Well, we’re all in COVID isolation and TOSCC wishes all our players and supporters the best for this short period of lockdown. We look forward to getting back on the pitch on the other side of this.

Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club report

Menawhile, here’s last week’s TOS wrap.  

The all-round ability of Nathan Kennedy came to the fore for the Trinity Old Scholars, as he guided the C grade to victory at LO4 HQ.

The C grade’s win was the only TOS success of the day and came after the opposition, Fulham had posted a challenging 9/160.

With what was a pretty handy outfit, Kennedy took three 3/35, opening the bowling with Matt Knox, while Scott Lee and Bailey Puvogel added another two wickets each to their season tallies.

In reply, Jacob Snook (21) and Grady Hudd (23) got us off to a good start.

Kennedy came in with a platform set and was supported by Daniel Elvin (32*) as he hit out to 76.

There’s been plenty of talk about the club needing a C grade bully in recent times – could Kendoll be the man???

To Flinders Park and the A grade were taken down by a hungry home side, rolled for 172. Given that COVID was, without us knowing it, running rampant in the western suburbs at this time, it wasn’t the worst thing that could have happened to us.

We started play at 2/22 in pursuit of a challenging 280. We began slowly, with Ardene Ruhode and Shaun Lay finding it hard to make runs and that was to be the theme of the afternoon as a disciplined bowling and fielding performance and an inability to turn the strike saw the pressure mount on us.

The end of 2019/20 and the current isolation period have had financial ramifications for the club. We know some people are doing it tough right now, but if you’re in a position to purchase a club membership, we’d love you forever. Membership packs are to be distributed after the lockdown.

Lay batted well for 42 but was unable to find the gaps and was soon the fourth batsman dismissed.

Tim Viner-Smith (23) and Mitch Dearing (48) formed the best partnership of the day with 54 runs.

Upon the skipper’s dismissal, off a juggled catch, the pressure was then on Dearing and we fell out of the hunt when he was dismissed, stumped off the keepers’ pads.

An after-match post-mortem took place and the players gave honest feedback on where we’re at – we know we need to get hungrier and have more on-field presence.

The clatter of wickets was a constant for the B grade as we succumbed for 134, in pursuit of a gettable 206 against Unley at Waldeck.

We were 2/13 and never looked like getting back on top as we collapsed to 6/53 and 7/72.

Only a smashing 63 from Todd Watt (57 balls, nine fours, one six) added any real value backbone to the score.

Unley had a second dig and made 4/57 with Watt adding another wicket to his three the previous week and Austin Smith taking two.

The D grade lost in the final over against One Tree Hill.

This week: In isolation at home.

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