Friendly competition between two local schools
STUDENTS at the tiny rural school of Cordalba were in high spirits when they hosted a friendly game of cricket between St Joseph’s Catholic and Cordalba primary schools for sports day last Friday morning.
The supportive students cheered from the sidelines, waiting not so patiently for their turn at the stumps.
It was a great game by all players, with the cricketers focussing on a win.
It was a tough decision for the umpiring staff to award the players’ hard work.
Jesse Harney, from St Joseph’s, and Isaiah McLaren-Gates, from Cordalba, were both awarded best and fairest. Both players worked well with their teams and led the charge for a great game.
The home ground advantage did not help the team of Cordalba, who went down to St Joseph’s.
With a run total of 185, St Joseph’s beat Cordalba by 43 runs.
Cordalba’s run total impressed the umpires, with a smashing 142 runs.
A rematch between the two fighting teams is set for August 26.
In other games, the schools mixed netball teams took to the new outdoor and undercover netball court in a friendly match between the two schools.
All the players took to the court with plenty of courage and self confidence and were encouraged by the cheers from the sideline cheer squad.
The tiny players all performed well in the friendly game of netball and all players are looking forward to a rematch later this month.
TEAM SPORT: A friendly match between Cordalba and St Joseph’s primary schools.