Monday, April 8, 2013

Winter Training Schedule 2013

Use this link to access the Winter Training Schedule for 2013.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Summer Sport Training Schedule

Click on the link below to access the Summer Sport Training Schedule

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 4

Rain again in the morning reminded us of Melbourne weather. W took an early lunch again and play commenced at 1pm for CGS to bat after bowling against Knox Grammar yesterday. We started off well with Cunningham (22) and Sach (32) batting well. We then lost a few quick wickets and batsmen also made a start but didn't go on such as Powell (19), Stragalinos (14), Khanna (13) and Chauhan (11). We reached our 50 overs but only made 8 for 146. 105 runs short of Knox Grammar's 251. It was a great team performance though and the side has now made 152, 165 and 146. We now play St Peter's College in the playoff for 3rd vs 4th tomorrow.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 3

Showers, showers and more showers greeted the team as we awoke on Day 3 of the Neil Dansie Cricket Festival. Therefore, it was decided that we would take an early lunch at midday and then commence one innings at 1.30pm and the subsequent innings the following day. Camberwell lost the toss to Knox Grammar School and were asked to bowl. A quick wicket with a fantastic run out from Sam Powell had Knox Grammar 1 for 44. Knox then took control and moved the score to 1 for 179 with one of their batsmen scoring 100. He then retired and that seemed to spark CGS in to action. A couple more run outs and great bowling from Sam Powell (4/43) Dan Houston (0/31) and Max Haslam (1/39) CGS bowled Knox Grammar out for 251. They will now have a nice rest and then bat their 50 overs tomorrow. Unfortunately no Wet 'n Wild but hopefully the team can create history by making 252 to score their maiden festival victory.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 2

Today Camberwell played the inaugural Neil Dansie Festival champions, St Peter's College. St Peter's won the toss and decided to bat. Camberwell bowled very well at the beginning creating several chances. Camberwell then started to take wickets at a steady rate and the game seemed to change when Alasdair Sach took one of the catches of the century. If you can remember Alan Border's slips catch during the 80's, this was similar. Unfortunately St Peter's batsmen made some easy runs towards the end of their innings and posted 227 off 50 overs. CGS started off well with Alasdair Sach making 43 and Sam Powell 44. A few interesting decisions changed the match though and even a late 23 from Shaun Macdonald wasn't enough and Camberwell finished with 167. Tomorrow the squad plays tournament favourite Knox Grammar. Tonight they are going out to enjoy a social game of ten pin bowling.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 1

Day 1 of the Neil Dansie Cricket Festival began with a match against our hosts Toowoomba Grammar School. Our captain, Sam Powell, won the toss and elected to bat. CGS started off well with a solid partnership between Sam Powell and Alasdair Sach. We were 1/60 before we started to lose wickets at a steady pace until we were 9/114. An unbeaten 72 not out by Steven Cunningham allowed CGS to make a respectable total of 152. Toowoomba's innings started off well until CGS claimed three quick wickets and had them 3/44 after some great run outs from Nick Dempsey and Harry Rimmer. Unfortunately Toowoomba batted well from there on and passed CGS's total with 12 overs to spare without losing another wicket. It was a solid performance though and CGS man of the match Steven Cunningham was the shining light with 72 not out and 10 overs with figures of 0/25. Tomorrow we play St Peter's College and hopefully we can build on what was a great day of cricket.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Toowoomba Grammar

Toowoomba Cricket Tour 2012

We have arrived safely after a short flight to Brisbane and relatively long bus trip to Toowoomba. A stop at subway midway through the bus drive helped alleviate any hunger concerns the boys may have had. The grounds and facilities at Toowoomba are fantastic and we are now about to make our way to the opening night dinner. I have attached some photos of the main ground, with the 2nd ground in the distance, and the boarding house in which we will be living for the next week.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

AGSV Winter Training Schedule 2011

The Winter Training Schedule for 2011 can be viewed at the following link.

If there are any queries please contact the Sport Department on 9835 1777.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sports Training Schedule

There is now a link to the latest Summer Sports Training Schedule.

Cut and paste the following link:

Any concerns email the Director of Sport at

Friday, January 28, 2011

Summer Sport Training Schedule

Welcome back to another year of sport at Camberwell Grammar School. The Summer Season is at the halfway point and there have been some slight changes to the Sports Training Schedule. Have a look at the individual sports below for the latest schedule. If there are any concerns email the Director of Sport at

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blake Griffin...Wow!!!

