Bingara boy Daniel McDouall has been selected to play in The Armidale School’s First XI this season. Daniel is the son of Baden and Jen McDouall. This is a considerable honour for a fine cricketer.
The First XI is a young team this season with Josh Taylor in Year 9 and Luke Webster, Daniel McDouall and Andrew Patrick in Year 10. Nevertheless they have wonderful potential.
The boys have recently returned from competing in the Independent School’s Cricket Festival in Melbourne against Riverview, Downlands, Canberra Grammar and Yarra Valley Grammar. The conditions were very hot and the competition strong but a huge amount of experience was gained from competing against these schools.
With the 2009 summer season of cricket well under way TAS has had a number of stand out players over the holiday season.
In the Under 14s three TAS boys were members of the Armidale team. Sam Hutton, Harry Guest and Hunter Barnett played extremely well to be in the top part of their group in a very successful tournament in Tamworth.
The U15s competed locally in the Walter Taylor Shield competition. Walter Taylor attended TAS from 1932-35 and was a noted sportsman. TAS has had a significant number of players in the Walter Taylor team over the years and the 2008/09 team was no exception. Six of the twelve players were from TAS.
Andrew Patrick, Year 10 was also selected to play for Central North.