Trinity into grand final

TRINITY Old Scholars will vie for an Adelaide Turf A3 cricket premiership this weekend after defeating Gepps Cross by six wickets in a two-day semi-final clash at Waldeck Oval.
Trinity lost the toss and was sent in first on a flat deck, but had its opponents 4/52 early on.
However, a Gepps Cross resurgence through the middle order saw it post a formidable 9/196 at the end of its 80 overs.
Left-arm quick Mitchell Dearing was Trinity’s best with the ball, taking 4/31, while Josh Southwell (three wickets) and Brad Schaper (one) also contributed.
Facing a difficult run chase, the TOSers’ innings started poorly.
Opener Daniel Elvin was bowled for a duck, while Alistair Forwood (five) and Brad Cameron (six) were also dismissed quickly.
With their side sitting at 3/13, skipper Eythan Barraclough and Alex Cotter dug deep for their side.
The duo enjoyed a 141-run partnership to help set up the victory, with Cotter blasting 94 from 92 balls, and Barraclough hitting the winning runs to remain unbeaten on 63.
Trinity will play either Golden Grove or Old Ignatians in the decider, however the association had yet to decide which team would advance from that match at the time of print deadline.
Golden Grove secured a first innings victory, yet the higher-ranked Old Ignatians tied the game outright, leaving confusion as to which team enters the decider.
In B2, Trinity suffered a heart-breaking one-wicket loss to Gaza.
Heading into the match as the underdogs, against the top team, the TOSers batted well to post 150 on a difficult, damp pitch, largely thanks to Moe Walker (45) and Dylan Winning (30).
A gutsy bowling effort from Walker (five wickets) reduced the hosts to 9/141, however some bold slogging from Gaza’s tail-enders got their team over the line.
Meanwhile, the higher-ranked Trinity earned a free pass in LO5 after its semi-final with Ingle Farm District was washed out.
The TOSers will now play Marion in the grand final.

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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