Cricket News | 1st and 2nd XI Cricket Vs St Patrick’sNick Van Breda
After a lengthy delay due to COVID restrictions, Trinity’s 1st and 2nd XI Cricket players were finally able to dust the whites off and get out on the field for their first trial game of the season against St Pat’s.
The 1st XI side assembled at the picturesque TGS 1 and found themselves in the field. Sam N. (10WJ) captained the side and together with Jasper S. (9WH) had St Pat’s on the back foot early with a wicket each in their opening spell. Both bowlers finished with 2 wickets, along with Shivham W. (10Ke). St Pat’s batted well through the middle overs and a big score was on the cards, but Trinity pegged them back well to bowl St Pat’s out for 219. The run chase got off to a steady start with Thomas B. (8Mu) and James S. (11WJ) looking comfortable at the crease. Thomas was the aggressor and punished any wayward bowling. James played a perfect foil and together the boys put on an over 100 run partnership. At the first drinks break, Thomas was on 47 runs and then really stepped up the pace. He dispatched the bowling to all parts of the field and bought up a magnificent century. He was then promptly retired on 103. This is a remarkable achievement for someone so young. To score a century on debut for the 1st XI is special enough, but to score one on debut as a boy in Year 8 is even more impressive. James S. also batted well to finish on 42 in his first game in the 1st XI. Despite losing a couple of wickets, Trinity’s side chased down the total with relative ease and enjoyed a good win first up.
The 2nd XI did not enjoy as successful a day. Batting first on a soft pitch, wickets tumbled early and Trinity were 5/15 before a solid partnership between Chris K. (10La) and Jay C. (11Sc) steadied the ship somewhat. Their total of 57 was never going to be enough, but Ben C. (11St) bowled well in his comeback to Cricket after many years of absence and he picked up 2 wickets. A number of valuable lessons learned by the 2nds and hopefully an improved performance this week against Waverley.
Ian Moran | Director of Cricket