2017 Marist Cricket Carnival

Small Sized Logo.jpgLavalla Catholic College hosted the 2017 Marist Cricket Carnival from the 5th to the 12th of December.

Students from the following schools took part in the Carnival which will be played in and around Traralgon:

  • Lavalla Catholic College - Traralgon VIC
  • Sacred Heart College - Adelaide SA
  • St John’s College, Woodlawn – Lismore NSW
  • Marist College - Bendigo Vic
  • St Francis Xavier’s College - Hamilton NSW
  • Notre Dame College - Shepparton VIC
  • Our Lady of Sacred Heart Catholic College - Alice Springs NT
  • Bunbury Catholic College - Bunbury WA

Scores and statistics available through My Cricket

Our Team

Under the Leadership of Ewan Williams, Lavalla Catholic College had the privilege of hosting the 45th Marist Cricket Carnival.

The Carnival began with an opening Mass at St Michael’s Church, Traralgon where Father Saji  stressed in his homily “That cricket, whether batting, bowling or fielding is a game of glorious uncertainty, as is life.”

How true this proved to be. In a thrilling semi-final at the Duncan Cameron Reserve on day four, Lavalla ‘clutched defeat from the jaws of victory’ when losing to Sacred Heart Adelaide. Missing the opportunity to play in the final, Lavalla succumbed to a determined Woodlawn in the seeding final to finish fourth overall in a Carnival comprising eight teams from all over Australia.

Congratulations to Nathan Harrup and Liam Little for gaining selection in the All Marist Team; Anton Sbaglia who was named the outstanding fielder of the Carnival and Isaac Brown who received the nomination for the ‘spirit of cricket’ award for which he received the Champagnat Medal.

It must be mentioned that Liam Little’s efforts were outstanding; taking 12 wickets for 42 runs at an average of 3.50 and an economy rate of 1.70 runs per over. These figures were clearly the best for the Carnival.

A special thanks to two community members who directly assisted in the organisation of the carnival; the Traralgon and District Cricket Association Umpires Secretary, Mr Bryan Grant who worked tirelessly to ensure that all games were covered by umpires and that host clubs were aware of the significance of the Carnival and their role as hosts and Kevin Foley for his efforts as an umpire, ground curator and front of house host when the Traralgon Football Club catered on the Sunday evening.

Finally, thanks to all the billets for your kind hospitality of the players and the liaison officers for ‘taking a team upon their shoulders’ to look after. Your generosity and commitment to our carnival was an enormous contribution and greatly appreciated.  On behalf of the players we say, “Thank you!”