A warm day at Silcock Reserve Croydon greeted the boys Year 9 & 10 cricket event on the 27th February. The team conducted themselves in a positive manner and were a pleasure to coach. Shaking hands, cleaning up, encouraging their peers and the opposition batsman and sharing the bowling and batting were all commendable gestures.

They won the semi final but fell short in the final against a rampaging Norwood. Scores and details as follows:

Semi Final Melba 4/75 defeated by Mooroolbark 4/104 from 15 overs. Will Reid, Dylan Pickett and Mikaylah Sleeman were the pick of the bowlers. Will Reid smashed 37 and Judson Ross batted well to steer the team to victory after a slow start. Hayden Dempster batted “for a good time but not a long time” hitting a few ripping boundaries! Jake Hope and and Thomas Shortt fielding was exceptional. 

The final saw Norwood plundering 3/164 and Mooroolbark fell short in an honorable loss to a super side by 100 runs finishing on 5/64. Will Reid was voted unanimous team MVP and Hayden Dempster and Judson Ross were best team players and co captains. 

Will Reid was unanimous team MVP and both Judson Ross and Hayden Dempster were equally voted best team players for their co captain leadership.  Honorable mentions to Mikaylah Sleeman for providing the team with morning tea and Dylan Pickett for volunteering to do extra “kit clean up.”  Mikaylah was allowed to play in the absence of a girls team and “held her own” with the bat and the ball. A “shout out” to all the team for being willing to represent the school in sport and wish them all the best on and off the field for the remainder of the year.


Gavin Fox