SASC Lions U7s
Woolworths Master Blaster Under 7’s Cricket: SASC Lions v City Colts 1
Charlotte was our Captain for this game. She won the Toss and sent us in to bowl first. The Lions did a great job fielding. Great to see how fast our players are retuning the ball back to the stumps and looking for any possible wickets. Alexander was great in fielding, he keeps his eye on the game and is always keen to keep the other team’s run rate down as much as possible. Bill and Will were also brilliant, calling and encouraging their team. Charlotte and Elizabeth had a great batting partnership. They were keen to add to our tally and managed to hit lots of 4’s. Nic and Tom were an invaluable batting partnership. They are great at talking to each other and getting as many runs as they can. Thank you to Charlotte’s family for providing the fruit and also Elizabeth’s Dad for scoring. SASC Lions Player of the Week – Alexander Stewart Don’t forget your hat, joggers and water bottle on Wednesday afternoon for training. Remember to pack an extra snack to have before training to keep up our energy levels. Next Saturday, Round 5, SASC Lions play St Pat’s White at George Park at 9:15am.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
SASC Red U9s
Round 2: Under 9 Red played strongly in a comfortable win over Rugby Union. Congratulations to all players for their effort and cheerful enthusiasm. Felix was player of the match. Two wickets fell during his two overs, and he scored 15 runs. I was most impressed with how he watched the ball when he batted. Great work Felix. Everyone contributed to the win. Jenson and Harrison top scored with 25, Nick and Iggy showed great running between the wickets ( Iggy also pounced with two direct hit run-outs), Amtoj hit a beautiful cover drive and Isaac showed he is a Brett Lee in the making! I’m really looking forward to see how you all progress throughout the season.
Mr James Knight
Round 4: SASC Under 9 Reds enjoyed another resounding win; this time against St Pats. Each of our six players showed some great skills at different times. A special mention to player of the week, Nick, who, in the space of a couple of deliveries managed to start bowling with a straight arm. Nick, well done! There’s no looking back for you now. Nick also pulled off a great run-out. He was one of several players to do that. It was really pleasing to see how everyone’s fielding had improved from the previous week. The quick underarm throws from short range really work, don’t they guys? Well done, and let’s keep building throughout the year.
Mr James Knight
SASC Blue U9s
Round 2: Scots All Saints College Blue took on ORC Red on a wet Saturday morning at George Park. Blue batted first with Rory (13) and Dylan (17) combining nicely for an opening stand of 30. Kobe (18) and Ben (6) kept the runs ticking along with Kobe cracking three fours in a row at one stage. Charlie (30) and Alex (19) finished things off nicely with Charlie finding the boundary on 5 occasions. In total Blue finished with 103. The Blue were on fire with the ball combining nicely to take 10 wickets between them. There was lots of accurate bowling from all our players which limited ORC Reds free hitting opportunities. Rory and Charlie took 3 wickets each whilst Alex picked up two. Ben made a spectacular save in the field whilst Dylan earnt player of the match for his accurate bowling, eagerness in the field and backing up. A great game by all!
Mr Anthony Roohan
Round 3: SASC Blue took on City Colts on Saturday at George Park. Captain Rory Hutchinson won the toss and sent the Colts into bat. All the SASC Blue bowlers bowled well with Alex picking up a wicket. Some tight bowling restricted the Colts score to 1 for 59. In reply, SASC Blue got off to a flying start with Charlie (30) and Carter (20) finding the boundary on multiple occasions. Captain Hutchinson then took things to another level belting 4 ‘8s’ on his way to 43 as he combined for a a64 run partnership with Alex (21). Kobe (14) and Divjot (13) also timed the ball nicely and hit an ‘8’ each whilst Dylan and Ben combined for a last wicket stand of 18 to take the Blue total to 162. A very impressive effort from all players.
Mr Anthony Roohan
Round 4: SASC Blue took on St Pat’s on Saturday at George Park. Pat’s won the toss and elected to bat. Rory picked up a wicket on the first ball of the match whilst Charlie claimed another wicket shortly after. Dylan fielded superbly and made a direct hit to run our one of the Pat’s batters. Simply sensational! The boys bowled with increasing accuracy to restrict the Pat’s scoring to 3-98. In reply Divjot (17) and Rory (26) put on a solid opening stand whilst Dylan (16) and Charlie (29) kept up the momentum in the middle order. Carter (34) and Kobe (33) were in explosive form whilst Alex (20) and player of the match Ben (14) made notable contributions. What was most impressive was that everyone made a healthy contribution to the team’s 2 for 189 total. Great work Blue!
