4th Grade in a strong position, 6th Grade has a battle on it’s hands and 3 wins to our One Day sides.
4th Grade were at home to Kardinya Lakes, won the toss and sent them in to bat. Kardinya started well to reach 29 before Sunil Dogra struck twice, bowling their opener and No 3 in successive balls. Farooq Ali got No 4 to knick behind and they were now 3/41. A strong performance from their other opener with 47 was halted by Vijay Kumar who struck twice to have them reeling at 5/91. The tail offered little resistance as Farooq Ali and Guri Singh got the next four for 11 runs and Steve Hall got the last, bowling them out for 104 from 56 overs.
With 15 overs left in the day our batsmen ended the day on 1/26 with the loss of Sunil Dogra for a duck, Umar on 8no and Farooq on 13no will resume the chase next weekend.
6th Grade travelled to Karragullen to take on Roleystone, won the toss and batted first with Vinnie doing some bush bashing in his commodore next to the ground with Russell as his helper to get his car out of a bog. Openers Della and Tyler batted with patience against some very tight bowling but after an hour Della dragged one on to depart for 22 and the Tigers 1/31. Tyler was adjudged LBW after a long stay for 12, now 2/39. Jared Delamere hung in there for a 40 minute duck 3/46 and Callum a 21 ball single, at 4/56 things were about to get worse. Russell, Vinnie and Wynand quickly came and went and now the Tigers were in free fall at 7/57. But a solid innings of 21 from Salman Farsi and 10 from Connor McGinty added valuable runs as we were bowled out for 85 off 45 overs.
Roleystone had 16 overs to bat and their opener Greaves was in an aggressive mood piling on early runs. Wynand Gouws struck first with a catch to Asim and they were 1/14 but Greaves kept attacking. The introduction of Connor kept the runs down and the wicket of Greaves, caught by Callum had them 2/37, Connor ending the day with 1/1 off 4 overs and the total on 2/39. A strong performance with the ball next week could salvage this game as we know we can do it like the Kwinana game a few weeks ago.
ODC were at home to East Fremantle lost the toss and were sent into bat. The Tigers were in an aggressive mood as the runs were piled on reaching 4/128 with opener Sujit Pankajakshan making 38. A big partnership followed of 85 between Vipin Varghese 60 with 5 fours and 4 sixes, and Nithin Radhakrishna 39 with 6 fours got our total to an impressive 6/238.
East Fremantle were never in the hunt as they were bowled out for 110 with our bowlers sharing the wickets around. E Baby 3/10, J Khan 2/32 and C Jose 2/23 the best on the day. Another big win has us second on the ladder.
ODE were away to Roleystone won the toss and batted first. Opener Syed Ali held the innings together with a solid score of 90 with 8 fours and 4 sixes with help from Safil Sharif 26 and Yesudas Kuriakose 28 we ended on 223 after 34 overs.
Roleystone put up a good fight with the bat ending the day on 6/184 with Amal Babu 2/26 and Safil Sharif 2/30 the best of the bowlers. Good tight bowling from the spinners Safil and Syed and a great one handed catch from Captain Stefan Varughese at a crucial stage of the game never let the opposition into the game. Well done boys sitting on top of the ladder.
ODH had an easy win as Leeming forfeited. They sit in 4th position on the ladder.