Sport Shorts - 7 October
7 October; Liam Petterson

Congratulations to the Women’s Sevens team from the Rugby Club, which went undefeated to win the Melbourne International 7s Competition over the weekend. The side, featuring several players from Melbourne’s Aon University 7s team, took home the $3,000 winners prize for the Club, while the Men’s team won the Plate after taking out 5th place overall.

In the first round the Cricket Club’s Victorian Premier season, the men’s First XI earned a nailbiting 1-wicket win. Akon Mawien, the first South Sudanese-born cricketer to play First XI Victorian Premier Cricket, hit the winning runs on debut as the side won 9/164 against Dandenong 9/163. Steven Reid was the side’s player of the round after bowling 5/34 with three maidens, while Andrej Yaksender was the highest run scorer with 33 off 54 deliveries. Brianna Herman’s game-high 37 run innings was a highlight despite the women’s XI falling to a 7-wicket loss against Ballarat.

In the VT League, the Division 1 Women’s team from the Touch Football Club earned a dominant 10 – 1 victory over rivals Monash University. Kate Baker was the only multiple touchdown scorer with a double, as the side propelled itself to 2nd on the ladder with two wins from three matches. The Division 1 Men's side succumbed to Monash losing 4 - 8.

Despite a bye for the women’s and colts’ sides, Gridiron’s senior men continued their perfect season with a 54 – 0 demolition of Pakenham. The team has now won all seven of its matches and sits equal-first on the standings.

The Rugby Club's women's Sevens team won the 2019 Melbourne International 7s competition. Image: Rugby Victoria
Akon Mawien scored the winning runs and claimed one wicket in his Premier Cricket debut. Image: MUCC