A CENTURY from Brad Cameron saw Trinity Old Scholars start its 2017/18 Adelaide Turf A3 cricket season with a bang on Saturday.
Playing at home on Waldeck Oval – for the first time in front of their brand-new clubrooms – the TOSers quickly set about putting the visiting Sacred Heart Old Collegians side to the sword, after electing to bat.
Opening batsman Ali Forwood, who has replaced Ron Dinan as Trinity’s A-grade coach, set the tone early by blasting a quick-fire 62 to put the hosts in the box seat.
Cameron, relishing his promotion to number three in the batting order, took the reins following Forwood’s dismissal, with busy running between wickets a hallmark of his innings.
Trinity did suffer a few setbacks – a number of batsmen failed to score – however, it was debutant Nick Goodman who steadied the ship with an impressive performance.
Goodman, after starting slowly, soon began to find the boundary as he played a perfect foil to Cameron.
He did have some luck along the way, after being bowled by a no-ball just before reaching his half-century, but made the most of his chances, before eventually losing his wicket on 80.
Cameron’s knock ended on 108, with Trinity batting the entire day to finish in a commanding position, at 9/340.
Meanwhile, Trinity’s B2 side also enjoyed a run-fest on Saturday, also against Sacred Heart, finishing its innings on a whopping 7/395.
Centuries from vice captain Moe Walker (119) and Ryan Roberts (131) bankrolled the total.