Cricket Captains Report 2015
The GSV cricket season has been a success once again for Lauriston, with wins across the board and one of our three teams making the finals. Boundaries were hit, wickets fell and catches were taken.
The junior teams, consisting of girls from Years 7 and 8 learnt many new skills and improved immensely, with some playing cricket for the first time. Both Lauriston 1 and 2 in the junior division came away with a win, defeating Fintona and Mentone respectively. They had an impressive season, placing 4th and 5th on the ladder in their zones.
Lauriston versed Star of the Sea in the semi-finals at Elsternwick Park with gusty and cold conditions making batting tough with the wind blowing in the bowler’s favour. Star won the toss and sent us in to bat, their accurate and consistent bowling keeping us to a low-scoring innings. Their attacking performance was equally as impressive, managing to pass our total despite us having very successful bowling performances in the previous weeks. Star got away with the win in the end, but what a fantastic season we had having an undefeated run into the finals.
Congratulations to everyone who was involved in cricket in Term 4, including the coaches that were always there to help and support us from early in the morning to late in the afternoon. I have no doubt that each and every girl improved and learnt something more about the sport, no matter how skilled and experienced they were at the start of the season.
Well done Lauriston – I’m sure our successes on the field will continue through to the indoor cricket courts in 2016!