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Super Smash 19th Match Preview: Otaga v Northern Districts

Winless Otaga goes for their first win against a 4-2 Northern District in Match 19 of the Super Smash.   In their last match, Wellington defeated Otaga by 7 wickets (with 42 balls remaining) while Northern District defeated Central Districts by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining).

Last Match Summary for Otaga and Update 

Against Wellington, Otaga batted first and scored a respectable 159 for 7.   However, their bowlers once again failed to defend.   Key fantasy players in the last match for Otaga were Shawn Hicks who was their leading run scorer with 50 off 37 balls.  Also battening well was Rob Nicol who scored 36 off 26 balls and 22 by Josh Finnie.

Of their bowlers, Rob Nicol performed the best in this match with a 1 for 13 off 2.0 overs.   Also, bowling well was Jacob Duffy who averaged 15.5 an over.  Warren Barnes also had 1 wicket with an economy rate of 11.75.

With poor batting and bowling the entire tournament, don’t expect much to change against Northern Districts.  You will receive good individual outputs from players such as Hicks and Nicol but not much else.

Last Match Summary for Northern Districts and Update

Northern District bowled first and held Central Districts to 181 for 8.  Their batters then came through for their 4th win of the season.  Tim Seifert led the batting as their top run scorer with 47 off 36 balls.  Dean Brownlie scored 34 off 13 balls and Daryl Mitchell has 30.

On the bowling side, Anton Devcich performed best.   He was 3 for 21 off 4.0 overs.  Nick Kelly was respectable with an average of 7.33 an over.  Daryl Mitchell also had 1 wicket with an economy rate of 9.33.

With timely hitting from Siefert, Brownlie, Hampton, and Mitchell making up the strength of this batting order and timely pitching from Arnell, Patel, and Tickner who continue to pick up wickets, expect an easy win against Otaga.

Key Fantasy Cricket Players for Otaga against Northern District 

  • R. Nicol
  • S Hicks
  • N Waggner
  • J Duffy
  • W Barnes

Key Players for Northern District against Otaga 

  • T Seifert
  • AP Devcich
  • DR Flynn
  • DJ Mitchell
  • Dean Brownlie
  • B Arne

 

Northern Districts Knights to win.

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