Oxley claim strong victory over The Scots School in Bathurst

CRACKING CENTURY: Ravi Wikramanayake scored 114 runs over the weekend and got his name on the Oxley College Centurion’s Bat which has a plaque for every cricket who has scored a century for the school. Photo: supplied

CRACKING CENTURY: Ravi Wikramanayake scored 114 runs over the weekend and got his name on the Oxley College Centurion’s Bat which has a plaque for every cricket who has scored a century for the school. Photo: supplied

Oxley College enjoyed a big win over The Scots School in cricket over the weekend.

The Firsts team travelled to Bathurst for the ISA match on Saturday

Oxley won the toss and elected to bat first and lost three early wickets bringing Lachlan Billington-Phillips and Ravi Wikramanayake to the crease.

Together they put on a 120-run partnership with Ravi reaching 50 runs before Lachlan was bowled for 31 runs.

Ravi continued to score runs, keeping the run rate up while losing partners progressively.

He reached a century to give Oxley a total over 200, but eventually fell on 114.

With some late hitting by Zac Wansey and Euan Barret-Lennard, Oxley finished its innings with a total of 259 runs.

The Scots School had a large total to chase but were bowled out for 66.

Lachlan Billington-Phillips finished with three wickets while Connor Taylor-Helme and Jock Heinrich claied two wickets apiece. 

In other ISA results Oxley enjoyed victory over local rivals Chev in the junior softball while the Firsts fell to St Paul’s Grammar School 11-3.

In boys basketball, the firsts defeated St Pius 56-32, while the 17s, 15s, 14A and B, 13C and As all enjoyed wins.

The girls Firsts had a  30-11 victory over Blue Mountain Grammar School. The Inters, Junior B and Junior A teams also celebrated wins.