We had lots of fun last Friday in our game against RUCC. I asked Bill to be our Captain as Jacob was unable to play. Bill very maturely led the Lions out to bat first. His partnership with Alexander soon had plenty of runs adding to our total. Tom and Will were also great in bat and looked for extra runs whenever they could. Big shout out to Hayden and Elizabeth for their bowling. Both players were very accurate and each took brilliant wickets. A special congratulations to Charlotte for taking a Hat Trick!! I think this is a first for the Lions!! Thank you to Bill’s mum and Hayden’s dad for scoring. It’s great to see the development of skills and great sportsmanship in our young players, you all make me very proud.
SASC Lions Player of the Week – Tom.
Don’t forget your hat, joggers and water bottle on Wednesday afternoon for training.
An undermanned SASC Blue took to the field in humid conditions with only four players against ORC Red on Friday night. Whilst it was good to get some extra bowling in it was hard work to cover such large distances in the field but the boys did well and chased the ball with great vigour as well. Alex was in devastating form with the ball, bowling with speed and accuracy to claim four wickets. Charlie bowled some tight lines and was difficult to get away whilst Dylan also showed great improvement with his accuracy along with Kobe. Overall it was a great effort to restrict ORC to 6 for 71. In reply Charlie (31) and Dylan (17) got us off to a rocking start with Carter (15) joining us at half time and Alex (18) keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Kobe concluded the innings with a swash buckling 19 featuring a whopping 8 down the ground. It was a great effort in the steamy conditions to reach 4 for 100. Well done Blue!
SASC U/12’s Vs St Pats
Having lost the toss and being sent-in on a slow deck, the top order set about laying a foundation for the team. Only two batters were dismissed, enabling a late-order surge. At the conclusion of the innings, an incredible seven batters retired, with the side posting a competitive 3/110 from 20 overs. Liam and Archer were the top scorers, with unbeaten knocks of 20 and 19 respectively.
The bowlers kept the runs down, and James took a wicket with his first ball for the College! Two catches to Lachlan, run-outs to Tyler and Oliver Carroll as well as a wicket to Will had St Pats under pressure. he match went down the final over where St Pats passed our score in a thriller, ending on 4/120. Player of the Match was awarded to Oliver Carroll for a great all-round game.
SASC U/12’s vs Lithgow
A wet away trip to Lithgow was in store for the Under 12’s last Saturday, captain Lachlan winning the toss and electing to bat. He and Nathan set about their work, with Nathan scoring his first run in cricket! He ended with 3, batting for 4 overs! The runs ticked over with very few boundaries in the innings, Lachie (14), Archer (11), Angus (4) and Liam (21) all remaining not-out, and were well supported by James (6) and Tyler (7). ASC finished with a patient 3/85 from their 22 overs, with a lot of work to do with the ball. he bowlers responded to the challenge, just 18 runs coming from the overs of Will, Ethan, Rudi, Oliver Carroll, Jack, Angus and Tyler! Lachie and Archer conceded just 3 runs from their two overs, with Archer making the breakthrough! After 9 overs, both teams were equal at 1/21. Enter Nathan! t a critical time of the match, Nathan bowled his best ever over, conceding just one run which ultimately broke the game open! James then produced an absolute peach, swinging the ball in to the right hand batter, through the gate and into the top of off-stump! Angus produced a corker of his own, nailing the middle stump to clean bowl the batter! Though in a bowling innings with many highlights, there was a special place for Tyler. Tyler, standing up to the stumps, took an amazing inside edge to hand Oliver Carroll his first wicket! Oliver Campbell had kept wicket beautifully for 15 overs, and had kept the opposition under pressure. Direct run-outs from Liam and Angus capped off an amazing defensive bowling performance, Lithgow being restricted to a score of 6/51 from their 22 overs. Player of the Week went to Tyler! Well done team!
