2 wins and 2 losses and a team in the One Day Final was this weekends news.
6th Grade were playing for a spot in the One Day Final vs Phoenix at home. The opposition won the toss and elected to bat first. Our bowlers were on top from the start with only 2 players scoring more than 20 runs, Phoenix were kept to just 116 from 36 overs. Opening bowlers Gursewak Singh 2/17 and Farooq Ali 2/21 bowled fantastic and with Vijay Kumar taking his 3rd 5 wicket haul this season with 5/28 our Tigers didn’t have many to chase for a spot in the final. Our opening batsman Waqas Mehdi 53 and Farooq Ali 36 with an opening partnership of 87 put the game to bed and with Haroon Ahmed 22no we ended on 9/157 and a place in the Final. Well done boys and good luck on Sunday.
7th Grade traveled to Thornlie, lost the toss and bowled first. We bowled Thornlie out for 166 with Wynand Gouws 3/37 Jarad Delamere 2/27 and Paul McLean 2/18 the best of our bowlers. Chasing the target was tough against some tight bowling and we only managed to get to 6/121, Keegan Bennett 28 and Matty Pedulla 29 were the best of our batsmen. We need a win next week to keep us in the four.
ODD played away to Armadale, won the toss and batted first. Our openers put on 80 runs in just 10 overs and set the tone of our batting for the day. Captain Chaminda Mendis made a fine 93 with 3 sixes and 13 fours along with Guththika Wijayamuni 37 and Charith Rajapakse 25 we ended with 231. Armadale were never in the hunt and were bowled out for 149, Naleen Fernando 3/19, Sansala Dissanayake 2/26 and Manu Pathinaike 2/3 were the best of our bowlers. The Tigers now sit on top of the ladder.
ODG played against Maddington at Sutherlands, won the toss and batted first. We batted very well after an opening partnership of 87 between Mark Richards 41 and Callum Richards 43 set us up for a total of 4/198 with Darren Third 29 and Tyler Richards 33 chiming in. We started well with the ball taking 2 wickets in the first over from Steve Ambler 4/28 but with only 9 players in the field and giving the opposition 48 extras we were unable to stop the flow of runs, with Maddington ending on 8/225, only our second loss for the year. With a full team next week we will look to bounce back to our winning ways.
Milestones for the Tigers
Steve Ambler played his 250th game for the Tigers on the weekend. Steve is playing in his 18th season for the Tigers after joining in 2002/03 season. With the bat Steve has scored 1329 runs at an average of 9.43 with 2 fifties and a highest score of 63 vs SJ Blues in 2004/05. With the ball is where Ambo is the master and has amassed 394 wickets at an average of 17.07 with 7, 5 wicket hauls and a best of 7/23 vs Kwinana in 2009/10. Steve won the Paul Keep cricketer of the year in 2006/07. Well done Ambo !
Upcoming Milestones for the Tigers
Gursewak Singh will play his 150th game for the Tigers on Saturday and will then play 151 on Sunday in the One Day Final. Good Luck Gursewak.
Vinnie Ciancio will play his 200th game for the Tigers in a fortnight’s time.