A career best ton for Katie Gurrey | PHOTOSPORT

Mckay, Gurrey trade centuries


Canterbury Magicians lost to Northern Spirit by 5 wickets

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, 16 November 2019

See what happened in Round Two here

Canterbury Magicians captain Frances Mackay chalked up the first century of the New Zealand domestic white-ball summer, but a ferocious career best from opening counterpart Katie Gurrey saw Northern Spirit take a rare, big win off the hosts to open the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield season with a bang.

Gurrey’s 123 off 121 balls was just her second one-day century and underpinned the upset, batting through into the 45th over. By the time she was finally dismissed, her side needed just 14 further runs to tick off a five-wicket win with four overs to spare.

Earlier, Mckay had blazed 13 boundaries in a knock of 103 — her ninth one-day hundred for Canterbury, in her 99th match — but there’s no doubting she’d prefer a win for her 100th cap tomorrow.

Batting into the 42nd over with support from first drop Jacinta Savage (54) and Natalie Cox (a career best, unbeaten 54*), Mackay ensured her side was able to post a healthy 261 for four after she had elected to bat first at Hagley — but Northern Spirit’s top order were up for the challenge.

Gurrey combined with WHITE FERN Bernadine Bezuidenhout (46) in a 110-run opening stand, then put on 88 for the third wicket with new Spirit captain Felicity Leydon-Davis who was in sight of a half century before she was bowled by Jacinta Savage on 42.


Competition Winner: Auckland Hearts

Played Won Lost Tied No Result Abandoned Bonus Points Total Points Net Run Rate
1 Northern Spirit 10 8 1 0 1 0 3 37 0.84
2 Auckland Hearts 10 6 3 0 1 0 3 29 0.44
3 Canterbury Magicians 10 5 4 0 0 1 2 24 0.25
4 Central Hinds 10 4 4 0 1 1 3 23 0.30
5 Wellington Blaze 10 3 5 0 1 1 3 19 0.13
6 Otago Sparks 10 0 9 0 0 1 0 2 -2.11

Order in the Table Determined by: 1. Total Points, 2. Number of Wins, 3. Number of Bonus Points, 4. Net Run Rate (NRR - NRR For minus NRR Against over the whole competition)

Points Awarded: Won - 4, Lost - 0, Tied - 2, No Result - 2, Abandoned - 2, Bonus Point (Run Rate 1.25x Opponents') - 1

Most Runs

1Caitlin Gurrey576
2Frances Mackay569
3Felicity Leydon-Davis421
4Jessica McFadyen400
5=Jessica Watkin385
5=Natalie Dodd385
7Katie Perkins329
8Natalie Cox286
9Arlene Kelly273
10Lauren Down261

Most Wickets

1Bella Armstrong24
2Eimear Richardson22
3=Frances Mackay13
3=Sarah Asmussen13
5=Anna Peterson11
5=Hannah Rowe11
5=Kate Anderson11
8=Emma Black10
8=Gabrielle Sullivan10
8=Jacinta Savage10

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