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 also finish training:
• SASC Under 7s White
• SASC Under 7s Blue
• SASC Under 10s Blue
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, Mrs Jennie White, Mrs Lyn Inglis, Mr Trent Hemsworth and Mr Adrian Jacobsen. Players, please remember to thank your coaches on Saturday
Mrs Jo Nicholls
BDJCA Dates To Remember
A few dates to keep in mind:
- BDJCA Presentation Night Tuesday, 9 April, to be held at RSL Auditorium at 6:30 pm.
- BDJCA Winter Squad Trials in Term 2. The 12s and 14s teams will have their selection trial on Wednesday 1 May.
SASC White 7s vs Scots All Saints College Blue
Everyone was excited to be playing their class mates in our first `All Scots All Saints College’ encounter of the season. Captained by Otto, we were sent out to field first. We were struggling with numbers with some players away but there were many enthusiastic students from each side that were willing to help out the other. Thank you to Lucas who played for Scots All Saints College Blue to help their team out. There were some great wickets taken with accurate throws at the stumps and a few near misses as well! Light rain started to fall during our batting innings but it didn’t deter the players. Plenty of boundaries were dispatched with some in power play for 8 runs! It has been lovely seeing the students gain skills, confidence and a love of the game. Divjot received player of the match for his great batting and enthusiastic fielding for both teams. Thank you to The Meurer family who provided fruit at break time. This Saturday 23rd March we finish our season against RUCC Mitchell Starc at The Scots Master Blaster Oval at 9:15 am. Let’s make it an awesome end to an awesome season!
Mrs Jennie White
SASC Blue 7s vs Scots All Saints College White
We had a lot of fun playing against our other Under 7 side at our Scots Campus last Saturday. It was quite a social game with plenty of banter on and off the pitch. Lucas played on our side and as the game progressed players from both sides swapped to make batting and fielding more competitive. Light rain during the second innings didn’t even slow play as we were having so much fun with parents cheering the children on from under their umbrellas. Our player of the Week was Alexander Stewart. This Saturday is our last game for the season and we take on St Pat’s White at George Park # 2. Please be at the grounds by 9:00 am as games start at 9:15 am.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
SASC 9s vs City Colts
Our last game of the season on Saturday shaped up as a good one against City Colts Originals at Loco Oval. Amtoj was our captain and elected to bat first, sending himself and Louis in to open. The communication between this pair was a pleasure to watch as they secured us a steady start. Next in were Jenson and Georgia who proved once again how quick they are between the wickets. Carter and Alicia followed and both batters played strongly. Alex and Charlie added quite a few to our tally as did our final batter, Harrison. The rain started to fall as we headed out to field but we continued to play hoping it would pass. After about seven overs, it was clear that wasn’t going to be the case forcing us to call it quits. While it wasn’t the ending we would have liked, it didn’t detract from a great season and I really enjoyed seeing how far each of these players has come over this season. I really hope every player comes back next season to continue building their skills. The run calling and accuracy in bowling and fielding have all improved greatly and are a testament to the love these students have for the game. I would also like to thank all the parents, grandparents and friends for their support of the players. It was terrific to have a sideline cheer-squad each week! Our final player of the match award went to Amtoj for his leadership and focused batting.
Mrs Jo Nicholls
SASC 10s White v SASC 10s Blue
It was fitting that Scots All Saints College Under 10 White took on classmates Under 10 Blue in our last game of the season and what a game it turned out to be! The players in both teams have come so far throughout the season and they turned on a final over thriller to farewell the first ever season of SASC cricket. White batted first and the Blue attack troubled our openers claiming a few early wickets but Timothy (14) and Jonathan (13) soon settled into their stride for a strong opening partnership. Jacob (4) saved his best batting performance of the season for the final game with some aggressive shots down the ground while Lacey (7) played one of the shots of the day, pulling a ball to mid-wicket for a magnificent boundary. Callum (10) and Toby (12) also played some nice shots with Toby’s contribution pushing the team total past 100. White finished with 8 for 101 from their 20 overs and were determined to defend their total. Toby continued to show great improvement in his accuracy taking 1-16 off 3 while Lacey and Callum also collected some wickets. Lucy sent the wickets flying to claim 1-4 while Jacob also impressed with 1 for 17 from 3. Claire’s accuracy has improved throughout the season and she did a great job trying to restrict the scoring in the final over but in the end, Blue were able to just sneak past our total. Congratulations to all our players for the way they conducted themselves on the field throughout the season. They always played the game fairly and with such positive energy. They have many runs, wickets, catches and memorable moments in the field to celebrate. Thank you to Mr McKay for coaching the side on a Saturday morning and his assistance at Wednesday training. Thank you to all the parents for your weekly support. Enjoy the off season!
Mr Anthony Roohan
SASC 10s Blue v SASC 10s White
Well, it was the final derby of the season, and by my count the best was certainly left until last. This match was a cracker and came down to the wire. Blue captain Grayson won the toss and elected to field first. Apparently our lads like to chase. Danny opened the bowling superbly taking two wickets in the very first over. With line and length being discussed at training, the lads clearly remembered this for the day. Charlie, Grayson and Bryce followed Danny’s bowling effort with straight tight bowling to all chip in with a wicket a piece in the middle overs. Neel, Leo and Ben then closed out the bowling with a continuation of great bowling chiming in with a wicket each to limit White. Apart from a few grassed catches, the bowling and fielding performance was outstanding limiting White to 8/102. Ben and Andy set a high standard with the bat from the outset taking it slow but not losing wickets. Leo and Oscar followed on and started to increase the run rate with Oscar hitting some great boundaries. Neel and Bryce then consolidated the middle order with fabulous steady batting. Grayson and Charlie both then went wicketless whilst finding the boundary on regular occasions. Danny and Angus then closed out the innings and the match extremely well helping Blue finish at 5/110. Special mention goes out to Grayson for top scoring for the fourth consecutive week and Oscar for a great batting performance. However, player of the match went to Danny for an outstanding bowling and fielding effort, and closing out a tough innings with the bat. Congratulations to both teams on a stellar season. Looking forward to the next and final match against Blayney ?.
Mr Adrian Jacobsen