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Cumming hundred powers Otago to victory

Otago 204 for 2 (Cumming 102*) beat Northern Districts 200 for 8 (Orchard 40) by eight wickets
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Craig Cumming smacked an unbeaten 102, his maiden State Shield hundred, as Otago cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Northern Districts at Taupo's Owen Delany Park. Set 201 to win after a disciplined bowling effort, Otago overcame the early loss of Shaun Haig thanks to handy partnerships for the second and third wickets. Cumming brought up his 50 off 67 balls with nine fours, then added seven more plus one six to move to three figures and finish the game in 34.5 overs. Aaron Redmond (32 from 40 balls) and Neil Broom (34 not-out from 40 balls) assisted Cumming well to earn their team maximum points. Cumming also picked up two wickets and utilised his bowlers well to keep ND down to 200. All-rounders Mark Orchard (40) and Joseph Yovich (39) top-scored for the hosts.

Wellington 90 for 1 (Parlane 53*) beat Canterbury 92 by nine wickets (D/L method)
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A three-pronged seam attack dismantled Canterbury for just 92 and then Michael Parlane hit an unbeaten half-century to power Wellington to a thumping Duckworth-Lewis-ruled win at the Basin Reserve. Rain kept the match down to a 24-overs-a-side affair - Canterbury was reduced to 30 for 3 before a long break for rain - and State Shield debutants Michael Burns and Kevin Forde, as well as Grant Elliott, combined to bowl the visitors out cheaply. Set 90 to win thanks to the D/L method, Parlane sped to an unbeaten 53 in a 58-run second-wicket stand with Jesse Ryder (27 not-out from 30 balls).

Central Districts v Auckland - match abandoned
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Central District's match against Auckland at New Plymouth was abandoned without a ball being bowled after rain hampered proceedings.