2018 National Primary School Shield

Final Tournament Placings: Morrinsville Intermediate 10, Heaton Normal Intermediate 8, Raroa Normal Intermediate 4, Balmacewen Intermediate 4, Remuera Intermediate 2, Sacred Heart Girls College 2

Balmacewen Intermediate 134-7 off 20 overs (H Wilson 66*, L Howarth 3-24) lost to Sacred Heart Girls College 137-2 off 17.3 overs (S Bolton 40*), Lincoln Green
Sacred Heart Girls College have kicked off their campaign with a first round win over Balmacewen Intermediate. Balmacewen were sent in bat first, opener Hannah Wilson batted through the full 20 overs finishing on 66 not out. Five of the remaining eight batsmen failed to trouble the scorers however tail ender Elise Carline made an impressive 27 not out to boost her team, sharing in a 97 run last wicket partnership to help propel their team through to 134. Lucy Howarth (3-24) and Zoe Ellerton-Kelly (2-22) were the pick of the Sacred Heart bowlers. Sacred Heart made light work of the run chase. Sophia Bolton made an unbeaten 40 hitting four boundaries and Heidi Johns finished the innings with 23 of 30 balls to chase down the 135 run target. There wasn’t much the Balmacewen attack could do against a strong Sacred Heart top order, Ayla Biner-McGrath and Elizabeth Hutton-Neil were the only wicket takers for Balmacewen.

Morrinsville Intermediate 35 all out off 7.3 overs (K Irwin 6-2) beat Remuera Intermediate 27 all out off 10.1 overs (A Mischewski 6-3), Bert Sutcliffe Oval
Remura won the toss and decided to have a bowl, it proved to be the right decision as they bowled out Morrinsville for 35 runs. Summer Wright top scored with 7 runs but what cost Remuera was the 23 extras they bowled. Kate Irwin was the outstanding bowler for Remuera taking 6 wickets while only conceding 2 runs. But the run chase wasn’t smooth sailing as Remuera lost their first 5 wickets for only 10 runs, Aria Mischewski had the impressive figures of 6 wickets for 3 runs. Wickets continued to tumble and despite Keira Barlow top scoring with 8 runs, Remuera fell 8 runs short handing a first up victory to Morrinsville.

Heaton Normal Intermediate 101-7 off 20 overs (P Spear 35) beat Raroa Normal Intermediate 95-5 off 20 overs (D Girish 32*), Lincoln No. 3
Defending champions Heaton Normal have opened their tournament with a victory over Raroa Normal Intermediate. Heaton were sent into bat and posted a competitive 101 runs after their 20 overs. Phoebe Spear (35) and Lucy Easton (17) top scored for Heaton and they were aided by 32 extras to give their total a boost. Jess Barker (2-5) was the pick of the Raroa bowlers and Sarah Griffiths was also economical for her team. In reply, Raroa fell just short of the total by 6 runs, Maia Williams (25) and Dhriti Girish (32*) top scored for Raroa, but Heaton’s bowling attack were superb in defending the total, Eden Nutall (2-10) and Lucy Easton backed up their batting displays by taking 2 wickets for her team.

Heaton Normal Intermediate 74 all out off 18.1 overs (S Kane 3-13) lost to Morrinsville Intermediate 75-1 off 10.3 overs (A Mischewski 41*), Lincoln Green
Heaton have suffered their first defeat of the tournament against Morrinsville. Heaton made 74 in their innings after being bowled out within 20 overs. Morrinsville made light work of the target winning by seven wickets. Kate Cowan top scored for Heaton with 19 runs but some brilliant first innings bowling by the Morrinsville attack real suffocated Heaton, Sara Kane (3-13) and Aria Mischewski (2-13). Mischewski also delivered again with the bat scoring an unbeaten 41 runs including six fours to keep Morrinsville unbeaten after the first two rounds.

Sacred Heart Girls College 87 all out off 17.5 overs (S Bolton 42, D Girish 5-15) lost to Raroa Normal Intermediate 88-2 off 13.1 overs (M Williams 49*), Bert Sutcliffe Oval
Raroa Normal have got their first win of the tournament by beating Sacred Heart by 6 wickets. Raroa’s bowling attack ripped through the Sacred Heart line-up limiting them to 87 runs off 17 overs. Dhriti Girish (3-15) and Jess Barker (2-11) were stand out bowlers for Raroa, while Sophia Bolton was the only batsmen to kick-on for Sacred Heart scoring 42 off 48 balls. Raroa made light work of the total, Maia Williams finished with 49 not out as they reached 88 runs in 13 overs. The pick of the bowlers for Sacred Heart was Sophie Campbell who took 2 wickets.

