SASC U7 Lions
Woolworths Master Blaster Under 7’s Cricket: SASC Lions v City Colts
Another great game of cricket! Tom was our Captain for this game. 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. Nico was excellent in fielding, looking for catches and stopping any sneaky runs from the Colts. Will is proving to be a very keen player and keeps his eye on our opponents. Hayden did a great job bowling this week, he keeps his eye on the wicket and is very accurate. Our Lions were very strong in batting. Our partnerships successfully added to our healthy run tally. Great job team! Elizabeth, Alexander and Bill also enjoyed their game. Thank you to Tom’s family for providing the fruit and also his Dad for scoring. SASC Lions Player of the Week – Nick Lenehan. 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 Friday, Round 13, SASC Lions play St Pat’s Blue at George Park at 5:30pm.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
SASC U9 Blue
SASC Blue were back to full strength for their match against City Colts on Friday night. Fielding has been our focus at training recently and the results could clearly be seen with Ben and Divjot taking some classic catches. Alex bowled with great pace and accuracy whilst Dylan, Rory and Charlie all picked up some valuable wickets. City Colts managed 8 for 70 from their allotted overs but the standard of fielding from SASC Blue was most impressive. In reply Kobe (12) got us off to a flying start by hitting an 8 off the first ball. Dylan (20) was also in great form belting two classic cover drives. Rory (37) was in brutal form and found the boundary on multiple occasions. Ben hit his first 6 of the season on his way to 24 whilst Alex (19) joined Kobe to be the second player of the day to get off the mark with an 8. Divjot (29) made his way to 29 and his highest score of the season whilst Charlie rounded out the innings with a season high 41 that featured a couple of massive sixes. With so many contributions with the bat SASC Blue concluded their innings at 5 for 162.
SASC U9 Red
Under 9 Red were no match for ORC in an entertaining game at George Park. Batting first, Red were slow to get going against an accurate bowling attack. All boys batted well, and there was some big hitting. Jenson again led the way, and Max (playing up a year) showed he is going to be a player of the future with some text book shots. A special mention to Nick too who played a straight bat to one of ORC’s best bowlers. Red too bowled strongly but were challenged by some powerful hitting. Izaak was outstanding with the catch of the day at long off. Well played to everyone.
A wonderful day welcomed us to the u11s match with Bushrangers. With only a few matches to go before the finals, momentum is important and a victory would be timely. Captain Ben was unable to win the toss and our team was put in to field. The bowling began well with Ben and Leo starting strongly. Toby and Oscar continued with the bowlers staying tight and taking regular wickets. Some good fielding from Grayson and Ava including an amazing runout from Ava with only one stump to aim at assisted the bowlers. Jack finished with 2 for 2, Grayson 1 for 3 and Oscar 1 for 7.
All in all the bowling and fielding was brilliant limiting the opposition to 7 for 104 from their 20 overs. Oscar and Will opened the scoring to begin the chase. They started steadily and then upped the ante with Oscar hitting two gorgeous straight sixes finishing with 18 runs off his 12 balls. Ben and Grayson continued the boundaries with Grayson hitting a pull shot for four off his very first ball. Leo, Bryce, Ava and Toby also got in on the boundary action helping our team finish on 7 for 137 giving a well-deserved VICTORY. Specific mention goes to Ava for THAT runout, Oscar for THOSE sixes, Leo for continued bowling improvements and a great wicket, Will for claiming his first stumping, Lacey for her dedication to accurate bowling, Jack for his best bowling figures all season, Toby for his accuracy at pace bowling, Bryce for his bowling accuracy whilst trying new deliveries, Grayson for his passion, dedication and consistent performances and Ben for continuing his pace bowling at warp speeds. Player of the match went deservedly to Oscar but it is getting harder and harder to choose with every player putting in the effort at the right time of year.
The boys played a very strong and finals bound Blayney on Saturday. Sent in to bat on a very dewy ground they continued their form from last week, scoring well with Lachlan Martin once again finding the middle and building a strong opening with James Hilllsdon – who batted superbly as an opener to see off the tougher bowlers. Both were eventually dismissed going for shots but that brought in Noah Siede who gave away no chances during his innings and ended up unbeaten on 28. Alex Morrisey wiped away the disappointment from last week’s diamond duck to get a few runs before being caught by a screamer at mid-on. Xavier Adams came in late and blasted 18 unbeaten runs whilst Joshua Kidd and Hugh Argent-Smith belted a few but were dismissed early on.
