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White Ferns Visit – Heaton learns from the best!

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Our NZ White Ferns began their preparations for the 2017  ICC Women’s World Cup with a training camp at the Lincoln High Performance Centre.

As a school, we were incredibly fortunate to be part of this experience. Our Heaton Girls 1st XI were provided with an opportunity of a lifetime, and spent the day with the players to observe their training sessions, have a meet and greet, and get a taste of what it takes at this elite level.

To have the White Ferns make time for us during such an important part of their preparation was simply outstanding! We would like to thank Anjana Patel (NZ Cricket Game Development Advisor), Ben Ramsay (Community Cricket Coordinator), and all of the players and coaching staff for this amazing opportunity!

I would also like to extend my appreciation to Coach Barry and our parent helpers for their support.


Girls Qualify for Regional Finals!

Cobham and Heaton girls once again came up against each other to determine the Christchurch Year 7/8 girls cricket champions. The winner would qualify for the Canterbury Champs for the NZ Active Post Shield. We were expecting a close game. Both teams were unbeaten in the lead up games and were dominant in their respective pools.

The toss was won by Cobham who surprisingly put us into bowl in damp conditions. Cobham did well to reach 102 for only the loss of 3 wickets. Disappointingly we dropped 5 catches allowing Cobham to reach triple figures. Lucy C was the pick of our bowlers picking up 2 wickets for 15 runs. Ashley F also took a great individual run out to dismiss one of Cobham’s openers.

As the weather steadily improved there was an air of confidence in surpassing the Cobham total. Although we lost regular wickets, our ability to keep the score turning over was impressive and at all times we were ahead of the Cobham run rate. Eventually we reached their total in the 19th over. Ashley F had an outstanding innings that was the backbone of our teams effort. She opened the batting and batted through finishing on 45 not out.  The rest of the team all contributed to partnerships to keep us on track.

The game was well attended by parents and we appreciated NZ White Fern and Canterbury Magician captain Amy Satterthwaite, and Magician – Rachel Candy turning up to watch the girls. We were also thankful to Eugene Sanders and Rosie for umpiring the game. It turned out to be a game worthy of a final.

Coach – Barry V.B


Heaton Boys 1st XI Cricket Team – 2017
  • Hugo W (Room 4)
  • Jordan B (Room 7)
  • Josh K (Room 7)
  • George R.H (Room 8)
  • Liam A (Room 8)
  • Rory S (Room 8)
  • Charlie McD (Room 10)
  • Max A (Room 10)
  • Max R (Room 10)
  • Noah K (Room 10)
  • Zac W (Room 11)
  • Liam T (Room 14)
Heaton Girls 1st XI Cricket Team – 2017
  • Pippa B
  • Lucy C
  • Ashleigh F
  • Emelia L
  • Niamh McK
  • Nicole M
  • Maddie N
  • Alex S
  • Phoebe S
  • Paris S
  • Estella W
  • Jessie W

Girls Qualification Tournament 2017 

Day 1 – Match 1

Heaton Normal Intermediate 213-2 (A Fleming 51*, E Wallace 30, N Mckenzie 28*) beat Halswell 143/ 9 (E Wallace 0-1, N Mckenzie 2-2, L Campbell 3-2 )

As our first two batters run out you could tell the nerves were present, but our openers hit out for a quick fire 109 off 78 balls. E Wallace hit 30 runs before being run out. Her opening partner A Fleming carried on with N Mckenzie before retiring on 51 runs. L Campbell then came out to get a quick partnership with N Mckenzie. They both retired with two comfortable scores N Mckenzie 28 L Campbell 20. J Workman and M Northern came out to push the run rate up by taking lots of risks. Shortly after J Workman and M Northern were retired, P Blair hit a quick 8 before unfortunately getting out, and N Moore finished the innings with 1 more run. After our strong start we were quite confident in our team holding up. With the awesome offside bowling, right on their toes we manage to get them all out for 47. Heaton had a comfortable win against Halswell but the battle wasn’t over yet.

