Author – Grady Hudd
TRINITY Old Scholars had the week off on Saturday after Friday’s rain saw all games across the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association abandoned.
An intra-club Twenty20 fixture was organised as a replacement, with two nine-a-side teams doing battle on Main Oval after Waldeck was deemed unplayable.
By all accounts the match was fiercely contested and enjoyed by both teams.
Austin Smith enjoyed it so much that he couldn’t help but bat twice (must’ve had something to do with his duck in the first dig).
The match was a good lead in to the club’s annual poker night at the Pavilion, which was well supported by the playing group, and TOS affiliates.
Grand Poobah Sean Docherty scooped the pool to take out the top prize, the Matador barbecue, the PS4 went to an unworthy recipient, while Ryan Roberts placed third and took home the cricket gear.
Chase the Ace has jackpotted again, while Ryan Clarke outdid heavy favourite Eythan Barraclough to win the putting contest.
Like they say, drive for show, putt for dough (or scotch, in this case).
Well done to Docs and everyone else who helped make the night another success.
Meanwhile, the women’s team played yesterday and got off to a perfect start, taking a wicket with the first ball of the game.
However, things didn’t quite pan out after that as coach Bradley Schaper’s charges went down by around 60 runs – their first loss of the season.
All mens teams will certainly be looking to make amends for lost time this Saturday when play gets under way.
The two day fixtures will now be played as one-dayers – the A grade are away against Gepps Cross, the B grade at Waldeck against Hectorville, and the C grade at Gawler River against Ingle Farm.
Also, tickets are selling fast for the upcoming Test Match Breakfast to be held on Saturday, December 2 (prior to the first day’s play of the Adelaide Test).
Check Facebook for details (https://www.facebook.com/events/878787038957401/).