Our Senior Boys Cricket side have narrowly lost their State Quarter Final match against Melbourne High School, after a thrilling day’s cricket at the College Ovals on Monday March 22nd.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, our innings got off to a rocky start, losing both openers inside the first four overs. Runs were difficult to come by with Melbourne High School’s opening bowlers hitting a sharp line and length and proving difficult to get away. Luckily, skipper Tom Morrison (38) and Mason Annear (17) stabilised with a 5th wicket partnership of 43 to get us to a total of 76. Probably 20 runs short of our goal, but still a defendable total.
In response, after a great start, we had our opponents at 4/29 after 10 overs, with the match outcome still a coin-flip. Knobel (2/13), Pendergast (1/7), Pendrick (1/11) and Annear (1/14) were all able to chip in with timely wickets, however, a crucial 6th wicket stand of 25 propelled Melbourne HS from 5/41 to 6/67; within striking distance of their target. Some mature, lower order batting saw Melbourne reach their total with four deliveries to spare.
A big thank you to the Collegians Cricket Club for their assistance in preparing a magnificent turf wicket and manicured outfield and Sale Maffra Umpires Association for their supply of umpires for the day. Finally, thank you to Mr Anthony Robbins for his coaching and mentoring of this team throughout the term and his continued willingness to assist with our interschool sport teams. This event wouldn’t have happened without all of your support.
CCS 7/76 (20) defeated by Melbourne HS 6/77 (19.2)
Batting: Morrison 38 (55), Annear 17 (33)
Bowling: Max Knobel 2/13 (3), Seb Pendergast 1/7 (4), Jake Pendrick 1/11 (3.2), Mason Annear 1/14 (3)