By Ashleigh

Day 2 – Match 2

Heaton Normal Intermediate 175-4 off 20 overs (E Wallace 56*, N Mckenzie 25, L Campbell 26) defeated Christchurch South 53 all out off 16 overs ( N Mckenzie 2-7, A Fleming 2-8, E Wallace 1-3)

Day 2 and we all still had nerves running through our bodies. Christchurch South won the toss and decided to bowl, meaning we were batting first. Ashleigh and Estella were going to open the batting. Estella got a top score of 56* then Niamh and Lucy came out to smash 25 and 26 runs. The girls manage to keep Christchurch South from getting to their total, only letting them score 53 before getting them all out. Niamh did amazingly getting 2-7 off 3 overs and Ashleigh getting 2-8 off 3 overs. Overall we did well and worked together as a team.

By Estella

Day 2 – Match 3

Heaton Normal Intermediate 115-0 (E Wallace 56*, A Fleming 44*) defeated Chisnallwood 41-6 (N Mckenzie 2-4, L Campbell 1-5, P Sutton 1-8)

Final game and we knew it was a vital one. With Chisnallwood coming out to bowl first, our first 2 batsmen jogged out onto the field. They managed to get a 115 run partnership including Estella getting her second 50 of the day. Ashleigh managed to score 44 runs before rain forced the game to 13 overs. The girls managed to restrict Chisnallwood to only 41-6. Niamh did the best with only 2-4 off her 2 overs and then Lucy with 1-5 off 2 overs. It was a great final game and now we are waiting to play in the finals.

By Estella


Back to Back National Shield Champions!

Our Heaton Girls’ First XI qualified again for the National Primary Shield tournament, seeing off skilled competitive cricketers in their lead up matches.

Heaton made a brilliant start to the tournament winning both games in Rounds 1 and 2 comfortably. Our second day’s games were to be the toughest with Weston, Viscount and Heaton sharing top of the table. After a rain delay Heaton won the toss and elected to bat. Opening batters made a quick fire 120/2. Weston went on to make a good start with the bat but with excellent fielding they were all out for 78/5 after 18 overs.

The final match of the day brought together the two top teams. Viscount a team of big hitters with superb skills in the field, looked very confident. Heaton batting first made 168. As our girls walked out to field they felt the nor’wester’s presence! Bowling conditions were not ideal. Viscount made an explosive start but smart field placements, dynamic fielding and tidy bowling shut down the runs. Viscount ending their innings forty runs short of the target.

The girls went into the final game against Raroa feeling confident knowing that anything other than a loss would mean we would be the champions. Winning the toss our opening batters Joey and Lucy made a great opening stand of 68. Joey was then joined by Georgia who both ended their innings not out, adding a 98 run partnership. Raroa looked energised but 166 runs were too hard to chase down, with Heaton winning by 66 runs.

CongratulatIons to our girls for their fantastic efforts throughout the season. A sincere thanks to coach Barry van Beurten for his time, energy and dedication, and our manager Mrs Wendy Edge for her ongoing commitment and fantastic support. Special mention should be made of Lucy, Georgia and Joey who were the top 5 batters, and to Georgia who was the most economical bowler.


Boys National Champions 2016

Game One

Heaton Normal Intermediate 170-4 (H Forrest 94, H Thornley 33) beat Raroa Normal Intermediate 134-9 (L Chowdury 36, C Heyns 4-35, N Shearer 2-12)

Bert Sutcliffe Oval hosted the final game of round one, with local side Heaton Intermediate coming up against Roroa Normal Intermediate. A 73 run opening partnership set the standard for the innings. H Thornley got 33 and was the first wicket to fall. His opening partner H Forrest produced the performance of the round smashing 14 fours and two sixes in his 94 from just 53 balls. A hundred looked on the cards before Forrest was run out, courtesy of some good fielding from the Raroa side. Needing more than eight runs an over, it was always going to be a tough ask for the Wellington school. Luke Chowdury gave the Raroa team some hope with 36 from 30 balls, but the Heaton bowlers, successfully restricted the chase. C Heyns  led with the ball for Heaton, taking 4-35.

