11 Apr 2024

News 2024

Sports Up-date – April

Rowing Triumph. Exciting stuff for St Paul’s in early April during the Intercoll regatta at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith. The first event was the Rosebowl VIII with six crews and high expectations from their supporters. The St Paul’s crew took an early lead and their disciplined approach stretched their lead every minute of the race with a strong first place some 20 seconds ahead of St Andrew’s. This is a historic win for St Paul’s bringing in the first ever Rosebowl trophy.

In the Rawson Cup VIII again expectations were high and the usual rowing rivalry with St Andrew’s ensured a tense start. At the end St Paul’s crew was victorious beating St Andrew’s by a 14 second margin. This brings home the Rowing trophy for a fifth year in a row.

The ‘social’ event of the mixed VIII was going to be anyone’s at the start but right at the end St Paul’s crossed the line first giving the St Paul’s Rowing team a clean sweep of the 2024 regatta.

This results in two victory dinners for the one sport which is another first in the College’s history. A Rawson Cup Victory dinner was held in Week 7 and a Rosebowl Victory Dinner is planned for Semester 2.

Swimming 2nd and 5th. There are giants of the pool and there are great teams and the mix of these makes or breaks a competition like Intercol. On the night at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre Women’s won the Rosebowl, St Paul’s came in 5th out of the six colleges and St Andrew’s won the Rawson Cup followed by St Paul’s in 2nd. Special mention to our winners: James Kerr 400m Freestyle; Archie Taylor 100m Freestyle; Ben Varela 200m Freestyle; Zac Warden, Charlie Rutledge, Jack Bailey and Alex Ranson 4x50m Freestyle Relay (B).

Netball done and dusted in March, 5th. The St Paul’s Rosebowl campaign got off to a great start with our Netball Team giving strong performances in all their games. Here are the results:

Round 1 Wesley def. Paul’s 32 to 15; Round 2 St Andrew’s def Paul’s 69 to 25; Round 3 Paul’s def Women’s 44 to 35; Round 4 Paul’s def Sancta 44 to 29; Round 5 St John’s def Paul’s 50 to 41.

Cricket in February, 4th. The Rawson Cup is a time-honoured tradition at St Paul’s and has provided 120 years of quality competitive sports. The cricket season was dominated by some excellent players from St Andrew’s and St John’s and Wesley. The Wesley game was a nailbiter with them hitting the winning runs 8 or 9 down. The St Andrew’s game was a tough one without too many highlights. The St John’s game had Axle Bailey score 80 odd runs. The final scores were:

vs Wesley won 8/136, Paul’s all out 10/135 (Baffsky 30, Lynch 29, Matthews 24, Bouvier 11, Craig 11, Taylor 8, Rowsell 1, Robbinson 0, Bailey 0, Brownie 0); vs St. Andrew’s won 6/185, St Paul’s all out 181 (Bouvier 36, Robinson 35*, Lynch 25, Mathews 17, Baffsky 16 Robinson 15, Taylor 9, Rowsell 5, Cole 1, Bailey 0, Dimmock 0).; vs St. Johns won 8/280, St Paul’s all out 156 (Bailey 86, Lynch 27, Rowsell 7, Taylor 6, Mathews 4, Craig 3, Robinson 2, Bouvier 1, Cole 1, Girle 0*).

The tally. ROSEBOWL: St Andrew’s 23, Women’s 15, Wesley 15, St Paul’s 11, St Johns 6, Sancta 5. RAWSON CUP: St Andrew 13, St Paul’s 8, Wesley 4, St John’s 2.