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John McGlashan College had a win and two losses at the NZCT finals for New Zealand's top years 7 and year 8 teams in Palmerston North this week.
McGlashan had a commanding win on the opening day, dismissing Medbury School for just 74 (Spencer Sutherland-Todd two for 16, Charlie Baker two for 18) and chasing down the target with seven wickets to spare (Jordan Gain 27).
Against Tauranga Intermediate, McGlashan scored 124 for seven (Lucas Reid 36, Max Chu 29) but Tauranga won with nine balls to spare.
Yesterday, chasing Hutt International's 104 for seven (Bradley Holdridge three for 18), McGlashan was dismissed for 90 (Reid 25, Baker 22) off the last ball.
Tauranga, which had also beaten Hutt on the opening day, claimed the title with a 17-run win over Medbury yesterday.
Batting first, Tauranga made 113 for five. Medbury was then held to 96 for six off its 20 overs.
Heaton Intermediate cruised to the girls' title with three straight wins. Star player Kirran Maynard had innings of 86 not out, 62 and 26.