Central District Stags will lock horns win Otago for the second time on Thursday at McLean Park, Napier. The first encounter between both the sides at Dunedin got abandoned due to rain even before toss could take place. Two points each were shared between both the sides after the game was washed out.

Otago Volts are currently sitting in the third position in the points table after winning two games with 10 points. On the contrary, Central Districts are languishing at the bottom of the ladder with a single win out of their four encounters. They will be looking to get back on winning ways.

Central District Stags have released a strong 12-man squad and will the services of national team players like Seth Rance and Doug Bracewell. Christian Leopard has featured in the squad and might play in the match due to some national call-ups. They will be desperate to get their second win of the season.

Team News


Otago Volts have named a 12-man squad to play Central District Stags at Napier tomorrow

Central Districts have released a 12-member squad with one change, all-rounder Christian Leopard rejoins the squad.




Otago – Matt Bacon, Ben Cox, Jacob Duffy, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks, Jack Hunter, Anaru Kitchen, Ben Raine, Michael Rippon, Hamish Rutherford, Nathan Smith, Brad Wilson

Central Districts – Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver (wk), Dean Foxcroft, Christian Leopard, Willem Ludick, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler, George Worker, Will Young


Probable Playing XI

Otago Volts-

  1. Ben Cox
  2. Hamish Rutherford
  3. Shawn Hicks
  4. Josh Finnie (Doubt: Brad Wilson)
  5. Michael Rippon
  6. Anaru Kitchen
  7. Nathan Smith
  8. Ben Raine
  9. Jacob Duffy
  10. Matt Bacon
  11. Jack Hunter


Central Districts-

  1. Dane Cleaver
  2. Will Young
  3. Tom Bruce
  4. Dean Foxcroft
  5. George Worker
  6. Kieran Noema-Barnett
  7. C Leopard
  8. Willem Ludick
  9. Ajaz Patel
  10. Blair Tickner
  11. Ben Wheeler