Two losses on the weekend for 4th Grade, 6th Grade suffer in the heat and our One Day teams keep notching up the wins.
Fourth Grade had 2 games on the weekend, notching up 175 runs in both games and losing both. On Saturday they travelled to Hilton, won the toss and batted first. Solid scores from Haroon Ahmed 28, Vijay Kumar 39, Sunil Dogra 30 and Umar Qureshi 28no pushed our score to a decent 7/175 but it wouldn’t be enough as the Hilton bats were in an aggressive mood and piled on the runs to reach 4/276 with their number 3 making 145no off 125 balls. Guri Singh taking 2/47 and a wicket each to Farooq Ali 1/47 and Umar Qureshi 1/8.
On Sunday we took on Kenwick at Coker Park, lost the toss and bowled first. The Kenwick openers were in fine form reaching 91 before the first wicket by Harsh Jansali as our bowlers started getting on top, 2 wickets each from Guri and Vijay kept them to 7/151 but a late flurry of runs in the last 3 overs pushed their score to 7/183 which would be crucial. The run chase started steady reaching 41 before Shamez Rashid fell and then 2quick wickets had us on the back foot at 3/51. Sunil Dogra joined Haroon and together took up the attack to the bowlers adding 69 before Haroon fell for 43 and the score now 4/120. Sunil kept attacking but his loss for a brilliant 55 off 44 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes was telling and we lost another wicket next ball to be 6/141 with 8 overs left. Farooq hit out for 11 runs but only 15 runs would come from the last 3 overs and we finished 8 runs short of a victory on 9/175. We now drop out of the four and must bounce back next week.
Sixth Grade were at home to Kenwick won the toss and bowled first on a hot day. The Kenwick bats were aggressive as they notched up 7/208 with Asim Qureshi keeping them quiet again with an impressive 3/24 and a wicket each to Paul McLean 1/30, Russell Tilbrook 1/36 and our ODH players, Dilshan Asanka 1/31 and Nuwan Liyaraarachchi 1/45. The chase started badly losing 2/7 but Russell dug in and with Asanka hitting out for 26 we reached 3/41. Asim fell for a duck but Matty Pedulla hung in there with Russell adding another 54 runs till Matty was bowled for 20 and the score now 5/95. This triggered a collapse with Russell falling for 38 and the team all out for 106. We now fall out of the top four but are still in the four in the one day mode.
ODC were at home to SJ Blues, won the toss and batted first. An early wicket didn’t deter our batsman as they piled on the runs adding 64 runs for the second wicket Irshad Ali making 24. Eldhose Baby next to go for a fine 42 with 8 fours and the score now 3/102. A couple of quick wickets fell but Nithin Radhakrishna was on fire scoring 50 with 4 fours and 4 sixes together with Santhosh Sunny 23 we ended on a brilliant 8/222.
SJ Blues were never in the chase especially with Jouhar Khan in form taking 4/25 and a wicket each to Santhosh Sunny 1/31 and Benson Benny 1/11 and 2 run outs they reached 8/139 from their 35 overs. Well done Tigers!
ODE were away to Willetton lost the toss and batted first. Syed Ali fell first for a quickfire 21 followed by Amal Babu and we were 2/52. Akshai TG scored 30 off 20 balls with 4 sixes, along with Safil Sharif 56 added 59 runs to be 3/111 and then Cristo Clement with Safil added another 50 in quick time to be 4/161, Cristo ending on 48 off 34 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes and the total score on 222.
Willetton never took up the chase and ended on 6/121 with Safil Sharif taking 2/24 and a wicket each to Amal Babu 1/14, Deepak Pazhoor 1/23, Anto Baby 1/13 and Syed Ali 1/29. Let’s keep winning Tigers!
ODH won their match vs Roleystone on a forfiet