First XI Cricket
The Scots All Saints College First XI cricket team has applied themselves well over the first three weeks of the term. We have had to contend with teams from much bigger schools and on each occasion the boys have shown great courage, sportsmanship and effort in the face of great adversity. Our first match was against St Pius in Sydney where despite a good start to our bowling, Pius still managed to score an impressive 219 from their 50 overs. Some accurate Pius bowling pressured our batsmen and we were unable to score the required target. Izac Chirgwin took two wickets for the match and was also top scorer with 17 runs. The following week we played St Stanislaus and could only manage 74 runs. Ben Cant (17) and Izac Chirgwin (27 not out) were our best two batsmen. Stannies chased aggressively, passing our total for the loss of 4 wickets, with three of these falling to Gareth Faulkner. Our most recent match was against Oakhill, another of the competition’s powerhouses. Unlike the two previous matches the SASC boys matched the skill level of the opposition and managed to score a competitive total of 148. Izac Chirgwin (46), Ben Cant (22) and Hugh Parsons (19) were the top scorers in an innings where our team displayed admirable courage and skill. Similarly our bowling and fielding pushed the Oakhill players much further than we had at our previous meeting and the visitors were 8 wickets down before they finally passed out total. Our best bowlers were Izac Chirgwin (2 wickets) and Gareth Faulkner (1 wicket). The day had even greater significance with the presentation of the new baggy cricket caps to all members of the First XI. The caps look stunning and the boys wore them proudly during their time in the field. The team will conclude the season this weekend with an away match against Central Coast. We hope to finish our foundation season with a victory and then enjoy a match against a combined Scots / All Saints Old Boys team in a few weeks.
Mr Phil Cant
Second XI Cricket
The Scots All Saints College Second Eleven made up for the disappointing result from the previous round with a resounding victory over St Spyridon at the weekend. After winning the toss St Spyridon elected to bat on a pitch which offered plenty of assistance to the bowlers. After ‘grassing’ an easy chance in Sam Rendall’s first over, Scots All Saints College eventually broke through in the seventh with Sam’s unplayable leg cutter just the precursor to the rout that was to follow. St Spyridon was dismissed for just 59 after 30 overs. Sam bowled with his usual hostility to claim 3/20 and was well supported by Rob Jeffries 4/5, Ralph Nicholls 1/6 and Finn Corbett 2/4. Both Rob and Finn were on hat-tricks at one stage but sadly were unable to capture the third wicket. Pleasingly, the attack was much tighter this week with the boys generally bowling a much fuller length. Our batsmen had little trouble reaching the required 60 runs with Tom Hewitt (30) and Jake Lloyd (20 not out) leading the way. Next week we complete the regular season proper with a home fixture against Central Coast Grammar School. The team will be extra keen to claim victory in this match following a disappointing loss to CCGS earlier in the season.
Mr Brian Mair
Under 13 Cricket
Scots All Saints College triumphed over St Stanislaus White in their Under 13s cricket clash at Scots on Saturday. After missing the first half of the game last week due to rain, the boys were pumped for a shortened one day fixture against their cross town rivals. A tough training regime enforced by Mr Morrisey during the week paid off as SASC showed some real skill and true grit. Charlie Rendall and Lachlan Martin opened the batting and built a powerful partnership in the first session with an unbeaten 70 runs off 12 overs. Both boys happily retired to let other members of the team get some batting time and it was a pleasure to witness Paterson Abel’s first run of the season! Mitch Ellery, Alex Morrisey and James Hillsdon all batted well to get SASC to 3/97 after 20 overs. The batting form carried over to the field with some exceptional bowling and fielding on display. Zane opened with a strong spell but it was Hugh Argent-Smith who made the breakthrough when Lewis Schoenmaker took an incredible catch at mid-on. It triggered an avalanche of Wickets for SASC with James Burgess bagging two and very nearly claiming a hat trick. Paterson Abel grabbed a wicket as did Mitch Ellery while Jayden Spackman and Alex Morrisey each took a catch as keeper. The boys eventually bowled Stannies out for 54 for a well-earned victory.
