Redlands Tigers dominate results in top grades to improve overall standing

A DOMINANT round for Redlands Tigers in the top grades will see them climb the club championship rankings as the run into the Christmas break begins.

BOUNDARY: Keegan McClean sends one over the top during the under 16 Lord's Taverners grand final at Allan Border Field. Photo: Doug O'Neill

BOUNDARY: Keegan McClean sends one over the top during the under 16 Lord's Taverners grand final at Allan Border Field. Photo: Doug O'Neill

First grade led the charge with a tight win over Gold Coast at home. James Bazley (4/65) was the key for Redlands on their way to dismissing the visitors for 210, 14 runs short of their first innings total.

Elsewhere, third grade dismissed Gold Coast for just for just 70 to claim first innings points. Leg-spinner Rob Ballarino (2/2) and young gun Josh Smith (2/5) were the chief destroyers.

Fourth grade defeated Gold Coast to claim first innings points but could not secure an outright victory, with Gold Coast holding firm to finish 7/141 at stumps.

Alex Ward continued his good form to lead the wicket-taker's column with 3/31.

Fifth grade scored a mammoth 329 on day two to run over the top of University of Queensland whose first innings total was made to look minuscule by the Redlands top order.

Jason Hutchinson (96), Justin Kersey (50) and Shane Beu (46) all found the rope with ease on their way to earning a massive first innings win.

The Lord's Taverners side went down in a rain affected grand final at Allan Border Field against arch rivals Wynnum-Manly.

It ended a good season for the Tigers who lost just two regular season matches to finish with the most points in the competition.

RUN OUT: Wicket-keeper Reuben Burger in action for Redlands Tigers during the under 16 Lord's Taverners final at Allan Border Field. Photo: Doug O'Neill

RUN OUT: Wicket-keeper Reuben Burger in action for Redlands Tigers during the under 16 Lord's Taverners final at Allan Border Field. Photo: Doug O'Neill

James Pullar picked up three quick wickets at the back-end of Wynnum-Manly's innings to restrict them to 258 while with the bat Keegan McClean put an exclamation mark on a terrific season with 71 from 68 deliveries.

The Tigers fell 18 runs short of victory after the second rain delay saw them chasing 55 from five overs.

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