ISA RESULTS – Round 7 – Saturday 3 February
ISA Sport returned for the new year on Saturday 3 February. Congratulations to all teams for coming together after the break, with many pulling off great victories.
BASKETBALL – BOYS
All boys’ basketball teams played away, travelling to various locations.
BASKETBALL – GIRLS
The girls travelled to Barker for round 7.
CRICKET – 1sts
Straight back into full swing for the Chevalier First XI in 2024! The first weekend of the school year saw the group travelling to Castle Hill to take on the top of the table Oakhill College and the task was made even more daunting due to the loss of experience in the form of Hugh W and George L (Representative Soccer). The plan was simple; win the toss, bat first, make 200 and then put the squeeze on the opposition with tight lines and lengths and an energetic fielding performance.
We were greeted with cloudy conditions and the wicket had a tinge of green on inspection, but Harry M stuck to his guns, winning the toss and opting to take first use of the wicket. The innings could not have started much better for the Chev side as Rohan D (88) and Joshua M (36) put on a 103 run stand for the opening partnership and the first wicket did not fall until the 25th over.
Rohan batted aggressively and with purpose as he compiled his innings at a strike rate of about 80. He played with great control and it was only a lapse in judgement that saw him dismissed just 12 short of a century. Harry M (20) and Mali C continued to tick the scoreboard over in the middle overs and Henry M put the icing on the cake with 45 from about 35 balls, including a memorable 6 that cleared the Oakhill scoreboard and sent the umpires searching for a new ball to finish the innings. At the close of the Chevalier innings, the team had amassed an impressive 6/221 and they were well placed to increase their winning streak to 3 matches.
However, with short square boundaries and a strong top order, Oakhill were not going to give the 6 points up easily. In reply, Henry M (1/31) and Louie K (1/15) took the new ball and made early inroads into the top order. Yet, at the 10 over mark the score was 2/50 and the Oakhill side were well on track in their chase.
Some excellent bowling from Charlie T (2/32 from 10 overs) and Harry M (1/13 from 9 overs) really put the brakes on the opposition during the second session and the run rate required increased to greater than a run a ball but with 6 wickets in hand they were poised to really attack.
However, when it’s your day, it really is your day. Rohan D (3/23) took his wicket keeping gloves off and bowled a triple wicket maiden in the 35th over to dramatically shift the game in the favour of Chev. The match slowly meandered to a finish after this point, but the Chev side were happy to claim victory at 5:45pm on Saturday evening as the temperature gauge still read 33 degrees. Another good performance for a team continuing to develop in confidence with the finals just around the corner.
Special thanks to Ben H and Paddy C in Year 8 who came along to play as substitute fielders for the game. They were outstanding contributors all day!
Chevalier College 6/221 from 50 overs
St Pat’s Strathfield away next week!
TOUCH FOOTBALL – BOYS
The boys touch football played at home, with the following results:
TOUCH FOOTBALL – GIRLS
The girls touch football teams travelled to away games.