Redlands Tigers retain Mark Gaskell Shield to cap off entertaining rivalry round against Wynnum-Manly

REDLANDS Tigers continued their dominance over arch rivals Wynnum-Manly to claim the Mark Gaskell shield for a seventh straight year.

SPEED: Ben Long claimed 4/71 in second grade's clash with Wynnum-Manly on Peter Burge Oval. Photo: Doug O'Neill

SPEED: Ben Long claimed 4/71 in second grade's clash with Wynnum-Manly on Peter Burge Oval. Photo: Doug O'Neill

First grade set the foundations for a successful weekend in the top grades, posting a mammoth 397 on the opening day of their match at Wynnum-Manly's Bill Albury Oval.

Redlands were given a scare when opposition opener Nathan Rabnott passed a century but they held on for a draw thanks to some tight bowling from returning quick Jon Stimpson (4/60) and James Bazley (2/89).

Second grade romped to victory in their first two-day match of the season at Peter Burge Oval, dismissing Wynnum-Manly for 174 inside 34 overs.

Despite conceding boundaries during a lower order onslaught from Wynnum-Manly's Nicholas King, Ben Long starred for Redlands with figures of 4/71 from ten overs.

Redlands enforced the follow-on and had the opposition 7/221 when stumps were called.

Third grade won a nail-biter on Fred Kratzman Oval, taking Wynnum-Manly's 10th wicket with 15 minutes to spare on day two.

Scottish import Christian Robertson stood up under pressure to claim his first five wicket haul for the club in a memorable bowling display that saw Redlands dismiss the visitors for 242.

Matt Conwell (3/44) and leg spinner Rob Ballarino (2/50) also chimed in with vital scalps to see third grade over the line.

Fourth grade went down by 117 runs in a disappointing chase where only Tom Gittings (36*) provided any resistance to the opposition quicks.

Redlands returned in the second innings with a vengeance, claiming nine wickets before stumps courtesy of a four wicket haul from Alex Ward.

Fifth grade were stunned away from home by a big hitting Wynnum-Manly side with plenty of top grade experience.

Despite an unbeaten half-century from Zac Maguire, Redlands managed just 119 in the second innings.

Other results:

Sixth grade one: Wynnum Manly 10/290 (L Crane 82, L Butterwort Love 70, F Kit 60; Will Aspeling 3/25, B Hayes 2/30 & T Waters 2/58) drew with Redlands 6/214 (J Taylor 110*, L Wilson 23, T Waters 22 & J Hutchison 20; L Crane 2/11 & A Boyd 2/38).

Sixth grade two:Northern Suburbs 10/306 (P Keller 109, S Godden 58, T Hewitt 33, J Roy 27; B Lockwood 4/55, J Read 2/54) & 5/44 (A Pine 15, G Kelsall 14*; B Lockwood 3/24) defeated Redlands 10/216 (J Robinson 102, W Read 62).

Womens first grade Twenty20: Western Suburbs 4/171 (K Short 75*, M Dixon 37, G Harris 27; D Laycock 2/11, G Juriansz 1/29, R Strange 1/33) def Baysiders 8/96 (K Smith 31, C Ryall 13, J Bird 11; A Sims 3/15, S Dixon 2/9).

Womens first grade one-day: Ipswich Logan 6/91 (K Arua 27, O Winter 14; D Laycock 2/7, K Smith 1/3, R Strange 1/12, G Juriansz 1/13) defeated by Baysiders 3/95 (K Smith 33, E Wilkinson 17; S Jimmy 1/13, O Winter 1/18, E Harvey 1/18).

Womens second grade Twenty20: Ipswich Logan 6/208 (J Strang 82, F Koch 31*; J Pang 2/17, J Little 2/34, J Sanders 1/24) defeated Redlands 10/105 (J Sanders 27, S Lockhardt 24, J Little 14; K Crump 4/4, P Donovan 3/15).

Lords Taverners under 16: Darling Downs 10/183 (A Singh 66, H Meiklejohn 35, J Ryan 29; L O'Connor 2/30, J Pullar 2/36 & H Zietsch 2/42) defeated Redlands 8/179 (B Laffan 44, K McClean 36, J Dunne 26, C Pearson 24*; A Singh 3/23, C Galvin 1/14, J Fry 1/17).

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