Brad Cameron scored a century and a new record in Trinity Old Scholars cricket on the weekend, as the A grade set itself in a strong position for victory against Woodville Rechabites.
Cameron scored his sixth century for the club, now one ahead of Tom Krieg (who scored his last hundred in 2012/13 – we hope to see Tommy out again soon).
As usual, Cammo’s innings was full of class and was scored at a good clip, his unbeaten 122 coming off 166 balls as he steered the team through the day.
He came to the wicket at 1/67 after Ali Forwood (28) and Daniel Elvin had started well.
An 85-run second-wicket partnership then eventuated, until Elves was dismissed by the veteran Paul Duffett for 73. It was a useful knock from the opener.
Cammo then found handy allies right down the order, Mitch Dearing (35) among them, as Rechabites found our batting line-up hard to crack and we finished 7/345 from our 80 overs.
Ever wondered what a Rechabite is?
Rechabites /ˈriːkəbaɪts/ are a biblical clan, the descendants of Rechab through Jehonadab. They belonged to the Kenites, who accompanied the Israelites into the Holy Land and dwelt among them. The main body of the Kenites dwelt in cities and adopted settled habits of lifebut Jehonadab forbade his descendants to drink wine or to live in cities. They were commanded to always lead a nomadic life.
Our target is going to be a tough one to chase down, but with the home side still in the hunt for finals, they will be aiming to wreck our hopes of victory.
After a shambolic start, with the opposition turning up at the wrong ground, the B grade began well, but then dropped some chances to let Ingle Farm off the hook.
As a result they made 279 after being 3/69.
The C grade lost by four runs, in pursuit of 105, while the Women’s game was abandoned due to Sunday’s heat.
This week: A grade v Woodville Rechabites (Matheson Reserve); B grade v
Ingle Farm (Waldeck); C grade v Blue Brigade (Gawler River); Women v Adelaide
University (Park 10, No 2).