v's St Peter's - 16 March 2013
St Paul's batted first and made a very impressive 128, which is a huge improvement compared to recent weeks. Daniel Kennedy, Liam Tyndall and Shane Reddy all batted superbly with Kennedy top scoring with 28. They blocked the good balls and dispatched the bad balls, a real improvement in the batting.
Despite the good batting performance the boys let themselves down in the field with too many misfields and dropped catches. Liam Anderson was the best bowler bowling 3 overs for 1 wicket.
v's Te Aroha College - 24 November 2012
On Saturday 24th November, the year 9 cricket team travelled to Te Aroha College to continue their unbeaten run.
Te Aroha batted first on a pitch that the St Paul’s bowlers failed to grip on due to conditions causing the wicket to be wet and slimy. This affected the bowlers mindsets, causing numerous wide deliveries to be bowled and this, combined with lethargic fielding, saw Te Aroha amass 130 runs all out. Mention must be made of Aneil, who bowled superbly and ended up with figures of 3/33.
St Paul’s got off to a weak start with the bat, losing wickets at regular intervals due to poor shot selection. In walked Michael Weir who had been moved down the batting order due to an arm injury. From the first ball Michael displayed maturity and control, and he utilized these skills to keep the score board ticking and our hopes alive.
Thanks to Michael's performance of 30 not out, and the effort of Ben O’Sullivan who scored 12 runs off 6 balls right at the death, St Paul’s year 9 Cricket Team snuck in as victors with 4 balls to spare and 2 wickets in hand and are congratulated on never giving up.
v's Hamilton Boys High School Black - 3 November 2012
After a ruthless victory last weekend, the Year 9 Cricket Team took to the field with the ambition of defeating a stronger Hamilton Boys High Cricket Team.
Hamilton Boys were put in to bat and amassed a total of 86 all out because of some disciplined bowling from Sajin Singh 3/7 and Ben O’Sullivan 3/8.
St Paul’s reached 87/7 after some sensible batting by Craig Stocker who ended up scoring 38 runs.
v's Hamilton Boy's High School - 27 October 2012
The first clash of the season saw St Paul’s Collegiate matched up against Hamilton Boys. The St Paul’s team opted to take to the field and try their luck with the ball, having great fortune as wickets tumbled at regular intervals. Hamilton Boys mustered up a total of 56 all out with wickets being shared amongst the disciplined St Paul’s bowling attack.
Aiden O’ Conner and Craig Stocker wasted no time in chasing down the runs and St Paul’s reached the total without losing a wicket.
The Year 9 Cricket Team are congratulated on a ruthless victory.