Cricket vs Cranbrook

Last week was another good test for all teams in our fixture against Cranbrook School. In this week’s Bulletin, we have reports from the 1st XI, 2nd XI and 9A teams. We also go ‘around the grounds’ to learn about notable individual performances and, last but not least, Mr Yarad returns for the last time this season to test out our knowledge of cricket rules in ‘Stumped by the Rules’. 

1st XI

Following a delayed start to the match, Trinity eventually lost the toss and were sent into bat in their last home game of the season. The wicket was favourable for the bowling side early on, but this did not stop Trinity’s openers from laying a healthy platform, with Ashton Frazer (9Mu) scoring a blistering 20 runs. A routine collapse ensued, with Jasper Scott (9WH) the only other batsman to show application at the crease, scoring a gritty 19 off 69 deliveries. Trinity posted a below-par score of 115, and, with batting conditions only improving as the day progressed, their chances of claiming a victory began to seem very unlikely. However, Trinity did not go down without a fight, with Shivam Wadhera (10Ke)battling injury and illness, steaming in to take the only wicket of the innings, finishing with figures of 1/22 off five overs. Full credit must be given to the Cranbrook side, chasing the total down in 23 overs and showing why they are firm favourites to take out the premiership. 

Emmanuel Grogan (12Fo) | Captain

2nd XI

On Saturday 27 February, Trinity’s 2nd XI played at Woollahra Oval for the 9th round of the CAS season. Trinity lost the toss and was sent in to bat on a very green wicket. The two openers, Tom Mackie (11La) and James Schroder (11WJ), started off slowly until they pounced on some bad deliveries and the runs started to flow. James was undone by a reflex catch from the bowler with Trinity now 1/25. Then came Hugh MacMaster (11Sc) who batted well for his 14 runs, finding gaps in the slow outfield and also taking the aerial route. He and Tom batted well together and put a few more runs on the board together. After Hugh’s wicket fell, Trinity were still eyeing a good total until we began to collapse and managed to get all out for 73. Opening bowlers, Hugh MacMaster and James Schroder (11WJ), started bowling tight lines and building pressure until Hugh came away with the first wicket of the innings. The rest of the innings was dominated by Cranbrook’s batters who chased down the total pretty easily. Trinity were given opportunities to take wickets, but our fielding let us down. There are definitely areas that we can work on as a team and individually. Hopefully we can pull together a solid performance in our last fixture of the season against Barker. 

James Schroder (11WJ) | Captain 

9A Cricket Report 

With overcast and rainy conditions forecast, it was going to be tough for both teams. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the openers got themselves in before launching. Maanav Rindani (9Mu) reached 48 before being dismissed. Aryan Nair (9Yo) was a standout with the bat and in the field, producing a vital 69 to propel Trinity to an imposing total of 194. Aryan was a deadeye in the field with one catch and two run outs of which one was a direct hit. With rain sprinkling on top of a green deck, the bowlers found it hard to grip the ball and control their areas. With a partnership steadily building for Cranbrook, Hugo Van Hal (9Mu) stemmed the flow with a direct hit runout. A real shining light from this match was Dhruv Bharadwaj (9St) who picked up his first wickets of this season and got momentum swinging in Trinity’s favour. Cranbrook reached 184, falling 10 runs short. It was great to see the boys get behind one another, even when things were not going our way. The fielding efforts were astonishing, which ultimately helped with the result.

Kyron Thapa (9We) | Captain 

Around the Grounds

In the 10B match, both teams had players away due to School camps. It was pleasing to hear that Sydney Grammar shared players to make the game 8v8 and congratulations to Oliver Highest-Smith (10Hi) who scored 51 not out off 41 balls. In the 9B match, Oliver Pearson (9Sc) continued to score runs with this team, top scoring with 30 runs. The 8B team had a close loss to Cranbrook and the pick of the Trinity bowlers was Patrick Thompson (8Sc) with 4/24 off four overs. In the 8B match, Joel Prodigalidad (8Ar) top scored with 30 runs. In the 7A match, Ujwal Yadem (7Fo) scored 42 off 64 balls whilst in the field and Lachlan Ellis (7Yo) took two great catches and executed a direct run out. Finally, Ashton Yee (7Ta) took 2/9, and Nicholas Streeton (7St) and Hamish Turner (7Ta) put on a partnership of 31 with the bat in the 7B match.

Stumped by the Rules?

Last week, Deputy Head of the Senior School, Mathematics Teacher and Sydney Grade Cricket 1st Grade Umpire, Mr Andrew Yarad, provided us with a question for the dinner table which was: It is the last ball of the over and the batter hits the ball towards fine leg. The wicket Keeper removes his glove to chase, but the fine leg fielder gets the ball first and throws towards the stumps. The ball hits the wicket keeper’s glove on the ground, when the batters have completed two runs. How many runs are scored and is it the end of the over? 

The answer to the above question = 7 runs (2 runs for shot + 5 runs for hitting the glove) and the last ball needs to be rebowled. 

The question for this week from Mr Yarad is: You are the striker’s end umpire. The scores are level and the side batting are nine wickets down with one ball remaining. The delivery is signalled ‘wide’. The wicket-keeper, who is up to the stumps, puts the wicket down with the striker out of his ground not attempting a run. There is an appeal. What is your response and what is the result of the match?

All the best to all teams tomorrow in the last round of Cricket for season 2020-21. 

Luke Gray | Acting Director of Cricket

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