What a weekend for the Tigers!! A perfect win record with all 6 teams winning and ODG with a bye.
Fourth Grade were taking on ladder leaders Kenwick at Mills Park and needed a win to stay in touch with the final 4. Losing the toss Kenwick batted first and at 3/90 were looking like a big score was on the cards but the next 5 wickets would fall for just 16 runs to reduce them to 8/106 thanks to Vijay Kumar with 4/33 and Waqas Malik 2/19. Waqas Khan 2/13 and Asim 1/9 would finsih them off bowling them out for 128. Openers Muhammad Ghani and Tayyab Jamil 43 got us off to the perfect start adding 98 before M Ghani was forced to retire on 43no and Tayyab was bowled for 43. Waqas Khan made 20, Vijay 23 and Umar 16no as we finished on 4/158, a great win that keeps us in striking distance of the finals.
Sixth Grade were at home to Kenwick, won the toss and bowled first. Wickets fell early with 2 each to Russell Tilbrook and Harsh Jansali to have Kenwick 4/28. A small comeback was halted by Wynan and then Steve Hall in his 250th game, finished off the tail to bowl them out for 92 with Dempsey taking the last wicket with his first ball. Russell taking 3/10, Steve 3/15 and Harsh 2/22. The run chase was slow but steady losing only 4 wickets on the way to victory ending on 4/110, Keegan Bennett top scoring with 27no. The win gives us a chance at finals.
Seventh Grade took on Kardinya at Coker Park, needing to break a losing streak for their last 2 games, we lost the toss and batted first. A good strong start was guided by Dwarakanth Canakapalli with 41 to get us to 4/96, Siva Ankam with 33 and Abdul Aziz 22 helped get the total to 184, a good score to defend. Kardinya never really went for the chase after losing 2 early wickets, they crawled along to 5/104 from their 35 overs, Ravi Mungi taking 2/7 from 6 overs and Abdul Aziz 2/29. A good bounce back win for the Tigers!
ODB made it 3 wins in a row as they took on Kenwick away from home. Winning the toss we sent Kenwick into bat and had them in early trouble, Dinakar Narasani was in fine form with the ball as he took 4/18 as Kenwick folded for 129 helped along the way by 41 wides. The run chase was dominated by opener Siddhanth Mokala as he smashed his way to victory making 88 off just 51 deliveries with 13 fours and 2 sixes, departing at 5/138. Keeper Boobalan Mohan with 52 off 46 and Karnam Nagarjuna 37 off 35 piled on the pain with 7 fours each, to get our total to 8/248, a resounding victory.
ODC took on Piara waters at Queens Park in what would be a close game. We started strong batting in good partnerships with contributions from Eldose Paul 30, Vinod Suneeth 25 and Vysakh Menon 30 that got us to 6/139. Enter Captain Nithin Radhakrishna in a smashing mood to add 50 off 34 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes to get us to 8/223, a strong score. We took an early wicket but then a massive partnership from Piara waters would add 153 runs and put the game in the balance, but a wicket from Joel Joy and 2 from Jobin Thomas swung the game back to the Tigers at 4/187. Vysakh Menon would take 2 more wickets as Piara Waters fell away to end on 8/209, an enthralling game. Vysakh 3/40 and Jobin Thomas with 2/37 had the best returns.
ODE made it 6 straight wins when they defeated Piara Waters at Sutherlands. Sent into bat we lost Syed Ali early but Jinil Raphel added 32 with Yesudas Kuriakose back in form making 79 from 70 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes taking us to 4/169. Safil Sharif then smashed 49 from 40 balls with 10 fours to boost the total to 7/199. Piara Waters would only last 22 overs as they were bowled out for just 84, Melvin Thomas taking 4/21 and Safil Sharif having a good all round game with 2/2 wrapping things up. looking good for a top 4 finish.