Wrap up of the Cricket season

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Wrap up of the Cricket season

Over the past month, BCGS had four teams represent the School in finals with the First XI team travelling around the South West to compete for the Kim Hughes Shield.

Mr Reid and Mr Potter coached the Year 7 team to the Semi Final where they unfortunately went down by three runs.

The Year 8 team, coached by Mr Lincoln and Mr Dawson, went into the final undefeated but couldn’t bring the magic on the field to save the game and went down to Leschenault by six wickets.

Both Year 10 teams made the finals but Mr Manchip and Mr Butler’s Grammar Blue were convincingly defeated by Dalyellup. Grammar Gold could not make the trip to Collie so missed out on a final birth.

The First XI side played three games with two convincing wins and a narrow loss to finish second in the pool. The first game was against BCC where the rivalry was higher than ever, having not beaten them in four years. Star recruit Lachie Milton with figures over eight overs, three maidens, two for 17, and Aidan Daggett with the best spell of bowling ever seen with eight overs and six maidens, four for three, rollling the away side for 63. Luke James finishing on 39 not out to see the team home by five wickets.

The second game saw the team travel to Busselton to take on Mackillop, considered the team to beat, which they certainly showed by making a solid 203 from 40 overs. After a hard day in the field, Luke James and Max Sinclair combined for an 80-run stand and Luke going on to make 65. Riley Thorpe contributed with 45 not out but unfortunately the team went down by 20 runs.

In the final game against Harvey Ag, the side went in full of confidence knowing they were close to winning the week before and with another excellent start in bowling. Lewis Milligan and Tom Coleman both got crucial wickets to bowl them all out for 87 – although to be fair, 50 runs more than they should have… The batting line up wasn’t as strong on the day however Riley Thorpe again steered the innings with 20 not out. The side went on to win by four wickets.

Big thanks goes to Mr Reid, Mr White and Mr Manchip. Your help is always appreciated.

Finally, well done to all stand out performers this season but most importantly thank you to the parents for partaking in yet another successful Cricket season for BCGS.

Lane Goss :: Year 12