Pre-season win for North Otago

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North Otago’s preparations for the 2013/14 Hawke Cup have been positive, with a convincing win over Mid Canterbury at King George Park on Sunday.

The home side batted first, notching a total of 260 for six over the 50 overs, while the visitors were all out for 120.

Skipper Ben Cant was pleased with the victory but insisted there were still improvements to be made ahead of their opening Hawke Cup clash against Southland at the Whitestone Contracting Stadium over December 7 and 8.

“I think batting first helped,” he said.

“It was a really good total and we didn’t lose too many wickets.

“Jeremiah Shields and I had a 70 something partnership in the first wicket. It was good to get the win but there’s still more things to work on.

“A lot of stuff we did will be transferable to the first game in the next couple of weeks. We probably bowled too many wides and we’ll need to work on our discipline a little bit.”

 

By JAMES FORD