ISA Summer Round 5 – Chevalier College
18th November 2023

ISA Summer Round 5


Most of the teams were playing at home as it was Back to Chev weekend. The support of current and past students and their families created a great atmosphere, boosting the performance of the teams.

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped run the bbq, providing much needed nourishment to players and spectators.


1stswon 30-25

17’slost 25-40.

15’s lost 21-39.

14 A’s won 54-20.

13’sdrew 30-30.


1stswon 77-43. A great game by the girls who dominated throughout the game.

Junior A’swon 63-14.

Junior B’slost 2-37.


1st XIvs Oxley 10/124 (39) – 10/139 (38)

Round 5 of the ISA cricket season saw the Chevalier First XI competing in the local derby against the crosstown rivals from Oxley College. After a tight loss to the old enemy in Round 3, the boys were keen to even the ledger with a win at home. The day started with a positive, as captain Harry M won his first toss of the season and eagerly sent the opposition into the field. After Josh M was dismissed to a ball that kept a bit low, Rohan D (24) and Harry M (17) got the scoreboard ticking over nicely.

Unfortunately, after the first drinks break the runs dried up and wickets began to fall at regular intervals. Hugh W (14) provided some good resistance but when he was dismissed the score was 7/84 and an early finish was looking likely. However, the team were not going to toss the towel in that easily and, as they have all season, they dug in and fought incredibly hard for the rest of the match. 

Sam C (29) joined Louie K (19) and the pair batted brilliantly to put together a 47 run 8th-wicket partnership. Sam played aggressively hitting 3 boundaries while Louie batted intelligently accumulating singles and running hard. Harry L (6) smashed a boundary to take the total to 143 when the side was finally dismissed in the 50th over. Still a below par score, but definitely a total that could be defended. 

In reply, Oxley raced to 30 without loss in 5 overs and to have any chance of winning the Chev boys were going to have to play aggressively and take 10 wickets. Vice Captain George L (2/42) made a huge impact on the game at this point, taking 2 wickets with the ball and executing a direct hit run out from point to knock over the top order and have the Oxley team 3-41 at the 10 over mark. The wickets continued to tumble as Brayton S (2/31) took 2 wickets in 2 balls and the fielding continued to be high class with another run out meaning the game was going to go down to the wire. However, the Oxley number 4 batsman remained a thorn in our side, and he was still at the crease with 50 not out at the last drinks break. At 8/129 and 15 runs required from 14 overs, Hugh W (1/14) dismissed the Oxley number 10 and the energy levels were high. Again, Harry M pulled the right reign electing to give Ed K the ball and he dismissed the in-batter for 60.

Hugh W grasped a sharp catch at cover-point (see video) and the boys celebrated a magnificent tight win at home. From 7/84 to an 11-run win at 5:00pm on Saturday evening, it really was one of the best comebacks seen in schoolboy cricket. After a challenging week and on Return to Chev Day the boys should be congratulated for their fighting spirit and in the words of the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, this one was the sweetest victory of all. 

Chevalier College 10/143 after 49.3 overs

S Cleary (29), Rohan D (24), Louie K (19) defeated Oxley College (10/132) after 37.4 overs G. Lewis (2/42) Brayton S (2/31) Louie K. (1/6)


1sts won 7-3 and 8-4.

Junior A’swon 15-1.  

Junior B’slost 1-7.  

Junior C’slost 12-1 to Oxley. The boys are starting to come together as a team. Special shout out to Tom O, Jake and Flynn’s dad for encouraging and giving the boys extra tips.


2ndswon 4-3. The Girls demonstrated a high level of skill and teamwork on the day. Outstanding performance from player Grace D and fantastic goal scored by joint Captain Jade M.

Inter A’swon 6-3. The team scored all 6 tries in the first half in what some spectators described as ‘text book‘ Touch Football. Everything just came together: set plays worked, communication amongst players was excellent and supporting each other in attack was amazing. Defensively, the team covered each other well and worked as a cohesive group across the field.

Throughout the second half the team couldn’t convert excellent plays to points. Desperate defence from the opposition and stumbles prevented the score for extending out further.

The team greatly appreciated the efforts of Emily K and Ruby A who played up yet again.

Tries were scored by Aida M x2, Stella K x2, Morgan G and Emily K.

It was a wonderful way to complete the preseason scoring as many points in a half as the team had done all season thus far.

Junior A’swon 4-2.

Junior B’swon 5-4.

ISA Summer Round 5 - 1sts Cricket