On Tuesday the 11th of October, the Galen Year 9 and 10 cricket team played in the annual Hume Cricket Competition. The first game was meant to be played at Wareena Park, but after the pitch had not yet been uncovered the game was unable to start. The team made its way over to the South Wang soccer grounds who had a spare hard wicket that could be used.
The first opponent was Wodonga High School. Galen were first to bat and the Galen boys were able to capitalise on some inaccurate bowling, brutalising 16 runs off the first over. Isaac Willett top scored with 26 as Galen made 108 with a good knock from Beechworth’s Dylan Westra who ended up with 19.
Once in the field, Galen’s bowling spearhead Drew Hiskins was able to claim a hat-trick and send the crowd into wild jubilation. Wodonga were bowled out for 48 and the GCC cricket squad progressed into the final against Wang High School at the ‘home of cricket’… Bindall Avenue.
The ground was in mint condition for what was set to be a tight game. Galen elected to bat first and crawled to a score of 84 before being bowled out.
The High School were also wobbly with their batting with Galen’s bowlers really slowing down the opposition’s run rate. Dylan Landgren was Galen’s most successful bowler with 4/15. Pat Eefting who had never really wicket-kept before did a terrific job behind the wickets. Unfortunately for Galen, Wang High passed the set run target thereby bringing down the curtain on Galen’s season. The Day was great fun and all the boys had a great time.
Thanks to Mr Carr for supervising and umpiring on the day.
Isaac Willett, 10/7