Graeme Wood Shield Final’s Day
The First XI Cricket Team took part in the final’s day on Wednesday at Britannia Reserve in Leederville on a glorious day for cricket.
Their first opponent in the Semifinal was the top of the table SEDA WA. Mazenod was sent in to bat first after losing the toss. After an early wicket, Julian Di Renzo (39) and Ben Mance (39) guided the team to a solid position of 1/80, batting with class and maturity beyond their years. When they were dismissed, the middle and lower order batsmen battled their way to a modest total of 8/103, against some excellent bowling and fielding from the SEDA players.
Regan Hill led the bowling attack and although he was without luck in the wicket column, he only gave up 11 runs from his four tidy overs. Mitch Massam and Arun Alex also bowled very well, taking 1/31 and 1/10 respectively. Unfortunately for the Mazenod boys, the SEDA captain guided his team to victory in the 18th over with an unbeaten 61.
Mazenod then faced Comet Bay College in the 3rd place playoff game. Once again Julian Di Renzo lead from the front with a blistering 68 from 49 deliveries. He was well supported by Nathan O’Connor who scored an unbeaten 41. Mazenod finished at 2/142 from their 20 overs.
Comet Bay’s run chase was steady and patient. In a tense final over, Comet Bay required four runs from six deliveries. The boys fought hard but couldn’t contain that batsman and on the second last ball of the innings, they reached the total. Best bowlers for Mazenod were Ben Mance (3/26) and Julian Di Renzo (2/37).
Although they did not achieve the result the team would have liked, all of the Mazenod players should be proud of their efforts throughout the competition. Well done, boys! To the Year 12s who have played their last game for the College, thank you for service to cricket and Mazenod and good luck with your cricket in the future.
I would to thank Liam Hindle (Mazenod Old Boy) for his help with the team throughout the competition. I would also like to thank Mr Dave Devon for coming along to support and assist on the final’s day, and our wonderful parents who have supported the team at our matches.
Mr Tim Grabski
Herb Edwards Tennis Cup
@ Robertson Park Tennis Club
We had two teams enter this event and both performed very admirably indeed. The games were umpired/scored by the players themselves and the sportsmanship our boys displayed with regards to this was exemplary.
Team A won all but one of their round robin games and progressed to the quarter finals. They met a very strong Applecross High team and were narrowly defeated. This was a great result for them.
Team B won some and lost some and just missed out on a quarterfinal berth. A couple of our players were novices but still produced some fine tennis on the day.
It was tremendous to see some of the parents in attendance and I’d like to thank them for their assistance throughout the day. Overall, it was a fantastic day and the boys should be very proud of their efforts and the fine way they represented the College.
Tom Hunt, Cristian Ciaponi, Jared Henderson, Johann De Boer, Conor Hardy
Drew Taylor, Soren Feast, Judd Ingleton, Lachlan Underwood
ACC Swimming Carnival Results
On Tuesday 26 March the 2019 Mazenod ACC Swimming Team attended the B Division Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium. With some new faces and regular pre-competition training, the Mazenod team were strong and looking for some good results. The students competed their hardest and represented the College with pride in an exciting finish to the competition.
Mazenod finished the day on 558 points, 2nd place overall. Mazenod were joint 1st with Ursula Frayne for most of the day and it came down to the relays which gave Ursula Frayne the victory. Furthermore, we are placed 3rd in the junior boy’s division and 2nd is the senior boy’s division.
The students’ efforts against strong competition was outstanding and there were some fantastic personal results.
Alec Mander: ACC B Division U/17 boys champion
Lucas Nayler: ACC B Division U/13 runner up champion
A big congratulations to all members of the squad for their dedication and representation on the day, Joshua Pendal as Swimming Captain and to co-coaches Old Boy Michael Verran and Mr Chris Mason for their knowledge and guidance. Also a big thankyou to the parents who came along and supported the team on the day!
Mazenod A Team Face-off Darling Range
Round Five of the School Sports WA (SSWA) Hills League saw Mazenod A facing Darling Range Sports College. The game was a tough one with neither team establishing dominance over the other. It was only through a strong scoring performance from William Milne that the scores were tied 19 apiece at half time.
Early in the second half William Weston took the game to Darling Range and pushed the Mazenod score forwards. But for all the hard work at the offensive end we gave away too many easy points in defence which kept the opposition in the game. Jason Moore made a massive impact off the bench and secured nine points. Mazenod eventually ran out 41- 38 winners.
Top scorers for Mazenod
William Weston 13
William Milne 11
Jason Moore 9
3 William Milne
2 Darling Range Player
1 Lleyton Jose
We look forward to travelling to Swan View on Monday 1 April for our final fixture of the SSWA Hills League.
Ready, Steady, Run!
The “150” Club running group is open to all students, teachers and parents. Runners of all levels of fitness are invited to join staff every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:20am for a run, departing from the gym entry.
There are beginner, intermediate and advanced courses (distances) to cater for all levels of ability, and each day students will record the distance they have run on their log sheet with the aim to reach 150 km (or any goal they set) by the end of the year.
We aim to provide an opportunity for all students to develop healthy lifestyles and improve fitness levels, and it is a great time of year to be up early going for a run in Lesmurdie!
Due to the fact that part of the running courses are off school grounds, students are required to print off and fill in the permission slip attached to this Newsletter, before commencing their program. Copies are also available for students to collect in the gym foyer.