Winning the toss and choosing to bat with a dewy outfield was a great choice, as the ball soon became like a bar of soap for the Stannies’ attack. Clancy Harvey (6) and Darcy Harris (33) got us off to a solid start by dispatching the leather to all parts of Fitz Oval. Seth Wilson (51ret.) continued his hard hitting form while the partnership between Patrick Anderson (33no) and Max Hemsworth (28no) kept the run rate up until the end of the 25 overs with us finishing on 2/189. A clever captaincy approach from Charlie Rendall, supported both wicket taking opportunities and protection from cavalier batting by the Stannies’ top order. The chase (6/120) never really got off the ground from the opposition team and we were always in control with wicket takers being Charlie Rendall, Charlie Crauford, Darcy Harris, Clancy Harvey and Angus Argent-Smith, who also created a direct hit run out. We now stand in second position on the ladder and look a great chance of making the final series. With more practice and focus, you never know what our squad can achieve at the pointy end of the season!
The boys hosted Stannies on the weekend and after last week’s strong showing in the field but weak batting performance, they were determined to turn things around. Some fury and fire in the nets were a foreshadowing of what they would do once out in the middle. Losing the toss, we were sent in to bat with Lachlan Martin and James Hillsdon and they certainly did not disappoint. Lachlan played a ‘master blaster’ innings with Jimmy in support. Both eventually lost their wickets bringing Lewis and Alex to the crease. Alex unfortunately was run out for a diamond duck but Lewis played a strong hand and was given good support from Jayden and Zane (who top scored with 36). The innings total was a respectable 141. The fielding and bowling was as strong as usual but Alex had to retire from keeping only 9 overs in due to an old knee injury flaring up. Lewis provided good cover as the replacement gloveman whilst Noah Siede ripped through the top order with two quick wickets. Some fine bowling from all the boys followed but there were some missed catches, that is until Jayden held a skied ball off the bowling of Zane. More importantly, they restricted the run rate and pushed each other in the field to hold Stannies to 124, earning a well deserved victory.
The Touch football season is fast approaching the finals and the conclusion of the competition. The SASC girls blue are in a strong position to make the finals with one last round to be played next week. The SASC girls Purple will need a strong win and for some other game results to fall their way to make the finals. The SASC boy’s teams are out of finals contention but have made some sound improvements with their understanding of the game throughout the season which they all should be happy with. This round the SASC Girls Blue had a strong win to cement their position in the top 4 over the touch downs. The SASC Purple had a hard fought tie with Tap and Go and the SASC boys show good grit against the Push and a half team.
Next week games
SASC Boys Vs Slip N Dip on field 7 at 5.15
SASC Girls Blue Vs Thunderstruck on field 16 at 4.30
SASC Girls Purple Vs Warriors on field 13 at 4.30
Please remember to be at games 15min before hand
Monday night 17th February, the Scots All Saints College Under 16s Boys touch team faced off against the League Lads from Stannies in a game of high intensity. The Stannies boys took control of the match from the outset, employing slick maneuvers and well-rehearsed plays to bank quick points and it wasn’t long before the scoreboard blew out in their favour. The Scots All Saints boys fought back with impressive breaks from Hugh Neill, Darcy Roberts and Rowan Savage for one try a piece, but it wasn’t enough to claw back the momentum and the match ended in a 10-3 defeat for us.
Mrs Angela Davis
SASC 5/6 Leopards
SASC 5/6 Leopards played a well fought match against the SASC Pumas on Wednesday afternoon. We have come up against this team previously and have shown a huge improvement to our game since last time we played them. We played extremely well together as a team, making some excellent passes to get the ball down the court smoothly. Fantastic intercepts were made by our team and some quality shots were made. Unfortunately, not all our shots went in and therefore we didn’t come away with the win. Despite this, the Leopards have made outstanding improvements this season and are commended on their efforts at all our trainings and games. It is thoroughly rewarding as their coach to watch them develop their skills Well done Leopards!