2018 Gillette Venus Cup Match Reports

FINAL POSITIONS: 1. St Hilda’s Collegiate School, 2. Christchurch Girls’High School, 3 Tawa College, 4. Epsom Girls’ Grammar School, 5. Wairarapa College 6. Tauranga Girls High School 2


1st and 2nd Playoff

St Hilda’s Collegiate School 127-3 (E Carson 55*, O Gain 38) beat Christchurch Girls’ High School 118-8 (J Hull 41, A Duncan 2-20), Bert Sutcliffe Oval
St Hilda’s have gone back-to-back beating Christchurch Girls twice in the final day of the Gillette Venus Cup to claim the title with a 9-run victory. Both sides have shown brilliant form throughout the week and played out a nail biting final. St Hilda’s batted first and posted a very competitive total of 127 runs while only losing 3 wickets, their top order batsmen Eden Carson (55*) and Olivia Gain (38) helped give their bowlers something competitive to defend. Christchurch Girls’ High School fell just short of the total, Joey Hull top scored for Christchurch with 41 runs but couldn’t quite stick around to help her team over the line. St Hilda’s bowling attack did very well late in the game to restrict Christchurch Girls’ of making the required runs. St Hilda’s, Amy Duncan, was the pick of the bowlers taking 2 wickets for 20 runs. Congratulations to St Hilda’s Collegiate School on winning the 2018 Gillette Venus Cup. This is the second time St Hilda’s have lifted the trophy.

3rd and 4th Playoff

Epsom Girls’ Grammar School 127-7 (A Ewart 52, G Adams 31, A Kerr 5-6) lost to Tawa College 131-4 off 17.5 (A Kerr 80), Lincoln Green
Tawa College have finished the tournament in the bronze medal position after beating Epsom Girls’ Grammar School by 6 wickets. MVP of the tournament, Amelia Kerr, stood up for her team in this game and throughout the tournament. Epsom batted first making a commanding 127 runs off their 20 overs, Annie Ewart (52) and opener Gemma Adams (31) batted excellently and top scored for Epsom. Amelia Kerr showed her expert skills with bat and ball to take the game away from Epsom. After taking 5 wickets for 6 runs in the tail end of the Epsom inning she showed her class scoring 80 runs to help guide her team to victory in just 17 overs. Tawa only lost 4 wickets in their innings. Both these team were evenly matched throughout the competition with both teams showing tremendous skill over the week and should be proud to finish in the top four.

5th and 6th Playoff

Tauranga Girls’ College 102-6 (N Patel 36, B Perry 32, A Fitzgerald 2-11) lost to Wairarapa College 103-4 off 16.3 (T Jones-Dennes 44, C Elliot 32, B Perry 2-8), Lincoln No. 3.
Wairarapa College have escaped leaving the tournament with the wooden spoon after beating Tauranga Girls College by 6-wickets in the 5th and 6th play-off. Nensi Patel (36) and Brianna Perry (32) top scored for Tauranga giving themselves 102 runs to defend, Amy Fitzgeralad stood out with the ball for Wairarapa taking 2 wickets for 11 runs. In reply, it only took Wairarapa’s batsmen 16 overs to chase down the total, Tahlia Jone-Dennes (44) and Caitlin Elliot (32) guided Wairarapa College to 5th place and a successful first visit to the Gillette Venus Cup.


Wairarapa College 127-3 (K Jones-Dennes 47, C Elliott 30) lost to Tauranga Girls’ High School 128-0 off 19.2 overs (B Perry 72*, H Topp 45*), Bert Sutcliff Oval
Tauranga Girls’ High School have put in a convincing 10 wicket win in to beat Wairarapa College. Wairarapa batted first and put on a competitive 127 runs in their first innings. Kayarna Jones Dennes (47) and skipper Caitlin Elliot (30) gave something to their bowlers to defend. In reply, Tauranga’s openers single handily steered them to victory. Skipper Briana Perry (72*) and Holly Topp (45*) finished the game with four balls to spare.

Christchurch Girls High School 91-9 (A Duncan 2-11) lost to St Hilda’s Collegiate School 92-4 off 17.1 (O Gain 49, E Carson 31), Lincoln Green
Christchurch Girls High School have lost their first game being beaten by 6 wickets against St Hilda’s Collegiate. Christchurch Girls batted first making 91 runs, but the St Hilda’s attack was lethal making run scoring difficult. St Hilda’s Anna Duncan stood out with the ball taking 2 wickets for 11 runs. St Hilda’s made light work of the run chase as skipper Olivia Gain (49) and Eden Carson (31) helped their team get over the line and beat Christchurch Girls.

