Redlands Tigers First Grade took on the Gold Coast at Bill Pippen Oval.
The Gold Coast batted first and Redlands got off to the perfect start, dismissing Jack Cooper for a duck and explosive opener Max Bryant for just two. Wickets continued to fall, with all of the bowlers chipping in as well as a good run out to have the Gold Coast at 5/76.
That brought Hugo Burdon and Liam Hope-Shackley together to put on a 146 run partnership to turn the momentum. Liam Hope-Shackley smashing 127* (112) and Hugo Burdon 87 (112). Gold Coast posting 7/287. James Bazley 2/63 (10) and Bailey Stewart 2/54 (7).
Redlands' run chase took a hit early, losing Sam Heazlett for just 8. Redlands struggled to build sustained pressure with the bat, losing wickets at crucial times just as they were starting to build a promising partnership. Some late hitting from Lachlan Honan 38* (27) started to turn the momentum but he ran out of partners. Redlands bowled out for 219 in the 44th over. Other notables James Bazley 36 (58) and James Peirson 32 (28) Jack Sinfield performed well again with both bat and ball in a beaten side.
Second Grade also took on the Gold Coast. Redlands bowled first, with young gun Matt Short taking the first 2 wickets and then Ben Long with quick wickets to have them 3/8. Josh Smith then entered the attack to take the next 3 wickets on debut to have Gold Coast at 5/31. This brought Benjamin Davis 102 (133) and Luke De Vileg 30 (29) together to steady the ship, with a 70 run partnership. Matt Short came back into the attack in the final over cleaning up the dangerous Benjamin Davis and the tail finishing with an impressive 5/28 (10) and Josh Smith with 3/52 (10) to bowl the Gold Coast out for 219.
Redlands lost its first wicket for just 8. Bailey Stewart and Stephan Muller were building before an unfortunate couple of run outs. Nick Hurford 61 (62) and Mitch Drennan 23 (55) rebuilt through the middle overs until another wicket fell. This brought Craig Weier to the crease with the run rate rising, he started to find boundaries and clearing the rope. Smashing a 6 off the first ball of the last over to get Redlands in a position to win before being caught at third man. A great catch by the keeper J Smith made things really tight, and then with another wicket off the last ball saw the scores tied at 219.
Lord Taverners headed over to Norths, with Redlands bowling first.
Norths made a solid start. When Carter Pearson took their third wicket in the 30th over, they had Norths 3/87. Pearson then dismissed the next three batsmen for ducks to have Norths, 7/89. Norths J Manly was the only resistance, scoring an unbeaten 64 (122) in posting 143 in just 44.5 overs. Best bowling performances from Carter Pearson 4/38 (10) and Jacob Dunne 2/31 (7.5).
The Redlands batsman then followed suit dominating the Norths bowling attack and chasing down the total in just 24.4 overs.