Otago Volts


Otago Volts

Infobox cricket team
county=Otago


oneday=Otago Volts
coach=flagicon|New Zealand Mike Hesson
captain=flagicon|New Zealand Craig Cumming
founded=1864
ground=University Oval
capacity=3500 (Expandable to 6000 with temporary seating)
fcdebutvs= Otago
fcdebutyr=1864
fcdebutvenue=Dunedin
website= [http://www.otagocricket.co.nz/index.aspx Otago Volts]

The Otago Volts are a first class cricket team representing the Otago Cricket Association, one of six major associations that make up New Zealand Cricket.

The Otago association was formed in Dunedin 1876, almost 30 years after the first club games were played in the city. They adopted the 'Volts' name for the 1997-98 season [ [http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/77501.html Canty happy with major sponsor] ] , 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.

Honours

* Plunket Shield (8)1924-25, 1932-33, 1947-48, 1950-51, 1952-53, 1957-58, 1969-70, 1971-72.

* Shell Trophy/State Championship (5)1974-75, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1985-86, 1987-88.

* State Shield (2)1987-88, 2007-08.

Grounds

Carisbrook and the University Oval have been used in Dunedin, with occasional matches in Invercargill (Queen's Park), and Oamaru (Centennial Park). 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.

2008-09 Contracted Players

Players who gained contracts to play for the Volts in the 2008-09 season [ [http://www.otagocricket.co.nz/content/news/360/contracted-players.aspx] , retrieved 12 September 2008] [ []

*Derek de Boorder
*Neil Broom
*Ian Butler
*Craig Cumming
*Mathew Harvie
*Nathan McCullum
*James McMillan
*Warren McSkimming
*Leighton Morgan
*Craig Smith
*Greg Todd
*Neil Wagner

Notable former players

*Gren Alabaster
*Jack Alabaster
*Bruce Blair
*Wayne Blair
*Stephen Boock
*Graham Botting
*Lance Cairns
*Richard Hoskin
*Warren Lees
*Brendon McCullum
*Alex Moir
*Mark Richardson
*Ken Rutherford
*Bert Sutcliffe
*Glenn Turner
*Paul Wiseman

Overseas Players

*Alex Gidman 2007/08
*Kyle Hogg 2006/07
*Jonathan Trott 2005/2006
*Mohammad Wasim 2002/2003-2004/2005
*Neil Mallender 1983/1984-1992/1993

Records

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records

References

External links

* [http://www.otagocricket.co.nz/index.aspx Otago Volts Official Website]


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