Opener Rebecca Burns showed how it's done. PHOTOSPORT

Blaze fire up at midway mark

ROUND FIVE

 WELLINGTON BLAZE defeated NORTHERN SPIRIT

by 9 wickets at St Paul's Collegiate
8 December 2018

Scorecard

Having entered the midway point of the competition with just one win from four rounds, Wellington Blaze urgently needed to get some traction on the points table. They did it thanks to winless Northern Spirit whose hopes of getting off the mark were quickly sunk in the Saturday round.

Sent in and bowled out for 147, only former Blaze stalwart turned Spirit newbie Eimear Richardson succeeded against her old comrades with a knock of 32 off just 24 balls.

Amelia Kerr and Beth Molony both picked up braces while Alex Evans and Deanna Doughty took three-fors, Doughty quickly mopping up the tail after stopping Richardson's brief burst of firepower.

The tally was never going to threaten the Blaze who chased it down in little more than 23 overs, Rebecca Burns blasting an unbeaten 72 and Lucy Doolan the only wicket to fall after reaching her half century.

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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