TNF WEEKLY WRAP Round 17 Day 2
Weekly wrap round 17 day 2
By Steven Lustig
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The Monash Tigers finished the season in style, recording four wins over the weekend to see all five sides qualify for finals for the third straight year.
The results saw the Tigers claim third position in the highly coveted Club Championship rankings, a reflection of consistent results throughout the club this season.
The 1st XI continued on from their overnight total of 4-101 to pass Camberwell’s 115, despite the loss of Andrew Chalkley (17).
Sam Taylor (47) received support from Scott Edwards (16), and Matt Shimell (13) provided some big hitting before the Tigers were bowled out for 168, taking a lead of 53 runs into the second innings.
Four wickets in quick succession, shared amongst Marcus Berryman (4-23), Mitch Perry (2-31) and Matt Shimell (1-16) had the Tigers well placed to push for an outright victory at 4-35.
Camberwell’s middle order regained control of their innings, as Perry eventually broke a 56-run partnership.
Berryman continued his excellent all-round performance in picking up another two important wickets just before tea to set up an intriguing final session, but despite a wicket to Allan Wise (1-31), Camberwell made it through to the end of the day at 8-166.
The 2nd XI will take momentum into the finals, defeating Camberwell by 6 wickets on Saturday.
Sam Kerber (25), Jackson Waters (25) and Thaveesh Attanayake (21) moved the visitors to a dominant position, before Sean Griffin (74) and Sam Mills (15) saw the side over the line.
After passing Camberwell’s score of 136, the Tigers spent some valuable time out in the middle in preparation for their finals campaign, closing the innings at 8-216.
The 3rd XI completed their most well-rounded performance of the year, after comfortably defeating Camberwell by 8 wickets.
It was an even spread of contributors which saw the side to victory, with Tim Goodman (46) pushing the Tigers past Camberwell’s total, before Jeremy Fuller (87), Nick Suppree (65), Aaron Cross (44) and David Carman (35) helped the side amass a massive 8-344 from 97 overs.
The 4th XI narrowly went down to Camberwell by 11 runs.
Despite the best efforts of Aaron Fernando (30) and Paul Gilchrist (22), the Tigers were unable to significantly progress from their beginning total of 5-61, being dismissed for 108 in the 56th over.
Camberwell batted again for the final 15 overs of the day, with Fernando (2-11) being the only wicket taker.
The 5th XI secured their place in the finals with a 64 run victory over Clayton District. Will Parker (63) helped the Tigers post 8-167, while Chansika Kapukotuwa (3-12) did the damage with ball as Clayton District were bowled out for 103.
On Saturday night, Thaveesh Attanayake was acknowledged for a fantastic season by being awarded the Players’ Player of the Year. Throughout the 3 sides he played in this season, Attanayake scored 531 runs at an average of 40.81.
Dan Sartori, Ben Earney, Brett Holst and Aaron Fernando won the 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th XI’s player of the year respectively.
This weekend, all five XI’s begin their finals campaign, with match details for the quarter finals as follows:
1st XI: Monash Tigers vs Northcote @ Bill Lawry Oval
2nd XI: Monash Tigers vs Essendon @ Windy Hill
3rd XI: Monash Tigers vs St Kilda @ Harry Trott Oval
4th XI: Monash Tigers vs Melbourne University @ Central Reserve North
5th XI: Monash Tigers vs Melbourne Cobras @ TBC
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