Cold November rain – but no umbrella fields. Hooker finishes with 10 wickets.

It was a strange old day for Trinity Old Scholars on the cricket field, with the A grade praying the rain held off and the B grade looking for it to bucket down.


In the end, the wet weather provided just good enough conditions for the A grade to secure a win, but fall just short of an outright, with another five scalps giving Nick Hooker his maiden 10-wicket haul – a solid achievement.

His bowling efforts followed some hitting heroics that helped put the TOSers in with a chance of running down an outright victory.

Hooker hit an unbeaten 42 off 29 balls to help the side to a 95-run lead.

Earlier Brad Cameron (63) and Mitch Dearing (28) had contributed to the team’s pursuit and passing of Pooraka’s 123.

Grey day
It was a wet day at Waldeck.

With the rain coming down, Pooraka put an outright firmly on the cards as they crumbled to 6/34 before Andrew Tomkins and Dave Hammond staved off the Trinity charge to take their team past the score deficit.

The seventh and final wicket fell on 101, with Hooker collecting Tomkins to get his fifth as the rain continued to fall.


Nick’s stats facts

  • Young Hooker took 10/61
  • He has three five-wicket hauls for the season so far.
  • Nick is only the third Trinity Old Scholar to complete a 10-wicket match – the first to do it was his father, Keith (13/48 v Reynella in B2 in 2011/12). The other is Mitch Dearing.
  • A2 is the highest grade in which this milestone has been achieved.

Rained on, but not rained out

In the B grade, the boys were bedevilled by an under-prepared wicket, spinners bowling balls that spat and bounced off the moist deck and rain that just didn’t do enough for them to get off the field.

Nathan Kennedy scored 60 in an impressive innings on a spitting deck.

The task was already difficult, with the Adelaide Lions setting a target of 335 the week before, but when the visitors tied us up we were soon 4/31 and the rain was a long way off helping the lads salvage a draw.

There were more maidens than you’ll see in an average ep of The Bachelor but the Lions weren’t handing out any roses.

Nathan Kennedy (60) and Grady Hudd (51) tamed the wicket sufficiently to forge a 112-run partnership but their dismissals, in quick time after tea, saw the end approaching rapidly.

We were soon dismissed for 150 with the Lions celebrating wildly in the drizzle.


Meanwhile, the week’s weather conditions meant the C grade and women’s teams were unable to get on the field.

This weekend:

T20 v Modbury (Modbury, Tuesday); A grade v Unley (Waldeck); B grade v Fulham (Colins Reserve); C grade v Hope Valley (St Paul’s); Women v Reynella (Reynella).

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.

The joy of six wickets and a tonne for Cammo

Cammo 100
Brad Cameron had a rare day out in the B grade on Saturday.

Brad Cameron was the star of the show in this weekend’s round of TOS cricket, completing the rare feat of collecting six wickets and a century in the one day.

Playing as a ‘slash’ Cammo came into the B grade with the opposition needing just 50 runs to collect first innings points.

The boys came in with much better bowling intent with Harrison Varley, using his left-armers rather than wearing the keeping gloves, and wily Matt Knox bowling a good first spell.

Cameron Fletcher took the opening wicket, before old mate Cammo came on and took 6fa on the way to Goodwood making 9/270.

On last week’s batting performance, Goodwood might have considered themselves a chance of securing an outright, but

Cammo had different ideas – pounding the opposition into submission, along with a BMW.

The last over he faced going 4644.6, hitting the likes of which hadn’t been seen since, well, three Saturdays ago. 😉 😉 😉

He made an unbeaten 133 as we finished 6/177 at stumps.

His century was his fifth for the club, the 11th highest score in club history and the third highest for our B grade.


Mustangs turned into light horses

The A grade mostly made light work of Golden Grove, recording a 207-run first innings victory over last year’s grand final foe.

At 2/11 the Grove’s day started badly and only continued to get worse as they collapsed to 7/70.

Former TOSCC coach Ron Dinan can clearly see into the future as he had earlier (on Facebook) predicted the wicket-taker and mode of dismissal of one of the Brumbies’ key batsmen as Jarryd Furnell strolled to 3/18 off 10 overs.

Only a late recovery that saw the final three wickets put on 97 runs saved the Grove some blushes.

We then had a hit, giving some lower order batsmen a chance at the top and finished off 6/88.

Brad Schaper made 33, adding to his two wickets, and Furnell 21. Jace O’Hara added a third golden duck for the season.


Blistering chase

The C grade destroyed Walkerville’s bowling attack to secure a win.

After knocking the home side over for 143 on a field the size of a bee’s wingspan, the boys collected the score in just 11.4 overs.

The target could’ve been difficult, particularly after losing one opener (who won’t be named out of respect for his previous feats with the club) for a duck with the score on 21.

However, unlike last week, our second-wicket pair was able to carry us to victory.

Kyle Presbury (91*) and Keegan French (61*) broke some bowlers’ hearts as they chased down the score in ultra-quick time (one bowler went for 50 off just three overs).

Earlier, of most note in the bowling figures was the wicket alongside the name of Ash Hutchings – good to have you back.

We hope you play as a fill-in more often!

Women winning again

Our women got back winning ways with an excellent seven-wicket win over Payneham on Sunday.

Payneham set a creditable 3/123, with Shannon Chomik collecting two wickets.

In reply, we also only lost three wickets with Brooke Moreland again leading the way, scoring 60 not out.

Bailee Major’s improved vision also saw her benefit, scoring 15 as she and Moreland took the team to victory in the 20th over.


This week: A2 v Pooraka (Waldeck), B1 v Adelaide Lions (Main Oval); LO4 v Payneham (Payneham Oval); Women v Adelaide Uni (Waldeck).

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.