Richmond Cricket Club hold nerves to edge Melbourne by one run in a humdinger

Richmond Cricket Club’s Krishna Padmanabhan removed Melbourne’s last wicket with them needing 2 runs as the Tigers edged Melbourne Cricket Club in the weekend semi-final at Central Reserve North.

After Melbourne put Tigers in, the pair of Krishna Padmanabhan and Yash Pednekar provided a solid start facing Jackson Koop resolutely and absorbing the pressure.

However, Phil Halbish’s introduction into the attack led to the first wicket, with Padmanabhan trapped LBW for 20. Marcus Jackman followed suit and got rid of Pednekar quickly as well.

Melbourne built on the pressure and didn’t allow Richmond to get away easily. With Koop striking consistently, Tim Goodman rose up to the challenge and played the anchor role.

Zac Sleeman turned the tide with this aggressive approach – he got off the mark with a boundary.

Sleeman upped the ante after lunch – when the score read 4/73 – as he hit a slew of boundaries to get the Tigers over the 100-run mark and bring up his half-century eventually. However, his innings was cut short for 59 by Halbish.

Tigers were still in a strong position but Koop’s hattrick – Goodman, Keast and Moon – reduced the Tigers to 9/174. Koop removed the last wicket – his sixth – to bowl out the home side for 180.

Melbourne responded positively in the second innings with William Thompson and skipper Peter Petricola seeing off the new ball without any hiccups and then forging a 50-run stand to lay a solid foundation.

The situation appeared grim for Tigers with Melbourne eating up the lead comfortably until Toby Keast made an immediate impact on his first ball by trapping Petricola LBW for 24. By the time Melbourne crossed the 100-run mark, they had lost Charles Lill and Thompson (71) as well.

Melbourne remained in the driver’s seat at the end of Day 1 despite Bailey Moon’s twin strikes moments before lunch with the score reading 5/132.

Moon resumed from where he left off on Day 2 with Holmes sent back for 6. Ashley Becker cleaned up Will Ryan as well to further dent Melbourne. Becker’s disciplined bowling was rewarded with another wicket in the form of Jackman. Melbourne went from 5/132 to 9/143 making Richmond the favourites.

However, Koop and Halbish remained resolute and kept their composure as they closed in on the 180-run mark cautiously. It wasn’t until Halbish creamed a straight drive for a boundary, which took the side’s total to 179, that Melbourne really fancied their chances.

However, with one run to tie, Padmanabhan bamboozled Halbish to trap him in front for 24 giving Tigers the first innings by the barest of margins.

Pednekar (46), Goodman (32) and Viccars (28) ensured that Tigers don’t lose the grip over the match as the players shook hands with Tigers leading by 126 runs.

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Melbourne beat Tigers by six wickets

Melbourne Cricket Club bowled out Richmond Cricket Club for 134 before chasing down the target at Central Reserve South in the semi-final on the weekend.

Most Richmond batsmen got starts but none could be converted into big scores on what seemed to be a difficult pitch for stroke making. Trent Thompson’s fifer further worsened things for Tigers, who were bowled out for 134.

Benji Gore, Cameron Stow and Nic Cowling were among the wickets but lack of scoreboard pressure meant that Melbourne went over the line without any hindrances.

Richmond Cricket Club’s 2s and 4s brace for home semi-final against Melbourne

Greg Connor and Co will take on Melbourne Cricket Club, which will be captained by Peter Petricola in Victorian Premier Cricket semi-final on Saturday and Sunday at the Central Reserve North.

On the other hand, the 4s, led by Tyler Walsh, will lock horns with Josh Benson’s Melbourne at Central Reserve South.

In the round game against Melbourne, Bailey Moon, Kyle Viccars and Toby Keast had slammed fifties as Tigers had won the fixture on first innings.

The 4s would be looking to turn things around against Melbourne after the sixth round loss in November.

Here are the team sheets:

2s: Yash Pednekar, Krishna Padmanabhan, Tim Goodman, Kyle Viccars, Jonathan D’Rozario, Zac Sleeman, Greg Connor (c), Bailey Moon, Toby Keast, Joshua Carroll, Jack Trevethan

4s: Aryan Arora, Nic Cowlng, Romesh Martinus, Hrithik Katarey, Harry Gell, Max Parker (wk), Tyler Walsh (c), Ben McDonald, Benji Gore, Xavier McGrath, Ashley Becker, Cameron Stow

Mills, Waters hit fifties as Tigers win on 1st innings against Essendon

Sam Mills and Jackson Waters played two contrasting innings on Saturday as Richmond Cricket Club won on first innings against Essendon at Windy Hill. The Tigers lead by 305 runs when the players decided to shake hands.

