5THXI MATCH REPORT - written by Captain Darryl Fraser
SEMI FINAL v SOMERVILLE CC
The 5th's ended their home and away season in 4th spot on the ladder and went into the Semi Final playing Somerville CC who finished on top.
Losing the toss, we were made to bowl first knowing we had to keep Somerville somewhere between 150 to 160 runs to have any chance of chasing their total.
At the 20th over we had Somerville 4/57, our bowlers were on target with good tight bowling and we were holding our catches.
At the 39th over we managed to bowl Somerville all out for 157.
Tigers Bowling - Matt Holt 3/25, Jordan Dowell 3/27 (youngest Tiger in the side)
Our batting got off to a good start, at the 20th over we were 0/57. After drinks we lost our first wicket, Matt Holt for 33. At the 39th over we past Somerville's score just 3 down with the final score 3/167.
Tigers Batting - Tim Hayes 65, Paul (Lungs) Atkinson 40.
It was a great win managing to knock off the top side - Grand Final here we come!
GRAND FINAL v PINES CC
We lost the toss and were sent in to feild.
As we headed out onto the field we knew we just had to do the same thing as last week and keep Pines to about 150 runs, making sure our bowling was spot on and our fielding right up there.
At the 20th over we had Pines 4/45 with some great catches by Andy Thomson and Paul Atkinson.
Our fielding and bowling was great throughout the 40 overs with Pines finishing on 8/150.
Tigers Bowling - Tim Hayes 1/19 and Jason Watters 0/9 off there 8 overs each. Matt Holt 2/33 and Jordan Dowell 3/40 off their 8 overs and Andy Clarke 2/27 off his 6 overs.
Our batting started slow and we lost Matt Holt and Paul Atkinson early. Darren Lloyd then came out to join Tim Hayes. They worked hard and started playing their shots putting us back on target.
Tim Hayes went out on 58 (partnership of 77 with Darren Lloyd) who ended up with 39.
Andy Clarke and Luke Hayes were at the crease to steer the Tigers home to victory with Andy Clarke making 27 no and Luke Hayes 13 no.
The Tigers passed Pines score in the 31st over finishign with 5/151 - TIGERS WIN THE GRAND FINA
Well done on a great season boys!