REDLANDS CRICKET NEWS
The Tigers pre-season started with a number of intra-club games and a final hit out against Wynnum before the season opener against University. The re-jigged Qld Cricket fixture list has done away with the usual formula of playing the same teams in the same order in two day matches. This season sees one-dayers and Twenty20 matches thrown into the mix, and for the first time, ladies teams will now contribute points towards the overall Club Championship. There will be interesting times ahead as players and officials alike try to keep up with these changes.
Redlands Cricket is pleased to announce it has secured a shirt sponsor for Second Grade through to Sixth Grade. With the introduction of one day matches and Twenty20 games for all grades, Qld Cricket have allowed these grades to wear colours for the first time. The Capalaba Branch of the National Australia Bank has kindly agreed to sponsor these playing shirts which we hope to be available as soon as our suppliers can have the order filled.
The first round against University was not a great start for the Tigers as only one team, last year's champions Third Grade, could muster a win. First Grade put up a strong fight against a powerful Uni team in scoring 220 on a Tigers deck with a distinctly green tinge. Craig Cullen led the way scoring his first First Grade century and remained undefeated on 103*. The students took their time in posting 335 in reply with Tigers skipper Ryan Le Loux claiming 7/130. Second Grade were tought a lesson by a more experienced Uni team at WEP Harris Oval. Chasing 357 for victory, the young Tigers were routed for 196 as only Jimmy Peirson (46) and Nathan Mazzeo (39) lodged any real resistance. In the second innings the bowlers once again struggled as Uni racked up another 225. Cameron French took 3/33 to add to Brendon Smith's first innings haul of 5/73.
Third Grade were dominant under the expert guidance of noble leader Cameron Miers. Adrian Wight (67) and retuning Tiger Michael Herdman (42) led the way as Redlands posted a competitive 9/198 from their 40 overs. Craig Weier, Zeik Rafferty, Matt Conwell and Adrian Wight all shared the honours with the ball as Uni were dismissed for 104. At Brisbane Grammar School, Fourth Grade missed a number of their regular faces as they struggled against University. Paul Bonney was the star with both bat and ball scoring 57 of the Tigers' 110, and taking 2/27 in Uni's innings of 182.
Fifth and Sixth Grade were both comfortably beaten despite showing patches of good form. New lad Wusset Syed top scored with 43 of the 102 posted in Fifth Grade, while valiant innings from Josh Stevenson (43) and Scott McAuliffe (37) couldn't stop a rampant Uni team taking the honours in Sixth Grade.
Round Two saw better performances through the grades as Redlands notched up wins in four grades - Seconds, Thirds, Fourths and Fifths. First Grade lost at the last gasp as Norths squeaked home with a last ball boundary with two wickets in hand. Josh Guy (72) and Brett Ipson (47) scored the bulk of the Tigers' 222, but errant deliveries were the killer in the bowling department: Redlands bowled 23 wides to help out the Vikings' run chase. Second Grade made short work of a decent target at Alan Pettigrew Oval, knocking off 264 runs with only 4 wickets down and six overs up their sleeve. Michael Dobinson (5/41) and Nathan Mazzeo (92) were the pick of the bunch.
Third Grade (3/152) remained unbeaten picking off the always competitive Norths boys' 5/148. Craig Weier (4/27), Craig Coffey (43*) and former Sea-Eagle Brayden Teece (45) did the damage for Redlands, but the award for the most memorable moment came from Cameron French who learnt a valuable lesson in not taking your eye off the ball... Fourth Grade got on the board with a 30 run win mostly due to Sam Dewar's 52 and another five wicket haul, this time from Dave Turich.
Matt Williamson led his Fifth Graders to a narrow victory over Wests at Corinda High School. Willo's 33, Jermaine Jones' 30 and Sam Austin's 5/23 all combined to get the boys home in a tight finish by 6 runs. Sixth Grade couldn't manage a win against Valleys, Rob Carrigan (2/6) and Sam Bulleid 2/15) kept the target to 190 but the Tigers were bundled out for 110. Brad Houston (34) and Corey Lancaster (24) were the standout performers in the chase.
Interested in joining Redlands Tigers this season? Contacts:
RCI President - Mark French 0428 791 703.
Club Secretary - Barry Cullen 0413 274 324
Tigers look forward to another great season of cricket at Redlands.
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