Richmond take on Geelong in white-ball fixture as Mitchell Perry returns

Mitchell Perry, after representing Cricket Australia XI which locked horns with England Lions at Hobart, returns to the 1s as Richmond Cricket Club take on Geelong at Central Reserve South. Since the Day 1 of the two-day game was abandoned last Saturday, the fixture will now be played with a white ball.

The 1s will feature a debutant in Toby Keast. Meanwhile, The 2s will travel to Geelong Cricket Ground.

Harry Gell will look forward to his first game for the 3s, when they take on Geelong at Central Reserve North. While the 4s will play at Kardinia Park West.

Here are the team sheets:

1s: Andrew Humphries, Jonathan D’Rozario, Sam Mills, Scott Edwards (wk), Marcus Berryman, Dom Matarazzo (c), Adam Amin, Mitchell Perry, Bailey Moon, Jackson Waters, Toby Keast

2s: Greg Connor (c), Jordan Hesline, Yash Pednekar, Tim Goodman, Zac Sleeman (wk), Jacob Hinds, Jack Trevethan, Chansika Kapukotuwa, Joshua Carroll, Krishna Padmanabhan, Kyle Viccars

3s: Sam Kindlen (c), Harry Gell, Aaron Cross, Connor Hinds (wk), Benji Gore, Hrithik Katarey, Tom Cashman, Aryan Arora, Saad Khattak, Cameron Stow, Liam Fernando, Ashley Becker

4s: Nic Cowling, Harry Buck, Romesh Martinus (wk), K Rice, Tyler Walsh (c), Sam Ottens, Marcus Kane, Jason Ward, Xavier McGrath, Ben McDonald, Luke Stow

Toby Keast earns debut for 1s as Richmond take on Geelong at Central Reserve South

Toby Keast has been rewarded with a spot in the 1s, who take on Geelong at Central Reserve South on Saturday. Keast will make his debut after picking 153 wickets in 141 games for Richmond Cricket Club.

On the other side, Sam Mills and Andrew Humphries, who slammed centuries against Dandenong, make their way back into the 1s.

Jordan Hesline’s consistency for the 3s has landed him a spot in the playing XI for 2s, who will travel to Geelong Cricket Ground.

Meanwhile, Cameron Stow will play his first game for the 3s. Cameron bowled to Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting, who hit the nets last week to prepare for the Bushfire Bash charity match. Harry Gell’s 72 against Dandenong helped the 4s snap a victory and he will play for the 3s as well at Central Reserve North.

The 4s, who will be hosted by Geelong at Kardinia Park West, have a debutant in academy player K Rice as well.

Here are the team sheets:

1s: Andrew Humphries, Jonathan D’Rozario, Sam Mills, Scott Edwards (wk), Marcus Berryman, Dom Matarazzo (c), Adam Amin, Yash Pednekar, Bailey Moon, Jackson Waters, Toby Keast

2s: Greg Connor (c), Jordan Hesline, Ashley Becker, Tim Goodman, Zac Sleeman (wk), Jacob Hinds, Jack Trevethan, Chansika Kapukotuwa, Joshua Carroll, Krishna Padmanabhan, Kyle Viccars

3s: Sam Kindlen (c), Harry Gell, Aaron Cross, Connor Hinds (wk), Benji Gore, Hrithik Katarey, Tom Cashman, Aryan Arora, Saad Khattak, Cameron Stow, Liam Fernando

4s: Nic Cowling, Harry Buck, Romesh Martinus, K Rice, Tyler Walsh (c), Sam Ottens, Marcus Kane, Jason Ward, Max Parker (wk), Xavier McGrath, Ben McDonald, Luke Stow

D’Rozario, Pednekar to debut for 1s against Dandenong

Jonathan D’Rozario and Yash Pednekar have been named in the 1s to take on Dandenong at Central Reserve South on Saturday and Sunday.

Chansika Kapukotuwa’s has earned himself a spot in the 2s, who will travel to Shepley Oval, with impressive performances in the 3s.

The 3s will host Dandenong at the Central Reserve North while the 4s will play at Wilson Oval.

