Trinity boys make Australian Marist IX
THEY might not have won the final but the Trinity Catholic College cricketers impressed with their skills, talent and sportsmanship when they played Sacred Heart College Auckland in the Marist Cricket Carnival.
At Oakes Oval on Saturday, the boys from the Lismore college took on the more experienced players from Auckland in the final of the competition involving eight schools from across Australia and New Zealand.
The last time the college team won the carnival was in 1996.
Cricket team manager Matt Barlow said Trinity lost the match 133-93, but three of the players were recognised with selection in the Australian Marist IX.
"One of our players Jacov Graham, 17, was named fielder of the carnival,” he said.
"Then Jacov, our captain Kaleb Auld, 17, and Lachlan Barnsely, 16, were named in the Australian Marist IX.”
Barlow said the Kiwis won the toss and elected to bat.
"New Zealand played really well as a team. They won the toss and chose to bat first and they got 20 or 30 runs more than we would have wanted,” he said.
"We batted then steadily lost wickets until Tranan Burvill, 15, steadied the ship and got 25 but unfortunately the wickets kept falling and we were all out for 93.”
Barlow said the Trinity boys performed extremely well.
"They really overachieved and took some very big scalps to the make the finals,” he said.
"They are quite a young team, so for them to get where they did in front of a home crowd ... we were really pleased.”