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Cricket (Issue 5 2016)

Written on the 17 November 2016

Senior Cricket Update

With four sides entered into the competition at Senior School level in Term 4, it has been great to see so many students in attendance at training and wanting to represent the College in cricket.

Term 4 is always a busy time for our cricketers, with the Messenger Bowl T20 Competition taking place for our First XI side, as well as matches against Sacred Heart Old Collegians Cricket Club and Glenelg Cricket Club, on top of our normal Saturday fixtures.

Our Second XI have also played extra matches against Westminster and Glenelg Cricket Club as we look to expose our players to as much cricket as possible before the summer break.

As we head into the last round of cricket for most sides, we will be looking to finish off Term 4 on a positive note. Unfortunately, with two games missed due to bad weather, the players will be looking to secure wins in each of their games before school finishes for the year and they head back to their clubs.

Our First XI still have a two day fixture against PAC, taking place on November 19 and 24. This is sure to be a fantastic match and our playing group will be looking to get a win before heading up to Cairns from December 6-13, for the annual Marist Cricket Carnival. Our travelling squad of 13 has just been announced and everyone is very excited to get up to Cairns and take on other Marist Schools from around the country.

Congratulations to the following players who will represent the College at this carnival:
Wilson Otto (c), Oscar Forster (vc), Will Forster (dvc), Bradley Rayson, James Patton, Mathew Ramsey, Griffin DeBruin, Brad Thompson, Zac Driver, Jonah Whitelum, Aryan Sareen, Owen Woolford and Angus Judd.

To summarise, it is worth highlighting the fantastic achievement of one of our First XI cricketers in the first two Saturday fixtures of the 2016/17 season. Will Forster, who is the Deputy Vice-Captain of the First XI side, opened the batting in both matches and remained at the crease throughout both innings', scoring 101* against St Peters and 139* from 128 balls versus Pembroke. Congratulations Will - a truly outstanding achievement!

Robert Gill
Senior School Cricket Coordinator

Pictured: Will Forster (right) embraced by his twin brother Oscar after making his hundred against St Peters at SHC Main Oval.

 

 

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