The last post. Yesterday we went right to the Mexican border to spend those last few US dollars. The conversion has been amazing and damaging at the same time. After a few hours at the San Diego shops we then left to go to the Staples Centre for the last time. We saw the LA Clippers v Minessotta Timberwolves. Blake Griffin's dunking was a sight to behold. They won easily 111 to 90. Today we depart our last hotel at 9.30am and have one last look at LA by seeing Beverley Hills and Hollywood Boulevard. Then we make our way to the airport for the long flight back. Thanks again to everyone for their support and I can assur you that everyone is looking forward to returning to see their loved ones. Bye for now y'all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Nearly Over

Yesterday was a day in the bus so nothing exciting to write about. We are back in LA and are making our way down to San Diego today to check out the shops and surf for the last time. Tonight we will experience our last taste of USA Basketball when we venture to the Staples Centre to see the LA Clippers and Minessota Timberwolves. It seems such a long time ago when we made our way out there to see the LA Lakers. Then we make our way home tomorrow afternoon. What a trip, what an experience, what great memories. Thanks to everyone for their support over the last two weeks.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Two out of Three Ain't bad...again

Well, the last of our basketball games was played today and there was mixed results. The SV boys were up first and hungry for their first win of the tour. They didn't disappoint winning 42-40 with what shouldn't have been that close a game seeing they were leading by around 10 points for most of the game. Then the Freshman and JV teams headed to Burlingame for their last practice games. The Freshman team remained undefeated for the tour and won 40-30 while the JV team were outclassed by a stronger more skilled opponent. We lost the scoresheet deliberately on this one. Then we all had dinner with the Piedmont team and their families which was great. They boys shared jokes and stories over lasagne and caesar salad aptly prepared and greatly appreciated by the Piedmont community. Tomorrow we leave San Francisco for the last time and head to LA for our last couple of days of the tour and a few last minute presents for those wonderful parents who helped paid for their sons to enjoy such a wonderful trip.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

One Win and One Loss!

The morning started with a bit more shopping - what else is there to do in downtown San Francisco. Then we went to Piedmont High where the Freshman team beat their Freshman team quite convincingly. The score was 57 to 21 with James Drago carving up the court. Then we went to Walnut Creek between games for some food, and more shopping. Macy's is so cheap it feels quite bad buying things for next to nothing. Upon our return to Piedmont the SV team started off very well indeed and took an early lead 16 to 8. Unfortunately that is where it ended with the end score being 61 to 28. A good dinner on the way home fixed all the problems though and with one game to play tomorrow the SV team are keen for their first win of the tour.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Another Tournament Starts

After a well deserved sleep in the boys were keen to play again after a couple of days off the courts. We left the hotel and made our way to St Mary's University - the home of several Australian basketball players (most notably Patrick Mills in the past) - and watched then team practice. We also improved their December sales in the gift shop as well. Then a short drive to Almeda High School for the Junior Varsity team to play. Almeda thought the game was to start at 5.30pm but we had 4pm so we still played but without referees. It was the toughest game of the tour for the JV boys as it was like street ball in what was a very run down gymnasium. We lost the game by roughly 20 points but the boys never backed down which was great to see. Then we went to Piedmont High School for the SV tournament. The boys started off well and only trailed by 12 points at half time. That all changed in the second half and things started to go the wrong way - on the scoreboard - and we ended up losing by 35 points, 36 to 71. They played very well but were just out-muscled. Tomorrow we have two more games and are looking for a couple of wins.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Golden Gate Bridge and Stanford University

This morning we made our way back to Pier 39 and then broke off in to groups. Half of the group wanted to shop while the other half wanted to tour. The shoppers headed for Macy's and Bloomingdales while the tourists headed for the Golden Gate Bridge and several other interesting sights around San Francisco - including seeing the house from Full House (the TV Show). The tourists also had Igor, the Russian bus driver, enthralling them with his wit and good sense of humour on their way around the bay. After the tour there was a ride on the cable cars in to town and a look at the most crooked street in the world. Once we had all returned from our shopping and touring we departed for Stanford University to see Stanford play North Carolina. Stanford won easy but the highlight was the group dancing on the big screen to the sounds of the Stanford school band. They were ably led by Andrew Parker and Callan Blackley and managed to even get on twice after a chant of Aussie Aussie Aussie. Tomorrow we are back in to the games and the SV team starts their final tournament. Enjoy a couple of shots of the San Francisco area.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Alcatraz and the Warriors!