Here are the team sheets:

1s: Scott Edwards (wk), Bailey Moon, Yash Pednekar, Marcus Berryman, Dom Matarazzo (c), Adam Amin, Jackson Waters, Krishna Padmanabhan, Mitchell Perry, Will Parker, Jonathan D’Rozario

2s: Greg Connor (c), Jack Trevethan, Chansika Kapukotuwa, Andrew Humphries, Aaron Cross, Tim Goodman, Zac Sleeman (wk), Jacob Hinds, Toby Keast, Sam Mills, Joshua Carroll

3s: Jordan Hesline, Aryan Arora, Saad Khattak, Sam Kindlen (c), Connor Hinds (wk), Benji Gore, Hrithik Katarey, Luke Stow, Harry Buck, Tom Cashman, R Martinus

4s: Liam Fernando, Harry Gell, Ben McDonald, S Ottens, Ashley Becker, Nic Cowling, Tyler Walsh (c), Marcus Kane, Jason Ward, Cameron Stow, Max Parker (wk), Xavier McGrath

Rain plays spoilsport, abandons all Tigers matches

Kyle Viccars and Krishna Padmanabhan built on the overnight score of 56 but rain stopped the play when Richmond were 0/75 against Kingston Hawthorn on Saturday.

Incessant rains at Walter Galt Reserve meant that the game didn’t resume and the match ended in a draw.

Similarly, at Central North Reserve and Central South Reserve, where the 2s and 4s were playing respectively, the covers were brought on before the scheduled start. Both the games were called off by 2.30 pm.

The 2s’ match ended in a draw, while the 4s had already won on first innings on Day 1.

The 3s’ fixture was called off at 11.30 am but the Tigers had already registered a victory on 1st innings thanks to Shobit Singh’s 108 on Day 1.

Bowlers put Tigers in ascendancy against Kingston Hawthorn

Mitchell Perry and Marcus Berryman put through another brilliant bowling performance at the top as Richmond Cricket Club bowled out Kingston Hawthorn for 174 at Walter Galt Reserve on Saturday. In reply, Krishna Padmanabhan and Kyle Viccars carried Tigers to stumps unscathed at 0/56.

Kingston were off to a wobbly start as they lost their openers without scoring a run. Dhindsa and Attanayake promised to rebuild but skipper Dom Matarazzo bowled the latter for 18. Building on the opening, Tigers picked up two more wickets as Kingston lost half their side for 41.

Skipper Chopra (62) and Lewis pulled the side out of the precarious position with a 112-run stand. However Perry broke the partnership as Lewis was caught behind for 59.

Tigers cashed in on the situation and took the last four wickets for 21 runs.

Trailing by 174 runs, Viccars and Padmanabhan put on a fifty-run stand as Tigers trailed by 118 at stumps.

2s

Goodman, D’Rozario slam hundreds as Tigers declare at 2/308

In an outstanding display of batting, Tim Goodman and Jonathan D’Rozario clubbed together a 264-run unbeaten stand as Richmond ended Day 1 as the happier team at Central North Reserve on Saturday.

Having won the toss, Kingston Hawthorn opted to field and Chanel provided an early breakthrough as well when Yash Pednekar was trapped LBW. Luke Sharrock combined with Tim Goodman for an important 39-run stand before falling for 19 off Rigby.

But it was Goodman and D’Rozario’s show after the second wicket. The pair batted watchfully in the first session guiding Tigers to lunch at 2/92.

Both of them were resolute in the second session, refusing any chances, as both of them got to their half-centuries by the 42nd over and completed the 100-run stand shortly later. The score at tea was 2/217.

D’Rozario brought up his first century for the 2s with a boundary to midwicket. Goodman, too, got to the milestone with a single.

The duo started to accelerate after the centuries, bringing up the 250-run stand in the process. After the Tigers crossed 300, Greg Connor declared the innings closed with Goodman and D’Rozario batting on 120 and 144 respectively.

Ivetic and Meedeniyalage saw out the awkward 15-over session without any hiccups as Kingston trailed by 270 runs at stumps.

3s

Kapukotuwa, Hesline and Singh star as Tigers win on 1st innings against Kingston

Chansika Kapukotuwa and Jordan Hesline picked up 9 wickets amongst them while Shobit Singh smashed 108 off 85 as Richmond won on 1st innings against Kingston at St Bedes College on Saturday.

Kapukotuwa, after a solid albeit wicktless performance against Casey-South Melbourne, was rewarded with five wickets. On the other hand, Hesline picked up four wickets as Kingston folded for 162 in 53 overs. Weragala top scored for the home side with 40.

Singh began aggressively hitting eight boundaries and seven sixes in his 108-run knock which helped the Tigers take a 23-run lead. Aaron Cross took a similar approach in a boundary laden knock of 46.

Cross and Hesline will resume the innings on 1 February with the Tigers’ score reading 2/185.