Resumings the innings at 1/9, Essendon got rid of the night watchman Mitchell Perry early. Tim Goodman, however, played the perfect fiddle to Mills as they clubbed a 56-run stand.

Scott Edwards got a good start but Matthew Doric continued his good work from Day 1 and dismissed Edwards and Marcus Berryman cheaply.

However, with Mills (74) still going strong at the other end, Waters cut loose in a boundary laden 53 as Tigers’ lead crossed the 200-run mark.

Once Mills was bowled for 74, Adam Amin, after an important fifty in the first innings, strode out to the centre and made a contribution of 20 runs before the game was called off when Tigers were 6/214.

The Tigers ended their campaign with a win and finished 14th in the points table.

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Greg Connor and Co finish 3rd on the table, set up semi-final with Melbourne

Backing the batsmen’s efforts, Richmond Cricket Club picked up 16 wickets on Day 2 at Central Reserve South on Saturday as they finished 3rd in the points table.

Hendro Dias and James Deasy resumed the Essendon innings on Day 2. It didn’t take long for Bailey Moon to make an impact as Dias was caught behind for 3.

Deasy and Steve Mihelakos-James promised to steady the ship but Joshua Carroll struck immediately after being introduced into the attack with Deasy being dismissed for 26.

Essendon found it difficult to cease the procession of wickets as Tigers bowlers kept asking questions with long and disciplined spells. Jonathan D’Rozario (3/25) and Toby Keast (1/43) bowled 29 overs amongst themselves in the 1st innings and picked up four wickets as Essendon went from 2/38 to 7/85.

Daniel Deasy showed some resistance with his 30 but Connor pouched a stunner in the slips as Essendon were bowled out for 126.

Asked to bat again, Essendon lost six wickets in the first hour of the third session which allowed Tigers to push for an outright win but Nathan Shoesmith and Mitchell Jonhstone ensured that wasn’t the case with a solid stonewalling effort in the last hour of the day’s play.

Padmanabhan was the stand out bowler in the second innings with four wickets and almost picked up hattrick as well. D’Rozario bowled 18 overs – 34 overs in total – and his figures read 1/48.

The Tigers, having finished 3rd, will lock horns with Melbourne on 14th and 15th March at Central Reserve South.

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Tigers end season with win over Essendon

Richmond Cricket Club came close to securing an outright win but Essendon fought well to restrict the Tigers to 8/141, while chasing 167 at Cross Keys Reserve on Saturday.

Harry Buck and Cameron Stow provided an ideal start for the Sam Kindlen-led side with Essendon losing four wickets for 28. However, D Cotter (76) and SN Phillips-Williams (64) rose to the challenge and scored fifties each before declaring at 6/167.

Chasing 167, Aaron Cross and Shobit Singh kept Tigers in the chase with a 90-run stand before Cross was dismissed for 43. Essendon built on the opening and took three more wickets before Kindlen and Co reached the 100-run mark.

Tom Cashman and Sam Kindlen steadied the ship with a 44-run stand before the former was dismissed for 23. The match eventually ended in a draw with time being a constraint.

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Luke Stow’s six-wicket haul powers Tigers’ victory against Essendon

Luke Stow starred with the ball as Richmond Cricket Club bowled out Essendon in a day to end the round format with a win at Central Reserve North on Saturday.

Courtesy this win, Tigers finished fourth and will face Melbourne in the semi-final at Central Reserve South.

Chasing 208, Essendon lost both their openers to Luke Stow. The away side, though, rebuilt with the help of O Gordon and L Camuncoli who scored fifties each to put the pressure back on Tigers.

However, Kieran Rice provided the much needed breakthrough with Gordon’s wicket and Stow took over by dismissing J Rudge, G Puxley, BJ Toseland and C Madan in quick succession.

Despite Camuncoli’s presence at the crease, Essendon failed to build a partnership to take them over the line and eventually they folded for 189.

Bowlers make merry on 21-wicket Day 1 as Tigers win on first innings

Essendon might have been a happier team to have put Monash Tigers in after winning the toss at Windy Hill on Saturday but Adam Amin’s late onslaught and Will Parker’s vigil helped Richmond Cricket Club score a competitive total. The bowlers backed up the batsmen’s performances as Essendon folded for 85.

Essendon struck in their first over thanks to Matthew Doric, who sent Tiger’s captain Dom Matarazzo back to the hut for a duck. Doric, who eventually picked up a 5-wicket haul, trapped Yash Pednekar LBW shortly after as Richmond lost both openers for 17.