Balmacewen Intermediate 154-2 off 20 overs (H Wilson 60*, B O’Connor 32*) beat Remuera Intermediate 144-5 off 20 overs (K Irwin 57, M Lewis 32), Lincoln No. 3
Balmacewen have won a nail bitter over Remuera Normal Intermediate. Balmacewen scored 154 in their first innings while only losing two wickets. Balmacewen top order produced runs from Hannah Wilson (54*), Elizabeth Hutton-Neil (27) and Beth O’Connor (32). It was a rough afternoon for the Remuera bowlers as the Balmacewen batters hit a combined 15 boundaries, Monique Lewis and Holly Lightborne were Remuera’s only wicket takers. Remuera didn’t back down, their top order found some early momentum as Kate Irwin hitting 57 runs including 8 boundaries and Monique Lewis scoring a handy 32. Once those two were dismissed the middle order fell handing the victory to Balmacewen. Key bowlers for Balmacewen’s were Elizabeth Hutton-Neil (2-35) and Hannah Wilson (2-21).

Sacred Heart Girls College 85-4 off 20 overs lost to Remuera Intermediate 86-4 off 11.4 overs (K Irwin 31), Lincoln No. 3
Remuera started their day with a 4 wicket win over Sacred Heart College. Remuera sent Sacred Heart into bat first, despite lasting the full twenty overs, economical bowling from the Remuera side restricted Sacred Heart. Sophie Campbell (16) and Sophia Bolton (17) top scored for Sacred Heart as they finished with a total of 85 runs. Remuera’s bowling attack was very solid, Monique Lewis took 2 wickets for 14 runs, Keira Barlow and Eva Hall also took a wicket a piece. Remuera were also clinical in their run chase, reaching 86 in 11 overs. Opener Kate Irwin continued her form from yesterday top scoring for her side with 31 off 19 balls.

Heaton Normal Intermediate 155-5 off 20 overs (L Easton 44, K Cowan 26) beat Balmacewen Intermediate 91 all out off 16.4 overs (E Carline 23*, L Easton 5-17), Bert Sutcliffe Oval
Heaton Normal have cruised to victory over Balmacewen Intermediate beating them by 64 runs. Heaton Normal won the toss and decided to bat first and posted 155 first innings runs. Lucy Easton (44) and Kate Cowan (26) were Heaton’s top scorers, Hannah Wilson and Elise Carline were the only wicket takers for Balmacewen. Heaton continued the momentum onto the field bowling Balmacewen out for 91 runs. Outstanding bowling from Lucy Easton propelled Heaton to victory as she took 5 wickets for 17 runs. Elise Carline also featured with the bat for Balmacewen making 23 not out but unfortunately couldn’t quite get her team over the line.

Raroa Normal Intermediate 126-7 off 20 overs (J Barker 38, D Girish 37*) lost to Morrinsville Intermediate 129-6 off 18.2 overs (A Mischewski 62), Lincoln Green
Morrinsville have escaped with victory in their round 3 clash with Raroa, winning by 2 wickets. Raroa were sent into bat first and made a commanding 126 runs in their 20 overs. Jess Barker (38) and Dhriti Girish (37*) proved to be pivotal for Raroa, giving their bowlers something competitive to defend. Sara Kane (2-31) and Sophia Boros (2-23) were the pick of the Morrinsville bowlers. Aria Mischewski continued her divine form through to her innings against Raroa by making 62 runs including 10 boundaries. The rest of the middle order chipped in with a series of cameos but Mischewski laid a solid platform to guide her team to victory. Mentions also go to Jess Barker (2-20) and Olivia Catherwood (2-1), despite some impressive bowling spells from the Raroa attack they couldn’t quite claim victory.

Sacred Heart Girls College 77-6 off 20 overs ( H Johns 21*) lost to Morrinsville Intermediate 79-0 off 11.3 overs (A Mischewski 37*, S Boros 35*), Lincoln No. 3
Morrinsville have eased through the fourth round of the tournament with a convincing 8 wicket win over Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart were sent into bat first and ended their innings with 77 runs after 20 overs, Sophia Bolton (12) and Heidi Johns (21*) were their top scorers. Morrinsville’s bowling attack was superb in restricting Sacred Heart’s batsmen, Makayla Green, Abby Lamb, Sara Kane and Sophia Boros all picked up a wicket each but it was their economy rate that really did the damage. In reply to Sacred Heart’s 77, Morinsvillie’s openers single handily won them the game, Aria Michewski keeps showing her class as she belted 37* and her partner Sophia Boros was not out on 35 runs.

