Kate Anderson five-fa burns Blaze

ROUND 7 of 10


Cobham Oval | Whangarei

1 February 2020


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

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

With Thanks To

Sky Sport Pitch ANZ Ford Mediaworks
Accor Hotels CCC Dream11 Dynasty Gillette GJ Gardner Hertz Les Mills Monteiths Powerade TAB