North City cricket woes con­tinue

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North City con­tinue to strug­gle in Wellington premier cricket, and lost heav­ily to Hutt Dis­trict in their two-day match on Satur­day.

After be­ing rolled for just 65 in their first in­nings – Matt Green and Craig Shanks were the only bats­men to reg­is­ter dou­ble fig­ures.

Hutt Dis­trict de­clared at 165-6.

Norths fared bet­ter in their sec­ond dig, mak­ing 221 in 61.1 overs.

Open­ing bat Green was again to the fore, scor­ing 61, and Jor­dan McDer­mott regis­tered 47.

Dane Hutchin­son chipped in with 33 and there was some hit­ting in the tail.

How­ever, the 122 re­quired to win by Hutt Dis­trict didn’t prove too oner­ous and they reached the tar­get in 25.4 overs, for the loss of four wick­ets.

Hutchin­son took 2-9 from six overs.

The re­sult leaves Norths rooted to the bot­tom of the sec­ond- tier Ha­zlett Trophy stand­ings.

Mean­while, Tawa teenager Melie Kerr showed her class with 3-19 as the Wellington Blaze shot out Otago Sparks for just 97 in the na­tional Twenty20 fi­nal at Univer­sity Oval in Dunedin.

Wellington reached 98 with­out loss inside 16 overs.

The 14-year-old legspin­ner is re­ceiv­ing high praise for her do­mes­tic game. Her am­bi­tions to rep­re­sent New Zealand are gath­er­ing mo­men­tum.

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