Waikato Diocesan finish fifth at Gillette Venus Cup Finals
Published on 08 Dec 2019
Waikato Diocesan ave finished fifth in the Gillette Venus Cup National Finals at Lincoln.
They defeated Hutt Valley High School by 33 runs in fifth/sixth play-off, with captain Lucy Boucher impressing with 80 not out from 64 balls, while Georgina Harris also caught the eye 46 not out from 41 balls as Waikato Diocesan posted 153/2, before restricting their opponents to 120/6.
The competition saw several close games go the way of the oppostition for Waikato Diocesan, with 10 and 13 run losses the closest they came to securing a second round-robin victory to sit alongside the a victory against the team they also defeated in the play-off, Hutt Valley, where Georgina Harris recorded a scarcely believable 6-8.
A further noteworthy perfomance came from Lucy Boucher, who made 73 off 64 balls to make it two half-centuries for the tournament.
Epsom Girls GS 144/1 (AW Ewart 65 not out, AT Hucker 39 not out) defeated Waikato Diocesan 76 (PS Jones 3-14) by 68 runs (Full scorecard)
St. Hilda's Collegiate 143/4 (MJ Meltzer 65 not out; HJ Jacobsen 2-26) defeated Waikato Diocesan 133/6 (LF Boucher 73 not out; MJ Meltzer 2-14) by 10 runs (Full scorecard)
Hutt Valley High School 83 (GA Harris 6-8, MA Shackleton 3-17) lost to Waikato Diocesan 84/6 (LF Boucher 45; BT James 2-3) by four wickets (Full scorecard)
St Matthew's Collegiate 150/1 (G Sims 57 not out, MH Lyford 55) defeated Waikato Diocesan 67 (EMA McLeod 3-7, EL Cohr 2-5) by 83 runs (Full scorecard)
Christchurch Girls' High School 102/6 (CR Liddington 34) defeated Waikato Diocesan 89/4 (GA Harris 28 not out, AL McKissock 2-14) by 13 runs (Full scorecard)
FIFTH/SIXTH PLAY-OFF - Waikato Diocesan 153/2 (LF Boucher 80*, GA Harris 46 not out) defeated Hutt Valley High School 120/6 (AS Hamilton 59; LF Boucher 2-14, OA McDonald 2-21) by 33 runs (Full scorecard)