Secondary Sporting Achievements
Congratulations to Edward Montgomery who was named in one of two under 15's State Challenge Country cricket teams. This pathway is through the Northern Inland program. From this, if Ed can impress he can become selected for the ACT NSW Country team to play a Metropolitan 15’s squad for Nationals which is a very high standard of cricket. We wish him all the best for his season which begins in two weeks time!
Secondary Diocesan Cricket
Last week our Secondary Diocesan Cricket team had the home fixture against St Mary's College. Despite the hot weather all our students were keen for the day's play. St Philomena's were sent in to bat first, after an early batting collapse. Ed Montgomery and Logan Mihill held their nerve against some tough bowling to put on a 12 over partnership to bring St Philomena's to a respectable total. An early wicket from Heath Caccianiga caught by Ned Farrell had our students poking their heads up for some more quick wickets which unfortunately could not be found, with some quality batting shown by St Mary's.
Sam Bourke was awarded the fielding award, Logan Mihill received the batting award for his determination to play himself into the game, Heath Caccianiga and Nathaniel Yeatman proving the pick of our bowlers taking three wickets between them.
Special mention to Max Coleman, Spike Clements and Ryan Macey for their enthusiasm in the field and bowling. Our students should be proud of their efforts despite coming second on the scoreboard.
This round concludes the Diocesan Sporting events for 2019 and what an enjoyable year of sport it has been.
Armidale Diocesan Summer Trials
Recently, Jack Gobbert, Will Stevenson and Harry Rogers travelled to Gunnedah to trial for the Armidale Diocesan Cricket Team. They all represented the school extremely well, displaying exemplary sportsmanship. Harry Rogers impressed selectors gaining selection in the Armidale Diocesan Team. He will now travel to Lismore next year to trial for the Polding Team.
Well done to all of our students who trialled on the day and we wish Harry all the best as he prepares for the Polding Trials in August next year.
NSW PSSA Cricket Carnival
Anna Lamey represented Polding at the NSW PSSA Cricket Carnival in Camden. Anna was competing against the best girl cricketers in the state. Her Polding team won two out of their seven matches, narrowly going down in three others. Anna opened the batting making a top score of seven runs and contributed with three crucial wickets. Well done on representing Polding, we are all very proud of you!