Cricket was officially back on Saturday with our U12A-U16A teams playing against Langley Park.
Mr Schofield, Head of Cricket, has shared a recap of events for us to enjoy: “All 12 players involved in U12A were making their debuts for the school, with seven of them having joined in September. After batting first and losing Arush Wavhal to the first ball of the match Ed Thomas (64 ret) and Rahul Sohoni (53 ret) rebuilt, with composure and great shot selection. Zack Stringer added a quick 36* with the team running between the wickets well throughout the innings. Wickets were shared around with Wavhal and Sohoni picking up two each and the whole team showing improvement in the field from training.
“In U13A, there was an outstanding bowling display from Zac Goldschmied (5-3) while all-round superb fielding performance (Rohan Kumar with three catches) saw our U13s limit Langley to just 33 (14.3 overs). We reached their total in 4.4 overs with Akash Abbot scoring 16 from 14 balls. Special mention for Caleb Thompson playing in his first ever competitive cricket match, along with Theo Chapman, Rohan Kumar, Tommy Wright, Ollie Stephenson and Zac Goldschmied who also made their debuts for the school.
“U14A was involved high scoring game on lower field, where Trinity won the toss and batted first. A good opening partnership between Dylan Patel and Lewis Roberts set up the trinity innings well. The 2nd wicket partnership between Roberts and Bradshaw proved to be the match winning one however (82). Joe Bradshaw was retired on 52 and Lewis Roberts was out for 44. We then eventually bowled out Langley for 150 with Jacob King bowling well at the death. He finished with figures of 4-10 off his 5 overs. Player of the match was Jacob King.
“U15A: In their first game since being in South Africa together, the U15A team wasted no time in getting back into the swing of things. After winning the toss, Trinity posted 194-2 off their 30 overs, with openers Oliver Falero and Archie Holman both reaching 50 ret and Max Beadle ended 39*. The win was completed by restricting Langley to below 50 all out. A strong performance by all involved.
“Meanwhile U16A’s lost the toss and were asked to bowl first. This turned out to work in Trinity’s favour as we struck early reducing the opponents to 6-2. The batting further capitulated as a mixture of questionable shots and good bowling placed the score at 38-6 off 15 overs. Langley’s lower order rallied, bludgeoning the ball to all areas of the pitch in a four over purple patch, catapulting the score to a respectable 115 finish. Trinity started their reply positively, maintaining an impressive run rate up until the ninth over when we lost our first wicket. There was a slight plateau in the run rate which was followed by a flurry of Trinity wickets seeing the home side reduced to 113-5. The optimism seen in the opposition was quickly evaporated with a sweep for four from Aarush Wangoo to finish off a comfortable victory. Player of the match was Josh Bellamy.”
“There were some great performances and lots of debuts. Congratulations to the boys involved,” added Mr Schofield.
Well done everyone!
Scores were as follows:
U12A – Trinity 187-3 (Thomas 64 ret, Sohoni 53*, Stringer 36*) Langley 48ao
U13A – Langley 33ao (Goldschmied 5-2, Stephenson 3-6) Trinity 34-0 (Abbot 16*)
U14A – Trinity 171-7 (Bradshaw 50, Roberts 44, King 30) Langley 150ao (King 4-10)
U15A – Trinity 194-2 (Holman 50, Falero 50, Beadle 39*) Langley 42ao
U16A – Langley 115ao (Ganguli 3-20), Trinity 117-5 (Bellamy 29, Wangoo 27*, Burt 24)
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