Tawa College 133-9 (A Kerr 87, P Jones 5-8) beat Epsom Girls Grammar School 126-8 (G Adams 42, J Mason-Jones 2-22), Lincoln No. 3
Amelia Kerr continues to show her class as she elevated her side to a 7 run victory over Epsom Girls Grammar School in the final round of the tournament. Kerr made 87-runs as she helped Tawa make a first innings total of 133 runs. In reply, despite an outstanding innings of 42 off 36 balls from Gemma Adams, Tawa were too strong in the end and Epsom fell 7 runs short of their target. Results from the final round have meant that the afternoon playoff games mirror the final round.

Points after Day Two: Christchurch Girls’ High School 8, St Hilda’s Collegiate School 6, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School 4, Tawa College 2, Wairarapa College 2, Tauranga Girls High School 2

Wairarapa College 96-6 (A Greenless 36) lost to Tawa College 97-2 off 18.2 overs (A Kerr 53*, K Felton 29, J Roseingrave 2-14), Burnside Park 1
Tawa College have finally got a win under their belts after they defeated Wairarapa College by 8 wickets. Wairarapa showed some flair with the bat which was lacking in the opening rounds and posted 96 runs after their 20 overs. Annissa Greenless top scored for Wairarapa scoring 36 runs which included 5 boundaries. But in reply Amelia Kerr keeps showing her impeccable form scoring 53 not out and guiding her team to victory. Tawa College reached the 96 runs posted by Wairarapa with 10 balls to spare. Kerr ws supported by Kate Fenton (29) to steer their side to Tawa’s first win of the tournament.

Tauranga Girls’ College 76-4 (H Topp*) lost to Christchurch Girls’ High School 79-1 off 15.3 (G Ansell 36*), Burnside Park 2
Christchurch Girls’ High School continue to dominant the competition, their latest causalities were Tauranga Girls’ College as they beat them by 9 wickets. Holly Topp to scored for Tauranga Girls making 40 runs and finishing not out, helping her team to a first innings total of 76. Christchurch girls cruised to victory chasing down Tauranga’s total in 15 overs for the loss of only 1 wicket. Gracie Ansell top scored for Christchurch making 36 runs not out, this result still leaves Christchurch unbeaten going into the final day.

Epsom Girls’ Grammar School 93-8 (A Ewart 25, E Black 3-15) beat St Hilda’s Collegiate School 69-6 (E Carson 26*), Burnside Park 4
Epsom Girls’ Grammar School have beaten St Hilda’s Collegiate School by 24 runs this afternoon at Burnside Park. Epsom girls decided to bat first, Annie Ewart (25), Mei Coates (18*) and Breeanne Illing (10) top scored for Epsom and helped their side post a first innings score of 93 off their 20 overs. In reply, St Hilda’s couldn’t quite reach the total after a promising start, Eden Carson top scored for St Hilda’s making 26 runs but couldn’t quite see her team to victory, to remain unbeaten.


Epsom Girls’ Grammar School 85-9 (G Adams 39, S Asmussen 5-5) lost to Christchurch Girls’ High School 86-7 of 20 overs (L Collier 18, B Illing 3-9), Burnside Park 1
Christchurch Girls’ High School have beaten Epsom Girls’ Grammar School by 3 wickets. Epsom, who batted first, posted 85 runs off their 20 overs. Gemma Adams top scored for Epsom making a gritty 39 runs but it was the Christchurch girls bowling attack that really impressed in the first innings, skipper Sarah Asmussen ended up with figures of 5 wickets for only 5 runs. Christchurch Girls in reply secured victory on the final ball in a tense run chase to win by 3 wickets. Lily Collier has been a consistent performer for Christchurch Girls top scoring again with 18 runs. Christchurch just snuck home, Breearne Illing was the stand out bowler for Epsom taking 3 wickets for 9 runs.

Wairarapa College 29 all out off 18.4 (M Loe 4-5) lost to St Hilda’s Collegiate School 30-0 off 7.1 (O Gain 22*), Burnside Park 2
It only took St Hilda’s 7 overs to chase down Wairarapa Colleges total as they beat them convincingly by 10 wickets. St Hilda bowled Wairarapa out for 29 runs, Molly Loe was the stand out bowler for St Hilda’s taking 4 wickets for 5 runs. In reply, St Hilda’s openers batted their team to victory and both didn’t lose their wickets, skipper Olivia Gain top scored for St Hilda’s making 22 not out.

Tawa College 59 all out off 16.3 overs (N Patel 3-5) lost to Tauranga Girls’ College 60-4 off 14.2 overs (H Topp 28*, A Kerr 2-4), Burnside Park 4
Tawa College have suffered another loss this time to the hands of Tauranga Girls’ College who beat them by 6 wickets. Tawa were all bowled out for 59 runs, some superb bowling from Nensi Patel (3-5) helped her side restrict a good Tawa college batting lineup to less than 60 runs. It was smooth sailing for the Tauranga Girls batsmen as they reached the total in 14 overs, Holly Topp top scored for Tauranga finishing the game on 28 not out.

