2 wins from 2 as we head into the Christmas/New Year break. A very Merry Christmas to all our Tiger family past, present and future.

6th Grade were away to Roleystone/Karragullen, winning the toss we batted first and did not bat out our full overs, ending with 163 off 34 overs. No one really got going with Nadeem Muhammad batting at No8 top scoring with 25. Sundries was our best contributor with 48 extras. Our bowlers were on top from the start, especially Farooq Ali, getting himself another 5 for, for the season, this time taking 5/12. Rajsatinder Singh with 2/28 and Waqas Mehdi 2/7 were our other wicket takers, bowling out the opposition for just 110. The win keeps us in 2nd place in a very tight top 3.

7th Grade played at home to Jandakot Park, lost the toss and were sent into bat. A good opening partnership of 79 between Mark Delamere 40 and Matty Pedulla 31 RH, set up the innings with Dempsey Badorek 37 and Vinnie Ciancio 15 taking it to 136. We ended with a good score of 6/164 but would need some good bowling to get the win. Our bowlers delivered early with Harsh Jansali 4/33 and Jarad Delamere 2/34 taking wickets. A fight back ensued by the visitors and at 7/151 the game was theirs for the taking, but Asim Qureshi 2/26 took 2 wickets and Harsh finished them off, bowling them out for 155 with 8 deliveries to spare. A great fighting win leaves us in 3rd place with 5 games left for the season.

Milestones for the Tigers

Mark Delamere, with his 40 on Saturday, became the first Tiger to pass 7000 runs taking his tally to 7030. Mark played juniors with Cannington and made his senior debut with the Tigers in 1985/86 season. Since then Mark has played in 363 games (2nd best) in 29 seasons. His 7030 runs have come at an average of 19.53 with 3 centuries and 25 fifties and a highest score of 108no vs Armadale in 2005. With the ball he has taken 34 wickets at an average of 30.38 and a best of 3/35 vs Armadale in 2002. As a keeper Mark has kept in 149 games, taking 117 catches and 18 stumpings. He has 203 total catches and 11 run outs and is second on the all time list to Barry Jordan. As a captain Mark has lead his team in 67 games, winning 40 of those with a 60% win ratio. Della has played in 4 Grand Finals and has won 1 in 2002/03. Mark won the Paul Keep cricketer of the year in 2007/08 and was made a life member in 2009. Congrats Della on a magnificent milestone!

Mark after another fine innings