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.

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.