27 November 2019
Heaton Intermediate Lift National Title!
Heaton Intermediate took part in the National Girls Primary Schools Tournament this year held out in Lincoln. Remuera (Auckland), Balmacewan (Dunedin), Tawa (Wellington), Kamo (Northern) and Sacred Heart (Central) were the other qualifiers. Unfortunately, Kamo had to withdraw, which led to Ellesmere College filling their place.
Game 1: Heaton 103 beat Tawa 36
Game 2: Heaton 271/0 beat Ellesmere College 26 (7.3 overs)
Game 3: Balmacewan 42 lost to Heaton 44/5 in 11.4 overs
Game 4: Heaton 186/2 beat Remuera Intermediate 103 (19.2 overs)
Game 5: Heaton 122/3 beat Sacred Heart 29 (10.4 overs).
Through several convincing wins, Heaton lifted the title and were crowned National Champions. Star performers were Lexie Rouse, who starred with both bat and ball, as well as opening bowler Eden Nuttall and Captain, Lucy Easton.
This is now Heaton’s 6th national girls cricket title in 8 years. The team is already talking about coming back and defending their title in 2020. With a good core of year 7’s who gained a lot of experience this year it will no doubt give them confidence next year.