The Koru’s finished their final 40 over game of the season going down to Hawkes Bay in a close result with only 4 runs separating the two sides. Hawkes Bay finished on 200 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, not a bad effort from the Koru’s considering 118 of those runs came from White Fern Jess Watkin. Star performances for the Koru’s came from Kerry Tomlinson who finished with 79 runs and Melissa Hansen who had impressive bowling figures of 2 wickets for 21 runs off 4 overs. This result ultimately decided the competition winner with the Koru’s having the settle for 2nd.
The team then travelled to Levin to round off their season in a T20 tournament. The Koru’s got off to a fantastic start with a comprehensive win over Nelson, bowling the side out for 46 runs with Olivia Roseingrave finishing with 5 wickets for 11 runs off 5 overs. The Koru’s only needed 13 overs to eclipse Nelsons total of 46 runs. Impressive wins over Manawatu and Hawkes Bay would follow with contributions coming from the entire squad in two great team performances. These results meant the Koru’s would go on to play Taranaki in the tournament Final. Taranaki batted first finishing with 108 runs. The Koru’s struggled with the bat and were all out for 78. This meant the team again had to settle for a 2nd place finish.
The Koru’s can look back on their 2018/19 season and be both proud and optimistic of hopefully taking it one step further next summer.
We would like to congratulate the team on a successful season.