Spirit duo smash records in big Hallyburton Johnstone Shield win

Published on 03 Mar 2019

While the round nine match between Northern Spirit and the Canterbury Magicians at Waikato's St Paul's Collegiate had no bearing on this year's Final, it was nevertheless a significant day for hosts the Spirit who eclipsed some serious national records with their stunning eight-wicket win over the visitors.


The Magicians would have been reasonably confident at the lunch break, having posted 308 for seven (Kate Ebrahim top-scoring with 94). However, Felicity Leydon-Davis (131 not out) and Kate Anderson (160 not out, a new Northern Spirit individual record) scored their mammoth unbeaten centuries together in the reply for a shock eight-wicket win.

Their effort, which saw both of them eclipse the previous highest List A score for Northern Spirit of 130, set by Kate Pulford in 2009/10, was all the more remarkable for Spirit having lost both their opening batswomen for no score, in a spectacular eight-wicket win.

The Milestones:

  • Allie Mace-Cochrane (Canterbury Magicians) highest List A score - 84

  • 5th wicket stand of 127 = highest of all time for Canterbury Magicians

  • 308/7 highest total for Canterbury Magicians v Northern Spirit

  • Kate Anderson maiden List A century

  • Felicity Leydon-Davis maiden List A century

  • Kate Anderson highest score by any Northern Spirit batsman in List A history - 131

  • Highest partnership for any wicket in NZ women's List A cricket passed at 237

  • Felicity Leydon-Davis at 121 highest List A score by any No.3 batsman for Northern Spirit

  • 308* highest partnership for any wicket for Northern Districts in all cricket

  • 308* highest 3rd wicket List A partnership for all cricket in New Zealand

  • 3rd wicket partnership of 308 record for NZ Women List A any wicket