Girls
The SEZ Girls Cricket competition was held on Thursday 21st February, at Papatoetoe Cricket Club. It was an incredibly hot day for the team, even with the overcast conditions. The wicket was dry and fast, with a matching outfield.

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In our first game we played Farm Cove. Winning the toss, Somerville opted to bat and totalled a defendable 75 runs in a “Nine9” match. A nervous fielding team soon found their stride and Somerville won 75 to 52.


The second match was against St Kents. With our girls eager for more cricket, we posted a convincing 98 runs to 52.


Having won two games back to back, our girls' confidence was high. In our third game we played Bucklands Beach Intermediate. Superb fielding from our girls restricted the BBI big hitters to a total of 41 runs. A tough opening for our batters, soon lead to some convincing overs and a final win for Somerville, with a score of 72 to 41.

 

Congratulations to the Somerville Girls Cricket team for winning the 2019 SEZ tournament!

 

 

Boys

This year has seen the most number of male cricketers ever represent our school in three separate tournaments. This is extremely exciting for us as a school and we are grateful to give so many of our skilled cricketers a game or two this term.

 

The first tournament was the SEZ Cricket tournament played at Papatoetoe Cricket Club. A total of 8 teams split into two pools took part in 8 a-side games. Batters batted in pairs for two overs, everyone bowled in each game and we lost 3 runs for every wicket.

 

We finished pool play by winning against Howick Intermediate by 33 runs, before losing by 47 to St Kents and then by 21 to BBI. Standout batsmen were Keegan Wade, Callum Edwards and Nicholas Rooney, with lovely cameos in each game by Zayd Bousader, Zac Dawes, Khavin Kannan and Dylan Webb.

 

The bowlers all chipped in throughout the day with wickets.

 

We ended up playing for 5th to 8th, winning against Mission Heights and therefore finishing 5th overall.

 

Our next two upcoming tournaments are the Auckland Cup competition, 4 T20 games being played over the next three weeks and a South Auckland 10 a-side competition to be played at Alfriston College on 21st March.