Northern Districts have a 10 point lead with 3 rounds remaining in Plunket Shield cricket.
Otago have moved up to second in the standings after beating Auckland by 24 runs at University Oval and they're on the same points as Central Districts who beat Canterbury by a wicket.
Northern beat Wellington by 9 wickets inside 3 days.
Northern have 36 points, Otago and Central 26, Canterbury 20, Wellington 16 and Auckland 8.
In the next round starting on Friday Northern host Auckland, Otago host Canterbury and Central host Wellington.