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Auckland U18 Hearts teams finish 2nd and 3rd in Quadrangular Tournament

Match 1 – T20

  • Auckland Blue v Wellington
  • Auckland White v Northern Districts

Wellington U18 Girls 119/2 (A Kerr 60*) defeated Auckland Blue U18 Hearts 67/8 by 52 runs.

Auckland Blue won the toss and elected to bowl first. Wellington put on a solid performance with the bat, with opener A Kerr making her way to 60no by the end of the 20 overs. Auckland found it difficult to restrict the visiting side, who set a score of 119 runs, only losing two wickets in the process.

In reply Auckland Blue had some early setbacks, with openers being dismissed within the first 2 overs. Wellington found form with the ball and managed to knock off Auckland’s wickets consistently, restricting them to 67/8 by the end of the 20 overs. Wellington took the win by 52 runs.

Auckland White U18 Hearts 100/2 (B Armstrong 47) defeated Northern Districts U18 Girls 86/7 (E Parker 44, L Olney 3/16) by 14 runs

Northern Districts won the toss and elected to bowl first. Auckland White got off to a cracking start, Captain Armstrong making her way to 47. This paired with some other decent contributions from the top-order saw Auckland move to 100 by the end of the 20 overs, with 8 wickets still in hand.

In reply Northern Districts had a strong start, opener E Parker making a score of 44. Auckland ramped up their bowling and L Olney managed to pick up 3/16, which saw the Northern Districts wickets starting to fall. Two ducks and some low scores from the bottom order saw Northern Districts restrict at 86 by the end of their overs, giving Auckland White the win by 14 runs

Match 2 – One Day

  • Auckland Blue v Northern Districts
  • Auckland White v Wellington

Matches were both both abandoned shortly after starting due to wet weather.

Match 3 – One Day

  • Auckland Blue v Auckland White

Auckland U18 Hearts White 128/10 (Liz Olney 40*, Amberly Parr 4/25) defeated by Auckland U18 Hearts Blue 130/7 (J Prasad 30) by 3 wickets.

The two Auckland teams squared off against each other in day 3 of the Quadrangular Tournament and there were some strong performances from both sides with the bat and the ball, resulting in an extremely close game.

Auckland Blue won the toss and elected to bowl first. Auckland White started of strong, with opener Liz Olney batting the full innings, moving to a score of 40 not out. However further down the order the batsmen struggled to get going and most scores couldn’t push past 10. This was aided by Amberly Parr’s bowling from the Blue side, who managed to pick up 4/25. This bowling performance saw Auckland White all out for 128 after only 39 overs.

In reply Auckland Blue had a rough start when they lost Yaz Kareem for 1 in the first two overs. However the next batsmen chugged along and put some decent runs up, including a 30 from Jesse Prasad. The bottom order really struggled to get going and the wickets kept coming. However it was a last-minute batting performance by Amberly Parr that chased down the final runs. She put on an outstanding batting performance including some great boundaries and helped her side reach their target in the 49th over, resulting in a 3-wicket win.

Match 4 – T20

  • Auckland Blue v Northern Districts
  • Auckland White v Wellington

Auckland Blue U18 Hearts 92/5 defeated Northern Districts U18 Girls 61/8 by 31 runs

Wellington U18 Girls 79/10 defeated Auckland White U18 Hearts 69/6 by 10 runs

Finals – T20

  • Auckland Blue v Wellington (playoff for 1st and 2nd)
  • Auckland White v Northern Districts (playoff for 3rd and 4th)

Wellington U18 Girls 123/7  defeated Auckland Blue U18 Hearts 86/9 by 37 runs

Northern Districts U18 Girls 85/4 defeated by Auckland Whites U18 Hearts 86/2 by 8 wickets

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