26 Jun, Sunday

South East claim Pearl Dawson title

Club Cricket

South East claim Pearl Dawson title

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A phenomenal spell of bowling from Holly Huddlestone ensured South East picked up their first silverware of the season whilst Cornwall were left as runners up once again.

Huddlestone produced the incredible figures of 5-7 from six overs as Cornwall subsided to just 37 all out in 21 overs in reply to South East`s 169/9 to secure the Pearl Dawson Trophy for her side.

South East were asked to bat first on what looked to be a difficult pitch but despite losing opener Arlene Kelly early they were still able to post a more than respectable total given the conditions.

Katie Johnson (18 from 51 balls) and Alex Eastwood (28 from 56 balls) anchored the innings which allowed Megan Tremaine (21 from 23 balls) to play a more fluent knock, but it was Wendy Horneman who top scored with a well made 48.

In reply it was a one women show as Huddlestone decimated the Cornwall line-up. Captain Tremaine bagged two wickets while Charlotte Sarsfield and Arlene Kelly both picked up a scalp each, but those efforts paled in comparison to that of Huddlestone:

“That is the best spell I have seen her bowl in three years” said South East coach Craig Sunde “She has just returned from the New Zealand Emerging Players Squad and we can see the progressions she has made. She had the batters in trouble with every delivery.”

While Huddlestone`s efforts cannot go unnoticed Sunde was also quick to praise his side`s efforts with the bat: “I think the most impressive aspect was how they realised early on that it was’t going to be easy and then adjusted their games accordingly. We had very mature innings up and down the order given the pitch and the situation and I think the spell Holly bowled proved what a good effort it was from our girls with the bat.”

For Cornwall it was the second final defeat of the season but they will have a chance at revenge this weekend when the two sides meet in the T20 final. South East will carry a lot of momentum into the game and Sunde will be hoping for a similar performance from his side: “Saturday was a complete team performance, batting bowling and fielding and we will look for more of the same this coming weekend.”

Central West finishes the one-day completion in third place after they defeated North East by nine wickets on Saturday.

North East batted first at Orakei Domain and had captain Victoria Lind in superb form scoring 42. However Lind`s innings lacked support and her side would eventually be bowled out for 96 in the 44th over. Paula Gruber starred with the ball for Central claiming 2-9 in a miserly 10 overs while Sam Curtis and Shannon Elliott also bagged two wickets each.

Central had little trouble overcoming the total with nine wickets in hand. Curtis led the way with 30 while opening partner Jaimie Veale was unbeaten on 26.

These sides will meet once again this weekend in the third/fourth place playoff game in the T20 championship.

Pearl Dawson Trophy final result: South East 169/9 (W Horneman 48, A Eastwood 28, M Tremaine 21) defeated Cornwall 37 (H Huddlestone 5-7, M Tremaine 2-10) by 132 runs 

Third/fourth place playoff result: North East 96 (V Lind 42, S Bullen 14, P Gruber 2-9, S Elliott 2-11, S Curtis 2-16) lost to Central West 97/1 (S Curtis 30, J Veale 26*, L Watts 1-12) by nine wickets

Fixtures this weekend – T20 Championship

Final: South West v Cornwall – Papatoetoe Recreation Ground

Third/fourth place playoff: Central West v North East – Te Atatu Park