World Schools Cricket
December 2018 - Melbourne
HOST SCHOOL - HAILEYBURY
Dingley Cricket Club
Teams from Bangladesh, Pakistan, New Zealand and Australia participated in the fifth World Schools Cricket Challenge.
BANGLADESH Sunnydale School (2 Development XIs)
PAKISTAN Islamabad Private Schools Sports Association (Development XI)
NEW ZEALAND St Andrew’s College, Christchurch (Development XI)
Rosmini College, Auckland (Development XI)
AUSTRALIA Belridge Secondary College, Perth (Development XI)
Haileybury, Melbourne (1st XI and 2 Development XIs)
Bryce McGain Elite Academy (1st XI and Development XI)
Rowville Secondary College (1st XI and 2 Development XIs)
New schools to the World Schools Cricket Challenge in 2018 were Belridge Secondary College from Perth, Sunnydale. The Challenge got off to a wet start with the T20 games scheduled for Sunday 16th cancelled due to the unprecedented rain that fell in Victoria.
Visiting teams were lucky enough to get the use of the Cricket Victoria’s indoor centre at Junction Oval for the afternoon prior to the opening function at Haileybury, the highlight of which was an address from former Australia player Brad Hodge.
The rain of the previous few days seriously affected Monday’s play. Visiting teams were able to get games on artificial wickets but the disruption to the draw had a knock on affect during the week that effectively meant the Development Grade competition didn’t have a finals day.
The rest of the week ran like clockwork with teams enjoying the magnificent cricket facilities offered at our various venues.
Away from the World Schools Cricket Challenge a highlight of the week was the chance to take in a Big Bash game at Marvel Stadium between the Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers. In total the WSCC contingent numbered over 100.
The 1st XI Division final was won by the Bryce McGain ECA team playing against Rowville Secondary College.
Development XI Awards
Tournament Best Bowler: Hamish MacLeod, St Andrew’s College (NZ)
Tournament Best Batsman Carlo Robb, Rosmini College (NZ)