DAY 3:NZCT Cup Results and Match Report




The finalists of the NZCT Cup national secondary school girls’ cricket were decided when the final day of Pool play got

underway in cool blustery conditions in Taupo today.


On the basis of each schools pool ranking the finals crossover matches for tomorrow will be as follows:


Playoff 1st/2nd               Epsom Girls’ Grammar School v New Plymouth Girls’ High School

Playoff 3rd/4th               Burnside High School v BaradeneCollege

Playoff 5th/6th                Havelock North High School v WaikatoDiocesanSchool

Playoff 7th/8th            Wellington Girls’ College v St Hilda’s CollegiateSchool








Burnside High School v Wellington Girls’ College


Wellington put Burnside into bat and had them 3/28, however, they hadn’t managed to remove captain and opener Francis Mackay. She was able to build major partnerships around Katie Edwards and Kimberley Rattray to ensure her team reached an imposing 210/9. Francis dominated the innings scoring a magnificent 153 – the highest ever individual score in the fifteen year history of the finals. Despite this Wellington bowled tidily, conceding few wides, and Wheturangi Charteris and Stephanie Bremner each captured three wickets. Burnside’s total proved too big for Wellington who was dismissed for 97 with captain and opener Rachel Chin contributing 20. Best of the Burnside bowling attack were Jessica Hastings and Ella Falkner.




Burnside High School                        210/9  [Frances Mackay 153]

Wellington Girls’ College                  97        [Rachel Chin 20]

                                                                        [Jessica Hastings 2/22, Ella Falkner 3/21]           


Result:           Win to BurnsideHigh School by 113 runs    


Epsom Girls’ Grammar School v HavelockNorthHigh School


This was a close encounter befitting a match that determined the final placings in pool A. A win to Epsom and they were in the finals, a win to Havelock North and it would depend on a runs v wickets differential which would have also included Burnside. However, with eight balls to spare Epsom were able to creep passed Havelock North’s tally thanks to an intelligent knock from captain Lucille Matthews who guided her team to victory with 42 not out. Chasing Havelock North’s total of 99, of which captain Amy Foster scored 33, Epsom got through to 101/7 in the 39th over. Bowling for Epsom Roseanne Cox bowled very tightly to take 4/3 and Monica Stone secured 3/20. For Havelock North Amy Foster took two and Olivia Gregory three wickets.




Havelock North High School            99        [Amy Foster 33]

                                                                        [Roseanne Cox 4/3, Monica Stone 3/20]

Epsom Girls’ Grammar School       101/7  [Lucille Matthews 42no]

                                                                        [Amy Foster 2/27, Olivia Gregory 3/13]                             

Result:           Win to Epsom Girls’ Grammar School by 3 wickets



Baradene College v St Hilda’s CollegiateSchool


Asked to bat first St Hilda’s accumulated 114 in their allotted overs. Best of their batsmen was Emma Spratt who scored an attacking 40. The wickets for Baradene were shared between Victoria Fahey, Katie Johnson and Alexandra Hurley who took a notable 4/19. Baradene were untroubled in chasing down their target in the 27th over for the loss of just two wickets. Co-captains Danielle McFayden and Imogen Temm, and Alexandra Hurley, who had a very good double, were the main contributors. Amelia Weir took both the wickets for St Hilda’s.




St Hilda’s Collegiate School            114     [Emma Spratt 40]

[Alexandra Hurley 4/19, Victoria Fahey 2/21, Katie Johnson 2/11]                       

Baradene College                             118/2  [Alexandra Hurley 43, Imogen Temm 21, Danielle

                                                                 McFayden 27no]

                                                                        [Amelia Weir 2/47]


Result:           Win to BaradeneCollege by 8 wickets


New Plymouth Girls’ High School v Waikato Diocesan School


For the first time in several finals tournaments New Plymouth, who were asked to bat first, were under intense pressure. At 4/4 their innings was precarious, but Kate Broadmore was still there, and she was still their at the end of their innings having seen ten partners come and go and the total edge its way to 113 all out in the 37th over. She compiled a very patient 58 not out which gave her team a total to bowl at. The wickets were shared between the Waikato bowlers with Katie Hodge, Hannah Beatson, Sunita McPhee and Alice Kay taking nine of the ten wickets to fall. Fired up by her batting Kate Broadmore then took the new ball with Victoria Hill and in a devastating opening spell of eleven overs of medium pace swing bowling between them knocked over Waikato for 18. Both had outstanding figures of 5/5 and 4/13 respectively.




New Plymouth Girls’ High School                113     [Kate Broadmore 58no]

                                                                                    [Katie Hodge 3/24, Hannah Beatson 2/14,            Sunita McPhee 2/30, Alice Kay 2/6]          

Waikato Diocesan School                           18        [Kate Broadmore 5/5, Victoria Hill 4/13]   


Result:          Win to New Plymouth Girls’ High School by 95 runs




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