Four teams in the Grand Final! That’s right, FOUR TEAMS in the Grand Final. The Tigers showed their true grit in some amazing games over the weekend.

Fourth Grade took on Cockburn, won the toss and batted first. A well crafted 52 from opener MT Saleem saw us travelling well at 4/101 with Vijay making 24, but our middle order couldn’t add to our good start. We ended our innings on 153 from 63 overs, a score we could defend. Vijay got us an early wicket, but Cockburn settled in for the long haul as our bowlers kept the score in check, but wickets were not coming, Two quick wickets from Saeed gave us hope at 5/130, but that would be the last wicket as Cockburn took the game with 5/156. A good season from the 4ths.

Seventh Grade had a heart stopper as they took on Forrestdale away. Winning the toss and batting first we were in a good position at tea on 4/124 with contributions from Mohammad Aamer with 35 and Ajay Reddy a quick 19. After tea we quickly lost Dwarakanath for a well made 35 to be 5/127 but then RK Madamshetti 21 and Siva Ankam 25no took us to 5/153 until Reddys wicket saw us lose the last 5 wickets for 12 runs to end on 165 from 49 overs. Forrestdale batted for 9 overs to be 1/13 overnight, Reddy with the wicket. Sunday saw Forrestdale bat slowly to reach 56 before 2 wickets from Siva and 1 from Aamer got us on top at 4/73. A partnership of 48 was broken by Reddy to have them 5/121 but we needed wickets fast. At 5/151 and 3 dropped chances the game looked gone before an amazing turn around lead by Dwarakanath and Manoj saw us take 5/9 to snatch the game by 5 runs. A Grand final spot awaits with Cockburn this weekend. Good luck Tigers.

ODC showed us why they are the top side with a demolition of Kardinya at Coker Park. Losing the toss we bowled first with Vipin and Vysakh right on top reducing them to 3/34, then 2 wickets from Sethuraj and Vinod had them reeling at 5/41. A small comeback ensued which was halted by Jobin at 6/68. They reached 6/97 when the return of Vysakh with another 2 wickets kept them to 8/105 off their 35 overs. The run chase started with a blaze as openers Sujit and Eldose Paul put on 69 before Eldose fell for 31 off 32 balls. Sujit was joined by Eldhose Baby and they knocked off the 36 runs needed by the 18 over to post 1/108 and a comprehensive win. Sujit finished unbeaten on 34 and Eldhose 26. We challenge Piara Waters on Saturday at Coker to decide the ODC champions. Go TIGERS

ODE took on rivals East Fremantle away and inflicted a big win on their nemesis. Batting first we got away to a fast start to reach 5/102 thanks to Yesudas with a fine 47 to bring up his 1000th run for the Tigers, 22 from Syed and 19 from Akhil. Riju with 16 and Stefan with 29no put on a valuable 57 to get us to 6/159 and then a quickfire 19 from Rahul boosted our total to an impressive 7/197. Our bowlers struck early and a run out had them reeling at 5/49 the big wicket to Shanab. A comeback by East Fremantle followed but was stopped by Yesudas at 6/94. Safil, another run out and Shanab finished them off for 110. Shanab with 2/10 and Paulose with 2/21 lead the way to Victory. We take on ladder leaders Thornlie on Saturday for an interesting showdown. Good luck Boys.

ODG had a tight tussle with Canning Vale away from home and avenged their close loss with them 2 weeks ago. Winning the toss and batting first our openers put on 51 with Imesh making a run a ball 32., but his wicket saw us slide to 5/81 then 8/103. It looked like a sub par score but Buddika at number 10 smashed a very impressive 27 off 19 balls to launch our score to 148. Our bowlers got on top quickly taking out the top 5 for 45 runs. A bit of a comeback got them to 6/86 but Lakmal snuffed them out and Vihanga finished them off to roll them for 105. Vihanga took 3/28, Adeesha 214, Irosh 29 and Lakmal 2/6. We take on Maddington in the Final for their first home game of the season at Coker Park, making 2 Grand finals at Tigerland. Go Tigers

Good luck to all 4 teams on the weekend and let’s bring home a record 4 flags in one season.