Aussie goes boom boom – again! Bailee and our women’s cricketers make history

A smash and grab on Golden Grove has seen Trinity Old Scholars emerge on top after day one of the much-anticipated rematch of last year’s grand finalists.

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A 108-run opening stand between Ali Forwood and Dan Elvin (39) meant the TOSers were looking good from the start.

Skipper Eythan Barraclough (31) helped take the score to 169 before the Grove got a double breakthrough.

Forwood looked set to score his fourth century for the club, but found himself LBW for 93 after a power-packed innings that included 10 fours and three sixes.

That brace of dismissals might have brought a reprieve for the Grove, but it was not to be as Austin Smith again gave the opposition nightmares.

‘Boom Boom’  teamed up with Mitch Dearing (25), Jace O’Hara (50) and Jarryd Furnell (28) to pile on the runs and take the score to 6/374 from 80 overs.

He finished unbeaten on 84, as well as sharing a 97-run dig with O’Hara, who’d have been glad to avoid a third-straight golden duck.

It was Smith’s third 50 in consecutive matches and his highest score for the TOSers, while O’Hara’s half-century was his first for the club.

Trinity will, of course, need to back up its effort this Saturday, but the weekend’s effort takes it total runs scored against Golden Grove in its past three games to 912.

B grade struggle

Things are a little bleak for our B grade, which was dismissed for about 151 against Goodwood at Cabra.

Dylan Milhench hit 48, while Nick Goodman (28) and skipper Grady Hudd (21) also made contributions.

In reply, Goodwood settled comfortably to be 50 runs short of first innings points with all of their wickets still in hand.

 

C grade lose

The C grade’s biggest highlight was Bailee Major becoming the first female to play in a TOS men’s side, acquitting herself well with a catch, some very conversational banter with the opposition and not backing down to the opposition’s fastest bowler.

However, it was not enough for us to get a win as our concession of runs to Multicultural came back to hurt us.

They made 184 with Keith Hooker (2/8), in a long-awaited return, Dylan Winning and skipper Nick Paget all taking a pair of scalps.

Sadly, Hooks’ day soured quickly, popping a hamstring soon after completing his first spell.

In reply, we lost a wicket early before Keegan French (58) and Mark Williams (42), visiting from Melbourne, putting on a 100-run partnership.

The quick fall of their wickets saw hopes of victory plunge as we lost 9/34, including 4/0, to be dismissed for 134, 50-runs short.

Bailee Major
Bailee Major departs the field after an impressive C grade debut

 

Historic match

Meanwhile, our women’s side played their historic first night match at Waldeck, but it was Northern District shining brightest at the end of the match.

The Jets, featuring a sprinkling of young Trinity talent, made 4/142 with Tamra Cross taking 2/11.

In reply, we stumbled early and found it hard to push through the slower outfield to score 4/84 from our 20 overs.

Major backed up from her earlier efforts to score 31, her highest score, while Brooke Moreland also made 24.

Moreland runs rampant to provide the weekend’s highlight for TOSers

The TOSers collected three wins on the weekend, but just couldn’t quite complete the fourth.

Brooke Moreland

Brooke Moreland scored an unbeaten 95 for the Trinity Old Scholars women’s cricket team on the weekend, falling just short of the first century at this level.

Our women’s team, playing their first game of the season provided the highlight of the weekend, with a solid batting effort against Reynella.

Brooke Moreland dispatched the bowlers to all parts with an unbeaten 95, including 16 fours and a six.

She had support from Leah Clifton, who scored 28* in an unbroken 166-run partnership with Moreland that took the score to 2/180.

If you ask our national champion, Bailee Major, Moreland had a lot to make up for having run her out and deprive her of a big innings.

In reply, Reynella mustered 74 from its innings.

Major, Clifton and Mel Hardy each took two wickets, while debutant Beth Viner-Smith claimed a scalp.

Also playing her first game for Trinity was Emily Mann, welcome to the club.

 

Partnerships hurt

It was a tale of batting partnerships in the A grade match (reduced to a one-dayer after play was abandoned on day one).

Rostrevor batted first and managed strong partnerships throughout the innings to score 7/223.

Jarryd Furnell took the first of his two wickets with the score on 56, before Jace O’Hara (4/45) came back towards the end of the innings to collect two braces of wickets on 193 and 213.

Rostrevor made scoring hard early and the TOSers lost steady wickets to be 6/75, before Aussie Smith found the support of Furnell (25) and then to an extent Jacob Snook, on A-grade debut, and Brad Schaper (16*).

Smith hurried to 56 off 51 balls, but he soon fell and so did hopes of a win as the score reached 9/185 after 40 overs.

 

B grade battle

Chasing our 9/320, Unley made a good fist of the target, falling just 10 runs short of victory in a committed effort.

At tea, the TOSers had taken two wickets and were finding it hard to get the breakthroughs needed on a deck that gave only occasional encouragement for the bowlers.

Brave captaincy from Jace Morgan saw Nick Hooker and Jamie Forwood entrusted with bowling through the final session to try and secure the wickets needed to collect a win.

With only five wickets lost, Unley looked in prime position to run down the score, but an excellent catch from Forwood at square leg (off Hooker) and another to Kennedy (off Forwood) turned the game in our favour.

Needing 18 off the final over, Unley’s last pair couldn’t steal the win from the TOSers, who had worked extremely hard to get the points.

Hooker was the star, claiming a critical five wickets, while Jase Collyer made his debut for the club.

 

Close stuff

Nervous times for the C grade as they chased Modbury’s 9/138, getting the runs with eight wickets down.

Daniel Tanti, on debut for the club, made 45 at the top of the order, while the returning Matt Claughton (21) and Sam Peters (27) each made contributions.

But it was up to Josh Southwell (20) to get the team over the line for the win.

Earlier in the day, Claughton and Southwell each took three wickets, with the evergreen Scott Lee collecting two.

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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