PHOTOSPORT

Strong Blaze sounds warning

ROUND ONE

Wellington Blaze beat Auckland Hearts by 66 runs

Basin Reserve, Wellington, 16 November 2019

See what happened in Round Two here

At the Basin Reserve, the strong Wellington Blaze squad sounded a warning by overwhelming the Auckland Hearts by 66 runs, bowling out the visitors for just 142 and picking up a bonus point for their trouble.

Sent in by new Hearts skipper Anna Peterson, Blaze had posted a total of 208 for five, Thamsyn Newton (above) top-scoring at four with a measured, unbeaten 52* off 92 balls, and later chipping in 2-15 with the ball to boot.

Hearts ace of pace Holly Huddleston had claimed her 100th wicket in the process - just the third bowler to achieve the milestone for her team.

However, the Aucklanders were left with little else to celebrate after crumbling in reply with 11 overs to spare.

Katie Perkins top-scored with just 35 in a stinging loss for a side that has claimed the title three times in the last five years, Newton finishing a good all-round day with two wickets for just 15 runs.

The match featured an unusal injury stoppage (concussion test) when Blaze keeper Jess McFadyen was hit on the visor of her helmet while keeping.

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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