Game Two

St Peter’s School 100 all out off 19 overs (A Mitchell 41, H Forrest 2-3, M McMillan 2-14) lost to Heaton Intermediate 105-4 off 13.4 overs (H Forrest 29, T Smith 22*, C Tindall 3-30)

There was a sense of confidence after both teams won their first-round matches. St Peter’s innings began brightly, getting to 31 without losing a wicket. Then within the next three overs six wickets were lost. Things weren’t looking positive for St Peter’s until Sam Mitchell came to the crease. He hit eight fours and a six in his 28 ball 41. M McMillan and H Forrest were both very economic with the ball, and also picked up two wickets each. If St Peter’s were going to have any chance, early wickets were going to be needed. After a big partnership in the first game, Thornley and Forrest put their team in a good position again, with Forrest top scoring with 29. T Smith finished the game off, hitting 22 off 14 balls, with the winning runs coming in the 14th over.

Game Three

Tahuna Normal Intermediate 98-7 (J Murray 52*, T Smith 2-17) lost to Heaton Normal Intermediate 102-3 off 15.2 overs (T Smith 37*, R O’Loughlin 37*)

The final match in the third round of the National Primary School Cup brought together teams at opposite end of the table. Tahuna Normal won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Jacob Murray looked solid from the start, but couldn’t establish any strong partnerships as he was losing partners regularly. Murray eventually fell on 52 in the eighteenth over. Before the chase got underway Heaton were confident at the prospect of chasing a total of under 100. However, things did not be begun well for the Christchurch school. After six overs Heaton were struggling at 16-3. The third wicket brought together R O’Loughlin and T Smith. The pair’s partnership was excellent. Both finished on 37*, going past the target with four overs to spare. The result means Heaton stays atop of the table with two rounds to go.

Game Four 

Heaton Normal Intermediate 108 all out off 19.1 overs (R O’Loughlin 31, H Forrest 21, T Irvine 4-7, N Tapper 2-18) lost to King’s School 109-4 off 15.4 overs (L Chandulal 39, S Macdonald 20*, N Shearer 2-16)

The two top teams came together in a crucial clash during the fourth round of the National Primary School Cup. Heaton Normal won the toss and decided to bat first. The openers, who have been in great form coming into the game, gave Heaton a decent start. The innings was looking good at 3-91 with seven overs to go. Toby Irvine then produced a sensational spell, nabbing four wickets for just seven runs. Nick Tapper gave Irvine good support with 2-18. Heaton were bowled out in the last over for 108. A positive start to the chase was exactly what King’s wanted, and the opening pair of Max Chaplin and Louie Chandulal gave then just that. Chandulal was eventually out for 39, but by the time of his dismissal, Heaton were out of reach.

Game Five 

Huntley School 90-8 (C Heaphy 28, C Heyns 3-27, N Shearer 2-16) lost to Heaton Normal Intermediate 95-2 off 11 overs (H Forrest 52*, N Shearer 26*)

Heaton knew, to have any chance of winning the competition they must win, and win in quick fashion. Heaton won the toss, and decided the best strategy was to ball and then keep track of how the other matches were going, in order to decide how quickly they would need their chase to be. Curtis Heaphy, who ended up winning the MVP of the tournament, scored 28, but the Huntley captain was the only member of his team to reach double figures. C Heyns was quite expensive, but took three wickets at the same time. Heaton captain, H Forrest, would have been pleased with how economical the rest of his bowlers were, with Heyns being the only player to concede more than four runs an over. Heaton had heard that Raroa had won. Coach T Evers knew that his team would need to be very positive in order to chase the target quickly. Forrest lead from the top of the order, ending unbeaten on 52* off just 26 balls. His partnership with N Shearer (26 off 33) turned out to be a tournament winning partnership.

To view the article written in the Press please select the following link: Heaton Winners Article


We are off to Nationals!

A huge congratulations to both our Heaton Girls and Heaton Boys teams for their brilliant performances at the Regional Finals. With a perfect three wins from three matches, our teams will enter the final Nationals Tournament at Lincoln full of confidence.

