Wins to our A and B grade sides on the weekend mean that Trinity Old Scholars can now start to think of the bigger picture as the season progresses.
With three wins our top two sides have shown they are competitive in their respective grades and can now start to think about fighting it out for a finals spot.
The A grade faced a Grange side that also had two wins on the board and expected a tough contest.
Openers Shaun Lay and Ali Forwood knocked those plans for six with a massive 185-run partnership, the third highest for this wicket in the club’s history – a lovely touch.
It was an important innings for Lay, who had found some touch in the second innings of his last match, allowing him to show he’s more than capable of playing at this level.
Unfortunately, neither player reached triple figures, with Lay (81) dismissed first, quickly followed by Forwood (90) on the same score. The coach will rue being dismissed in the 90s for the third time.
Mitch Dearing added to Grange’s pain with 31 and was the fifth and final wicket dismissed as we made 5/235 from our 40 overs.
Needing just shy of a run a ball, Grange started poorly and it only got worse as they collapsed to be 6/18 under the intense assault of our pace-bowling bash brothers Josh Southwell and Jace O’Hara.
Southwell collected four of the first five wickets, while O’Hara snatched two.
At that point, the match was all over bar the strange occasion of a batsman coming to the crease and giving lip. Not an ideal time to start irritating the fielding team.
Grange were soon dismissed for 114, with only former Tassie batsman Shannon Tubb (58*) showing any real resistance.
On Main Oval, the news was also pretty good for our boys as they faced Reynella, who’d be thankful they’d drawn a limited overs match for their trip north.
Bankrolled by a solid 80 from Nathan ‘Giggsy’ Lee and 45 from Daniel Tanti, the lads had moved to 5/167 before Dom DeRuvo (40) came to the crease and added a cherry to the score of 8/229.
In reply, Reynella started solidly before Brad Cameron (with an eye to the club wickets record?) came on and took a wicket with his first ball.
This seemed to slow the visitors down and they never found a rhythm to even threaten chasing down the score.
Todd Watt and Cammo finished with two wickets each as the visitors compiled 8/168.
To their credit, a swag of the Reynella guys hung around for a beer after the match. They definitely had more than one for the road.
The C grade were at Gawler River and faced a much more competitive Pooraka than they saw when they faced them earlier in the season.
The Bulls had two batsmen fire up and set a testing score of 7/142 and we passed it seven down.
Finally, our D grade had victory in their grasp only to see it disappear over the short boundaries at Blakeview.
We made 186, with Kyle Presbury and Keith Hooker each making half-centuries and One Tree Hill passed it with five wickets down.