The Palmerston North Girls' High School first XI cricket team have qualified for the national secondary school finals in December, likely to be in Palmerston North.
Girls' High won the Twenty20 qualifying tournament at Wanganui on Wednesday with two wins from two games.
They thrashed New Plymouth Girls' High School by eight wickets. New Plymouth scored 85-7 with Emma Johanson the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-29 from four overs. Hannah Rowe, Olivia West and Molly Noema-Barnett took one wicket each.
Girls' High then reached 86-2 in the 17th over with Tori Claridge, 22 not out, and Sarah Power, 11 not out, at the crease after Rowe had scored 21.
They then beat Wanganui High School by four wickets.
Wanganui scored 118-6, with Central Hinds rep Jess Watkin scoring 79.
Olivia West (2-14), Power (2-12) and Johanson (2-11) took wickets for Girls' High.
In reply, Girls' High chased down the total with two balls to spare as Rowe scored 43, Claridge 16 and Power 17 not out.
Girls' High were pleased with the win over Wanganui as they had lost an interschool match to them just the week before and Wanganui High had knocked out Girls' High's bogey team Havelock North High School, of Hastings.
- Manawatu Standard
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