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.

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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.

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.