TO PLAY CRICKET IS EASY. TO UNDERSTAND THE GAME TAKES TIME.
BEN CAMERON CHRIS DAVIES CHALLENGE CUP 2010
WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER
The teams before the match.
After much discussion and anticipation in the previous few days leading up to the game, the Wirreanda High cricket team travelled to Park 25 for their match against The Heights School. The boys were nervous on the bus, with some sitting quietly, while others were being jovial and having a few laughs.
On arrival at the ground, Chad Thomson and Addison Rodgers were presented with their caps, and everyone then moved on to warm ups. Josh Golding lost the toss and Wirreanda took the field first.
Unfortunately, Wirreanda did not take their first wicket until the thirteenth over with the score on 61. However, there was a good fight back with Addison Rodgers, Alfredo Cabada, Josh Golding, Josh DeHeus and Luke Cooper all taking wickets. The Heights finished their innings on 7 for 183 after 35 overs with some big hitting from the tailenders. As the outfield was very fast, the score was a reasonable one to chase down.
Aidan Old and Addison Rodgers got Wirreanda off to a flying start with 37 off the first five overs. Addison played a couple of magnificent cover drives, while Aidan scored a few clever shots for four. However, it was during this time that heavy rain began to fall making play more difficult. Wirreanda lost three quick wickets and were 5 for 60 when play was eventually called off due to rain with the game ending in a draw.
It was decided by both coaches that if rain ended the match before a result could be achieved, the team with the advantage would take the cup home. Ben Cameron and Chris Davies both took time from their work commitments to attend the end of the game, Ex Wirreanda High student, Chris Davies presented the cup to the captain of The Heights.
The boys from both teams spoke enthusiastically about the game, and it was played in a positive spirit by all students involved.
A special thank you must go to our scorer Aaron Bennett and all the parents who came out to watch their sons play.
Chris and Ben displaying the cup named in their honour.