PHOTOSPORT

Kate Anderson five-fa burns Blaze

ROUND 7 of 10

NORTHERN SPIRIT defeated WELLINGTON BLAZE BY 121 runs

Cobham Oval | Whangarei

1 February 2020

SCORES

List A debut for Northern Spirit: Mikayla Templeton, Holly Topp, Lucy Boucher

List A debut for Wellington Blaze: Priyanaz Chatterji, Olivia Boivin, Natasha Codyre


It was the beginning of a perfect and ground-breaking weekend for Northern Spirit who were getting closer and closer to qualifying for New Zealand's national women's one-day Final for the first time in their 30-year history.

At a warm Cobham Oval, the side dominated Wellington Blaze from the outset with a 121-run victory to open their fun weekend at home.

It was certainly an enjoyable way for Northland's own Makayla Templeton to make her Women's List A debut - watching her teammates plaster on a hefty 265 for three in the baking conditions.

Eimear Richardson had joined in the fun at 98 for one, after Katie Gurrey had been trapped halfway through the innings for a polished 52.

Richardson carried on for almost the rest of the innings, her departure on 97 at the death putting the only dampener on Spirit's mood.

She had shared a 101-run partnership for the third wicket with opener Felicity Leydon-Davis (69), setting up the strong total.

Rolled for 141 with a handful of overs to spare, Blaze just couldn't match that as spinner Kate Anderson twirled her way to a career-best five-wicket bag (5-30 off 9.1 overs).

Templeton (2-26) meanwhile claimed her first two wickets in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield.

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

1C Gurrey576
2F Mackay569
3F Leydon-Davis421
4J McFadyen400
5=Jess Watkin385
5=N Dodd385
7K Perkins329
8N Cox286
9A Kelly273
10L Down261

Most Wickets

1B Armstrong24
2E Richardson22
3=F Mackay13
3=S Asmussen13
5=A Peterson11
5=H Rowe11
5=K Anderson11
8=E Black10
8=G Sullivan10
8=J Savage10

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