Shield loss for college

Trinity was sent out to bat first and was well contained by the Port team early on, with Nick Bartlett and Jack Connolly impressing with the ball on a difficult Wayne Richards Park wicket.

Bartlett ended up with 2/21 off 10, overs while Connolly edged slightly ahead of his Port Panthers Pirates clubmate, taking 2/18 off seven.

At the 45th over mark, Trinity was sitting on 5/117 before letting loose with a big final five overs.

Led by batsman Tobin Burvill, who was lucky to still be on the pitch having been dropped by St Paul’s/MacKillop in the field three times, Trinity hit several boundaries and ended up with 153.

The Port team started its innings impressively, with Kirk Lower making 24, Ben Woodward 18 and Jamie Carroll 17 before Trinity stepped it up a notch.

At 3/50 after 20 overs, the Port team couldn’t maintain its run-rate and found it hard to spot gaps in the field, eventually ending up all out for 132, 22 runs short of their target.

Coach Chris McQueen was impressed with his side’s efforts, saying both sides were evenly matched.

“The guys bowled well and controlled things well for the majority of the match but relaxed a bit towards the end,” he said.

“We came out and batted strongly but couldn’t keep up our run rate unfortunately.

“The match could have gone either way, with both sides matched fairly evenly.”

Good areas: Jack Darcy looks to get some spin.  Pics: PETER GLEESON

Good areas: Jack Darcy looks to get some spin. Pics: PETER GLEESON


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