4th Grade lose 6 games in a row, 6th Grade drop a fifth straight game and our One Day Teams are holding up the fort with another three wins. Dilshan Asanka scores a second century in a row for ODH.
4th Grade were looking to get a win on the board against the bottom side Kardinya. Losing the toss we were sent in to bat and things were looking good at 4/129 with Haroon making 42 as opener and Sunil Dogra with Vijay Kumar looking solid, but Vijay’s wicket for 19 and Sunil for a well made 56 off 51 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes, shortly after saw us drop 6 wickets for 16 runs to be all out for 145 and 5 overs in the bank.
Kardinya got off to a strong start and never looked in doubt as their opener made an unbeaten century, they ended up on 4/197 with Salman Farsi taking 2/34 and Harsh Jansali 1/28. Let’s turn things around in the new year and start putting on the winning ways once again.
6th Grade were at home to Cockburn, won the toss and sent them in to bat. A big opening partnership of 72 set a solid foundation for Cockburn as they ended up on 5/172, Jackson Curthoys bowling well to take 3/29 and Asim Qureshi 1/33, Wynand Gouws taking 3 great catches.
The chase got off to a very slow start scoring only 13 runs from the first 13 overs, but a strong showing from the middle order kept us in the hunt for a while. But the run rate was too high as we ended up 33 runs short on 9/139. Jackson having a good all round game making 34, Jared Delamere 23, Asim Qureshi 22 and Della 13. A dissapointing loss to the end of the year we look forward to a better result next year.
ODC made it 3 wins in a row in the One Day format as they were away to CBC bowling first. Our bowlers were on top from the start as we kept CBC to just 9/102 from the 35 overs, Anto Baby 2/8 and Eldhose Baby 2/19 getting the early strikes with Sunny Santhosh 3/22 finishing off the tail. A wicket each to Benson Benny 1/22 and Jouhar Khan 1/17 in the middle overs.
Another strong start from the openers of 52 set up the win as we passed the score with just 3 wickets down and finally posting a score of 8/176. Sethuraj Rajendran 46, Nithin Radhakrishna 29 and Clement Cristo 20, the top scorers on the day. Second on the ladder at the break and set for finals.
ODE made it 5 wins in a row as they took on Roleystone at home, lost the toss and batted first. A 49 run opening partnership set up a solid foundation for a good score as Syed Ali top scored with 50 from 58 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes and Amal Babu scored 32 from 29. But 49 extras helped us to post 7/197 from the 35 overs.
Opening bowler Amal Babu 5/28 was having a great all round game taking 5 of the first 6 wickets to fall to have them struggling at 6/54, then Jijinlal KG with 3/6 would finish them off, bowling Roleystone out for 88. Rahul Nair 1/8 the other wicket taker. A great start to the season at half way has us in the top 2.
ODH made it 6 wins in succession as they took on Armadale at Sutherlands Park, won the toss and batted first. Three quick wickets had us in trouble at 3/12 when Dilshan Asanka and Captain, Rusiru Pitiyage got together and added 122 runs for the 4th wicket before Rusiru was dismissed for 26 and the score 4/134 and Dilshan getting closer to his century. Wickets were falling around Dilshan but he kept plundering the bowling passing his century on his way to a phenomenal score of 142 off 106 balls with 14 fours and 5 sixes leaving the team score on 8/222 from the 35 overs. Dilshan’s century was his second in a row and only the 6th Tiger in history to do so, his score of 142 is the 7th highest score by a Tiger.
Armadale’s chase was slow at the start but gained momentum with their number 3 scoring 89 not out and keeping them in the hunt. But the score was too much for them as they posted 9/206 helped by 47 extras from our bowlers. Rusiru having a good all round game with 3/44 and Lakmal Radushanka 2/25 the best with the ball. A wicket each to Vihanga, Nuwan, Ishan and Dilshan topped off a brilliant win and one to remember.