Trinity makes hard work of first victory
TRINITY Catholic College of Lismore has picked up its first win of the 40th annual Marist Cricket Carnival - but it wasn't easy.
Play returned to turf wickets in Lismore yesterday after games on Wednesday had to be switched to grounds with synthetic due to overnight rain.
Carnival convenor Selwyn Gilmore said there was plenty of juice in the wickets and Trinity was made to work hard in a small run chase.
Catholic College Bendigo batted first in the game at Oakes Oval and, after reaching 3-70, the Victorians collapsed to be all out for just 98 in about 35 overs.
Tom Parsons (3-15) and Daniel Hamshaw (2-10), both bowling leg-spin, helped turn things around along with the fielding of Nick Fuller, who was involved in two run outs.
In reply, Trinity lost wickets steadily and were in trouble at 5-50.
It took an unbroken half-century partnership between captain Tobyn Burvill (50 not out) and Nick Fuller (20 not out) to get Trinity over the line.
"They won by five wickets but it wasn't that convincing," Gilmore said.
"It took them about 40 overs to get there.
It was tough going for the batsmen but, surprisingly, it was the spinners and not the seamers who did the damage.
"Bendigo had a left-arm Chinaman bowler who proved particularly difficult to play."
Gilmore said coach Pat Martin had expected batting to be Trinity's strength this week but the bowlers had done well on both days.
"The totals in the other two games today (Thursday) were 150-160 so Trinity needs the batsmen to start clicking," he said.
Day One (Wednesday) results were:
- St Joseph's Hunters Hill 4-220 d Assumption College Kilmore 93
- Newman College Perth 7-129 d Trinity College Lismore 124
- Catholic College Bendigo 9-218 d Marcellin College Bulleen 8-146
Players of the Match:
- St Joseph's Hunters Hill: Kieran Tate 53 not out
- Assumption College Kilmore: Sam Laffan 36 and 3 catches
- Newman College Perth: Angus Taylor 50 and 2 catches
- Trinity College Lismore: Sam Martin 18 and 2-9
- Marcellin College Bulleen: Joshua Ball 50 not out
- Catholic College Bendigo: Nathan Fitzpatrick 24 and 2-3