6th Grade keep winning and 7th grade comes up short, while our OD Grades take a break.
Our 6th grade premiers continued their game vs Kardinya chasing just 106 runs for victory. Things looked shaky early as we were reduced to 5/35 and then 6/52 with some very tight bowling, but a solid knock of 30 off 106 balls from Farooq Ali and then a brutal innings from Saeed Ahmad of 41 from 42 deliveries with 1 six and 4 fours secured the win as we were finally bowled out for 125 from 57 overs. A quick 7 overs at Kardinya produced 2 wickets, one each from Guri and Vijay ending the game on 2/22. This game secures us in first place, well done lads!
7th grade were chasing 228 vs top side Forrestdale and a poor start saw us at 4/22, but a solid 28 from Dempsey Badorek steadied things a little, but his fall saw us reduced to 8/69, but a fighting partnership of 36 between Wynand Gouws 22 and Paul Mclean 22 gave the total some respect at 105 all out from 50 overs. Ten overs at Forrestdale saw 2 wickets fall, one to Jared and one run out. We need a big win next game to stay in finals contention.
Milestones for the Tigers
Jackson Curthoys, with his 10, passed 1500 runs on the weekend. Jacko is playing in his 10th season after joining the Tigers in 2009/10. His 1509 runs comes at an average of 14.65 with 3 fifties and a top score of 58 vs Riverton in 2016/17. He has taken 109 wickets at an average of 21.30 with 2 five wicket hauls and a best of 5/38 vs Jandakot in 2018/19.
Matty Pedulla passed 500 runs to take his total to 520 runs at an average of 10.83 and a highest score of 40 vs Cockburn this season. Matty has played in 53 games and is in his 4th season at the Tigers.
Mark Richards with his 72 last game, passed 5500 runs (3rd best) for the Tigers, at an average of 18.01 with 3 centuries and 18 fifties and a highest score of 102no this season. He has played in 381 games and is playing in his 30th season, joining the Tigers in 1989/90.