Two wins from three matches for Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club on the weekend continued our good start to the season as Mitch Dearing celebrated joining the 100 club.
In a limited overs match at Walkerville, the A grade found themselves batting first despite losing the toss.
A steady start was disrupted when Shaun Lay was dismissed with 20 on the board, but Ali Forwood found a partner in Cain Ryan (30) and the pair enjoyed a 60-run partnership before the latter was run out.
Ardene Ruhode came in for his first TOSCC dig and made a breezy 15, before his dismissal prompted a collapse of 4/7, including the wicket of Forwood for 51.
Dearing gained steady support from BradCameron (12) and Josh Southwell (13*) to build up a competitive score of 9/175.
The milestone man was dismissed on the last ball of the innings for 31.
Walkerville started steadily, moving to 41 before Jarryd Furnell struck twice in quick time to reduce them to 2/54.
It was another 53 runs before the next wicket fell and with opener Cox still at the crease were looking threatening.
But in the twinkling of an eye, the home side lost 5/3 with Brad Schaper running rampant in taking four wickets.
At 7/110, only one side was winning, particularly once Cox (87) became the ninth man dismissed on 122. Only a little fling at the end prolonged the contest.
Joining Schaper among the wickets were spin duo Furnell and Ruhode, with five between them.
The C grade met Blue Brigade in their opening match of the season at LO4 HQ at Gawler River and came away with a loss.
Batting first we made 100 with Matt Knox (17) resuming his standard position as top scorer, while Jacob Symons made 16. The pair were among six batsmen to reach double scores and not go on with it.
Blue Brigade’s win was never in doubt, losing only five wickets.
Knox and Scott Lee each took two wickets, Lewis Mannix picked up a run out.
A strong batting effort saw the D grade home against Angle Vale.
Dan Elvin, with a hip flexor injury restricting his movement, had some fun in smashing 50, while Ryan Roberts enjoyed a free hand with 49 as we made 170.
In reply, Angle Vale had one player make half of their score as they reached 9/136 from their 40 overs.
Every bowler took a wicket, with Charlie Collins and Cam Howe each recording a brace. Collins’ eight overs costing just nine runs.
There’s no B grade wrap, as the boys drew after last week’s rain saw the match abandoned.
This week: A grade v Ingle Farm (T20, Rowe Park); B grade v Golden Grove (T20, Waldeck); D grade v North Pines (Pines Primary School).