Last weekend saw Trinity’s Cricket teams fine tune their preparations for round 6 of the CAS season which starts this weekend. The boys trained well and are looking forward to playing next week.
The Year 7 boys continued their trials and are eagerly awaiting to play their first match for Trinity. The teams are shaping up well and there is plenty of talent on show.
Five members of the 1st XI played for South Harbour against North Harbour in the CAS selection game at Barker College on Saturday. To come from this game, Trinity had four players selected to represent the CAS. Congratulations to Liam Scott (12We), Vasi Macmillan (12Ho), Bradley Uglow (12He) and Sebastian Buchanan (10Sc). This is a great achievement for the School to have four players selected for the CAS and reflects the dominance that the side has had on the competition in the first half of the season.
1st XI Cricket – Henderson Shield
In the holidays the 1st XI side played their annual fixture against Trinity Kew from Melbourne. This year it was our turn to host the Melbourne boys and I would like to thank all the families from the 1st XI who opened up their homes to the players from Melbourne. Billeting is a fantastic experience and without this, the game with Trinity Melbourne would not be possible.
Trinity Sydney needed an outright victory over the three days to claim back the Henderson Shield. This is quite a tough task, so the job was ahead of the boys before the first ball was bowled. The Melbourne side won the toss and surprisingly elected to bat. At lunch Melbourne found themselves 4 wickets down for 70 runs. After lunch the Melbourne boys dug deep and the 1st XI had to toil hard for a breakthrough. Once this occurred, wickets came in a flurry and Melbourne lost their final 5 wickets for a total of 3 runs to be bowled out for only 145. Sebastian Buchanan (10Sc), Vasi Macmillan (12Ho), and Bradley Uglow (12He) all chipped in with wickets. The run chase did not go to plan for Sydney and the side lost a number of early wickets. Liam Scott (12We) and Sebastian Buchanan (10Sc) steadied the ship by both making half centuries after being in trouble 6 wickets down and eventually the side was dismissed with a 50 run lead heading into the 2nd innings. Melbourne then came out to bat with the intention of batting out the rest of the game to earn a draw and keep the Shield. They showed a lot of defiance, but the scoring rate was not fast so Sydney was always in the game. With the game at a stalemate, Kenneth Chu (11Mu) entered the attack and produced a fiery spell of short pitched bowling which put fear into the eyes of the Melbourne boys. Kenneth dismissed the opener who made 70 with a Yorker which followed up a brutal bouncer and then claimed two more wickets in the space of six balls to leave the Melbourne side in deep trouble. Brad Uglow (12He) mopped up the tail and Trinity Sydney was left with a total of 127 runs to chase in 51 overs. With the rain clouds lurking menacingly over TGS 1, Liam Scott (12We) made light work of the run chase as he dispatched the Melbourne bowling to all parts of the ground. He smashed a total of 105 not out of the total of 127 and ensured the Henderson Shield would remain in Sydney. An emphatic victory to the 1st XI!
Trinity is in the hunt for a number of premierships at the halfway point of the season and we wish the boys the best of luck heading into the second half of the season.
Ian Moran | MIC Cricket
The Head Master, Matthew Turner (12Ho) and Mr Ian Moran (Director of Cricket) with the Henderson Shield on Quad.