Junior and Middle School Cricket
Just a reminder – for school cricket games please wear either a plain white cricket shirt or the new SASC white PE t-shirt. Thank you.
Mrs Jo Nicholls
SASC White 7 vs St Pat’s Blue
Charlotte was our captain last Saturday and had a wonderful game. Isaac set the scene with some terrific bowling and his teammates followed suit, showing great improvement in their technique. It was nice to play on a hard pitch and there were fewer wide deliveries. We finished up with four wickets and quite a few near misses on the stumps from the outfield. Everyone worked hard returning the ball and with fewer players this week it meant our fielders were busy throughout the innings. Sadie and Charlotte opened the batting with a partnership of 23 runs, followed by Isaac and Lucas with 29 and Kobe and Otto with 18.
All players made a great contribution with the bat and the team spirit and encouragement amongst the players was wonderful to see and hear. It is lovely seeing the enthusiasm and growth in the team from week to week. Kobe received player of the match for his strong batting and enthusiastic fielding. Thank you to the Knight family who provided fruit at the break. Don’t forget your hat, joggers and water bottle for our regular Wednesday afternoon training sessions on the Junior School Oval. Next Saturday we play St Pat’s White at George Park #2 at 9:15 am. Please arrive a little early so we can start on time.
Mrs Jennie White
SASC Blue 7 vs RUCC Tim Paine
Thank you to the wonderful parents who helped out last Saturday. Mrs Hutchinson scored, kept the players rotating and also wrote lots of notes so I could compile this report! Mr Brown and Mr Banning took turns coaching and umpiring while Mrs Monico took a team photo which will look great in our newsletter. RUCC won the toss and sent us in to bat first. Scots All Saints College Blue put a total of 54 runs on the score sheet – well done boys! But if the batting was good, the bowling and fielding was even better with Jacob taking a catch and Dylan and Max both bowling a player out. Our bowling is improving and there is less need for the batter to use the cones. Our player of the week was Hayden Brown. Next Saturday Scots All Saints College Blue plays St Pat’s Blue at George Park #2. Please be at the ground by 9:00 am as games start at 9:15 am.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
U7s Blue Cricket team played at Brook Moore Oval Bathurst. Pictured (l-r) Dylan, Max, Hayden, Rory, Alexander, Jacob.
SASC 9 vs ORC Gold
Louis was the SASC 9s captain for our clash with ORC Gold on the Junior School Oval last Saturday. We won the toss and elected to field, a decision that was rewarded with wickets to Alex, Harrison, Carter and Amtoj. Our batting got-off to a bumpy start with wickets falling quickly but SASC was soon testing the ORC fielding accuracy. It was great to see some stronger batting from Georgie and Alicia who played great shots and Jenson and Charlie who added to our total with some skilful work in a strong partnership. Our final batsman, Alex, played his usual determined and enthusiastic innings and earned himself Player of the Match for his team spirit throughout the whole morning. Thank you to the Roohan family for the fruit and to Mr Leet for scoring.
Mrs Jo Nicholls
SASC 10 White vs RUCC
Scots All Saints College White took on Rugby Union at Stiles Oval last Saturday. Rugby Union won the toss and elected to field with Toby (7) and Jonathan (10) getting White off to a solid start against some challenging bowling. William (5) and Lacey (5) added valuable runs with Lacey smashing a magical boundary straight down the ground! Callum (18) and Timothy (25) accelerated the scoring with both hitting four boundaries each. Timothy even smashed a magnificent six over deep mid-wicket. Jacob (2) also added valuable runs at the end of the innings to take our total to 12 for 120. SASC White bowled economically with Lucy (1-10) off 2, Claire (0-8) off 2 and Jack (1-13) off 2. Timothy had a devastating spell that saw him claim 3 for 4 from his two overs whilst Jonathan was also hard to get away taking 1 for 2 off his two overs. It was a great bowling effort with SASC White restricting Rugby Union to just 80. Jacob was named player of the match after claiming 1 for 8 with ball and an improved display with the bat.
