The Bay of Plenty Secondary Schoolgirls cricket team, can be well pleased with their performances at the annual ND tournament played at Fergusson Park in Tauranga 2-4 December 2019.
Two solid victories, a rained out encounter and two losses were the results of the Bay of Plenty representatives, who finished in fourth place in the 2019 ND competition.
Bay of Plenty Coach Rebecca Yee “I am very happy with how the tournament went this week, some outstanding cricket played against quality opposition. It was great to see the improvement from last year, both with the bat and ball”. “Sarah Jane’s maiden fifty turned into an 85 not out, which was a spectacular highlight. This current crop of players is very talented and we look forward to seeing them succeed at higher levels of cricket.”
First up, the Bay side defeated Counties Manukau in the first of four T20 games. Led by three wickets from Amy Clegg, Counties were removed for 65 runs. The home side got home with two wickets to spare, with Sarah Jane Stone top scoring with 27 runs.
The Monday afternoon match-up against Poverty Bay, resulted in Poverty Bay posting 144/7, then restricting the Bay team to 94/5. Individual Bay of Plenty highlights, were provided by Amy Clegg with another three wickets and Elle Archer who was 23 not out.
The Bay team simply batted Northland out of contention, in round three on Tuesday morning, as they posted 146/5. Batting at four, Sarah Jane Stone was in majestic form, anchoring her sides innings with an unbeaten 85 off just 72 balls, which included fifteen 4’s and one big shot over the boundary. Elle Archer took two wickets as the team from the far north was restricted to 120/6.
A mini weather-bomb resulted in round four being abandoned. Bay of Plenty reached 106/4 with Waikato Valley at 40 without loss, when the weather intervened.
Bay of Plenty ended the tournament with a 30 over per side game against Hamilton in round five. The tournament hosts posted 114/7, with Amelia Harvey top scoring with 34 runs and Aimee Unwin posting 29 runs. Hamilton got home for the loss of four wickets.
At the tournament prize-giving, Bay of Plenty’s Sarah Jane Stone was presented with the trophy for most runs (140) during the five rounds of play.
ND Secondary Schoolgirls Cricket Tournament @ Fergusson Park, Tauranga 2-4 November 2019
Day One – 2 December 2019 (T20)
Round One: Counties Manukau 65 (Amy Clegg 3/6) lost to Bay of Plenty 67/6 (Sarah Jane Stone 27)
Round Two: Poverty Bay 144/7 (Amy Clegg 3/31) defeated Bay of Plenty 94/5 (Elle Archer 23no)
Day Two – 3 December 2019 (T20)
Round Three: Bay of Plenty 146/5 (Sarah Jane Stone 85no) defeated Northland 120/6 (Elle Archer 2/23)
Round Four: Bay of Plenty 106/4 (Elle Archer 44, Sarah Jane Stone 22) – Waikato Valley 40/0 game abandoned because of wet weather
Day Three – 4 December 2019 (30 over games)
Bay of Plenty 114/7 (Amelia Harvey 34, Aimee Unwin 29) lost to Hamilton 115/4
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