2020-21 GRAND FINAL
vs. OLD MELBOURNIANS
Mixed emotions for OSCC following semi-final weekend, just like last year, but a Division One decider against a young and spirited Old Melbournians is awaiting!
The Old Scotch Cricket Club has enjoyed another hugely successful season to date, proudly having sides competing in the finals in both of the competition's top two divisions.
At the conclusion of the home and away season, the First XI led by Sam Shearer finished on top of the table and the ever improving Second XI finished in closely contested fourth position. Along with these results, the club has had a fantastic year off the ground and the already fantastic culture continues to grow.
In the Division One semi-final, even Mick Smith’s team of superb groundsmen could not overcome the heavens to prevent a rare washout at Scotch, but this was enough for the First XI to qualify for the big one on Sunday against Old Melbournians.
As the two old rivals face off, there will no doubt be a large contingent of Grammarians trying to dampen Old Scotch’s extensive Grand Final experience.
This will be Old Scotch’s 6th Grand Final in a row and the 10th in 14 years; with us seeking an astonishing 7th Division One premiership in those 14 years.
In contrasting fortunes, the Second XI once again could not get past the semi-final after coming up against a strong and all-but-unbeaten Haileybury 1st XI side. Despite showing readiness during the season to make the jump to the grand final under the leadership of John Stavris, the boys had a fantastic season full of the most important ingredients of fun, mateship and excitement.
A big thanks for all the support this season to date and we look forward to seeing you all down at the Main Oval from 12:30 this Sunday!
Surround Yourself with the Excitement of Old Scotch Cricket!!!
Mark Griffiths – OSCC President
DIVISION ONE, SEMI-FINALS, 2020-21 SEAON
drew. OLD TRINITY CC
DIVISION TWO, SEMI-FINALS, 2020-21 SEAON
OLD SCOTCH (50)
def. by OLD HAILEYBURY (2/53)
The 2XI had a very disappointing finish to the season on the weekend, being largely outplayed by Old Haileybury in what was a dominant and clinical performance. Our boys were no match with the bat, being bundled out for a miserly total of just 50, our lowest for the year. Unsurprisingly, there was no real standout with the bat as Fraser Sutherland top scored on just 13.
In reply, Old Haileybury took just 14 overs to make the total with Will Meggitt 1/4 off 6 the only shining light in what was ultimately a pretty bleak day for the team.
Despite the obvious disappointment of the weekends results, we are proud of the way the twos continue to progress with strong numbers this year pointing very strongly to the introduction of a 3rd XI in years to come. The team is very well placed for success in the near future as many of the team appear to be settling in for a big push towards not only a grand final berth, but a premiership victory very shortly.
The team will no doubt continue to support the First XI throughout this week and be there to support as they look to be named back to back premiers.