Junior and Middle School Cricket
The end of the cricket season is almost upon us. This weekend the following teams have their final game and will therefore will NOT be training next week:
• SASC U9s
• SASC 10s White
• SASC U12s
Well done on a great season!
I would like to thank the coaches of these teams for providing our players with guidance over the season, Mr Anthony Roohan, Mr Jeff McKay and Mr Sean Munns. Players, please remember to thank your coaches on Saturday. Teams who have one game left, you will have your final training session on Wednesday 20 March and your final game on Saturday 23 March. Details will be included in The Roar next week. U12s will have their SASC Yearbook cricket photo on Wednesday 20 March at 4:00 pm at the flagpole near the Kindy rooms in the Junior School.
Mrs Jo Nicholls
SASC White 7s vs St Pat’s White
Isaac was Captain this week and led a wonderful team effort at George Park #2. The students are getting into the swing of playing great cricket and really enjoying themselves which is wonderful. Some of the highlights this week included Otto’s huge improvement in his bowling, Isaac taking an incredibly high catch and the fast running of Charlotte, Kobe and Sadie. Lucas improved his bowling strength and distance and Jackson kindly offered to play for the other team when they were short and did a great job! Well done to all the team! Otto received player of the match for the big improvement in his bowling. Thank you to the Munns family who provided fruit at break time. Don’t forget your hat, joggers and water bottle for our regular Wednesday afternoon training sessions on the Junior School Oval. This Saturday 16 March we play Scots All Saints Blue at the Scots Campus at 9:15 am. Please arrive a little early so we can start on time.
Mrs Jennie White
Scots All Saints College Blue 7s v St Pat’s Blue
St Pat’s Blue only had two players so we combined both teams and asked Dylan’s big brother to play so we could make two teams. While far from orthodox, it ended up being great fun and the St Pat’s coach even commented that it was the best game he’d had all season. Loads of support, encouragement and positive banter could be heard and the end of the innings came before we knew it but as they say time flies when you’re having fun! Rory had been rostered on as Captain this week and requested his mum make the yummiest fruit cups. They were a huge hit with parents and coaches as well as players! Thank you to Michelle Hutchinson for scoring and keeping the players rotating. Our player of the week was Max Banning. Next Saturday, Round 15, Scots All Saints College Blue play Scots All Saints College White at Scots Master Blaster Ground. Please be at the grounds by 9:00 am as games start at 9:15 am.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
SASC 9s vs Bushrangers
The Scots All Saints College Under 9s played against Bushies on the Junior School Oval last Saturday. Thank you to Charlie, Jenson and Mrs Hornery who helped me scramble around to find cricket equipment when I was unable to locate the kit! Congratulations to Harrison and Carter who showed great sportsmanship, quickly volunteering to join the opposition who were a little short on players. Alex was our captain and won the bat toss, choosing to field first. It was terrific to see our team so focused and starting to master many of the skills we have worked so hard on this season. We took plenty of wickets with Alex leading our bowling attack and Alicia and Jenson providing good assistance as well. Our fielding was top-notch this week with Alex getting some run-outs and every player chasing hard to limit the opposition’s runs. Our batting was consistent; our shots were well placed and our running between the wickets effective.
A really steady innings from Georgia showed just how far she has come with no wicket losses. Player of the Match was really hard to choose (again), but it finally went to Alicia. Her bowling accuracy was terrific and her running between the wickets outstanding. It was a great morning of cricket for this team and I was proud of each and every one of them. Thank you to Mrs Hornery and Mrs Host for bringing snacks for the players and to Mr Leet for scoring. This Saturday is our final game and I would like to thank the players and their families for making this season so enjoyable.
Mrs Jo Nicholls
SASC 10s White vs St Pat’s
Scots All Saints College White won the toss and elected to field against competition heavyweights St Pats on Saturday. Wickets proved hard to come by as St Pats dug deep and accumulated runs at a steady pace. Jonathan and Timothy claimed wickets whilst Lacey pulled off a stunning save in the field. Unfortunately, Jack could only bowl one over and had to leave the field with an ankle injury. We sure hope he can be back for the final game of the season. It was great to hear lots of positive talk and encouragement in the field as St Pats reached 2 for 132 from their 20 overs. In reply SASC White got off to a flying start with Callum (16) and Timothy (17) taking the score to 40 without loss. William worked some nice singles into the gaps whilst Lacey played the cover drive of the season and Jonathan made an excellent 13 against some tough bowling. Lucy (2) gave the willow a swing as Toby ran hard for a nice 11. It was a top effort but in the end St Pats were too good and halted our charge at 9 for 97.
