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Today was the end of yet another Gillette Cup, with St Andrew’s College taking out the title after Hamilton Boys' High School led for the majority of the week before being beaten for the first time today by StAC who passed them on Net Run Rate In The Process.
The final points table was:
1: St Andrew’s College - 8 Points
2: Hamilton Boys High School - 8 Points
3: Wellington College - 6 Points
4: Lindisfarne College - 4 Points
5: Rosmini College - 4 Points
6: Otago Boys High School - 0 Points
Below Is My Team Of The Tournament For 2019.
1. Rhys Mariu - St Andrew’s College - Rhys was coming to the Gillette Cup with a big point to prove, after being selected in the New Zealand Under 19’s Tournament for the five match series and only playing in the warm-up game and In the first game of the series. So A good Gillette Cup was a must for Rhys and he did deliver, winning player of the tournament, as well as scoring 254 Runs with one half and one century and with a highest score of 104 on opening day vs defending champions Wellington College.
2. Jacob Cumming - Otago Boys' High School - While results it would be fair to say definitely didn’t go Otago Boys’ way, Cumming was one of the better players in a team that ended the tournament without a win. Scoring a half century on opening day as they fell agonizingly short against Lindisfarne College, then a century on Day Three after the games were moved to different locations against Rosmini College.
3. Harrison Mowat - Lindisfarne College - Mowat finished third on the list of Top Run Scorers at this year’s Gillette Cup, notching up three half centuries while he didn’t make three figures throughout the week he scored a total of 239 Runs at an average of just under 48.
4. Jacob Parker - Hamilton Boys' High School - The Hamilton Boys High School captain was their best performer throughout the week. Finishing as their top run scorer and fourth on the overall standings with 245 runs at an average of 61 with One Half Century and One Century. Also a handy option with the ball, as the same day he made the century against Otago Boys’ he took 3-27 off Eight Overs.
5. Hunter Lowe - Lindisfarne College - Lowe was the top run scorer for the entire tournament batting at Number Five for Lindisfarne. Combining well with Harrison Mowat and Bailey McDonald to form big partnerships through their innings, scoring One Century and one half century as well as he scored 269 Runs at an average of 53.80.
6. Jesse Frew - St Andrew’s College - Jesse much like others in this list made One Half Century and One Century, with his best 103 off 78 not out against Otago Boys High’ on the penultimate day. He linked up well with Zak Foulkes, Mariu and Darling. As well as a well made 58 while other wickets constantly fell around him against Lindisfarne College on Wednesday.
7. Zak Foulkes - St Andrew’s College - Despite Seven not being his natural position in anyone’s batting order, how based on his performances in recent weeks could you leave him out. Finishing just two runs behind overall top run scorer Harrison Mowat with 267 Runs with One Half and One Century at an average of 267. As well as, finishing second on the wicket taking charts with Nine Wickets behind Gatley and teammate Jordy Frew who both took Ten Wickets.
8. Jordan Gatley - Rosmini College - A bit like Cumming from Otago Boys’, an over performer in what was a average side throughout the week, picking up 10 Wickets sharing the top spot on the wicket taking chart. Taking seven wickets across two days with Three against StAC on Tuesday, then Four against Otago Boys’ on the Wednesday.
9. Jordy Frew - St Andrew’s College - Joint top wicket taker with Gatley, taking 10 Wickets and being the only bowler to pick up a five wicket bag throughout the entire tournament taking 5-26 off Nine Overs against Otago Boys. Jordy also played a few key knocks at the end of St Andrew’s first innings to help extend their total that could have made the difference between winning and losing if it had of got close in some of their games.
10. Max Sargentina - Wellington College - Sargentina was key for Wellington College, as an all rounder batting at Number Seven for Wellington College he nearly got them over the line on the first day with 47 as well as 41 vs Hamilton Boys on Day Three, then hit the final ball for Four to secure a win over Lindisfarne on Day Two. He also was handy with the ball picking up Four Wickets with the ball over the Five Days.
11. Sam Sinclair - Hamilton Boys' High School - Wicket Keeper Another not being batted this low in any line up Sam played a crucial role in getting Hamilton Boys’ over the line against Lindisfarne yesterday and was brilliant behind the stumps across the five days. Playing a part in two run outs, five stumpings and nine catches.
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