The A grade and C grade had the week off on Saturday, with the As not getting under way due to a wet pitch and the Cs receiving a forfeit.
Luckily for them, there was still plenty of ‘live action’ down at Kingswood Oval where the B grade took on Unley.
It was great to see Jamie Forwood pull on the whites again, while Jase Morgan took the reins as skipper for the first time.
Also, congrats to Jason Collyer on his first B-grade appearance. After losing the toss and being sent into the bat, the boys looked in a bit of trouble early after losing a few quick wickets.
Enter Rob McLean – aka ‘Robbie Mac’, ‘The Great Man’, ‘Mac Attack’…we could go on forever.
Ever the great club man, Rob selflessly put his hand up to play on Thursday night when the team was struggling for numbers – and the cricket gods repaid him in spades.
After getting his innings going with some elegant drives through cover, Rob proceeded to plunder the Unley attack to all parts of the ground.
Mixed with some dash between the wickets not seen by too many other 42-year-olds, Rob raced to 50 in no time – and those present at the grade, including the whole A-grade team who were watching – began to wonder: could he do it?
Already in unchartered territory – Rob’s previous higest score for TOS was 44 in 2013 – he continued to take it to the Unley attack.
After some close shaves in the nervous nineties, a quick single to mid-on brought Rob his hundred, with the celebration that followed putting Davey Warner to shame.
The great man freed his arms thereafter, putting a number of deliveries over the rope – and one into the car park – before being stumped on a colossal 151.
Rob’s knock provided the backbone to Trinity’s innings, with some lower-order fireworks from Nick Hooker (70 not out) helping the team to declare at 9/320.
The boys had eight overs at Unley before stumps, but were unable to take a wicket.
Play will resume this Saturday with the A-grade hopeful of playing a one-dayer against Rostrevor, while the C grade take on Modbury away.