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, and their major sponsor is Ford
. Otago currently competes in the Plunket Shield
first class competition, the unnamed One day domestic Series
and the HRV Cup
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.
and the University Oval
have been used in Dunedin
, with occasional matches in Invercargill
(Queen's Park), and Oamaru
( Whitestone 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.
Twenty20 Champions League
A rapid expansion of Twenty20
cricket led to the creation of the Twenty20 Champions League
. It is a competition between various teams from the domestic Twenty20... Read More