Berg Shield Cricket Champions

All Saint’s College win in this year's annual Berg Shield Cricket Championship means the team from Maitland have now claimed the shield for the third time in its history. ​ 

Playing at Raby Oval in the state-wide Catholic Schools Tournament, the team from All Saints' College, St Peter’s Campus, Maitland, played six games to win this year’s title. 

The teams they beat on their way to this title included St Joseph’s College from Lochinvar, St Pius X High School from Adamstown, St Edwards from Gosford, St Columba’s from Springwood and Mackillop College from Port Macquarie - and Mater Dei Catholic College from Wagga Wagga who they beat in the final.

Running since 1992 under the guidance of NSWCCC sport, the competition involves all Catholic high schools from across the state. The championship is named in honour of Br Brian Berg who devoted much of his energy to interschool cricket competitions and still maintains a keen interest. 

The final saw wickets falling at regular intervals. Lochie Heit top scored with 18 runs and some first class bowling skills were shown by Jack Sylvester, Lachlan Page and Sam Parkinson, with the team beating Mater Dei by 12 runs.

“This was my final game as coach of the school side and it was a great way to finish up,” said Paul Venables, coach and manager St Peter's squad.

“It was an honour and privilege to be able to coach this side and I look forward to seeing these players on the big stage in the future.”

Congratulations to the squad of 17 which included an emerging female player, Emelia Kavanagh.