From the Convenor of Cricket, John McCallum
There have been great steps taken by Cricketers to improve many of their skills, and this collectively is bearing fruit with some strong team performances. A pleasing aspect is that 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.
There are also some cracking events coming up, including a Parents v Students Cricket afternoon and social BBQ on Tuesday, 3 December. There will be matches on Queens Park 1 and 2 from 4pm, so all boys and parents and whole families can register via the event page on Team App, and this will be a great fun-filled way to end the Year. Cricket is most enjoyable when taken with friends, family, and a BBQ, so don’t save your best cover drive for Xmas day, with all welcome from 4-7pm. If any cricketers or parents are yet to download Team App, can they please do so and then register into the Waverley College Cricket page. This contains all the latest news, scores, photos and weekly fixtures for the Senior school teams.
Some highlights on the field include:
• An amazing 8-run victory to the 1st XI against Barker, with Waverley taking the final 5 wickets for just 12 runs. Maxim Brooks was the chief destroyer claiming 6/16 from 12 fantastic overs, then Maxim stepped up in the 2nd innings with 73 runs. Eddie Regan, also from Yr 9, scored 55 in the 1st innings and took 2 wickets In this great performance. The entire team requires skill and partnerships in order to chase the 360 run target set by Knox this weekend.
• Will Dodd continues to pile on runs in the 10As, with 88 against Barker, aided well by skipper Daniel McSweeny with 48 not out. Ed Sullivan posted a strong 57 In the 3rds, Ollie Rinder a fluent 44 in the 2nds and Lucas Ryan scored a stylish 48 in the 8As to round out some great batting performances.