It was a mixed weekend for the Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club, collecting two wins from four. But the big highlight was the return of a club legend.
With the A-grade match reduced to a one-day contest, the A grade was disappointingly dismissed for 99 by Gepps Cross on their home deck.
Batting at seven, Nicholas Goodman continued his impressive debut season and made 30 as we dropped to 7/56, Austin Smith added some late support with 19.
There was slim hope as the TOSers took six wickets but then Gepps passed the target and went on to make 175 – Jarryd Furnell and Bradley Schapereach took three wickets.
The B grade, also playing a one-day game, had a win, defeating Hectorville at Waldeck after scoring 200.
Benjamin Scott Johnson was the match-winner and Kyle Presbury hit 52 (finally making some runs) including 22 in an over, while the best part of the day was the return of club legend Tim Viner-Smith after an overseas stint. Welcome back, TVS.
Cam Fletcher took two wickets, not eight, and Mark Williams a couple as the visitors fell 30 short.
The C grade made a simple run chase appear hard after Ingle Farm scored 90, with skipper Matt Knox taking another five wickets and fellow veteran Ian Bryant taking 2/16.
Tim Hines returned and smashed 34 off three overs before a mini collapse saw six wickets fall before we claimed the win, with Jacob Snook 14 not out.
It was also great to see Josh Lee jet in for an appearance, along with Hossam Amin, while Mitch Vears debuted for the club.
In the women’s grade, the ladies put up a good fight with seven players keeping Gepps to 4/114 from 20 overs, with ultra-talented Tamra Crosstaking 2/5.
Tamra then backed it up (42) in a 77-run opening stand with Katie Woodrow(36 not out).
Unfortunately, the girls couldn’t keep the run rate up and finished 17 runs short after their 20 overs.
If you know of anyone interested in playing women’s cricket, let us know so we can have a chat with them, as we’ve got a great team that just needs some extra numbers.
Remember, tonight the A grade play their first T20 match of the season, against Hope Valley (5.10pm, Waldeck).
Next: Test match weekend, no games.