Mr Leigh Morrisey
Scots All Saints College 7 White vs City Colts
Charlotte was our Captain this week and opened the batting. She even batted twice as we had an uneven number of players! Players are learning to hit the ball to the outfield and find gaps in the field, resulting in a number of fours. After the break we were out on the field where SASC White played well as a team – chasing, passing and taking a few wickets. Isaac hit the stumps with an incredible long distance throw to obtain another wicket. Well done to all the team for an enjoyable morning of cricket. It is wonderful to see the students having fun whilst developing skills and a sense of team spirit. Sadie received player of the match for her great batting and enthusiastic fielding. Thank you to David Chapman for his scoring and his family who provided fruit at break time. Don’t forget your hat, joggers and water bottle for our Wednesday afternoon training sessions on the Junior School Oval. Next Saturday 23 February we play RUCC Tim Paine at Brooke Moore Park at 9:15am. Please arrive a little before so we can start on time.
Mrs Jennie White
Scots All Saints College 7 Blue vs City Colts Originals
City Colts Originals kindly allowed us to bat first while we waited for some of our players to arrive. Rory and Dylan formed a great partnership for a total of 54 runs. Alexander and Jacob managed 24 together while Hayden and Max added 44 to the tally. All the boys remembered to slide their bat over the crease and were calling to each other very clearly. The boys also remembered the bowling and fielding skills they have been learning during training and kept City Colts Originals to 75 while also taking three wickets. Alexander was the Captain this week and supplied yummy cold watermelon at the break and a lollipop for each player at the conclusion of the game. Our player of the week was Rory Hutchinson. Next Saturday Scots All Saints College Blue face City Colts at Scots Master Blaster Ground. Please be at the grounds by 9:00 am as games start at 9:15 am.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
Scots All Saints College 9 vs ORC
A small number of the Scots All Saints College Master Blaster 9s team were able to make Saturday’s game against ORC Red at George Park. Jenson was our team captain for the morning and ORC elected to bat first. Fielding and bowling were tricky with the morning dew making the ground very slippery. Overall, we claimed five wickets for the innings, thanks to Alex, Jenson and Georgia. There was some outstanding commitment in the field, with Alex finding the stumps on more than one occasion and Georgia stopping every ball that came her way. We were very grateful to ORC for helping us out in the field with some extra players. Our batting innings got off to a cracking start with Charlie and Harrison knocking out 41 between them. The next pair was Jenson and Georgia, who gave a master-class on running between the wickets, while Jenson made the most of the power play zone adding many runs to over total. Our final pair, Alex and Alicia, got us home with a solid partnership. Player of the Match went to Georgia for her great improvement in fielding and batting! Thank you to Mr Leet for scoring and the Leet family for the morning fruit and post-match ice blocks!
Mrs Jo Nicholls
Scots All Saints College 10 White
Scots All Saints College White played a thrilling game against Colts last Saturday. Captain Toby sent the opposition in to bat and it proved to be a great decision as the SASC bowlers went on the attack. Jonathan took two prized scalps whilst Toby, Tim, Jack, Lacey and Jacob picked up one each. Jack’s wicket was one of the highlights of the day as he sent the bails flying towards the boundary! SASC restricted Colts to 7 for 95 but it was never going to be an easy chase against one of the most fearsome and fastest bowling attacks in the competition. At SASC we love a challenge and the boys went about their work in scintillating fashion. A dazzling 17 from Tim, 12 to Callum, 13 to William and 15 to Toby helped us chase down the Colts total to finish at 8 for 96. It was a tight game played in great spirit. Well done SASC White!
