His 96, which included nine fours and five sixes, makes him the competition's leading runscorer, even if his team hasn't done enough to make the play-offs.

The Volts ended up with 233 batting first and then went about doing the job with the ball as the Central batsmen faulted.

Bradley Scott removed both openers with the score just seven and then Neil Wagner grabbed the wicket of Carl Cachopa to make it three for 10.

Wickets kept tumbling as Central were reduced to 85 for eight.

The tail showed a bit of fight but they had too much to do and Otago wrapped it up with the visitors bowled out for 127.

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