The Otago Sparks might have been beaten even before they took
the field for the twenty20 final against Wellington at a
sun-drenched University Oval on Saturday.
Friday night shapes as a season-defining match for the Otago
The Otago Sparks celebrated the festive season with a
drought-ending win against the Central Hinds at Lincoln
The Otago Sparks' one-day title defence is on the rocks
following four consecutive defeats.
The Otago Sparks have discovered winning the one-day trophy
could prove a lot easier than defending it.
Otago Sparks batsman Caitlin Blakely's heart sank when her
captain, Suzie Bates, was bowled for 99.
Perhaps it is just as well Katey Martin was unaware exactly
how close she was to posting her maiden hundred during a
one-day game last week.
The Otago Sparks' wet weekend in Lincoln was a mixed success.
Heavy rain in Dunedin yesterday has made it difficult for
Otago Sparks to make the women's one-day cricket final
If Suzie Bates had a lucky pair of batting gloves, they would
have to be under lock and key until game day.
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