The NSATIS Grade 7 & 8 Term 4 Junior Cricket rosters began on Saturday 25th October. These matches continue from the Term 1 rosters. Grand Finals will be played between the top two teams in each roster on Saturday 6th December. At the end of Term 1 matches the following schools are sitting in first and second positions on the ladder. Grade 7: Grammar Blue (28) and St Patricks College Gold (16) Grade 8: Scotch Oakburn (29) and St Patricks College Gold (29)
Current Ladders and fixtures can be viewed on the website.
The following match reports from Round 1 have been supplied by coaches/managers from some of the teams:
Year 8 match SOC v’s Grammar: (match report supplied from Scotch Oakburn College)
The first game of cricket was played on Saturday morning the 25th of October at Faulkner Park
Fletcher Bennett was named captain for the day in preparation for the year 8 cricket trip to Sydney.
Fletcher had the correct call at the toss and decided to bowl first. The first five overs had a total of 12 runs scored with Max Hunt picking up a wicket in his second over. The next ten overs the team seemed to be a bit rusty in the field letting a number of chances let slip until Charlie Griffiths picked a wicket with the last ball of the 15th over just before our drinks break.
After 15 overs Launceston Grammar 2/37
After the drinks break the fielding did not improve a great deal with a couple of run outs missed and also a catch put down at mid-on. At the 20 over market the score had moved along to 2/63 and a bit of pressure being placed on the team (mainly from themselves). Sam Spires bowled a very tidy 21st over taking a wicket for no runs. (21 overs 3/63)With all players that where to bowl now being used the ball was given back to Max Hunt to take up the challenge and that he did by the third ball Max had knocked over off stump and then trapped the next batsman plumb in front he is on a hat trick. The Grammar batsmen is unable to get an edge to the ball that is just outside off stump. (Double wicket maiden 22overs 5/63)Not to be out done Sam picks up a wicket in his next over with only 2 runs being scored.(23 overs 6/65) Max takes another 2 wickets in his next over for 2 runs.(24 overs 8/67) not to be out done Sam takes another 2 wickets and all batsmen are out ( 22.3 overs. 10/67)
A very good bowling performance with only 9 sundries from 25 overs.
Best bowling Max Hunt 5/8 from 4 overs, Sam Spires 4/2 from 3.3 overs, Charlie Griffiths 2 overs 1 maiden 1/4 the other wicket taker.
With Marshall and Munnings opening the batting the team was off to a good start with 9 runs from the opening over. The first ball of the second over had Patrick very well caught at square leg down low. With Fletcher coming to the crease the score board kept ticking over and by the 10th over the score had reached 1/54. With both Ollie and Fletcher retiring.
At the drinks break Will and Lachlan had passed the required total so the challenge was put down for the team to pass 200 runs. At the 15 over mark the score was 1/95.
Will Beattie retired and then Lachlan McCallumSmith and at the 20 over mark the total had reached 2/130. Max Hunt and Ben Vote pushed the score on and at the 25 over mark the total had reached 169. At the start of the last over Scotch was 7/194 and all of the team players had helped get the score to this point. A total of 17 three’s had been amassed which was rather pleasing to see as all players had been running hard between the wickets.
With Will Beattie and Ollie Marshall taking ten runs from the last over the target the team had been set was achieved.
Best with the bat Marshall not out 25, Beattie not out 24, Bennett 23 retired, McCallumSmith 20 retired and Hunt 19 also retiring.
Final score Launceston Church Grammar 10/67 Scotch Oakburn College 7/204
Year 7 Cricket: (match report supplied from St Patricks College)
SPC Gold 10 – 169 defeated SOC 10 / 62
Batting: Sebastian Hanson 26, James Roberts 20, Bailey Ross 19, Jake George 13
Bowling; Cameron Filgate 3 – 8, Luke Walsh 1 – 0, Ronan Filgate 1 – 2, Bailey Ross 1-5, Jake George 1 – 7, Max Creswell 1 – 11
SPC Gold batted first with a wet outfield to contend with. A good opening partnership with good running between wickets from James Roberts and Jonathan Marsden had 43 runs on the board before our first wicket. A mini – collapse in the middle order was saved by great batting from Sebastian Hanson, Bailey Ross and Jake George to build a defendable target of 169. The SOC innings started with a spectacular caught and bowled by Max Cresswell in his first over. Another catch by James Roberts off Bailey Ross’s tight bowling and two fine run outs from Luke Walsh and Bailey Ross had the SOC team in trouble. Excellent team ground fielding kept the runs down so under pressure the SOC batsmen succumbed to Cameron Filgate (3 – 8), Jake George and Ronan Filgate’s bowling. A great team effort for the first match of term 4.