Toowoomba Grammar School

Cricket: Round 7 wrap v Brisbane Boys’ College

Dear Cricket Community,

An early morning inspection of grounds around Toowoomba (and at BBC) unfortunately saw 13 games cancelled for our Round 7 contest with Brisbane Boys’ College. This meant only 13 GPS fixtures were contested on Saturday with BBC winning the day 7 -6. TGS were victorious in 2/3 supplementary fixtures played against Brisbane Grammar School.

A special mention must go to our 7B side who have worked extremely hard over the past 7 weeks and registered their first victory (a dominant 10 wicket victory at that!) for the season. Our 5A side, coached by Mr Stains also registered a brilliant victory once the fog had lifted on Trustees Oval. Congratulations to Oliver Clifford (7B) who took his maiden 5 wicket haul and in doing so earns himself Player of the Round honours. Honorary mention must go to Jem Ryan (9A) for his extremely impressive 64 not out in tough conditions during his side’s 10 wicket victory.

Congratulations to the following boys on taking 4 or more wickets/taking a hat trick or registering half centuries:

Jacob Gross (1st XI) – 76 off 102 balls

Jem Ryan (9A) – 64 not out off 74 balls and 1 for 19 off 7 overs

Ben Anderson (8B) – 61 runs off 67 balls

Jimmy White – 3 for 2 off 1.4 overs including a hat trick

Cameron Graham (8E) – 54 not out off 23 balls

Oliver Clifford (7B) – 5 for 9 off 4 overs – Player of the round

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As I alluded to last week, the challenge for our batsmen to reach 200 runs for the season is on. Congratulations to Jacob Gross who enters the list and moves up to 4th place with 207 runs following his 76 against BBC 1st XI.

After a wicketless week, Sam McGrath (8A/B) still leads the bowlers with 12 wickets. His lead has been cut to one as Ben Potter (1st XI) jumps in to second place following his 3 wickets against BBC.

This weekend TGS take on Churchie in what promises to be an entertaining day of Cricket. Round 8 also acts as our Pink Stumps round and you will notice a pink theme across our grounds in Toowoomba. For those playing on site, it will mean pink stumps, pink boundary lines and crease markings as well as pink zinc for the boys to help raise awareness for the McGrath Foundation and their work with breast cancer research.

Please remember that Cricket team photos will be taken over the next couple of weeks on Saturday mornings prior to the start of play / bus departure. Please visit the TGS Draw for further times and information regarding photos.

I wish all boys and coaches the best of luck for Round 8.

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher