Alexander was our Captain for this game and a fine Captain he was. He led his team into bat first with Elizabeth as his partner. They managed a very healthy total of 23 runs. Nic and Tom were next in bat and added 53 runs to our score! Jacob and Bill also enjoyed their time adding another 28 runs. Congratulations to Charlotte and Hayden who faced some tricky bowling but still added to our runs with a total of 114. Our team were stoic in the heat during fielding and kept RUCC working hard but managed to hold their run tally at 102. Well done Lions! Thank you to Alexander’s family for providing the fruit. Thank you to Elizabeth’s Dad for scoring. SASC Lions Player of the Week Hayden Brown.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, is our last game for the term. SASC Lions play City Colts 1 at George Park at 9:15am.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
A warm and sunny Saturday morning welcomed the under 11 cricketers of tomorrow to Stiles 2 for a return clash with City Colts. Will happily accepted the captains arm band for the match and confidently strode to toss the bat which he won and opted to throw the opposition in to bat first (strategic thinking from these young players). The bowling attack was fabulous and was spearheaded by Toby’s awesome swing bowling with 3/10 from 2 overs, Bryce and Jack’s accuracy rewarding them with 2 wickets each and Grayson’s bamboozling Leggies rewarding him with a wicket also. Strong improvements from Ben, Ava, Leo and Will rounded out a bowling attack that was hard to get on top of. The fielding was outstanding with Leo, Lacey and Ava displaying great ability in stopping runs and chasing down the red six stitcher. The Wicket keepers keep improving out of sight with Will and Toby excelling behind the stumps conceding very few runs and worrying the batters. Chasing a formidable total of 129 off 20 overs did not daunt these cricket wonder kids. Ava and Lacey opened the batting and once again proving solid up front. Oscar and Bryce followed up with some strong hitting with Oscar equal top scoring on 21 off twelve balls with Grayson. Will benefited from good running between the wickets and got two 5’s with overthrows. Jack and Toby closed out the innings with some strong hitting getting this great team to 126 with the loss of 4 less wickets meaning and a big V. A great, great match was had by all making the player of the match not clear cut at all. With outstanding contributions with bat and ball from Grayson, great bowling contributions from Jack and Bryce, and another stellar performance from Leo and Lacey, I could not go past Toby’s unplayable bowling performance to award him this prestigious award. I have not witnessed better bowling with swing and accuracy as I did from Toby. Overall it was a wonderful performance and really look forward to what the rest of the season brings for these stars of tomorrow.
Mr Adrian Jacobsen
Lachie (left) and Will (right) both scored half-centuries last week and shared an unbroken 103 run partnership. Both boys retired on 50 not-out.
SASC 1/173 defeated Lithgow 100.
The U/12’s have been playing some fantastic cricket and Saturday’s match was no exception. Having won the toss and electing to bat, openers Will and Angus piled on quick runs. Angus fell with the score on 20 in just the 4th over, when Lachie came to the crease. Will and his captain then dominated. The pair piled on the runs in the thirteen overs they were at the crease together, scoring 16 boundaries as they completed an amazing feat of a century partnership! When Will brought up his maiden half-century in the 17th over, the pair’s partnership had progressed to 103! Eight balls later Lachie was able to also bring up his maiden half-century! Both players ended on exactly 50 not-out! The impact with the bat didn’t end there, with vice-captain Archer and Liam continuing the onslaught with a 47 run stand, which came from just 23 balls. U/12’s completed their innings with an incredible score of 1/173 from just 21 overs. The U/12’s continued their fantastic play with ball in hand, opener Rudi striking in the first over, courtesy of a wonderful catch from first-time wicketkeeper Oliver Campbell! Oliver Carroll delivered a beautiful in-swinging delivery in the second over which took the top of off-stump, exactly where good bowlers strike! When Liam took a great caught-bowled chance the opposition had fallen to 3/10 in the first 3 overs. The opposition duo then dug-in to put together a great partnership which took 12 overs to break, thanks to a great piece of anticipation in the field which resulted in a run-out from Lachie! Lithgow were able to compile one last stand of 49 which lasted until the very last two balls! Lachie ended the match with two wickets to bowl the opposition out for an even 100. Special thanks must go to our team whom displayed wonderful sportsmanship in providing fielders for the opposition’s bowling innings. Nathan, Oliver Campbell and Ethan fielded for the majority of the innings, with Archer, Rudi, Liam and Lachie also providing assistance. Well done boys! Congratulations team on a wonderful performance! Player of the Week was awarded to Lachie for his fantastic all-round game.
