Bulletin, Term 1, Week 2
Written on the 8 February 2017 by Jeff Fischer
I am hopeful that games will get underway this weekend and would like to thank students and their families for their assistance and patience with the Co-curricular program.
Given that there is extreme heat forecast for this weekend, I wanted to remind families of the SAAS heat policy and the fact that cancellations will be published on the Rostrevor website.
Cancellations: Middle and Senior Years training will be cancelled if the forecast temperature is 38 degrees or greater. Junior Years training will be cancelled if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or greater. Weekend games will be cancelled on the Friday if the forecast temperature is 38 degrees or greater. Please check the section on the Rostrevor website under Co-curricular Late Cancellations if you are unsure about a change in the program due to weather.
1st XI Cricket
Rostrevor 122 all out (Sam Rahaley 36, Murphy Short 31)
A very disappointing way to begin our season given the expectations we set ourselves going into the State KO Fixtures. Westminster won the toss and elected to bowl on a good wicket and from the outset, they hit the right areas with the ball, with some of our top order unable to cope with the quality of the bowling. Some poor shot selections were also to blame for an early collapse which left us at 3/9 which was always going to be difficult to come back from. There was some resistance from newly appointed captain Murphy Short (31) and second gamer, Year 9 Sam Rahaley (38) who both batted well but we really needed one or both of the boys to go on and make scores of 60+ to be competitive. Our score of 122 was always 30 to 40 short and so it proved. Rahaley deserves a lot of credit for his innings. It showed great maturity, coming in at a difficult time but still showing the intent necessary to keep the scoreboard ticking over. For a lad of his age, this was exceptionally pleasing.
In reply, our openers didn't hit the mark from the word go and allowed the Westminster openers to bat the first seven overs without loss. From that point on, wickets fell regularly as we found the line and length required at this level. This consistency of bowling is what we need to see at all times, not in parts. In the end, we gave Westminster a bit of a fright, but our total was never going to seriously challenge a batting line-up like that in good conditions.
In other Co-curricular News:
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Author: Jeff Fischer