Year 8 & 9 Cricket

Mr Ives with this match report:

“Sun shining and bad tan lines meant only one thing, the cricket season was upon us. Wellington Year 8 & 9s, faced Sale High School in the season opener. Wellington got off to a good start by winning the toss and electing to bat. This form continued, with experienced opener Sam Thompson sending the first ball of the innings for 4 through the leg side. Joe Christopherson joined in the act, with both openers scoring well into the teens, establishing a 40 run partnership before they were both called over to retire. Strong contributions from skipper, Alex Dearden, allowed Wellington to cruise to 81 for 1 off 12 overs. As it was the first game of the season, Wellington decided to bowl all players to dust off the winter cobwebs. Sale High School struggled to gain momentum, with solid line and length bowling from the first two overs. 7 for 0 and it was time for a wicket. Braden Ogden-Leigh managed to snaffle both openers, each well caught by Jack Holden and Owen Wadsworth. An early season hat-trick was on the cards but a dot ball followed. Once there was a break through, wickets fell at regular intervals. Corey Walton picked up a couple of bowled wickets, Jack Ryan and Alex Stewart got 1, with skipper Alex Dearden picking up a good wicket, which was caught behind by Sam Thompson. 42 for 7 and Sale High School were facing defeat, up stepped quick bowler Luke Frahill-Jones. Like any good bowler he bowled full and straight, cleaning up the tail, claiming 3 wickets all of which were bowled. Sale High School were all out for 46, providing an early win by 35 runs. The game was played in good spirit, with all students contributing either with the bat, ball or in the field. One thing that is worth mentioning, is that Wellington did not drop a catch, proving catches do win matches!”