CJCA Girls in Auckland
Great experience for our Girls
Friday, 7 April 2017
2017 saw our 3rd year travelling to Auckland to take on a number of Auckland sides in an U14 Tournament. In the past 2 years the competition was competitive and we were yet to walk away with a win. We planned 2017 to be our year to walk away with the win while still maintaining our key objective of challenging the girls and having fun playing the game we love.
We were not to be disappointed. Day one was a hard played 35 over match and the girls although dominant with the bat lost in a very close match by 1 wicket. Day 2 was set to be our day and we started the days play with rain forecast. This was not to deter the girls and they set about playing without concern about the conditions posting a solid 124 runs in the 20 overs. A total that the opposition could not match.
In game 3 the girls decided to chase a score so choose to field first restricting Cornwall to 89/6 in the 20 overs. Conditions had improved and so too did our opposition however that was not to deter the team and they reached the score in 19.3 over with the winning run coming from Ella Gibson our opening bowler. A very close game.
Many thanks to the parents and grandparents who travelled to support the girls it was very much appreciated and kept the girls focused. Thanks to Nicky and Angus who organised all the food. To Angus, Kelvin, Glen et al for travel to and from the ground. And thanks to Rachel and Mike for making sure the girls had plenty of support and encouragement from coaches.
To come out winners 2/1 was a great achievement for a fantastic group of young cricketers. We wish them all the best for their futures in cricket and we look forward to seeing them play for the Magicians and White Ferns in the future as there is certainly a great deal of talent within the group.
CJCA U14 134/8 (M Dunlop 33*, E McIntosh 27, A McKissock 26) lost to Cornwall 135/9 (A Hotton 4/22, L Murray 2/9, A McKissock 2/14).
CJCA 124/3 (E McIntosh 34*, G Edge 31) beat Auckland 110/5
Auckland 89/6 lost to CJCA 90/8 (K Hastings 17, Abby McKissock 16)
Abby McKissock (CJCA) with 40 runs in 2 innings and 6 wickets