Heaton Girls Bring Home the National Shield!

 

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What a spectacular way to finish the cricket season! We are so proud of our Heaton Girls 1st XI , who have been crowned National Champions for 2019. With wins over Tawa, Ellesmere College, Balmacewen, Remuera Intermediate & Sacred Heart, our Heaton team went a perfect 5 wins from 5 matches.

The Heaton girls have put in a huge amount of effort for the whole season, and have been rewarded for their dedication and hard work. As a school, we would also like to recognise the amazing contributions of our coach Barry van Beurten. Barry has worked with our teams for many years, and his tireless efforts and enthusiasm have been nothing short of extraordinary. We would also like to thank Ms Caygill and Mrs Edge for all of their support throughout the season.

Game 1  : Heaton 103 beat Tawa 36

The outfield was slow and boundaries fairly large. We lost the toss and were asked to bat against the top team from Wellington. Lucy and Kate C got us off to a solid start of 45 at drinks without losing a wicket. At drinks the decision was made to be a lot more aggressive and try and get towards 130. Almost immediately this resulted in Kate C (16) being run out. Lexie came out and with typical aggression took on the bowlers scoring 5 in as many balls before being bowled by Wellingtons best bowler – a leg spinner. Lucy went in the 12th over due to a good catch and were 65-4. This bought Emily D (8) and Lily Y (16) to the crease. Millie S came in and scored a good 7 while the last 3 batters did not trouble the scorers much. So all in all we were 20-30 short of what we wanted – but our run rate did not slow as we lost wickets. And we got to three figures!

There was a quiet confidence amongst the Heaton supporters that this total might be enough. Eden bowled very well conceding just 5 runs from her 3 overs and claiming one of the openers. By the 6th over things were starting to feel a bit tense as Tawa were at 26 in the 6th over and the scoreboard had them as favourites to win. We were however, about to experience the best Heaton bowling effort in our proud history at nationals. Lexie took the ball as first change and bowled impeccable line and length to finish with the amazing figures of 3 overs 5 wickets for 2 runs (all bowled). This explains why Tawa were at 26-1 and to be all out for 36. I imagine Lexie greatly treasured getting out the bowler who got her out half an hour earlier. Ava took a catch off the bowling of Emily and we also executed a classy run out from a no ball – really quick thinking and clever play between Lexie and Emily.

Game 2 : Heaton 271/0 beat Ellesmere College 26 (7.3 overs)

Ellesmere kindly filled the space left by Kamo’s (Northern Districts) late withdrawal. It quickly became apparent that we were considerably stronger than them so the decision was made to give all the team a bat. Kate (12) and Lucy (53 in 24 balls) were given 6 overs to show what they could muster and they did well accumulating 81 runs. Lexie (79 in 28 balls) and Emily (18) put on 105 in their 6 overs. Lily (20) and Millie S (11) had 4 overs and scored 51 runs. This left Eden (2) and Ava (13) 4 overs but we only got 2 of them as time ran out.

We decided to bowl our year 7 girls with Aiofe (2-0-2) and Lily (2-0-7) opening the bowling. Success came with Millie M (1-1-14) claiming the first wicket. Then another bowling first was about to unfold – Emily D collected a hat trick in her only over 1/3/2. She bowled 2 of them and captain Lucy secured the hat trick with a regulation catch at cover. Lucy and Lexie also chipped in with a wicket maiden each. To top off a good fielding effort were 2 run outs at the keepers end with Lily and Emily combining well with Kate C to execute the run outs.   At the end of day one just Balmac and Heaton sat on 2 wins.

Game 3 : Balmacewen 42 lost to Heaton 44/5 in 11.4 overs

Balmac won the toss and elected to bat first on a good wicket at Lincoln Domain – a 5 minute drive from the Lincoln University grounds. Ava bowling the second over of the game, bowled the opener with a fully pitched swinging delivery. The teams best batter was still at the crease however did not look overly comfortable against Ava and Eden, who bowled fast and full. She survived this spell only to be caught and bowled by a Lexie full toss in the fifth over, leaving Belmac at 16/2. Lexie then removed the next batter first ball to leave them reeling at 16-3. The next 4 wickets were lost with the score on 26 with wickets by Ava and Lexie but the last wicket partnership was the best taking Balmac through to 42. Ava finished with 4 overs, 4 wickets for 5 runs and Lexie 4/3/11.

