Top team includes talent from Tawa
The Wellington under 15 girls cricket side dominated the national tournament held in Whanganui.
During pool play Wellington easily accounted for Canterbury and Central Districts, before seeing off Northern Districts in their semifinal.
The final against Auckland was a one-sided affair.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Wellington made 138/4 with rain reducing it to just 20 overs an innings.
A brilliant early run out in the Auckland chase was effected by 11-year-old Kate Fenton, the youngest player at the tournament.
Regular wickets and excellent bowling and fielding from Wellington saw Auckland struggle to 77/6 in their allotted overs.
A feature of the Wellington side was having nine players from Tawa in its 14-strong squad.
Many had previously tasted success at Tawa Intermediate a few years ago at the national schools’ level and will be playing for Wellington for some time.
Star of the under 15 nationals was Emma Fulbrook, who led the runs scored and wicket- taking charts. Coach Robbie Kerr said she has a big future in the game.
The Tawa players were Jess Kerr, Makaylah Mason- Jones, Phoenix Williams, Roshani Thuraisingham, Danielle Watson, Olivia Macrae, Katie Blair (all Tawa College) and Amelia Fenton and Kate Fenton (Tawa Intermediate).