Raroa Normal Intermediate 128-5 off 20 overs (O Ingham 45*, Biner-McGrath 3-29) lost to Balmacewen Intermediate 129-3 off 19.2 overs ( H Wilson 65*), Bert Sutcliffe Oval
Balmacewen have shown their class by beating Raroa by 5 wickets. In a high scoring game, Raroa choose to bat first and made a very competitive 128 off 20 overs. Olivia Ingham top scored for Raroa spending 80 minutes at the crease to make 45 not out and guide Raroa to a commanding total. Ayla Biner-McGrath was the stand out bowler for Balmacewen taking 3 wickets for 29 runs, Kate Pyper and Elise Carline both took a wicket. In reply, Balmacewen’s opener Hannah Wilson lead the way in the run chase making 65 not out and was well supported by Elizabeth Hutton-Neil who make 21 runs. Their innings proved to be the difference between the two sides as Balmacewen came away victors.

Heaton Normal Intermediate 156-4 off 20 overs (A Rouse 55*, P Blair 36*) beat Remuera Intermediate 146-3 off 20 overs (K Irwin 80*), Lincoln Green
Heaton have come away victorious against Remuera in a high scoring game. Heaton decided to bat first and made a big total of 156 runs. Phoebe Spear (27), Aexie Rouse (55*) and Pippa Blair (36*) starred with the bat to give their bowlers something competitive to defend. Kate Irwin, Monique Lewis and Eva Hall were in the wickets for Remuera. In reply Remuera took a decent stab at the run chase coming just 10 runs short. They were spear headed by opener Kate Irwin who made 80 not out hitting 13 boundaries. Unfortunately, the rest of the batting order couldn’t fire through skillful bowling from Heaton, lead by Phoebe Spear (2-6) and Lucy Campbell (1-25).

Balmacewen Intermediate 36 all out off 7.4 overs (S Kane 5-15) lost to Morrinsville Intermediate 37-0 off 4.4 overs (A Mischewski 25*), Lincoln No. 3
Morrinsville have eased their way to victory after beating Balmacewen by 8 wickets. Morrinsville’s bowling attack was too good for Balmacewen, dismissing them for 36 in 7 overs. Sara Kane was the pick of the bowlers taking 5 wickets for 15 runs. In reply, Mria Mischewski continued her strong form with an unbeaten 25 runs to anchor Morrinsville to a convincing fifth round victory. To the delight of Morrinsville that victory takes them through the tournament unbeaten and are crowned the National Primary School Shield champions.

Heaton Normal Intermediate 150-3 off 20 overs (P Spear 40, L Easton 24) beat Sacred Heart Girls College 36 all out off 10.3 overs (S Bolton 23*, L Campbell 2-1, G Richards 2-2), Bert Sutcliffe Oval
Heaton have cruised to victory over Sacred Heart defeating them by 114 runs. Phoebe Spear (40), Lucy Easton (24) and Lucy Campbell (22*) lead Heaton to a first innings score of 150 off 20 overs. Lucy Howarth, Heidi Johns and Charlotte Cameron all took wickets for Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart lost early wickets in their innings as they failed to chase down the target 114 runs, Sophia Bolton stood out with the bat making 23 not out. After an impressive first innings with the bat Heaton backed it up with the ball bowling very efficiently, Lucy Campbell (2-1), Greer Richards (2-2) and Lucy Easton (2-9) economically bowled their side to victory. Defending champions Heaton finished the tournament in second place and will no doubt be looking to get their name back on the shield if they qualify for the finals again next year.

Raroa Normal Intermediate 144-4 off 20 overs (M Williams 63*, O Ingham 23) beat Remuera Intermediate 66 all out off 16.1 overs (K Irwin 37, J Barker 3-15), Lincoln Green
Raroa have put in a convincing fifth round performance to beat Remuera by 78 runs. Maia Williams featured with the bat making 63 not out, opener Olivia Ingham also made a cameo innings of 23 runs. Raroa made 144 in their first innings, Monique Lewis and Ruby Sutherland took wickets for Remuera. Raroa’s bowling attack was too strong for the Remuera batsmen as they were bowled out for 66 runs, Jess Barker (3-15) and Olivia Catherwood (2-1) stood out for Raroa as they restricted Remuera and came out victorious. This victory secured 3rd place for the team from the capital Raroa Normal Intermediate.

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