Liz Perry's return shored up the Blaze. PHOTOSPORT

Blaze bounces back at Basin

ROUND TWO

Wellington Blaze v Otago Sparks

Basin Reserve

18 November 2018

Result: Wellington Blaze won by six wickets

Scorecard


Wellington Blaze took their revenge on the Sparks in Round Two with their comfortable six-wicket win evening up the weekend’s ledger at the Basin.

Olivia Gain (below) top-scored with a career-best 60 in just her third List A match for the Sparks, but lacked support in a middling total of 201 for nine.

Blaze’s reply got off to shaky start with the top three all dismissed for single digit scores, Sparks captain Polly Inglis making two stumpings to have the hosts 42 for three.

However, the experience of returning captain Liz Perry (an unbeaten 63*) and Jess McFadyen (62*) saw Blaze regain control and ultimately coast home for their first win of the competition.

Round Three of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield begins on Saturday December 01.

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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