Schoolboys in form
Rochester One has won through to the regional finals in Shepparton.
ROCHESTER Primary School’s boys cricket team have qualified for the regional finals after winning last week’s district tournament.
Grade five and six students from around the district travelled to the Rochester Recreation Reserve last week to compete.
Rochester took four cricket teams over for the day — two boys’ teams and two girls’ teams.
The girls’ team (Rochester One) had an excellent start winning its first two games but wasn’t so lucky in the last game against last year’s winner Tongala.
The girls made it to the final but came up against Tongala again and had an unfortunate loss.
Giselle Crawford and Kaitlyn Joyce showed they might be cricketing stars of the future with standout performances.
The other girls’ team (Rochester Two) had a great day even though it only won one game and lost two.
Overall the girls had a great time especially when it came to the dance off.
The other boys’ team (Rochester Two) also had a good day and they won two games and lost two games.
The boys’ team (Rochester One) had an awesome day and came home with the win.
It won two games but lost one, but in the final came up against Tongala — the team it lost to in the first game.
With some hard hitting from Josh Murray and Harrison Foster, great bowling from Declan Pearse and Nate Rasmussen and an even contribution from Blake Roulston, Mack Matthews, Reed Hocking and Kody Lees, the boys ended up winning the final by 29 runs.
The team has now qualified for the regional finals in Shepparton, which is a brilliant effort.
Overall everyone had an awesome day.
Rochester Primary school was lucky enough to have five terrific coaches from the Rcohester Secondary College — Broden, Kyle, Fraser, Brad and Sarah coached the teams throughout the day and did a sensational job.