Close matches result in 6th place

1st XI Cricket headed off to compete with the top teams across the city over 3 days of competition at Keith Hay Park in Mt Roskill, in the College Sport Auckland Girls Cricket Tournament.

Faced with the tough prospect of 6/8 teams being in the division above through the season, it was always going to be a tough ask to reach the semi-finals.

Things got off to a good start on Day 1, a comfortable 50 run victory over St Kents, Brooke James & Alexa Bowker both scoring 30s before Nelita Pistorius led the bowling with 3 wickets. However, despite Brooke finishing not out on 64 in the afternoon, it was not enough to stave off defeat against a very strong St Cuthberts side who chased down the score of 119 in just 14 overs.

Day 2 started well again. Despite a rocky start, Brooke James again featured with the bat, scoring 69, ably supported by Emily Watton’s 35 guiding the team to 144 in their 20 overs which was too many for Diocesan to chase down. This left a must win game in the afternoon against season finalists Takapuna Grammar, but we fell 18 runs short in our chase of 127 to miss out.

Another defeat in the play off against Baradene saw us finish 6th overall, with Brooke James 2nd on the run scoring charts & Nelita Pistorius 5th highest wicket taker.

Tournament Results:

Game 1 vs St Kents – Won by 50 runs (Brooke James 33, Alexa Bowker 34, Nelita Pistorius 3 wickets)

Game 2 vs St Cuths – Lost by 9 wickets (Brooke James 64)

Game 3 vs Dio – Won by 19 runs (Brooke James 69. Emily Watton 35)

Game 4 vs TGS – Lost by 18 runs

Game 5 vs Baradene – Lost by 6 wickets