Heaton knew that they only needed to bat out their overs to win but we did not get off to the best start with the score at 2/2 before the second over had finished. Kate C was run out in the 5th over for 9 runs and the score at 19. The parents were getting a bit nervous and Balmac was buoyed by their early success. Soon after we lost 2 more wickets with easy catches off some slow bowling before Lexie and Ava steadied the ship and saw us home. Ava did well defending getting 1 off 14 but letting Lexie have the strike. Lexie played in my mind the best innings of the tournament putting aside her aggressive nature to ensure that she only hit bad balls and she scored the winning runs top scoring with 25* off 29 balls. We were now the only unbeaten side and so our thoughts turned to Remuera – our next game.

Game 4: Heaton 186/2  beat Remuera Intermediate 103 (19.2 overs)

Again we lost the toss but were asked to bat first. Winning this game almost ensured we would win the shield due to our superior run rate – even if we lost tomorrow. We got off to the best start of the tournament with Lucy being dismissed for 39 with the score of 86/1. This bought in Lexie who was itching to get to the crease and scored 53 off 29 balls before being retired. Kate C was bowled for 48 with the score on 164/2. Emily (7) and Lily (10) saw the score through to 186.

Remuera started well getting to 47 before they lost their first wicket (LBW bowled Lucy). It did however take 8.4 overs to get there, meaning that the game had already slipped out of their grasp. In the 10th over Lucy caught their best batter for 30 off the bowling of Lily Young. Lexie took a couple of run outs and we snared 3 catches in all (2 to captain Lucy and one to Emily). The batters slowly accumulated the score to 103 before being dismissed in the last over. Lily was the best of the bowlers with 2 wickets for 25.

Game 5 Heaton 122/3 beat Sacred Heart 29 (10.4 overs)

Heaton won the toss and elected to bat. Kate (36*) and Lucy (23) got us off to another great start getting us to 44 in the 8th over. Lexie accelerated the run rate with a quick fire 37 off 32 balls before Kate was retired and Lexie was bowled in the 17th over with the score at 111. This allowed us to give Kate S the opportunity to get a bat in her last game for Heaton – she scored a run a ball 6 before being bowled, bringing Emily and Lily to see off the last few overs and take the score to 122.

We were very confident now with our bowling stocks and having bowled every team out for the first time in our history – we decided to start off with our openers Eden (1 wicket) and Ava (2 wickets), before giving Aoife and Millie M (2 of our year 7s) a bowl, Aoife bowled well and Millie picked up 2 wickets for 2 runs.

Summary

Although many of the games were quite convincing wins – this is arguably the strongest bowling unit in our history. Lexie was in the form of her life with both the bat and ball – she won the tournament MVP. Eden won the team MVP for her part heading up the bowling attack and although she did not take lots of wickets – she did bowl incredibly well, tied up one end and was consistent all tournament. Captain Lucy was amazing leading the team on and off the field – her understanding of the game was beyond her years. She was also among the leading batters for the tournament.

This is now Heaton’s 6th national girls cricket title in 8 years (with a second last year). The team are already talking about coming back and defending their title in 2020. We have a good core of year 7’s who gained a lot of experience this year that will give them confidence next year.

 

Girls’ National Cricket Tournament 2019

A huge congratulations on qualifying for the 2019 National Tournament ladies, we are so excited to see you compete and are very proud of your achievements. Please ensure you read all the following information carefully, and contact Mr. Evers via email if you have any questions or concerns. Please be aware that some information may be subject to change so please check the blog regularly over the next week.

Tournament Dates: 

Students are required on the afternoon/evening of Wednesday 20th November (Opening Ceremony / Dinner), and the competition dates are Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd November (inclusive)

Timetable:
Wednesday 20th November

All players are required to attend the pre-tournament function (Opening Ceremony and Players Dinner). The girls’ are required to meet  in the canteen foyer after school. At approx. 3:30 pm, Barry and Mrs Edge will transport the students out to Lincoln and will supervise them for the duration of the afternoon / early evening. Students will have an opportunity to walk around the venue, familiarise themselves with the grounds, and participate in an optional filmed session organised by Cricket NZ (consent notes will be distributed and must be returned if you would like to take this opportunity).

Students will not require any money, cricket equipment or specific gear on the Wednesday. Students must be wearing their Heaton PE uniform, Heaton hat and jacket (which will be supplied).

  • Managers/Coaches Meeting: 5:30pm @ Bert Sutcliffe Pavilion
  • Opening Ceremony: The opening ceremony will take place at the Lincoln University Food Hall after the pre-tournament meeting (6.15pm)
  • Players Dinner: There will be a BBQ Dinner at the Lincoln University Food Hall for all teams immediately after the opening ceremony (6.30pm). Food will be supplied by New Zealand Cricket.

