Junior and Middle School Cricket
Our final week of cricket didn’t get washed out!
Thank you to all the coaches and supporters who have helped our SASC teams this season.
Mrs Jo Nicholls
Scots All Saints College White 7 vs RUCC
It was a perfect Saturday morning for our last game of the season at the Scots Campus. This week we had two captains – Kobe and Jackson. RUCC won the toss and elected to bat first, so we enthusiastically took to the field. We had lots of successes thanks to some great chasing and long throws. Well done to Isaac Munns who hit the stumps from the outfield and took a wicket. Our fielders were keen to get the ball and have improved so much over the season. Our team was equally enthusiastic about batting and there were some strong shots played to the outfield. Jackson Munns received player of the match for his enthusiastic fielding. Thank you to the Wollaston family for the fruit and to each and every player for a wonderful season of cricket.
A big thank you as well to our all the parents who were wonderful helpers and supporters. David Chapman scored almost every week and Chris Smart assisted with bowling both on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. It was a great season and lovely to see the developing skills and camaraderie. I hope to see many of you again in Term 4. Congratulations on how you wore your uniform, your sportsmanship and your great team commitment and spirit! You were all a pleasure to coach!
Mrs Jennie White
Scots All Saints College Blue 7 vs St Pats White
We had so much fun playing our last game of the season! Our players have really gelled as a team and support and encourage each other throughout our games. I was so proud of our players when the opposition coach, not for the first time, mentioned to me how much fun it had been and that their team had really enjoyed playing us. Captain Max led our team confidently and was also awarded player of the week. It is always very encouraging to see the progress that team members make in acquiring skills and confidence. I encourage every player to register again for the 2019-2020 season. Thank you for my lovely gift voucher; I will have lots of fun shopping locally during the school holidays! An announcement will be made soon regarding trophies
Mrs Lyn Inglis
Scots All Saints College 10 Blue vs Blayney
The final match of the season had it all folks … runouts, stumpings, catches, dropped catches, quick singles … not so quick singles, boundaries and to top it all off a wonderful victory! After a long thirteen match season, these young gents have ALL improved exponentially and came into their third and final match against Blayney knowing that a win would give them bragging rights in the developing SASC Blue/Blayney rivalry. Andy and Leo opened the batting against some very impressive bowling but they handled it with aplomb to accumulate some handy runs. Charlie excelled with his running between wickets and finding the gaps in the field. Ben happily found the middle of the bat on numerous occasions to top score in this tight tussle with 18. Angus chimed in with some solid defensive batting as did Neel while Bryce added a few extras to close out the innings at 4/89.
Grayson opened the bowling with some excellent swing on a wet pitch and Danny sent down some great seamers. Bryce shone as he picked up vital wickets as did Charlie and Ben. The keeping from Neel and Charlie was kept (pun intended) to a very high standard minimising runs from behind the wicket. The fielding was fabulous, ably led by Leo who refused to let anything past him and Ben who took some great catches to limit Blayney to 6/84. This victory meant the lads ended the season on a high with 9 wins from 13 matches – a spectacular effort by a great bunch of boys. It has been a privilege to coach and be involved with these young men and to see the improvement in all of them. It is a credit to their dedication and love of the great game of cricket. I hope they all continue on their cricket journey and return next season.
Mr Adrian Jacobsen