Top team in­cludes tal­ent from Tawa

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

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).

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