A good weekend for the Tigers with 4 wins from 4.
6th Grade travelled to play top side Cockburn, winning the toss and batting. A great start, then a flutter in the middle and some resilience at the end saw the total end at 9/182 after 40 overs. Sohail Razzaq carrying his bat to the end with a brilliant 88no ably supported by Nadeem Muhammad 20. Then our bowlers took charge never letting Cockburn get a sniff bowling them out for 152. Shane Wood 3/13 and Nadeem Muhammad 3/30 were the best of our bowlers.
ODA were at home to Phoenix and despite some rain almost ruining the game the Tigers prevailed. Bowling first we kept the opposition to just 133 with Asim Mehmood taking 5/24 and supported by all the other bowlers. Chasing the score started well, but the rain halted progress and only some lusty hitting from Asim Mehmood 44, with 3 sixes and 4 fours got us over the line. Waqas Mehdi 35 and Umar Qureshi 30 set up the win with a 55 run partnership.
ODC travelled to Kardinya and bowled first, restricting the opposition to just 125, the wickets being shared by K Kalluri 2/21, D Canakapalli 2/14, R Madamshetti 2/18 and P Maddipali 2/5. The chase was solid passing the score just 5 down and ending with 8/219, Sanjay Madali 40, D Canakapalli 39 and A Ghai 34no our top scorers.
ODE were at home to Cockburn winning the toss and sending them in. Some brilliant bowling by Steve Ambler 4/25 and later by Manu Pathinaike 3/17 restricted them to 132 with good old sundries 36 making the score more respectable than it should have been. Great keeping by Connor McGinty with 2 catches and 2 stumpings. The chase started well but the rain but a bump in our progress. A great partnership of 59 between Stuart Riseley 61 and Darren Third 30 ensured the win and some late hitting by Stonie Barlow 17no got our total to 6/162.
Milestones for the Tigers
Vijay Kumar from our ODA team will play his 150th game for the Tigers this weekend. Vijay first played for the Tigers in 2009/10 season, now playing in his 8th season at Tigerland. He has amassed 3565 runs (13th place overall) at an average of 27.21 with 1 century and 28 fifties and a highest score of 103no in 2015. With the ball he has taken 191 wickets (21st place overall) at an average of 16.12 and a best of 5/36 in 2017. Vijay has also won the Paul Keep Cricketer of the Year twice, first in 2015/16 and last year in 2017/18. Congratulations Vijay you are a Tigers club champion.