NS-W vs OS-W : With three wins and four defeats in seven encounters, Northern Spirits are sitting at fifth position in the league table while Otago Sparks are placed fourth with one more win in the same number of encounters. Sparks first encounter against Auckland got abandoned due to rain while they registered two consecutive wins Central Hinds and Northern Spirits in the second and third encounter respectively. However, Sparks failed to carry the momentum forward and suffered massive defeats in next three encounters against Canterbury and Wellington.
Northern Spirits kickstarted their campaign with four wickets win over Wellington in the second encounter after their opening fixture was washed out due to rain. Breaking their four matches losing streak, Northern Spirits registered first win over Central Hinds in their last encounter and would be hoping to carry the form when they face Otago Sparks for the second time.
Northern Spirit vs Otago Sparks Playing 11
NS-W Playing 11: K Gurrey, B Bezuidenhout, BM Halliday, KG Anderson, E Richardson, S Curtis (c), FL-Davis, A Rout, C Esterhuizen, M Hyde
OS-W Playing 11: A Davidson Richards, M Cowan, K Martin (c), L Kasperek, P Inglis, M Gibs, C Blakely, Emma Black, E Carson, Ella Brown
NS-W vs OS-W SQUADS
NORTHERN SPIRIT SQUAD: Samantha Curtis (c), Kate Anderson, Mereana Hyde, B Bezuidenhout, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Katie Gurrey, Brooke Halliday, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Eimear Richardson, Alisha Rout, Lily Mulivai, Charlotte Sarsfield
OTAGO SPARKS SQUAD: Emma Black, Caitlin Blakely, Ella Brown, Eden Carson, Millie Cowan, Alice Davidson- Richards, Megan Gibs, Polly Inglis, Bella James, Leigh Kasperek, Katey Martin (c), Bridget Thayer