Allround Mackay, bowlers help Canterbury Magicians brush Central Hinds aside
An allround performance by captain Frances Mackay along with some crucial strikes by Gabby Sullivan helped Canterbury Magicians beat Central Hinds in their Super Smash clash on Friday (February 5) to go on top of the table.
Batting first, the Magicians started positively with Natalie Cox hitting successive sixes off Ashtuti Kumar. However, she was the first to fall for 16 when she was cleaned up by Maddy Green in the last over of the power play.
Mackay then found company in Amy Satterthwaite, adding 51 runs for the second wicket. It took some time coming before Mackay, with just four runs to go for her fifty, was cleaned up by Georgia Atkinson. Satterthwaite and Kate Ebrahim then looked set to explode towards the death but the former was caught short by a Gemma Sins throw to the keeper. She walked back for 36 off 28 balls.
Ebrahim then attempted to power some shots at the death hitting a couple of fours off a Monique Rees over in the 19th but fell in the last over for 27. That meant the Magicians were kept to five for 137.
Hinds’ chase didn’t get to the desired start as they lost Atkinson for just four in the second over as she got a leading edge off a Lea Tahuhu delivery. Natalie Dodd was the next to fall for seven, followed quickly by Emily Cunningham for 25.
Hannah Rowe (26), the stand-in captain for Jess Watkin, and Anlo van Deventer carried the rescue act for Hinds. The duo added 49 together for the fourth wicket, before van Deventer (29) was undone by Mackay. From that stage, they ended up losing their last seven wickets for just 16 runs, eventually folding up for 107.
While Mackay picked a couple of wickets, Sullivan returned three for 26 for Magicians.
Brief Scores: Canterbury Magicians 137/5 in 20 overs (Frances Mackay 46, Amy Satterthwaite 36) beat Central Hinds 107 all out in 19.4 overs (Anlo van Deventer 29; Gabby Sullivan 3/26, Lea Tahuhu 2/13, Frances Mackay 2/18) by 30 runs.