New Zealand domestic news July 31, 2010

Greg Todd moves to Auckland

Cricinfo staff

Batsman Greg Todd has ended a six-year stint with Otago by switching to Auckland for the 2010-11 season. Todd was a fixture in Otago's first-class side last season but played only three one-day matches and was not part of the Twenty20 outfit.

In six seasons with Otago Todd played 45 first-class games scoring 2774 runs with four centuries and an average of 40.2, 52 one-day fixtures for 1238 runs at 30.19 and 17 Twenty20 matches for 341 runs at 28.41.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my six years at Otago," Todd said. "There are memories I will have for a lifetime and leave Otago with no regrets. But life moves on and I'm really looking forward to my next challenge at Auckland to further my game."

Otago coach Mike Hesson saluted Todd's grit and fighting spirit. "Greg has been an excellent servant of Otago Cricket during the past six years and has been an important part in the side's successes," Hesson said. "When Greg arrived in Otago his previous first-class experience had been as a bowler who batted, through hard work and skill Greg has turned himself into a quality first-class batsman with an excellent record for Otago."

Todd, 28, will add experience to an Auckland side who are missing several seasoned players such as Richard Jones, Reece Young and Scott Styris this season.