Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions Women’s Super Smash T20: Northern Spirit vs Auckland Hearts - Match 24
The 24th match of the Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Northern Spirit and Auckland Hearts at the Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Northern Spirit currently stands at the 4th position on points table after securing 3 victories out of their 8 completed matches so far. The upcoming games will be critical for Northern Spirit if they are to book a semi final berth.
In their last game against Canterbury Magicians, Northern Spirit lost the toss and were invited to have a bat first. The match was curtailed to 19 overs a side due to rain. Northern Women scored 124 for the loss of 5 wickets in their 19 overs. Brooke Halliday and Kate Anderson both top scored with 35 runs each, while Frances Mackay was the top wicket taker with 4 scalps to her name.
The top 3 of Canterbury Magicians scored quick runs and ensured that they chased the total without any hassles. Amy Satterthwaite was the top run scorer with a knock of 38 in 27 balls. Canterbury Women chased 124 runs with 5 wickets in hand and 15 balls to spare.
Auckland Hearts on the other hand occupy the third spot on points table with 4 wins out of their 6 completed matches. In their last fixture against Central Hinds, Auckland won the toss and decided to have a bat first. Holly Huddleston top scored with 37 not out to take the team’s total to 120 for 5 in 20 overs.
Chasing 120, Central Hinds showed courage and looked positive in their batting throughout the innings. Jess Watkins top scored with 68 off 48 deliveries and her along with Natalie Dodd put on an unbeaten stand of 109 runs for the 2nd wicket to win the game comfortably for Central Hinds with 21 balls to spare.
Leading Run Getters:
Katie Perkins is the top run getter for Auckland Hearts with 147 runs in 6 matches so far.
Caitlin Gurrey is the leading run scorer for Northern Spirit with 211 runs to her name in 8 games.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Holly Huddleston is the leading wicket taker for Auckland Hearts with 11 scalps in her kitty.
Felicity Leydon Davis is the top wicket taker for Northern Spirit with 5 wickets to her name.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Felicity Leydon-Davis(c), Kate Anderson, Emma Baker, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Lucy Boucher, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Katie Gurrey, Brooke Halliday, Lauren Heaps, Olivia Lobb, Lily Mulivai, Eimear Richardson, Charlotte Sarsfield, Shriya Naidu, Georgina Harris and Kayley Knight
Bella Armstrong, Fran Jonas, Jane Barnett, Skye Bowden, Sarah Carnachan (WK), Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze, Tariel Lamb (WK), Regina Lilii (C), Roz McNeill, Molly Penfold, Saachi Shahri, Holly Huddleston, Amie Hucker, Yaz Kareem, Arlene Kelly, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Jesse Prasad and Natasha van Tilburg
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Northern Spirit
Who will win? – Auckland Hearts
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Caitlin Gurrey (Northern Spirit), Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Felicity Leydon Davis (Northern Spirit), Holly Huddleston (Auckland Hearts)
Most Sixes – Caitlin Gurrey (Northern Spirit), Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Player of the Match- Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Team Scores Batting first – Auckland Hearts 135+, Northern Spirit 110+
Match Handicap- Auckland Hearts
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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