Mr Anthony Roohan
SASC 10 Blue vs St Pat’s
Last Saturday was a tough outing in the morning sun for Scots All Saints Blue. St Pats were a strong team with good overall skills meaning our lads really had to be on their toes. Captain Ben won the toss and opted to bat first with St Pats’ pace, line and length making for tough going from the outset. Andy and Danny began positively with some good stroke-play only to be met by some equally good fielding by the opposition. Our lads found boundaries very hard to come by with the only one of the day coming from the blade of Grayson. His cracking hook shot could well have been a six, landing just inside the boundary. Bryce and Oscar batted strongly and steadily to bring the score up to a respectable 58. The bowling started well with Angus putting in his best effort of the season. Andy and Charlie also bowled strongly with wickets to Bryce, Neel and Charlie while good fielding and back up from Ben, Andy and Grayson helped restrict St Pats to 132. The lads came up against a formidable team in St Pats and performed admirably. Man of the match honours went to Neel for his great attitude, consistent bowling and great running between the wickets. Well done Neel!
Mr Adrian Jacobsen
The ISA Tennis Doubles Championships were held last Saturday at St Stanislaus for the seniors and the Scots Campus courts for the intermediate and junior divisions. The Scots All Saints College senior teams were dealt a tough draw with Matthew Wong & Peter Wang coming up against Chris McEwen & Julijs Krummins and Ricky Chen & Brian Liang facing Sam Nugent & Harry Cooke in the first round. Chris & Julijs made it to the quarter finals before going down 5-3 to a highly ranked Stannies combination while Sam & Harry met a similar fate against strong Stannies opposition.
After defeating the third and fourth ranked pairings from Kinross, Matthew & Peter found themselves up against Ricky & Brian in the final of the plate division. Friendships were temporarily set aside for a fierce battle but in the end Ricky & Brian were too strong, winning 7-1. All four intermediate teams made the quarter finals, which is an impressive feat for this division.
Our number two red team pairing of Ben Bingley & Dylan Boniface defeated Kinross’ third ranked team 6-2 before going down 6-0 to Stannies White 1. Callum Duncan Keen & Jake Mawhood came up against Kinross’ best and played outstanding tennis to move through to the semi-finals with a 6-3 win where they too met a formidable Stannies team and went down 6-3. Anson Biggs & Seton Bremner played a closely fought quarter final but went down 6-4 to the second ranked Kinross pairing. Will Webb & Jaxon Owen played 3 outstanding matches of tennis to reach the semi-finals.
They defeated Kinross Blue 2 by 6 games to 3 before putting on a great display of precise volleying and powerful hitting to take out Stannies, the second ranked team in the competition, 6-3. The semi-final proved a bridge too far as they faced the same Kinross team that had beaten Anson & Seton in the previous round and lost 6-3 in a spirited display. All four junior teams reached the quarter finals and all four found themselves in tough matchups.
Sarah Edwards & Angus Dunn knocked out a Kinross side 6-4 in their opening encounter but were stopped in their tracks by the number 1 ranked team in the draw from Kinross going down 6-0. It was similar story for Megan Cooke & Liam Francis, beating one Kinross team 6-2 before going down 6-1 to much stronger Kinross opponents in their quarter final. Joanna Morrison & Sarah Mills played well in their opening match, winning 6-4 against Stannies, but went down 6-3 to eventual finalists Stannies White 1. The top SASC junior pairing of Jorja Hazell & Lachlan Collins played 4 consecutive matches in the same number of hours. They had no problems in accounting for Stannies Blue 2, playing an almost flawless match to win 6-0. The duo found themselves up against the number 4 team in the division, Stannies White 2, and again showed off their prowess with a comfortable 6-1 win. In their semi-final they exacted revenge on the team that had eliminated Sarah & Angus, winning 6-2 to advance to the final of the cup, where they faced the team that knocked out Joanna & Sarah. It was a hard fought encounter with both teams leading at various stages. As the match drew on a tiebreak loomed large with the scores locked at 5-5. Both teams held their serve to send the match into the decider where a few key points and unforced errors helped Stannies to a 7-6 (7-4) victory. Jorja & Lachlan are to be commended on the achievement of finishing runners-up in the junior cup!