Despite some tough losses over the weekend to a formidable and well-resourced Cranbrook School, it was evident that the hard work being put in at the College’s ‘Batting Club’ has produced some significant results.
Congratulations to the following students on a tremendous display of batting prowess scoring centuries over the weekend:
- Luke Duffy (8B) – 101* off 120 balls
- Thomas Rudolph (9A) – 110 off 135
- Ashton Hourn (9A) – 124 off 101
- Hunter Eldridge (1st XI) – 117 off 206 balls
In the 8B win over Trinity, Duffy was sitting on 94 when he proved he was able to handle the pressure, hitting two singles and a four off the second last ball of the innings to reach his century. Luke was supported by William Bayly who reached a total of 54.
Rudolph and Hourn could not be stopped on Day One at Cranbrook. Waverley were 0/144 on Day One with only seven of Cranbrook’s runs left to chase on Day Two. Although the Cranbrook quicks did their best to tie down the solid partnership formed, both boys exemplified great patience in making the right shots when they counted.
The 9A dominance continues each week and to claim a victory against Cranbrook with the class that was seen on Saturday is an exciting sign for the future of Cricket at Waverley.
Hunter Eldridge stood up against the Cranbrook pace attack, hitting 20 boundaries in total with one being a six. Hunter should be proud of his efforts and will see his name on the honour board at Queens Park in the near future.
A century in the 1st XI is always a difficult task to achieve, and to have scored so easily against such a star-studded line up, proves Hunter’s worth in the CAS competition.
Well done to the 10A team who defended all day against a well-organised Cranbrook, to hold out for a draw. Cranbrook chose to continue batting on Day Two, reaching a total of 251 runs, which left Waverley with 54 overs rather than the ideal 64, to claim a victory.
In true Waverley fashion, the 10A boys dug their heels in, to end up 8/148. Finlay Bates top scored with 32 hitting four boundaries. Considerable mention must go to Max Sheehy and Sam Caro, who were surrounded for four overs by a frustrated Cranbrook field, setting off a silly mid-off, silly point, short-leg, silly mid, gully, and a slip!
The day concluded with a close run out, as the Cranbrook keeper came very close in his attempted run out at the non striker’s end, off a dead ball. Thank you to our coach Leo Shanahan for his work on the day, and diligent umpiring, as he always ensures a fair and fun game for Waverley and our visitors.
Please Register for the Parent/Carer v Son Game
Lastly, please don’t forget to register for the Parent/Carer v Son Game on Tuesday, 29 November. Information about timing and match schedules will be communicated via email and on the Waverley College app, closer to the date.
For further queries please email Craig McDonald, President of the Cricket Supporters’ Group – firstname.lastname@example.org