Above: Michelle Bunkall in action for the Wellington Blaze last month at Karori Park against the Central Hinds
The Wellington Blaze return to action over holiday period when they play the Otago Sparks and the Auckland Hearts in rounds four and five of the domestic women’s One-Day and Twenty20 competitions.
In consecutive rounds away from home, the Blaze meet the Otago Sparks at Lincoln University from 27-29 December and the Auckland Hearts at Melville Park on 1-3 January.
The rounds against the Sparks and the Hearts are last two before the domestic women’s One-Day and Twenty20 finals on 12 and 13 January. The top two teams at the end of the round-robin series qualify for each final.
All matches will be scored live on the Firebirds website.
Domestic women's points tables:After three rounds of five of the domestic women’s Twenty20 competition, the points table is
: Canterbury Magicians 12; Wellington Blaze 8;
Otago Sparks 8; Auckland Hearts 4; Central Hinds 4; Northern Spirit 0After six matches of 10 of the domestic women’s One-Day competition, the points table is
: Auckland Hearts 26; Otago Sparks 14; Wellington Blaze 14
; Canterbury Magicians 12; Northern Spirit 9; Central Hinds 5
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 Lost the Twenty match by 42 runs (D/L); first One-Day match abandoned; won the second One-Day match by 30 runs
• 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