Finals action for Redlands Tigers

REDLANDS GRAND FINALISTS: The Redlands Tigers Six Grade one team are ready to go for grand finals to be playing in the Redlands in the next two weekends. Picture: Supplied.
REDLANDS GRAND FINALISTS: The Redlands Tigers Six Grade one team are ready to go for grand finals to be playing in the Redlands in the next two weekends. Picture: Supplied.

A GRAND final berth awaits Redlands’ Fifth Grade one and Sixth Grade one sides after rain put a premature end to their semi-final clashes on Sunday.  

Despite every effort to take the field, no play was possible in either grade on the second day due to persistent rain.

Play on Saturday was also heavily affected by wet weather, with just 94 overs completed across both grades.

Due to the Tigers superior finishing position, a draw was all that was required by either grade to secure a spot in the grand final.  

Fifth Grade one defended stoutly on day one to be 3/99 at the close of play after two early wickets threatened to derail their grand final hopes in the first session of play.

Opener Taylor Cue (32) saw off the fast bowlers and took full toll of the Wynnum/Manly spinners before losing his wicket with the score on 59.

Pat Cummins (27*) joined Pearce Anderson (11*) at the crease soon after and began a long vigil that stabilised the Tigers innings and ensured they avoided the loss of another wicket before the close of play.

Both batsmen had to cope with the frustration of constant rain delays but showed great discipline in helping the Tigers out of early trouble.

Sixth Grade one’s clash with Valley two lasted just 39.4 overs before rain wiped out any chance of further play.

Despite every effort to take the field, no play was possible in either grade on the second day due to persistent rain. Play on Saturday was also heavily affected by wet weather.

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The Tigers still managed three wickets in this period after being asked to bowl first by the opposition.

Scott Butters claimed the first wicket of the game before Tom Waters cracked a 43 run partnership for the second wicket just as it was starting to blossom.

Trent Conwell took the final wicket of the day moments before rain swept across Fred Kratzmann Oval.

The sides hit the sheds with the score on 3/100.

Tigers will play host to both grand finals, which span fours days, across the next two weekends in the Redlands starting at the weekend.