TGHS captain Amy Beeby took 2-11

TGHS captain Amy Beeby took 2-11

Timaru Girls High School made it three titles in a row when they comfortably took out the senior women’s cricket final against Ashburton College.

A big six from Hannah Struthers wrapped up the victory for the hosts at Ashbury Park and ensured they went through the season unbeaten.

Ashburton batted first and made only 86 off their 30 overs, thanks largely to Georgia Clarke, who scored 30 not out, with no one else making double figures.

All the TGHS bowlers were in the action with Caitlyn Taylor-Lynch grabbing three wickets for 29 off her six overs.

Struthers also impressed with the ball as well, getting two wickets for a miserly nine runs from her six overs.

Captain Amy Beeby was almost as impressive with her economy rate with two for 11 off her six, while Libby Stuck and Kristina O’Connor chipped in with one each.

Ashburton’s score was never going to be enough and TGHS openers O’Connor and Stuck got them away to the perfect start, scoring 20 and 28 respectively.

Stuck went into her shell a little bit as the target approached and was caught out just six shy of the target.

It was, however, apprpriate that TGHS’s two best of the season were at the crease when the winning runs were scored, with Beeby 8 not out and Struthers finishing 10 not out after her big hit in the 26th over.

For Ashburton, Annie McDonald and Sasha Hurley took a wicket apiece.

TGHS will play Craighead or Geraldine in their regional secondary schools final in a fortnight.

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