Day 1: National Secondary School Girls’ short scorecards and match reports

National Secondary School Girls’ Cricket Finals - NZCT Cup

Christchurch Girls High School vs. Wellington Girls’ College

Christchurch Girls High School 69 (C. Hughes 13, H. Grove 5-6) lost to Wellington Girls’ College 71/3 (Rachel Chin 23*, Penny Roy 35*, C. Hughes 2-9)

Christchurch Girls High School won the toss and elected to bat first. A great opening spell of bowling from Wellington Girls’ College bowlers Whetu Chateris and Penny Roy made runs difficult to come by on a great looking batting wicket at Owen Delany Parks number one ground.

CHGS were eventually bowled out for 69 in the 23rd over which included a useful partnership of 25 from Hana Mauafu and Camille Hughes. Star of the WGC bowling attack was spin bowler Holly Grove who destroyed the middle and tail order to finish with figures of 5 wickets for 10 runs off 5 overs.

WGC passed CGHS total with ease in the 27th over with opening batsman Rachel Chin 23* and Penny Roy 35*. For CGHS Camille Hughes bowled well finishing with figures of 2 for 9 off her 8 overs, but it wasn’t enough to stop WGC winning by 7 wickets.

Westlake Girls High School vs. Havelock North High School

Havelock North High School 205/4 (H. McDonald 64*, B. Dick 28*, K. Connolly 2-28, C. Manning 2-36) beat Westlake Girls High School 80(V. Fuller 26, S. Rangnekar 3/29, K. Hensman 3/10)

Havelock North High School won the toss and elected to bat first. The highlight of the innings was a fantastic partnership between Holly McDonald 64* and Bridget Dick 28* which set a challenging target of 206 for the Westlake to chase down.

For Westlake Kim Connolly bowled well finishing with figures of 2 for 28 and Courtney Manning also bowled steadily taking 2 for 36.

HNHS applied pressure throughout Westlake’s innings and Westlake were unable to develop any partnerships. Opening batsman Victoria Fuller who made 26 was the only batsman to make double figures as Westlake were eventually bundled out for 80.

The stand out bowlers for HNHS were Sanika Rangnekar 3-29 and Kate Hensman 3-10. HNHS won the match by 125

Waikato Diocesan School vs Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College- 110 (A. Miller 33, K. Stiven 22, S. McPhee 3/20, L. Crawford 3 for 21, H. Patterson 3/20) lost to Waikato Diocesan School- 112/3 (H. Patterson 52, Jessica Chisholm 36*, Kate Stiven 2-25)

Waikato Diocesan School won the toss and put Blue Mountain College into bat, BMC were unable to get much momentum to their innings and eventually were bowled out for 110 in the 37th over. Avana Miller and Kate Striven were the only notable run scorers; they managed to put on 53 for the 4th wicket.

The majority of the wickets for WDS were shared between Sunita McPhee 3-20, Lilly Crawford 3-21 and Holly Patterson 3-20.

The story of the WDS innings was a magnificent 98 run partnership between Jessica Chisholm and captain Holly Patterson. Patterson’s 52 was the highlight of the innings, taking the game away from BMC.

Kate Stiven bowled consistently and took figures of 2-25 off 8 overs. However, it was WDS day and they won by 7 wickets.

Auckland Diocesan School vs. New Plymouth Girls High School

Auckland Diocesan School 59 (S. Harrison 21, B. Sim 4/18, M. Heal 4/25) lost to New Plymouth Girls High School 61/2 (S. Harrison 21*)

Auckland Diocesan for Girls came up against the reigning champions New Plymouth Girls High School and it proved to be a tough first up game.

Auckland Diocesan elected to bat first after winning the toss but struggled to get any partnerships going against a strong NPGHS bowling attack. The highlight for Auckland Diocesan was a hard fought 21 from Sam Harrison.

Brooke Sim 4/18 and Maree Heal 4/25 both had a great day with the ball, they bowled straight and were backed up with some good fielding.

Chasing 59 to win NPGHS made short work of it winning in style in the 9th over with Brooke Sim hitting a quick fire 21* off only 15 balls, NPGHS winning the match by 8 wickets.

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