Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52Quarterly magazine of The Peninsula School 24 Leaders in Sport A batsman to beat Year 9 student Patrick Rowe is making an impression “PATRICK Rowe is an outstanding and exciting young cricketer,” remarks Mr Stephen Brennan, Director of Sport, when asked about the Year 9s sporting ability. This comes as Patrick was named in the Australian Under 17 cricket team due to play in New Zealand next year. At only 15 years of age, this is a significant achievement. A 7 week stint in England playing 30 games of senior cricket in 40 days for a local club no doubt contributed to his success. But his success hasn’t come overnight. “I’ve been playing since I was 6. And it picked me really,” Patrick explains. “But I can’t bowl though – I’m better at batting.” In fact, Patrick isn’t just good at batting – he’s an exceptional batsman. He’s made 12 100’s and 40 50s so far and has a batting average of 53. He also won the batting award for the First X1 for the 2015/2016 season, an outstanding achievement for a Year 9 student. The juggle of school and playing sport at an elite level is something Patrick is very aware of. “There are sacrifices that you just have to make – when you’re training before and after School every day and often away on trips, it is a bit difficult for friends and your social life,” he explained. Having said that, Patrick loves his cricket. “It’s a great game and I’m hoping it will take me as far as I can go,” he explains. It’s given him some amazing opportunities to travel and to work with some impressive athletes. A number of extremely supportive and enthusiastic coaches have had an impact on Patrick including professional cricketers Greg Shipperd, Darren Berry and Sri Lankan, Thilan Samaraweera. He’s definitely a cricketer to keep an eye on. We wish Patrick all the best as he represents Australia next year. Interview with Patrick Rowe, Year 9