13 January 2020

MAGICIANS conjure second win

The Canterbury MAGICIANS put together an excellent all-round bowling display and edged the Northern Spirit by five wickets with two balls spare at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Winning the toss and opting to bat, the Spirit were soon reeling at 25-4. Katie Gurrey (21) and Olivia Lobb (33) rebuilt the innings somewhat but the hosts were still bowled out in the 19th over for 110.

In reply, the MAGICIANS kept wickets in hand with top-scorer Jacinta Savage (42) guiding the chase. However, they didn’t reach the total until the final over as the run-rate stalled late with the loss of three quick wickets.

The Spirit have finished their campaign with two wins. Also with two wins, the MAGICIANS have a chance to climb off the bottom of the ladder with a victory against the Otago Sparks at Hagley Oval on Tuesday.