There were some great wins in the round 3 competition.
The Junior A girls touch football team played a fantastic game that showcased their talent and teamwork, coming away with a 6-0 win.
BASKETBALL – Boys
1sts – lost 49-61.
17’s – lost 33-38.
15’s – lost 39-49.
14 A’s – won 43-29.
14 B’s – lost 14-31. The team was winning in the second half and were working well together. We lost momentum and energy in the second half. We need to work on rebounds and lower passes.
13’s – lost 13-39.
BASKETBALL – Girls
1sts – had a bye.
Junior A’s – won in a close match 29-25. This week’s game was an extremely physical game, challenging the girls composure and focus. At half time, Chev was down 14-18. At this point, the girls were playing their game and our shots weren’t sinking. Through the second half they adjusted their game and stayed calm in the chaos. The girls rose to the occasion and finished the game up, 29-25. Special mention to Maisie W who scored 18 of Chev’s 29.
Junior B’s – lost 12-34. Overall, the girls improved, with a clear payoff from training and hard work.
1st XI – won 6/131 (30.3) – 10/130 (42.3) against St Pius
On a misty Saturday morning, 13 bleary-eyed travellers boarded the College mini-bus ready for the first road trip of the cricket season. Two hours later, the sun was shining, and the Chaplin Oval at Oxford Falls looked picturesque. The wicket was flat and the outfield fast, ideal conditions for batting first. Unfortunately, we lost the toss for the third consecutive time this season, and the St Pius captain had no hesitation asking us to field for the first innings.
However, Henry M quickly grabbed the ascendency for the Chev boys, taking a wicket with the first ball, with a fast inswinger that took the top of middle stump. Mitchell Starc would have been proud of that one.
All of the bowlers made a contribution, taking wickets regularly throughout the innings, but it was the leaders who really drove the performance with the ball. Harry M (2/21) broke up the middle order but George L bowled an outstanding spell (4/18) from 9 overs to restrict the Pius total to a competitive, but below par, 130 from 41.4 overs. Unfortunately, the rain came in at about 1:00pm so the boys got some training in rolling out the covers but thankfully at the end of lunch the heavens had cleared and the Oval had drained quickly so no time was lost from the match.
The Chevalier batters started well, with Josh M (24) and Harry M (15) seeing off a lot of the new ball threat and chipping away steadily at the total. However, a few quick wickets from the Pius spinner had us in some trouble at 3/53 and a partnership was definitely needed. Enter Hugh W and Henry M. Hugh batted very intelligently for his 22 from 52 balls and Henry played a counterattacking role at number 5 making 28 from 29 balls. A 47 run partnership from these two had us well within striking distance with plenty of overs to spare. However, when you are chasing your first win of the season, nothing ever seems to go perfectly to script. Both Henry and Hugh were dismissed within 2 overs and the 30 runs left to amass seemed more like 100. Although, when it’s your day it’s your day, George L made an impressive 24 not out from 21 balls to get us over the line and pick up a much deserved POTM performance. After a few tight losses to start the season, a good win batting second made for an enjoyable bus trip home. St Augustine’s next week.
SPX 10/130 after 42.3 overs
George L. (4/18)
Harry M. (2/21)
were defeated by
Chevalier 6/131 after 30.3 overs
Henry M. (28)
George L. (24 not out)
Josh M. (24)
Hugh W. (22)
2nd XI – lost 10/27 (27) – 4/52 (7.3)
TOUCH FOOTBALL – Boys
1sts – lost 0-7.
Junior A’s – lost 6-11.
Junior B’s –
Junior C’s – lost 12 nil in their first game and 2-6 in their second game. Boys played much better this week. They took on board a lot of strategies practiced in training. Some plays made notable improvement.
TOUCH FOOTBALL – Girls
1sts – lost 4-6.
2nds – had a bye.
Inter A’s – lost 1-9. Aida M scored. The team worked hard and never gave up but lost to a team who made the best of their opportunities.
Inter B’s – lost 2-11. Lennox S and Sophia D scored a try a piece.
Junior A’s – won convincingly 6-0. The Junior A team played a fantastic game that showcased their talent and teamwork. They came away victorious with a 6-0 win.
Junior B’s – lost 3-7 and 2-4.