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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.

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