Carmel recently participated in the annual IPSHA cricket competition held at Melvista Oval in Nedlands. The two teams entered pitched their skills against Loreto and John XX111 with mixed results. Our girls’ team spent several weeks training hard with an emphasis on practising their bowling skills during early morning gym sessions and looked sharp in this domain during the games. Like the national side, they did lack some depth in the batting but it was heartening to see a number of ‘sixes’ and ‘fours’ recorded. Being a little more attuned to the game, the boys’ team fared better, looking solid with ball and bat and winning two of their three games. It was a great day out in perfect playing conditions with plenty of opportunities to renew acquaintances amongst the opposition players.