Cricket at the Senior School (Issue 1 2017)

Written on the 1 March 2017

Marist Cricket Carnival

From December 6-13 2016, our First XI Cricket team travelled to Cairns to complete in the 44th Annual Marist Cricket Carnival. There were five teams competing in the Cairns carnival:

  • Catholic College Sale, Sale (VIC)
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College, Alice Springs (NT)
  • Sacred Heart College, Adelaide (SA)
  • St Gregory's College, Sydney (NSW)
  • St Augustine's College, Cairns (QLD)

Each school was allocated a rest day and for us, this was on Day 1. We ventured off to Green Island as a group and had a fantastic day sightseeing and snorkelling.

Day 2 we were down to business and took on the host school, St Augustine's College. Unfortunately we were not quite good enough on the day and suffered a narrow defeat.

The next day we took on the eventual winners, St Gregory's College from Sydney. Once again it was a tough contest for the lads and the opposition were a bit stronger on the day.

From here, things got much better for us and we had a hard fought win over Catholic College Sale in Port Douglas and then finished off the carnival with a comprehensive victory over Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College from Alice Springs.

Special congratulations to James Patton who was awarded Bowler of the Carnival with 11 wickets. Congratulations also to our four players who were selected in the combined Marist XII for the Cairns carnival: Mathew Ramsey, Brad Thompson, Oscar Forster and James Patton.

This carnival was a memorable experience for all players and staff, and it was great to see our playing group develop throughout the week and finish the carnival with two excellent victories. Well done to all!

Robert Gill
Senior Cricket and Football Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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