ISA Sport is back for 2023! It was a crisp Southern Highlands morning on Saturday as our ISA teams headed to Bathurst, North Ryde and the Blue Mountains for Round 7.
It was great to see our 1st Cricketers back on the Main Oval and the Intermediate Girls Softball in action on the Meadow diamond.
Congratulations to the Intermediate B Girl’s Touch team, the Junior Girl’s Basketball team and the 1st Cricket team that all came away with a win.
Saturday saw the return of the Chevalier First XI cricket team to the College’s Main Oval for the first time in the best part of two and a half years. A glorious morning and a freshly manicured ground brought a sense of excitement and anticipation for a group looking for a change in fortune following a tough first half of the season.
Finn K won the toss and elected to bat on what was going to be a difficult pitch to bat on. A couple of early wickets brought the captain to the wicket with Harry M – and the pair steadied the ship with a good partnership. Harry finished with 25 and Finn top scored with an important 44. Hugh W also contributed with a typically swashbuckling 33, but the tail did not wag and the side was bowled out in the 41st over with 161 on the board. In reply, the St Pat’s top order batted well and at 2/62 in the 20th over, the chase was most certainly on. Enter Hugh H, in his second over, the part-time off spinner took a hat-trick and finished with figures of 5/13 from 6 overs. Finn K (3/9) returned to mop up the tail and the St Pat’s chase fell short – all out for 106 in the 34th over. Special mention to Moses R and Louie K who both took excellent catches at important moments to change the momentum of the game. A victory for the true believers.
Chevalier College 10/161 in 40.3 overs
Finn K 44; Hugh W 33
St Patrick’s College (10/106) in 33.4 overs
Hugh H 5/13 (including a hat-trick); Finn K 3/9
Huge thanks goes to the maintenance team and ground staff for getting the Main Oval up and running for the start of the year. It meant a great deal to the boys to be able to play on the turf at home and they rose to the occasion.