A good weekend for the Tigers as we win 5 out of the 7 games. One Tiger was sooo close to another century this weekend. All 7 teams are inside the top 4 as we enter the warmer weather.
Fourth Grade had a dominant win vs Roleystone as we resumed on 2/59 chasing 64. Captain Umar Qureshi lead the way with 41 as we posted 135 in search of quick runs to set up an outright chance of victory. Roleystone had 39 overs to bat and we came oh so close as they batted defensively to reach 7/95. Asim Qureshi weaving his magic, taking 5/18 off his 11 overs, A great win with lots of points to take us into the four.
Sixth Grade were trying to defend 95 vs Hilton as they resumed on 2/13. Things started brilliantly for the Tigers with Steve Hall and Guri Singh taking wickets at will and reducing Hilton to 8/75. The game looked like ours for the taking but a rear guard defence from Hilton got them over the line as they batted 57 overs to be bowled out for 123. A great effort from the boys sees us retain 4th spot.
Seventh Grade were defending their huge total of 304 vs Forrestdale. The opposition started well getting the total to 3/130 at the tea break, but we must have had energy drinks at tea as Reddy Madamshetti and Ravi Mungi took the next 7 wickets for 24 runs and bowled Forrestdale out for 154. Reddy taking 4/41 and Ravi 3/22. We batted for a second time making 2/21 from 9 overs. A fantastic victory.
ODB were at home to Kwinana, won the toss and batted first. A bad start saw us slump to 5/39 before a great partnership of 78 between Sindhu Govindhu 40 and Dinesh Kanagala 18 got us back on track to post a decent score but we lost our last 3 wickets for no score to end on 155. Kwinana started very strongly and passed our score with just 3 down, but we struck back at the end to leave them on 8/202 with Sasha Pidikiti taking 4/28 and Karnam Nagarjuna 2/34.
ODC were away to Kelmscott won the toss and batted first. We got away to a decent start at 2/62 and lost the 6th wicket at 124 when Nithin Radhakrishna took control of the game hitting 55no with 5 fours and 3 sixes and with Amal Babu took the score to 6/197. Kelmscott made a flying start but as soon as Santhosh Sunny got rid of their opener the rest fell like dominos with them posting 142. Santhosh taking 3/23, Jobin Thomas 3/24, Jouhar Khan 2/15 and Rahul Nair 2/18. A solid performance from the Tigers!
ODE were at Sutherlands vs Forrestdale, won the toss and batted first. Our openers got off to a great start putting on 75 for the first wicket till Jinil fell for 28. Yesudas Kuriakose then partnered with Safil Sharif 25 adding another 66 runs at 2/141. Yesudas was in fine form and looked like marking his century, but fell agonisingly close on 99 off 106 balls with 12 fours and 2 sixes. The team posting 5/216. Forrestdale were never in the hunt and were bowled out for just 91, the bowlers all taking wickets with Safil Sharif taking 3/3 to finish off the tail and Ciril Jose taking out the top order with 2/19. A comprehensive victory!
ODG were away to Leeming, won the toss and batted first. A steady start saw us reach 5/87 when Lakmal Madushanka and Anton Nanayakkara smashed 94 runs in no time leaving us at 5/179. Lakmal making 56no off 34 deliveries with 3 fours and 5 sixes and Anton 30no. Our bowlers took control of the innings and restricted Leeming to 126, Sakun Dissanayake taking 4/36, Manula Rajakaruna 3/13 and Prashan Madakapiya 2/13 finishing off the tail. Another great win sees the Tigers on top of the ladder.
Gursewak Singh from 6th Grade passed 300 wickets for the Tigers on the 1st October and has now reached 311 wickets in his 169th Game. He has taken them at an average of just 13.80 with 8 Five wicket hauls and a best of 6/10. Congratulations Guri
Guri Singh with Life Member Mark Delamere