SCOTS College started its Northern Inland tour with a thumping win over a Calrossy Anglican School XI in Tamworth yesterday.
The Sydney school has further games in Tamworth today before heading to Armidale and three more matches tomorrow, Thursday and Friday after beginning with a thumping batting display yesterday.
Scots College amassed 3-392 in its 50 overs against Calrossy at Riverside 4 and then dismissed the home side for 118.
Leading the way for Scots College was Max Patterson.
He struck 103 before retiring after smacking 13 fours and a six.
Tom Scribner (75), Tom Arms (84) and Matthew Jones (37no) also enjoyed their opening game of the tour, slamming 25 fours between them while Arms smashed a couple of sixes to boot.
Tom and Jack Veitch were best of the Calrossy bowlers, grabbing a wicket apiece while Jack Veitch also finished unbeaten on 55.
Josh Talbot (19) also figured in a sixth wicket partnership of 30 with Veitch.
Charlie Hooke (2-8), Harry Crawford (1-18) and Jack McCathie (2-18) did the early damage while spinner Xavier Roche bowled with good flight to snare 1-10.
Patterson (2-6) and Scribner (2-1) then had success with the ball as well to help finish off the Calrossy innings.
Today, the Scots College side plays Tamworth’s Under 15 rep side in a Twenty20 match at Max Sutton Oval (Riverside 3) from 10am and then the Tamworth Under 14 representative side in an afternoon T20 game from 2pm on the same field.
Tomorrow, it has more T20 games against TAS and another opponent before playing TAS in a 50-over-a-side game on Thursday and Armidale’s Walter Taylor Shield Under 15 side in a 50 over-a-side game on Friday.