For the 2nd year in a row, the Hagley courts played host to the Abley versus Interpret netball match – and Christchurch put on a scorcher! It was a glorious day in the garden city, with temperatures hitting 33 degrees just before the teams took the court. Taking this into account, the format of the game was changed from 2x 10min halves to 4x 5min quarters which allowed for plenty of drinks breaks!
The game was closely contested every quarter. Despite Abley having experience on their side, Interpret were kept in the game with some relaxed umpiring and incredible shooting from Godfrey. However, at the end of the final quarter it was team Abley who were declared victorious with a 1 goal margin.
Following pizza, drinks and ice blocks, we then cracked into a friendly game with our younger spectators.
All in all, it was a fun afternoon out and we’re all looking forward to the rematch next year (albeit hoping for some more tepid weather!)
A huge thanks to James Carden and Hannah Kendrew for coming down to umpire and for joining in on the kids game.
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