sccricket-logo-grnOver a ‘long’ weekend the South Canterbury Primary Girls Rep team travelled to Christchurch to play a five match tournament at Christchurch Boys High School. The tournament included a team from Corwall in Auckland who would go on to win.

Our girls who at the previous tournament received the “Fair Play and Sportsmanship” award were looking to improve on previous results, and coached by Amy Beeby went on to do so.

Day One:

Game 1

South Canterbury scored 69 with Ash Mortimer top-scoring with 26 but lost to Metro Blue.

Game 2

SC Yr 7&8 Girls scored 126-3 off 20 overs with Kate Harvey retiring on but failed to hang on as Nelson passed their total in the 19th over of their T20 match 4 wkts down.

Day 2:

South Canterbury played Cornwall who were much to strong and then had the unfortunate draw of having to play them again in the afternoon when 1 played 6 (we were 6 at this stage) and again lost to the eventual winners.

Day 3:

In a playoff for 5th vs 6th South Canterbury struck Nelson who they had just missed out to in the T20 rounds.

This match was a 30 overs aside game and a couple of days at cricket soon showed the girls improvement as South Canterbury Primary Girls won their final match at tournament scoring 178 (Ash Mortimer 50no) & dismissed Nelson for 170 reversing the T20 result and giving the girls their first ever win at this tournament.

A very promising result, and to cap off coming home with a win under their belt, the girls were again awarded the “Fair Play and Sportsmanship” award, a sign that they played their matches in a good spirit and other teams enjoyed playing them too.

Well done girls, you have set a higher standard for teams to follow in the future.


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