Cricket Match Predictions Women’s Super Smash T20: Central Hinds vs Northern Spirit-Match 10
The 10th match of the Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Central Hinds and Northern Spirit at the Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Central Hinds are currently placed at the last position on points table after losing all the 3 matches they played so far. In their recently concluded game against Auckland Hearts, Central Women lost the toss and were asked to field first. Their top bowler Rosemary Mair went for plenty in the powerplay overs and as a result, Auckland Hearts got off to an incredible start. The openers Lauren Down and Anna Peterson added 80 runs for the 1st wicket partnership. Lauren Down played patiently and ensured they had wickets in hand for the death over onslaught while Anna Peterson took charge to Central bowlers to smash 41 runs off 22 deliveries. A wonderful start by the openers was later capitalized by Katie Perkins and Bella Armstrong as Auckland Hearts reached a total of 158 for 2 in 20 overs. For Central Hinds, Jess Watkin was the pick of the bowlers as she picked up 2 wickets 27 runs in her spell of 4 overs.
Central Hinds would have to play their heart out to chase 158 against Auckland but they got off to a terrible start losing the prime batter Jess Watkin for 3 runs. Natalie Dodd at number 3 tried to resurrect the innings along with Emily Cunningham once Emily was dismissed, there was a regular fall of wickets. Hannah Rowe lit big hopes with her fighting innings of 44 in 46 deliveries and took the score forward with Natalie Dodd. Mikaela Greig smashed a few to the boundary to hike up the scoring rate. After Rosemary Mair was dismissed in the penultimate over, Central Hinds still needed 22 runs off the last over. However, they could only manage 13 in the last over to lose the match by 8 runs.
Northern Spirit on the other hand are sitting at the third position on points table after winning 2 of their 3 completed games so far. After a terrific start to the tournament, they lost their last fixture against Otago Sparks by 6 wickets in a rain curtailed game. After losing the important toss, they were asked to have a bat first by Otago Sparks. Due to a consistent rainfall at the start of play, the game was reduced to 13 over a side. Spirit did not have a good start as they lost Kate Anderson at a score of 1. Brooke Halliday and Katie Gurrey then steadied the innings with their 54 run stand for the 2nd wicket. As it was a rain impacted match, Northern Spirit were aware to put on a big total as Duckworth Lewis favours the team batting second. Eimear Richardson at number 4 provided some meaty blows in her 20 runs off 15 balls as Northern Spirit ended with 97 runs on the board in 13 overs.
Defending 97, Northern Spirit bowlers especially Felicity Leydon Davis and Lauren Heaps provided a great start to the team as they kept the top 3 of Otago quiet until the powerplay overs. At one point, Otago Sparks were reduced to 33 for 3 in the 6th over. This was when Hayley Jensen came to the crease and played a counter attacking innings of 32 runs in 17 deliveries taking the game away from Northern Spirit. She stitched a match winning partnership of 52 runs for the 4th wicket with Caitlin Blakely and sealed the game in favour of Otago Sparks. In the end, they won it comfortably by 6 wickets and 4 balls to spare.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Melissa Hansen, Georgia Atkinson, Monique Rees, Ashtuti Kumar, Claudia Green, Jess Watkin, Natalie Dodd, Anlo van Deventer(c), Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Hannah Rowe, Mikaela Greig, Emily Cunningham, Esther Lanser, Rosemary Mair and Jamie Watkins.
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
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Central Hinds
Who will win? – Northern Spirit
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jess Watkin (Central Hinds), Kate Anderson (Northern Spirit)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Rosemary Mair (Central Hinds), Felicity Leydon Davis (Northern Spirit)
Most Sixes – Jess Watkin (Central Hinds), Kate Anderson (Northern Spirit)
Player of the Match- Felicity Leydon Davis (Northern Spirit)
Team Scores Batting first – Northern Spirit 155+, Central Hinds 145+
Match Handicap- Northern Spirit
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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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