Maneka Singh | PHOTOSPORT

Blaze blitz in shortened game

ROUND 9

OTAGO SPARKS lost to WELLINGTON BLAZE by 9 wickets DLS

University of Otago Oval | 22 February 2020

Scores

In the midst of a nationwide drought, wet weather hit Dunedin's dead rubber between the Otago Sparks and Wellington Blaze where an early lunch was taken.

Finally the skies cleared and Sparks captain Bella James won the toss and elected to bat in a game reduced to 38 overs per side, initially.

The hosts reached 11 for no loss before rain further interrupted in the fourth over.

Further wet weather saw the match shortened to 27 overs, then 22, requiring the sides to hold their concentration through numerous interruptions.

The Sparks would ultimately post 82 for seven in 22 overs with Blaze's Maneka Singh claiming 3-14 and Priyanaz Chatterji 2-8.

It was a chase that proved no match for a fired-up Blaze top order, hungry to end their one-day summer strong. Rebecca Burns (caught and bowled by Emma Black on 28) was the only wicket as Jess McFadyen (unbeaten on 35*) and Georgia Plimmer brought it home with almost 10 overs to spare.

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

 

 

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