Roncalli College v St Kevin's College - Monday 23 February 2015
In the game against the St Kevin's College 1st XI, Roncalli lost by five wickets.
Roncalli batted first and were all out for 104 in the 25th over of their 40 overs. Ben de Joux top scored with 29 runs and there were only two other batsmen who made low double figure scores. Three "golden ducks" did not assist Roncalli in putting up a competitive score.
In reply, St Kevin's easily overhauled Roncalli's total in the 17th over with five wickets down. The pick of the Roncalli bowlers was Adam Hamel who took three wickets for 25 runs in the six overs he bowled. Adam removed one of St Kevin's opening batsmen with his very first delivery in the match - shades of Tim Southey.
Roncalli Gillette Cup T/20 Match - Wednesday 5 February 2014
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Roncalli/Celtic Cricket team in action on Saturday 1 February vs Temuka in the Senior Mens Club Competition
Above: Nick O'Brien (bowler) LBW 4 - 24, wicket keeper Tristan Cooper
Roncalli 1st XI Boys - Twenty 20 Cricket Final
The final of the Second Grade Twenty 20 competition was played at Aorangi Oval on another beautiful summer’s day between the Roncalli 1st XI and defending champions Celtic.
Celtic won the toss and decided to bat first.
Celtic opener Mike de Joux fresh from a 44 ball century the previous weekend opened the batting with Shane Richardson, but the Roncalli bowlers quickly settled into good lines and made important breakthroughs with Sean McCleary and Nick O’Brien sharing the spoils removing Richardson and last season’s final top-scorer Andy Craig with the total only at 13.
Nigel Caple and de Joux then added 43 runs in partnership before a really good catch by Conor Scott at long on removed de Joux for 38 off Liam Becks first over.
Celtic were eventually restricted to 136-8 from their 20 overs.
The fielding effort by the entire Roncalli team was tremendous and gained plenty of praise from the opposition players.
For Roncalli all the bowlers contributed with opening bowler Nick O’Brien returning the great figures of 2-16 from his four overs while Liam Beck with 2-17 off four overs almost matched him. Sean McLeary took two wickets as well while Adam Beck and Jessie Thurlow picked up one each and they were supported by good fielding with five catches taken (Conor Carlaw snaffled two) and a stumping as well. Ben Crawford took a good catch on the boundary and slowed the run rate in the final overs; Bens post catch celebration was fantastic and showed the teams desire and enthusiasm to win.
A required run rate of 6.85 runs per over did not appear too daunting for Roncalli, but finals are different to normal Saturday matches and they would be hoping their better batsmen would continue their recent run of form (Adam Beck was averaging 202 for this season’s T 20 competition leading into the final, and fellow opener Tristan Cooper averaging 95).
The boys didn’t become over-awed by the occasion as they settled in for a steady start, as they built an opening partnership of 70 before Cooper was out for 34 which included some entertaining shots. Adam Beck continued on in partnership with brother Liam (11) before the second wicket fell at 83, Adam was then caught on 45 as the required run rate approached 10 runs per over.
While the spectators began to worry about all the singles that were not taken by the early batsmen, Conor Scott arrived at the crease and had a man of the match performance delivering two sixes in an over that cost Celtic 17 runs as he helped put Roncalli back on track with a rapid fire 34 leaving Roncalli with wickets in hand and a much more manageable run a ball for the final two overs to win.
Even when Scott was out Michael Lees with 7 not out saw his team home as Roncalli won with four balls to spare, and the vociferous crowd of Roncalli supporters breathed a sigh of relief.
The Celtic bowlers all kept it tight, but the early loss of top order wickets probably cost Celtic the chance of a higher total in the end, and coupled with a fielding performance in the final six overs they would wish to forget, conceded that on the day the best side won the final.
The win was a great way to thank South Canterbury coach Robin Beeby who has been giving up his Tuesday evenings to coach the team. A special thanks to James Brosnahan and Trent Roberts who helped out in the earlier pool games, their efforts were pivotal in the team making the final. Well done to all the boys as they played to their potential and deserved the win.
Wednesday 15 February 2012 - Timaru
Roncalli College were hosts to the Annual cricket exchange with St Kevins College on Wednesday 15th
February. Thank you to Mr Blackstock and Mr Hamel for given their time and coaching these boys.
Results as follows:
Junior Boys Team:
Roncalli won by 4 wickets. SKC won the toss and batted first. They were bowled out for 56 in the 24th
Honours were shared by the Roncalli bowlers. Best bowling figures:
Adam Hamel: 5 overs 2 wickets for 7 runs
Riley Cormack: 2 overs 2 wickets for 4 runs
Aiden Barnes-Webber: 2 overs 2 wickets for 4 runs.
In reply Roncalli passed the SKC score in the 22nd
over with 4 wickets in hand. Joseph Crawford: 22 not out.
Daniel McCarthy: 9 not out.
1st XI Boys Team:
Roncalli won by 6 wickets. Roncalli won the toss and bowled first. SKC were bowled out for 86.
Best bowling figures: Batting:
Ben Watson 2 – 17 Ben Watson - 26
Tom Pavletich 2 – 16 Liam Beck - 16
Ben Simpson 2 – 4
Daniel Dorgan 2 – 8
St Kevins 86. Roncalli winning 90 runs for 4 wickets.
Congratulations to our cricket boys on a successful sports exchange with St Kevins.