SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

The new 2011 NSW School Cricket Champions!

18-Nov-2011

Members of Knox Grammar School’s 1st X1 Cricket team have been toiling away in the finals of the NSW Schools Cricket Knock out Competition. This competition sees the winners of all the respective Associations within NSW; State and Sport High Schools, Catholic Schools, GPS, CAS, IAS etc - coming together for the ‘best-of-the-best- winner-takes-all-the-glory’ knock out tournament. Having beaten Westfield High on 14 November in the semi final (Knox 224 d Westfield 168) – we took on Blaxland High in the final 15 November. Batting first, Blaxland could only manage 108 as our bowlers and fielders dismissed them in the 39th over.

Then Knox took to the crease...

After our first wicket fell at 53 in the 17th over, we settled down into a display of some very punishing batting to finish the day at 2 for 108.

This means we are the 2011 NSW School Cricket Champions! The name of the trophy we won is now called the ‘Resi Cup’.

There was no more deserving team to win as Our new State Champions. The boys played well as a team all year, no matter what the conditions or circumstances. They should be very proud of their performances, the way they conducted themselves and the way they played their cricket. It is a wonderful achievement and only the second time in the competition that Knox has been crowned the winner.

See the story in the Hornsby Advocate here,

http://hornsby-advocate.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/cup-win-to-knox/.

See "Blaxland High takes on state's best" story here,
www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/local/sport/cricket/blaxland-high-takes-on-states-best/2375978.aspx

Team effort: The Blaxland High School and Knox Grammar Resi Cup cricket squads. Photo: Jeff Hill