Two Redlands teams are in the reckoning for finals after a successful final round which saw the Tigers win four games and draw another.
First Grade were unable to track down the 277 runs required for first innings points on day two, losing narrowly to South Brisbane by 47 runs away from home. Liam Smith top scored for Redlands with a finely made 86, while Cameron Brimblecombe played a counter attacking innings down the bottom of the order to finish on 31 and put the Tigers within touching distance of first innings points. Unfortunately, it was the home side who prevailed, eventually dismissing Redlands for 230.
Second Grade were also defeated by South Brisbane in their final game of the season on Peter Burge Oval. The visitors scored 8/232 declared in reply to the Tigers first innings total of 146, with Luke Haegel taking three wickets on his second grade debut. Crag Weier and Lachlan Honan also bowled well to claim two wickets each.
Third Grade defeated South Brisbane away from home last Saturday thanks largely to the efforts of Jason Grosvenor and Scott McAuliffe at the top of the Tigers batting order. Grosvenor scored a mammoth 153 not out in the Tigers run chase while McAuliffe also raised the bat, scoring 101 to see Redlands through to a total of 282 for the loss of two wickets, 112 runs ahead of South Brisbane's first innings total. Redlands had Souths six down for 232 when stumps were called, with Rob Ballarino claiming three wickets and Adam Pearson two.
Fourth Grade no. 1 continued their good work in the field from the week before, bowling South Brisbane out for 106 to secure first innings points before tea on day two. Alex Ward, Declan Mulheran, Ben Cole and Lance Parsons all chimed in with two wickets for the Tigers to seal an emphatic victory. Tim Jarrett brought up his second fifty in as many innings when Redlands had the opportunity to bat again, while Ben Cole scored a whirlwind 55 off 41 deliveries in a third wicket partnership worth 96 runs. The Tigers finished the day on 2/130 and will likely bunny hop their last round opposition to finish two spots outside the top four.
Fourth Grade no.2 look to have sewn up a finals spot following a draw with Gold Coast away from home. The Tigers, defending a first innings score of 326 for victory, took nine opposition wickets and restricted the home side to 287 on day two, but were unable to break the last wicket pairing to force a result. Andrew Barrie, Jake Richards and Pearce Anderson all worked hard throughout the day to claim two wickets each and take Redlands to the brink of victory.
Fifth Grade earned first innings points away from last Saturday, chasing down South Brisbane's first innings score of 121. Chris Pierson starred with the bat in the Redlands chase, scoring an unbeaten 96 as the Tigers reached 194 before being bowled out. Harley Friske also made a valuable lower order contribution of 27 to lift the Tigers to a first innings lead of 73. Redlands had South Brisbane two down for 54 in the second innings before stumps were called.
Six grade no.1 have all but secured a place in next weekend’s semi-final following an outright victory over South Brisbane last Saturday. Redlands did most of the heavy lifting on day one, bowling the opposition out for 39 before piling on 168 of their own runs, and required just five wickets on the last day to secure outright points. The Tigers bowlers ensured South Brisbane could not surpass their big first innings lead, dismissing them for 56 on the morning of day two. Josh Edwards was the game's stand out performer, finishing with figures of 7/17 for the match including a second innings hat-trick.
Sixth Grade no. 2 were unable to track down Valley One's first innings total of 232, going down to the visitors by 147 runs. Henry Long made a vital 36 in the Tigers chase, but was unable to find support from his fellow batsmen as the Tigers were dismissed for 86. Valley's finished the day eight down for 307 in the second innings, with Greg Morton and Jake Franklin taking two wickets each.
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Results from the current round of two-day games:
1st Grade: Redlands 230 (L. Smith 86, C. Brimblecombe 31) def by South Brisbane 277 (M. Labuschagne 4/70).
2nd Grade: Redlands 146 (J. Ryan 44) def by South Brisbane 8/232 (L. Haegel 3/37, L. Honan 2/27).
3rd Grade: Redlands 2/282 dec (J. Grosvenor 153*, S. McAuliffe 101, R. Smith 22) def South Brisbane 170 (B. Long 5/43) and 6/232 (R. Ballarino 3/103, A. Pearson 2/51).
4th Grade no.1: Redlands 211 (T. Jarrett 64, B. Cole 33) and 2/130 (T. Jarrett 66, B.Cole 55) def South Brisbane 106 (B. Cole 2/6, D. Mulheran 2/11).
4th Grade no.2: Redlands 9/326 dec (J. Bowell 114, M. Conwell 67) drew with Gold Coast 9/287 (P. Anderson 2/20, J. Richards 2/46).
5th Grade: Redlands 194 (C.Peirson 96*, H. Friske 27) def South Brisbane 121 (P. Anderson 5/20, L. Guilfoyle 2/22) and 2/54.
6th Grade no.1: Redlands 2/168 dec (J. Edwards 81*, J. Hutchinson 73) def South Brisbane 39 (J. Edwards 4/9, T. Knight 3/11) and 56 (J. Edwards 3/8, J.Kildey 2/7).
6th Grade no.2: Redlands 85 (H. Long 36) def by Valley's (1) 232 (J. Patterson 5/88, J. Franklin 2/20) and 8/307 (G. Morton 2/3, J. Franklin 2/90).