25 Nov 2016

Friday 25 November 2016

A team of King’s students made the final of the Year 9 Auckland Cricket Tournament this month, but couldn’t defeat Auckland Grammar School (AGS) in the last match.



To reach the final the team had defeated St Peter’s College and Mt Albert Grammar School.

The match against Mt Albert Grammar School saw King’s reach 148-6 off 32 overs with Nathan Robinson scoring 60 runs. In the same match Mt Albert Grammar School was all out for 81 with Will Barnett taking five wickets and only conceding 20 runs.

In the match against St Peter’s the boys set a target of 137 runs with Charles Cleal scoring 28. St Peter’s was all out for 100 with strong bowling performances from Dimithri Gallage (3-8) and Gabe Ross (3-6).

King’s Head of Cricket Matthew Cowie said all the boys in the team had been playing regular cricket since the start of Term Four and had committed to additional trainings to make selection for the team.  

 “I wasn’t surprised with the boys making the final, they are a talented group and more importantly enjoy playing together.”

 “They did extremely well in their matches against St Peters and Mt Albert,” says Cowie.

 The match against AGS saw King’s bat first and despite a strong start the team was only able to set a target of 98 runs. AGS were able to reach 100 runs with four wickets taken and overs to spare.

“Unfortunately the boys just didn’t score enough runs to put pressure on AGS batting in the 2nd innings. To the boys credit they kept trying right till the end and should be proud of their efforts in making the final.”


 Year 9 King’s College 1st XI - Cory Dickson (Averill), Aiden Fraser (Averill), Dimithri Gallage (Peart), Nathan Robinson (Greenbank), Tom Patten (Marsden), Jett Robertson (Greenbank), Tama Morris (Greenbank), Michael Sheed (Greenbank), Will Barnett (Selwyn), Charles Cleal (Averill), Gabe Ross (Greenbank), James Charteris (Greenbank).