From Convenor of Cricket, John McCallum
The sound of leather on willow was again echoing around Queens Park and other grounds as the Waverley teams officially kicked off 2020 in style!
There is a record number of teams in Years 5, 6 and 7 making their Waverley debuts together, with our new boys and teams particularly impressive in their enthusiasm and collective spirit. Many of our Junior teams also recorded wins as a result of strong team efforts with our bowling and fielding in particular.
Batting was a weaker aspect of the game for many of our teams, with boys and teams challenged to improve both their mental approach to batting and the right shot selection this week. Batsmen want to find the focus at the crease to watch the ball closer out of the bowler’s hand, be decisive with their footwork and angle the ball into gaps, with the aim of picking up more singles.
All teams are playing limited-overs games this term, and the team scoring the most singles will usually end victorious. All senior cricketers in Years 8-12 are encouraged to attend our specialist Batting Club sessions every Thursday morning from 7:10-8:15am for additional practice.
- 1st XI Captain Reid McNamara on his selection in the CAS team, and Maxim Brooks with CAS U15 team selection. Both boys are playing upcoming games against GPS and ISA.
- Sam Connolly, Murray Shearer, Leo Shanahan, Theo Varvaressos, Aonghus Carone and Toby McDonald for excellent batting performances to make up Waverley’s top 6 of the round.
- James Sonego, Brock Preston, Luca Derbyshire, Daniel McSweeny, Max Sheehy and Sam Caro for outstanding bowling performances to make up the round’s 6 of the best.
There are several fantastic upcoming social events and celebrations for the Waverley Cricket community. Full details are on the Waverley College Cricket app on TeamApp, and include:
Women’s T20 World Cup Semi-final Double Header, Thursday 5th March, 3:00pm
This event is being held at the SCG, with some tickets still available. Waverley has its own special Bay area, BAY 9. This will be the biggest NSW crowd for a women’s sporting event and occurs just before International Women’s Day. It’s our chance to show support for our champion female cricketers and the 2020 theme of Each for Equal.
Student tickets are just $5 and available at www.ticketek.com.au.
Cricket Presentation Evening, Friday 13th March, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This will be a great evening, with BBQ dinner, drinks, cricket awards, trivia, special cricket guests and a HUGE raffle!
Tickets are $10 per person and available at www.trybooking.com/BINQI.
Estée Lauder Special Shopping Event, Wednesday 6th May, 4:30pm to 7:00 pm
This event is being held at the Estée Lauder corporate store, 165A Mitchell Road, Erskineville. There is a minimum of 50-60% off retail prices for makeup, skincare and fragrances. Brands include Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Clinique, Aveda, Jo Malone, Tom Ford and many more. With Mother’s Day just a few days after the event, it’s a fantastic opportunity to purchase amazing gifts and treat yourself and family members! This event is hosted by the Cricket Supporter’s Group, and all Waverley College families and friends are warmly invited to enjoy this experience.
Tickets are $10 per person and available at www.trybooking.com/BIOOK.