Term 1, Week 8, Bulletin - Thurs 22 March 2018
Written on the 22 March 2018 by Co-Curricular Staff
Senior Years Co-Curricular News
Mr Jeff Fischer
This weekend is the last round of summer co-curricular sport for Term 1 and the competition will resume in Term 4. Good luck to all boys competing this weekend.
I have sent information to pastoral care teachers to share with students regarding selections for winter co-curricular sport and based on numbers of boys who nominated, I have entered Rostrevor teams into SAAS Basketball, Football, Rugby, Soccer and Table Tennis competitions.
A number of the player uniforms that need to be ordered can take up to 6-8 weeks to be delivered and therefore is important that boys place an order for their uniform as soon as possible to avoid not having the correct playing gear for term 2.
I have a number of soccer teams that are yet to be allocated coaches and I would be very keen to hear from old scholars or parents who would like to get involved with coaching a Rostrevor soccer team.
1st XI Cricket Inter-Col v Sacred Heart
Rostrevor College 178 all out (Sam Rahaley 44, Macca Heath 38, Adi Dave 32) and 5/132 dec (Sam Rahaley 56, Stefan Lanzoni 23, Christian Leddicoat 21)
This was a fantastic way to finish the season and despite the comprehensive look of the scoreboard, we had to work hard for this result.
After winning the toss, we were soon in trouble at 2/4 with both openers being dismissed as the Sacred Heart opening bowlers used the new ball well. From that point onwards, Adi Dave and Sam Rahaley batted well in tough conditions and absorbed a lot of the pressure. Their partnership of 66 was crucial in our first innings and really set us up to build a competitive total. Other handy contributions came from the middle order, however the innings of Macca Heath can't be underestimated and his 38 came at an important time and allowed us to get close to the 180 that we set ourselves at the start of the innings. Cameron Taheny continued his good form with the bat and was unbeaten at the end of the innings.
In reply, we had 13 overs to bowl at Sacred Heart on the first day. To take 4/35 was pleasing with both Joel Size and Riley Slack especially bowling well. Starting well on Day 2 was going to be important and Size took a wicket in his first over. From that point onwards, we took wickets regularly and the introduction of Adi Dave not only slowed the Sacred Heart run-rate, but also caused wickets to fall. He finished with 4/3 and as a result, restricted Sacred Heart to 70.
We went out to bat in our second innings and Kyle Brazell and Stefan Lanzoni started brightly. Our intent to score runs was evident and Sam Rahaley again batted beautifully and compiled a well-made 56. Other contributions from Christian Leddicoat and Mackenzie Heath were valuable also. With a lead of 240 with 26 overs left in the day we declared and chased an unlikely outright win. Despite an early wicket in front of a vocal home crowd, the Sacred Heart batsmen batted well and the game came to an early finish with us retaining the Intercol trophy for the third year in a row. Congratulations to Adi Dave for being awarded the George Arnfield Medal for his all-round efforts.
Thank you to all of the players who work incredibly hard to be the best they can be. Thank you to all of the Rostrevor community who have been immense in their support of this team.
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Author: Co-Curricular Staff