A tough weekend for the Tigers in the sweltering heat saw just 1 win and 3 losses.
6th Grade did their best to defend their 107 from last week, but a defiant 4 hour knock for 61 from their Captain saw Phoenix post 147 and take the win. Great bowling from Jodat Malik 4/28, Gursewak Singh 2/39 and Vijay Kumar 2/11. Batting a second time the Tigers scored 4/44 from 9 overs with Vijay Kumar making 22. Lets bounce back next week boys!
7th Grade had already won on first innings last week so were looking to pile on the runs again, which they did, making 8/183 before declaring. Dempsey Badorek retired not out on 50 allowing Jack Robb to come in and smash 55 with 2 sixes and 7 fours. Earlier Matt Pedulla continued his form with 22 before being run out. Jandakot batted a second time losing no wickets for 47. A great couple of wins on the trot from the Tigers has them in the four.
ODD were sent into bat and must have suffered from the heat as they were bowled out for just 85 from 27 overs, Buddika 16 and Manu 12 were the only ones to double figures. Riverton passed the score with no loss, finally posting 171. Manu Pathinaike 4/30 and Irosh Ranathunga 3/29 were the best of our bowlers. I’m sure the boys will lift their game next week!
ODG travelled to Thornlie and suffered their first loss of the season. It was probably a kick in the pants we needed. Sending the opposition in we dropped vital catches off their opener who ended up making 63 out of their total of 138 which was the difference in the end. Aaron Dyer was at his brilliant best again with the ball taking his second 5 for in a row, with 5/33 and great back up from Steve Ambler 2/23 and Connor McGinty 2/8. We were looking the goods after 10 overs at 1/50 when we lost the big wicket of Stewie Riseley for 31 and then Della for 30. A steady stream of wickets followed but Azza started smashing the boundaries and at 7/112 and 5 overs still to go were still a chance. But it wasn’t to be, all out for 113 and a big loss. We will look to lift our game and our spirits next week vs Forrestdale.
Milestones for the Tigers
Vijay Kumar passed 4000 runs for the Tigers on Saturday, making him just the 11th Tiger to pass that milestone. Vijay is playing in his 9th season after making his debut in 2009/10 and has notched up 163 games with an average of 27.91 with 1 century (103no) and a remarkable 31 fifties. He has also excelled with the ball taking 214 wickets at an average of 15.77 and a best of 5/36. Vijay has also won the Paul Keep cricketer of the year 2 times in 2015/16 and 2017/18, he has played in 4 Grand Finals, winning 1 in 2010/11. Congratulations Vijay on a stunning career so far!
Shamez Rashid will play his 150th game for the Tigers this weekend. Shamez is playing in his 11th season, making his debut in 2009/10. With the bat he has made 1568 runs at an average of 11.70 with 3 fifties and a highest score of 78 vs Piara Waters last year. With the ball he has taken just 7 wickets at an average of 24.43. It is as a captain where Shamez has excelled, captaining in 101 games with 61 wins and 37 losses and a 60% win ratio. Shamez has played in 4 Grand Finals, winning 1 in 2010/11, which of course he was captain. Shamez has also contributed as a committee member for the Tigers over the years. Congratulations Shamez and all the best on the weekend for your 150th!
Upcoming Milestones for the Tigers
Paul McLean needs just 6 runs for 3500
Mark Delamere needs 34 runs to be the first Tiger to reach 7000
Naleen Fernando needs 1 wicket for 50 wickets