Well done to Waverley College 1st XI at the CAS T/20 Competition held at Trinity Grammar over the weekend. The day consisted of two games: the first against Trinity Grammar and the second against Cranbrook.
Waverley v Trinity
Waverley won the first game against Trinity via the Duckworth-Lewis method, as rain caused numerous delays across the day. Trinity batted first and were bowled out for 73.
Daniel McSweeny took 3/6 off 3 overs as he opened up the bowling attack. The rest of Trinity were mopped up by Hirav Ghandi’s 1/11, Sachiel Bass’ 1/9, Will Dodd’s 2/6, and a brilliant spell from Connor Andrews who took 3/12 off 4 overs.
Waverley batted second and was sitting on a comfortable 5/45 at the tenth over as the rain set in. Waverley were then determined the winner.
Well done to Jack George of Year 10 for gaining his first experience in the 1st XI. Jack took a catch on debut and I am looking forward to seeing Jack grow as a player over the next couple of years.
Waverley v Cranbrook
Waverley’s second match was against the favourite, Cranbrook. Although Waverley could not defeat Cranbrook, it was again pleasing to see the positive attitude that the men of the 1st XI continue to bring, when faced with a challenging opponent.
Waverley batted first and reached a total of 8/79. Eddie Regan showed his attacking flair, but was run out prematurely for 34, and Carter Steyn was out LBW for 15.
Cranbrook then chased down Waverley to end up 2/83 with Carter Steyn and Eddie Regan involved again to both take a wicket each. Notably, Carter Steyn was impressive in his ability to tie down and then bowl out one of Cranbrook’s representative players.
Lastly, thank you to the coaches Mr Kroll and Reid McNamara for their work over the day. Good luck to all teams as they prepare for their first competition game against St Aloysius’ at Queens Park this Saturday.
Mr Sean Picone
Convenor of Cricket