Cricket

SASC 2nd Eleven

Last Saturday the SASC’s 2nd Eleven travelled to Campbelltown to play St. Gregory’sCollege in the first round of the ISA competition. For many of the players this was their first taste of ISA competition after graduating from the junior ranks. Many of the players have had little or no experience playing on turf pitches and ultimately we were given a character building lesson from our older and more polished opponents. The match was played in deplorable weather conditions with buffeting winds all day necessitating scoring from inside the bus! This was a shame as the pitch was well prepared and excellent for cricket. Despite being easily defeated there were many “positives” to come from the match. Our bowlers and fielders stuck to the task throughout our opponents innings. Several good outfield catches were taken, we now need to eliminate a few costly dropped chances. Drew Mulligan was probably the standout bowler with solid back up from Belinda Kidd, Samuel Lloyd and Archer Carroll. Whilst we fell well short of our opponents total the team showed great “grit” holding out against their attack for 33 of our allotted 40 overs. Sam Lloyd scored a belligerent 23. Archer Carroll and Belinda Kidd combined in a solid opening partnership. As the team gains more experience Mr. Adams are I are confident their skills will develop, particularly if they maintain their enthusiastic approach.

B, J. Mair

Basketball

5/6 Lions

The 5/6 Lions played against the Minnie Miners in their first official game of the season. Our newly formed team welcomed two new Players Angus and Noah who slotted in easily. The game was very fast-paced and the defensive drills learned at practice came in very handy. We scored a couple of great baskets; however the other team’s passes were just too strong for us. The Lions true to their name didn’t give up the fight right to the end. I look forward to the next few games as we cement our plays and work together as a team.

Maggie Walsh

5/6 Leopards

SASC 5/6 Leopards have had a wonderful start to the basketball season. We had a strong win in our first round match and the students displayed such excellent teamwork skills for a team that had never played together before! This week’s game saw us come up against a strong opposing team but we didn’t let that stop us from giving our best. Even though we didn’t get the win, there were many positives to be taken! We defended extremely well and some of our shots were very unlucky not to go in. We will keep practicing our shooting and dribbling the ball down the court to improve our basketball skills. I am very lucky to coach such an enthusiastic and positive basketball team. Well done Leopards on your fantastic sportsmanship!

Louise Gillespie

Touch Football

Under 16 Boys

Last Monday 28 October, the Scots All Saints College Under 16’s boys fielded a team in the local Bathurst Junior Touch Football Association Competition. The squad consisted of: Rowan Savage, Hugh Neill, Darnell Polsen, William Webb, George Butler, Hugo Green, Benjamin Bingley, Darcy Roberts, Guy Neill, Tom Hare, Baxter Rivett, Thomas McCumstie, Patrick Walker, Max Corbett, Zac Allen, Otto Kuhn and Alex Jonker. Facing their opposition, Dudley Saints, the boys took a while to warm up and find some combinations but once they had cycled through some plays, they found their way onto the scoreboard with tries to Patrick Walker (1) and Baxter Rivett (2). The match ended in a defeat with Dudley Saints clocking up 7 points, leaving the Scots All Saints College boys keen to develop their continuity as a team throughout the season.

Mrs Angela Davis

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