At the conclusion of the dinner (approx. 7:15 pm), students will be transported back to school, where they can be collected from Heaton. Barry will send out a group text when we are leaving the venue so we can ensure prompt collection from school.

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November

All players are required to meet at the Heaton flagpole 8:00am each morning. We will be departing promptly at 8:15am so please contact Barry if you are stuck in traffic or have any concerns.

No lunch is required on competition days as this is supplied by NZ Cricket. We will provide healthy snacks, however all players must have a named drink bottle and sun tan lotion for all competition days.

Following Thursday and Fridays matches there will be team dinners and a debrief for the girls: Thursday evening @ Lexie’s and Friday evening @ Lucy’s.]

Heaton Supervision: Miss Caygill will be looking after the girls on Thursday, Mrs Edge on Friday, and Mr Evers on Saturday.

Saturday 23rd November

All players are required to meet at the Heaton flagpole 7:45am. We will be departing promptly at 7:55am so please contact Barry if you are stuck in traffic or have any concerns.

Again, no lunch is required on Saturday as this is supplied by NZ Cricket. We will provide healthy snacks, however all players must have a named drink bottle and sun tan lotion for all competition days.

  • Closing Ceremony: The closing ceremony will take place on completion of the final round of games. Teams need to make their way to outside the Bert Sutcliffe Pavilion promptly after their match. Following the closing ceremony there will be a dinner at Cam’s and all parents are welcome to attend.
Additional Important Information
  • All personal medication e.g. Ventolin, must be packed and with your daughter on each competition day.
  • All girls must bring any personal cricket equipment they require (bat, pads, gloves etc.) If you require any additional kit, please see Mr. Evers as he can assist with this
  • The team will compete in their new Heaton cricket polo, whites (trousers) and Heaton cap. Please ensure you also have your Heaton PE top with you just in case
  • Please ensure any additional snacks/drinks you provide are healthy i.e. no fizzy and no chewing gum
  • Mrs. Edge, Miss Caygill and Mr. Evers will be your Heaton contact/manager/support people. Please touch base with them if you have any questions or concerns leading up to or during the tournament
  • Live Scoring: All games will be live scored on the NZC application along with cricHQ. Please make sure you download one or both of these before the tournament begins
  • WhatsApp (Managers/Coaches): For each tournament Cricket NZ create a Whatsapp group. This provides a medium for questions to be asked and the answers be shared across all teams. If you don’t have it already, please download the app from your app store and in the coming days I will load you to the tournament group. Please feel free to ask any questions you have through the app.

Tournament Resources (please read carefully)
2019 Playing Conditions & Rules
National Primary School Shield Draw
National Primary School Shield Handbook 2019
Venues, Maps & Parking

Heaton Girls’ Qualify for Nationals 2019

Canterbury Finals 2019 – Coaches Report

This year the Canterbury finals were contested between Heaton, Craighead (Timaru), Waimea (Nelson) and STAC (Christchurch)

Game 1 : Heaton 190/2 beat Craighead 7 in 6.1 overs.

The girls were actually quite nervous coming into this game. We lost the toss and Craighead asked us to bat and they grabbed their first wicket in the second over. Emily D came in early and scored a decent 17 before being bowled. Kate C opened the batting and along with Lexie took us through to the 15 over with about 150 on the board (Kate C 34* and Lexie Rouse 40*) – they were both retired allowing the rest of our batters a chance to impress. Lily and Ava were given 3 overs and scored 10 and 9 respectively. Eden and Kate S were given 2 overs and scored 6 and 4 . We ended the innings on 190.

Although Craighead were dismissed for a very small score, the Heaton bowling was actually outstanding and possibly the best all round bowling attack the school has ever had. Millie S took a great catch at first slip, 1 run out and 5 bowled accounted for the remaining wickets. Ava Finished with 2 overs 3 wickets /4 runs, Eden 2/1/1 and Lexie 1/2/0.

Game 2 : Heaton 143/5 beat Waimea 35 all out in 16 overs

Waimea had just finished a nail biting game with STAC losing in the last ball, we got a glimpse of their fielding and bowling and they looked very useful. We won the toss and batted first. Kate C batted through the innings unbeaten on 38*. She was supported by Lexie with an aggressive 28, Lily 13, Ava 17 and an impressive quick-fire 11* by Millie S.

