Toowoomba Grammar School

Ben Schuhmacher

Cricket – Round 7 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

Handshakes were exchanged for first pumps and verbal acknowledgements as honours were shared (9-9) in our Round 7 clash with Brisbane State High School.

It was our Year 9 cohort who stole the show, clean-sweeping BSHS 3 matches to 0. 9A were victorious against previously unbeaten opposition by 29 runs, while 9B won a cliff hanger by 2 wickets with 4 balls remaining and 9C were at their clinical best dismantling State High by 127 runs. For all full match reports, please click here.

Individually there were some excellent achievement across our 18 fixtures with BSHS. Please see below:

Will Slack-Smith (7A) – 69 off 52 not out

Connor Walker (8A) – 65 off 39 balls

Pat Savill (9B) – 3 for 6 off 4 overs and 26 off 22 balls

Fletcher Russell (9A) – 52 off 55 ball not out

Callum Galvin (10A) – 1 for 13 off 6 overs and 77 runs off 83 balls

George Wunsch (2nd XI) – 51 off 37 balls

Please click links for For My Cricket Batting and Bowling Leaderboards.


This weekend we are scheduled to play BBC in our Round 8 clash. As communicated earlier, all Cricket training and games will proceed as scheduled. Any further correspondence will come from School Executive.


Yours sincerely,


Ben Schuhmacher

Director of Cricket



Pink Stumps Fundraiser Update

Dear Cricket Community,

Thank you for your support thus far for our Pink Stumps Round against Nudgee College.

Our current total sits at $799. We will leave the fundraiser link open for another 48 hours. Fingers crossed we can reach our target of $1000.

Please click the TGS Pink Stumps Page to make a donation.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Schuhmacher

Cricket – Round 6 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

Saturday, 7 March saw our 1st XI and Year 7, 9 and 11 teams make the bus trip north to Brisbane to take on Nudgee College in what was our annual Pink Stumps Round. Pink boundary lines, pink stumps, pink balls and plenty of pink zinc were on show as both schools aimed to raise $1000 for the McGrath Foundation. For those still wanting to donate to this fantastic cause, click here.

The TGS 1st XI were defeated by 23 runs in a contest which had many swings and roundabouts, while overall TGS had an 11 win, 9 loss return over Nudgee College.

After 6 rounds 7D, 8B, 8C and our 4th XI remain undefeated. Congratulations to players and coaches of these sides and best of luck for the final 3 rounds.

Individual highlights from Round 6 include:

Charles Lachmund (7A) – 3 for 11 off 4.2 overs and 27 runs

Campbell Gourley (8C) – 4 for 7 off 2 overs and 28 off 17 balls

Cooper Webster (8A) – 3 for 25 off 8 overs and 30 runs

Archer Black (9A) – 3 for 20 off 4 overs

Sam Anderson (11A) – 69 not out off 30 balls

Nicholas Boyce (3rd XI) – 2 for 17 and 26 off 12 balls

George Wunsch (2nd XI) – 61 runs off 59 balls

Hamish McLeod (2nd XI) – 4 for 32 off 8 overs

Dan Brown (1st XI) – 4 for 27 off 8 overs

Congratulations to all Cricketers.

This weekend we take on Brisbane State High School and I would like to wish all players the very best of luck.

Train hard and rip in!

Yours sincerely,

Ben Schuhmacher

Director of Cricket


Cricket – Round 5 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

Round 5 returned mixed results as we took on Cricket heavyweight, The Southport School. Of 20 matches, we were victorious in 9.

There were some extremely impressive team and individual performances throughout the round.

We have 5 sides who maintained their unbeaten start to the season (7D, 8B, 8C, 8D and 10A). Most impressively were the performances of 10A who bowled out TSS for 65 and chased the total with 8 wickets in hand (Paarth Menon making an impressive 41 not out). Our 8B side were also ruthless, skittling TSS for 21 in tough batting conditions.

Individually it was Year 12 student who stole the show, taking 7 for 16 off 6 overs for our 2nd XI on the Gold Coast, while in our 5A contest, it was Alby Gailbraith who dominated with 2 for 2 off his 2 overs and 20 not out. These boys recorded a 19 run victory over TSS.

For match reports, click here.

Click here for My Cricket Batting Leaderboards and My Cricket Bowling Leaderboards. Please note these are subject to scores being inputted.

This weekend we take on Nudgee College in our annual Pink Stumps round. Given the nature of this weekend, it will be expected that boys contribute a gold coin throughout the day. There will also be pink merchandise available from the canteen and donation buckets will make their way around the grounds. Please give generously!

Thank you all – 4 big rounds to finish the season.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Schuhmacher

Director of Cricket

Cricket – Round 4 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

Our Round 4 clash with Ipswich Grammar School saw an 8 win, 3 loss return which was glittered with impressive individual performances throughout our 11 GPS contests in the Senior School.

