Weekend Sports Roundup – Century stand secures victoryDoug Conway
An unbeaten century partnership for the eighth wicket turned likely defeat into an improbable victory for Trinity’s cricket firsts.
Chasing 315 runs to win, Trinity was staring at defeat against Barker when the seventh wicket fell at 192.
But Sajith Kundar (10Ke) and Thomas Huynh (11Ke) added 126 runs, finishing on 140 not out and 53 not out respectively, to secure victory.
The 10As scored an outright win, largely thanks to a nine-wicket haul from Hunan Ali (9Ar) and seven wickets for Jaden Tsang (9We), and the thirds won their first match of the season in a super over after being tied on 107 runs.
A number of teams across several sports recorded their first wins as Trinity registered 54 victories to 32 defeats against St Aloysius, including cricket’s 9Cs, seven basketball teams – the 7ths, 8ths, 10ths, 10B, 10E, 10H, and 9Gs; four tennis teams – the 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 9Ds; and the water polo 14Bs.
Romeo Ozdemir (9Du) starred in the final minute of the 10Es basketball game, nailing a three-pointer to put Trinity up by one. A short time later, with the scores tied, he sank two free throws to secure victory by 24-22.
Tennis won all Year 8 games, dropping only two sets in the age group.
Basketball teams came out on top 24-14, water polo 6-1, tennis 12-5, and cricket 6-3.
Touch football had a 2-4 result, while table tennis, although losing 1-5 to pace-setters Knox, lost fewer sets against Knox than any other school so far.
In representative news, Marcus Mastro (10Mu) was named in the Australian U16 rugby team to play against the Pacific All Stars in Canberra next month.