The Central Hinds shared the spoils with the Wellington Blaze in the women's one-day competition in the capital at the weekend.
The Hinds, including Taranaki's Kate Broadmore, Kate Baxter and Maree Heal, crushed Wellington by 147 runs in their opening match of the domestic season, but suffered a four-wicket loss to the home side the following day.
Broadmore played an important part in the Hinds' big win on Saturday.
Recently back from Australia where she represented the national emerging players team in a five-match series against Australia under-21, Broadmore scored 50 not out to help the Hinds build a competitive 226-4 total.
Former Taranaki representative and Hinds captain Rachel Priest top-scored with 65.
The bowlers then rolled the Blaze for 79 off 27.3 overs to claim a bonus-point win.
On Sunday, the Hinds made 218-4 batting first, with Priest making 49 and Broadmore an unbeaten 31.
In reply, Wellington looked vulnerable at 45-2 in the 14th over. But the arrival of Sophie Devine changed the momentum as she blasted her way to 108 off 62 balls to lead the Blaze to victory.
The Hinds are equal second in the standings with Canterbury and Northern Districts, behind leaders Auckland.
The Hinds play the Auckland Hearts in Masterton in round two - a Twenty20 match on Friday - before one-day games on Saturday and Sunday.
- Taranaki Daily News
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