The Weekly Wrap
GPS CRICKET | ROUND 5 | SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY
Round 5 of GPS Cricket was unfortunately dictated by the weather as torrential rain throughout Friday and the early hours of Saturday washed out all matches excluding the 1st XI fixture. Best efforts from ground staff at both Tennyson and Northgate were made to fit games in; however the volume of water that fell at both venues left all grounds unplayable. Once again being an outdoor sport, Cricket is dictated by the conditions and rain being one of those uncontrollable factors that the program must deal with. The 1st XI were able to make the most of the opportunity to play, securing a hard-fought two wicket win in a tense and gripping battle. We encourage all players to relish their matches over the remaining four Rounds as we look to finish the season well against traditionally strong competition.
GPS CRICKET | ROUND 6 | SATURDAY 3 MARCH
This weekend Terrace play The Southport School as well as a number of supplementary matches, providing a great opportunity for players to test their skills and most importantly to enjoy their time representing the College alongside their school mates. Players are reminded of their commitment to the program and their team mates, particularly with some teams having to travel to Southport this weekend as we look to field full and strong squads for this important round. Due to differing start times of teams across the day and other logistical factors NO BUS WILL BE PROVIDED and all students will need to make their own way to matches on Saturday. We wish all cricketers the best of luck this weekend in their matches.
A reminder that Cricket teams playing at Tennyson this Saturday will have their team photos for the Yearbook taken in the Rowing Shed. Boys should check the photo schedule and ensure that they are ready for their photo on time and in full Terrace playing kit.
1st XI MATCH REPORT
GT 8/172 (41 overs) defeated BGS 8/171 (44 overs)
Round 5 saw Terrace face local rivals Brisbane Grammar at Northgate in what looked another evenly matched contest. Given the significant amount of rainfall before the game credit must go to both the facility at Northgate and the ground staff at Brisbane Grammar as both sides arrived to find a dry outfield and a wicket ready for play. A brief shower delayed the start by 45 minutes as Terrace won the toss and elected to field first in the reduced 44 overs a side contest.
The Grammar openers made a confident start as the Terrace bowlers battled with their footing in the slippery conditions and it took a blinding catch from Will Kirk at 2nd slip off the bowling of Nick Morton to provide Terrace with the breakthrough. Morton (2/11 off 9 overs) proved dangerous as he capped an impressive spell with a second wicket as Grammar fought through tough batting conditions to be 2/50 off 17 overs at the first drinks break. The hosts continued to build throughout the middle overs with their captain Will Sanders (47) batting particularly well before Nick McGill (1/34 off 9) broke the partnership with the score on 93. With wickets in hand, Grammar looked to up the run rate in the final 10 overs of the innings; however Kirk (3/21 off 4) and Max Law (2/25 off 6) chipped in with crucial wickets in the death overs to ensure the hosts never quite got away, finishing with 8/171 from their 44 overs.
Terrace knew that partnerships would be the key in what looked a tricky chase; however it was Grammar that took the ascendency early on. McGill (1), Michael Pease (7) and Tom Pappalardo (6) all falling early to leave Terrace struggling at 3/22 after 11 overs. Lachlan Marshall joined Kirk and together the pair battled hard to consolidate the innings. However, just as they were looking to shift the momentum Marshall (24) was run out by a brilliant direct hit from square leg to leave the game in the balance at 4/62 after 23 overs. James Hurst looked positive early on as he and Kirk took Terrace past the 100 mark before the game turned again. Kirk (22) was caught behind before Hurst (32) and Ryan Walker (7) followed in quick succession to leave Terrace staring down the barrel of defeat at 7/126 still needing 46 for victory from 66 balls. Law joined Ed Backstrom and the pair again battled admirably but when Law was caught and bowled with Terrace still needing 30 from 42 balls the game looked to be going the way of the hosts. Cooper Simmonds joined Backstrom and together the pair inched Terrace closer to their target staying remarkably calm given the pressure situation in the match. With light quickly fading Backstrom (34 not out) launched a six down the ground before Simmonds (10 not out) glided one past the keeper to cap a remarkable fightback and secure a famous victory for Terrace.
The importance of the win on the day was highlighted by the fact that no other GPS 1st XI fixtures were played due to the wet conditions, giving Terrace an important points boost in what has proved to be a closely contested season. The ability of the team to keep fighting their way out of tough situations displays a great degree of mental toughness and belief in each other. Despite having a win while not at their best, the team is well aware that improvements must be made as a blockbuster home clash against ladder leaders TSS awaits next Saturday.
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 direct 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
• 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 18. Nominations close Friday 9 March.
• Touch trial date 14 March – Nominations close 7 March
Direct nominations to Met. Nth Sports
• U15 AFL trial date 6 March– Open to all boys turning 15. Nominations close Friday 2 March.
