College Premier Girls Cricket Auckland Champs Again!

March 31, 2014 at 11:35 AM

In an exciting four days at Keith Hay Park, the College Premier Girls Cricket team made it four wins in a row at the Auckland Secondary Schools tournament to win the Auckland title. The girls victory now qualifies them to represent Auckland in the nationals at the New Zealand Championships in December.

The team faced Avondale College first and enjoyed a five wicket victory followed up the next day with a 103-run win against Glendowie College. Day three was against Westlake and the girls limited them to 83. Saint Kentigern’s chase was methodical and reached the target for the loss of 4 wickets. Next up was Baradene and with the bowling attack dismissing them for only 50 runs, this made the run chase possible with their top bowling attack getting the total required in 17 overs.  

The final day of tournament was the real challenge for our girls, Epsom Girls was first up in a game that was shaping up to be a battle for the title. Epsom were top of the table going in to the day but we had a game in hand having already had our bye on the first day. Batting first, things were looking rather bleak with a top-order collapse seeing us teetering on 35-5. The lower order managed to tenaciously hold on for another 40 runs seeing us to 75 all out in the final over. The girls then stepped up and delivered a clinical and focused bowling and fielding display that saw Epsom collapse to just 57 runs.

The last game of our tournament was against Diocesan School for Girls and it was by no means a game that we approached casually. To win the tournament we needed to beat them. The game started with Saint Kentigern fielding and things were looking up when we had them 4 down for very few runs. This situation unfortunately did not last long as Diocesan ended up on 107 at the end of their 20 overs. Our girls then set out to get this total and with some solid partnerships and a couple of good overs we reached the total in the last over. To the delight of the team we became Auckland Champions for the fourth year in a row.

Girls Team – Auckland Champions

Rae Allright, Hannah Blake, Isabella Ching, Ishara Dhambagolla, Caitlin Dodd, Olivia Dodd, Lucy Eden, Grace Jordan, Natasha Leishman, Mikayla Mackie, Ella Mayhew, Christina Oscar, Juliet Shepherd, Malaea Tangi, Emma Williamson

Congratulations to the Premier Girls Cricket team on their success!

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