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Heaton Boys Statistics – notable performances across 3 matches

  • Harry F: (80 runs) 2 x 40 n.o performances
  • Mitch M: 19 n.o ( 1 x innings)
  • Caleb H: 2 for 18 (7 overs)
  • Jack B: 4 for 28 (8 overs)
  • Harry F: 7 for 20 (9 overs)
  • Tom S: 2 for 19 (6 overs)

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Heaton Girls v Cobham Match Statistics

Heaton Girls v Waimea Match Statistics


Heaton Girls’ classy from start to finish!

Result: Heaton 115 (20 overs) defeated Cobham 81 (all out)

Our Heaton Girl’s displayed a wonderful away from home performance, to run out comfortable winners against Cobham Intermediate in the Christchurch zones finals. Lucy (49 not out) produced all the shots in a classy batting exhibit, and was wonderfully supported by Niamh (14 runs) and Ellie (18 runs). After setting an impressive total of 115, our bowlers were rewarded for their consistent line and length. The wickets were shared amongst six of our bowlers, the sign of a true team performance. 

Bowling Statistics

  • Ellie: 2 wickets for 22 runs
  • Niamh: 1 wicket for 17 runs
  • Georgia: 2 wickets for 8 runs
  • Lila: 1 wicket for 14 runs
  • Millie: 2 wickets for 9 runs
  • Mia: 2 wickets for 7 runs

Heaton Boys’ Progress to District Finals!

Result: Heaton 77 (18.5 overs) defeated Medbury 72 (20 overs)

Congratulations to our Heaton Boys’ on a fantastic result in todays zones final. After a superb bowling and fielding display in the first innings, our batters were faced with a difficult chase of 72 runs. After a nervous start, our team demonstrated patience and excellent shot selection to achieve the target with an over to spare. A big thank you to Medbury School for a great game and we wish you luck for your next playoff match. 

Our team has now qualified for the District finals which will take place in term 4. All 15 squad players have put in a huge effort this term and should be extremely proud of their efforts and achievements.

Heaton Bowling Statistics

  • Rocco O: 4 overs (3 wickets for 13 runs)
  • Caleb H: 4 overs (2 wickets for 6 runs)
  • Harry F: 4 overs (2 wickets for 18 runs)
  • Jack B: 4 overs (0 wickets for 15 runs)
  • Tom S: 3 overs (1 wicket for 16 runs)
  • Nic S: 1 over (1 wicket for 4 runs)

Heaton Batting Statistics

  • Hayden T: 2 runs
  • Harry F: 21 runs
  • Rocco O: 2 runs
  • Mitch M: 21 runs
  • Caleb H: 12 runs
  • Nic S: 15 runs (not out)

We are extremely proud to announce that both our Girls’ and Boys’ teams have made it through to this years zones finals. Our Heaton Girls’ will face off against a tough and experienced Cobham team, whilst the boys take on last years champions Medbury School. 


National Tournament Winners

New Zealand Cup Winners

  • 2016  Heaton Normal Intermediate
  • 2015   Medbury School
  • 2014   Hutt International Boys School
  • 2013   Raroa Normal Intermediate
  • 2012  Tauranga Intermediate
  • 2011   Tauranga Intermediate
  • 2010   Raroa Normal Intermediate
  • 2009   St Andrews Preparatory School
  • 2008   Southwell School & Hereworth School
  • 2007   NO RESULT
  • 2006   King’s School
  • 2005   Cobham Intermediate
  • 2004   Bohally Intermediate
  • 2003   King’s School
  • 2002   Murray’s Bay Intermediate
  • 2001   Havelock North Intermediate & Rosedale Intermediate
  • 2000   Tawa Intermediate

New Zealand Shield Winners

  • 2016   Heaton Normal Intermediate
  • 2015   Heaton Normal Intermediate
  • 2014   Berkley Normal Middle School
  • 2013   Heaton Normal Intermediate
  • 2012   Heaton Normal Intermediate
  • 2011   Takapuna Normal Intermediate
  • 2010   Tawa Intermediate
  • 2009  Tawa Intermediate
  • 2008   Raroa Normal Intermediate
  • 2007   NO RESULT
  • 2006   Cobham Intermediate
  • 2005   Taradale Intermediate
  • 2004   Havelock North Intermediate
  • 2003   Havelock North Intermediate
  • 2002   Tauranga Interrmediate
  • 2001    Viscount School
  • 2000   Eketahuna Primary School

National Shield Finals 2015 – Winners Are Grinners!

