A good day’s cricket this Saturday can see Trinity Old Scholars’ A grade score an outright and go a long way to gaining a top two position and a home final.
Facing an inexperienced Hectorville, the A grade made short work of the visitors’ batting line-up on day one, dismissing them for 107.
Only a 25-run last-wicket partnership got Heccies into triple figures, with their most experienced player Scott Hosking making 25 batting at 10.
Four bowlers shared the wickets, with Jace O’Hara and Austin Smith taking three each.
The leading wicket-takers caused much conversation among the opposition with O’Hara labelled the second-fastest bowler in the comp behind some bloke from Rostrevor, and the opening batsman amazed that Aussie was actually our opening bowler.
In reply, we made harder work of the run chase than we would have liked and were 5/91 at stumps. Mitch Dearing top-scored with 41.
A disciplined day of cricket on Saturday could see the TOSers benefit – but we will have to make every post a winner and not take the opposition for granted.
The B grade were taking on a finals-bound Kilburn and the bowlers did a good job of containing the opposition after they’d got away to a flyer.
At 0/70 and 2/150, Kilburn would’ve been hoping for a massive score.
But Jom Tones had other ideas and ran through them to take six fa and have them dismissed for 230.
Unfortunately we’re 5/75 in reply but not out of the hunt yet. There’s still opportunity for us to knock this team off and put a dent in their premiership ambitions.
Meanwhile, the C grade had a tough day at the office, batting first and dismissed for 81. Mawson Lakes lost six wickets in response.
Finally, our women were forced to forfeit again.
In other news, we think, although we’re not certain, that our Perfect President survived his buck’s show on the weekend.
It was great to see so many TOSers on hand to make sure he didn’t drown in the river (our experience says buck shows can get out of hand on the river bank!).
This Saturday: A grade v Hectorville (Waldeck), B grade v Kilburn (Kilburn); C grade v Grange (Grange); Women v Reynella (Waldeck).