Wellington Secondary School Girls Beat Canterbury Secondary School Girls 4-0

Above: Wellington captain Thamsyn Newton bowling agaisnt Canterbury. In two matches on day one, she took 6 for 18 and 4 for 12, for combined figures of 10 for 30

Last week the Wellington Secondary School Girls team played one 50-over and three Twenty20 matches against Canterbury at Linden Park and won all four.

The Wellington team was captained by Thamsyn Newton with fellow Blaze players Rebecca Burns and Gemma Krebs also in the team. Canterbury also had three Magicians in their side. In total there were eight Under 21 players in the Wellington Secondary Schools team who played in last December’s National Under 21 tournament.

Individual highlights from the two day's cricket included Rebecca Burns scoring 123 runs in three innings, including a dominant 76 not out in the 50-over match, Thamsyn Newton returning an  outstanding 10 for 30 on day one, Courtney Sprott scoring 40 not out out and Gemma Krebs 21 not out in an unbeaten 63-run partnership in the six last overs to win the Twenty20,  Emma Fulbrook taking 3 for 14 and Hannah Lee-Harwood taking two catches and two Stumpings in an excellent display of keeping.

The team was coached by Mark Coles and Leigh Kasperek and managed by Jeremy Sprott.


Match 1: 50 overs.

Wellington SSG 128-5 in 29 overs (Rebecca Burns 76* off 90 balls) beat Canterbury SSG 127 all out in 36 overs (Thamsyn Newton 6 for 18, Courtney Sprott 1 for16, Gemma Krebs 1 for 37) by 5 wickets

Match 2: Twenty20

Wellington SSG 102 all out off 18 overs (Rebecca Burns 17, Makayla Mason-jones 14*) beat Canterbury SSG 99 all out off 19 overs (Thamsyn Newton 4-12, Emma Fulbrook 3-14) by 3 runs

Match 3: Twenty20

Wellington SSG 133-6 off 19 overs (Courtney Sprott  40* off 33 balls), Rebecca Burns 30 (off 29), Gemma Krebs 21*off 15) beat Canterbury SSG 129-6 off 20 overs (Courtney Sprott 1- 9, Gemma Krebs 1-11, Makayla Mason-Jones 1-18, Umaya Ranaweera 1-26 by 4 wickets

Match 4: T20 (rain reduced to 10 overs per side)

Wellington SSG 59-4
off 10 overs(Umaya Ranaweera 18, Emma Fulbrook 13, Charlotte Gordon 12) beat Canterbury SSG 57-4 off 10 overs (Rosemary Cockle 2-3, Courtney Sprott 2-11) by 6 wickets

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