Weekend Sports Roundup – Last-gasp wins for TrinityDoug Conway
A cricket victory on the last ball of the day; a basketball win with the last shot of the match … Trinity students discovered first-hand the tension of the final moments of tightly fought sporting contests.
Trinity’s 9A team had Cranbrook nine wickets down when Matthew Nurcombe (8Sc) stepped up to take the final wicket with the last delivery. Aiden Lee (8Ta) scored 54 not out and took 3/18.
Trinity’s 9E basketballers were one point down when Peter Patsalis (8Hi) scored the winning basket as the final siren sounded to snatch a 29-28 victory.
Cricket’s 1sts also discovered that draws can be every bit as exciting and hard-earned as wins when they survived 113 overs to salvage a draw.
Charles Williams (11La) and Tom Dawson (11Ta) kept their wickets intact for 15 overs to deny Cranbrook the final scalp after Tom Bermingham (10Mu) had scored 146 runs, his second consecutive century.
Trinity ended up on 9-328 in reply to Cranbrook’s 9-414.
The School went down 34 matches to 54 against Cranbrook overall but there wasn’t a single loss in the first grade encounters, with six wins and a draw, compared with first grade losses in cricket, basketball, and tennis against Cranbrook in term one.
Basketball had 16 wins and 23 losses, water polo 3-4, volleyball 2-1, table tennis 5-1 against King’s, tennis 4-14 against Knox, and touch football 1-6 against Waverley.