• U15 and U18 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...
Congratulations! What a day on Saturday. There were a number of positives not just on the water, but off the water, as waves of Red and Black cheered on the boys from the banks of Wyaralong.
JUNIOR HEAD OF THE RIVER
They Year 9 cohort celebrated their season with the Junior Head of the River Championship. The boys did a magnificent job to take out the Year 9 2nd Quad in a dominant performance from start to finish. Although this was certainly a highlight, there were a number of personal best performances by supporting crews. Specifically the Year 9 1st Quad (Mitchell McGeever, Campbell Wright, Henry McCluskey, Samuel King Koi, Jack Turton) who cut down their margin and Year 9 5th Quad (Marcus Caulton, Oliver Ryan, Lachlan Bligh, Harrison Weinrauch, Tom Coogan) who moved through the field to improve by two places.
This strong performance began early in the day with the Senior shed who pulled out their best performance of the year in a strong display of racing. Congratulations to all boys who stood up and represented the Red and Black, the Terrace Rowing Community, but most importantly, yourselves, with pride, honour and determination as we prepare for the final weeks of the 2018 Season.
CREW OF THE WEEK
This week there is a tie for the Crew of the Week due to it being too close to call. With the following crews winning the title in a strong display in their respective categories:
• Year 10 4th Quad (Patrick Petrie-Repar, Noah Stevens, Liam Cox, Nicholas Langford, Charles Gordon)
• Year 10 2nd Quad (Jack Siddle, Fergus Cummins, Will Robinson, Finbar Carroll, Marat Frolov)
• Year 10 1st Quad (Dario Andrijich, Jeremiah Woodward, Benjamin Spicer, Jack Pate, Charles Betts)
Please come to the Sport Office on main campus to collect your prize!
KEY MOMENTS TO WATCH FOR NEXT WEEK
• Year 10 5th Quad – The boys have shown they have the ability to win this race, can they find that quick finish before Head of the River?
• Year 10 3rd Quad – The boys are just coming out of a bit of sickness and injury, with a quicker upbeat start, can they lead the race as they have in the past weeks?
• Year 11 3rd VIII – Growing strength to strength each row they have, can the boys come out and get an early lead in the race to put along with their quick finish?
• Open 1st VIII – With great results and impressive training sessions over the last weeks can the boys again piece together the perfect race ?
A very exciting few weeks ahead!
Kaitlin Sullivan – Head Coach
It was “Battle of the Hill” in Round 5 as Terrace took on our neighbours, Brisbane Grammar School. Traditionally a very tough opponent, BGS put our teams to the test and once again there were very mixed results across the program. The 7As had a heartbreaking loss, narrowly defeated by a strong BGS team with the score 19-17 in the third set. The Most Valued Player was awarded to Archie Marshall for his consistent serving to keep his team in the match and his infectious positivity. The 8As and 9As both went down fighting 2-0. Hudson Seefield and Joa McMahon were awarded MVP for their respective teams for their aggressive and smart hitting decisions. The 10As broke the curse on court 1 and won in two sets, with an outstanding performance from Ben Weeden with aggressive hitting and excellent serve-receive. The 11As were unfortunately unable to capitalise on their opportunities and went down 2-0, despite some momentum shifting hits from Louis Jorgenson. By the time the 2nd VI took the court, the Red and Black Army had well and truly taken over the Grammar stands and their support helped the 2nds to a 2-0 win. Cam Ball was awarded MVP for his excellent skill execution and consistent serving at crucial points of the game. This weekend we have trial matches at Terrace to make the most of our BYE round.
Angus Burton led the way against BGS
Ben Bell – 1st VI Head Coach
After last weekend’s heartbreaking loss against ACGS, Terrace Volleyball 1st VI were seeking redemption in a spirited game against Brisbane Grammar School. Taking note of earlier games in the day it was recognised that a ‘will to win’ approach to the game was paramount – merely waiting for the opposition to hand the game over was not going to suffice. Another stirring introduction from the Terrace Spirit Squad gave the boys the catalyst they needed to put together some high level volleyball in the first set, enabling a convincing first set win. As so often is the case, however, BGS lifted their level in the second set, to which Terrace had no answer. Scores tied at 1-1 Terrace again tapped into the ‘will to win’ attitude and put together mature volleyball to take the final two sets and the game 3-1. Dom Hunter led the way with calculated volleyball, in both attack and serve in a game where at times Terrace struggled to put the ball away. Terrace Volleyball 1st VI strongly believe we have not reached our peak in this season’s GPS competition. We are continuing the fight for the GPS premiership this week at training and in our friendly match this coming Saturday.