The first round of the ISA Summer 2023-24 calendar commenced on Saturday 21 October. The Chev students were excited to put all their training into action. Some students were competing in ISA sport for the first time and it was great to see them hungry for competition on the courts and playing fields.
We look forward to seeing the teams come together to conquer the opposition as we progress through the ISA rounds. Go Chev!
BASKETBALL – Boys
1sts – won 44-39.
17’s – won 24-19
Great game by Cormack O. Team started well and fought off a late comeback from St Pius. Great 3 point shot to seal it from Hamish E.
15’s – lost 28-71
14 A’s – won 44-21
14 B’s – won 20-10
Great start to the season with special mentions going out to Oliver L, John-Paul L and Augo C.
13’s – won 26-19
Strong start by the boys up 18-8 before St Pius rallied to bring it back to a close game, even leading at one stage in what ended as a really fun contest.
BASKETBALL – Girls
1sts – lost 29-51
The girls worked hard showing great signs of potential for the season ahead against a strong Central Coast team. A highlight was a positive attitude had by all to give it their best and look for areas to build on lead by their coach Troy Genner.
Junior A’s – lost 26-42
First game together, finding out feet and got a good grasp of what we need to do to improve. The girls definitely played the 40 minutes which was pleasing!
Junior B’s – lost 6-44
Overall, a good game against a very strong opposing team. Junior B team did come back a little as they found their team dynamics and personal strengths, but additional practice will assist.
1st XI – lost 10/116 after 30.3 overs to St Patrick’s 10/122 after 42.3 overs.
As the sun rose on a glorious spring morning in the Southern Highlands, a new era of Chevalier College cricket also came to life on the beautifully manicured Main Oval. The 2023/24 season started with the formal presentation of First XI caps by Mr Miller at 9:00am and we welcomed debutants Mali C, Joshua M, Harry L, Brayton S (year 10), Ed K and Sam C (year 9) to the side. Also, Harry M (captain) and George L (vice-captain) were recognised as the new leaders of the Chev First XI team.
The toss was won by the St Patrick’s College captain who elected to bat and Chev took to the field with energy and enthusiasm. Henry M (2/16) made some early inroads into the Strathfield top order bowling with good pace and accuracy in his early spell. Hugh W also chimed in with an early wicket thanks to an incredible juggling effort at first slip from Louie K.
The wickets fell regularly throughout the innings as the spin twins, Harry M (2/21) and Brayton S (3/21), took the pace off the ball and caused plenty of challenges to the middle order. At 7/75, the St Pat’s side were in trouble, but a good late order partnership got them to a defendable 122 when they were bowled out in the 43rd over.
In reply, the Chev batting line up struggled against some accurate bowling and slumped to 4/44 early on. Rohan D (25) steadied the ship before a good partnership between Henry M (43 not out) and George L (19) got the side to within striking distance. Unfortunately, the tail couldn’t wag much this weekend and a nail-biting finish saw the boys fall short by 6 runs when they were dismissed in the 31st over, all out for 116. A disappointing result to start but plenty to build on for the weeks ahead.
Special mentions must go to Shruthi P (Year 9) who made her umpiring debut on Saturday. After completing her course last year, Shruthi did an excellent job in her first match officiating and Mr Miller was proud to present her with her first broad brim hat and clicker to mark the occasion.
Similarly, Krishna P (Year 11) did a brilliant job scoring in her first match in this role.
St Patrick’s 10/122 after 42.3 overs
Brayton S (3/21)
Henry M (2/16)
Defeated Chevalier 10/116 after 30.3 overs
Henry M (43 not out)
Rohan D (25)
2nd XI – lost. 10/62 v 0/69
TOUCH FOOTBALL – Boys
Junior A’s – won 8-3
Junior C’s – lost 3-11.
TOUCH FOOTBALL – Girls
1sts – lost 1-6
2nds – lost 1-2
In a fiercely contested match, the Chev 2nds girls touch footy team displayed grit and determination against challenging odds. Despite only having one sub for the entire game, the team played with purpose and spirit. Although they managed to put a point on the board, they were narrowly defeated with a final score of 2-1. The team should be proud of their efforts.
Inter A’s – BYE
Inter B’s – BYE
Junior A’s – BYE
Junior B’s – lost 5-6 to Barker