Our goals were a run out and 2 catches as well as bowling great lines. Ava continued her fine form collecting 4/3/5 including a great catch by Emily at Silly Mid On. Captain Lucy bowled well with 3/1/3  but combined beautifully with Lexie for 2 well executed run outs. Eden and Millie each got a wicket.

Game 3 : Heaton 126/5 beat StAC 44 all out in 13.1 overs

A perfect morning and both teams undefeated, crunch time with the victor going on to represent Canterbury in the nationals.

The toss was won by captain Lucy who opted to bat first. We got off to a cautious start wanting to ensure that our openers did their job when really needed. Kate (13) and Lucy (37) did just that. Lexie came in with a quick fire 27 and Emily with a solid 20. Lily (9) continued her good form and Millie S again came in and continued the attack with 3 off as many balls. We were happy with the total of 126 and confident it was defendable.

Our bowling attack is the strongest I think Heaton has ever had. Ava opened the bowling and got instant success with their opener out caught (Emily) first ball. Second ball – dot, third ball LBW, 4th ball LBW and the game was as good as over with STAC’s top 3 batters back in the pavilion without a run on the board. Captain Lucy and Lexie decided to maintain the pressure and soon STAC were dismissed for 43 in 13.1 overs. Ava produced an amazing spell 3.1 overs 4 wickets for 16 runs. Her seasoned opening  bowling partner, Eden, also bowled beautifully with 3/2/3 and Lucy 3/2/3. The other pleasing thing was our fielding with 2 more run outs and no dropped catches.

A proud coach, a delighted team and a proud supportive group of parents and family.  All looking forward to attending nationals in the hope of playing some great cricket, having fun and meeting new friends. Let’s see if we are good enough for a 6th title in 8 years for Heaton Intermediate.

National Primary Cricket Shield – Canterbury Regional finals 2019

The location and timings have now been finalised for The Canterbury Regional Finals. A huge thank you to Barry and our students for their continued dedication and hard work, we are really proud of you all. Please ensure you read the following information carefully with your parents/caregivers, so you are up to speed with all relevant tournament details.

Tournament Dates: 

Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November 2019

Venue:

Hagley Polo grounds – All games are played on artificial pitches, no spikes to be worn. Please note Pitches 3 and 4 are the ones nearest the tree-line which will provide the best shelter and parking.

Game Start Times:

Morning games commence at 10.30am and afternoon games at 1.30pm (if both teams agree to start the afternoon game earlier that is okay)

Finish Time (Thursday):

The second game on Thursday is expected to finish at approx. 4:00pm. Students can be collect by their parents/caregivers directly from the venue at this time, or students can be transported back to Heaton. If you do collect your daughter from the venue, please ensure you sign out with the Heaton staff member before leaving

Meeting Time/Location:

Students are required to meet in the canteen foyer (outside the LRC entrance) at 8:40am on both competition days. Please note, students should arrive at school in their cricket whites, Heaton cricket top and be wearing their Heaton cap. Students will be transported to and from the venue in the Heaton vans.

Resources:

Tournament Information 2019
Draw for 2019 Primary Shield

Injuries / Availability: 

If you have any injury concerns, sickness or you cannot participate on either Thursday or Friday, please contact Mr. Evers or Barry asap.

Participants (who is taking part):

  • Emily D (Room 2)
  • Lily Y (Room 5)
  • Kate S (Room 7)
  • Lucy E (Room 7)
  • Lexie R (Room 9)
  • Eden N (Room 10)
  • Kate C (Room 17)
  • Ava D (Room 18)
  • Aiofe M (Room 18)
  • Millie M (Room 18)
  • Millie S (Room 19)

Equipment Requirements:

  • All relevant cricket equipment e.g. pads, bat, gloves
  • Cricket Kit (whites, Heaton PE Top and Heaton Hat)
  • Heaton PE top to have as a spare
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Packed lunch with plenty of healthy snacks (no chewing gum, fizzy drinks etc.)
  • All relevant personal medication e.g. EpiPen, Ventolin etc.
  • Sunscreen

Questions?:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr Evers via email (everst@heaton.school.nz) as he will be out of school on Thursday with the Heaton athletics day.

ChCh Girls Cricket Final v STAC

The following 10 students will be involved in the hardball 20/20 match again STAC on Tuesday 22nd October. Please read the information below carefully so you are up to speed about the match organisation.

