The TOSers collected three wins on the weekend, but just couldn’t quite complete the fourth.

Brooke Moreland

Brooke Moreland scored an unbeaten 95 for the Trinity Old Scholars women’s cricket team on the weekend, falling just short of the first century at this level.

Our women’s team, playing their first game of the season provided the highlight of the weekend, with a solid batting effort against Reynella.

Brooke Moreland dispatched the bowlers to all parts with an unbeaten 95, including 16 fours and a six.

She had support from Leah Clifton, who scored 28* in an unbroken 166-run partnership with Moreland that took the score to 2/180.

If you ask our national champion, Bailee Major, Moreland had a lot to make up for having run her out and deprive her of a big innings.

In reply, Reynella mustered 74 from its innings.

Major, Clifton and Mel Hardy each took two wickets, while debutant Beth Viner-Smith claimed a scalp.

Also playing her first game for Trinity was Emily Mann, welcome to the club.

 

Partnerships hurt

It was a tale of batting partnerships in the A grade match (reduced to a one-dayer after play was abandoned on day one).

Rostrevor batted first and managed strong partnerships throughout the innings to score 7/223.

Jarryd Furnell took the first of his two wickets with the score on 56, before Jace O’Hara (4/45) came back towards the end of the innings to collect two braces of wickets on 193 and 213.

Rostrevor made scoring hard early and the TOSers lost steady wickets to be 6/75, before Aussie Smith found the support of Furnell (25) and then to an extent Jacob Snook, on A-grade debut, and Brad Schaper (16*).

Smith hurried to 56 off 51 balls, but he soon fell and so did hopes of a win as the score reached 9/185 after 40 overs.

 

B grade battle

Chasing our 9/320, Unley made a good fist of the target, falling just 10 runs short of victory in a committed effort.

At tea, the TOSers had taken two wickets and were finding it hard to get the breakthroughs needed on a deck that gave only occasional encouragement for the bowlers.

Brave captaincy from Jace Morgan saw Nick Hooker and Jamie Forwood entrusted with bowling through the final session to try and secure the wickets needed to collect a win.

With only five wickets lost, Unley looked in prime position to run down the score, but an excellent catch from Forwood at square leg (off Hooker) and another to Kennedy (off Forwood) turned the game in our favour.

Needing 18 off the final over, Unley’s last pair couldn’t steal the win from the TOSers, who had worked extremely hard to get the points.

Hooker was the star, claiming a critical five wickets, while Jase Collyer made his debut for the club.

 

Close stuff

Nervous times for the C grade as they chased Modbury’s 9/138, getting the runs with eight wickets down.

Daniel Tanti, on debut for the club, made 45 at the top of the order, while the returning Matt Claughton (21) and Sam Peters (27) each made contributions.

But it was up to Josh Southwell (20) to get the team over the line for the win.

Earlier in the day, Claughton and Southwell each took three wickets, with the evergreen Scott Lee collecting two.

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