Girls Touch Football
Scots all Saints College travelled to Kinross Wolaroi last Saturday to compete in the penultimate round of the girls’ touch football home and away season. The fixture consisted of two matches for each junior and senior team against Kinross Wolaroi and Redlands. The Scots All Saints College Junior A team faced the Redlands Junior A team in their first hit out. The two teams were well matched with a double to Lucy Proctor and a try a piece to Bailey Honeysett and Sophie Porter helping SASC secure a draw. The second match of the day saw the Junior A team face off against Redlands Junior B team. Scots All Saints College dominated play, keeping the opposition scoreless while crossing for twelve tries. Try scorers were Claire Mawhood (3), Lara Abbott (2), Lyndzee Kelleher (2), Sophie Porter (1), Baileigh Honeysett (1), Lauren Cant (2) and Victoria Webb (1). The Scots All Saints College Junior Bs met Redlands Junior Cs first up and were comprehensively defeated. The girls rallied impressively in their second match against Kinross Wolaroi Junior Bs, matching their opposition’s intensity in defence and attack right to the final whistle and eventually emerging victorious by one. Tries were scored by Elspeth Hardie (1), Anisha Gill (2), Hannah Gill (1) and April Phillpot. The Scots All Saints College Senior As showed dogged determination to cross the line in their opening clash with Redlands Senior As and were somewhat unlucky to come away with a 7-2 loss. Holly Proctor and Felicity Webb were the scorers. They took out their frustrations on Redlands Senior B in their second match, running out 12-0 winners in a dominant display. Tries went to Lara Abbott (2), Robin Fernando-Gillon (1), Rosemary Webb (4), Matilda Proctor (2), Felicity Webb (1), Brooke Webb (1) and Lauren Cant (1). Scots All Saints Senior Bs found themselves somewhat overwhelmed by Kinross Wolaroi Senior Bs in the early phases of their match but regained their composure to trouble Kinross on many occasions. The final score line of 7-2 was not reflective of the girls’ efforts in the second half with Skye Frew grabbing both tries. The second match of the day against Redlands C saw the girls step up the intensity again. They worked tirelessly in defence to keep the opposition to six tries while grabbing three of their own to Felicity Webb, Samantha Edwards and Grace Evans. The Touch Football girls look forward to the final home and away round at Kinross Wolaroi School next weekend before hopefully contesting finals at Macquarie University in early March.
Mrs Angela Davis
The Scots All Saints College Blue Team travelled to Orange to take on the Kinross Wolaroi Blue Team last Saturday. Scots All Saints College won the senior division convincingly, 5.5 sets to 0.5.
Chris McEwen and Julijs Krummins won their doubles 8-0, with Chris achieving the same score in his singles. Julijs and Brian Liang won their singles matches 5-3, with Brian partnering with Will McDonald to win their doubles encounter 6 games to 2. Will was called up to the SASC Blue team at late notice and played a hard-fought singles match resulting in a 4-4 draw. In the intermediates, the SASC doubles pairing of Seton Bremner and Jake Mawhood won 8-0 in great style with Jake repeating the feat in his singles. Anson Biggs was also able to win his singles match without losing a game and partnered with Callum Duncan-Keen to win their doubles 6-2. Callum was unlucky to lose his singles 5-3. The junior division was the closest of the three with SASC winning 4 sets to 2.
As always, Jorja Hazell dominated, winning her doubles with Lachlan Collins 7-1, and scoring the same result in her singles. Lachlan was also successful in his singles matchup, winning 6-2. Joanna Morrison and Sarah Mills played very tight singles and doubles matches with all 3 encounters being decided by just two games. The girls lost their doubles 5-3, a popular score line as it turned out as Sarah lost her singles 5-3 while Joanna was able to come back and win her singles 5-3! The SASC Red Team had a tough home game against Kinross Wolaroi White but played commendably throughout the day. Sam Nugent came back to win his singles 5-3 after losing the doubles with Ricky Chen. Ricky wasn’t so lucky but he did lose to Kinross’ best player! Peter Wang and Matthew Wong played against more skilled opponents with both going down 6-2 in hard fought matches. The Intermediate Division was a close contest with the Red Team eventually going down to Kinross 28 games to 20. Will Webb and Harley Goodman lost 5-3 with Harley rebounding to win his singles by the same score. Hugo Green and Ben Bingley both lost their singles matches 5-3 but played well together to upset their Kinross opponents 5-3 in the doubles. Both junior doubles pairings played remarkably well despite being bested by their opponents. Megan Cooke and Liam Francis lost 6-2 while Sarah Edwards and Angus Dunn went one better, pushing Kinross right to the end before going down 5-3. Sarah excelled in her singles winning 5 games to 3 in a tight match against Kinross’ number three ranked junior player.
Mr Ian Doney