Year 7/8 Boys Combined 20/20 Cricket – Traralgon

On Tuesday the 4th March the Year 7/8 combined Boys cricket team travelled across to Traralgon to compete against Kurnai College. After being put into bat the boys made a steady start with the bat before Captain for the day Jordan McDonald (5) went out to see the boys 1/24. Tanner Chisholm (10), Jack Collins (9) and Josh Wus (9) stuck around in the middle for long stints before a batting collapse occurred to see the boys go from 3/54 to 8/61. Yarram S.C all out for 65. The bowling was always going to be tough with a relatively small total to defend. A good start with the ball by Josh Wus saw a couple of unfortunate dropped chances go by which hurt the boys early in the innings. Tight bowling also from Tanner Chisholm (0/10 off 2), Jack Collins (1/7 off 2) and Bailey Barron (1/5 off 2) kept the game within reach for a period of time before the Kurnai boys turned up the heat and showed that they were a better team on the day passing Yarram’s score with 6 overs to spare. A brilliant run out in the field by Thomas Mattern was one of the other standout performances. Overall the boys enjoyed the day, represented the school positively and most importantly demonstrated a level of skill and interest which will enable them to grow on this experience for next year.                                                                                                                                              Mr Clarke- Sports Coordinator

Intermediate Boys Cricket (20/20)   Round 2

Devon North Cricket Ground                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       After cruising through the first round of the Interschool Cricket Competition Yarram Secondary Colleges First XI faced a more difficult opponent in Catholic College Sale on home soil at Devon North Cricket Reserve.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After winning the toss and deciding to bowl, Captain Daniel O’Keefe (2/15 off 4) opened up the bowling with Jack Gay (1/18 off 4), and from the outset it appeared the boys were headed for a tough match. However in the second over of Gays spell, two no balls in a row which both resulted in bowling the batsmen were given not out, unfortunately allowing an opening stand of 52 to eventuate, before O’Keefe broke the opening stand. Should one of these not been a no ball the final total may have been a lot different. Some wayward bowling from James Saliakos ( 0/41 off 4) saw a few runs leak before Brayden Askew (0/21 off 4)  steadied the ship slightly, equally helped by some brilliant fielding by himself resulting in what was a fantastic run out. Alex Jeffs then came on and showed why he should be considered for a bowl, picking up the best figures for the day with 4/23 off his 4 overs. The final total to chase and win, 130.                                                                    The batting innings started positively with Jack Gay producing a fantastic knock of 37 (most runs for the day by either team) and also helping keep Yarram within reach of CCS total of 130. However some tight bowling from the opposition made it difficult for the boys to get themselves in and really give the total of 130 a shake, with Brayden Askew (4), James Saliakos (0), Jack Collins (0) and Sam Stone (4) struggling to register a decent score in the top order. Daniel O’Keefe (13) did his best to help the cause, but a steady fall of wickets from 44 runs to 67 saw the target become more difficult to reach. The eventual result ending in a 52 run loss. Yarram Secondary College rallied to finish 7/78 at the end of their 20 overs. Teacher Richard Johnston was impressed with the boy’s efforts, especially their ability to bat the full 20 overs without going all out, against what was a stronger opposition on the day.


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