From the Head of Senior Sport, Steve O’Donnell
Last weekend saw what was a tough round of fixtures against Trinity, however, we did have some success in a range of sports. Our 1st V basketballers found the going a bit hard and lost to well-drilled Trinity side. We were very competitive and much improved on previous seasons and will be looking to return the favour when we host in Term 1, 2017.
Our 2nds basketball side led the whole way and was beaten by 2 points due to a three-pointer scored by the opposition in the dying seconds. Some of the other basketball teams also found the going tough but all gave good accounts of themselves.
Our 1sts Cricketers finally won a toss and batted first on a quick deck at Summer Hill. We were 6/285 at stumps with Ben Donaldson 107 n.o. with Mac Jenkins hitting another half-century. Our 1st XI also won their T20 match this week against Cranbrook on Duckworth-Lewis Oval after being rained out.
Other good wins from our cricket sides included the 8B and 8C teams who both tore through the Trinity batting line-ups with some great full pitched bowling.
Our 1sts water polo team had a hard-fought but deserved win against traditional rivals, Knox.
Tennis teams continue to show tremendous improvement and also secured a couple of good wins on the weekend.
The touch football teams played a round of fixtures on Saturday afternoon, which included a comprehensive win against Riverview and a loss against a very good Reddam side.
This week we are at home to Barker and hope to get lots of support at our ‘fortress’ where our 1st basketball side has a key game. Any student in attendance must be in full sports attire and also needs to be following both College and CAS codes of conduct.
For those that are playing away, a reminder to allow for appropriate travel time as traffic to the northern parts of Sydney can often be challenging.
We have our only competitive swimming and diving fixture for this term on Friday night at Trinity, with diving from 5pm and swimming from 6pm. All members of these squads are expected to attend and compete. We will also need some support from our parents for these events with timekeeping and officiating.
Year 10 and their parents are reminded that students are expected at sporting commitments this Saturday before camp. All of Year 10 will also have sporting fixtures the weekend after camp and we have commitments to our fellow schools to ensure that we field all of our teams. Those students in 2-day cricket and water polo will also have fixtures the following weekend on the 25th and 26th of November.
Good luck to all teams this weekend and ‘Go the Waves!’