An unseasonably hot Saturday saw many teams struggle. However, the girl’s touch football teams thrived in the heat, with 5 of the 6 teams coming away with wins. Great job girls!
BASKETBALL – Boys
1sts – lost 27-33.
17’s – lost 12-33.
14 B’s – lost 12-16.
BASKETBALL – Girls
1sts – lost 28-83. Another tough game against Redlands. Our shooting let us down as we had many opportunities, but the ball just wouldn’t go into the basket!
Junior A’s – won 33-26.
Junior B’s – lost 8-60. Overall, did not go well. The other team played a brilliant game, with excellent precision.
1st XI – lost 10/126 after 44.3 overs against St Augustine’s 7/235 after 50 overs
On Saturday, the Chevalier First XI welcomed St Augustine’s College from the Northern Beaches to the Main Oval for what would prove to be a sweltering summer’s day of cricket. Unfortunately, we lost the toss for the fourth time in a row, and the Augustinians happily took first use of the wicket.
An early run out and some good bowling from Hugh W (1/36) had us right in the fight at the first drinks break but some smart batting from the St Augustine’s middle order quickly turned the tide in their favour. As the temperature gauge tipped past 31 degrees celsius and the ball wasn’t moving laterally much off the surface or in the air, the energy levels were hard to maintain, and the opposition amassed an impressive total whilst taking little risk in the process. Some good death bowling from Louie K (2/15) and a direct hit run out from Harry M managed to claw some momentum back for the Chevalier boys at the change of innings but 235 was always going to be difficult to chase down.
Another promising start from Josh M (23) and Harry M (9) offered some hope when the score read 0/31 after 5 overs. However, after both the openers were dismissed, wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and the scoring was restricted by some good fielding. Ed K (21) batted well at number 3 but contributions from Henry M (19) and George L (17) were unfortunately not going to be enough this week. Sam C (15) also contributed some slashing square drives to keep the Augustine’s boys out in the field for some time/ The pleasing thing, was that at no point did the side throw in the towel and give up and the side wasn’t dismissed entirely until the 45th over of the innings.
Both sides are to be commended for the respectful manner in which they engaged in the Remembrance Day service at 11:00am and my thanks goes to George L for his leadership in this event.
The side is at home again next week and we would love to have as many supporters in attendance as possible for Back to Chev Weekend! See you there!
St Augustine’s 7/235 after 50 overs
Louie K. (2/15)
Brayton S. (1/31)
Chevalier College 10/126 after 44.3 overs
Joshua M. 23
Ed K. 21
TOUCH FOOTBALL – Boys
1sts – lost 4-8.
Junior B’s – lost 3-8.
Junior C’s – lost 16 nil.
TOUCH FOOTBALL – Girls
1sts – won 8-1.
2nds – won 4-1.
Inter A’s – lost 4 nil. Our game against Oxley started off with a couple of quick tries against us. Then both teams settled well into a more structured play. Throughout the game we had many opportunities to score but couldn’t capitalise on the moments.
The team we fortunate to have three excellent players from the Junior As; Sophie, Kate and Emily, who worked tirelessly in both attack and defence.
Inter B’s – won 6-5.
Junior A’s – won 15-0. Fantastic effort by the team in scorching heat. Many of the girls scored multiple tries!
Junior B’s – won 7-3 in the first game and 11-1 in the second game. We won!