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Term 1, Week 4, Bulletin - Thurs 22 February 2018

Written on the 22 February 2018

Senior Years Co-Curricular News

Mr Jeff Fischer
Head of Co-Curricular Activities

The Term 1 co-curricular program is in full swing and as we progress through the term, issues will arise. I would like to remind parents that the weekly maps for each individual team are uploaded to the Rostrevor website under co-curricular. A number of players went to the wrong grounds on the weekend as they assumed the game was being played at the school, but this is not always the case. Students are also reminded that if they are unable to play on the weekend, they need to give notice prior to training so that team selection can occur without their inclusion. It is not appropriate to send a message on Friday to indicate an inability to play unless there is a genuine reason such as injury/illness or family emergency.

1st XI Cricket

Rostrevor 99 all out in 28 overs (Hank Burton 25, Mackenzie Heath 23)
Lost to St Michael's 3/102 in 27 overs (Cale Elefsen 2/33, Riley Slack 1/15)

Coming off a narrow loss and an encouraging performance against PAC last week, expectations were high for a strong performance against St Michael's. Unfortunately, after winning the toss, we were soon in all sorts of trouble, losing 2 wickets in the first over of play and then limping to 4/8 before collapsing to 5/17. The bowling from St Michael's was steady, however the manner in which our top order lost their wickets is an area we need to work on this week as we prepare ourselves to play Sacred Heart. Partnerships are always important in cricket, however we weren't able to generate any momentum as we continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. Mackenzie Heath and Hank Burton provided some decent resistance, however they were unable to turn their starts into large scores that would have got us back into the game. Both boys batted positively without being reckless and took virtually no risks, which is an essential asset when batting. Our last 2 wickets fell in quite quick succession and to be bowled out for 99 after winning the toss was disappointing and it was always going to  be a challenge to defend this score.

In reply, Riley Slack took an early wicket to give us hope, however St Michael's batted patiently, waiting for the loose ball and taking full advantage of that. Our bowling was steady, however we lacked that one bowler who consistently attacked the off stump to put the pressure back onto the batsmen. Cale Elefsen took a couple of consolation wickets late in the innings, but by this stage the damage had been done. St Michael's thoroughly deserved the win and this is a bit of a reality check for us. We need to regroup quickly and prepare ourselves for Sacred Heart next week.


Rostrevor took 4 Individual competitors and 3 teams to the Schools Triathlon competition held at West Lakes Canoe Club.  The boys enjoyed a fantastic day of competition and got to perform against some of the best junior endurance athletes in SA.  The standout performance of the day was from Elliott Murada who won the Individual event in the U17 category and gained selection for SA to compete at the upcoming National event. Jack Piasente (Year 7) finished 4th in the Junior (U15) come-and-try event and Tom Carson finished 7th in the U17's.  The three teams in the Open event all competed well, with the fastest Rostrevor team finishing 3rd (Jack Myers, Elliott Murada, Amos Doyle), the next team claiming 7th (Clinton Nitschke, Brandon Minuzzo, Sam Hearn) and then 16th. (Conor Barry-Secker, Henry Sheedy, Oliver Robertson)

In other Co-curricular News:

  • Sam Rahaley (Year 10) enjoyed a fantastic U15 cricket carnival for SA, along with Mackenzie Best (Year 10) as they helped SA claim top spot in their pool before going down against NSW in their preliminary final. Sam gained selection into the U16 Australian side following standout performances with the bat. Sam averaged 62 across 6 innings and top scored with 85 whilst also picking up a handy 5 wickets that included a 2-24 against Vic Metro. Mackenzie also picked up 5 wickets in the tournament including 2-24 in the losing final.
  • Year 11 Adi Dave, representing NT, also enjoyed a fantastic U15 cricket carnival, averaging 22 with the bat and scored a 56 in their final against Tasmania. Adi also claimed 12 wickets throughout the carnival and had his best return against Vic Country when he took 4-28.
  • 9B cricketer Tristan Hunter scored 70no against Adelaide High on the weekend and in the same game Will McDonald bowled a superb spell finishing with 4/3, helping their team to claim victory against Adelaide High.


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 jfischer@rostrevor.sa.edu.au or by phone, so that I can include his achievements in the weekly newsletter.

Jeff Fischer
Head of Co-curricular Activities



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