Redlands Tigers bowlers in fine form

On the attack: Lenny Watt send a bowl down the pitch for the Tigers on the weekend. Photo: Doug O'Neill.
On the attack: Lenny Watt send a bowl down the pitch for the Tigers on the weekend. Photo: Doug O'Neill.

Redlands Tigers bowlers ran riot on day one of the current round of two-day fixtures to put their sides in a dominant position at the close of play.

The Redlands’ ladies side played two twenty over fixtures against Sandgate-Redcliffe and Valley on Sunday. The Tigers were triumphant in both encounters by a large margin. In the fixture against Sandgate-Redcliffe, Redlands were extremely disciplined with the ball and restricted the opposition to a score of just 90 from their 20 overs. The Tigers wasted no time in tracking down the total, wrapping up victory in the 16th over. Clodagh Ryall led the way with an unbeaten 41.

The earlier fixture against Valley was equally one sided, with the Tigers snatching victory in the 15th over of the second innings. Redlands once again bowled first and managed to restrict the opposition to just 109 despite only taking two wickets. Shaq Friske (41) and Jo Friske (32) combined to ensure the Tigers surpassed the total with eight wickets still left in the shed.

First Grade have made an impressive start in their two day clash with Sandgate-Redcliffe on Peter Burge Oval. Redlands overcame a 110 run opening stand after losing the toss and being sent into bowl thanks to a five-wicket haul from club legend Ryan Leloux. In-form spinner Charles Mailli also claimed 3 wickets to help restrict the opposition to 9/289 declared. The Tigers are 0/6 in reply and will resume next Saturday requiring a further 284 to claim first innings points.

Second Grade are also in a good position against Sandgate-Redcliffe away from home. The Tigers dismissed the opposition for 229 after Ben Long ran rampant with the ball to claim six wickets. Ravin Wijeyeratne was equally impressive, returning figures of 2 for 28 from a spell of 9.3 overs. In reply, the Tigers sit in a strong position having only lost two wickets while adding 57 runs in the evening session of day one.

Third Grade dismissed Sandgate-Redcliffe for 248 prior to the close of play on day one and sit at 0/6 in reply. Luke Haegel took four wickets from a spell of 17 overs, while Josh Thompson chimed in with 3.

Fourth Grade’s bowlers fired on the first day’s play to put Sandgate-Redcliffe on the back foot at stumps. Declan Mulheran was the pick of the Redlands bowlers, claiming 3 wickets, while Jacob Apted chipped in with 2. Sandgate-Redcliffe are 8/202 at the close.

Fifth Grade one were buoyed by the return of in-form youngster Matt Short who, in partnership with fellow quick Matt Dwyer, helped dismiss Sandgate-Redcliffe for 184. Redlands had to negotiate a tricky evening session in fading light after the fall of the opposition’s final wicket, but ended the day unscathed. They currently sit at 0/20 requiring a further 165 to earn first innings points next weekend.

Fifth Grade two’s clash with Western Suburbs hangs in the balance after they were dismissed for 183 on day one. Henry Long followed in the footsteps of his brother to score a run a ball 79, while Wes Aspeling made a vital contribution of 36 not out. Redlands claimed 2 wickets for just 43 before the close and will require a further eight wickets next Sunday to earn first innings points.

Sixth Grade one were struggling midway through the first day’s play after the Sandgate-Redcliffe batsmen progressed the score beyond 150 with 5 wickets left in the shed. But a magical spell from Trent Conwell, which included a hat trick, soon rectified the situation as the opposition lost their final three wickets with the score on 175. At the close of play, Redlands are within 22 runs of Sandgate-Redcliffe’s total. Chris O’Shea scored 68, Jason Hutchinson 36 and Paul Bonney 33.

Sixth Grade two were dismissed for 72 against the University of Queensland away from home. Jayden Grant top scored for the Tigers with 25, while Aidan Bryant chipped in with 16, but the lower order failed to fire and saw Redlands lose 7 wickets for 2 runs. In reply UQ were dismissed for 143, giving the Tigers a chance of clawing their way back to win outright next weekend. Jayden Grant followed up his good work with the bat to claim 3 wickets with ball in hand during the first innings.

Score Summary:

Jodie Fields Shield: Game One: Redlands 2/113 (S. Friske 41, J. Friske 32) def. Valley 2/109 (J. Pang 1/13)

Game Two: Redlands 6/91 (C. Ryall 41*, D. Laycock 16) def. Sandgate-Redcliffe 3/90 (J. Pang 1/13)

First Grade: Redlands 0/6 vs. Sandgate-Redcliffe 9/289 (R. Leloux 5/71, C. Mailli 3/53)

Second Grade: Redlands 2/57 (M. Drennan 31*) vs. Sandgate-Redcliffe 229 (B. Long 6/61, R. Wijeyeratne 2/28)

Third Grade: Redlands 0/6 vs. Sandgate-Redcliffe 248 (L. Haegel 4/47, J. Thompson 3/52)

Fourth Grade: Redlands vs. Sandgate-Redcliffe 8/202 (D. Mulheran 3/44, J. Apted 2/40)

Fifth Grade one: Redlands 0/20 (M. Williamson 11*) vs. Sandgate-Redcliffe 184 (M. Short 4/33, M. Dwyer 2/48)

Fifth Grade two: Redlands 182 (H. Long 79, W. Aspeling 36*) vs. Western Suburbs 2/43

Sixth Grade one: Redlands 3/152 (C. O’Shea 68, J. Hutchinson 36, P. Bonney 33) vs. Sandgate-Redcliffe 175 (T. Conwell 4/38, J. Sim 3/23)

Sixth Grade two: Redlands 72 (J. Grant 25) vs. The University of Queensland 143 (J. Grant 3/21, S. Lloyd 2/22, L. Wallace 2/22, J. Telford 2/19)