Term 1, Week 6, Bulletin - Thurs 08 March 2018
Written on the 8 March 2018 by Co-Curricular Staff
Senior Years Co-Curricular News
Mr Jeff Fischer
This weekend gives all of the boys and their families a chance to rest up for the final two rounds of summer competition as there will be no games played over the long weekend. Training will continue as normal to give boys a chance to work on their skills and fitness.
This week I will commence the process of confirming numbers for the upcoming winter competitions and boys are reminded to check notices to ensure they attend the relevant meetings. Once again, entry of teams into the various competitions will be dependent upon numbers of boys who nominate to play.
1st XI Cricket
PAC 8/203 from 40 overs (Riley Slack 5/41, Joel Size 2/32)
After PAC won the toss and elected to bat, our opening bowlers of Joel Size and Riley Slack bowled in some excellent areas and restricted the PAC batsmen as well as taking a couple of handy wickets. With a potent batting line up, PAC were always going to be hard to contain and generally apart from a 5 over period in the middle of the innings, we did this well. Slack was the pick of the bowlers taking 2 early wickets and then 3 in his second spell later in the innings to finish with career-best figures of 5/41. Other bowlers to perform well were Aditya Dave who continued on his excellent form from last week as well as Joel Size and Cale Elefsen. All of these boys were economical and kept scoring to a minimum. At the 35 over mark, it looked as if PAC may score 230, however our late fightback kept us in the game.
In reply, Kyle Brazell and Stefan Lanzoni both started positively and took the score to 35 before Brazell was out caught behind. From that point onwards, many of our batsmen made starts, however no one went on to capitalise on those starts. Again, this was a key reason in us not being able to chase down PAC's total. Our top order all looked good, but just as it looked as if we were starting to build a partnership, we lost a crucial wicket. The PAC bowlers bowled in excellent areas and made our job difficult. At 3/141, we looked like we were in control, however the run rate required was around 8.5 per over which forced the batsman into some risky shots and unfortunately this led to the loss of wickets. In the end, to fall 12 runs short was almost identical to what happened 3 weeks earlier.
Although it was disappointing not to win the final, the boys have worked incredibly hard to get to this point, with maybe just a little bit of polish missing in the end. I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the support the Rostrevor 1st XI received at PAC on Saturday. There was an enormous amount of parents, staff, old scholars and well-wishers there and it was certainly much appreciated.
In other Co-curricular News:
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Middle Years/Senior Years Swimming Carnival
There are many synonyms for the word spectacular.astonishing, astounding, breathtaking, dramatic, fabulous, fantastic, sensational, striking, thrilling, histrionic.and all of them can be used to describe the Inter House Swimming Carnival in 2018!
Don't the numbers above make for a fantastic Carnival in 2019!!!
If the ties at the year levels weren't amazing enough. no one expected the final result to be equally as amazing!
There were more ties at this Carnival than we will see at the Principal's Ball this month! It truly reflects the time and commitment the Houses and all associated put into the planning, preparation and effort on the day. Well done to all.
The invitational event again saw the cream of the swimmers at the College battle it out for immortality for the Perpetual Shield. Well done to Jack Myers who proved too strong over the final 25 metres to take the title this year.
The outstanding swimmers (based on events participated in) for their respective year levels in 2019 included:
In another first, Principal Mr Brian Schumacher enticed the College to engage in a whole school war cry at the end of the carnival! Another first in a day of firsts. To say the Choomalaka wasn't yelled with gusto and pride would be an injustice. Many of the public were brought to a stand-still as the cream of the red and black let them know what it is to be at Rostrevor.
I am always boastful of how the students put on a display that is the envy of many other schools, and today was no different!
Junior Years Swimming Carnival
Last Friday, the Junior Years Swimming Carnival was held at the Br Bourke Rostrevor College Pool. Boys from Years 3-6 competed against one another in a variety of swimming and team events. The boys participated strongly throughout the day and demonstrated fantastic water skills and confidence. They also showcased great house spirit as they sung house chants and encouraged their house mates. Congratulations to Gurr House and their House Captain Tom Fotheringham as they narrowly edged out Egan as the overall winner.
2018 Swimming carnival age champions:
Junior Years SAPSASA Swimming Competition
'On Tuesday, Rostrevor boys from Years 4 to 7 competed in the SAPSASA Swimming Competition at the Norwood Pool. All of the boys competed extremely well and should be very proud of their efforts. A special mention to Tom Braunack (Year 6) and Damon Tatarelli (Year 4) for winning all three of their races. Some of these boys will now be selected to swim in the State Carnival held later this month.'
Rostrevor SAPSASA team
Coordinator Junior Years Co-Curricualr
Author: Co-Curricular Staff