The most impressive team performances were from:

  • 7A chased down 183 on the last ball of the day, thanks largely to Hedley Donges who scored 68
  • 8C bowled IGS out for 15 after scoring an impressive 5-158 off their 20 overs
  • 9A who responded from 3-15 early in the day to post 221, courtesy of a 201 run partnership between Chace Oates (115) and Fletcher Russell (72 not out)
  • 10A – who bowled out IGS for 87 and chased them only 2 wickets down with 26.1 over remaining

    For full match reports, click here.

The following boys had memorable days:

  • Mitch Doolan (1st XI) – 101 and 1/26 off 10 overs
  • George Wunsch (2nd XI) – 53
  • Henry Wells (2nd XI) – 57
  • Rex Tooley (10A) –  59 off 35 balls
  • Chace Oates (9A) – 115 off 92 balls
  • Fletcher Russell (9A) – 72 not out
  • Matthew Moore (9B) – 4 for 6 off 5.1 overs
  • Joe Sippel (8A) – 56
  • Baxter Tzannes (8A) – 31 and 3 for 39 off 8 overs
  • Hedley Donges (7A) – 68 off 61 balls

Please see the links below for our My Cricket Leaderboards:

Bowling Leaderboard:

Batting Leaderboard:

All the best for our Round 5 match up with The Southport School.

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher

Cricket – Round 3 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

The Round 3 ‘Bye’ round had six fixtures scheduled for our 1st XI and ‘A’ sides  against Downlands College and Ambrose Treacy College respectively. Unfortunately these matches were cancelled on Friday at lunch time.

In Round 4, TGS take on Ipswich Grammar School in an away fixture for our 1st XI (and year 5, 7, 9 and 11 sides). Given the smaller program at IGS, please ensure the draw is read carefully – there are 5 supplementary fixtures in Round 4.

It is likely rain will intervene at some stage this week so please stay tuned to the SAA website for changes to training and games.

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher

Director of Cricket

Cricket – Round 2 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

Round 2 only saw one game of Cricket played due to the much needed rain! The match played was our 1st XI fixture on Ron Oxenham Oval at Tennyson against Gregory Terrace. Winning the toss, captain Dan Brown sent GT in to bat which paid dividends. From the outset GT were on the back-foot and could only manage 103 before being bundled out in tough batting conditions. TGS in reply passed the total 6 wickets down. For the full match report, click here.

This weekend our 1st XI side take on Downlands College in the annual Tom Allen Trophy, while ‘A’ sides from Year 7 up will take on Ambrose Treacy College at home. The rest of our program will enjoy the ‘BYE’ round.

In and around the wet, it is important, where possible, that we continue to hit, bowl and catch plenty of balls.

Enjoy the rain!

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher

Director of Cricket

Cancellations to Cricket Fixtures

Dear Cricket Community,

As we approach our Round 2 fixture with Gregory Terrace it is important to understand arrangements should there be any cancellations to fixtures.

Please be reminded that cancellations to matches can only be found in two places:

  1. The Sport and Activities website under Calendars, Sport Fixtures
  2. The TGS App – Notifications will be pushed on the TGS app (as long as you have notifications enabled on your device)

Please avoid early morning phone calls to TGS staff as it slows down our lines of communication.

Please ensure you check the website/app before leaving home to avoid disappointment.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Kind regards,

Ben Schuhmacher

Cricket – Round 1 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

Congratulations to all involved in an extremely successful weekend of GPS Cricket. For the first time in over three years TGS had an overall win-loss record against BGS (13-10) which included some impressive team and individual performances.

The TGS 1st XI begun their campaign with a dominant bonus point victory, highlighted by some tight bowling to spinners, Paul Draheim (1 for 12 off 10 overs) and Mitch Doolan (2 for 21 off 10 overs). In reply, TGS were dominant in chasing down the 155 set by BGS. Tom Sippel in his 1st XI debut scored 54 and Doolan compiled a well made 71 not out. Well done men.

TGS 10A, after a strong pre-season began with a bang on Saturday. TGS scored 5-252 off just 38 overs and restricted BGS 10A to 9-127 in reply. Well done to the men of 10A and their Coaches, Mr Farrell and Mr Galvin. Hard work pays off.

Individual highlights from Round 1 include:

  • Fletcher Russell (9A) on debut for TGS took 3 for 34 off his 8 overs before guiding the side home with a mature 52 not out
  • Rex Tooley (10A) was the star of the show smashing 86 from just 45 balls
  • Oliver Chaffey (10B) who belted an unbeaten 90 from 63 balls.

To view our My Cricket Leaderboards please click the links below:

My Cricket Batting Leaderboard

My Cricket Bowling Leaderboard

The forecast this week includes rain for each day. For cancellations to training please visit Sport, Cricket Training Schedule

For cancellations to Matches, please visit Calendar, Sport, Sport Fixtures.

All the best for the week. Train hard and prepare well for our clash with Gregory Terrace (Away).

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher