Otago cricket team

The Otago cricket team (nicknamed the Volts since the 1997–98 season[1]) are a New Zealand first class cricket team formed in 1864 representing the Otago, Southland and North Otago regions. Their main governing board is the Otago Cricket Association which is one of six major associations that make up New Zealand Cricket.

Otago Volts
Otago large.gif
Personnel
CaptainNew Zealand Jacob Duffy
CoachSouth Africa Rob Walter
Team information
ColoursOV
Founded1864
Home groundUniversity Oval
Capacity3,500
History
First-class debutCanterbury
in 1864
at Dunedin
Plunket Shield wins13
Ford Trophy wins2
Super Smash wins2
CLT20 wins0
Official websiteOtago Cricket Website
Kit left arm yellowborder.png
Kit right arm yellowborder.png

T20 kit

The team plays most of its home games at the University Oval in Dunedin, but occasionally plays games at the Events Centre in Queenstown, Queen's Park Ground in Invercargill and Molyneux Park in Alexandra. The team mainly plays First-Class, List A and Twenty20 matches against other New Zealand provincial sides, but also in the past has played touring sides.

Jacob Duffy is the Volts current First-Class, List A and Twenty20 captain.[2] He replaced Mark Craig, who was named but suffered a family bereavement and subsequent injury.[3] Their current coach is Rob Walter.

HonoursEdit

1924–25, 1932–33, 1947–48, 1950–51, 1952–53, 1957–58, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1985–86, 1987-88.

1987–88, 2007–08.

2008–09, 2012–2013

RecordsEdit

 
Otago Volts batsmen at the Basin Reserve in December 2019

Team totals

  • Highest Total For - 624 v Central Districts at Napier 2006/07
  • Highest Total Against - 777 by Canterbury at Christchurch 1996/97
  • Lowest Total For - 34 v Wellington at Dunedin 1956/57
  • Lowest Total Against - 25 by Canterbury at Christchurch 1866/67

Batting[4]

  • Highest Score - 385 B Sutcliffe v Canterbury at Christchurch 1952/53
  • Most Runs in Season - 1027 Glenn Turner in 1975/76
  • Most Runs in Career - 6148 CD Cumming 2000/01–present

Best Partnership for each wicket[5]

  • 1st - 373 B Sutcliffe & L Watt v Auckland at Auckland 1950/51
  • 2nd - 254 KJ Burns & KR Rutherford v Wellington at Oamaru 1987/88
  • 3rd - 306 SB Haig & NT Broom v Central Districts at Napier 2009/10
  • 4th - 235 KJ Burns & RN Hoskin v Northern Districts at Hamilton 1987/88
  • 5th - 266 B Sutcliffe & WS Haig v Auckland at Dunedin 1949/50
  • 6th - 165 GM Turner & WK Lees v Wellington at Wellington 1975/76
  • 7th - 190 N Smith & M Rippon v Northern Districts at Dunedin 2019/20
  • 8th - 165* JN Crawford & AG Eckhold v Wellington at Wellington 1914/15
  • 9th - 208 WC McSkimming & BE Scott v Auckland at Auckland 2004/05
  • 10th - 184 RC Blunt & W Hawksworth v Canterbury at Christchurch 1931/32

Bowling[6]

  • Best Bowling - 9-50 AH Fisher v Queensland at Dunedin 1896/97
  • Best Match Bowling - 15-94 FH Cooke v Canterbury at Christchurch 1882/83
  • Wickets in Season - 54 SL Boock 1978/79
  • Wickets in Career - 399 SL Boock 1973/74–1990/91

SquadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.[7][8]

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
4 Neil Broom   (1983-11-20) 20 November 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm medium pace 2018-19 Contract
17 Hamish Rutherford   (1989-04-27) 27 April 1989 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018-19 Contract
6 Anaru Kitchen   (1984-02-21) 21 February 1984 (age 36) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018-19 Contract
3 Brad Wilson   (1985-04-10) 10 April 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm off break 2018-19 Contract
9 Shawn Hicks   10 July 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast 2018-19 Contract
21 Josh Tasman-Jones   2 July 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium pace 2018-19 Contract
- Cam Hawkins   6 December 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm leg break
All-rounders
44 Christi Viljoen   (1987-09-28) 28 September 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm medium pace 2018-19 Contract
18 Ben Raine   14 September 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast Overseas player
19 Michael Rippon   (1991-09-14) 14 September 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Left arm Slow left-arm unorthodox 2018-19 Contract
16 Mark Craig   (1987-03-23) 23 March 1987 (age 33) Left-handed Right arm off break 2018-19 Contract
39 Josh Finnie   (1996-12-18) 18 December 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break 2018-19 Contract
17 Nathan Smith   15 July 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast 2018-19 Contract
Wicket-keepers
10 Ben Cox   2 February 1992 (age 27) Right-handed -- Overseas player
14 Mitch Renwick   (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 27) Right-handed -- 2018-19 Contract
12 Max Chu   21 March 2000 (age 19) Left-handed --
Bowlers
32 Jacob Duffy (C)   (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium 2018-19 Contract
37 Michael Rae   (1995-06-13) 13 June 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast 2018-19 Contract
78 Warren Barnes   (1992-05-08) 8 May 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast 2018-19 Contract
34 Matt Bacon   (1993-04-13) 13 April 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast 2018-19 Contract
- Jack Hunter   (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
- Ben Lockrose   24 March 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
- Tommy Clout   16 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast

GroundsEdit

University Oval is used in Dunedin, with occasional matches in Invercargill (Queen's Park) and at the Queenstown Events Centre. Many matches have been played at Molyneux Park in Alexandra in recent decades, particularly during the Christmas-New Year holiday season. The warm, dry summer climate of Central Otago can make for better cricketing conditions than the wetter coastal areas. Oamaru (Whitestone Centennial Park) has been used in the past but not recently.

Twenty20 Champions LeagueEdit

A rapid expansion of Twenty20 cricket led to the creation of the Twenty20 Champions League. It was a competition between various teams from the domestic Twenty20 competitions of Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, India, England, Sri Lanka, West Indies and New Zealand.

In the 2008/09 domestic season of the State Twenty20, Otago came out as the champions, and so were eligible to compete in the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League. However, they lost both their opening games in the competition and so weren't able to progress further.

The Volts again qualified for the league in the 2013 season where they were much more successful entering the competition having won a string of Twenty20 matches which eventually ended at fifteen when they lost the Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.

Notable playersEdit

Notable foreign playersEdit

RecordsEdit

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canty happy with major sponsor
  2. ^ Seconi, Adrian (17 October 2018). "Hardwork ahead for captain Duffy". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ Seconi, Adrian (22 March 2019). "Unfinished business keeping Craig going". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  4. ^ Otago First-Class Batting Records
  5. ^ Highest Partnership for Each Wicket for Otago
  6. ^ Otago First-Class Bowling Records
  7. ^ "Three new Otago Volts players contracted for 2016/17 season". Stuff. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  8. ^ http://www.otagocricket.co.nz/small-gallery-article/final-two-201617-contracts-announced/162022/319651/

External linksEdit

Further readingEdit