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Amazing Blaze go nine from nine

They've gone nine from nine and now the star-studded top qualifiers Wellington Blaze are one win away from a perfect regular season.

In a match jam-packed with WHITE FERNS stars, the Blaze maintained their reputation as one of the strongest women's Domestic teams on the planet with a big win over the under pressure Auckland Hearts.


It started with Blaze captain Maddy Green sending the Hearts in on a pleasantly overcast day at Kennards Hire Community Oval as her excellent form at the coin toss this season continued, and ended with the Blaze smashing their way to another win with five wickets in hand and more than five overs to spare.

Blaze's all-star international bowling attack had made life difficuilt for the Hearts who scrabbled their way to 89 all out, bowled out on the penultimate ball of the last over.

But the Hearts' hopes rebounded with the ball early doors.


Blaze had made a good start to the power play at 13/0, but Anna Peterson's second over delivered two wickets with Georgia Plimmer caught and then WHITE FERN Melie Kerr run out for no score.

Devine had countered with a couple of lusty blows in between, and looked unstoppable as she quicky recombined with captain Green.


But when Arlene Kelly came back on for the sixth over, she produced a brilliant double wicket maiden than removed both Devine and Leigh Kasperek.

Hearty hopes were alive again, but yet another pairing of WHITE FERNS reps in Thamsyn Newton and Green stood in their way now.


Newton was the last wicket to fall but by then the undefeated Blaze had all but sewn up another comfortable victory by five wickets.