Seeing them early
WORDS: MR NICH HILDEBRANDT (’04) – PRESIDENT, OLD SCOTCH CRICKET CLUB
Old Scotch Cricket Club (OSCC) has wasted no time making its mark on season 2011/12, with some devastating early season performances. With bonus points a new addition this season, the 1st XI earned one for their round two demolition of Old Haileybury, making 299 from 40 overs before dismissing the home team for a measly 29.
Club Captain Traviss Orr has been struck down with a knee injury that will sideline him until Christmas, but new recruits Tom Irvine (‘95) and Gap students Kayde Ball and Alex Gill have been energetic additions to the club. The 2nd XI has struggled early, despite the good form of new captain Mark Griffiths (’80). Fortunately, a flood of recent school leavers has bolstered the team as the second half of the season approaches.
OSCC has looked to strengthen its relationship with the school, recently playing a friendly match for the Hec Ingram Trophy against the Scotch 1st XI. Despite some rather lacklustre friendly matches between the sides in the past, OSCC came to play on Friday 28 October and delivered a resounding victory, keeping the schoolboys to 9/150 and losing just one wicket in making the runs.
Members of OSCC were guests at the McLeod Club’s 1st XI cap presentation evening at the Boykett Room in the Cardinal Pavilion. The burgeoning relationship between the school and the club is the envy of many other MCC Club XI clubs, which do not have the relationship with or the access to students in the manner we do.
We encourage anyone who wishes to have a game to come and ‘surround yourself in the excitement’ by contacting Nich Hildebrandt on 0439 815 074.