Ali joins the Baggy Yellow Club

 Family man

The Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club welcomes another legend to the Baggy Yellow Club this weekend when Ali Forwood plays his 100th game.

Starting in 2008, opening bat Ali has scored 3256 runs at a credible average of 32.24 for the club.

Premiership coach.

Amongst all of those runs are three hundreds and 20 fifties, including the club’s highest score of 186.

Better known as a wicketkeeper and electric fielder, Ali also has three wickets for 108, with a best of 2/22.

Club president Adrian Zorich, himself a member of the BYC, described Ali, our current club coach, as one of the most passionate cricketers he’d played with at the club.

“He works so hard on getting the little things right, he’s a great example to our other players.
Ali has played in four out of our five A-grade flags and coached the club to last season’s success.
We’re very fortunate to have had a clubman like Ali involved with us.”

Adrian Zorich, TOSCC President
Premiership player and legend.

A member of the club’s Team of the First Decade, Forwood’s record sees him second in the club’s all-time runs list in what is a competitive field.

He is 53 runs behind top-scorer Eythan Barraclough and 346 runs ahead of Tim Viner-Smith in fourth place.

Forwood is the eighth member of the BYC, joining good mate and fellow Trinity Mad Dog Ben Johnston, as well as current team-mates Alex Cotter, Barraclough, Viner-Smith, Brad Cameron and Stef Lainas.

Unless Tom Krieg makes a surprise dash at the honour, the next in line to join the BYC will be Mitch Dearing, Dan Elvin or Brad Schaper.

The Baggy Yellow tradition was commenced this season.

TOSers sizzle as Big O and Stef rock Fulham

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The Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club’s A grade finished off its opening ATCA A2 match of the 2018/19 campaign in sizzling fashion, defeating Fulham by 154 runs.

Set 276 for victory, Fulham collapsed under the heat of a solid team bowling effort that was set off by returning player Jace O’Hara.

The Big O took 3/22 from 10.2 overs and his early inroads gave an opening for his team-mates to exploit, which they did to full effect.

Stef Lainas showed why he is always a welcome addition to the A grade side, taking an exceptional 3/16 from 13 overs, while Mitch Dearing took 2/21.

We batted again and Dearing (80) and Alex Cotter (36) made the most of it as we knocked up 3/150 from just 19 overs.

Disappointingly our B grade, who had high hopes of chasing down 162, lost their last seven wickets in rapid fashion to be dismissed for just 106.

Modbury had a second hit and clattered 7/167 from 36 overs.

The day’s highlight was probably skipper Grady Hudd taking his first wicket for the club.
Anyone who’s seen him bowl in the nets will know this is a remarkable achievement.

The C grade had a pretty good line-up for their first game in LO4, but expectations were not met, with the boys dismissed for just 136 by Gepps Cross.

The visitors nearly missed the win, losing eight wickets in pursuit.

Congrats to Jason Collyer and Joel Schories on their debuts for the club.

Saturday night saw our first big event of the season and it was definitely a night to remember.

Our next big event is our Poker Night, put November 17 in your diary.

This week: A grade v Rostrevor OC (Rostrevor), B grade v Unley (Kingswood Oval), C grade v Walkerville (Gawler River).

 

New players

An A-grade debut, some returns and some new players. First day’s good start.

New players
Kieran Hammond (left), Tarryn Matthews and Brad Ratcliffe on debut for the TOSers.

Trinity Old Scholars started the ATCA 2018/19 season in good touch, with our two senior sides in good positions.

We found ourselves with two relatively makeshift sides providing opportunity for a number of players.

Matt Knox, after 43 games for the club, made his A-grade debut, while the ever-reliable Stef Lainas returned to the top side.

Jace O’Hara also made his long-awaited return to the club, but his return to action was short-lived – just one ball, with the bat.

There were plenty of runs among the lads, though with Alex Cotter (63 from 65) and Ali Forwood (25) forming a 75-run opening stand to get the day off to a good start against Fulham.

Acting skipper Tim Viner-Smith (67 from a patient 161), Mitch Dearing (26) and Boom Boom Smith (63 from 60) backed up their work.

The boys totalled 9/276 on a delightfully prepared deck that will give Fulham a fighting chance when play returns.

The B grade was also at home, taking on Modbury.

After having the opposition 5/75, they recovered slightly to dismiss the Hawks for about 160 with Jarryd Furnell (down the grades for one week) taking seven wickets.

We’re three wickets down in pursuit, with returning legend Mick Rutherford at the crease and plenty more batting to come.

Three players made their debuts on Saturday, being Kieran Hammond, Tarryn Matthews and Brad Ratcliffe – welcome to the club, lads.

Other news

Thanks to an anonymous donor, there’s plenty of reason to perform in the opening rounds of the season, with $100 on offer to the first A or B grade player to make 100 or take five wickets winning the cash (which jackpots $10 each game its unclaimed).

Sorry Jabba, your seven fa doesn’t count as it’s only on offer to regular B graders.

Make sure you get to the Pav on Thursday night to buy your songs for Saturday’s first social of the season: the iPod Shuffle.

Catch up with Jacob Snook to snare your favourite beats.

This week:

A grade v Fulham (Waldeck), B grade v Modbury (Main) and C grade v Gepps Cross (Gawler River).

 

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Capping off a new tradition

This season the Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club has instituted a new tradition for players who attain life membership by playing 100 games – a Baggy Yellow cap.

The new playing cap will be awarded to players on the occasion of their 100th game.

At this stage in the club’s history, only a handful of men have achieved this honour, among them players integral to the formative years of the club and faithful Lions’ servants.

Club president and inaugural team member Adrian Zorich, along with 2017/18 A-grade premiership players Alex Cotter, Brad Cameron and Tim Viner-Smith have all received their caps in presentations at the Pavilion.

Club captain Eythan Barraclough and inaugural team member and club sponsor Ben Johnson will soon receive their caps.

We look forward to adding more players to this illustrious list as the years progress.