CAS Cricket – T20 South Harbour Tournament

Last Saturday saw the CAS T20 South Harbour Tournament take place under gloomy skies at Queens Park 1. The 1st XI side had two matches scheduled, with the strong Cranbrook side being the first of the opposition and Waverley the second.

Bowling first, Trinity found it difficult to contain the Cranbrook batsmen, even though the pitch was offering a great deal of assistance after the heavy overnight rain. Cranbrook ran very well between the wickets and put the bad ball to the fence (and many times over it) on their way to an imposing score of 182 off 20 overs. Trinity’s batsmen never got going and were restricted to a total of only 93. Some good lessons were learnt and the break between the first and second games was a good opportunity to regroup and discuss what was needed for the second game against Waverley. The main talking points were to try and restrict singles in order to build pressure, and to show more intent to score off every ball with the bat in hand.

Facing Waverley, Trinity’s stand-in captain, Darcy Mooney (12La) lost the toss and Trinity was asked to bowl first. Jasper Scott (9WH) took the new ball and struck with an early wicket. He bowled his best spell of the season and certainly looks to have picked up some pace over the summer holidays. Shivam Wadhera (10Ke) was a welcome return to the side after breaking a finger last term. He also picked up a couple of wickets. Ryan Gupta (10WJ) continued his good form with the ball by picking up three wickets as well. The side’s ground fielding was much better, but still a total of five catches in 20 overs were put down – something which will need to be worked on. Waverley finished their innings on 99, leaving Trinity with an even 100 runs to chase. James Moore (10Ta) and Ashton Frazer (9Mu) opened the batting again and were positive from the start. James was particularly brutal on anything short, hitting three sixes. Ashton rotated the strike well and kept the score board ticking over. With Ashton’s wicket, Darcy Mooney came to the crease and saw the team over the line with the loss of only one wicket. James finished with an impressive 60 not out. Unfortunately the side does not progress to the final, but it was a valuable hit out in preparation for the back end of the season.

CAS Representative Selections

Congratulations to Emmanuel Grogan (12Fo) who has been selected in the CAS Opens Cricket side along with James Moore and Ryan Gupta who have been selected in the CAS Under 16s team. The boys have a CIS selection trial next week before games for the CAS against GPS and ISA later in the month. We wish them the best of luck.

This weekend sees a full round of matches against St Aloysius’. Good luck to all teams, especially our Year 7 teams who will play their first matches together as a group and are no doubt keen to get underway.

Ian Moran | Director of Cricket

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