Redlands’ teams have capped off a successful few weeks of cricket with several convincing victories in the latest round of two-day clashes.
First Grade defeated Western Suburbs in a classic on Peter Burge Oval to continue their rapid climb up the ladder.
The Tigers bowled the travelling opposition out when just four runs were required to earn first innings victory in a game that had just about everything.
A Stuey Edgar hanger, and twin four wicket hauls from fast bowlers Josh Hendersen and Jon Stimpson, helped the Tigers walk away from the tight affair with first innings points.
Redlands were 5-147 in the second innings when stumps were called.
Second grade also won a tight affair away from home against Western Suburbs.
The Tigers took the final wicket in the last over of the day’s play to secure first innings points in another eventful game of cricket.
Charles Mailli once again led the way with the ball, capturing four wickets for 85 runs, while Bailey Stuart took three.
Third Grade were unable to defend their first-innings total of 209 against Western Suburbs on Fred Kratzman Oval.
The Tigers could only manage seven wickets; Ben Long took three, while James Carr took two.
Fourth Grade’s clash with Western Suburbs away from home ended in a draw.
Redlands were 6-145 in reply to Wests’ 263 when stumps were called on the second and final day due to bad light.
Jarvis Cleary top scored with 43, while Jack Fraser and David Brook chipped in with 34 and 24 respectively.
Fifth Grade one defeated Wynnum-Manly outright in a remarkable game of cricket on Ron Field Oval.
The Tigers picked up on day two where they had left off a week prior, plundering runs to all parts of the ground to post a first innings lead of 123 by the tea interval.
Dan Edridge top scored for Redlands with a stylish 80 runs, including nine fours and three sixes, while Mitch Jensen chipped in with 26 during a crucial period of the game.
The Tigers then dismissed Wynnum for just 44 in fading light to win by an innings and 79 runs.
New ball pairing Jacob Apted and Pearce Anderson wrecked havoc on Wynnum’s top order in the second innings to claim three wickets each.
Fifth Grade two also won their two-day clash with South Brisbane away from home.
Redlands chased down the 199 runs required for victory before declaring nine down for 287.
Zac Dale top scored with a spritely innings of 60, while Raghav Goel (35) and Wes Aspeling (33) made vital contributions to give the Tigers a chance of obtaining an outright win in the evening session.
Redlands managed to take four South Brisbane wickets for just 59 runs in pursuit of this goal before stumps were called.
Sixth Grade one continued a successful round for Redlands with an outright win against Western Suburbs away from home.
The Tigers declared their first innings with the score on 8-162 to take a 53 run lead into the second innings.
Redlands then dismissed the opposition for another sub-par total of 133 to set up a final innings run chase of 80 for outright victory.
The Tigers surpassed this target with relative ease thanks in large part to a quick-fire 20 from skipper Dom Cassell.
Scott Butters was the top wicket taker in the second innings with three scalps, while Matthew Dwyer chipped in with two.
Sixth Grade two dominated proceedings in their clash with Wynnum-Manly one on Sunday, piling on 198 runs to set up first innings victory.
The Tigers dismissed the opposition for just 136 in reply to take the chocolates before adding a further 106 runs prior to the close of play.
Andrew Gray and Liam Wallace were the chief wicket takers with four wickets each, while Greg Morton led the batting in the second innings with 70.
The Lord’s Taverners Side earned their first victory of the season against the Sunshine Coast in a keenly contested game on Ron Field Oval last Sunday.
Some good bowling from Matt Short (6-25) and Andy Martinez Harris (4-44) saw the visitors slump to 5-18, before a middle order partnership enabled them to post a competitive 151.
Redlands, not disheartened by the Sunshine Coast’s recovery, held their nerve to chase down the required runs in the 35th over thanks to an innings of 40 from Dylan Kritzinger and 33 from Stephan Muller.
The Ray Weier Cup side performed with both bat and ball once again to defeat Valley by a significant margin.
The Tigers dismissed the opposition for 108 following superb spells from Jacob Dunne (3-16), Nick Parrott (3-15) and Kobey Maguire (2-16).
Declan McLennan (33) and Luke Davies (43 not out) picked up where the bowlers left off soon after and saw Redlands through to the total inside 13 overs.
The Tigers’ Jodie Fields Shield team earned back-to-back victories in their first home game of the season on Sunday.
Redlands bowled tightly to restrict the opposition to 9-74 before chasing down the runs with consummate ease inside 18 overs.
Delyse Laycock was the standout with the ball, claiming three Valley wickets and giving away just six runs in a seven over spell.
First Grade: Redlands 155 (J. Bazley 38, S. Edgar 25) & 5-147 (S. Edgar 42, M. Herdman 26) def. Western Suburbs 152 (J. Henderson 4-38, J. Stimpson 4-30)
Second Grade: Redlands 343 (L. Smith 164, C. Mailli 42, M. Drennan 41) def. Western Suburbs 293 (C. Mailli 4-85, B. Stewart 3-36)
Third Grade: Redlands 209 (A. Pearson 73, J. Hill 30, M. McEwan 29, B. Long 24) def. by Western Suburbs 7-289 (B. Long 3-61, J. Carr 2-35)
Fourth Grade: Redlands 6-152 (J. Cleary 42, Jack Fraser 34) drew with Western Suburbs Two 10/263 (L. Rosiak 4-35, D. Mulheren 3/57, M. Davis 2-58)
Fifth Grade One: Redlands 236 (D. Edridge 80, J. Crick 29, M. Jensen 26) def. Wynnum Manly 113 (J. Apted 3-23, B. Lockwood 3-32, J. Crick 2-8) & 44 (J. Apted 3-12, P. Anderson 3-11, B. Lockwood 2-8, M. Jensen 2-9)
Fifth Grade Two: Redlands 9-252 dec. (Z. Dale 60, R. Goel 35, W. Aspeling 33) def. South Brisbane 199 (W. Todman 3-33, C. Barker 2-29, K. Goodridge 2-50) & 4-59 (K. Goodridge 2-19)
Sixth Grade One: Redlands 8-162 (P. Bonney 56, J. Hutchinson 37) & 6-80 (D. Cassell 20) def. Western Suburbs 108 (T. Gray 3-19, S. Butters 2-11, H. Friske 2-12, J. Cullen 2-27) & 133 (S. Butters 3-29, M. Dwyer 2-19)
Sixth Grade Two: Redlands 198 (A. Gray 68*, G. Morton 28, L. Wallace 24) & 6-106 (G. Morton 70) def. Wynnum Manly one 136 (L. Wallace 4-28, A. Gray 4-38)
Lord’s Taverners Competition: Redlands 8-152 (D. Kritzinger 40, S. Muller 33) def. Sunshine Coast 151 (M. Short 6-25, A. Martinez Harris 4-44)
Ray Weier Cup: Redlands 1-111 (L. Davies 44*, D. McLennan 33) def. Valley 108 (Jacob Dunne 3-16, Nick Parrott 3-15, K. Maguire 2-16)
Jodie Fields Shield: Redlands 5-75 (D. Laycock 14*, E. Barnett 14*) def. Valley 9-74 (D. Laycock 3-6).