The Fr. Terry Jennings Shield is the award for the winner of an annual cricket match played between Salesian College, Chadstone and Salesian College, Sunbury, ‘Rupertswood’.
This game is always a highlight on the Chadstone calendar. Rupertswood, with its towering mansion at the top of the hill is the spiritual ‘Home of the Ashes’. The Sunbury region had experienced heavy overnight rain, fortunately the centre wicket is synthetic and presented no major problem, but run-ups were slippery and with the outfield lush, scoring boundaries would prove to be difficult.
Sunbury won the toss and elected to bat. They got off to a cracking start averaging five an over for the first ten. James Ferdinands (1/37) bowled well early, but it was not until the skipper, Nick Morrey (0/6) introduced himself into the attack, along with fellow off spinner Harrison Smyth (1/14) from their allotted five overs, that the brakes were applied to the Sunbury batsmen.
Aaron Brougham (2/17), Will Phillips (1/16) and Dean Tauro (1/22) all performed better in their second spell.
At the end of their 30 overs – Sunbury 9/116
The boys were treated to lunch in the mansion between innings and were able to view the memorabilia on display.
Nathan Mc Donald opened with Jaghveer Hayer. Nathan fell early while Jag (37) proved to be the main stay of the innings timing the ball sweetly until he slipped and was run out. Nick Morrey compiled a string of singles, Darcy Tasker and Nash D’Souza were run out also as the Chadstone innings began to stall. Enter James Benn, our hero, he swotted 35 big runs, including three telling sixes to secure the victory. All Hamish Raymond could do was stand in awe and admire from the other end of the wicket.
Mr Kevin Rafferty, Coach
Source: Salesian College, Chadstone