Gisborne cricketers feature

Lucy McHugh, Tayla Hollis, Courtney Hayes and Phoebe Taylor were the Poverty Bay cricketers in the squad.

Lucy McHugh, Tayla Hollis, Courtney Hayes and Phoebe Taylor were the Poverty Bay cricketers in the squad.

Northern Districts Women's Cricket - Lucy McHugh, Tayla Hollis, Courtney Hayes and Phoebe Taylor. at Llyod Elsmore Park, Howick-Pakuranga Cricket Club, Auckland.

NORTHERN District, with four Gisborne cricketers in their ranks, finished runners-up in the national under-21 women’s cricket tournament that finished in Pakuranga last week.

Lucy McHugh, Tayla Hollis, Courtney Hayes and Phoebe Taylor were the Poverty Bay cricketers in the squad.

A bonus point was all that separated Northern Districts from the winners, Auckland.

Northern defeated Auckland in both the 50-over and Twenty20 games but Auckland did enough in the other matches to gain the advantage.

Both teams won five games and lost two, but Auckland gained three bonus points for a total of 21, compared with Northern Districts’ two bonus points and total of 20.

The second-place spot is the best finish in years for the ND u21 women’s team.

Northern Districts completed the 50-over section of the tournament with a rain-affected 50-over match against Wellington. The Duckworth-Lewis calculation meant a huge chase for ND. It proved too much, but it set them up for the T20 matches.

In these games, ND defeated Auckland and Otago, and had a narrow loss to Central Districts.

The Gisborne girls now have a short rest before returning to local club competition.

All of them have a busy summer of cricket, with ND commitments and Northern Premier League games in January.

Taylor and Hayes have also been selected for the ND team to contest the national u18 women’s tournament in Wellington from January 6 to 20. Jayxena Piwari and Hollis are non-travelling reserves.

The strength of Gisborne women’s cricket is further illustrated by the selection of Kayley Knight and Erana Hogarth in the ND u15 squad, and Rubi Perano and Bayleigh Colbert as non-travelling reserves for the same team.

NORTHERN District, with four Gisborne cricketers in their ranks, finished runners-up in the national under-21 women’s cricket tournament that finished in Pakuranga last week.

Lucy McHugh, Tayla Hollis, Courtney Hayes and Phoebe Taylor were the Poverty Bay cricketers in the squad.

A bonus point was all that separated Northern Districts from the winners, Auckland.

Northern defeated Auckland in both the 50-over and Twenty20 games but Auckland did enough in the other matches to gain the advantage.

Both teams won five games and lost two, but Auckland gained three bonus points for a total of 21, compared with Northern Districts’ two bonus points and total of 20.

The second-place spot is the best finish in years for the ND u21 women’s team.

Northern Districts completed the 50-over section of the tournament with a rain-affected 50-over match against Wellington. The Duckworth-Lewis calculation meant a huge chase for ND. It proved too much, but it set them up for the T20 matches.

In these games, ND defeated Auckland and Otago, and had a narrow loss to Central Districts.

The Gisborne girls now have a short rest before returning to local club competition.

All of them have a busy summer of cricket, with ND commitments and Northern Premier League games in January.

Taylor and Hayes have also been selected for the ND team to contest the national u18 women’s tournament in Wellington from January 6 to 20. Jayxena Piwari and Hollis are non-travelling reserves.

The strength of Gisborne women’s cricket is further illustrated by the selection of Kayley Knight and Erana Hogarth in the ND u15 squad, and Rubi Perano and Bayleigh Colbert as non-travelling reserves for the same team.

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