New Zealand Cricket CEO Martin Snedden and White Ferns World Cup winner Catherine Campbell opened the 2006 New Zealand Community Trust Cup Finals in Christchurch.
Defending champions New Plymouth Girls High School had a comprehensive seven-wicket win over hometown school Marian College at Ilam.
Kate Broadmore had a fine double with 3/19, helping dismiss Marian College for 64 in the 35th over, and scoring an unbeaten 24 to help NPGHS achieve victory within 19 overs.
In the other Group A match, Westlake Girls High School convincingly beat Tauranga Girls College.
Batting first, Westlake scored 188 for five from 40 overs, Courtney Manning unbeaten on 59. Lauren Wylie was the more successful of the Tauranga bowlers with two for 28.
Jo Perkins took four for 27 and Katharine Hebden three for 16 as Tauranga was dismissed for 98 in 26 overs.
Havelock North High School, playing in their first NZCT finals, scored a fine win over Otago Girls High School in Group B.
Havelock posted 124 first knock, with Amy Foster contributing, Sam Guillen 22 and Penny-Rose Wiggins 21.
Otago was dismissed for 48 in 23 overs, with Sally Hensman (3/3) and Sanika Rangnekar (2/9) doing the damage.
Whangarei Girls High School scored an emphatic victory over Wellington Girls College thanks to a fine team effort and an excellent all round performance by Kelsey Dunn.
Dunn’s 68 was the top score in the Northlanders’ 198 for six.
Wellington Girls College was dismissed for 82 in the 24th over with Dunn taking 3/12 and Sam Morgan 4/10.
Kate Clayton showed good form for Wellington Girls College with 31.
Marian College 64 (Kiriana Brown 30, Ruth Franklin 3/15, Kate Broadmore 3/19, Brooke Sim 2/14) lost to New Plymouth Girls High School 65/3 (Kate Broadmore 24*) by 7 wickets
Westlake Girls High School 188/5 (Courtney Manning 59*, Katie Perkins 29, Lauren Wylie 2/28) beat Tauranga Girls College 98 (Lauren Wylie 20, Jo Perkins 4/27, Katharine Hebden 3/16) by 90 runs
Havelock North High School 124 (Amy Foster 35, Sam Guillen 22, Michelle Moir 2/21, Hannah Smallfield 2/22) beat Otago Girls High School 48 (Sanika Rangneka 2/9, Sally Hensman 3/3) by 76 runs
Whangarei Girls High School 198/6 (Kelsey Dunn 68, Injoo Prentice 27, Gabrielle Hopper 28) beat Wellington Girls College 82 (Kate Clayton 31, Kelsey Dunn 3/12, Sam Morgan 4/10) by 116 runs
Points at the end of round 1
Westlake Girls High School 2
Marian College 0
Tauranga Girls College 0
Havelock North High School 2
Whangarei Girls High School 2
Otago Girls High School 0
Wellington Girls College 0