It was a mixed weekend for the boys of Old Scotch as the A-Team easily accounted for Old Geelong away, whilst the Celebrities were narrowly pipped by going down by one wicket at Scotch.
The A-Team made their way down to Geelong Grammar where they were looking to keep their unblemished season going. Old Geelong won the toss and elected to bat, but that was the last thing to go right for them for the rest of the day. Only one Geelong batsman made it to double figures as Old Geelong were bundled out for 77. Matthew Grose with 4 for 24 and the prehistoric Gary Bennett with a typically miserly 2 for 6 took the honours in a tight bowling display.
Skipper Sam Shearer gave the younger brigade an opportunity to have a hit with a reshuffled batting order, and the Scotchies eased home by 5 wickets, with Charlie "Choc" Hocking top scoring with 18. The win puts the Scotchies 2 games clear on top of the MCC Div 1 ladder in what is shaping up to be a memorable season.
Over at Scotch College, the Celebrities batted first and posted a respectable 9 for 176, with veteran Mark Griffiths top scoring with 38 . Perhaps 10-15 runs short on the lightning fast Meares Oval outfield, but, still a very competitive total, nonetheless. Despite taking wickets at regular intervals, Old Haileybury got home in the last over with 3 balls to spare.
Exciting games this week as both teams are well placed to make this a year to remember. Get on down and support the lads this Sunday at Scotch, as it always appreciated.
In the meantime...