The Canterbury Magicians split their one-day double-header with the Northern Spirit in Whangarei with a commanding win followed by an equally disappointing loss.
Canterbury trounced their hosts at Cobham Oval on Saturday by 79 runs but then succumbed to a 76-run loss yesterday when the roles were reversed.
Canterbury's success on Saturday was set up by openers Frankie Mackay and Meg Kendal; who added 153 for the first wicket with Mackay going on for her third one-day century on the way to 120 from 134 balls, with 15 fours and a six.
The target proved too taxing and Northern folded for 187 in the 49th over.
Yesterday Northern took the advantage of batting first and posted a healthy 230 for six capped by White Ferns Nic Browne's 76 not out in 81 balls.
Canterbury's chase was held together by captain Amy Satterthwaite, who made 63 from 86 balls before being ninth out but she lacked support.
Pace bowler Anna Peterson sliced through the Magicians batting to bag career-best figures of five for 24.
Saturday - Canterbury 266-6 (F Mackay 120, M Kendal 53, extras 43; F Leydon-Davis 2-45, B Kirkbride 2-38) beat Northern 187 in 48.1 overs (K Tomlinson 47, N Stalenburg 35, N Dodd 34, M Nielsen 27; H Jensen 2-36, Mackay 2-27) by 79 runs; Auckland 221-5 beat Otago 117 by 104 runs, Central 226-4 beat Wellington 79 by 147 runs.
Yesterday - Northern 230-6 (N Browne 76, N Dodd 30, K Tomlinson 30, A Peterson 29; E Bermingham 3-40, F Mackay 2-26) beat Canterbury 154 (A Satterthwaite 63, Mackay 31, M Kendal 25; Peterson 5-24, M Nielsen 2-26) by 76 runs; Auckland 223-6 beat Otago 205 by 18 runs, Central 218-4 lost to Wellington 219-6 (S Devine 108).
- © Fairfax NZ News
Are you going to Cup Day today?Related story: Chanelle set for 'crazy week'