Marist Sion into quarter finals
Marist SionCollege’s junior cricket teams have advanced to the state quarter finals.
Marist-Sion College’s Year 8 boys travelled to Traralgon to play Gippsland finals in School Sports Victoria cricket recently
Marist Sion bowled first in the preliminary final and Wonthaggi Secondary College made 4-92 off their 20 overs.
Marist Sion got the runs easily, finishing the job in the 14th over with only four wickets down.
Skipper Liam Serong led the run chase with 33 not out while Patrick Ireland 17, Rhys Galvin 19, Matt Roberts 15 and Vinnie Caia 10 not out were solid contributors.
Playing against Catholic College Sale in the final, Marist Sion again bowled first after losing the toss. CCS set a formidable run chase with 8/134. Liam Serong took 3/20 and Thomas Wans 2/22. The run chase began steadily and Marist-Sion College looked to be cruising as they passed 100 with only one wicket down.
Things tightened up at 3/121 in the 18th over after Liam Serong was run out.
Then four wickets fell with Matt Roberts, Vin Caia, Sam Fusinato and Bryce Joyce falling in quick succession.
With five runs to get in the last over things tightened up however some cool heads prevailed with Riley Ferguson and Thomas Wans getting the runs with one ball to spare.
Patrick Ireland 48 off 50 balls, Rhys Galvin 11 off 11 and Liam Serong 31 off 33 laid the platform for a successful run chase.
The state quarter final is on Thursday November 22 at Yarragon against the winner of the Southern Metropolitan region, Koo Wee Rup Secondary College.
Marist-Sion College’s Year 7 boys beat Nagle College by 20 runs in the SSV semi final.
Adam Campbell with 57 and Liam Finnegan with two wickets were the leading perfromers as Marist Sion won 7-152 to 6-132.
The 'All Marist' final against Catholic College Sale was a tight hard fought affair. Marist-Sion made 7-137 off their 20 overs. Liam Finnegan 46 and Adam Campbell 27 being the major contributors.
Tight bowing through the middle overs after getting three early wickets saw Catholic College Sale having to force runs off every ball late in their innings.
Liam Finnegan, Adam Campbell, Lane Ward, Jack Logan, Billy Auldist, James Keogh and Jonty Kennedy all contributed cameos with the ball.
Luke Garner led the boys well throughout the day as Marist-Sion won by six runs, CCS finishing4-131 off 20 overs.
Their state quarter final opponent on Thursday November 22 is MacKinnon Secondary College.
The year eight Marist Sion cricket team defeated Catholic College Sale to advance to the state quarter finals.Pictured back row from left Bryce Joyce, Sam Fusinato, Liam Serong, Nathan Whitten, Patrick Ireland, Thomas Wans, Rhys Galvin, front row Fintan Fox, Riley Ferguson, Matthew Roberts, Vinnie Caia.
The eyar seven cricket team also advanced to the state quarter finals with victory over Catholic College Sale. Pictured back row from left Billy Auldist, Liam Lisle, Sebastian Amoroso, Adam Campbell, Lane Ward, Liam Finnegan, Jonty Kennedy, Luke Garner, Patrick Sheehan, Will Grummisch and Jack Logan with James Keogh at front.