Trinity batsmen fail to fire

NIGEL FIDDLER

TRINITY Old Scholars suffered a disappointing 159-run defeat against Old Ignatians in Saturday’s Adelaide Turf A3 cricket match at Waldeck Oval.

Chasing 254 for victory, a poor batting effort – whereby three players failed to score – saw Trinity bundled out for just 94, before enduring 38 overs in the field after, bizarrely, Old Iggies opted not to try for an outright win.

The day started off on a bad note for the Old Scholars when Ali Forwood (2), Brad Cameron (5) and Eythan Barraclough (0), the latter playing in his 100th game, lost their wickets cheaply.

Moe Walker then scored 10 runs from 23 deliveries before being dismissed, while Nick Goodman added just two runs prior to being trapped LBW.

At 5/28, Trinity’s woes were further compounded by the losses of Mark Williams (13) and Jarryd Furnell (0) in quick succession.

A gritty innings from Mitchell Dearing, who fended off some dubious full toss deliveries from the Old Iggies’ attack during his 44-run knock, was the only real highlight as Trinity’s innings came to a close after 38 overs.

Taking to the field for a second time, Trinity found wickets hard to come by as the visitors crawled their way to 2/126 at stumps.

Furnell and Hooker took the wickets.

Meanwhile, Trinity’s B grade had a good win over Hope Valley, with Ryan Roberts taking mfive scalps.

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