Revised into a 20/20 competition for 2023/24, our first fixture saw us engage St Peter’s Catholic College, Tuggerah oddly enough at Blacktown. Batting first, the team put the hammer down early to set the tone of the day. Isaac Phillips 50, Hugh Wheeler a very quick fire 37 and George Barry 23 set a platform for success, guiding the team to 7/174 from our 20 overs. Our bowlers then took the new ball and proceeded to run through St Peter’s at a steady rate, restricting them to 8/102 from their allotted overs. Hugh Wheeler earned a match best 4/13.
The first up victory progressed us to Round Two where we met St John XXIII Stanhope Gardens. It wasn’t our best bowling performance, with sundries top scoring for our opposition as they were rolled for just 72 runs. In a display of dominance, Hayden Fearnley (29) and Isaac Phillips (40) made sure of a quick victory, securing the winning runs inside the seventh over.
The team now moves forward to Round 3 later in the term.