On Monday the 22nd of February, 14 senior school cricketers competed in the GSSSSA Interschool Cricket Carnival held at the North road cricket grounds.
The team started with a well-earned win in the first game of the carnival against Denmark. Some tight bowling and excellent fielding lead to only one batsman making double-digit runs, limiting Denmark to only 97. Carson Bristow the pick of the bowlers with two wickets. Year 12 student Corey Plug batted superbly and did most of the damage with the bat, scoring 41 runs. The run chase was finished by some big hitting from Owen Smith (17 off 5) and some nifty shots from Daniel Peacock (12 off 10).
The next game was against the cross-town rivals ASHS; we lost the toss and got sent into bat first. It was a shaky and slow start from the boys, only scoring 14 runs from the first five overs. Eventually, Henry (23) and Daniel (24) found some rhythm, knocked around the singles, and built a healthy 45 run partnership. Before, a handy little knock from Mohit (10 off 6) saw ASHS chasing 77 to win. Two big wickets in the first five overs from Corey Plug gave the boys hope, but the total was not quite enough as ASHS chased down the total with five overs to spare.
The final game was against Great Southern Grammar, and again NASHS was sent into bat first. A solid well rounded batting performance from the whole team with everybody chipping in meant that we had a very defendable total of 87 runs. Batsmen Owen and Mohit both top-scored with 17, and a crucial early wicket from Xavier meant we had them 1/7 after 2. Still, some great batting from Grammar dug them out of that hole, and Grammar cruised to the win in only ten overs.