After the first week of this round being washed out at Redlands Tigers, first, fourth and fifth grades reverted to a One Day format.
Unfortunately, just as the first over in first grade was set to be bowled the heavens opened and all three games were eventually washed out. Points will be shared.
Second Grade started the second week at South in a good position, with Souths being 8/196. Redlands bowled Souths out for 240. Jasper Sumner 5/52 and Ben Long 4/68 were key wicket-takers before rain stopped play.
The Redlands' batsmen were very watchful at the start of their innings, as Souths bowled well to have the batsmen at 3/45 early. Cameron French and Mitch Drennan steadied the innings, with French showing his class as he posted his first 100* for the season. The team pushed hard to chase the runs in the last session on a tricky wicket but too much time had been lost due to the rain and the team eventually ended up drawing the game with Redlands finishing on 6/218. Cameron French 100*, Mitch Drennan 28 and Sam Ward 22* the best.
Third Grade, after bowling Souths last week for 225, knew exactly what they needed to do. Josh Fraser (45) and Tom Gittings (3) got the side off to a solid start with an opening 70-run stand. All of the Redlands' batsmen contributed but the standout was James Catlow Elliott with another impressive 61* to steer the team home for a great away win. Redlands finishing 6/248.
Sixth Grade (1s) continued its round at Souths looking to avoid being beaten outright. After being bowled out in week one for 51 and Souths posting 2/129 to take the first innings, the team knew Souths would look to score quickly. The Redlands' bowlers made it as hard as possible, with Ed Little taking 4/41 for the game before Souths declared 7/201 - a lead of 150. Redlands' second innings was off to a rocky start again, as the top order were dismissed cheaply and the team found themselves four wickets down when Hunter Ellis and Ben Stuart came together. The pair steadied the ship to build an 80-run partnership. Ben Stuart finished on 46 and Hunter Ellis 42, as Redlands finished on 8/152 to hold off Souths as they chased the outright.
Sixth Grade (2s) headed back out to Toombul and with the rain bucketing down, the game was eventually shortened to 27 overs. Redlands bowled first and held Toombul to 4/128. Sean Lloyd picking up 2/15 and Jamie Daniels and Kahleel Waqar picked up a wicket each. In reply, Redlands lost an early wicket but Kahleel Waqar was dispatching the bowling everywhere to finish the day unbeaten on 91* and Matthew "Willow" Williamson batting for red ink ended up on 22*. Redlands chased down the runs 1/129 for a good away win.
Lord's Taverners also took on Souths. Bowling first, the Redlands boys got off to a flying start with a run out and a nick through to the keeper before Souths put on a solid 78-run stand for its third wicket. Once that wicket fell, the Redlands' side was able to take consistent wickets and help stifle the new batsmen of runs. South eventually finishing on 8/200. Redlands wicket-takers Jacob Dunne 4/60 (9), Liam O'Connor 2/37 (10) and Luke Davies 1/9 (6). In response, the Redlands' batsmen were 2/35 in the 13th over when Keegan McClean and Rueben Burger came together. The pair batted exceptionally well together for the second week in a row to steer the team to a certain victory.
Women's 1st Grade Baysiders took on Ipswich/Logan on Baxter Oval at Ivor Marsden Park. The Baysiders' team bowling first on a humid day. Ipswich/Logan batted well, Brenda Tau scoring her first hundred and Shek Friske hitting 42, which saw the team post 6/246. Caroline DeLange 2/31 (10) and Keyra Smith 2/47 the pick of the bowlers. Clodagh Ryall and Jess Sanders took a wicket each. In response, our women lost a couple of early wickets. Jessica Bird backing up to score an impressive 79 before she was run out. Erin Wilkinson chipped in with a handy 27 but the team was eventually dismissed for 184.
Women's 2nd Grade played its local derby with Wynnum Manly. Redlands lost the toss and batted first and were eventually bowled out for 136. Wynnum Manly in response, started well and at 1/48 looked to be in control. Redlands bowled out Wynnum Manly in the 30th over for 132 for its first win.
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