Scotch Prevails on Scorching Day of Cricket

The Trans-Tasman Cricket Quadrangular hosted at The Geelong College has culminated in Scotch College Adelaide winning an exciting Twenty20 competition.

With temperatures forecast to soar to 40 degrees on Friday 19 January, the final day of the week-long tournament, the first T20 matches started early in an effort to beat the heat.

On Mackie Oval, The Geelong College bowled first against St Andrew's College from Christchurch, NZ, and limited them to 128 runs. With an appearance in the T20 final on the line, the TGC team batted positively but fell just short of the target, finishing on 121 runs. Scotch College Adelaide batted first against Scots College from Wellington, NZ, compiling a very solid 164, before limiting Scots to only 87 runs.

In the final play-offs, Scotch took on St Andrew's for the T20 title, while TGC and Scots vied for the bronze position. Hydration was particularly important before a cool change arrived around 2pm to bring some relief for both players and spectators.

Scotch College Adelaide was a deserving winner of the T20 final, first restricting St Andrew's to 6/112 before getting the runs with five wickets to spare. Meanwhile in the other final, The Geelong College claimed third place with a 34-run defeat of Scots, 134 d 100.

Congratulations to Scotch College Adelaide, our T20 champions, and Scots College NZ, our 50-over champions. Thank you to the organisers in each school and tournament director Dale Carroll for a wonderful week of cricket and strengthening ties between our four schools.

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