Wellington 249 for 7 (Elliott 107*) beat Canterbury 248 for 8 (Stewart 73) by 3 wickets
Grant Elliott's maiden one-day century came at the perfect time to guide Wellington from 37 for 4 when he walked in to a thrilling three-wicket win over Canterbury at Village Green. Elliot's century included 11 fours and, thanks to his useful stands with Stu Mills and Luke Woodcock, ensured that they crossed the tape.
Auckland 232 for 4 (Styris 74*) beat Otago 230 for 8 (Redmond 53, Todd 53) by 6 wickets
Scott Styris clattered a quickfire 74 to lead Auckland to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Otago at Eden Park. Chasing a modest 231, Auckland rode on Styris's innings along with handy knocks from Richard Jones and Rob Nicol. Earlier, Chris Martin and Paul Hitchcock, the fast bowlers, restricted Otago to 230 for 8. Aaron Redmond and Greg Todd cracked 53 each but Otago couldn't step up the run-rate when it was required.