Monday, 12 Apr 2021

WestMAC achieve five TAS Grand Final berths led by cricket and women's football

West Moreton Anglican College won TAS Champion Cricket School for the fourth consecutive year, cementing the College’s reputation as one of the Brisbane west and Ipswich region’s leading cricket schools.

WestMAC’s Head of Cricket Rob Hillier said the First Elevens, Senior Seconds, Intermediate Seconds and Thirds all achieved grand final berths after finishing their respective competitions in first place.

“To have four of WestMAC’s six teams in grand finals this year is fantastic and shows the overall strength of our College’s cricket program,’’ Mr Hillier said.

WestMAC’s Head of Cricket Rob Hillier said West Moreton Anglican College’s First XI team found themselves in the predicted tightly fought final against John Paul College (JPC) and missed out on their goal of securing three consecutive TAS premierships.

Hillier said the undefeated First Elevens produced their worst performance of the season and finished with 95 runs led by Captain Caleb Doyle and Joshua Boyle, who both top scored with 26 runs, on a difficult water-soaked wicket at Ipswich on March 27. JPC finished with 4-96 and won by six wickets.

“We knew the final against JPC was going to be a cracker because there is a healthy rivalry between the two schools,’’ Mr Hillier said.

“We have both been the most dominant teams this season and have played great cricket, so the final was shaping up to be one for the ages.’’

A shining light was the success of ladder leaders, the Senior Seconds team, who defeated St Paul’s Anglican College in the final.

Star West Moreton Anglican College players opener and captain Doyle has had a stand-out season, scoring a century against St John’s Anglican College and a 96 against Cannon Hill Anglican College.

Zac Fisher has also had a stellar season with the bat, having scored centuries against St John’s Anglican College and St Columbans College.

Mr Hillier said Fletcher Madden, Baydn Pond and Tom Dove were also significant contributors with the bat for WestMAC this season.

In more exciting Term 1 TAS news, WestMAC finished runner-up as TAS champion women's football school, WestMAC achieved five TAS 1 v 2 finals appearances, WestMAC won the TAS premiership for Senior 2nds cricket as well as securing nine victories on Saturday's TAS finals day.

WestMAC Sport has much to be proud of including the winning TAS finals matches: Seconds Basketball, Firsts Volleyball, Seconds Volleyball, Year 10 Volleyball, Year 8 Gold Volleyball, Year 7 Volleyball, Senior Thirds Tennis, Intermediate Seconds Tennis and Senior Seconds Cricket winning a TAS Premiership.

Special mention to our Girls Football 2nds who lost their grand final against Cannon High Anglican College to finish second overall on the ladder while four of our five cricket teams achieved the grand final led by our First Elevens and also including Intermediate 2nds and 3rds.