Congratulations on a fantastic result girls! Our Heaton team won all five matches over the three days of competition. This is the third time that our school has won the shield since this prestigious tournament began back in 2000.

Tournament Sports Report – Written by Louis J (Yr.8)

Day One

Heaton vs Belmont (Auckland) – Game 1

On Thursday 26th November Heaton and Belmont battled it out on Lincoln Green Oval. Belmont won the toss and decided to bowl, this meant our girls were sent into bat. Gracie and Lucy opened the batting, Gracie top scored with 47 off 49 deliveries and Ellena got 19 of 30 deliveries.The girls kept Belmont from reaching the target, they only scored 116 runs for 7 wickets. A fairly even game but a great a good win for Heaton.

Heaton vs Tauranga – Game 2

This time the girls were playing on Bert Sutcliffe Oval.  Again we lost the toss and were sent into bat.  There was a great innings from one of our openers Lucy (71 from 56 deliveries – not out) and Bridie, who came into bat and scored 19 off 33 deliveries (not out). After setting a total of 132/4 the girls went into bowl. Heaton set 138/3 which looked a decent total. Arguably the bowling was even better than the batting, with Georgia collecting 4 wickets for 8 runs off 4 overs and Ellena and Lila both taking 2 wickets each. In the end Heaton bowled them out for 58 off 16.4 overs. What an amazing win girls! On this particular ground there was a screen that had all of their names and scores which really pleased and exited the team. Day one was a success!

Day Two

Heaton vs Raroa – Game 3

This morning the girls were playing on Burt Sutcliffe again. Winning the toss Heaton elected to bat. Gracie and Lucy opened the batting in tough windy conditions. The runs came slowly but surely, Lily top scored with 26 off 49, followed by Lucy who got 18 off 19. Three girls got 11 – Gracie, Georgia and Birdie. With a total of 117 for 6 they could still defend it. With a lower total to defend the girls knew that they would have to bowl and field really well. Our girls started amazingly having them 2 wickets for 1 run. Georgia had a blinder, 2 wickets for 10 runs and 1 maiden off 4 outstanding overs. Petra, Elena and Lila each taking 1 wicket and Petra only going for 2 runs. Heaton did well and restricted them to only 86 for 7 another good win.

Heaton vs Arrowtown – Game 4

Winning the toss Heaton elected to bat.  Gracie and Lucy again opened the batting, Gracie falling cheaply for 2 runs, but Lucy staying in there to get 16 runs. Ellena top scoring with 36 runs of 50 balls. Needing extra runs at end of the innings Petra and Georgia were risking it all, creating a very exciting partnership worth 25 runs. The girls set a total of 121/5. Heaton came into bowl with Ellena and Gracie both taking 2 wickets each. There was some great fielding and good intensity. In the end Heaton won comfortably bowling them all out to win by 56 runs.

Day Three

Heaton vs Havelock North – Game 5

The final game was an exciting time for Heaton, they had not lost a game and they saw a chance of winning the tournament.  The girls were not going to break a winning formula and won the toss and decided to bat. Ellena and Lily making a monster partnership of 134 runs. Ellena scored 65 and Lily 32, setting an incredible total of 174/4. Millie bowled well having 2 catches taken off her bowling both for ducks.  Gracie and Georgia both took wickets bowling 1 each.  Joey took a great catch off Petra’s bowling and her keeping was outstanding all tournament.  To cap it off the girls had a win bowling them out for 44 off 17.44 overs.

You guys are amazing, undefeated and undisputed Champions of the Active Post National NZ Post Shield.

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