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HOWZAT! – CJCA Christchurch Tournament a Huge Success

Tim Evers —

Heaton Boys finish 3rd in Christchurch and Heaton Girls qualify top for Christchurch Finals

The CJCJ Christchurch Cricket Tournament is always a much anticipated part of our sports calendar. This year we were extremely excited to have both a competitive and recreational grade made available to our students, which resulted in Heaton having just under 50 players involved in 20/20 matches.

Poor weather unfortunately meant that Friday's recreational matches for both the girls’ and boys’ tournaments were cut short, however we were extremely proud and impressed with the performances of both teams.

This year, the girls’ competitive tournament comprised of 4 teams, and the boys’ competitive tournament was made up of 12 teams. Our Heaton Girls’ 1st XI played beautifully and were very consistent throughout their three games against St Andrew's College, Cobham Intermediate and Christchurch South Intermediate. With three wins from three games, our girls will now re-play St Andrew's at the beginning of term 4 in the Christchurch Finals, with the winner progressing to the Canterbury Tournament.

Our Heaton Boys needed to finish in the top 4 to progress to the Christchurch Semi Finals. With convincing wins against Sumner School and Breens Intermediate, and a loss to an impressive Medbury team, Heaton finished the round robin stage in third place. Heaton were re-drawn with Medbury in the semi finals and fought gallantly, however could not manage to chase down a target of 159.

I would like to express my gratitude to our coaches Barry and Miss Caygill for their continued support and hard work. I would also like to recognise all students involved for the brilliant way in which they represented our school, and their dedication throughout the season.