11 Dec, Monday

HEARTS Overpowered By Magicians in Muggy Auckland


HEARTS Overpowered By Magicians in Muggy Auckland

James McCullyHearts

Playing the second match of a double header against the Canterbury Magicians, The HEARTS will be forgiven for getting a sense of deja vu from the proceedings yesterday.

Sent in to bat for the second time in two days, the HEARTS once again struggled against the tight and incisive bowling of the Magicians, particularly Lea Tahuhu and Gabby Sullivan and scratched their way to 116 all out off 41.3 overs.

Katie Perkins wasn’t able to repeat her heroic solo act of the previous day and it was left up to captain Prue Catton and number 9 Josie Penfold to lift the HEARTS above 100.

Penfold then started well with the ball, her extra pace accounting for Abigale Gerken with a short ball but at the pace the Magicians were scoring, the HEARTS found it difficult to keep them in check long enough to build any pressure. By the time former WhiteFern Amy Satterthwaite got going, it was all over.

The Magicians chased down the target in the 19th over.

The HEARTS will move away from 50 over cricket for almost six weeks as they embark on their Dream11 Super Smash campaign.

The first game, also against the Canterbury Magicians, is on Boxing Day at Hagley Oval.