Johnsonville rolled by Secondary School Girls

Above: Hannah Lee-Harwood batting for Johnsonville against Hutt  District on Saturday. Johnsonville won this match by 5 wickets

Johnsonville, the current top club side in wellington female Senior cricket, got beaten by a determined Secondary Schools Girls (SSG) side on Sunday. Having come off a very good win on Saturday against Hutt District, Johnsonville faced a plucky SSG side. Batting first the SSG got through to 192 with Emma Fulbrook and Gemma Krebs scoring 43 and 46 respectfully.

Johnsonville got through to 184 before being bowled out, giving the SSG a win by 8 runs. Leigh Kasperek top scored with 45 for Johnsonville.

In a new initiative by Cricket Wellington this year the SSG side gets to play each club team on a Sunday on number 1 pitches, giving the girls an opportunity to play at the clubs. Jeremy Sprott coach for the day of the SSG said “It’s a great idea and the girls love it. Our girls were great today and it proves they can play some really good cricket, they are all thrilled”

Cricket Wellington Women’s coaching coordinator Mark Coles was delighted with the way the Sunday games were coming together, explaining: “we always have some players not 100 percent sure about Sunday play but these girls are the future, let’s look forward. This is a real boost for these girls.”

In other matches on Saturday, Hutt scored a competitive 212, with Andrea Stockwell again in the runs with 79. Johnsonville cruised past the total 5 wickets down with Leigh Kasperek scoring another century - exactly one hundred.

Wellington Collegians batted first against Onslow and scored 246 with Onslow bowling 64 wides and a total of 72 extras with the next top score being Meena Chhagan with 57. In reply Onslow easily chased down the score with Renee Moffitt in the runs with 103 and Emma Fulbrook with 51.

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