Some really close games on the weekend has mixed results for the Tigers 

Fourth Grade were in a good position with 201 runs on the board and Cockburn at 3/15. Sunil Dogra was bowling with fire as he removed 2 more Cavaliers to have them in real trouble at 5/35 but they fought back with a big partnership of 83 before the Tigers struck again at 118, 140, 162 and then 9/172. The game looked to be ours but the tailenders dug in and slowly reduced the margin till the 80th over when a boundary got them over the line. They ended with 218 off 83.5 overs. Vijay Kumar bowled all day taking 4/85 off 35 overs with 13 maidens, Sunil Dogra was exceptional with 3/29 off 17 overs and Saeed Ahmad took 2/35 off 16 overs. A great effort against a top four side. But a tough loss! 

Sixth Grade were chasing 219 vs Cockburn but lost Shamez early and got tied down by the tight bowling. Jackson fell at 3/50 when Della and Matty put on 52 runs to get us back in the game. Della lost his wicket for a well made 35 and Matty Pedulla 29 and we were bowled out for 140 with a disappointing finish. Cockburn batted again for 8 overs making 3/25 with Steve Hall taking 2/11 and Guri Singh 1/10. A big win is needed next fixture! 

Seventh Grade were away to Phoenix, lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Opener Vepesh Kukkala hung in there as wickets fell around him and at 4/67 he was joined by Captain Reddy Madamshetti as they added a further 54 runs before Vepesh fell for 41 at 5/121. Reddy made a quick 43 as the wickets tumbled near the closing, to end on 169 all out. Phoenix batted steadily at the start and reached 50 before losing a wicket to Reddy. Our bowlers gave nothing away as Phoenix sluggishly made their way to 5/133 after their 35 overs. A 36 run victory. Manoj Kiradi taking 2/10. The win keeps us in 2nd place. 

ODB were at home to Perth Tamil, won the toss and batted first. A good start got us to 2/70 with opener Siddhanth Mokala making a brisk 37. Sashi Pidikiti made 46 batting with wickets falling around him and Prashanth Chekkara made 22 as we were bowled out for 177. Wajahat Nazeer and Siddhanth Mokala 2/43 struck early to have them 2/33 but Perth Tamil were looking strong as they ran away with the match, piling on the runs in the last 10 overs to post 5/290 to give ODB their 3rd straight loss and in danger of falling out the top four. Let’s bounce back next week Tigers!! 

ODC were at Queens Park Vs Piara Waters, won the toss and batted first. We were in trouble at 5/74 with opener Sujit Pankajakshan making 21 but Vinod Suneeth smashed 49 from 34 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes and Captain Nithin Radhakrishna 29no with 2 fours and 2 sixes to get our total to 166. Piara Waters reached 5/97 and were looking good but our tight bowling kept them in check as they reached 151 and we won by just 15 runs with Sethuraj Rajendran taking 3/33 and 2 wickets each to Amal Babu 2/21, Jobin Thomas 2/29 and Vipin Varghese 2/18. A good close win keeps us on top of the table. 

ODE had an unexpected bye ??? 

ODG were at Sutherlands vs Maddington, lost the toss and batted first. Wickets fell early to have us in trouble but Captain MA Zainudeen kept us in the game with a well made 45 as we struggled to post 145. Maddington batted steadily and were always in the game but good tight bowling from the Tigers kept us just ahead as Maddington came close with 6/136, a 9 run win with Sakun Dissanayake taking 2/20. The win keeps us on top of the table. 


Gursewak Singh from 6th Grade posted 1500 runs for the Tigers. He has played in 170 games and has a highest score of 54 at an average of 12.40. He has 2 fifties and has hit 50 sixes. Congratulations Guri!! 

Guri Singh is Man of the Match vs Cockburn