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2022 Intercol Cricket Report

Sam Wheaton (SCH 2002) from the SPOC Cricket provides highlights of the 2022 Intercol.

On an unusually overcast February afternoon, Saints and PAC fought it out for the Chester Bennet Cup on Saints Main Oval. Saints batted first on a sticky green top and runs were initially hard to come by, but when you’re facing the wily Andrew Rumbelow they always are. Yash Patil played a glorious cut shot to get the innings away, however unfortunately fell cheaply soon after, with PAC then picking up another 2 quick wickets of Unerkov and Mcleay. Two of our finest products though from the great vintage of 06 and 07 came together yet again to save the day. Harvey and Cranmer took the score from 28 to 111 with some glorious stroke play. When Harvs fell for 37, new young gun on the scene Sam Warrick came in to support our venerable leader, Cranners then out for a determined captains knock of 50. Swaz batted beautifully for 32 until he was left for dead by veteran keeper Will James-Martin. In the end Saints made 181 all out off our 40 overs, an impressive team effort.


Things started off well for the Blues with the ball, Minicozzi with the early break picking up Chapman for a duck caught by the brains of the team, Mr 99.95 Sachin Ravindran. Minicozzi struck again picking up Hockney for 12, PAC however put on some resistance with Cleggett and Latchford taking their score to 74. Captain courageous though yet again stepped to the fore, Cranmer taking 2 quick wickets to have PAC 4/74, Latchford with a well-made 53. Ferguson and Unerkov chipped in with a wicket apiece, and with PAC teetering at 6/104 things looked positive for the Blues. But never disregard the importance of experience, white hair or no, Andrew Rumbelow still has the fighting spirit and he calmly chipped away at the total, edging PAC ever closer to Saints score. However Saints kept their cool with Cranmer stepping up to take Rumbles wicket for 21 and the severe pace of Sam Mcleay (yes you read that right) then finishing the job off. PAC bowled out for 153 and Saints retaining the Chester Bennet Cup.

St Peters – 10/181

M.Cranmer – 50

A.Harvey – 37

Warrick – 32Cleggett – 3/30

PAC – 10/153

Lactchford 53

Cranmer 3/24

Thanks to those who continue to make this great event possible, particularly Bianca Harms of SPOC for organising this year’s event, Jack Latchford and Mary-Ann Standish from PAC, the umpires and scorers, and especially to the School for allowing us use of the Main Oval and Oval House for tea. We greatly appreciate the efforts of all those involved and look forward to next year’s game.

Sam Wheaton (SCH 2002)
SPOC Cricket Club

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