Harvie's five-for clinches Otago win
Otago 279 (Cumming 112, Yovich 3-43) beat Northern Districts 218 (Yovich 50, Harvie 5-40, Turner 3-32)
Mathew Harvie took 5 for 40 in Otago's 61-run win over Northern Districts in their State Shield match at the University Oval in Dunedin. Opener Craig Cumming made 112 off 129 balls and helped Otago set Northern a target of 280. Northern were bowled out for 218.
Before Cumming was run-out for the seventh wicket he added 53 with Aaron Redmond, 47 with Neil Broom, and 53 with Greg Todd.
Harvie had Nick Horsley, the Northern opener, trapped leg before with his third ball of the day. He then dismissed the other opener, Alun Evans, and Peter McGlashan as Northern crawled to 51 in 14.4 overs. Mark Orchard and Joseph Yovich, who top-scored with 50, steadied the innings with a 61-run partnership for the sixth wicket which was ultimately broken by Turner, who ended with 3 for 32.
Auckland's match against Wellington at Eden Park and Central Districts match against Canterbury at Pukekura Park were abandoned without a ball being bowled.