4s

Tigers register 1st innings victory against Kingston

Saad Khattak scalped four wickets as Kingston Hawthorn were skittled out for 106 at Central Reserve South on Saturday. Tigers took a 2-run lead in the last over to claim a first-innings win.

Tigers didn’t allow Kingston to build any partnerships as they kept picking up wickets at regular intervals. Heinrichs and Thakur did the bulk of scoring for the visitors with 38 and 27 respectively.

But it was Khattak’s four-wicket haul which effected a collapse as Kingston went from 4/98 to 106-all out. Jason Ward (2/14) and Liam Fernando (2/19) were the other wicket takers.

After losing Aryan Arora early, Nicholas Cowling and Harry Gell (39) put on a 68-run stand and laid a solid foundation to take the lead. Skipper Tyler Walsh walked in at 4 after Cowling was dismissed for 44 as Tigers went past Kingston’s total.

Gell and Walsh will resume the innings with Tigers at 2/108.

Tigers look to continue good run against Kingston Hawthorn

After a Tiger day against Casey-South Melbourne, Richmond Cricket Club will look to continue their good run on Saturday when they take on Kingston Hawthorn at Walter Galt Reserve.

The 2s and 4s will play at the Central Reserve North and Central Reserve South respectively. While the 3s will travel to St Bedes College.

Dom Matarazzo returns to the playing XI and will captain the 1s.

Here are the team sheets:

1s: Kyle Viccars, Krishna Padmanabhan, Will Parker, Scott Edwards (wk), Marcus Berryman, Dom Matarazzo (c), Jackson Waters, Adam Amin, Mitchell Perry, Reiley Mark, Jack Trevethan,

2s: Yash Pednekar, Luke Sharrock, Tim Goodman, Jonathan D’Rozario, Sam Mills, Andrew Humphries, Zac Sleeman (wk), Greg Connor (c), Tobias Keast, Bailey Moon, Joshua Carroll

3s: Jacob Hinds, Shobit Singh, Connor Hinds (wk), Aaron Cross, Jordan Hesline, Sam Kindlen (c), Hrithik Katarey, R Martinus, Tom Cashman, Chansika Kapukotuwa, Luke Stow, Harry Buck

4s: Aryan Arora, Nicholas Cowling, Harry Gell, Saad Khattak, Jason Ward, Max Parker (wk), Tyler Walsh (c), Ben McDonald, Xavier McGrath, Benji Gore, Liam Fernando, Cameron Stow

Edwards, Perry-Berryman power Tigers to a six-wicket victory against Casey-South Melbourne

Richmond bounced back in emphatic fashion, after a narrow defeat against St Kilda, to beat Casey-South Melbourne by six wickets at Central Reserve North on Saturday.

Having opted to bat, Casey-South Melbourne were off to a wobbly start thanks to Mitchell Perry and Marcus Berryman. Perry kept the proceedings extremely tight at one end, conceding only seven runs in his first six overs. While Berryman bore the fruits scalping four wickets before the 10th over mark.

Michael Wallace was involved in two important partnerships for Casey-South Melbourne. First, Wallace found support in Sperling as they looked to steady the innings. But a miscommunication led to Sperling’s run out, thus ending the 34-run stand.

With half the side back in the hut for 61, Pollock played the defensive role as Wallace did the bulk of the scoring in the 41-run stand. But Andrew Humphries struck twice in one over — dismissing Pollock and Hadfield — to put the Tigers back in control.

Perry didn’t take long to make an impact after his reintroduction into the attack picking up the final three wickets as Casey were bowled out for 125.

Casey-South Melbourne did pose a challenge as Kyle Viccars, Will Parker and TIm Goodman were sent back to the hut with the score reading 38. But Scott Edwards and Marcus Berryman showed maturity in a 60-run stand and took the game away from the opposition.

After Berryman’s departure for 33, Jackson Waters and Edwards, who remained unbeaten on 58, took Tigers over the line with six wickets to spare.

2s

Tigers bowl out Casey for 151, win by 33 runs

Richmond defended 184 at Casey Fields No 4 to beat Casey-South Melbourne by 33 runs on Saturday.

Casey-South Melbourne kept picking wickets at regular intervals but Zac Sleeman (25), Krishna Padmanabhan (23), Jonathan D’Rozario (26), Connor Hinds (26), Tobias Keast (20) and Greg Connor (23*) made notable contributions as Tigers posted 184 in 42.3 overs

Wyatt (43) and Adihetty (35) proved to be the thorn in the side for the Tigers but Bailey Moon, Sam Mills, Jonathan D’Rozario and Joshua Carroll didn’t allow the opposition to string together a substantial partnership, picking up two wickets apiece.

