Wellington Blaze lost to Northern Districts by eight wickets
Basin Reserve, Wellington
22 November 2020
At the Basin Reserve, hosts Wellington Blaze again went home empty-handed despite a strong performance against Northern Districts.
After a maiden ton last season, Blaze's Jess McFadyen produced her second List A century, a fine 107 off 134 balls at the top of the order to ensure the Blaze posted a competitive 214/9.
McFadyen almost carried her bat, her innings ending at the end of the 49th over as Brooke Halliday claimed the catch off Eimear Richardson who finished with 3-34.
Halliday then went on to open the chase for Northern and produced a century of her own - a maiden unbeaten 101* off just 115 balls.
Halliday had shared a century opening stand with Katie Gurrey of 126, Northern calmly completing the chase in the 39th over at 215 for two to stay unbeaten after the opening weekend.
The Hallyburton Johnstone Shield competition consists of 10 rounds with the top two sides at the end of the regular season to contest the 28 March 2021 Grand Final.