Author: Grady Hudd.
Our usual writer of the TOS Wrap, Rob McLean, has decided that overseas travel is more important than pumping out cricket reports on Sundays (carn Rob, priorities).
He’s handed over the reins to me for the next couple of weeks, so I’ll do my best to do the great man justice.
Two wins from three games was a pretty good result for Trinity Old Scholars over the weekend.
In the A grade, the boys, having made a big dent, last week, in Reynella’s meagre 110-run total, got the runs just two wickets down, with Brad Cameron (62) the standout.
Some lower order fireworks from Bradley Schaper (39 not out) and Joshua Southwell (32 not out), reminiscent of Pigeon McGrath and Dizzy Gillespie’s memorable partnership in 2004, helped the lads declare at 9/246 and a chance at pinching an outright.
With the ball, Southwell ripped through the Reynella top order, and at one stage had figures of 5/0, while Jarryd Furnell (3/19) also got busy as TOS closed in on the extra points.
Unfortunately, our boys ran out of overs as Reynella’s tail held on to finish 8/80.
In the B grade, TOS had a tough day away against Old Scotch.
Needing eight wickets in under 41 runs to pinch an unlikely victory – after Old Scotch reached 2/120-odd overnight chasing our below par 164 – dropped catches made life difficult.
Nicholas Hooker toiled endlessly, bowling 39 overs for 3/129, while spin twins Kyle Presbury (2/39) and Mark Williams (2/48) – who thought you’d ever read that sentence – also chipped in as Old Scotch piled on 387.
Daniel John Elvin is also spruiking his all-rounder capabilities after picking up 2/5 late in the day.
Is that as a batting or bowling all-rounder, Dan?
Also, a big thanks to Keith Hooker for sub-fielding all day after one of the lads was struck down with gastro the night before – huge effort.
Lastly, the C grade piled on 4/285 against Athelstone at home, led by opening bowler-turned opening batsman Brad Matters (100 not out), and Marcus Barreau (104).
Marcus must’ve had somewhere to be (again) as he only took 48 balls to bring up his century, in a brilliant display of hitting, while Brad overcame a neck injury to carry his bat.
That’s five centuries to Trinity batsmen already this season, adding to Brad Cameron, Moe Walker and Ryan Roberts’ tons earlier in the season.
Hopefully the next one is right around the corner.
Skipper Matt Knox also notched a half century at the top of the order.
From there, it was an early finish for the boys as the visitors, playing one man short, capitulated for 91.
The Athelstone batsmen were either hard of hearing or had spies at the B grade game last week to study Mark Williams and Nick Hooker’s running between wickets, as they suffered three run outs.
Nathan Williams (3/13) was the standout with the ball, while Jacob Snook, Knox, and Simon Whitbread also nabbed one scalp each.
Today, Trinity’s women’s team had a comfortable win against Northerns.
The opposition batted first and were restricted to 5/96 from their 20 overs.
Brooke Moreland (74 not out) then smashed the ball to all parts of the ground as we passed the score just one wicket down, in the 15th over.
Coach Schaper is reportedly calling himself ‘Soup-a coach’ after two convincing victories, and demanding a back page in The Bunyip.
Grab a couple more and we’ll talk, Brad.
This Saturday, November 18, is poker night at the Pavilion, with plenty of fantastic prizes on offer.
Get down to support the club and enjoy a great night – also, bring your friends.