Bowling was again quite tight but the Blayney batting line up played superbly on a drying ground and fast outfield. Zane. Lachlan and Noah once again showed incredible skill and steel bowling to strong batters with Zane eventually getting the breakthrough in his third over. Chances were created again by all the bowlers but some difficult catches were put down in the outfield. The news of the innings was Paterson Able getting the wicket of Blayney’s best who was on 48 and this was followed by some clever bowling by Jayden to get a caught behind with Alex as gloveman. Lewis kept for the first sessions brilliantly, and he showed great stoicism keeping against the pace of Noah, Zane and Lachlan. Blayney’s batting was too strong but they held their heads and are still playing with a new found confidence.
Last Saturday the SASC Blue Tennis team hosted Saint Stanislaus Blue tennis team in round 10 of the competition. The day was a very successful one for Scots All Saints College with every division achieving a win overall. Senior doubles teams Lachlan Price and Jake Mawhood and Harry Cooke and Bill McDonnell won their matches 5:3. Other than Harry Cooke who suffered a narrow defeat in his singles match, all of the boys were successful in their singles with a very strong performance by Bill who won 7:1. In the intermediate age division Anson Biggs and Callum Duncan-Keen demonstrated great determination, winning their doubles match 5:3 with Callum revealing excellent sportsmanship in his singles game which he won 8:0. Anson managed a creditable draw and Joanna Morrison won her singles match 5:3. The juniors were a force to be reckoned with, blitzing the opposition. Sarah Edwards and Megan Cooke won their doubles 8:0 and Jessica Mills and Bohdi Hellyer won their doubles match 7:1. Each of the students won their singles matches very convincingly including Megan Cooke who defeated her opposing player 8:0.
Simon Dundon, Tennis Co-ordinator Scots Campus
On Saturday 22nd February the SASC Red Tennis team travelled to Wade Park, Orange to compete against KWS Blue in round 10 of the ISA tennis competition. In the senior division Seton Bremner and Ben Bingley produced some fine rallies in their doubles drawing their match 4:4. While Ben won his singles match 5:3, Seton and Liam Francis found themselves up against some stiff opposition. Brianna Dark who kindly stepped up to fill a senior spot made some successful shots but also lost her match. Notable performances in the intermediate division were by Isobelle Sotter and Jaxon Owen who won their doubles match 5:3. Jaxon’s tennis skills continue to improve and he also achieved a draw in his singles game while Isobelle lost narrowly 5:3. Thank you to Jonothan Gardiner for helping to make up our team on Saturday and to Lisa Edwards who played up a division on Saturday, losing narrowly in her singles match 5:3. While junior players Luke Burgess and Euan Wells struggled to find success on Saturday they enjoyed a number of good rallies. Year 7 boarders and relative newcomers, Charlotte Mitchell and Kate Bartlett enjoyed their day out and should be very proud of the 4:4 result in their doubles match. Charlotte also managed a draw in her singles with Kate losing her singles by a narrow margin 5:3. The teams are now preparing for this weekend’s ISA Doubles championships in Orange.
Catherine Dundon, Tennis Co-ordinator All Saints Campus
On Wednesday 26 February Scots All Saints Tigers played the Scots All Saints Pumas. There was lots of friendly rivalry between the 2 teams and both played extremely well. The Pumas won 25-6 with some outstanding shooting by both teams. Congratulations to Kade and Ruby for scoring the goals. Some great defence was exhibited by the Tigers and limited the Pumas in their scoring efforts. All players are to be commended for their improvements in skills and teamwork. Well done.
Last Monday, the Scots All Saints Under 16s Boys Touch team took to the field for the final time this season, playing against Stannies’ team, The Bee’s Knees. The game was competitive from the outset and the opposition were quick to convert pressure into points, crossing for an opportunistic try. The Scots All Saints College boys were however quick to respond with a break from Zac Allen, allowing Patrick Walker to cross the try line. Patrick Walker soon returned the favour, using his line break to put Zac Allen in position for a well-executed try. Max Corbett (1) and Otto Kuhn (2) added the extras and it was a comfortable 5-3 victory for our boys to end the season.
Mrs Angela Davis