Brilliant fielding by Assumption went towards cricket win
SCHOOL SPORT: Assumption College students Darcy Goodman and Lachlan Collins had a busy two days of school sport - a Darling Downs T20 cricket win against Downlands on Tuesday afternoon and then a Broncos Bowl final in rugby league on Wednesday.
The pair played in the Assumption College B-grade rugby league team which went down 20-8 in the final to Stanthorpe State High School at Goondiwindi. Collins played in the forwards and won the player of the final award.
In the cricket on Tuesday afternoon, Goodman and Collins starred in the field in the Assumption win.
Assumption made 155 with Morgan Bourke hitting 74 and Tom Doherty 40. In the Downlands score of 105, left arm wrist spinner Laura Scheiwe took two wickets.
Assumption coach Carly Cooper said a feature of the match was the catch by Goodman behind square leg.
"The ball was over his head and he took a cracking catch,” she said.
In T20 cricket, the importance of fielding is on a par with batting and bowling.
Collins threw the ball to run out two Downlands batsmen in the win on Tuesday afternoon.
As they sat on the bench for a short time in a close rugby league game against Stanthorpe High on Wednesday morning at Goondiwindi, Collins said he was playing front row and in his fifth year of Broncos Cup footy.
Goodman was playing hooker for Assumption.
Both were unbeat about their rugby league finals chances at a time they had three wins from five games.
They play club footy and cricket.
As for their favourite players in the NRL, Goodman said he liked how Victor Radley hit hard in defence.
"I like the way Cody Walker runs the ball for the Rabbitohs, I am a rabbits supporter,” Collins said.
Their team was runners-up to Stanthorpe in the B-grade final in rugby league on Wednesday.
Matt Watt kicked two goals from 10m inside touch for Assumption, a great achievement in year 7-10 school rugby league.
When asked about the biggest improver in the Assumption B-grade rugby league team over two days of Broncos Cup, they both said Glen Cruda.
They played against a Stanthorpe High team which had plenty of footy experience in the coaching department in retired NRL player Paul Carige and retired Queensland Cup player Damian Petrie.