Mr Anthony Roohan
SASC 10s Blue – Bye
The ISA singles tennis championships were played at the St Stanislaus and Scots courts last Saturday. There were two all SASC matchups in the first round of the seniors with Chris McEwen taking on Sam Nugent and Harry Cooke up against Julijs Krumins. Sam wasted no time in taking a 3-1 lead but a string of unforced errors allowed Chris back into the match and he eventually went on to win 6-4. Harry’s fast and accurate serve was met by Julijs’ flat and hard forehand return with both boys hitting plenty of amazing winners. It was Harry who came out on top sending Julijs into the plate division with Sam where they both faced opponents from Kinross. Sam and his opponent traded blows for much of their match but with the scores locked at 4-4, he lifted his game when it mattered, to take the win 6-4 and advance to the plate final.
Julijs was able to use his hard hitting to great effect and joined Sam in the final after a relatively comfortable 6-3 win. Harry’s next match saw him up against the top ranked player in the draw, from Stannies. He played to the highest of his capabilities but it wasn’t enough to win. Chris played the second ranked Stannies player and was flawless as he powered to a 6-0 win. He carried his form into the semi-final, where he led 3-0 against the top Kinross player but a few errors crept into his game, allowed his opponent back into the match. He never really recovered going down 6-4 in a close encounter. Sam and Julijs were both determined to win the plate and put all their effort into their final match for the College. Julijs found a break of serve early in the match and was able to carry it through to come out on top 6-3. All four intermediate players were successful in making the quarter finals of the cup.
Will Webb won his first round against Kinross 6 games to 2 but was unable to win his next match against the number 1 ranked player in the draw from Stannies, going down 6-2. Seton Bremner and Anson Biggs faced skilled opponents from Stannies and Kinross respectively and both were dealt 6-1 defeats. Callum Duncan-Keen had a tough draw and played 4 competitive matches throughout the morning. He won 6-2 over a Kinross opponent to advance to the quarter finals where he met the second ranked player from Stannies. Callum was able to win key points in a match that was closer than the final scoreline suggested and came off the court with a 6-2 win. In his semi-final he faced the Stannies player who had previously beaten Anson. Callum led early but faded later on with the scores locked at 4-4 and then 5-5. He lifted to take the next two games and the match 7-5 and make his way into the cup final against the highly skilled Kinross player who had knocked out Seton earlier in the day. While he was defeated 6-1, Callum was extremely happy with the way he played throughout the competition.
Jo Morrison fought hard in her first-round juniors match, but was eventually defeated 7-5. Sarah Mills was also unsuccessful in her match, joining Jo in the plate division. Jorja Hazell and Lachlan Collins both won matchups against Stannies opponents with Lachlan up 6-3 and Jorja not dropping a game. Jorja continued the strong form she has shown all season accounting for the second ranked Stannies player 6-2 in her quarter final but it was curtains for Lachlan who went down fighting to the top ranked Stannies player 6-3. In their plate matches, Sarah and Jo took on the Stannies opponents that Jorja and Lachlan defeated. Both girls won hard fought matches with Sarah coming back to win 7-5 and Jo victorious 6 games to 4. Jorja was untroubled by the top ranked player in the draw, from Kinross, in the semi-finals winning 6-2 to advance into the final. Jo and Sarah’s wins earnt them a match against each other for the junior plate. The momentum swung back and forth but as the game hit the one hour mark, the scores were locked at 5-5, and then 6-6. Both girls played their best tennis but Sarah was able to win the tiebreak 7-4. Jorja took on her arch rival from Stannies in the final where a few wide shots and unforced errors saw her campaign end in a 6-2 defeat.
The singles championships concluded ISA tennis for another season.
Thanks to the efforts of Mr Doney, Mrs Dundon, Berty and Theo, all competitive and squad SASC players were able to develop their skills and play to the best of their ability.