The Weekly Wrap
GPS CRICKET | ROUND 6 | SATURDAY 3 MARCH
In one of the biggest weekends of the season thus far, Round 6 saw Terrace take on The Southport School (TSS) as well as a host of supplementary school matches. Tennyson was at capacity as all cricketers embraced the opportunity to play after missing their matches last week due to wet weather. Terrace had its most successful day on the field this season in terms of results, winning 77% of all matches including 20 of 26 matches against the traditionally strong cricketing college TSS. Success on the field is a great reward for all cricketers in the program that have maintained their standards at training and in games in recent weeks. Furthermore, there were some outstanding individual performances across all grades and not surprisingly those boys who excelled have been consistent all year in setting these standards for their team mates to follow. Well done to the entire program including players, coaching staff and the parent group for a great weekend on and off the field for Terrace Cricket.
GPS CRICKET | ROUND 7 | SATURDAY 10 MARCH
Although Round 7 in the GPS fixtures is listed as a ‘Bye’ 46 teams will be playing matches in Round 7, Saturday 10 March. Round 7 of Cricket is also ‘Mates Round’, an opportunity for players to celebrate the mateship shaped by cricket and formed through teamwork and a willingness to compete on the field. Mates Round is highlighted by:
• 46 teams playing matches this weekend
• 14 teams competing in the ‘Spring Hill Cup’ Middle School Challenge v BGS at Northgate
• Friday Night Internal Fixtures in the Year 12 Age group
• A number of Bs v Cs Internal matches in various age groups
• Matches v Ambrose Tracey College
• 1st XI road trip to compete in the yearly fixture against Downlands College
Given the short nature of the GPS season, games will always be scheduled on the designated ‘bye’ round to give more cricketing opportunities to cricketers during the season. This has become apparent this season with a number of teams having multiple matches called off due to weather. A reminder that cricketers are to fulfil their obligation to play on Saturday and support their mates by attending their games on Saturday as the program prepares for a strong finish to the season in Rounds 8 and 9.
1st XI MATCH REPORT
GT 10/128 (45.5 overs) defeated by TSS 6/195 (50 overs)
Round 6 of the GPS season saw third placed Terrace host ladder leaders TSS in a crucial clash in the context of the season. Terrace went with an unchanged line-up from the previous week’s thrilling victory over Brisbane Grammar, and in favourable conditions TSS won the toss and elected to bat on Internationals Oval.
Terrace took to the field looking to make a statement from the outset and made their best start of the year with ball in hand. Max Law (1/25 off 6) and Nick Morton (0/28 off 10) settled into their rhythm nicely, delivering four maidens in a row before Law was rewarded with an early nick behind. Terrace kept the pressure on throughout the first 30 overs as the spinners kept the run rate below three an over. However, TSS crucially kept wickets in hand and it took until the 35th over for Terrace to get a second breakthrough with Ed Backstrom delivering a pinpoint throw from the cover boundary for a run out. Entering the final 10 overs with wickets in hand, TSS piled on the pressure and were rewarded as Terrace faltered slightly both in the field and with ball in hand. TSS posted 6/195 off their 50 overs despite the best efforts of Ryan Walker (3/30 off 10) who made important breakthroughs at the death and prevented TSS from crossing the 200 mark.
TSS entered the second innings with momentum following the final 10 overs of the batting innings and their new ball spell displayed why they are competition leaders. In a devastating 12 over period, five Terrace wickets fell as the hosts were reduced to 5/15 and any chance of chasing the 196 required for victory looked to be dashed. James Hurst (13) fought hard; however when he fell to a good catch at first slip and Backstrom (8) followed five overs later, TSS sensed an opportunity for a double bonus point victory with Terrace slipping further into trouble at 7/54. This brought Walker and Law together in the middle and the pair showed fight and application as they attempted to add some respectability to the scorecard. Together the pair put on 64 and after fighting hard early, provided some lusty blows before Walker was caught for a well made 47. The final two wickets fell quickly as Law was left unbeaten on 32 with Terrace bowled out for 128.
