The Tigers had 3 wins and 1 loss on a wet start to this weekends games.
6th Grade bounced back from last weeks narrow loss to a resounding win over Cockburn. Batting first a good solid start of 65 between Waqas Mehdi 43 and Shamez Rasid 16 set up a big total. Then good knocks from Vijay Kumar 51, Amin Ali 31, Haroon Ahmed 34 and Keegan Bennett 25no with the Tigers ending on 7/251. A quick couple of wickets were followed by a big partnership and at 2/106 Cockburn were in the hunt, but a run out and 3 quick wickets from Nadeem Muhammad 3/36 snuffed out any chance from the opposition, leaving them on 7/205. We are now 1 game clear in 3rd spot.
7th Grade batted first against Perth Tamil, with the innings being held together by the inform Dempsey Badorek 62 and a good return from Extras 46, the Tigers could only muster 156. A very solid start from the Tamils set them up to pass our score with only 5 wickets down, finally posting 6/209. Jack Robb with 3/21 and Jared Delamere 2/9 were the best of our bowlers. We still hold onto 2nd spot on the ladder but need to bounce back next week.
ODD had a huge win vs Riverton/Rostrata at Prendwick Reserve, batting first our opener Guththika Wijayamuni posted the Tigers second century of the season with a very well made 115 with 12 fours and 3 sixes allowing us to post a massive score of 8/231. Our bowlers then did the job bowling them all out for 151 in 34 overs. The best of the bowlers were Manu Pathinaike 3/14, Maka Dias 2/5, Naleen Fernando 2/21 and Irosh Ranathunga 2/38. The win puts us back in the 4 into 2nd spot and a good win next week could set up the season.
ODG had a late start to their game vs Kardinya after a deluge just 10 minutes before the start. Winning the toss and sending them in our bowlers were on top all day with only Extras 31 allowing them to post 107 all out. Aaron Dyer celebrated his 250th game with a fine return of 3/18, Steve Ambler 2/13 Stuart Riseley 2/31 and Blake Third 2/16 also got amongst the wickets. After a quick 1st wicket a 70 run, 2nd wicket partnership between Callum Richards 28 and Stuart Riseley 39 set us up for an easy win. Darren Third 26no and Tyler Richards 25 finished the job getting us to 4/159. Two games clear at the top of the ladder has us set for finals again this year.
Milestones for the Tigers
Steve Ambler will play his 250th game for the Tigers this weekend. Ambo joined the Tigers in 2003/04 and is playing in his 18th season. With the bat Steve has scored 1329 runs at an average of 9.43 with 2 fifties and a highest score of 64no vs SJ Blues in 2004/05 which was part of our highest ever last wicket partnership of 99 with Steve O’Neil. With the ball is where Steve shines having taken 390 wickets (5th best) at an average of 17.18 with 7 five fors and a best of 7/23 vs Kwinana in 2009. Steve won the Paul Keep Cricketer of the Year in 2006/07 season. Congrats Ambo and all the best for the weekend.
Manu Pathinakie will play his 100th game for the Tigers this weekend. Manu debuted with the Tigers in 2012/13 and is playing in his 8th season. With the bat he has scored 1840 runs at an average of 21.40 and a highest score of 99 vs Kardinya in 2017/18. With the ball Manu has taken 121 wickets at an average of 17.14 with a best of 4/10 vs Thornlie this season. Manu is also a great fielder and has 5 direct hit run outs as well as 23 catches. Congrats Manu and all the best for the weekend.