The results from last weeks sports fixtures.
On Thursday evening 9th February, the Senior Water polo team played its first competition game for 2017 in the CSW Regional Open Boys. St Bernard’s College are one of 9 teams in this competition. We played Wellington College at Huia pool winning 10 goals to 7 in a hard fought and at times close, tense game. This was an excellent result for a team which is rebuilding and contains many younger players. The benefits of playing in a pre-season tournament were evident.
SBC vs HIBS 2 SBC vs Taita College
Set 1: 25 12 Set 1: 17 25
Set 2: 25 16 Set 2: 16 25
Set 3: 25 12 Set 3: 16 25
Winner SBC 3 – 0 Winner Taita 3 – 0
Friday was the beginning of the Wellington Colleges Volleyball season with St Bernard’s hosting Taita College and HIBS 2. Our boys are showing some fantastic skills and will only improve through hard training and determination. It was a good start to the season and we are hopeful for better results in the weeks to come. Thank you to those parents who came and watched our boys. “Watch this space”
Senior Futsal competition commenced on Friday evening at Walter Nash Stadium with St Bernard’s entering two teams in this competition.
St Bernard’s 1 had a comprehensive victory over Upper Hutt College 6-0.
St Bernard’s 2 went down to Silverstream 13-4.
1st XI played Scot’s College at home.
Scot’s won the toss and put us into bat. At the first drinks break (17 overs) we were 90/1 and looking good for a score in excess of 200. Unfortunately this didn’t eventuate, losing 9 wickets for 52 runs and a total of 142 to defend.
Having Scot’s 61/6 we were well on top, however complacency got the better of our boys and we let the game get away. Scot’s chasing down our total with 2 wickets to spare.
Stand out performances were Nick Marra and Brandon Faatau putting together a partnership of 83. Regan McGee and Kane Krebs also bowled well ending up with figures of 4 for 30 and 2 for 26 respectively.
A reasonable performance from our boys but a game we should have won.
A fine sunny day greeted the St Bernard’s 2nd XI as they got their season underway at Trentham Memorial Park against Wellington College 8th XI.
Wellington College lost the toss and were asked to bat by St Bernard’s captain Nick Lindstrom.
St Bernard’s started strong, with Reese McGee and Charlie Brosnahan proving difficult to handle in favourable conditions taking 4 and 3 wickets respectively. Wellington College were all out for 80.
Unfortunately St Bernard’s batting wasn’t at the required level and were dismissed for a disappointing 68 with only Reese McGee showing the way with 31 not out.
Outstanding performer for St Bernard’s was Reese McGee with 4/25 off 8 overs and 31 not out with the bat.
Our year 9/10 team played at and against Rongotai College.
This was the first time these boys had played together and they acquitted themselves well considering the team is made up of mainly year 9 boys and for some the first time playing cricket. Conditions were perfect and enjoyed by a number of parents, which was encouraging and appreciated.
The older and more experienced opposition scored a mammoth 332/3 with three batsmen scoring over 70 runs each. Our boys did well to see the team past one hundred, and the 20 over drinks break, with a total of 107 all out.
Notable performances were from Yanula Silva, not out 36, and Simon Nelson and Zac McMurchie both taking a wicket e
ach with an economy rate of under 6 an over.
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