An historic weekend for the Tigers with a 6th Grade One Day Flag, a win by our ODG grade, a loss from ODD, 6th Grade in a commanding position and 7th grade chasing a big score.
6th Grade played Kardinya at Alan Edwards Park which was a warm up to the OD Final the next day. Kardinya won the toss and batted and were in trouble early losing 4/19 with Guri Singh 4/23 and Jodat Malik 3/32 doing the damage. Things didn’t get much better all day for the opposition batting for 58.3 overs for just 116 all out. We batted for just 4 overs with no loss of wicket and all day next week to knock off the runs.
7th Grade played at home vs Forrestdale, lost the toss and bowled first. Our bowlers were on top early with Wynand Gouws 2/23 striking to have them 4/54. Some big hitting got them a few more runs but then a fine display of bowling from Dempsey Badorek 4/64 and Paul Mclean 3/28 had them 8/126 and in trouble, but a setback in the field had us with only 9 fielders and they smashed their way to 228. A big run chase next week boys!
ODD were away to Perth Tamil, won the toss and chose to field first. It may not have been a good decision with the Tamil’s making 7/221 from their 35 overs, Irosh Ranathunga with 3/46 was the best with the ball. Our batting didn’t go so well with only 3 players reaching double figures on our way to 153 all out off just 26 overs. Chaminda Mendis 48 , Mohammad Samidon 51 and Gihan Aheygunasekera 29 were the best of our batters. We need a big win to bounce back next fixture.
ODG played at home Vs Kardinya, (a bad weekend for them!) won the toss and bowled first. We kept it very tight at the start keeping them to just 3/23 after 10 overs. The introduction of spin with Asim Qureshi 3/24 paid off and they were reeling at 7/55. But a big partnership at the end saved their innings as they reached 8/125 from their 35 overs. Stuart Riseley 2/20 bowled fantastic and an exceptional catch by Nick Davey was the highlight. The chase started well again with Richo and Callum putting on 68 before Callum was bowled. Stuey and Nick had short stays at the crease, then another good partnership between Richo and Tyler of 67 got us past their score. We ended up on 5/192 and a good win. Richo 72, Callum 21, Tyler 33 and Aaron Dyer 20no were our top performers.
Milestones for the Tigers
Gursewak Gingh played his 150th game for the Tigers on Saturday and then on Sunday in the One Day Grand Final took his 250th wicket. Guri joined the Tigers in 2009/10 and is now playing in his 10th season. Guri is a fantastic opening bowler and a very handy lower order batsman who loves hitting sixes. With the bat he has accumulated 1387 runs at an average of 12.61 with 1 fifty and a highest score of 54 vs Leeming in 2010/11. With the ball he has taken 250 wickets (14th best) at an average of 14.10 with 6 five wicket hauls and a best of 6/10 vs Leeming in 2010/11. Guri has played in 4 Grand Finals and has now won 2. Congratulations Gursewak.
Waqas Mehdi passed 1500 runs in the One Day Grand Final on Sunday with his 33 runs to reach 1532 runs from 57 games. Waqas is a big hitting opening batsman and a great spin bowler. Waqas joined the Tigers in 2015/16 and is now playing in his 5th season at Tigerland. His 1532 runs have come at an average of 28.35 with 1 century and 7 fifties and a highest score of 101 vs Perth Tamils in 2017/18. With the ball he has taken 68 wickets at an average of 16.04 with 2 five wicket hauls and a best of 6/8 vs Safety Bay in 2017/18. Waqas has played in 2 Grand Finals winning 1 on Sunday. Congratulation Waqas.