The Weekly Wrap
GPS CRICKET | ROUND 3 | SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY
A capacity Tennyson was full of anticipation on Saturday as warm conditions greeted cricketers and their families for Round 3. Terrace faced Brisbane State High School in the A/B program, a College who are traditionally strong in their A teams, but the Terrace Cricket program’s strength is in its depth, which resulted in Terrace winning 12 of 17, punctuated by a 93-run win for the 1st XI. Terrace were also able to get over the line in 16 of the 28 supplementary matches that were played by the majority of the program, outlining the incredible depth that the program has and closing out a successful round of cricket. Each week we recognise the individual efforts of players that take wickets and score runs, but on Saturday the difference in many of the matches were the small but considerable efforts that went unsung such as a diving save, hard running between wickets or excellent support from the sidelines. These team first plays are what the Terrace Cricket culture is built on and we congratulate those boys who meet this standard week in and week out.
GPS CRICKET | ROUND 4 | SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY
In Round 4 of GPS Cricket, Terrace will play Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in matches both home and away as well as a number of teams representing the College in supplementary matches. Traditionally, the Churchie round is always a very competitive weekend of cricket and we look forward to all matches being played in a great competitive spirit. Any opportunity to represent the College and play alongside school mates should be relished by all players and we look forward to seeing many of the Terrace Cricket community at Tennyson and Churchie again this Saturday. A reminder that cricket teams playing at Tennyson this week will have their team photos taken for the Yearbook. Please keep an eye on the App for photo times. Boys should ensure they are on time for their team photo and wearing full cricket playing kit.
1st XI MATCH REPORT
GT 8/269 (50 Overs) def. BSHS 10/176 (50 overs)
Round 3 of the GPS season saw Terrace host Brisbane State High School with both teams still chasing their first win after the first two rounds of competition. With Co-Captain Will Kirk missing through injury, Lachlan Marshall was presented with cap #776 ahead of his 1st XI debut as Terrace won the toss and batted under bright blue skies.
Nick McGill and Michael Pease looked to start positively but the State High opening bowlers delivered a high-quality opening spell, which eventually claimed the wicket of Pease (10) as Terrace battled hard to gather some momentum. Tom Pappalardo joined McGill and together the pair wrestled the momentum Terrace’s way and took the score to 1/83 at the first drinks break. Just as the pair looked to break away Pappalardo (22) edged behind and McGill (49) followed in similar fashion a few overs later. This brought James Hurst and debutant Marshall together for a critical partnership in the context of the Terrace innings and the pair responded fantastically. Marshall brought up a debut 50 off just 38 ballsand was well supported by Hurst (35) as the partnership provided a good platform for the last 10 overs of the innings. Both batters were dismissed in quick succession; however Ryan Walker (37 not out), Riley Sela (12) and Cooper Simmonds (11 not out) all played aggressive cameos which pushed Terrace to 8/269 off 50 overs.
Despite posting a very competitive score, Terrace were well aware a polished bowling and fielding performance was required against an aggressive State High batting line-up in very good batting conditions. After some wayward bowling early on, the bowlers settled into a good rhythm and began to apply pressure from both ends, which resulted in a run out to Max Law. Nick Morton (2/21 off 9) bowled consistently throughout the opening 20 overs as State High battled to reach 2/45 with the required run rate climbing above 7 an over. McGill (1/21 off 10) and Walker (0/39 off 10) continued to apply dot ball pressure through the middle overs combined with two excellent run outs by Marshall and Ed Backstrom as State High slipped to 6/140 with 10 overs to go. The reintroduction of Law (1/18 off 5) and Backstrom (2/20 off 5) proved to be the icing on the cake as Terrace sealed a bonus point victory with Sela completing a fourth run out off the final ball of the innings.
The win was no less than Terrace deserved after battling hard in the first two rounds and the team will take great confidence from executing well against a State High outfit that applied pressure at various key periods in the match. The next assignment is a tough away trip to face a well drilled Churchie outfit on Saturday, in what shapes as another crucial match in the context of the season.
Terrace students are eligible to trial for selection into District and Met Nth Regional representative teams in many sports. Our primary students nominate via City Dist. and our secondary students via Nth Independent or in some cases Met Nth directly depending on the sport. Boys will only be nominated if they are of a high standard and meet qualifying times in respective sports.
City District Term 1 Sports
- Rugby League trial date 2 March – Open to all boys turning 11 or 12. Nominations close Monday 19 February.
- Football trial date 9 March – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Monday 26 February.
Nth Independent Term 1 Sports
- Basketball trial date 13 March – Open to all boys turning 15 and 18. Nominations close Friday 19 March.
- Under 15 Football trial date TBC– Nominations close TBC.
- Touch trial date TBC – Nominations close TBC.
- Hockey trial date TBC – Nominations close TBC.
Direct nominations to Met. Nth Sports
- Swimming trial date 21 February – Open to all boys turning 18. Nominations close Wednesday 14 February.
- Under 15 AFL trial date 6 March– Open to all boys turning 15. Nominations close Friday 2 March.
- Under 15 and Under 18 Rugby League trial date 13 March – Nominations close Monday 5 March.
For Trial Notices relating to upcoming Term 1 Trials please contact:
Swimming / AFL / Rugby League / Touch / Hockey / Baseball - firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketball / Volleyball – email@example.com
Tennis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Football – email@example.com
or click on the below link https://metnorthschoolsport.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
Many thanks to all parents and staff for the running of the College Swimming Championships.
This coming Friday (16Febrauary) the carnival is at the Centenary Pool. This will start at 4.30pm. Boys will meet in Tracey Court at 3.15pm and will be supervised until 4pm when they will move over to Centenary Pool. This is a relay carnival with a trophy on the line so all boys are required to swim. There will be a BBQ during the carnival. Please find the program for Friday attached.
Upcoming Swimming dates
16 February: Swimming carnival at Centenary Pool (4.30pm start)
23 February: Team Announcement at Centenary Pool (lunch time)
28 February: pre-GPS Breakfast
2 March: GPS Swimming
9 March: Swimming Dinner
Ms Kaitlin Sullivan – Head Coach report
Round 3 of GPS Volleyball saw Terrace match up against Brisbane State High School. Results reflected the hard work from our preseason camps and training as most teams began to find rhythm and picked up some of their first wins of the season. Tobias Graham’s excellent communication and teamwork helped the 7As pick up their second win in a row and the 8As kept their winning streak alive with strong blocking and hitting from Joel Smith. Jake Laherty’s smart setting decisions contributed to the 9As 2-0 win. Ben Weeden was dominant in the 10As. The 11As found themselves in a deciding third set and came out victorious with consistent passing and attack from Andrew Kimmins. The 2nd VI won 2-0 and Richard Lindsay was very effective through the middle. A very successful day for Terrace Volleyball as 19 of our 24 teams were victorious. This Saturday we match up against Churchie, this is a very important round in our quest for premierships. Everyone is encouraged to support the 1st VI and all other teams throughout the day.
Most Valuable Player - Round 3
Mr Ben Bell – 1st VI report
Terrace Volleyball 1st VI completely outclassed BSHS in front of a packed Campbell Centre for the ‘Pride of Program’ day, in what can only be described as a clinical performance. It was always going to be a difficult game for the visiting team; however the level of focus and skill execution displayed by all members of the Terrace team proved an insurmountable task. Terrace used this game as an opportunity to build ahead of important games against ACGS and BGS in the coming weeks. While there were many strong individual performances, Oscar Dixon was named MVP for his leadership on and off the court in addition to his valuable contributions to the match itself.
7A with a great win and celebration after the game