The members of the PE Department at St. Conleth’s are actually rather open-minded and experimental for a bunch of jocks. In between hitting the free weights (only the massive ones) and buying the latest protein bars and tight T-shirts, we try to introduce the students to a variety of sports and activities. Our latest venture was down at Herbert Park, where the rugby and cricket loving locals were rather shocked to hear bellowed cries of ‘Batter Up!’ and ‘He’s no pitcher: he’s a belly-itcher!’ The Third Years, after a brief period of confusion with the rather arcane rules, seemed to enjoy ‘the Great American Past-Time’, especially the gear and the jargon. Franco proved a natural at catching; Andre hammered a ‘grand-slam’; Evan, the two Oisins and Daniel were ‘painting the corners’ and Ignacio cleared the ‘ducks from the pond’. Stay tuned for curling and flagpole-sitting!