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Summer Wrap

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Summer Wrap
by Benjamin Reynolds - Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:31 PM

Last weekend saw only the 1st Basketball, 1st Cricket, 1st Tennis and Squash team play. Basketball, Cricket and Tennis all played PEGS and the Squash team played Camberwell.

A reminder to all families that Summer Sport will resume on the Saturday the 3rd of February. 

Captains Reports

1st Basketball - Joel Capetola

The 1sts basketball team played PEGS at our home court. Our pace and defence was too much for the young PEGS team to keep up and we got a big lead that stayed for the rest of the game. The boys continue the season 4-0 looking to continue winning ways next year.  

1st Cricket - Tom Hall

Back home at the Bray on Saturday, Marcellin carried season best form into our 5th round clash with PEGS.
We lost the toss and we were invited to have first use with the bat. Whilst the ball was moving about early the Marcellin top order worked hard to see off the PEGS opening bowlers. The majority of our top 6 batsmen got starts into double figures, chipping in and contributing  towards a competitive Marcellin runs total after the morning session. Both Macciocca (25) and Moran (48) fought hard and occupied the crease well. At lunch Marcellin had a season high 160 runs all out on the board.
Other key individual scores included:
Bateman (14)
Kurban (10)
Sticca (11)
Makedis (10)

Marcellin struck immediately after the lunch break with Hall collecting 2 wickets in the opening over. Soon after Italiano and Toppi chipped in with wickets of their own. Suddenly, Déjà vu, like the previous week we had the opposition four wickets down for less then 30 runs at the 14 over mark. However it wasn’t all plain sailing, respect must be given to the PEGS middle order batsmen who compiled a very steady partnership. What’s more the rain came as did the covers onto the pitch square. Unlike the Yarra Valley Grammar game the previous week, the rain stopped and play resumed. At 4/98 PEGS looked dangerous, until brilliant fielding from L Gholam , turned the game again. A direct hit run out swayed the game back into Marcellin favour. Spells from Moran and Turner were crucial in restricting the flow of runs. Moran took the last 2 wickets, both cleaned bowled to secure a well earned eagles victory. PEGS were bowled out for 143, 17 runs shy of the Marcellin total.
Bowling figures finished up as:
Hall 2/34 (11 overs)
Italiano 2/19 (8 overs)
Toppi 1/11 (5 overs)
Macciocca 0/14 (4 overs)
Turner 0/23 (7 overs)
Bateman 0/21 (4 overs)
Moran 3/9 (6.3 overs)
L Gholam 0/6 (3 overs)

1st Tennis - Hugh Rice

To finish up the first half of the season we hosted PEGS at home. They were going to be a tough challenge but we were up for the fight. Standout performances by Josh Tribuzio, Alex Sciore and Ben Marcon in the doubles. After the doubles we were down 3 sets to 5. The singles didn't quite go our way with only Alex Sciore winning in an excellent match but some very good tennis all-round. Unfortunately they were too strong for us and we went down 12 sets to 4.

1st Squash - Julian Berghella

As semi finals came around the corner, all teams increased their competitiveness. This was a very tough week for all teams as we saw the best teams in the competition part their own ways. The Division 4 – Marcellin team 2 (5-10-10) defeated Camberwell 5 (0-0-15) with a strong win. Whilst Division 4 – Marcellin team 3 (1-3-116) had a close lose to Trinity (4-8-145) which saw them out of finals. The Division 3 - Marcellin team had their toughest round yet against Camberwell, trying their hardest to keep in the competition. The building audience saw some great rally’s and spectacular shots, as captain Julian lead his team, taking out his two singles matches in a very long 5 games followed by James winning his singles, Marcellin came out on top (4-8-155) – (1-3-106) to lead themselves to the grand final next week. Best of luck to all teams playing next week and hopefully we can bring a few flags home for the nest.