Without sounding boastful or brash, Guilford Young College will win the Southern SATIS (Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools) Boys’ First Grade Cricket competition for 2016 tomorrow afternoon.
It’s simple, really. Possibly for the first time its 20-year history, the College has both teams in a major final.
While GYC Red (Hobart Campus) made the final undefeated after several big knocks during the season, a wash-out helped have GYC Blue (Glenorchy Campus) on tender-hooks. After winning the crucial game against St Virgil’s College last week (98n.o. off 47 balls by Declan Waddington helped), a place in the finals then depended on countback – and GYC has just snuck over the line.
Adding to the spice of the competition, GYC boasts five State players across the two teams – Joe Randall (Blues captain), Liam Devlin (Reds captain), Jack White, Dylan Hay and Caiden Workman.
The match will be played at The Friends’ School ground, Bell Street (near the Tasmanian Hockey Grounds) on Wednesday, starting about 3:45pm.
SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME.