MILO Finals 2006

King’s School claimed the 2006 MILO Cup title after a five-wicket win over Hereworth School in Palmerston North.

All matches on the finals day were reduced to 25 overs, but there was plenty of top-quality cricket in the finals of the primary schools cricket tournaments.

Sent into bat, a King’s opening stand of 65 between Charles Elton [44] and Angus Harman [22] set up the a solid base for Faasiu Fuatai to capitalise with an aggressive 47no, including three towering sixes, to amass 131/5.

In reply, Hereworth made a valiant attempt to get the runs but after an explosive start they lost wickets regularly to be all out for 102.

Tony McKinnie scored 22. Hanson Unasa 3/11 and Tom Frost 2/18 bowled accurately for King's to take them to victory.

In the third-place play off, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School defeated Medbury Preparatory School, also by five-wickets.

Palmerston North put Medbury in, and they were immediately under pressure. Five run outs restricted their scoring to 74 in the allotted 25 overs. Tim McGoldrick posted a well-compiled 38.

In reply, opener Michael Gattsche carried his bat in scoring 33no to take his team to victory.

Short scoreboards and final placings

King's: 131/5 [Charles Elton 44, Angus Harman 22, Faasiu Fuatai 47*; Matthew Gould 2/26]
Hereworth: 102 [Tony McKinnie 22; Hanson Unasa 3/11, Tom Frost 2/18]
Result: Win to King's School by 5 wickets

Medbury: 74 [Tim McGoldrick 38]
Palmerston North: 75/5 [Michael Gattsche 33*; Edward Close 2/5, Jeremy Duncan 2/8]
Result: Win to Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School by 5 wickets

1. King's College
2. Hereworth School
3. Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School
4. Medbury Preparatory School

Cobham Intermediate claimed the 2006 MILO Shield after an eight-wicket win in a 25-over match against Waimea Intermediate.

Waimea scored 90 batting first, with Brooke Cantwell and Megan de Lambert grabbed two wickets apiece.

In reply, Cobham were always in control and scored 91/2 in the 22nd over.

Berkley Normal Middle School took third place after a four-wicket victory over Feilding Intermediate

Berkley won the toss and put Feilding into bat. Feilding scored 84 in their 25 overs in blustery conditions.

Top scorer was Tori Ratima 18, with Steph Goile taking 4/11, including a hat trick all bowled.

Berkley scored the necessary runs for the loss of six wickets.

Short scoreboards and final placings

Waimea: 90 [Brooke Cantwell 2/10, Megan de Lambert 2/6]
Cobham: 91/2 [Kimberley Rattray 21, Katie Edwards 19*]
Result: Win to Cobham Intermediate by 8 wickets

Feilding: 84 [Steph Goile 4/11, Felicity Leydon-Davis 221]
Berkley: 85/6 [Chance Warbrick 2/30, Natana Rakatau 2/15, Nikki Flintoff 2/10]
Result: Win by Berkley Normal Middle School by 4 wickets

1. Cobham Intermediate
2. Waimea Intermediate
3. Berkley Normal Middle School
4. Feilding Intermediate

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