Canterbury bowling wizardry too good for ND

FRED WOODCOCK
Last updated 05:00 02/01/2014
Canterbury celebrate the dismissal of Northern Districts’ Anna Peterson during their national Twenty20 cricket match in Rangiora yesterday.
KIRK HARGREAVES

OUT: Canterbury celebrate the dismissal of Northern Districts’ Anna Peterson during their national Twenty20 cricket match in Rangiora yesterday.

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Canterbury and Auckland have assumed an early lead in the domestic women's Twenty20 cricket competition after contrasting wins yesterday.

Canterbury eased to a seven-wicket victory over Northern Districts in Rangiora yesterday, the Magicians conjuring up a top-class bowling effort to restrict the Spirit to a paltry 89-7 from their 20 overs - the visitors had elected to bat first - before chasing down the target for the loss of just three wickets and with nine balls to spare.

The home bowlers all chipped in with five bowlers taking a wicket apiece, and there were two late run-outs as Northern scrambled to post a score.

Spinners Erin Bermingham and Frances Mackay were the most economical bowlers, taking 1-7 and 1-11 respectively from their four overs, while Felicity Leydon-Davis offered the most substantial resistance for Northern with 22.

Mackay completed a tidy day's work with 28 as she put on 66 for the opening wicket with skipper Amy Satterthwaite, who top-scored with 37 from 34 balls.

The Wellington-Auckland match in the capital was reduced to eight overs per side because of rain, Auckland blasting 91-1 and only just defending the total, Wellington finishing five runs short on 86-4.

Canterbury and Northern now switch focus to the one-day format, with back-to-back 50-over matches in Rangiora from 10.30am today and tomorrow.

SHORT BOARDS

In Rangiora: Northern Districts 89-7 in 20 overs (F Leydon-Davis 22; E Bermingham 1-7, F Mackay 1-11) lost to Canterbury 90-3 in 18.3 overs (A Satterthwaite 37, F Mackay 28; M Knight 2-26) by seven wickets.

In Wellington: Auckland 91-1 in 8 overs (S Curtis 44, V Lind 39) beat Wellington 86-4 in 8 overs (R Priest 33, S Devine 21) by five runs. STANDINGS P W L NR Pts Canterbury 3 2 0 1 10 Auckland 3 2 0 1 10 Otago 2 0 0 2 4 ND 3 0 1 2 4 Wellington 3 0 2 1 2 CD 2 0 1 1 2

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