A Wellington Whitewash in the State League

6 December 2008

Result: Wellington Blaze won by 6 wickets

Northern Spirit 236 (Pulford 96, Wilkins 27, Nielsen 28, Perry 2-31, Doolan 3-40) lost to Wellington Blaze 237 (Cooper 85*, Wakefield 67, Pulford 2-34)

The Northern Spirit won the toss and decided to bat in their first game of the weekend against the Wellington Blaze.  Kate Pulford got Northern off to a flyer scoring 96 off 71 balls, including 13 boundries, helping them to 235.  Wellington chased down the total comfortably, being only four wickets down with Megan Wakefield getting 67 and Amanda Cooper being 85 not out.

7 December 2008

Result: Welington Blaze by 5 Wickets

Northern Spirit 245 (Pulford 51, Dodd 58, Wilkins 39, Browne 53) lost to Wellington Blaze 248 (Cooper 33, Wakefield 44, Devine 8)

The Northern Spirit again elected to bat their second game against the Wellington Blaze.  It was Kate Pulford who was amongst the runs again, posting another half century.  Natalie Dodd also contributed with watchful 58 as did Nicola Browne with a run a ball 53.  The Wellington Blaze again made easy work of the chase, reaching the total in the forty fifth over.  It was a team batting performance which was highlighted by Sophie Devines 83 not out, scored off only 61 deliveries. 

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