Co-Curricular News - Article 5
Written on the 30 March 2017 by Co-Curricular Staff
Winter Co-Curricular 2017
Information has been provided to students for them to confirm their nomination for terms 2 and 3, winter co-curricular sport. Teams will be created based on these nominations and students are reminded that once they have confirmed their nomination they are expected to attend all training sessions and to be available for all 12 rounds of Saturday morning competition.
It is important that new basketball players go to the Uniform Shop to be fitted for a uniform as it can take up to 6 weeks for uniforms to be made and delivered. If your son wishes to play basketball this year and has not been allocated a number, he needs to seek assistance from the Uniform Shop asap.
10B Football Coach needed
I am yet to find a suitable applicant to take on the role of 10B Football coach for the upcoming winter co-curricular season. The team will train after school on Wednesdays from 3.30pm until 4.45pm and will play 10 matches at 8.45am on Saturday mornings. This position offers a small financial incentive and if you feel you can assist, please email me your contact details.
1st XI Cricket
Rostrevor 81 all out (Dylan McGregor-Baptista 14no, Harry Petty 14, Kyle Brazell 13) and 238 (Dylan Fitzsimons 54, Christian Leddicoat 51, Sam Rahaley 33, Harry Petty 25no, Stefan Lanzoni 16)
This was an outstanding result and finally some reward for effort for a squad of players who have worked hard in every aspect of the game to improve as the term has progressed. Whilst we didn't win the game, we retained the trophy at Sacred Heart which hasn't been done since 2009.
After arriving at Sacred Heart to find a green wicket that was still quite wet, we knew that the toss would be crucial. Sacred Heart were lucky enough to win the toss and put us into bat. We started well with Dylan Fitzsimons and Kyle Brazell seeing out the first 5 overs, but once Fitzsimons fell, the wickets tumbled regularly through a mixture of very good bowling and some great assistance from the conditions. We thought that 120 would be a very good score, so to be dismissed for just 81 was below par. Brazell batted for a majority of the innings and Dylan McGregor-Baptista and Harry Petty both batted well and scored valuable runs for us in the lower order. Whilst we were disappointed with the score, we also knew that there was no need to panic as we would have an opportunity to bowl on this wicket, although it had dried considerably by the afternoon session. We also knew that we needed to start well and put pressure on the Sacred Heart top order.
Murphy Short and Joel Size were simply outstanding. They both bowled with good pace and hit the right areas, forcing the batsmen to play almost every ball. Our catching behind the wicket was the best it has been all term and Hugh Walker, Kyle Brazell and Christian Leddicoat all took fantastic slips catches. We had Sacred Heart on the back foot at 7/29. With the wicket getting better by the minute, they built their total slowly and we knew that only one partnership would see them overtake our first innings score. At 9/81, the game was on a knife edge, but Joel Size stepped up to take his 5th and most important wicket to effectively leave the 1st innings tied. As holders of the shield, we knew that we only needed to avoid outright defeat from this moment on in order to retain the shield. After 6 overs on the first day in our second innings, we finished at 0/15.
On the second morning, conditions were overcast and again favouring the bowlers. We knew that we just needed to bat positively but also for as long as we could. Dylan Fitzsimons played a special Intercol innings against some very good bowling and showed his value to the side. Sam Rahaley and Christian Leddicoat, both playing their first Intercol games, were crucial to our cause on Day 2. They came together at 5/116 with the game in the balance and although their partnership only yielded 32 runs, they faced some hostile bowling, much of which was short pitched and quick. To go to lunch at 6/151 was relatively pleasing. Following the lunch break, we lost a quick wicket, but then Stefan Lanzoni and Christian Leddicoat put on 42 for the 8th wicket and from that point the pressure eased. Both of these boys batted smartly and Harry Petty's unbeaten 25 was icing on the cake. We were bowled out for 238 with an hour to play and in this time, we restricted Sacred Heart to 3/53, but the game was effectively over.
This was a fantastic result in tough conditions. I couldn't be prouder of the boys as they battled throughout the 2 days and left with the Intercol shield which was our main objective. The bowling and fielding from our lads in the 1st innings was as good as I've seen and defending 81 isn't achieved often. A special mention must go to Joel Size who deservedly claimed Man of the Match honours and with that the honour of being presented the George Arnfield Medal. This was a great way to finish the term and with a young squad, we eagerly await next season with great optimism.
In other Co-curricular News:
The 8B cricket team notched up an impressive 115 runs against St Peter's through the efforts of Hussein Hardwarewala 53no and Wil McDonald 41before Wil put the contest out of reach for the opposition by claiming 6 wickets whilst conceding only 3 runs.
8A cricketer Patrick Size finished his term 1 with a sensational bowling display, helping to restrict St Peter's to 45 by claiming five wickets and conceding only 10 runs.
If your son, be he a current or past scholar, has made any significant achievement in an activity outside of the College, please pass this on to me via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, so that I can include his achievements in the weekly newsletter.
Author: Co-Curricular Staff