From Behind the Stumps Cricket Report
All is set for an exciting final round for Senior School teams this weekend, with two games remaining this term for our Year 5-6 teams. There have been some absolutely thrilling games in the past fortnight. Many have been decided in the final over of the match!
Batting has seen strong improvement, with teams addressing the need for working in partnership and better calling and running between the wickets. Coaches have reported some absolutely amazing catches around the grounds. A special feat with the ball came from Year 7’s Sam Caro, who took five wickets for just two runs in the 7Bs and was twice on a hat-trick!
Senior teams in 1st and 2nd XIs
Both had great wins in the past fortnight – 1sts defeating St Aloysius by 43 runs and 2nds trumping Barker by 84 runs.
This weekend is the final play for our Year 12s, who have been outstanding role models, players and leaders over many seasons. We all wish the following boys a great final hit out: Liam Andrews, Reid McNamara, Luca Paolella, Brock Preston, Oliver Rinder, Leo Shanahan, Alex Robertson, Sam Tsaousis, Ryan Von Der Heyden and Zac Wotherspoon.
Students batting top five of the rounds
Nick Quinn blasted 53 for the 2nds, Sam Connolly 55 in the 2nds, Jett Lenzo a magnificent 55, retired in the 7Bs, and Harry Hulks 45 against Knox. Johnno McDonald in the 7As also punished Knox with 62 runs.
Bowlers on song
Will Dodd, Daniel McSweeny and Sachiel Bass all took three wickets in matches for the 10As, while Josh Thompson also bagged three wickets against Knox. James Sonego in the 9Bs and Theo Varvaressos both took three wickets v Knox – and two wickets last week.
Mr John Boyd
Prior to coaching our 1st XI for 23 years, Mr Boyd had an outstanding playing career with Grade Club Easts (formerly Waverley). As part of the club’s 125th year anniversary celebrations, he has been recognised as one of the club’s 50 best players in their 125-year history. This is a fantastic achievement – to be alongside many NSW players and Australian and English test Cricketers. It’s a testament to his standing as a life member of the club and over 20 years of outstanding play for the Dolphins. The final 12 will be announced at the anniversary luncheon next Thursday, 12th March. Best of luck, John – and congratulations!
There are three fantastic upcoming social events and celebrations for the Waverley Cricket community. All are warmly invited to enjoy these experiences. Full details are on the Waverley College Cricket app on TeamApp, and include:
Women’s T20 World Cup Semi-final Double Header, Thursday, 5 March, 3pm
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, 13 March, 6pm to 8pm
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 6 May, 4:30pm to 7pm
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 Estée 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.