Mr Anthony Roohan
After last weeks washout, the boys were eager to go out and play again. This week the boys were up against a strong Rugby Union team, also missing 5 players was going to make getting a win all that harder. Fortunately, 3 boys from the under 11s were able to come down and support the boys. Next was the toss and this week’s Captain had success from the start by winning and choosing to bowl first. This success was carried out from the very start as Cal was able to have a strong game and take the amazing figures of 3/7 off 4 overs. This was supported from some tight bowling from Ben (1/13 off 4) and Logan (1/4 off 1). Finishing with a strong total to chase of 6/82 off the 20 overs. Out the boys went to bat to chase this score down quickly. It was led with a great start from Toby (25) and Logan (27). As the innings progress, it was obvious that the boys were focused and determined to chase the runs down. All the boys chipped in with scores of 14 from Grayson, 13 from Neel, 21 from Ben, 14 from Charlie and a superb captain’s knock of 31 from Cal. This mammoth effort leads them to be 8-145 after their 20 overs. Man of the Match: Callum Munns
The boys are off to a great start this year with 2 strong wins after 3 weeks. This week they have the bye, I encourage all to try and get some extra practice over the weekend and be prepared to work hard next week. Overall, I’m very pleased with the boy’s effort and look forward to a further successful season over the next coming weeks.
Mr Josh Willcox
A tough day was had by the Under 11 Scots All Saints Cricket Team on Saturday. A windy and overcast day overshadowed the game where Captain Ava won the toss and chose to field first. Our bowlers kept reasonably tight bowling spells maintaining a low run rate initially by RUCC. Oscar snagged a wicket with the very first ball of his spell knocking back off stump and Ben maintained a fast line and length, RUCC were struggling to gain momentum. Grayson bowled a superb second over of Leg Spin bamboozling the batters and Bryce proved very difficult to get runs off. However, their best hitters came in and the runs flowed. Good bowling from Leo and Will however, was unable to contain them and they set a formidable total. Great wicket keeping by Toby and Will in trying conditions kept the score from really blowing out. After having lost a few early wickets we were unable to regain any momentum whilst batting and unfortunately wides were very hard to hit runs off. Some lusty hitting from Jack and Oscar, and concentrated batting from Ava, Lacey and Grayson made the score look more respectable. A gallant effort was put in by all but our players came away without the win. Player of the match was awarded to Ben for his great improvement in his bowling, fabulous tail-end batting and overall effort during the game.
Mr Adrian Jacobsen
Round 3: Blayney 7/125 defeated SASC 5/119
The U/12’s played a wonderful brand of cricket in this game. Batting first proved to be a tough task, but the team stuck to it. Will as opener and Archer made double figures on a slow deck and then Liam entered the fray! Blasting balls repeatedly to the boundary, Liam finished with an incredible score of 40* from just 22 balls! SASC finished their inning s on 5/119 from 23 overs. With the ball in hand Rudi took 2 wickets in his first over, finishing with 3 wickets! Oliver Campbell and Oliver Carroll both took their first ever wickets! Congratulations!Archer joined the list of wicket-takers and Liam finished-off taking two. Angus fielded magnificently taking two catches! SASC did an incredible job to take 7 wickets and push the game to 22 overs. Ultimately the opposition got over the line by a mere 6 runs. Player of the Week went to a very deserving Liam!
Round 4: SASC 5/100 defeated St. Pats 6/96
What another incredibly tight game! The U/12’s bounced back from a narrow loss to earn an incredible win in a nail-biter! Winning the toss for the first time this season, captain Lachie elected to bat. Angus and Oliver Campbell started well, so well that all but 1 batter faced over 10 balls! 4 batters retired, Archer top-scoring with 19*. Tyler and Will finished the innings perfectly, with the team scoring 5/100 from their 23 overs. With ball in hand, the U/12’s took two quick wickets to have the opposition in trouble at 2/17. Archer and Angus, both with the surname “Ryan” were involved in one of the most brilliant yet comical plays ever seen in cricket. With Archer fielding at cover and Angus at point, both players called and made a play at a skied ball. Both collided with each other, and (thankfully) cheered as they raised a hand each, with both players clutching the ball! We put it in the scorebook as “caught Ryan”! Oliver Carroll also took an amazing catch off Angus’ bowling. With 7 runs to defend in the final over the ball was thrown to Callum from year 4. After conceding 3 runs from the first two balls Callum closed out the innings and took the final wicket, courtesy of a great catch by Liam at square leg. The new ice-man of SASC cricket finished his 3 overs with the incredible figures of 1/6! A tight win such as this requires great teamwork, and one teammate performed above and beyond what was required of him. Coming in at number 3 and facing the opposition’s three best bowlers, Ethan played an incredible innings! He thwarted and blunted the opposition’s attack, batting superbly to reach his allotted balls and hence, retire! For this supreme effort Ethan earned the Player of the Week! Well played everyone!
