SASC U7 Lions
Woolworths Master Blaster Under 7’s Cricket: SASC Lions v St Pats
Will was our Captain for this game and organised his team very well. St Pats elected to bat first so our Lions quickly sorted out the bowling order. A highlight was when Tom bowled and caught a St Pats player out! Lots of cheering from his team mates and the sidelines followed! Bill was very accurate with his bowling. Alexander always enjoys his cricket and is also bowling very well. A very successful batting partnership of Nico and Tom saw them add 33 runs to our total! Well done Lions! Thank you to Will’s family for providing the fruit and an icy pole at full time! Thank you to Bill’s Mum for scoring. SASC Lions Player of the Week Bill Byrnes. 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 14, is our second last game for the term. SASC Lions play City Colts 1 at George Park on Friday evening at 5:30pm.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
SASC U9 Blue
SASC Blue were back to full strength for their match against St Pats Blue on Friday night. Alex was handed the captaincy duties, which he relished, and led by example in all areas. Thoughtful field placements, backed up by accurate bowling from Rory and Dylan who took a wicket each and Charlie and Kobe both claiming a pair. Alex caught an absolute screamer in the deep and a few run outs kept St Pats to 6/91. Alex was in charge of the batting order and his troops came out firing with some big hitting into the tactical bonus zones. Alex (26), Charlie (30), Divjot (4), Kobe (4), Ben (29) and Dylan (11) all contributed with gusto to reach 10/135. Another week, another win, with displays of humility and grace…well done team!
A dominant display from our u13s against Bathurst City Thunder this week indicates that we will roll into the upcoming finals series in good shape. Racking up a massive tally of 0/200 from a reduced 20 overs, with Max Hemsworth, Timothy Anderson and Charlie Rendall all retiring on 50*, then Darcy Harris (20*) and Clancy Harvey (3*) closing it out. In reply, Thunder got to 3/56 from their 20 overs with Max, Angus and Patrick claiming the wickets. Well done squad!
Scots All Saints have been working hard to finish the season with some positive matches and, hopefully, some wins. The hard work paid off on Saturday with a determined team ready to take on first placed St Pat’s. Sent in to bat on a dewy field, the boys started well with Xavier scoring early, despite copping a fast one to the chest. Hugh holed out but that brought Jayden to the crease who batted superbly, looking to break a fifty but he was dismissed on 46. Lewis Schoenmaker batted exceptionally well with a careful and crafted innings of 51*. Lachlan Martin and Zane Newham scored quickly at the end to get Scots All Saints to 140 off 25 overs. A genuine effort in the field was needed and the boys delivered with some incredible bowling and fielding. Noah bowled the spell of his season taking two key wickets. He was assisted well by James Hillsdon who bagged a wicket in his first spell and earned the right to return later in the innings to take the final wicket of the match. Jayden shook off his disappointment at missing his fifty with some brilliant bowling but some chances went to ground until he finally grabbed a wicket in his final over. Some great catching was on hand from Alex as keeper, Noah in the slips, Hugh at mid on and Xavier at deep mid off, Zane also grabbed a sharp run out during a ‘team’ hatrick with Lachlan Martin bagging two wickets on either side. Paterson once again bowled really well but with no luck. In the end Scots All Saints won by 27 runs, dismissing St Pat’s for 113.
ISA Doubles Tennis Championships
On Saturday 29 February Scots All Saints College tennis players achieved some very creditable results in the ISA Doubles Tennis Championships held at Orange Ex-Services’ Club Tennis Complex. The students competed in a Cup event with those students losing in the first round of the Cup getting an opportunity for success in a repechage Plate event. In the Junior Division SASC Red 1 players Max Dubyk and Georgina Hodgkinson enjoyed some tight rallies but lost their match against the top SSC White team. Bohdi Hellyer and Lisa Edwards (SASC B2) found themselves up against fellow SASC B1 players Sarah Edwards and Jessica Mills who won the match convincingly 6-0. Sarah and Jessica went on to win their semi-final against SSC White 2 in a nail-biting tiebreaker 7-5 and were eventual runners up in the Junior Cup Final against KWS White, 6-1. This was an excellent achievement. Jake Henry and Luke Burgess won their first round of the Junior Cup in a very close match, 7-6 but found themselves up against a stronger SSC White team, losing the quarter final round 6-0.
In round 1 of the Intermediate division SASC Blue 1 players, Anson Biggs and Callum Duncan-Keen defeated SASC Red 2 players Jaxon Owen and Jonothan Gardiner, 6-0. In subsequent games Anson and Callum provided spectators with some entertaining tennis and they were unlucky to lose their semi-final Cup round. Joanne Morrison and Isobelle Sotter (SASC Red 1) drew on lots of determination to defeat Liam Francis and Ben Bingley (SASC Blue 2) 6-2 in the first round of the Intermediate Cup but were knocked out by SSC White 1 players in a relatively close score of 6-4. Jaxon and Jonothan played some great tennis in the Plate semi-final but they lost against SSC Blue 1 team 6-3. Although they were defeated in the first round of the Intermediate Cup, Liam and Ben had more success in the Plate event, winning the semi-final against SSC Blue 2 players, 6-3 and winning the Intermediate Plate final against the SSC Blue 1 doubles team 6-3.
Finally, in the Senior division the SASC Blue 2 team of Ward Strutt and Jordan Stanmore reached the quarter finals but lost their match against a very strong SSC White 1 team 6-0. SASC Blue 1 doubles team of Lachlan Price and Jake Mawhood were much more successful on the day. Although they lost their first match in the Senior Cup against SSC White 2 team 6-1, they played some excellent tennis in the semi-final of the Plate event, defeating SSC Blue 1 team 6-4 and convincingly taking out the Plate final against KWS Blue 1 team 6-2. Thus, the day ended with Scots All Saints College students winning two of the ISA Doubles tennis finals and being runner up in a third final, a great reward for the determination and sportsmanship that they have shown throughout the entire season.
Simon and Catherine Dundon (Tennis Coordinators)
Semi-final round recap Monday 2 March
The first week of the Semi-finals is over and the SASC Blues recorded a strong 2 to 0 win over the ‘Tap n Go’ team. The two teams both demonstrated a strong defensive line throughout the game, however SASC Blue through Lottie Telford and Eva Green found some small gaps and scored. All the girls put in an excellent effort to help create these scoring opportunities and to keep out a determined opposition. Great work to all and good luck next week in the final against Junior Pearls.
The SASC Purple went down 3 to 5 against the Benchwarmers in a fast pace friendly game on Monday night. SASC demonstrated strong defence and attack throughout the game, however in the last few minutes The Benchwarmer ran over for 2 unanswered tries for the win.