An early morning trip to Alcatraz was just timed to perfection. The rain held off just until we had finished our tour. It was a short boat ride form Pier 39 over to Alcatraz Island. Then we all had a self guided tour of the facility with some interesting stories about the attempted escapes from the prison and Al Capone. We then headed back to Pier 39 for some lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp - famous from the Forrest Gump movie. The highlight being the deep fried shrimp everyone had as well as the Forrest Gump trivia contest. Then the students had a look around Pier 39 which is a hub for tourist activity, coffee and games. Then we departed - well stood still in bumper to bumper traffic for 2 hours - for Oracle Arena to view the Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves. The Warriors ran out comfortable winners 108 to 99 with the highlight being some interesting dancing from Kaighin Johnson, Callan Blackley and Matt Thorn. Tomorrow we are going back in to the city to have a ride on the Cable Cars and a closer look of the Golden Gate Bridge. Then off to the Stanford Uni v North Carolina game at Stanford. Enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Maxed out and Defeated.

Today started off with a trip to the cheap shopping outlets at Vaccuville. Nike, Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren etc. were offering very cheap items that several members of the group felt the need to take of their hands. After four hours of shopping we then headed to Maria Carillo High School in the Napa Valley. The Freshman team played a practice game against their Freshman team and won comfortably by 10 points. Then it was up to the JV and SV teams who had scheduled matches. Both team were outplayed by a very impressive outfit from Maria Carillo. Their indoor basketball court had no less than 15 basketball rings which was impressive as was their matchplay. Tomorrow we are off to Alcatraz and the Warriors v Timberwolves NBA game. I will report again late tomorrow.

Monday, December 13, 2010

We have arrived in San Francisco!

We have arrived after too many hours on the bus to count. To break up the bus ride we stopped at Cal Berkley for some shopping and to look at the game between Cal and Southern Mississippi. The home team should have won but lost in the last minute 80 to 78. Everyone had a great time though and bought heaps off Cal gear and ate heaps of hot dogs...again.

We also found the link from our television interview. It is:

That is Part 2 which features Stephen, Andrew and myself. Part 1 is available when viewing this link and that features Stephen and Coach Powers (College of Siskiyous Head Coach).

Enjoy and have a laugh.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

CGS in a close one.

Today, Saturday, started off at 8am with a scratch match at the College of Siskiyous Basketball Stadium. The match pitted several ex students and even the Head Basketball Coach, Tom Powers, who had coached Stephen Blackley in the early 80's. Stephen and our other coach Andrew went on one team, while I went on the other team with Tom Powers. Tom's team didn't fire early and lost the first three games to 15 against Stephen and Andrew's team. Then we started to turn it on and fought our way back to 3 games all. The last game was to 7 points and a late steal from the Director of Sport with the subsequent lay up gave Tom's team the overall victory, 4 games to 3.

Then it was the student's turn with the SV (Senior Varsity) team playing Durham High School for 7th place. Unfortunately the boys were tired from the dance the night before and two games on the previous two days and went down 57 to 44. They played very well again with the stand out player of the tournament being Kaighin Johnson.

Then we travelled to Etna again and the JV (Junior Varsity) team played Weed high school for 3rd place. Yes that's right Weed High School. The even wear 'I Love Weed' t-shirts. Anyway, back to the game and the boys started off very well. They had a 10 point lead right up until 3 quarter time and then Weed fought back to level the scores with only minutes remaining. Then CGS put up couple of foul shots to take back the lead by one point with only seconds on the clock. Weed had the ball put coughed it up and CGS held on to the ball for a stunning 1 point victory and 3rd place in the JV tournament at Etna. Player of the tournament was Jesse Zhao who displayed some exceptional skills throughout the tournament.

Then we came back and dropped the students off to have one last night with their billet families. The adults then went to the Black Bear Diner for a huge steak and fries meal. An early night tonight followed by a five hour bus trip awaits the group. What also awaits is the NCAA championship game between Cal Berkley and Southern Mississippi at Berkley tomorrow afternoon.

Some Game Photos