Rain somewhat limited progress on day one of the Plunket Shield match between the Otago Volts and Central Stags, with only 47.1 overs completed at University Oval, Dunedin.
Ryan ten Doeschate followed up his fine HRV Cup performance on Friday night with another impressive outing, making an unbeaten 88 off 112 balls. It led Otago to 181 for four at stumps, with Sam Wells the other player at the crease on seven not out.
Conditions were tough once the players took the field and it showed early on. Hamish Rutherford and Michael Bracewell went early to leave the home side hurting at 15 for two.
Aaron Redmond though remained in the middle and combined nicely with Ten Doeschate to put on 127 for the third wicket.
Redmond fell in the 35th over for 63 and Broom (18) couldn’t make more than a start. At four down it leaves things evenly balanced ahead of day two.
Ajaz Patel broke through twice for the Stags and finished with figures of two for 42 from 11 overs.
Play will start at 10:00am tomorrow to try make up for the missed overs today.