Congratulations to Redlands Tigers’ players Sam Heazlett, James Peirson and Marnus Labuschagne for their selection in the Queensland Bulls one-day cup side.
The Tigers boys will be in action from this Friday at Allan Border Field where they will take on the Cricket Australia XI.
First Grade claimed victory against Northern Suburbs in the final one-day game before December.
The Tigers batted first and piled on 298 runs thanks to a captain’s knock of 83 from Steven Moss and 89 from Marnus Labuschagne.
Redlands then had the opposition 5 down for just 17 runs, before eventually dismissing them for 176.
New ball bowler James Bazley finished with the impressive figures of 6 for 34, while Jon Stimpson chipped in with three scalps to deliver the Tigers their second victory of the season.
Second Grade went down to Northern Suburbs in their one-day clash away from home.
Redlands were unable to chase down North’s total of 236 despite a quick-fire half century from Charles Mailli.
Leonard Watt was the stand out with the ball for the Tigers, claiming 4 for 57 from his 10-over spell.
Third Grade also lost their one-day clash with the University of Queensland.
The Tigers were set a somewhat challenging 169 by UQ and could only manage 105 in reply.
The innings started well for Redlands, with Sam Ward (29) and Mitch Drennan (22) combining for a second wicket partnership of just under 50. But the Tigers innings fell away and they were eventually dismissed for 105 in the 29th over.
Fourth Grade were unable to defend their total of 166 on home soil against Western Suburbs 2.
Michael McEwan delivered at the top for the Tigers with 72, before James Catlow-Elliott contributed 27 vital runs, but the Tigers were unable to cash in on their early dominance.
Western Suburbs 2 chased down the Tigers runs with eight wickets still left in the shed.
Fifth Grade One took on Fifth Grade Two in a game affectionately labeled the battle of Ron Field Oval on Saturday.
A superb seven over spell from right-arm quick Lincoln Rosiak that yielded 4 wickets for just five runs put Fifth Grade Two immediately on the back foot.
Ben Lockwood then ran through the lower order to dismiss Tigers Two for 60.
Fifth Grade One chased down the runs inside 20 overs to earn a bonus point win.
Redlands Sixth Grade teams also battled it out in the second game of the season on Peter Burge Oval.
Steady innings from Raghav Goel (31) and Mitch Read (25) allowed Six Grade Two to surpass 130, but Chris O’Shea once again took full toll to score 72 from 56 deliveries and seal victory for Sixth Grade One.
Thomas Gray was the leading wicket taker for the victors with four scalps, while Edward Little took two for Six Grade Two.
The Lord’s Taverners Side went down to Valley in a one-day clash away from home. Redlands could only manage 136 batting first, a total that eventually proved too small.
Stephan Muller top scored for Redlands with 36, while Jesse McDuff and Sam Geyer chipped in with 25 and 21 respectively. Redlands’ Shane Watson cup side won the final round-robin game to set the wheels in motion for a successful season.
Redlands dismissed Wynnum-Manly for 169 in the 42nd over despite an early onslaught from the top order batsmen, which saw them reach 76 in 11 overs.
Tom Waters took three wickets for the Tigers, while Ethan Hemingray and Harry Short claimed two. Luke Davies got the Tigers’ innings off to a flyer, scoring 33 runs, before Ben Thompson continued his early season form to score 67.
Harry Short, who scored 32 not out, got the Tigers over the line with one over to spare. Redlands’ Ray Weier side was unable to continue their winning ways, going down in a tightly-fought affair against Toowoomba/ Darling Downs.
A three-wicket haul from Caleb Montgomery restricted the opposition to a achievable 189, but the Tigers lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually dismissed for 152.
Keegan McClean once again top scored for the Tigers with 34.
First Grade: Redlands 9/277 (M. Labuschagne 89, S. Moss 83) def. Northern Suburbs 176 (J. Bazley 6/34, J. Stimpson 3/43).
Second Grade: Redlands 119 (C. Mailli 50) def by. Northern Suburbs 9/236 (L. Watt 4/57)
Third Grade: Redlands 105 (S. Ward 29, M. Drennan 22) def by. University of Queensland 7/169 (J. Carr 2/14, J. Hill 2/42)
Fourth Grade: Redlands 166 (M. McEwan 72, J. Catlow-Elliott 27) def by. Western Suburbs Two 2/169
Fifth Grade: Redlands One 2/62 (J. Cleary 16*) def. Redlands Two 60 (G. Thompson 18)
Sixth Grade: Redlands One 2/132 (C. O’Shea 72*, J. Hutchinson 30*) def. Redlands Two 9/131 (R. Goel 31, M. Read 25)
Lord’s Taverners: Redlands 136 (S, Muller 36, J. McDuff 25) def by. Valley 3/137
Shane Watson Cup Round-Robin: Redlands 5/170 (B. Thompson 67, L. Davies 33, H. Short 32*) def. Wynnum-Manly 169 (T. Waters 3/38, H. Short 2/10, E. Hemingray 2/33)
Ray Weier Cup: Redlands 152 (K. McClean 34) def by. Toowoomba/ Darling Downs 189 (C. Montgomery 3/16)