A bad weekend for the Tigers as our 2 day teams struggle for runs and our one day teams have unusual defeats with only 1 win in ODC.

Fourth Grade were away to Jandakot, lost the toss and batted first. An ordinary start saw us struggle at the top with only Haroon with 24 and Tayyab with 28 adding valuable runs with us reaching 7/113. Vijay Kumar 39 and MT Saleem 20 put on 48 in an important partnership, but we fell away at the end to be bowled out for 167 a defendable total. Jandakot were 1/24 at stumps from 15 overs.

Sixth Grade were playing Leeming at Coker Park, lost the toss and batted first. It was slow going for all the batsmen on the day with wickets falling regularly and no big partnerships. Sanjeev Saini battled hard for his 25 as we were reduced to 9/75. Guri Singh came in late and smashed 35 from 20 balls to get the total to 113 from 50 overs. A tough day for the Tigers

Seventh Grade were at home to Phoenix, won the toss and batted first. It was another tough day for the boys as they were bowled out for just 108 off 44 overs. Dwarakanth Canakapalli making 37 and Ravi Mungi 20 in a day that scoring was hard. Will need to bowl great next week Tigers!

ODB were away to Thornlie, won the toss and batted first. Nobody really got going on the day with 3 players getting into the 20s and extras as the top scorer in our total of 8/144. Thornlie then took to our bowlers as they cruised to a comfortable win with a score of 1/219, the only wicket coming from a run out. Will need to pick ourselves up next week.

ODC were our only winners this week as they took on Phoenix away. We won the toss and batted first getting away to a great start with an opening partnership of 83 with Jobin Thomas making 34 and Sujit Pankajakshan 45. We reached 5/147 when Sethuraj 40no and Vysakh 31 combined for a partnership of 61 taking our final score to 6/214. Our bowlers started well reducing Phoenix 4/40 thanks to Jouhar Khan with his 3/38 but they fought back to add 80 before we struck again to keep them to 7/178. A great win.

ODE were playing Champion Lakes at Sutherlands, won the toss and batted first. Opener Safil Sharif scored a quick 34 but wickets kept falling as we struggled to 7/93 but Captain Stefan hung in there to score 30 and get our total to 160. The total was not enough as Champion Lakes scored the runs easily to reach 5/188 with the help of 43 wides. Syed Ali took 2/24 as we suffered a rare loss.

ODG also had a rare loss as they took on Leeming at Queens Park. Batting first we were in real trouble at 5/25, but 33 from Irosh Ranathunga helped us get to 125 all out. Leeming were struggling at 3/16 but our bowlers couldn’t break through again till 4/82 as they reached and passed our score to eventually get 6/142. Let’s bounce back next week guys!


Paul McLean will play in his 350th Game for the Tigers on Saturday. Paul has been at the club since he was a baby, as the son of the Legendary Phillip McLean, but played his first game in the 1991/92 season and is now playing in his 30th season for the Tigers. In that time he has scored 3608 runs at an average of 13.07 with 5 fifties and a highest score of 70. With the ball he has taken 427 wickets (fourth highest in club history) at an average of 19.57 with 7 five wicket hauls and a best of 6/8. Paul has been heavily involved with the running of the club, being club registrar for 10 years, Vice President for 5 years and President for 1 year. He has played in 10 finals and 4 Grand Finals, winning 2. Paul is a permanent fixture at the club and has helped preserve the History at the club with his valuable input of data collection from our past scorebooks. We all wish Paul the best of luck in his 350th game on Saturday!!

Paul McLean wins the One Day Final MOM with his 4/14 to beat Kardinya in 6th Grade. Kardinya lost it’s last 5 wickets for 7 runs to lose by just 2 runs, with Paul taking 4 of the 5 wickets.
Paul McLean in action.
Mark Richards / Paul McLean