Northern Spirit Make it Two from Two Against Canterbury Magicians

The Canterbury Magicians won the toss and elected to bat in the second game of the State League double header against the Northern Spirit at QEII Park in Christchurch.

The Spirit made it two from two as their superior bowling kept the Magicians to low scores in both matches.

Northern all-rounder Kate Pulford found her mark early, removing all three of Canterbury's top order, putting the Magicians on the back foot early. 

Pulford returned figures of three for 23 off ten overs with Natalie Dodd, Emma Wilson and Louise Milliken taking two scalps each.

Janet Brehaut was the only Canterbury batman to put up any resistance reaching 40 with the next highest contribution coming in the form of 31 extras.

The Northern batsmen didn't have it all their own way as they chipped away at the total to win with only 2.2 overs to spare.

Amy Satterthwaite, who has been one of Canterbury's most consistent performers this year took two for 30 off nine and Erin Bermingham took two for 30 off eight.

Eighteen year old Frankie Mackay was extremely economical going for eight runs in her ten overs that included five maidens.

The Northern reply was anchored by captain Anna Wilkins who scored a career best 54, with another contribution coming from Nicola Browne who made 25.

This result moves Northern above Otago and into fourth place after six rounds.  Canterbury will remain in third but will need to improve in the later rounds if they are to be serious title contenders.

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