National Secondary School Girls’ Cricket Finals - NZCT Cup
Westlake Girls’ High School vs. Blue Mountain College
Westlake Girls’ High School 254/1 (V. Fuller 112, K. Ter Braak 79*) beat Blue Mountain College 40 all out(C. Manning 2/7, T. Leonard 3/13, A. Laurie 2/9 and A. Le Marquand 2/9)
Westlake Girls’ High School won the toss and batted first on a beautiful second morning at Owen Delany Park in Taupo. The opening pair of Victoria Fuller and Kimberley Ter Braak played magnificently, sharing a 238 run opening stand.
Fuller played shots all round the park to pick up her first ever century, which was a great achievement. Ter Braak played a supporting role to Fuller, carrying her bat through the innings to finish unbeaten on 79*.
Blue Mountain College were rolled for 40 in the 29th over. Wickets were shared around between four of the Westlake bowlers, Courtney Manning 2 for 7, Taylor Leonard 3 for 13, Alex Laurie 2 for 9 and Alice Le Marquand 2 for 9.
Westlake Girls’ High School winning by 214 runs.
Wellington Girls’ College vs. Diocesan School for Girls’
Wellington Girls’ College 145 all out
(P. Roy 35, A. Ward 34, S. Adam 2-23, L. Creighton 2-28) beat Diocesan School for Girls’ 123 all out(S. Richards 29, S Adam 34*, S. Bremner 4/24, 2/20)
Winning the toss and batting first, Wellington Girls College started the game well with opener Antonia Ward and Penny Roy making 58 for the 2nd wicket.
When Roy went for 35, Ward struggled to find support at the other end. Wickets fell consistently after drinks with Sarah Adam 2-23 and Lucy Creighton 2-28 the pick of the bowlers for Diocesan School for Girls.
Diocesan School for Girls’ fought hard throughout their innings and showed some real character after a heavy defeat on the opening day of the tournament. In the end Diocesan fell 22 runs short after being bowled out for 123.
An impressive opening partnership of 47 by Siobhan Richards 29 and Lucy Creighton got Diocesan off to a good start, but through the middle of the innings wickets fell at regular intervals. Sarah Adam batting at number 9 played well and ended up on 34*.
Steph Bremner 4 for 24 and Holly Grover 2 for 20 were the stand out bowlers for Wellington Girls College.
Wellington Girls College won by 22 runs.
Havelock North High School vs. Waikato Diocesan School
Havelock North High School 188/7
(S. Guillen 50, Elise Yule 26, B. Dick 24, A. Dodd 2-15, S. McPhee 1-21) beat Waikato Diocesan School 16 all out(S. Rangnekar 5/4, K. Hensman 3/3)
Havelock North High School lost the toss and were put in to bat on the number 1 ground at Owen Delany Park. After the early loss of Central Hind representative Sanika Rangnekar, opener Elise Yule and Samantha Guillen put on a 50 run stand for the second wicket.
Guillen went on to score 50 runs and had late support from Bridget Dick with 24.
Angela Dodd 2-15 and Sunita McPhee 1-21 were the pick of the bowlers for Waikato Diocesan.
Waikato Diocesan lost early wickets and were unable to get any sort momentum to their innings, eventually being bowled out for 16 in 12 overs.
Havelock North High School put on a clinical display with the ball, bowling with great accuracy which was backed up with superb fielding. The star of Havelock’s bowling was Sanikar Rangnekar who bowled superbly to pick up 5 for 4 and also Kate Hensman picked up 3 for 3.
Havelock North High School now have two wins from two matches in the tournament after defeating Waikato Diocesan by 172 runs.
New Plymouth Girls’ High School vs. Christchurch Girls’ High School
New Plymouth Girls’ High School 112
( B. Sim 40, R. Washington 22, H. Mauafu 2-24, C. Hughes 3-25, E. Hartland 2-34) lost to Christchurch Girls’ High School 113 for 6 (E. Hartland 28, L. Hughes 24, B. Sim 2/11, M. Kawana-Waugh 2 for 14)
History was made today at the National Secondary School Girls’ Cricket Finals – NZCT Cup. For the first time in 6 years New Plymouth Girls’ High School lost a game at the prestigious tournament going down to Christchurch Girls High School. CGHS set up the historic win through some tight bowling and excellent fielding.
Christchurch Girls’ High School started brilliantly after the winning the toss and putting six time champions New Plymouth Girls’ High School in to bat.
Hana Mauafu and Camille Hughes bowled consistent line and length, always testing the New Plymouth batsman, never allowing them to settle.
Captain Brooke Sim 40 and Renee Washington 22 batted well but there were no major partnerships for New Plymouth and they were all out for 112.
Christchurch Girls’ High School started their batting inning in style with Emma Harland 28 and Laura Hughes 24 putting on a first wicket partnership of 59 runs, which set up the win. Christchurch Girls’ High School passed the New Plymouth Girls High Schools total in the 38th over.
For New Plymouth Girls High School Brooke Sim took 2 for 11 and Mackenzie Kawan-Waugh 2 for 14.