Firstly, a thank you to all involved over the past week as we prepared for the first of our competitive matches against Cranbrook. Coaches and parents have been tremendous in their support and this resulted in a highly competitive day all round.
Saturday, 20 November Matches
The Year 8Bs witnessed their very own Jake Willard take 6 for 17, in what had many of the Cranbrook batsmen dazzled and confused. Five of Jake’s wickets were clean bowled. This was followed by some other impressive performances in the Year 8As, as William Livissianis scored 51 in a partnership with the great man, Fred Robertson, who totalled 45.
Some standout batting was witnessed in the Year 10As, with Lucas Ryan out for 32. In the 2nd XI, both Liam Wood and Euan Veale-Wright were out in the 20s, but there is a lot of potential for these young men this season.
Carter Steyn again showed some consistency with his score of 24. Thank you to Jack George and Hunter Elridge, who played in the Year 10A game and then backed up to test themselves in the 2nds. Hirav Gandhi top scored in the 1st XI with a 66 as he wore down the Cranbrook quick, and then opened up in the back end of the innings.
1st XI – Presentation of Baggy Blues
Lastly, the 1st XI began the day with a cap presentation of their Baggy Blues, and much of this excitement was redirected throughout the match. It was noted by all on the day, how well the 1st XI carried themselves in terms of their respect for the game and the opposition. This was seen in their efforts against what is probably the most in form team within the CAS.
Overall, a really excellent effort by our 1st XI students, with a number of the team goals achieved such as batting the 50 overs, and also making sure we do the little things right in the field. Waverley batted first and put on a total of 169 with two wickets in hand at the end of the innings. However, in the end, their inability to effect a run out from many half chances, got the Cranbrook side home. Much to look forward to next week!
Mr Sean Picone
Convenor of Cricket