Three half-centuries provide the highlight of the day on Round 2 of the Women’s Development Tournament at Christchurch’s Ilam Playing Fields.
Katie Perkins, fresh from a successful NZCT Secondary Schoolgirls tournament with Westlake Girls, provided Auckland with a solid start with her contribution of 53 in their match against Central Districts.
Central's reply and eventual victory was based around an equally impressive batting display by Kelly Tunnicliffe with 55 not out.
The highlight of Northern Districts’ victory over Otago was a five-wicket haul from experienced campaigner Maree Hannay.
Canterbury captain and White Ferns squad member Amy Satterthwaite scored 58 to steer her side to victory over Wellington.
Match summaries (for full round-up of results)
Round 1 - Saturday December 17
Central Districts 213/7 (A Stockwell 50, K Cocksedge 42, A Stowers 3-32)
Northern Districts 110 (R Candy 3-18, L Pascal 3-14)
Result: CD win by 103 runs
Otago 118 (R McCambridge 30, E Campbell 3-17)
Canterbury 119/3 (M Carmont 47no, J Meyer 3-34)
Result: Canterbury win by 7 wickets
Auckland 210/9 (A Soma 34, S Hopkins 42, M Taylor 3-35)
Wellington 167 (M Tremaine 3-30, R Lilli 3-41)
Result: Auckland by 43 runs
Round 2 – Sunday December 18
Central Districts 167/4 (K Broadmore 33, K Tunnicliffe 55no)
Result: CD win by 6 wickets
Northern Districts 175/8 (K Tomlinson 36)
beat Otago 145 (C Winsloe 40, M Hannay 5-21)
Result: ND win by 30 runs
Canterbury 132/4 (A Satterthwaite 58)
Result: Points (after Round 2)
Points (after Round 2)