SASC Lions U7s
Woolworths Master Blaster Under 7’s Cricket: SASC Lions v St Pats White
Elizabeth was our Captain for this game. She won the Toss and sent us in to bowl first. During training last Wednesday, we really focused on our bowling skills. I was so proud of every single one of our players when they took their turn to bowl on Saturday. They thought about what they had learnt and put all their efforts into bowling correctly. The Lions did a great job fielding. Our turn in batting was very successful. Great to see our players sliding their bats into the safe zone! A huge thank you to Jacob. As we had more players than St Pats, he very generously batted for them. Well done Jacob! Thank you to Elizabeth’s family for providing the fruit. Thank you to Hayden’s Dad for scoring. SASC Lions Player of the Week – Jacob Morcom. 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 6, SASC Lions play RUCC at George Park at 9:15am
Mrs Lyn Inglis
SASC Blues U9s
It was a tight game between the Scots All Saints Blues and City Colts on Saturday. SASC Blue won the toss and batted and runs were hard to come by as they came up against the best opposition bowling attack seen so far. Charlie (18) and top scorer Carter (24) got us off to a steady start putting on 42 for the opening stand. Dylan (13) and Ben (22) continued the run rate and demonstrated how much they’re improving each week. Alex (21) continued his consistent performances with the bat and combined nicely with Rory (10) before player of the match Divjot increased the tempo to make 23 and push the Blue total to 6 for 131. In reply Colts formed some solid partnerships but the Blue bowlers bowled with great accuracy to pick up some regular wickets. Wicket takers included Carter, Charlie and Divjot whilst Dylan picked up two. Alex took two great catches including a caught behind whilst Dylan, Carter, Ben and Alex all threw the stumps down to run some of the Colts players out. Things got quite close towards the end of the game as we gave away a lot of over throws and the Colts final pair ran very well between the wickets but in the end Blue restricted Colts to 9 for 103.
Mr Anthony Roohan
A warm and sunny morning welcomed under 11’s for this wonderful game of cricket. These future stars of the game arrived full of enthusiasm and vigour and were keen to get stuck in this week.
The batting performance started strongly with good runs and boundaries being hit by Bryce, Lacey, Grayson and Oscar. But with wickets falling the runs began to slow up and we managed to score 101 with the loss of eight wickets. Captain Ava’s bowling angled straight at the stumps with great line and length and was ably supported by Oscar and Jack. Grayson’s passion was abundant when some great balls just missed the stumps. With Oscar taking a wicket from his first ball it seemed that today would be a victorious one. However, whilst the bowling overall was greatly improved, the oppositions’ opening batters found the boundary too regularly and they managed to score just over 150 for the loss of just two wickets. Great wicket keeping was shown by our regular keepers Toby and Will minimising extra runs and keeping the batters honest between the wickets. A fabulous game was had by our player of the match Lacey with a great bowling performance, hitting her highest runs of the year including 2 boundaries and immaculate fielding. The team as a whole are improving continuously and I could not be happier with their progress. The enthusiasm shown by all is pleasing to see and I look forward to the next two games guiding these future stars to the Christmas break.
Mr Adrian Jacobsen
Our u13s Lions took on Bathurst City Thunder this week and continued their excellent form. We won the toss and elected to bat, amassing a solid 9-143. Masa Iizuka got he innings off well with a 27 before a flurry of cheap wickets saw us in a little bit of a hole. Timothy Anderson quickly dug us out of it with a hard hitting 45 and Darcy Harris chipping in late with 11no. Thunder were not quite up to the task in reply, slowly chipping away at our total, but in the end their run rate was simply not aggressive enough and they fell short on 5-71 after the 25 overs. All bowlers were nice and miserly, with Seth Wilson, Jaxon Jordan and Banjo Goodlet all picking up a wicket, with Darcy Harris claiming two. This week, we take on a strong Bushrangers outfit, boasting rep players galore, so we need to be sharper in the field and hold more value on our own wickets to compete with this side. We are currently third on the ladder and I hold plenty of confidence of a semi-final birth this season…no pressure boys!
