From the Convenor of Cricket, Mr John McCallum
Term 4 action concluded with some excellent performances over the last two weeks, with boys now ready to take their cricket into the backyard and beach over the Summer holidays!
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There was a great spirit in the four Year 6 teams who finished their Junior school sport with fantastic victories across the board against Sydney Grammar, and with the 8As, Bs and Cs also having wins in final rounds the future is exciting. Some highlights on the field in the last round included:
- A huge 140-run partnership in the 8Cs match from Angus Sundkvist with 74 and Finley Bates with 58 in their win against Barker
- A strong 60 runs by Jack George in the 9As helped control the innings to post a team-high and improved 140 total which almost got a win in an exciting conclusion.
- Excellent fast-bowling from our 1sts and 2nds has continued, with spearhead performances by Harry Schultz with 4 wickets in each innings against St Aloysius and Cranbrook. Patrick Abrahams also took 4/15 and Sam Lodge 3/5 in the 2nd XI match to dismiss St Aloysius for 122.
- The 1st XI produced a great run-chase in soaring heat against Cranbrook to score 8/242, with the improved intent and assertiveness very evident from their shot selection and running between wickets. Maxim Brooks top-scored with strong 58, while Jack Hickey (43 and 30) and Hirav Gandhi (33 and 43) returned to their fluent strokeplay in respective matches against St Aloysius and Cranbrook.
After 4 fantastic years of teaching and coaching Cricket at Waverley, we all farewell Mr Richard Bryant and wish him all the success in Darwin as he relocates over summer. Richard has coached the 1st and 2nd teams with exceptional professionalism, good humour, and drive to have boys backing their abilities and enjoying the contest in matches – and the 1st XI players and parents certainly made their gratefulness evident for his contribution.