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The Otago Volts are a first class cricket team representing the Otago Cricket Association, one of six major associations in New Zealand. The Otago association was formed in Dunedin 1876 [1], almost 30 years after the first club games were played in the city. They adopted the 'Volts' name for the 1997-98 season[2], and their major sponsor is State Insurance Ltd. Otago currently competes in the State Championship first class competition, the State Shield domestic one day competition and the Twenty20 Cup. First-class cricket matches are those between international teams or the highest standard of domestic teams in which teams have two innings each. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... New Zealand has had a domestic first-class cricket championship since the 1906-07 season. ... The Twenty20 Cup is a cricket competition for English county clubs. ...



Carisbrook and Logan park have been used in Dunedin, with occasional matches in Invercargill (Queen's park), and Oamaru. Many matches have been played at Molyneaux 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. In recent years the Queenstown Events centre has been developed as a venue. Carisbrook Stadium Carisbrook is a major sporting venue in Dunedin, New Zealand. ...

First-class championships

Otago have won a total of 13 first-class championship titles, winning the Plunket Shield (1906 - 1973) 8 times and the Shell Trophy (1974 - 1998) five times. they have yet to win the State Championship

2006/2007 Contracted Players

Bradley Esmond Scott (b. ... Craig Derek Cumming (b. ... Warren Charles McSkimming (b. ... Nathan Leslie McCullum (b. ... Aaron James Redmond (b. ... Neil Trevor Broom (b. ... Gareth James Hopkins (b. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

2005/06 Players

Bradley Esmond Scott (b. ... Craig Derek Cumming (b. ... Warren Charles McSkimming (b. ... Nathan Leslie McCullum (b. ... Ian Jonathan Leonard Trott (b. ... Aaron James Redmond (b. ... Christopher Blair Gaffaney (b. ... Neil Trevor Broom (b. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Gareth James Hopkins (b. ... Jeffrey William Wilson (born October 24, 1973) is a New Zealand sportsman who has represented his country in both rugby union and cricket—a so-called Double All Black, an increasingly rare achivement in the professional era. ... Michael Anthony Mike Powell (born November 10, 1963) is an American Track and Field athlete. ... David Graham Sewell (b. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Notable Past Players

Warren Kenneth Lees (b. ... Kenneth (Ken) Robert Rutherford (born 26 October 1965, Dunedin) was a New Zealand cricketer who enjoyed a ten-year career with the team, admittedly without the great heights. ... John Chaloner Alabaster (11 July 1930) in Invercargill. ... Bert Sutcliffe MBE (born 17 November 1923 in Auckland, died 20 April 2001 in Auckland) was a New Zealand cricketer. ... Glenn Maitland Turner (b. ...

Overseas Players

Ian Jonathan Leonard Trott (b. ... Mohammad Wasim (born 8 August 1975) scored two Test centuries for Pakistan including one on Test debut. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Mike Hesson

External links

  • [1] Official Website

New Zealand Virtual Cricket Games

  • State Virtual Cricket - New Zealand virtual Cricket game featuring Otago Volts players.


  1. ^ http://www.nzcricket.co.nz/content/NZC/NZ%20Cricket%20Museum/2472/NZCM-mag01.pdf
  2. ^ http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/77501.html



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