Past Scots PGC students Guy Uebergang (back) and Patrick Slattery hit a few balls ahead of this weekend’s Australia Day cricket match.
Past Scots PGC students Guy Uebergang (back) and Patrick Slattery hit a few balls ahead of this weekend’s Australia Day cricket match. Shannon Newley

Young team of old boys

THE Scots Past Students XI team in this weekend's Australia Day Cricket Carnival has winning form on the board.

Many were in The Scots PGC College firsts and seconds teams which won TAS cricket premierships in 2010.

Scots is the only new team in a field of 30.

"The team is made up of a few mates who finished at Scots PGC a couple of years ago," team organiser Guy Uebergang said.

Uebergang goes to university in Brisbane but has been home at North Star, in northern New South Wales, for the uni holidays.

Half of the team is made up of players who were day students at the college.

Players in the Scots team who still call Warwick home include Pat Slattery, Brent Peel, Che Gordon, Pat Geyle and Jesse Lee.

Matthew Cowley, who graduated from the college in 2010, hails from Allora.

Uebergang is not the only northern NSW player in the team.

Joe Allport also hails from North Star and Will Maiden is from Moree.

There will be plenty of cricket for the Scots team this weekend as they go into the carnival with a squad of 12. Some squads comprise 20 players.

"We are in it for a bit of fun," Uebergang said.

"The weekend will be a catch-up between mates. A few of the guys still play a bit of club cricket."

Today, Scots has been drawn in a round robin with Rettke's XI and The Cows at Briggs Oval.

Uebergang said the team was happy to be drawn at Briggs Oval at Scots PGC.

"A few boys won premierships in the First XI and Second XI in 2010," he said.

The side trained at the college nets yesterday.


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