Mr Sean Munns
Round 3: The u13s Lions were asked to bowl first by a Stannies, eager to improve their position on the ladder. Lions came out and absolutely ripped through the defences of Stannies. Only two of their batsmen contributed of note and it’s the first time from memory that I’ve seen an entire side dismissed by being bowled (all out for 42 runs). Jaxon Jordan and Max Hemsworth picked up a wicket each, while Charlie Rendall got 2 and Banjo Goodlet 4 wickets, with 3 coming from his last 4 balls and he is able to go for a hat-trick with next week’s first ball. We then came out all guns blazing with Seth Wilson giving the fielding team sore necks, as he blasted his way to a quickfire 35. Clancy Harvey gained an immense amount of confidence playing only his second game with 19no. Darcy Harris came in to try and blast his way to glory, while Banjo finished a great day out on 7no. We ended the innings early after we passed their total with 2/84 off 11 overs. Next week we play a quality Colts outfit full of district players, however I’m confident we can show the big guns what our new look side is made of.
Round 4: In a high scoring affair, City Colts Originals got off to a flyer against our u13s Lions, scoring 66 from the first 7 overs. Our attack dug deep however and pegged them back with some accurate bowling and crucial run outs to restrict them to 5/145 from their 25 overs. There were 3 run outs and both Ben Lloyd and Seth Wilson claimed a wicket each. The task ahead was a challenging one, with a required run rate of 5 per over, however Ben Lloyd (9) and Darcy Harris (35) got us off on the right foot. Then, the momentum continued when Charlie Rendall (55ret) blasted us into contention with Patrick (5) and Timothy (9) Anderson. The situation got a little tense when we lost 2 quick wickets, but in stepped Seth Wilson (16), hammering a full toss for a maximum to pass the required total. Masahiko Iizuka (9no) hit his first ever boundary, while he and Max Hemsworth (15no) cruised us to 6/169 from our 25 overs. Our team takes a huge amount of confidence from this win, chasing down a big total against a side full of representative players. Their skill levels and game awareness are improving and I am keen to see where these boys can take their season.
Mr Trent Hemsworth
SASC Under 14s
Round 3: The 14’s played Stannies on Saturday and whilst they produced some fine moments with the bat, they struggled in the field and could not defend their total of 138 off 22 overs with Stannies scoring 142 after 19. Scots All Saints won the toss and elected to bat, starting well with a blistering innings from Xavier Adams and the usual precision from the very talented Jayden Spackman. Xavier found the boundary early and shot out to 21 runs before being dismissed. Jayden took a risky second run and was run out. James Hillsdon played a sensible innings of 11 holding strong at one end whilst the wickets of Charlie and Paterson fell at the other. Hugh Argent-Smith looked good, blasting a ball to the fence, but raised his head early and lost his woodwork. Alex Morrisey batted well for 6, with a cracking boundary, but his penchant for hitting in the air cost him his wicket. Jake played a cameo for 1 before Lewis and Lachlan set up a strong final wicket stand, both still yet to lose their wicket with Lewis finishing on 30 with a fine Captain’s knock and Lachlan on an unbeaten 13.
Lachlan bowled well early and had a few chances put down in the field. Hugh Argent-Smith didn’t bowl with his usual fire in the belly and the batters were able to take advantage. All the boys bowled well but without luck and a fast and dry outfield proved to be too much to contain the runs. The Stannies boys put on a wonderful display of batting. Jayden, after keeping, came on with his incredible leg spin and took two late wickets, with Alex bagging a catch as keeper and Hugh Argent-Smith holding onto one for a fine catch. The boys need to work a bit harder on their fielding drills this week, batting and bowling are fine, but we were too expensive in the field. We look forward to improvement at home next week against the much fancied Blayney side.
