1st XI, 9A, and 8A
Congratulations to the 1st XI, 9A, and 8A in defeating St Aloysius’ College in Round 2 of CAS Cricket.
2nd XI, 10A, 9/10B, 8B and 8C
The 2nd XI, 10A, 9/10B, 8B and 8C all went down in narrow losses, despite some outstanding individual performances from play on Day 1.
One of the highlights from the weekend, was seeing Fred Robertson (9A) back up in the field for the 1st XI after Jack George was unexpectedly injured. Fred led the way with his constant high energy, as the 1st XI sought to claim the outright points on offer.
Unfortunately, despite the Waverley tail wagging with Toby McDonald and Connor Andrews being our top scorers, a flat pitch made it difficult for Waverley to move the ball around and close out the second innings.
My personal standout team from Saturday was the mighty 8C who unluckily went down to Shore, on the final ball of the match. Waverley had Shore tied down for all but one ball, of the last two overs. Unfortunately, the Shore batsman just got enough toe on the last ball, to push it through extra cover on a downhill slope that turned, what looked like a mishit, into four runs.
However, it was the manner in which the Waverley students huddled around their teammates and kept their heads held high, which struck me the most. Those who were disappointed, were quickly greeted with the true Waverley values of encouragement and positivity.
Outstanding Batting Performances
Lastly, congratulations to William Livissianis of the 9A (115*) and Henry Read of the 8A (57*) on outstanding batting performances. The ongoing commitment to the College’s Cricket program from both students is recognised, and is a reflection of their dedication to continual improvement.
1st XI Match Report – Authored by the Senior Playing Group
On Saturday, the 1st XI won their first game of the season, after a convincing win against St Aloysius’ at Queens Park.
After winning the toss and electing to bowl, we wasted no time, and picked up some early wickets to set the tempo for the game. The opening bowlers, Matt Frost and Toby McDonald worked in tandem to create pressure, which ultimately led to the fall of the Aloysius’ top order.
After some tight bowling and help from the pitch, we finished the 1st Innings with bowling Aloysius’ all out for 104 in 55 overs. Special mention to Matt Frost who topped the bowling figures, with an impressive 4/26 off 11 overs.
We continued with the aggressive tempo in our first batting innings, with a few boundaries off the first over. The whole team chipped in with some runs to chase down the 104 total in 46 overs, and ended the day with a win.
In the beginning of play of Day 2, our tail end put in a massive effort to bring our lead up to 119. Credit to Connor Andrews (38*) and Toby McDonald (28), who combined for an 11th wicket partnership of 66.
During lunch it was great to have our 1st XI support Will Livissianis, who scored 115* in the 9As. Will scored his 115 off 91 balls, with 13 fours and 4 sixes.
After getting all out for 223, we headed back in with the task of getting quick wickets in order to win outright. We went through seven different bowlers, and we finally found some success in Toby McDonald, who picked up back-to-back wickets.
We threw everything we had at them, but unfortunately the hot day and flat wicket was a field day for the batsmen. Stumps was called early, and we finished Round 2 with 6 points. A special thanks to young Fred Robertson from the 9As, who fielded 55 overs for us. His chat in the field never failed to bring the energy up.