The Graeme Wood Shield high school competition came to an
end last week and after six weeks of some excellent Twenty20 cricket being
played, Mazenod College were crowned champions.
The Finals day was held on Friday 21 March at Peet Park,
Kewdale, with four schools all in the running to claim the Shield.
A special mention to Esperance Senior High School who
travelled the long distance to play in the finals and get back home at midnight
in time to play the senior finals the next day. This was an excellent example
of the commitment that not only Esperance showed but all the schools throughout
the competition showed in ensuring the competition was of a high standard.
Despite some bad weather on the morning of the finals, the
day got underway with the Semi Finals kicking things off.
In the first Semi Final, Mater Dei College took the win over
CBC Fremantle booking their place in the Grand Final.
The second Semi Final saw Mazenod College advance to the
Grand Final defeating Esperance Senior High School.
With some fantastic T20 cricket on display, it was time for
the Grand Final and third-place playoff.
Mater Dei College and Mazenod College were up against each
other in the Grand Final, which proved to be a close contest.
With only 17 runs separating the two sides, Mazenod College
(176) claimed the win to be crowned the 2013-14 Graeme Wood Shield champions
over Mater Dei College (6-159).
In the meantime, the playoff for third and fourth was also
taking place, with another close contest which saw Esperance Senior High School
(6-149) defeat CBC Fremantle (138) by 11 runs.
The Grand Final had some stand out performances with the bat
and ball, with Mackay (Mazenod College) scoring a fantastic quick fire century
to help his team to the very competitive and ultimately winning total.
Mater Dei’s innings saw Turner score an excellent unbeaten
half century (59no) and they took the honours in the bowling department, with
Kidd claiming 4-20 to be the bowler of the match.
A big congratulations to Mazenod College for taking out the
shield and also to Mater Dei College for making it all the way to the Grand
Final, with both teams putting on a fantastic and spirited display of cricket.
The competition as a whole was played in great spirit with
all the participating teams enjoying the opportunity to play against one
another in a competitive environment.
With the competition all wrapped up for the 2013-14 season
we can now look forward to next season, which will hopefully see the
competition numbers continue to grow.
Congratulations to all the teams that participated and we
hope to see you back again next year.
Click here to view the Graeme Wood Shield finals results andthe finals progression.