Published on 13 Mar 2018

Tauranga Girls College will progress to the NZ Cricket NZCT Secondary Schoolgirls National Finals in Term Four, for the third successive season, after winning the Northern Districts NZCT Secondary Schoolgirls tournament played at the Gordon Spratt Reserve 11-13 March 2018.

The round three game between Tauranga Girls College and Waikato Diocesan for Girls, was the key match, in who would represent Northern Districts at the NZ Cricket National Finals.

The Bay of Plenty titleholders were sent into bat after losing the toss and spent little time dispatching the ball to the boundary. Tauranga Girls reached 78 without loss, before the dismissal of Briana Perry for 43. Rachel Richard reached 41 before being dismissed, with Nensi Patel (42no) and Holly Topp (12no) taking their side through to 163/2 in their allotted twenty overs

Waikato Diocesan went out to the middle with plenty of confidence, however two early run-outs, saw just 17 runs on the board. The Hamilton representatives regrouped and led by a gritty unbeaten 41 from Boucher Lucy, got through to 96/3 in their twenty overs.

Tauranga Girls College and Waikato Diocesan for Girls, opened their tournaments with a victory apiece, in the opening round on Sunday afternoon. Tauranga Girls posted a ten wicket win over Gisborne Girls High School, with Waikato Diocesan bowling Pukekohe High School out for 39 and getting home for the loss of one wicket.

There was no play on Monday because of the hovering weather bomb, with the remaining games completed on the reserve day on Tuesday. Waikato Diocesan defeated Gisborne Girls HS in round two - with Tauranga Girls taking all eight wickets against Pukekohe HS, as they were bowled out for 26.

Gisborne Girls returned home with a win under their belt after dispatching Pukekohe HS in round three.

Northern Districts NZCT Secondary Schoolgirls Finals 11-13 March 2018 - Results

Round Three

Tauranga Girls College 163/2 (Briana Perry 43, Nensi Patel 42no, Rachel Richards 41) defeated Waikato Diocesan 96/3 (LB Lucy 41no)

Gisborne GHS defeated Pukekohe HS

Round Two

Pukekohe HS 26/8 (Nensi Patel 3/1, Emily Pilbrow 3/4) lost to Tauranga Girls College 28/0

Waikato Diocesan defeated Gisborne GHS

Round One

Gisborne Girls HS 67/4 (Kayley Knight 32) lost to Tauranga Girls College 70/0 (Briana Perry 33no, Nensi Patel 19no)

Pukekohe HS 39 (Georgina Harris 2/2) lost to Waikato Diocesan 40/1)