Date:

Tuesday 22nd October (week 2)

Venue:

Elmwood Park – Artificial Pitch

Meeting Time:

Students are required to meet promptly at the Heaton flagpole at 11:30am. Students must be in their cricket kit (Heaton Hat, Heaton Cricket Playing Top & Whites). Students will have a register marked by a Heaton teacher, and then be walked next door to Elmwood Park to meet coach Barry. Please ensure you bring your bags, scooters etc. with you to Elmwood Park, as if the match concludes after 3pm you can go directly home from the venue with parents/caregivers.

Match Time:

12:30pm – 3:30pm (approx.)

Participants (who is taking part):
  • Emily D (Room 2)
  • Lily Y (Room 5)
  • Kate S (Room 7)
  • Lucy E (Room 7)
  • Lexie Rouse (Room 9)
  • Kate C (Room 17)
  • Ava D (Room 18)
  • Aiofe M (Room 18)
  • Millie M (Room 18)
  • Millie S (Room 19)
Equipment Requirements:
  • All relevant cricket equipment e.g. pads, bat, gloves
  • Cricket Kit (whites, Heaton PE Top and Heaton Hat)
  • Heaton PE top to have as a spare
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Packed lunch with plenty of healthy snacks (no chewing gum, fizzy drinks etc.)
  • All relevant personal medication e.g. EpiPen, Ventolin etc.
  • Sunscreen
Questions?:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr Evers via email (everst@heaton.school.nz) as he will be out of school on Monday and Tuesday for a basketball tournament.

HOWZAT! – CJCA Christchurch Tournament a Huge Success

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Heaton A Team 2019

The CJCJ Christchurch Cricket Tournament is always a much anticipated part of our sports calendar. This year we were extremely excited to have both a competitive and recreational grade made available to our students, which resulted in Heaton having just under 50 players involved in 20/20 matches.

Poor weather unfortunately meant that Fridays recreational matches for both the girls’ and boys’ tournaments were cut short, however we were extremely proud and impressed with the performances of both teams.

This year, the girls’ competitive tournament comprised of 4 teams, and the boys’ competitive tournament was made up of 12 teams. Our Heaton Girls’ 1st XI played beautifully and were very consistent throughout their three games against St Andrews College, Cobham Intermediate and ChCh South Intermediate. With three wins from three games, our girls will now re-play St Andrews at the beginning of term 4 in the Christchurch Finals, with the winner progressing to the Canterbury Tournament.

Our Heaton Boys’ needed to finish in the top 4 to progress to the ChCh Semi Finals. With convincing wins against Sumner School and Breens Intermediate, and a loss to an impressive Medbury team, Heaton finished the round robin stage in third place. Heaton we re-drawn with Medbury in the semi finals and fought gallantly, however could not manage to chase down a target of 159.

I would like to express my gratitude  to our coaches Barry and Miss Caygill for their continued support and hard work. I would also like to recognise all students involved for the brilliant way in which they represented our school, and their dedication throughout the season.

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Heaton 1st XI 2019

 

CJCA Boys School Cricket Semi Finals

Please ensure you read the following information carefully with your parents/caregivers, so you are up to speed about all relevant details. If you have any questions or concerns please liaise with Mr Evers asap.

Date: Monday 25th March

Tournament Location: Hagley Park (Hospital Corner Pitches).

Meeting Time/Location: All participants are required to meet Mr Evers at the Heaton flagpole promptly at 7:50am. Students should arrive wearing their cricket whites, Heaton PE top and Heaton cap.

Game Times and Student Collection: Both teams will play two 20/20 matches per day. The first game will commence at 9:15am, and the second game at approx. 1:00pm. It is expected that students will be finished at approx. 4:00pm. Students will need to be collected directly from Hagley Park, and they must check in with Mr Evers prior to departure so he knows that they are leaving with a parent/caregiver. Mr Evers can provide transport back to Heaton in the school van for up to 9 students. If you require this help, please communicate this via email asap.

Transport & Parent Helpers: A huge thank you to the following parents who have kindly offered to assist with transporting the team and their equipment to Hagley

  • Janine Murry
  • Pilar Fernandez

Equipment Requirements (what students need to bring?)

  • All relevant cricket equipment e.g. pads, bat, gloves
  • Cricket Kit (whites, Heaton PE Top and Heaton Hat)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Packed lunch with plenty of healthy snacks (no chewing gum, fizzy drinks etc.)
  • All relevant personal medication e.g. EpiPen, Ventolin etc.
  • Sunscreen

Injuries / Availability: If you have any injury concerns, sickness or you cannot participate on Monday please communicate this with Mr Evers asap.