24 April, 2018
North Shore Cricket Girls Crowned Auckland Champs
Bringing home the trophy.. Back row (from left): Jemima Biss, Jasmine Perry, Izzy Fox, Scout Hallman, Natasha Busch and Lucy Collett. Front (from left): May Cousins, Summer Lear, Giselle Den Breems and Issy Smith.
North Shore Cricket Club’s under-12 girls team won the Auckland title in the 2017-18 season, winning all but two of its games.
The team – Jemima Biss, Jasmine Perry, Izzy Fox, Scout Hallman, Natasha Busch, Lucy Collett, May Cousins, Summer Lear, Giselle Den Breems and Issy Smith – went to Eden Park to receive the trophy.
The captaincy was rotated each week, with Scout winnng the team manager’s award for most inspiring leadership.
Giselle, an all-rounder and talented wicketkeeper, was the most valuable player; Jasmine was most improved player; and Izzy the best emerging player, with Summer runner-up.
Jasmine took the most wickets, 21 for 208 runs, with a strike rate of 11.14.
Summer had the best bowling figures across the season, with an economy rate of 3.78 and the most maiden overs, with three.
Izzy scored the most runs over the season. Her total of 143 included 17 boundaries. Summer posted the highest score in any one game with 30.
Izzy, Scout, Summer, Giselle, Jasmine, Natasha, May and Jemima have been selected to play rep cricket.
Manager Karl Lear said it was a fantastic team to be involved with and the success was aided by the support of parents, particularly Gavin Busch, Susan Collett (scorer) and Kent Hallman.
This article first appeared on page 47 in the 20 April edition of the Devonport Flagstaff.