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The 2014 SOC First XI cricket side had a season of varied
success. The side won seven out of our nine roster games,
losing once to The Hutchins School and St Patrick’s College
respectively but, despite this success, we fell short at the last
hurdle losing to St Patrick’s College in the State Final.
In the final, we restricted St Patrick’s College to 180 after
they were 2-150 at lunch. Jackson Young bowled exceptionally
well, taking five crucial wickets. We then had a good start with
the bat, until Sam Clements was run out when the score was on
40. We then lost wickets at crucial times throughout the game
and ended up 24 runs short.
Highlights of the regular season included Charles Eastoe
making 116 not out against The Hutchins School, the side
bowling Launceston Church Grammar School out for less than
55 every game, the pre-season tour to Sydney, John Hayes’
terrific one-handed catch at first slip and the team’s fantastic
morale and never say die attitude.
The side had nine new players this season: Charles Tindall,
Lachlan Dakin, Jack and Bailey Hunt, Will Edmunds, John
Hayes, Jock White, James Beattie and Jackson Young.
These people must be congratulated for making their First
XI debuts and performing at such a high standard. I would
like to take this opportunity to thank coaches Mr Robbie
Jones, Mr Rob Jeffery and Mr David Hughes for all their hard
work and passion, not only this year, but in previous seasons.
Their commitment doesn’t go unrecognised and is greatly
appreciated by all. Thanks also must go to Mr Graeme Ponting
and Mr Peter Harwood for their hard work and dedication as
groundsmen, to the mothers for the fantastic lunches and to
everyone who supported us throughout the season.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who made the last
season of school cricket for Tim Jones, Charles Eastoe, Sam
Clements and me so enjoyable and memorable, and good luck
to next year’s side. Hopefully you can go one better!
Captain of Cricket
Scotch Oakburn had more senior cricket teams than any
other school in the NSATIS Competition. Mr Trevor Marson’s
Second XI Blue team was victorious, taking the final against St
Patrick’s College by three runs. Mr Marson has been involved
with College cricket for many years and this was a fitting
reward for his work and perseverance over this time.
With three teams involved in the Second XI competition,
fierce rivalry was evident when our teams played against one
another. Sportsmanship was displayed of the highest order.
Cricketers certainly improved their game and appreciated the
majority of games being played on turf pitches. Thank you to
Mr Marson, Mr Ian Hunt and Mr Lyndon Iles for their efforts with
Scotch Oakburn College is indeed lucky to have the depth
and strength of players coming through and many of these
players will be vying for First XI honours going forward. The
successful Blue team was ably led by Dermot O’Loughlin and
the leading batsman throughout the season was Charles Tindall
and leading bowler Hamish Blanden.
Year 7 and 8 Cricket
Cricket at Year 7 and Year 8 is bright as a result of
sportsmanship, mateship, competitive spirit and enjoyment.
Enthusiasm at training is highly commendable and as a
result has been showing up in all games played. Many students
are playing cricket for the first time and, with coaching in all
facets of the game, they are improving their skill levels and
therefore enjoying their Saturday mornings.
Results from both Year 7 and Year 8 cricket have been
encouraging and provide a wonderful platform to senior cricket
at Scotch Oakburn College. For the past two seasons Year
eight cricketers have visited Melbourne and Sydney to play
against selected schools and this opportunity has given these
young cricketers an education and a bigger picture of cricket at
other schools and colleges.
Mr John Gaby and Mr Jamie Breden
Year 8 and 7 coaches
Cricket 1st Back row: Mr Rob Jeffery (Director–of–Cricket), Fletcher Seymour, Jack
Hunt, Sam Clements, Jackson Young, Jock White, Charles Tindall, John Hayes, Josh
Freestone. Second row: Lachlan Dakin, James Beattie, Charles Eastoe, Bailey Hunt,
Alec Smith (Capt), Timothy Jones (Vcapt), Ben Darke, Will Edmunds, Mr David
Hughes (match manager). Absent: Mr Robbie Jones (Coach).
Senior Blue Scotch Oakburn Cricket Seconds winners
Mr Rob Jeffery, Alec Smith and Mr Trevor Chappell (ex-test player)
Senior Firsts cricket action
Boys Cross Country. Third row: Hamilton Cox, Patrick Illingworth, Sam Williams,
Chris Taylor, Edward Jones, Hamish Lockett. Second row: Hamish McCallumSmith,
David Hodson, William Cullen, Fletcher Bennett, Fergus Poynter. Front row: Bede
Archer, Samuel Gray, Lachlan McCallumSmith, Lachlan Gee, Tamru Midson, Oliver
Girls Cross Country. Third row: Mia King, Caoilainn O’Loughlin, Mika de Bruyn,
Niamh Crocker, Gabrielle Hoffman. Second row: Amelia Pearson, Christina Auckland,
Georgia Legg, Paige Kroon, Leah Lagodzki, Amy Halaby. Front row, Grace Grove,
Lucy Jones, Sophie Lawrence, Meredith Hodson, Emma Banbury, Laura
McCallumSmith, Caitlyn Badcock.
In 2012 Fox tied with Briggs for the Middle and Senior
School Inter-house Cross Country title, but ever since they have
had it on their own. This year Fox had a winning score of 36
points, two clear of Briggs in second. Dean finished third on 28
points while Nance scored 24 points.
2014 Cross Country champions:
Year 6 – Peta Antypas (Dean), Harry Corbould (Dean)
U13 – Lucy Jones (Fox), Tamru Midson (Dean)
U14 – Mika de Bruyn (Fox), Oliver Marshall (Briggs)
U15 – Laura McShane (Fox), Patrick Illingworth (Fox)
U16 – Niamh Crocker (Fox), Gabe Hadley (Dean)
Open – Tina Auckland (Fox), Chester James-Smith (Fox)
Then at the All Schools Cross Country Carnival 2014 in July,
held in poor conditions and on a new course at Symmons
Plains, the Scotch Oakburn team represented the College with
distinction, including recording a number of wins and top ten
places, some from fields with more than 100 competitors.
Oliver Marshall – first (U15)
Tina Auckland – first (U20)
Lucy Jones – third (U14)
Chester James-Smith – sixth (U20)
Amelia Pearson – seventh (U18)
Lachlan McCallumSmith – eighth (U15)
Hamish McCallumSmith – eighth (U18)
Laura McShane – ninth (U16)
Niamh Crocker – ninth (U17)
Grace Grove – tenth (U14)
Dana Lester – tenth (U18)
We were extremely proud of our team; not only did they
run their best, but by either handing out lollies to those who
had just finished their race or by cheering fellow teammates
everyone demonstrated fantastic sportsmanship.
A big thank you must go to Mr Rob Jeffery and Mr John
Poynter for all their work towards making this event possible
for our athletes.
Co-Captains of Cross-Country
Chester James-Smith and Meredith Hodson
Lachlan Edmunds and Oskar Bucirde
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