Round 4: Scots All Saints took on the much fancied Blayney on Saturday, producing another nail biter with both teams very evenly placed. SASC lost the toss and were sent into bat on a cold and windy morning. Alex Morrisey went in the first over but this brought in Lachlan Martin, yet to be dismissed. He continued where he left off whilst Jayden Spackman was all class in the anchor role. They put on a 60 run partnership before Lachlan was finally dismissed for 38 leaving him with an average of 108. Lewis Schoenmaker batted well with Jayden until it was time for Jayden to retire for Zane to come in for some quick runs. Lewis played beautifully until one got onto his pads and he was dismissed. Charles Hodges batted well but a mix up had Zane run out. Patterson batted out the innings with Charlie with the team ending up on 5/124. Zane bowled at his best bagging three brilliant wickets in a devastating spell that gave SASC a real chance in the field. Lachlan Martin finally broke through with a wicket after a good catch from Jayden as keeper. Hugh Argent-Smith bowled really well, an improvement from the previous week and it was good to see his hard net practice pay off, he was unlucky to get a wicket. Callum McClymont bowled exceptionally well and took a key wicket as Alex took a fantastic outfield catch on the hop. With wickets falling SASC had the momentum with Charlie and Paterson bowling really well. Jayden came in to bowl at the end with Lewis and both got late wickets. Unfortunately, 124 was just not enough and Blayney were able to scrape over the line in their run chase late in the 24th over. This team will be in the winner’s circle again pretty soon as each boy is showing incredible improvement with every game.
Mr Leigh Morrisey
Last Saturday (9 Nov) the Second Eleven had another away fixture played at Hudson Oval in Strathfield against St. Patricks. The day started badly when our two boarding members of the team did not arrive for the 6.00am departure. After several checks of the boarding house trying to locate the two players both were too sick to travel away meaning we would be forced to play with only 9 players! Whilst illness is unavoidable players are reminded that it is simple courtesy and good manners to inform people of sudden unavailability. This is particularly the case as we have many day students travel significant distances and ensure they are “on time”. We eventually were able to get underway by about 6.30. The actual match went through several interesting stages. With St. Pats batting first we were well in the match after 20 overs, taking 4 wickets and restricting St. Pats to only 50. Of these 50 runs only about 25were off the bat – with far too many no-balls and wides making up the extras. After the drinks break the match changed dramatically with one batsman taking control and racing to 123 as St Pats reached about 230. Taking out the wides and no balls off the bat the remainder of the St. Pats batsmen actually scored fewer runs than we did! Our problems were exacerbated by being two fielders short. Covering one fielder is difficult……two is impossible. In the field Isaac Poole bowled with good control claiming 3 for 18 and was easily the pick of the attack. Isaac also took a great catch from a skied ball. Riley Monico showed his skills as a close to the wicket fielder taking three excellent catches. Mention also to Xavier Adams who played his first “senior” match on turf filling in for a late withdrawal. Xavier fielded well, captured a wicket and played some deft shots in his batting stint. Once again the team performed most creditably (as noted, take out one batsman and we actually scored more runs off the bat!!!! than the opposition. We look forward to this Saturday with a home match scheduled.
Round Three Monday Night Touch Football
Last Monday night saw the SAS College Under 16s boys take on another team from Stannies, The Bee’s Knees. The teams were evenly matched from the outset and the points were free flowing with both teams troubling the scorer early. Tries to Zac Allen, Otto Kuhn, Rowan Savage, Tom McCumstie and two to Baxter Rivett saw the boys finish with a respectable total of six. Unfortunately, the opposition were able to sneak across the line once more to secure the victory by a single point. There was however much to be pleased with in the match as the SAS boys tested some combinations and started to show signs of gelling as a unit.
Mrs Angela Davis
It was an interesting competition on Saturday with both SASC tennis teams playing against each other. In the Opens division, both double games were dominated by the Blue team with Price and Mawhood receiving an 8-0 victory over the Reds. The singles were a lot closer but the Blues were still victorious. William McDonnell had a great win for the Reds with a 5-0 victory. In the intermediate bracket two of the games unfortunately had to be forfeited due to an injury on the court. The games that did occur were very close. Ben Bingley had a great draw against Anson Biggs, which made for a great competition. Similar to the Opens and Intermediates, the Blue Juniors dominated in the games with an overall 36 to 12 win. The doubles matches were particularly close, yet the Blue teams won by a close margin. Singles were similarly one sided with Jessica Mills, Bodhi Hellyer and Lisa Edwards winning by large margins. An extremely close game occurred between Max Dubyk and Luke Burgess where they fiercely battled it out, ending up with a 4 all draw. This weekend’s tennis was a clear showing of strength by the two Scots All Saints College teams as there were many displays of talent by individual players. Overall, it was an exciting yet unsurprising weekend of tennis.
Callum Duncan-Keen and Dylan Boniface