Trinity cricketers on a path to glory
TRINITY Catholic College players are celebrating after taking a step further towards state cricketing glory.
The Lismore side secured a place in the final of the Downey Shield after seeing off semi-final opponents St Stanislaus College.
It is believed to be the first time in about 20 years that the team has reached the concluding match of the competition, which initially featured dozens of teams from across the state.
Batting first on a synthetic turf at neutral territory in Tamworth, the Lismore side, which features players in years 10-12, battled to a competitive total from its 50 overs.
Tobyn Burvill made 53 and Nick Fuller chipped in with 33 as Trinity finished on 7/167.
The clash was in the balance at the final drinks break, with the Bathurst side needing some 80 runs from the final 16 overs with four wickets in hand.
An excellent fielding and bowling display, though, saw Trinity wrap up an eventual 36-run win.
Fuller and Tom Parsons starred with the ball, taking three wickets apiece.
Trinity will take on to-be-determined opponents in the Sydney final later this month.