Year 8 SIS Boys Cricket (Mornington)

The Year 8 boys cricket team played John Paul College at home on Thurs 26 October, starting off very well with the bat, scoring 85 runs off their 15 overs for the loss of 3 wickets on a very slow ground. We thought this was a very competitive score. The main contributors batting were Joel Ades who retired, scoring an unbeaten 33, and Harry Langford who was run out for 21. We had a 5 minute break then out we went to field. JPC were never in the chase with their top scorer only making 6 runs and the team scoring 7/38. Well done to the Padua boys, who went on to win the match by 47 runs and claim their first victory.

The boys then travelled to Cranbourne on Thurs 2 Nov to play an undefeated St Peters. Padua won the toss and elected to bat first. Again on a slow ground we thought a competitive score would be around 70-80 runs. Ben Hansen and Ethan Betts opened the innings. Scoring 10 runs off of the first over, we were off to a flying start! A few quick wickets to St Peters brought them right back into the game, but Harry Langford and Matt Jackson put on a 40 run partnership, scoring 14 and 15 runs respectively to end the Padua innings on 6/78. 

St Peters looked very confident in their ability to chase the runs set by Padua, early on St Peters were 4/15 off 6 overs and looked in trouble. A massive partnership through the middle part of the innings brought St Peters their third straight win, defeating Padua by 5 wickets.

By VET Sport and Recreation Student, Corey Marshall (Year 10 Assisi)



Padua vs Woodleigh

Padua 3/75 def Woodleigh 5/73

On Thursday 9 November the boys won the toss and bowled first, the openers bowled tight with only 5 runs coming off the first two overs. We fielded very well and Sam Fennell dismissed their opener with an outstanding throw from the boundary. Toby Rofe cleaned up at the end of the innings with figures of 2/6 off 3 overs after being on a hat-trick, and Woodleigh ended up being 5/73 at the end of their 17 overs.

Joel Ades and Matt Jackson opened up the innings and got off to a solid start, with Ades making 12 and Jackson carrying his bat and ending up with 22 not out in a match-winning knock. Harry Rhodes chipped in at the end of the innings with 18 not out, contributing to the win. We passed Woodleigh having lost only 3 wickets and with 4 overs to spare. Harry Rhodes brought up the win with a massive 6. Overall, it was a clinical performance from the boys, and they are getting better as a team as the weeks go on.

By VET Sport and Recreation Student, Matthew Bates (Year 10 Clare)