Mr Sean Munns
It has been a disrupted week for the Under 14’s with little to no training due to weather conditions and a wonderful dinner on the Friday night to celebrate the conclusion of Middle School. Hence, the boys were a little bleary eyed on Saturday morning against Lithgow at Lithgow and had to play ‘cold’ with very few training hours in the bank. Sent into bat they started well with Charlie Hodges getting off the mark for the season and Xavier Adams scoring quite freely. Charlie was dismissed by a very good ball and Alex was sent to the pavilion immediately afterward by an even better ball. Xavier soon lost his wicket leaving Jayden and Hugh to steady the ship. Hugh scored well and Jayden was his usual cheeky self in the middle, deftly finding gaps for singles and twos, though he found the boundary a few times. Hugh eventually was run out and Zane came in to end the innings. The boys didn’t score enough runs for their allotted 25 overs and had to really put in an effort in the field. Bowling was really tight and they managed to hold Lithgow to 25 runs after the first 13 overs. This was due to good fielding, bowling and keeping. Jayden got the breakthrough with Lachlan taking a sharp catch at slip. James Hillsdon was the pick of the bowlers getting two wickets, one a beautiful in swinger that took the bails. Eventually, Lithgow ran down the total. Once again the boys were competitive but just needed a bit more to get through. Some dropped catches may have changed things so that is what we are working on this week.
Mr Leigh Morrisey
The Second Eleven commenced their surge toward the ISA premiership with a comprehensive victory against St. Spyridon’s College last Saturday. Batting first, SASC amassed 4 for 255 off our allocated 40 overs. Ben Radford was particularly severe on the bowlers reaching a hard hitting century before retiring to allow other batsmen an opportunity. Ben’s innings brought back memories of his father batting in the mid ‘90’s – yes, I even coached him!!!! Ben was well supported by Riley Monico who unfortunately was left on 48 not out when our overs expired.
In reply, our opponents reached 200 as we were generally complacent in our approach with the victory always within our control. Nonetheless I would prefer to see a more concentrated approach, this intensity will be required as the season progresses. Next Saturday we travel to Sydney to play St. Andrews in our final fixture before the Xmas break. Full details of team and travel arrangements will be distributed on Friday when Mr. Adams returns from camp. At this stage those selected should be at college by 5.45am from a 6.00am departure – PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE – ESPECIALLY BOARDING STUDENTS!
On Saturday, 23rd November, SASC Red and Kinross Blue met for some entertaining tennis as they battled the hot, windy and dusty conditions. The junior division took out a well-earned win with a score of 6-4 sets. Georgina Hodgkinson played an exceptional match winning 7-1 in singles, and coupled with Lisa Edwards to win their doubles 5-3. Despite the ongoing heat, the intermediate team proved their skill, winning all 6 sets. Liam Francis and Jessica Settree each won their respective singles games 8-0. Jessica Settree and Angus Dunn also won their doubles game 8-0. The opens division toughed it out in some enthralling games but were unable to secure a win. In particular Bill McDonnell displayed exemplary sportsmanship in his match regardless of the 5-3 loss, complimenting his opponent and swapping techniques at the end of the game. In spite of the hot conditions, all of SASC Red performed very well and the team is looking forward to the rest of the season.
Mrs Cath Dundon
On Saturday the 23rd of November, the SASC Blue team played SSC Blue team at Stanines. Although the day being very hot and a some of the players were nearly exhausted after 10 minutes,
it was a competitive day with the team SASC number one coming away with some fairly convincing wins against the Stannies second side. In the Seniors Harry and Harley won their doubles 8 – 0 and also won each of their singles 7 -1. In the other Senior games, Jake and Seton unfortunately lost 3-5, but in singles Jake won 7 – 2 and Seton had a tough 4 all draw in a cracker of a match to finish the morning. ( SASC Blue 6 sets to SSC Blue 0; 44 games to 4). In the Intermediates Callum and Anson won their doubles 7 -1 whilst Ben and Jaxon had a tough 4 all draw. In the singles Anson won 7 – 1 and both Callum and Ben won 6 – 2 and unfortunately Jaxon went down 6 -2. ( SASC Blue 4.5 sets to SSC Blue 1.5; 32 games to 16). In the Juniors Megan and Jessica won decisively at 6-2 in the Doubles as did Bodhi and Max. Megan took her singles 6-3, whilst Jessica won a tight match of good quality at 5-3. Bodhi similarly won his singles 6-2 and Max finished the Juniors wioth an 8-0 win. (SASC Blue 6 sets to SSC Blue 0 ; 37 games to 11).
The Hurricanes swept the court with lots of energy on Friday night against the Mustangs. After a nervous start, The Hurricanes eventually had some good opportunities with the ball. We kept the pressure up throughout the game, however the Mustangs were just quicker and took advantage of our rebounds. It was a great effort and The Hurricanes gave it their best. They will continue to work on their passing and moving towards the ball and it won’t be long before a win will be in the bag.
Mrs Buffy Phillips