Points after Day One: Christchurch Girls’ High School 4, St Hilda’s Collegiate School 4, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School 2, Wairarapa College 2, Tawa College 0, Tauranga Girls High School 0


St Hilda’s Collegiate 87-6 (M Meltzer 27) beat Tauranga Girls College 36 all out off 14.5 overs (C Deerness 2-1), Burnside Park 1
St Hilda’s Collegiate have continued their first round form into their fixture against Tauranga Girls College beating them by 51-runs. St Hilda’s batted first and posted 87 runs, it wasn’t as much runs as their opening fixture but the St Hilda’s girls did a great job of defending it. Megan Meltzer once again top scored for St Hilda’s scoring 27 runs. In reply, St Hilda’s were dominant in the field as they bowled Tauranga out for 36 runs in 14 overs, Chole Deerness was economical with ball and came out with the game’s best bowling figures taking 2 wickets for only a single run. Two from two for St Hilda’s.

Christchurch Girls High School 115-1 (C Liddington 40*, L Collier 28) beat Tawa College 97-6 (A Kerr 33, L Collier 2-18), Burnside Park 2
Christchurch Girls High School sit on top of the points table after beating Tawa College by 18-runs. Christchurch made an impressive 115 off their 20 overs, Casey Liddington (40*) and Lily Collier (28) top scored anchoring them through to a competitive first innings total. Amelia Kerr once again stood out with the bat for Tawa in their run chase, she top scored making 33 runs but just couldn’t kick on and guide her team to victory. Lily Collier also stood out with the ball taking 2 wickets for 18 runs for Christchurch. Christchurch Girls’ High School have raced off to a fantastic start to the tournament but St Hilda’s are close behind on the points table. However, Tawa will be seeking a victory on Day Two to remain alive in the tournament.

Wairarapa College 91-6 (A Greenlees 38*) beat Epsom Girls Grammar School 65 all out off 16.2 overs (A Fitzgerald 3-8), Burnside Park 4
Wairarapa College have claimed their first victory of the tournament beating Epsom Girls Grammar School by 26-runs. Wairarapa College managed to put together a defendable first innings total of 91 after losing a series of wickets early. Annissa Greenlees (38*) and Olivia Roseingrave (11) top scored for Wairarapa, although the Wairarapa top order didn’t help themselves early on as the top three batters were all run out. Wairarapa College were excellent with the ball, not letting Epsom score any boundaries and bowling them out for 65 runs. Annie Ewart spent the most time at the crease for Epsom top scoring with 17 runs. But the Wairapara bowlers restricted the Epsom batters, Amy Fitzgerald was the stand out bowler for Wairarapa taking 3-8. Olivia Roseingrave also took 2 wickets.


St Hilda’s Collegiate 128-4 (M Meltzer 29, G Plimmer 2-32) beat Tawa College 123-5 (A Kerr 84, E Black 2-8), Burnside Park 1
St Hilda’s Collegiate have opened up their campaign with a 5-run win over Tawa College. St Hilda’s battled their way to a first innings total of 128, while only losing 4 wickets, they managed to post a competitive total. Megan Meltzer top scored for St Hilda’s making 29 runs. Tawa College came close in their run chase as their captain and WHITEFERN Amelia Kerr hit an impressive 84 runs off just 57 balls, but unfortunately they fell short, Emma Black was economical with the ball ending the game with solid figures of 2-9.

Epsom Girls Grammar 86 all out off 19.5 (B Perry 3-12) beat Tauranga Girls High School 69-2 (N Patel 29*), Burnside Park 2
Epsom Girls have escaped the first round of the Venus Cup with a 17-run victory over Tauranga Girls High School. Epsom were bowled out for 86 runs. Some superb bowling from Tauranga’s skipper Briana Perry made it hard for Epsom to put runs on the board. Perry took 3 wickets for 12 runs. In reply, Tauranga only lost 2 wickets but fell shy of the total. Nensi Patel was the pick of the Tauranga batters scoring an unbeaten 29 runs but Epsom eventually won by 17 runs.

Christchurch Girls’ High School 101-3 (G Ansell 32*, L Collier 30, E Southey 2-18) beat Wairarapa College 45 all out off 18.2 overs (L Stead 4-12), Burnside Park 4
Christchurch Girl’s High School have put in a dominant first round performance beating Wairarapa College by 56-runs. Christchurch Girls made a competitive 101 runs off their 20 overs, Gracie Ansell (32*) and Lily Collier (30) were Christchurch’s stand-outs with the bat, top scoring for their team. Christchurch’s momentum continued through to the field as they bowled Wairarapa out for 45 runs, Libby Stead was impressive with the ball for Christchurch ending the game with 4 wickets for 12 runs. A strong performance from Christchurch Girls’ first up.

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