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GYC undoubtedly favourites to win cricket final

BEFORE the ball had even been bowled, Guilford Young College (GYC) was already a winner.

The Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools southern cricket final took place last month between GYC Red (Hobart) and GYC Blue (Glenorchy).

GYC Red scored 198 runs in the first innings, defeating GYC Blue, which was bowled out for 64 off 9.3 overs.

GYC director of college sport Zain Wright said the Red team started well.

“There was some big hitting in the first innings from the Hobart team as a couple of the boys made great scores off not many balls,” he said.

“This really consolidated their win in the second innings.”

This is the second title the Red team has won against GYC Blue in three years.

Each team only lost one game throughout the 2018 season.

Mr Wright said there was a healthy rivalry between the teams.

“There’s plenty of friendly banter between the teams as most of the boys know each other from both campuses,” he said.

“They all want bragging rights to prove who the better team is between the colleges.”

The trophy has been won by GYC over the past three years, with GYC Blue defeating St Virgil’s College in the 2017 final.

Caption: Guildford Young College Red and Blue cricket teams with supporting staff at the southern cricket final last month.

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