CAS Cricket Vs Barkerdeveloper
Saturday saw the much anticipated start of the CAS season with Trinity taking on Barker. Unfortunately the rain put a halt to most of the day’s proceedings, which was very frustrating for so many of the boys who were eager to play after such a long layoff from competitive Cricket. There were a handful of matches completed, and most teams managed at least some Cricket before Mother Nature won out.
Trinity VS Barker
It was a brisk Saturday morning with a chance of rain forecasted. Trinity were nervous, arriving at the famous TGS Number 1 for the first CAS game of the season. The weather was a cool 24 degrees at 56% humidity.
As the young men of the Trinity 1st XI arrived the atmosphere began to rise, as the anticipation of history was about to be made with six young Trinity men about to make their debut and reach the peak of their Trinity cricketing career, fulfilling their Year 7 dreams.
The young men who made their debut are:
Tom Bermingham (9MU)
Tom, being the youngest member of the team, immediately showed a great attitude to the game from ball one. Bermo looked like he’d been playing in the team for years and slotted in better than a coin in a vending machine. For such a young man, Bermo’s knowledge of the game is astounding and looks to be following in line with James Moore and Emmanuel Grogan as a young big hitter, who both went on to captain the first XI.
Manav Rindani (10MU)
The pocket rocket has joined the team and is looking to perform with the bat over the season, though unfortunately we didn’t get to see Manav in action due to the rain. We did get to see Manav fly through the air attempting to take what would’ve been an absolute ‘ripsnorter’ of a catch at his position of mid-on.
Sean Turner (10MU)
Sean Turner, a six foot one powerhouse who bowls leg spin. When Sean, or “Noodle”, as the young men refer to him as, showed up to trials in the pre-season, excitement was shared in hopes we had a new, tall, fast bowler but when he told us he bowled leg spin we never looked back. Sean challenges the outside edge consistently and due to the rain we didn’t see much of him but we are all looking forward to seeing him thrive.
Isaac Wyatt (11WJ)
Isaac thrived in the field on the weekend and has been the missing link in the field that Trinity’s 1st XI has been looking for. Isaac tears along the boundary and fires the ball at rapid speeds, stopping the batsmen coming back for two and saving crucial runs. Isaac is a right-armed paceman who is handy with the ball and, just like his throws, can bowl the ball fast and at the batsmen, making them play rash shots and creating chances.
Joel Grimmond (12He)
Grimmo is the oldest man in the team, sharing wisdom and knowledge amongst the younger team-mates. Grimmo has the safest pair of hands in the competition and every young man in the team would trust Grimmo to catch their newborn child if it came down to it. He not only has the safest pair of hands but is able to show a new perspective on the field through his old eyes.
Hugh McMaster (12 Sc)
Hugh was thrown the ball late in the day as the Barker batsmen began to get their eyes in. He was bowling a troubling line and length, bamboozling the batsmen and making the opposition increasingly frustrated. Hugh was unfortunately on the receiving end of some big hitting and was taken up and over the field into Yeo Park in what was the biggest shot I have ever seen. But Hugh didn’t let it get to him and after the minor hiccup was straight back onto his line and length digging the ball into the wicket and moving it off the seam. These six young men seemed right at home performing to the best of their abilities and representing the team with pride and passion, bringing the 1st XI team to their full potential and being a winning team.
A notable performance from the days play was Ryan Gupta (11WJ) who when I threw him the ball told him to “Work your magic, Gups, show me what you got.” And by jingoes by daisies this man warmed his fingers up and spun the ball into another dimension. The ball was turning at right angles looking like a youthful Shane Warne taking 2/26 and being the pick of the bowlers.
It was a short day of cricket after Trinity was put into the field, and rain began to trouble the ability to play. After taking the covers on and off three times, much to the disappointment of both the teams the umpires decided to abandon the match and Trinity were left with a draw as their first result of the season.
Sam Newton (11 WJ)
1st XI Acting Captain
After missing out on representing the School for the entirety of last term, the 10A Cricket team made the trip up the Pacific Highway to Barker College with enthusiasm and excitement.
After winning the toss and asking Barker to bat, we got off to a great start with Jayden Skuse (10Ar) and Tom Huynh (10Ke) restricting the hosts to 3/5 from their first 10 overs. A strong fightback from the Barker middle-order saw them claw their way back into the game. However, Tom returned to the attack and he closed off the innings with an astonishing 6/1 off his six overs. Yes you read that correctly! Eventually we bowled Barker out on the final ball of the innings for 94.
Captain Kyron Thapa (10We) and Aryan Nair (10Yo) got the Trinity innings off to a flying start, putting together 84 runs in the first 10 overs, before Kyron departed for a well made 37. Aryan continued to control the chase well and with the assistance of Zac Ugov (10He) we passed the Barker score in the 15th over.
It was a great start to the season and the boys will look to build on their effort as we take on St. Aloysius’ at home this weekend.
Hopefully this weekend will not be affected by weather and we will get a full round in against St Aloysius’. Good luck to all teams.
Ian Moran | Director of Cricket