From the Convenor of Cricket, John McCallum
There have been great steps taken by Cricketers to improve many of their skills, and this is collectively bearing fruit with some strong team performances. A pleasing aspect is many teams are adopting a growth mindset, and know that by putting in the effort (and having fun whilst doing this), their teams will improve and they can very proud of their development.
A good example can be seen in with the Year 7 boys in the 8A, B and C teams taking on feedback from their coaches to continually improve, and strong victories by the 8A and 8C teams over Knox last weekend were excellent stepping stones. The McDonald brothers Toby (58 runs) and Jonathon (42 runs) shared an unbeaten 100-run partnership to chase the 144 run total. Angus Sundkvist also scored a rapid 60 run and Costa Iatrou and fluent 46 not out in the great team total of 6/190 in the 8Cs victory.
The 2nd XI are full of confidence in their teamwork, and the ability to bowl any team out – despite not putting on large totals. They are showing faith in each of their bowlers, with Murray Shearer at his intimidating yet crafty best – taking 4 wickets in each of the last 2 games in victories against Barker and Knox. James Hoggett has also taken 3 wickets and scored a crucial 30 runs, and Max Farmeary, Pat Hoggett, Pat Abrahams have all had key contributions. The mental application in batting is crucial for the premiership hopes of the 2nds, as is also required by our 1st XI and Year 9 and 10 teams to see pressure transfer from on Waverley to their opposition. Josh Barr and Charles Thompson-Owens showed great discipline in the 9As, while a fantastic 60 to Finley Bates in the 8Cs are great displays we can see more of from teams.
Best of luck for all teams to finish the Term 4 games on the strongest terms.