A clinical performance by the ladder leaders saw them take a bonus point with them back down the M1. Terrace will feel an opportunity has been missed, particularly after the start they made with the ball. A prime example on the day of how much effect momentum can have on the game of cricket and Terrace will be working hard over in the next fortnight in preparation of another important clash against Ipswich Grammar in two weeks’ time.
YEAR 8 FAMILIES
Congratulations on a great regatta. This was a positive end to the season with all the boys performing well with the limited preparation we have had. Unlike many of the other schools we do not spend as much time training in the younger age groups but work on the FUNdamentals and comradery to create a long term approach for our rowers. This can be seen with an exponential change in performance from year to year as the amount of training increasing and complementing our strong skill base. Thank you again for all of your support this season, looking forward to continuing the Terrace Rowing journey next year as the boys will participate in the week to week regattas with the senior age groups.
REMINDER – All Year 8 boys are required to attend the Head of the River and support their senior counterparts. A bus will be put on from Spring Hill, so please sign up at the Sport Office if this is required.
A pizza day will also be put on for all Year 8 Rowers who attend Head of the River to thank them for a great season – this will be communicated to all boys in the coming week.
SENIOR SHED FAMILIES
The final week is upon us! All the hard work and effort is locked away and is going to culminate into one race on 10 March.
We are not going to get any fitter this week, this week is all about execution, all we can do this week is to focus on quality and preparation.
With this in mind – There will be NO AFTERNOON TRAINING this week to assist with recovery and allow time to catch up on study.
We are looking forward to a great weekend.
Refereeing at Terrace
Congratulations to Year 12 student Cooper Ree who has been selected for the Secondary School Scholarship Program. Selected students will be involved in a range of activities designed to improve their knowledge of the game, enhance their performance as referees, and expose them to a higher standard of rugby.
Last Friday night, Cooper was appointed number 6 referee for the Reds v Brumbies game.
More information about the Terrace Schoolboy Referee program will be released shortly via the Parent Lounge.
Congratulations to all the Terrace swimmers who competed last Friday. It was a day of fantastic results with Terrace winning the Junior event and coming fourth in GPS. Many thanks to the wonderful parents who supported the boys throughout the season. The team was cheered on by the passionate Terrace students in the stands and this added to the great atmosphere which is GPS Swimming. A special thanks to the Rackley coaches, Justin, Mackenzie and Matt for preparing the team to be able to achieve these results.
GPS Junior Carnival
Terrace finished first with 21 first places and three Junior GPS records. These included: Archie Mann (Year 6) with victories in the 50m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and the medley relay, Jack Moore(Year 6) with wins in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and the medley relay, Joseph Gallagher (Year 5) with wins in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and the medley relay, Cooper Kennedy (Year 5) with victory in the 50m breaststroke, William Devine (Year 5) with first place in 50m freestyle and breaststroke and the medley relay, Tom Weir (Year 5) with a win in 50m freestyle, Malachi Neill (Year 5) with first place in 50m freestyle, Lachlan Hillary (Year 7) with victories in the 50m butterfly and freestyle, Leo Pomerenke (Year 5) with a win in the 50m freestyle. Terrace swimmers also broke three Junior GPS records during the event. Cooper Kennedy (Year 5) broke the record with a time of 45.06 in the 50m breaststroke Under 10. Jack Moore (Year 6) broke two records, the 50m freestyle Under 11 with a time of 30.70, and the 50m butterfly Under 11 with a time of 34.19.
The GPS Carnival
The Terrace Swimming team finished fourth and recorded five first places. Hayslee Cassidy (Year 8) won the 50m freestyle Under 13 in 26.36. Felix Wilson (Year 8) claimed victory in the Under 13 breaststroke in 34.58. Felix and Hayslee combined with other Year 8 students, Jack French, Tasman Bunkum, Tom Druve and Caelan Bradley (Year 7), to win the 300m freestyle relay. Tom Neill won two races on the night, the 200m freestyle Under 16 in 1:56.36 and the 100m freestyle Under 16 in 53.64. Well done to these outstanding Terrace swimmers.