Year 7 Cricket – Gippsland Finals: CCS vs Wonthaggi and Trafalgar
Wonthaggi 8/70 (Annear 3/3, Grattan 2/16).
CCS 1/70 (Eastham 31, Wrigglesworth 27*).
On November 1st our Year 7s travelled to Traralgon for the SSV Gippsland Cricket finals. First up, we played Wonthaggi SC, winning by 9 wickets. A tight bowling performance highlighted by Jackson Annear’s 3/3 and Madix Grattan’s 2/16 limited our opponents to just 70 runs, which we chased down comfortably to claim the semi-final.
We then played Trafalgar HS in the Gippsland Final. Batting first, Asher Eastham led the way with 48*, and was ably supported by Wright (12), Wrigglesworth (11) and Annear (13) as we finished with 4/99. We followed up with a terrific bowling performance to restrict Trafalgar to 59 from their 20 overs.
CCS 4/99 (Eastham 48*, Annear 13, Wright 12).
Trafalgar HS 10/59 (Eastham 2/0, Grattan 2/12, Stobie 1/4).
The team then progressed to the SSV State Quarter Finals at Yarragon on November 21 (rescheduled to the Nov 25th due to the hot and windy forecast across the state). Batting first, we made a strong 2/122 with openers Ashton Wright (44*) and Asher Eastham (26) leading the way with an 82-run stand. Hayden Wrigglesworth (11) and Jackson Annear (7) both hit at a strike rate of near 100 to ensure Frankston needed better than ‘a-run-a-ball,’ for victory.
In response, we began with a run-out off the first ball, thanks to a terrific throw from Matt Murphy at square leg. A nice 4th wicket partnership of 36 threatened to realign the Frankston innings, but a steady wickets saw our opponents slump to 5/61, then all out for 95. Madix Grattan (2/17), Ashton Wright (2/5), Max Stobie (1/12) and Jackson Annear (1/11) were our wicket-takers.
The team went down in a tough semi-final loss to Catherine McAuley College, Bendigo on November 27 in the State Semi Final.
After losing the toss, Bendigo put on a massive 4/261 on a very small oval.
In response, Ashton Wright scored 64* and Max Stobie hit 25 of 14, but unfortunately we were only able to reach 4/151 at the end of our 20 overs.