The Scots 1st X1 have started their match against Sydney Grammar by posting 9/305 on day one of their match. Scots won the toss and elected to bat on a slow wicket, that saw Sydney Grammar open up with a spinner. Scots fought hard early and at lunch were 2/92. Scots then dominated the middle session with Henry Thornton making an impressive 99. This great innings was well backed up by Will Eaton 35 and Joshua Joseph 33. Nick Kellaway (38 not out) and Tom Skelly (18 not out) saw the total past 300 with some aggressive hitting at the tail end of the day.
The Scots 2nd X1 also made a good start to their match posting a competitive 210 on the new Scots wicket with Max Bear making 32, and a solid 27 from both Angus Simpson and Michael Rogerson. In reply, Grammar are 3/36 due to some solid bowling from the Scots attack.
The 3rd X1 managed to bowl Grammar out for 60, and in their innings, passed 100 before stumps were pulled, whilst the 5th X1 bowled out the opposition for 56 and passed that total in 10 overs.
In other matches, the 15B’s had a nail biting win. Grammar were bowled out for 96 with Benjamin Norman taking 3/10 and Benjamin Herlihy taking 4/8. In reply Scots were 9/97 with Samuel Swan making an impressive 49.
The 14A’s are also in a commanding position in their 2-day fixture. Scots posted 268 (Matt Jones 98, Max Patterson 66) and thanks to 3/7 from Gabe Clews have Sydney Grammar 4/18.
The 13B’s/C’s and D’s all had victories in their 1st matches for the College this season. In the 13B’s, Matthew Buchanan showed demonstrated some outstanding off-spin bowling and finished the day with 6/11. In the 13C’s, Louis Dulhunty took 5/17, Jacob Ward 4/6 and Ryan Lee made 51 before he was retired.
Overall, it was a great day for Scots Cricket.