The First XI disappointed against Rosmini College, once again not scoring enough runs. The Colts lost a nail-biter vs Sacred Heart College, allowing the opposition last pair score 25 runs to win the game.
On the positive side, the Thirds had an excellent win over Western Springs College First XI and the Junior A1, the Year 9 side, started their season with a good win. Stuart Macalister made an impressive 55 in his first knock for King's.
First XI vs Rosmini College
King's 197 for 9 (Gray Hardy 69, Hamish McLean 36, Callum Douglas 33)
Rosmini 198 for 5
Lost by 5 wickets
2nd XI vs Aucklad Grammar School
AGS 214 for 5 (Marcus Gerbich-Pais 2 for 33)
King's 132 (Benjamin Goodwin 33)
Lost by 82 runs
3rd XI vs Western Springs College
Western Springs 143 (Ranveer Sohal 3 for 30, Milan Urlich 2 for 22, George Brown 2 for 29)
King's 144 for 8 (George Hulley 61)
Won by 2 wickets
Colts vs Sacred Heart College
King's 210 for 7 (Thorn Parks 59, Saxon Gough 38, Ramiz Ahmad 38)
SHC 211 for 9 (Patrick Fulton 2 for 9)
Lost by one wicket
Junior A vs Liston College
King's 160 for 4 (Stuart Macalister 55)
Liston 118 for 4
Won by 42 runs
The 2015 Senior Touch competition started this week with the added pressure of PE camps and several key players being away. It is a credit to the very young team that they got through week one with two solid wins and showed a lot of grit in the process.
First up King's was way too strong for the Southern Cross boys' team, winning 8-2. Some excellent control on attack from Moses Puru paved the way, but all players contributed well. Several tries were scored out wide, typical of the King's passing game, and it was great to see the 'new' players to this level cope so well. On debut at senior level were Oliva Mason, Samuel Reid and Reece Waters, but all can be proud of their contributions.
In the second game of the evening, King's survived against a very talented Southern Cross mixed team (who were at Secondary School Nationals last year), winning 4-3 without the services of Moses Puru. Some lovely running and evasive work from Edward Vaeau-Mulitalo, Millennium Sanerivi and Lukas Halls created space on attack, but best of all was the solid defence of the entire team against a very well organised attack. No lack of commitment either with Samuel Reid diving into the corner on rock-hard grounds only to be touched and no try awarded. Lots of work to do, but a successful start.
Congratulations to Luke Meadowcroft who has been selected to compete for New Zealand at the World Age Group Triathlon Championships to be held in Chicago in September this year.
Luke will compete in the Sprint Triathlon in the 16-19 age group.