Opener Rebecca Burns showed how it's done. PHOTOSPORT

Blaze fire up at midway mark

ROUND FIVE

 WELLINGTON BLAZE defeated NORTHERN SPIRIT

by 9 wickets at St Paul's Collegiate
8 December 2018

Scorecard

Having entered the midway point of the competition with just one win from four rounds, Wellington Blaze urgently needed to get some traction on the points table. They did it thanks to winless Northern Spirit whose hopes of getting off the mark were quickly sunk in the Saturday round.

Sent in and bowled out for 147, only former Blaze stalwart turned Spirit newbie Eimear Richardson succeeded against her old comrades with a knock of 32 off just 24 balls.

Amelia Kerr and Beth Molony both picked up braces while Alex Evans and Deanna Doughty took three-fors, Doughty quickly mopping up the tail after stopping Richardson's brief burst of firepower.

The tally was never going to threaten the Blaze who chased it down in little more than 23 overs, Rebecca Burns blasting an unbeaten 72 and Lucy Doolan the only wicket to fall after reaching her half century.

Played Won Lost Tied No Result Abandoned Bonus Points Total Points Net Run Rate
1 Auckland Hearts 6 6 0 0 0 0 5 29 1.60
2 Central Hinds 6 5 1 0 0 0 4 24 1.05
3 Wellington Blaze 6 3 3 0 0 0 2 14 0.17
4 Otago Sparks 6 2 4 0 0 0 1 9 -0.77
5 Canterbury Magicians 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 8 -0.48
6 Northern Spirit 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 -1.51

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

1F Mackay452
2L Down323
3N Dodd289
4Kate Ebrahim266
5Alice Davidson-Richards191
6C Gurrey190
7Maddy Green185
8E Perry180
9K Perkins176
10A van Deventer174

Most Wickets

1R Mair11
2D Doughty10
3M Rees9
4=Alice Davidson-Richards8
4=Amelia Kerr8
4=B Armstrong8
7=A Evans7
7=L Doolan7
7=Leigh Kasperek7
10=E Brown6

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