The Wellington Blaze are playing at home at Linden Park this wee
kend against the Canterbury Magicians in round three of the domestic women’s Twenty20 and One-Day competitions.
This weekend’s women’s round is the last before the Christmas break, with the White Ferns - featuring Sophie Devine, Sian Ruck and Lucy Doolan - taking on Australia in four women’s One Day Internationals next week in Sydney.
The Blaze and the Magicians play their Twenty20 match on Friday afternoon, before returning on Saturday and Sunday for back-to-back One-Day 50 over matches.
Friday’s Twenty20 match is a top of the table clash between the two unbeaten teams so far. The Blaze’s short format wins have been over the Central Hinds and the Northern Spirit, while Canterbury have defeated the Spirit and the Otago Sparks.
Like the Blaze, the Magicians have won one and lost one of their One-Day matches in each of the opening two rounds. Canterbury are the defending women’s domestic Twenty20 champions, while they were runners-up in last year’s 50-over competition.
The Wellington Blaze squad to meet the Magicians is:
Sophie Devine (captain)
: Wellington Blaze v Canterbury MagiciansWhat:
Domestic women’s Twenty20 and One-Day competition round threeWhere
: Linden Park, TawaWhen
: This Friday (Twenty20) from 4.00pm and Saturday (from 10.30am) and Sunday (from 10.00am)Live Scoring:
Follow the live scoring of all three matches on this website
The Wellington Blaze’s full Twenty20 and 50-over One-Day competition schedule this summer is:
• Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November v Central Hinds, Karori Park Results: Won the Twenty20 mach by 7 wickets; lost the first One-Dayer by 147 runs; won the second One-Dayer by 4 wickets
• Friday 30 November - Sunday 2 December v Northern Spirit, Bay Park Mt. Maunganui . Won the Twenty20 match by 10 runs; won the first One-Dayer by 60 runs; lost the second One-Dayer by 35 runs
• Friday 7 - Sunday 9 December v Canterbury Magicians, Linden Park
• Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 December v Otago Sparks, Lincoln University
• Tuesday 1 -Thursday 3 January v Auckland Hearts, Melville Park Auckland
• Saturday 12 January – 50-over final TBC
• Sunday 13 January Twenty20 final TBC