Trinity through to state comp despite Downie thrashing
TRINITY Catholic College Lismore's open boys side can look forward to further state action despite seeing its hopes of Downie Shield silverware snuffed out.
Harry Dean cracked a century as opponents De La Salle College racked up 209 in today's final of the statewide tournament.
The Lismore side could not recover from a horror start as the Sydney side wrapped up a comfortable 133-run win in the Penrith clash.
Revesby-based De La Salle was in trouble at 5-67 before Dean took command of the innings.
The Bankstown second grader made a superb unbeaten 114 not out as his side was dismissed for 209 after 48 overs.
Trinity could not recover after losing two wickets from the opening two balls as their opponent's bowlers ran amok.
Coach Pat Martin could only watch helplessly as his side was dismissed for just 76 in 28 overs.
Despite the loss, Trinity does have some rewards for its committed efforts this season.
Martin's side will take its place alongside De La Salle and six other schools from across the state in the All Schools state competition.
That event, which is open to the best teams from schools of all denominations, gets started in the spring.