Eventually, Richmond Tigers wrapped up the innings in the 41st over with Greg Connor and Connor Hinds running out Davis for 2. Casey were all out for 151.

3s

Sharrock 57 as Tigers register comfortable 7-wicket against Casey-South Melbourne

Luke Sharrock anchored Monash Tigers’ 162-run chase with an unbeaten 57 as Casey-South Melbourne were defeated by seven wickets at Central Reserve South on Saturday.

Asked to bowl, Chansika Kapukotuwa (9-2-17-0) started brilliantly at the top as Gamage and Perera struggled to up the ante. Casey were 0/48 at the end of 20th over before Tom Cashman’s twin strikes put Casey on the back foot.

Tigers never allowed the away side to settle as Jordan Hesline (3/30), Harry Buck (1/24), Hrithik Katarey (1/11) and Luke Stow (1/25) all found themselves in the wickets columns, skittling Casey for 161.

After N Huttley dismissed Jacob Hinds for 16, Shobit Singh (44) and Sharrock stitched together a 57-run stand to keep the Tigers on top.

As Sharrock completed his 50, skipper Sam Kindlen remained a vital cog of yet another crucial partnership, which took the Tigers over the line in the 41st over and with seven wickets in hand.

4s

Monash Tigers steamroll Casey-South Melbourne at Casey Fields No 5

A collective performance from all the three departments helped Richmond cruise to a 117-run win against Casey-South Melbourne on Saturday at Casey Fields No 5.

The top order of Aryan Arora (24), Nicholas Cowling (43) and Saad Khattak (36) laid the foundation as the Tigers crossed the 100-run mark at the loss of one wicket.

But Jones struck thrice as the Tigers slipped from 1/112 to 5/136. But Jason Ward (35), Max Parker (32) and Tyler Walsh (36) rebuilt the innings. While Ward played the mature hand, Parker and Walsh changed gears effectively to carry Tigers over the 250-run mark.

Asked to chase 259, Casey-South Melbourne lost a few early wickets courtesy Liam Fernando, who picked up three. Casey had lost half their side for 41. From there Casey were always playing the chasing game and were never really in a realistic position to get close to the target.

Skipper Fairley and S Jones did score 41 and 28 respectively but Tigers maintained its stranglehold over the match.

Cameron Stow and Benji Gore picked two wickets each while Cowling and Ben McDonald took one.

Tigers look to bounce back against Casey-South Melbourne at home

The Tigers will look to bounce back against Casey-South Melbourne after a close defeat against St Kilda on Saturday at the Central Reserve North.

The 2s, after a resounding win against St Kilda, travel to Casey Fields No 4. The 4s, too, will play away at Casey Fields No 5.

Meanwhile, the 3s will look forward to their first game of the season – after the abandoned fixture against St Kilda – at Central Reserve South.

Jackson Waters will lead the 1s while Xavier McGrath, who picked up four wickets against Kilda for the 4s, has been named to in the 3s’ team.

Here are the team sheets:

1s: Kyle Viccars, Scott Edwards (wk), Will Parker, Tim Goodman, Marcus Berryman, Jackson Waters (c), Andrew Humphries, Adam Amin, Mitchell Perry, Reiley Mark, Jack Trevethan

2s: Yash Pednekar, Zac Sleeman, Krishna Padmanahban, Jonathan D’Rozario, Sam Mills, Greg Connor (c), Connor Hinds (wk), Aaron Cross, Tobias Keast, Bailey Moon, Joshua Carroll

3s: Jacob Hinds, Shobit Singh, Luke Sharrock, Jordan Hesline, Sam Kindlen (c), Hrithik Katarey, R Martinus (wk), Tom Cashman, Xavier McGrath, Chansika Kapukotuwa, Luke Stow, Harry Buck

4s: Aryan Arora, Nicholas Cowling, Saad Khattak, Harry Gell, Marcus Kane, Jason Ward, Max Parker (wk), Tyler Walsh (c), Benji Gore, Ben McDonald, Liam Fernando, Cameron Stow

St Kilda edge Monash Tigers by 13 runs in a humdinger

St Kilda held their nerve in a tight finish at CitiPower Centre to beat Monash Tigers by 13 runs on Saturday.

Having won the toss, St Kilda were on the recieving end of a threatening spell of bowling from the Tigers. Mitchell Perry, Dom Matarazzo, Marcus Berryman and Will Parker scalped five wickets among them to leave Kilda reeling at 5/59.

