From the Convenor of Cricket, John McCallum
The final round for Senior School teams ended with multiple team highlights, and a highly successful Presentation Evening on Saturday. Over 200 boys and their families enjoyed a great social occasion, whilst also having time to celebrate the many friendships, individual and team achievements throughout the season. Special guest speakers Brother Murphy, and Year 12 student and NSW/Sydney Thunder player Jason Sangha also gave great perspectives on the highlights of travelling with Cricket and developing to an elite level. I want to sincerely thank the many parents who attended, and amazing work of the Cricket Supporter Group for their generosity and efforts to put on a wonderful evening for the boys.
All our students should be congratulated for the effort they have put into improving their cricket, developing great team relationships, and working as a team. Our Year 12 students received special acknowledgement for their outstanding contributions to the sport, and it was great to see them soak up and enjoy their final match. Hal Cumpston was the star with the ball in hand, taking 6 wickets for 16 runs in the 3rd XI, though this wasn’t enough to finish with a win in a close match at Queens Park.
The most exciting match of the Round was a tense two wicket win to the 10As with 8 balls to spare. Harry Whitaker captured 5/11 to help restrict Knox to just 56, and then after a positive start through Harry and Oliver Ruse, the score went from 1/30 to 8/47. Mark Andre and Andreas Fragias then secured the win with a 10 run memorable partnership! Congratulations also to Louis Kitto in the 7As, scoring 50 not out on the final ball in a narrow loss. Louis and all the boys below who reached individual milestones for batting or bowling will be presented with Awards at the School Sports Assembly next Thursday.
Individual Cricket Award Winners 2017
- Ben Donaldson: 1st XI – 129 not out v Trinity, 5.11.16
- Mac Jenkins: 1st XI – 109 v St Aloysius, 15.10.16
- Zac Murphy: 9As – 116 v Cranbrook, 29.10.16
50 runs in 1sts and 2nds XI:
- Alex Ferrara: 1st XI – 73 v St Patrick’s, 24.9.17; 71 v Rockhampton Grammar, 27.9.16;
- Ben Donaldson: 1st XI – 54 v Cranbrook, 22.9.16
- Harry Whitaker: 1st XI – 51 not out v Rockhampton Grammar, 28.9.16
- Mac Jenkins: 1st XI – 90 not out v St Joseph’s College, 7.10.16;
- Conor Molloy: 2nd XI – 95 v Cranbrook, 29.10.16
50 runs in all teams:
- Lachlan Forrest: 10As – 54 v Nelson College NZ, 7.10.16; 56 v Trinity, 29.10.16
- Oliver Ruse: 10As – 50 not out v Trinity, 5.11.16
- Joshua Psarros: 9Bs – 76 v Trinity, 12.11.16
- Jackson Dodd: 8Bs – 77 v Trinity, 5.11.16
- Edward Sullivan: 8Cs – 75 not out v Trinity, 5.02.17
- Louis Kitto: 7As – 50 not out v Knox, 11.03.17
- Peter Reeves: 8Bs – 71 v Knox, 18.11.16
- Jackson Dodd: 8Bs – 77 v Trinity, 5.11.16
- Reid McNamara; 9As – 53 v Barker, 18.11.16
- Dylan Brown: 8As – 57 v Trinity, 05.11.16
5 wickets or More in an Innings:
- Mac Jenkins: 1st XI – 7/10 v Emmaus College Rockhampton, 26.9.16
- Hal Cumpston: 3rd XI – 6/16 v Knox, 11.03.17
- Thomas Andrianakos: 1st XI – 5/31 v Rockhampton Grammar, 27.09.16
- Zachary Conacher-Smith: 2nd XI – 5/25 v Trinity, 25.02.17
- Charley Howell; 10As – 5/16 v Barker 18.11.16
- Harry Whitaker: 10As – 5/11 v Knox 11.03.17
- Ryan Smith: 10As – 5/15 v Nelson College NZ, .7.10.16
- Ben Scarf: 1st XI – 5/54 v Barker, 17.11.16
Brother Murphy Award – Player of the Year Points Competition
- 1st – Mac Jenkins, 1st XI, with 480 points – 271 runs (Ave 38.9), Highest score of 109, 10 Wickets (Ave. 20.5), Best bowling of 4-12, and 2 Catches.
- 2nd – Ben Donaldson: 1st XI
- 3rd – Lachlan Forrest: 10As/1st XI
- 4th – Ryan Connolly: 1st XI
- 5th – Tyler von Der Heyden: 1st XI
- 6th – Leo Shanahan: 9As
- 7th – Darcy Mullins: 10As
- 8th – Ben Scarf: 1st XI
- 9th – Zac Murphy: 9As
- 10th – Oliver Ruse: 10As
Thank you to all Coaches for their fantastic support and work with all of our teams. I hope boys enjoyed their Cricket together, and we can look forward to many fantastic opportunities next season.
From the Coaches of the 1st XIs, John Boyd & Greg Elliott
1st XI Cricket Report v Knox
After two washed out rounds the 1st XI did manage a game against Knox. On arrival at the ground the wicket had the tell-tale brown tinge of an old fashioned wet deck. Both teams were out of the running for the top prize and the decision was made to start on time. The toss under these circumstances was very important and unfortunately skipper “Black Jack” Von der Heyden, kept his record intact and lost the toss. This saw Waverley asked to bat. The wicket proved the winner in the first hour of play and at one point it didn’t look like the game would make the lunch break with Waverley in the awful position of 6 for 17. Alexander Ferrara and, first gamer, Lachlan Forrest started a recovery as the wicket started to dry. Alexander Ferrara was out to a great catch after just reaching double figures. Benjamin Scarf and Lachlan Forrest then carried the total into the 80’s with Benjamin Scarf taking to the bowlers hitting 3 massive sixes in an innings of 43, to see Waverley all out for 94.
Knox batted for 4 overs before the lunch break and Mac Jenkins picked up a wicket, caught by Ryan Connolly in the gully to send Knox to lunch at 1 for 10. After the break Waverley bowled well and was unlucky not to make a number of breakthroughs with some good bowling just failing to get the desired result. Three further wickets were to fall before Knox passed the total in just the 35th over to take the points.