Heroics rescue Notre’s Marist carnival

December 08, 2017

Notre Dame College's Marist Cricket Carnival captain Xavier Chalkley.

There were heroics galore in Notre Dame College’s Marist Cricket carnival victory yesterday in the Latrobe Valley.

After falling to title favourites Sacred Heart Adelaide in the opening game on Wednesday, Notre Dame delivered a sensational performance at Morwell’s Peter Siddle Oval.

Notre Dame batted first after captain Xavier Chalkley won the toss, but the Shepparton team quickly ran into trouble.

After falling to 9-92, two of the team’s younger players came to the rescue.

Mitchell Trevaskis and Patrick Cormican (11) put on a 39-run partnership for the last wicket to get Notre Dame up to a more competitive score of 131.

Connor Hangan had top scored with 22 in the middle order, but Trevaskis’ unbeaten 23 was a vital knock in the context of the match.

The rest was left up to star bowlers Harry Tonks and Ethan Baxter.

The pair, who play in the Haisman Shield with Shepparton United and Central Park-St Brendan’s respectively, dominated the opposition with exciting spells of bowling.

Notre Dame team manager Terry Cormican said it was a terrific effort in the field from his team.

‘‘Harry bowled really well at the start to get us going, taking the first three wickets, and then Ethan came on for his second spell and ripped through the tail,’’ Cormican said.

‘‘The fielding was exceptional and Tom Ryan took a screamer to dismiss their second batsmen.’’

Weather permitting, Notre Dame will be back in action today in a crucial match with St Francis Xaviers College Hamilton.

Notre Dame will be back in the hunt for the vital games on Sunday if it can get the job done today.

‘‘We’ve got a good mixture of kids and older guys in the team,’’ Cormican said.

‘‘We had three year boys in the team (yesterday) and they played a big role in getting us a competitive total.

‘‘We need to finish in the top two and if we do that we’re back in with a chance of getting to the main final.’’

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