However, Laubscher (77) and Michael De lacovo (58) steadied the host’s innings with a 115-run stand before they were eventually bowled out in the 49th over for 220. Matarazzo was the pick of the bowlers with an economic spell coupled with two wickets, while Berryman took three wickets.

Scott Edwards (20), Kyle Viccars (44) and Will Parker (58) provided a decent start to the 221-run chase as the openers – Edwards and Viccars – put on 31. Then Viccars and Parker put together a 53-run stand to consolidate the position.

But Jonathan Merlo’s twin strike – Viccars and Matarazzo – followed by Berryman’s run out put the visitors on the back foot. But Parker stood his ground at one end and was well supported by Jackson Waters (26) and Adam Amin (38).

The required run rate was touching almost 6.50 when Amin arrived at the crease and he rose to the occasion by tonking three boundaries and two sixes. His quickfire innings was cut short with a run out from Merlo and St Kilda wrapped up the innings swiftly from there.

2s

Monash Tigers cruise to a eight-wicket win against St Kilda

Bailey Moon, Zac Sleeman and Tim Goodman starred at Central Reserve North as Monash Tigers defeated St Kilda by a margin of eight wickets on Saturday.

Having been put in to bat, St Kilda were put under pressure by Bailey Moon and Sam Mills, who was extremely frugal (10-2-21-1). While Mills kept things tight from one end, Moon cashed in and sent both openers back to the hut when the score read 20.

Lachlan Holmes and Jack Cunnington rebuilt for the hosts stitching together a 51-run stand. But Jonathan D’Rozario struck on his first ball as Cunnington was dismissed for 24. The situation was worsened by St Kilda’s running between the wickets. The visitors lost four wickets to run outs – failing to string together partnerships – with Yash Pednekar involved in three of them.

Moon finished with three wickets as Tigers restricted St Kilda to 145.

The chase got off to a positive start as Zac Sleeman kept finding the fence at regular intervals. The 59-run opening stand between Sleeman and Pednekar laid the foundation for the home side. Mitchell Davey did provide an opening by castling Sleeman for 39 but Tim Goodman and Pednekar didn’t allow the opposition to capitalise.

Miles Sellenger dismissed Pednekar shortly after drinks for 29. However Goodman (47) and D’Rozario (13) took the side home comfortably.

3s

Match abandoned at at Harry Trott Oval

The 9th round fixture between Monash Tigers and St Kilda was abandoned because of a wet pitch at Harry Trott Oval on Saturday.

4s

St Kilda defeat Tigers by three wickets at Central Reserve South

A four-wicket haul from Xavier McGrath wasn’t enough as St Kilda beat Monash Tigers by three wickets at Central Reserve South on Saturday.

The Tigers got a good start with the bat as Aryan Arora (22), Saad Khattak (46) and Marcus Kane (28) put the home side in a strong position at 3/116. But St Kilda bounced back after that start to bundle out the opposition for 140.

St Kilda started off the chase with a 55-run stand but then lost a few wickets in quick succession courtesy of Xavier McGrath as they slipped to 7/102. But Dixon and Gray kept calm as the visitors completed the win in the 39th over.

Tigers lock horns with St Kilda in 2020’s first fixture

The Tigers are back and will face St Kilda at the CitiPower Centre in the Round 10 of the Victorian Premier Cricket on Saturday.

The 2s and 4s will play at Central Reserve North and South respectively while the 3s travel to Harry Trott Oval.

Making a comeback for the 1s is Netherlands’ Scott Edwards, who will keep wickets.

Here are the team sheets:

1s: Kyle Viccars, Scott Edwards (wk), Will Parker, Dom Matarazzo (c), Marcus Berryman, Jackson Waters, Andrew Humphries, Adam Amin, Mitchell Perry, Reiley Mark, Jack Trevethan

2s: Yash Pednekar, Zac Sleeman, Tim Goodman, Jonathan D’Rozario, Sam Mills, Krishna Padmanabhan, Greg Connor (c), Connor Hinds (wk), Toby Keast, Bailey Moon, Josh Carroll

3s: Jacob Hinds, Shobit Singh, Luke Sharrock, Aaron Cross, Jordan Hesline, Sam Kindlen (c), Hrithik Katarey, R Martinus (wk), Tom Cashman, Chansika Kapukotuwa, Luke Stow, Harry Buck

4s: Aryan Arora, Nicholas Cowling, Saad Khattak, Marcus Kane, Jack Knight, Jason Ward, Max Parker (wk), Tyler Walsh (c), Benji Gore, Xavier McGrath, Liam Fernando, Cameron Stow