REDLANDS Tigers third grade earned a crucial win against local rivals Wynnum-Manly as mid and lower grade teams returned to the paddock at the weekend.
Tigers made quick work of the Wynnum batting line up, bowling them out for 87 inside 30 overs.
Jason Hill had the best figures with the ball, claiming 3/9 from six overs and was well supported by Luke Haegel (2/29) and Michael Strauss (2/18).
Bonus points were on offer however it was not smooth sailing in the run chase as Redlands chased down the total of 88 in the 28th over.
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They lost six wickets in the process with Lachlan Mair 20 (55) providing stability after early wickets. Michael Strauss 33* (26) sealed the innings with back to back sixes to ensure Tigers are placed first coming into the final round.
Fourth grade enjoyed a good victory against Wynnum after going down to Norths in the last round.
While results did not go their way and they are now knocked out of the one day comp, they will enjoy the momentum out of this game for the upcoming resumption of two day cricket.
After being sent in on a wet deck, Tigers did well to dig in early and save wickets to back end the innings.
Jason Hutchinson 33 (52) ensured Tigers got runs on the board early and relished his chance at the top of the order.
Skipper Matt Fay top scored with 38 (57) throughout the middle of the innings, while Lachlan Honan's innings of 37 (33) and Chris Barkers run a ball 20 ensured Tigers reached a more than competitive total of 9/210.
Wynnum-Manly lost early wickets as Tigers made the most of all opportunities in the field and while they were able to build through the middle, they collapsed at the end to be all out for 149.
Chris Barker (3/32) and Ely Robertson (2/14) were the pick of the bowlers, while the father son duo of Wayne and Jackson Todman, both snaring 2/24, ensured Tigers got the job done.
Fifth grade seem to have consolidated first spot on the table by a fraction with a win over Wynnum. On a tricky deck, Tigers posted 7/170 from their 40 overs.
David Brook lead from the front with 30 (47) early on, but the partnership of Craig Holdsworth 40 (46) and Bobby Nair 36 (60) ensured Tigers would post a more than reasonable score.
All of the tigers bowlers contributed in the wickets column to have Wynnum all out for 112 in the 32nd over.
Henry Hillier was the pick of the bowlers with 3/21 from his 8, while Jarrod Kesur took 2/32.
A victory next week would likely secure Redlands a spot in the one day final.
Sixth grade went down in a hard fought match against Wynnum at home.
Wynnum posted 9/148 from their 40 overs in less than favourable conditions. Jake Padmore was the pick of the bowlers with 3/20 from four overs.
Redlands would have been backing themselves to chase that down, but wickets lost throughout the middle made that task more challenging.
Shane Beu provided some fight with 35 from 44, however Redlands couldn't chase down the total in time, finishing on 8/129 from their 40 overs.
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