Old Collegian Cricketers in Premiership Win

Nine Old Geelong Collegians, including four former College cricket captains, have helped Old Geelong to a premiership win.

Batting first against Old Scotch on their home turf in the MCC Club XI Division 1 Grand Final, Old Geelong posted 188 from 40 overs. Gus Boyd (2016 cricket captain) was the mainstay of the innings, scoring 93, with 24 from Will Langley (2013 cricket captain) and 23 from Tim Bayles (OGG).

In reply, Old Scotch were bowled out for 143 in 36.4 overs. James Ratcliffe (OGC 2006) ended with figures of 3-28, while Joel Blain (OGG) took 2-17 and Gus Boyd took 2-25.

"It was certainly a great way to finish the season," Man of the Match Gus said. "It was a pleasure to be a part of a team filled with terrific people, it was some of the most enjoyable cricket I have ever played."

"We started to play some great cricket towards the end of the year, which held us in good stead for the finals and luckily enough we were able to play our best cricket in the Grand Final!"

Congratulations to the OGS on a terrific day. The scores can be found here.

The Premiership win caps off a successful season for the Old Geelong Cricket Club, with the 2nd XI also making the grand final in Division 3. The 2nds lost in a hard-fought match against Old Trinity but had done very well to make the final after losing the majority of their semi-final team from last year.

Over the season as a whole, 1st XI player Cam Russell (OGC 2006) had an excellent year with both bat (179 runs at 25.6) and ball (27 wickets at 16.8) and won the Division 1 bowling and made the team of the year.

Team photo: Kim Blain

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