Cricket Quadrangular Heats Up

Wellington's Scots College has won the Trans-Tasman Cricket Quadrangular after an action-packed third day of the 50-over tournament. 

Scots College took on St Andrew's College from Christchurch, NZ, in a top-of-the-table clash on the final day of 50-over matches. Neither team had lost a game in the past two days, and the game changed complexion a few times before going down to the wire. 

St Andrew's began poorly, losing 5-50, before an incredible recovery to finish on 6-211. Scots replied with a great opening stand and were cruising at 3-186. St Andrew's hit back with some late wickets, but Scots's batsmen eventually scored the winning runs in the final over with three wickets to spare.

Meanwhile on Main Oval, The Geelong College and Scotch College Adelaide were both looking for their first wins of the tournament. Having won the toss and batted first, the College was 6-74 at one point, before a solid 80 from Fraser Locke helped the College compile a competitive 167.

Scotch also found themselves in trouble early, losing five wickets for 83 runs. With some help from wides and no-balls, and a steadying innings of 58 from Hudson Laycock, Scotch came to within striking distance of their target. But TGC's bowlers were up to the challenge, taking the remaining wickets, including Hudson as the final wicket, to win by nine runs (10-158).

Congratulations to Scots College on their undefeated 50-over competition win. Individual honours go to Harrison Darling from St Andrew's, who scored the most runs (193), and The Geelong College's Lachlan Bartlett for the most wickets (11).

Today, Thursday 18 January, is a rest day for all teams before a change of pace on Friday 19 January, with T20 bragging rights on offer. From 8.45am, The Geelong College will play St Andrew's, and Scots will play Scotch, with the winners of those games facing off in the final in the afternoon. 

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