Second XI Cricket
The Second Eleven have commenced the latter part of the season with a comprehensive victory over Chevalier College in a match played at Watson Oval last Saturday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Chevalier were dismissed for 77 in 29 overs. This was a fairly major collapse initiated by Sam Rendall as they were 3 for 73 at one stage. In his second spell Sam demonstrated the benefit of “keeping the ball” up to the batsman, ending up with the excellent figures of 5 for7 off 6 overs. Generally, our bowlers tended to bowl too short, probably due to lack of practise over the long break. This will have to be rectified before our next match this coming weekend against Redfield College which will be played on a synthetic pitch. Pleasingly, our fielding was outstandingwith Finn Corbett, Harry Humphries and Ralph Nicholls all taking terrific catches. Chasing down Chevaliers total we lost five wickets. Belinda Kidd provided a sound start with “Man of the Match” Sam Rendall making a swashbuckling 37 to complement his bowling performance. As mentioned this weekend we have our last away fixture against Redfield at Dural. Travel arrangements will be advised at training this week.
Under 13 Cricket
The Under 13’s had their first game back against the Bushranger’s Girls team at Learmonth Park and they had a good win. Winning the toss, SASC decided to field. The boys fielded and bowled well against some strong and firm batting eventually holding Bushies to 7/89 after 25 overs. Hugh Argent-Smith took two wickets whilst Zane Newham also grabbed two scalps. Mitch Ellery took a late wicket with some fine bowling and Noah Siede was sharp in the field with a run out. Xavier Adams took the other wicket with his very effective leg spin bowling and sharp catching from Lachlan Martin. All the other boys bowled well and Alex Morrisey and Jayden Spackman were strong as keepers. Hugh Argent-Smith opened the batting and was trying to build a big score. This looked certain until he eventually sent one in the air to be dismissed for 23. Jayden fell for a duck and Lachlan Martin went for 3 after some fine batting. Zane and Lewis batted well to take the victory with Lewis belting one mighty six.
Mr Leigh Morrisey
SASC 10s Blue
It was a great welcome back to the cricket fold for Scots All Saints Blue. With just seven players available for the opening match of the new term and no training, the lads were running on true grit and determination to defeat Blayney whom we lost to in the first round. Bowling first, the lads started off bowling very tightly restricting the runs of the opposition very well. The wickets started to come when Andy came on to bowl. His fabulous bowling spell resulted in two quick wickets. Andy’s tight and accurate bowling was ably backed up by Grayson bowling 2 for 5 off five overs and some very handy bowling by Charlie and Oscar resulting in a wicket each. Great fielding and backing up in the field by Bryce and Danny saw the Blayney side restricted to 6 for 57 off their allotted 20 overs. After some cool refreshments and a bite to eat, the openers lead by Leo strode out to begin the chase. With some early wickets and accurate bowling, Blayney kept the run chase slow and steady. However, some boundary hitting by Leo, Bryce and Oscar swung the momentum in the lads’ favour. To continue the lusty hitting, Grayson was very excited to hit the very first six of the season when he spanked the ball over the square leg boundary. His excitement was palpable. The Scots All Saints Blue team finished with 6 for 116 off the 20 overs and claimed a beautiful and deserved victory. It was a fantastic performance by the whole team with special mention going to Andy, Bryce and Grayson. Bryce was named as Player of the Match. Extra special mention goes to Andy for his continued enthusiasm, accurate bowling resulting in his first wickets of the year and assistance in the field.
SASC Blue 7s
Woolworths Master Blaster SASC Blue v St Pat’s White: Our first game for the Term was lots of fun. Both teams were very short of players so we decided to ask siblings to play and then made up two even teams. We had dads on the boundaries and Mrs Hutchinson organising rotations of batters and bowlers, big brothers in thongs and lots of encouragement from the sidelines! All in all a great fun way to ease us back into the season. SASC Blue Player of the Week – Mr Hutchinson for his efforts in fielding. Next Saturday, Round 10, SASC Blue play RUCC Mitchell Starc at Scots Master Blaster Ground. Please be at the grounds by 9am as games start at 9:15.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
SASC White 7s
Scots All Saints College White v RUCC Mitchell Starc: We had nice weather for our first cricket match of Term 1. Kobe was our Captain this week and did a great job. SASC White was sent out to field first. We displayed excellent bowling this week, after our long holiday break. All players fielded well and are improving their accuracy, strength of throw and commitment to running after the ball. We then went in to bat and although we didn’t get a lot of runs students were blocking the ball and we had very few “outs”. The team had a great game where they remained focused until the end. Their cricket has really improved and is enjoyable to watch. Lucas received player of the match for his enthusiasm and improvement over the break. Thank you to David Chapman for his scoring and also to all the families who provided fruit at break time. Don’t forget your hat, joggers and water bottle on Wednesday afternoon for our training session on the Junior School Oval. Next Saturday, 9 February we play City Colts Originals at Police Paddock 2 at 9:15am. Please arrive a little before so we can start on time.
Mrs Jennie White