On Friday, The Hamilton and Alexandra College entered a team into the Year 7/8 boys’ ICCES Summer Tour Competition. Four matches were played in the hypothermic conditions of Ballarat in a shortened 10 over conditions. The College boys had a knack of the toss falling their way in all four matches. Batting first, the boys put on a very competitive score and had the bowling depth to close out the innings. Some of the better players throughout the day were Jock Barrie (Year 8), Ben Potter (Year 8), Charlie Whitehead (Year 7) and Tom Heazlewood (Year 7). We all wish to thank Mr Alexander for driving the bus for us and being a great support on the day.


A brief summary of the results for the day.


Game 1 V Ballarat Grammar – WIN (11 Over Game)


College 7/71

Jack Austin 21 Retired Not Out, Jock Barrie 20 Retired Not Out, George Austin 12 Not Out.


Ballarat Grammar 4/56

Tom Heazlewood 2/14, Ben Potter 1/6, Ferg Peddie 1/11.


Game 2 V Goulbourn Valley Grammar School – WIN (9 Over Game)


College 2/82

Ben Potter 22 Retired Not Out, Jack Austin, 21 Retired Not Out


Goulbourn Valley Grammar School 4/45

Ben Potter 1/2, Jack Wortley 1/9, Charlie Whitehead 1/9, Tom Heazlwood direct hit run out.


Game  3 V Braemer College – WIN (10 0ver Game)


College 2/71

Jock Barrie 23 Retired Not Out, Ben Potter 21 Retired Not Out


Braemer College 4/38

Tom Heazlewood 1/2, Henry Bensch 1/2, Jock Barrie 1/0, Tobe Adamson 1/6.


Game 4 V Bacchus Marsh Grammar School – WIN (10 over Game)


College 2/62

Jock Barrie 21 Retired Not Out, Ben Potter 16, Henry Bensch 8.


Bacchus Marsh Grammar School 9/45

Ben Potter 2/6, Jock Barrie 2/9, Henry Bensch 1/3, Charlie Whitehead 1/5. George Austin and Jack Austin one run out each.


Stephen Mirtschin

Head of Cricket

Cricket Report

The 2019/20 cricket season is underway with both College U14 teams kicking off their seasons in winning fashion.


The College Gold team defeated Casterton convincingly, winning the toss and batting, scoring a mammoth total of 171 in their 26 overs before restricting Casterton to 78 runs. Jock Barrie, Fergus Peddie and Harry Austin all starred with the bat, retiring on 25, 22 and 27 respectively while strong contributors with ball in hand were Tom O’Sullivan and Jack Jarvis who both bowled economically, not allowing the batsmen to score.


It was a much closer game between College Blue and Grampians, College coming away with a 7 run victory after also winning the toss and batting. The boys put a score of 107 on the board with Henry Bensch and Jack Wortley each making scores of 22 at the top of the order. In the field, College kept Grampians to a total of 100, George Austin proving pivotal to the win with his bowling performance, taking 2 wickets for 8 runs from his 3 overs.


Two of the three U12 teams are set to commence their season this Wednesday with College Blue taking on Tahara Gold and College Eagles playing Tarrington. College Gold will start their season next week.


In some exciting news Jack Austin, Henry Bensch and Jock Barrie have all been selected to represent the Western Waves U14 side that goes to Melbourne in January. Oliver Wortley has also been selected in the U16 Western Waves team. In further great news for our College cricketers, Eliza Jagger and Grace Austin have been selected in the U17 girls’ Western Waves teams while Port Fairy’s Maddie Green has also been selected in the team.


Ben McCure (Boys’ Cricket Captain)


Hamilton College Basketball now has a new email. Any basketball related matters or questions can now be emailed directly to

Simone Brabham

Head of Basketball