Havelock North High School has won the New Zealand Community Trust Secondary School Girls’ Cricket Finals by the closest of margins at Manawaroa Park in New Plymouth.
Having trailed Palmerston North Girls’ High School via net run-rate at the start of the day, Havelock North proceeded to overtake them with a huge win in the final match of the tournament. It took them to a NRR of 2.167, marginally ahead of Palmerston North’s 1.690.
St Hilda’s Collegiate could have been in the running as well, but were upset in the seventh round by Wellington Girls’ College. St Hilda’s though still managed to come third, edging out St Kentigern College for the podium finish.
General Manager of Cricket Development at NZC Mark Lane said of the tournament: “The quality of players and standard of cricket at this year’s tournament was better than ever before and puts women’s cricket in New Zealand in great stead for the future.”
NZCT Girls’ Finals Player of the Tournament: Caitlin Blakely
Batsman of the tournament: Hannah Rowe
Bowler of the tournament: Caitlin Blakely
PALMERSTON NORTH GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL 66-5 20 overs (S Rowe 19, H Rowe 19) BEAT ST KENTIGERN COLLEGE 55 all out 18.3 overs (F Wilkinson 22; S Power 3-23)
WELLINGTON GIRLS’ COLLEGE 156-3 20 overs (C Sprott 75, K Southorn 23) BEAT WAIKATO DIOCESAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 80-4 20 overs (A Wilson 33, K Anderson 23)
ST HILDA’S COLLEGIATE 140-3 20 overs (C Blakely 69, P Inglis 44) BEAT NEW PLYMOUTH GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL 87-4 20 overs (E Davies 38)
ST HILDA’S COLLEGIATE 78-5 (C Blakely 25, P Inglis 24) LOST to WELLINGTON GIRLS’ COLLEGE 79-9 19.3 overs (T Newton 30; G Wilson 4-9)
ST KENTIGERN COLLEGE 138-5 20 overs (F Wilkinson 80, C Dodd 26) BEAT WAIKATO DIOCESAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 129-3 20 overs (K Anderson 78, A Wilson 23)
HAVELOCK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 161-2 20 overs (H MacDonald 71, C King 66) BEAT NEW PLYMOUTH GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL 25 all out 10.1 overs (E Davies 12; B Rangnekar 4-8)
Havelock North High School 18 NRR: 2.167
Palmerston North GHS 18 NRR: 1.690
St Hilda’s Collegiate 14
Wellington Girls’ College 14
St Kentigern College 12
Waikato Diocesan SFG 6
New Plymouth GHS 2