Batting Club Returns
The College is delighted to announce that the Batting Club has returned for the rest of the summer sport season, catering to teams in Years 8 and 9. The Batting Club is an optional session for players looking to develop their batting skills.
The first of these sessions was held last Wednesday morning, where many of the College’s aspiring young cricketers took part in various technical drills designed by Pro Performance Cricket Senior Coach, David Dawson. David is a former Tasmania and New South Wales representative whose knowledge and experience is invaluable.
Batting Club will be provided to the Years 8 and 9 players every Wednesday morning until the end of the season. However, it is the College’s intention to provide this session for students in Year 7 and Year 10, once there is more clarity surrounding COVID-19 safety at schools. Please check the Waverley app for notices regarding this.
CAS Competition Round 2
Last weekend, Waverley College faced a determined and highly skilled Cranbrook school in round two of the CAS competition. Although it was not the most successful day in terms of competition points, it was especially enjoyable to witness many laughs and cheers across the Queens Park pitches.
In the Year 10A match, Hunter Elridge struck again to take another three wickets for the second time in two weekends. Hunter’s ability to seam the ball accurately has been troubling many opposition batsmen, and this resulted in a pinpointed top of off stump first wicket. Unfortunately, the Year 10A simply ran out of overs and couldn’t chase down Cranbrook’s 7/143.
Unsurprisingly, the Year 9A team was successful yet again. Benjamin Van Dam was the most agile in the field, taking an incredible four catches. This aided Toby McDonald’s outstanding 5/7 off just under five overs. Well done, Toby!
Other Notable Performances
Other notable performances across the day were Fred Robertson’s 42 and Cruz Cooke’s hard-fought 61. Both players have deserved this great result, and it is a reflection of their hard work and love of cricket. Moreover, well done to the entire Year 7B team, which recorded Waverley’s second win for the day.
Boosting Enjoyment and Developing Player Skills
Although not every team won on the weekend, it is important that as a cricket community we ensure we remain focused on boosting enjoyment and developing player skills. These objectives have been a priority for myself and the coaches over the recent season.
Therefore, I am tremendously grateful for the ongoing contribution of coaches, players and parents, in supporting the College’s cricket program in its endeavour for future success.
This weekend Waverley faces Trinity Grammar, with the 1st XI playing away and the 2nd XI at Queens Park. Good luck to all teams!
Mr Sean Picone
Convenor of Cricket