Mr Trent Hemsworth
The 14’s played the very strong St Pat’s side. After losing the toss, SASC were put into the field. Zane started strong but couldn’t match his performance from the previous week. All early bowlers, Lachlan, Hugh, James and Alex bowled well and tightly but without troubling the very good batsmen from Pats. It took the drinks break and some clever bowling from Lewis to get the breakthrough with a sharp catch from James. From there the boys really picked up in the field and soon had another batter run out with some good fielding from Lachlan and keeping from Alex. Charlie Hodges got his first wicket of the season after Xavier took a great catch at Mid On and Lachlan Martin bowled a superb delivery on his return spell to break the woodwork for his wicket. Jayden Spackman was terrific from his end and his leg spin got two late wickets with SASC holding back the runs to keep St Pats at 6/139. A good result after the first session looked ominous.
The boys batted well once again but could not quite get the runs quickly enough. Lachlan continues to build his total with a sharp 39 before going for LBW. Lewis looked good but was given out LBW and James was caught. Hugh Argent-Smith looked really good but a mix up caused a run out that cost his wicket. Zane batted beautifully for his 25 but was run out a second week in a row. Looks like some calling practice is needed this week. Paterson batted well and Xavier made a few late runs before being dismissed on the very last ball leaving Alex on 1 not out. It was a shame the boys couldn’t get there as they are competitive every week and should be winning a few more. We will keep chipping away and the wins will come soon.
Mr Leigh Morrisey
Another frustrating day for the team to let a match we could have won comfortably “slip from our grasp” (literally!!!) with dropped catches proving costly. Batting first, Redfield scored 179 in their innings with their leading scorer making 93, after being dropped on 3. Essentially this proved to be decisive in determining the outcome of the match. With one other batsman scoring 30 (he was also dropped early in his innings) we could easily have dismissed our opponents for well under 100. In reply we were dismissed for 153. Archer Carroll played a fine middle order innings scoring 30 and being particularly “savage” on any loose bowling on the leg side. Belinda Kidd was very solid until given out LBW – one of several fairly dubious and bewildering decisions given out by the umpire. Next Saturday is another day and we look forward to hopefully “breaking our duck” for the season. The team are improving each week. Our bowling and ground fielding has made a lot of progress. With the continuation of our improved confidence and patience with the bat, we are confident once we have a win that we will be a much tougher opposition for the second half of the season.
Mr Mair and Mr Adams
The Pumas put all their hard work at training into practice against the opposition team, Never Stop. And they certainly never stopped trying! After conceding the first two baskets, the Pumas dominated the floor. By halftime the score was 16-4, courtesy of some great team work and great finishing. The second half was much the same, with basket after basket. The Pumas finished the game with two baskets in the final 40 seconds, making the final score 34-8. Congratulations Pumas! It’s wonderful to see how much you’re improving! You’re all a pleasure to coach!
Mr Sean Munns
Boys U14 Touch Team
On Monday the 18th of November the u14 boys played their Fourth game of touch and there were some real improvements. The score did not represent the improvements that the team has made, but this was due to the speed and skill of the ‘Straight off the couch. The SASC Boys are starting to better apply a lot of the skills discussed and practiced at training and this definitely helped when both attacking and defending. The areas of improvement included faster play the balls, straighter running earlier on in sets and better player interchanges.
Girls U14 Touch Team Blue and Team Purple
The SASC girl teams faced off against each other during round four of the competition. The score was 4 to 3, and the girls on both teams worked hard with amazing passes, catches and line breaks. The whole game was like a seesaw going up and down with both sides probing each other’s defence for signs of weakness. In the end it was the SASC Blue that won out but it could have been very different at numerous stages of the game. Well done to both teams
Boys U16 Boys Touch Team
Last Monday night the Scots All Saints College Under 16 boys took on the Stannies’ side of Make Touch Great Again and from the opening blast of the referee’s whistle it was clear that the opposition were an experienced outfit. The SASC boys strung some passes together leading to successful breaks for the try line from Max Corbett and Otto Kuhn. Darnell Polsen looked promising throughout and Rowan Savage was a safe pair of hands, singlehandedly preventing turn overs on a number of occasions. Ultimately however, the boys were outclassed this week and went down 10-2 to their Stannies’ counterparts. With one match remaining before the Christmas break, the SASC boys are keen to make amends on the 2nd December.
Mrs Angela Davis
Next week’s games
SASC Girls Blue vs ‘hopeless at 4.30 on Field 13
SASC Girls Purple vs ‘Snakes’ at 4.30 on Field 17
SASC Boys vs Slip and dip at 5.15 on field 10