But Parker, after his recent outing for Victoria, strode out to bat at 3 and absorbed the pressure from one end. The middle order – comprising of Scott Edwards (19) and Marcus Berryman (38) – provided him enough support as the Tigers fought back. 

Doric’s reintroduction into the attack shifted the momentum as he dismissed Parker, Jake Fraser-McGurk and Jackson Waters in one spell. The innings was steadied by Amin, who whacked eight boundaries and two sixes in his innings of 53.

Chasing 177 for the first innings win, Essendon were in trouble with the successful pair of Marcus Berryman and Mitchell Perry once again offering a sound start as Seymour, Molloy, Rutland and Hill were out for single digit scores while Willett scored 13.

Matarazzo joined the party by breaking the 6th wicket 31-run stand – the biggest in Essendon’s innings – after Stingel was caught behind.

The failure to string together partnerships hurt Essendon, whose top scorer was Donovan Toohey with 22. Once he was dismissed, Berryman completed his ‘fifer’. Perry took three while Matarazzo finished with two.

Trailing by 91 runs, Doric provided another early breakthrough in the form of Pednekar, who opened with Sam Mills. Tigers lead by 100 runs at stumps with their score reading 1/9.

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Tigers declare at 8/290 after encouraging batting display at Central Reserve South

Richmond Cricket Club produced a superb batting display at Central Reserve South with Tim Goodman top scoring with 88 as Greg Connor declared the innings for 8/290 on Saturday.

Opting to bat, the Tigers started slowly as Essendon tested Luke Sharrock and Krishna Padmanabhan with probing line and length. But the openers made the bowlers work for a breakthrough. Ammar Ahmed nicked out Sharrock for 14.

The wicket was followed by a 89-run stand between Padmanabhan and Tim Goodman, who played the aggressor’s role. Padmanabhan fell one short of a well-deserved fifty.

Goodman (88), with Kyle Viccars at the other end, continued with his aggressive approach as the Tigers were 2/177 at tea.

After Viccars and Goodman’s departure, Richmond looked to up the ante with Jonathan D’Rozario (37) and Zac Sleeman (47) scoring at a good click as Tigers declared at 8/290.

In the only allocated over, Essendon openers Dias and Deasy played it out safely.

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Tigers complete first-innings victory against Essendon

Tom Cashman’s five-wicket haul powered Richmond Cricket Club’s first-innings win against Essendon at Cross Keys Reserve on Saturday.

Cashman, Liam Fernando, Harry Buck and Chansika Kapukotuwa had a field day as Essendon were bowled out for 107.

Skipper Mitchell Stephens put up a fight with his 36 but once Cashman took out both the openers, Essendon struggled to stop the procession of wickets.

Essendon, however, ensured that the Tigers wouldn’t get past the total comfortably as they reduced them to 5/40 after Busk and Lewis’ breakthroughs in the opening spells.

But Jordan Hesline remained unbeaten on 57 as Tigers took the lead and declared at 7/108.

Essendon lost Liam Tobin in their second innings courtesy Fernando and were 1/0 after one over at stumps.

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Nic Cowling plays the anchor role as Tigers end Day 1 at 8/207

Runs didn’t come easily at Central Reserve North as Essendon made the Richmond batsmen work hard on Saturday.

Cowling stayed at the crease for 231 minutes for his 54. While the rest of the batsmen – Aryan Arora (20), Max Parker (28), Ben McDonald (27), Kieran Rice (21) and Luke Stow (31) – making vital contributions as well.

The wickets were shared by Clark (1/35), Mulheran (1/28), Rai (2/36) and Suraj Thapa (1/58).

Jake Fraser-McGurk, Will Parker return to the XI after Sheffield Shield fixtures

Jake Fraser-McGurk and Will Parker return to the 1s for Richmond Cricket Club’s fixture against Essendon on Saturday. The 1s will travel to Windy Hill.

Parker debuted for Victoria against New South Wales and impressed by picking four wickets. While Fraser-McGurk played for the Vics agianst Queensland. The club will be featuring three Victorian players in the XI – Mitchell Perry made his List A debut against South Australia in November.

The Greg Connor-led 2s, who are 3rd in the table, will be looking to finish on a high as they take on Essendon at Central Reserve North. While the 3s will travel to Cross Keys Reserve.

Max Parker comes back into the 4s, who will play at the Central Reserve North.

Team news:

1s: Dom Matarazzo (c), Yash Pednekar, Will Parker, Scott Edwards (wk), Marcus Berryman, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jackson Waters, Aadm Amin, Sam Mills, Andrew Humphries, Mitchell Perry

2s: Krishna Padmanbhan, Luke Sharrock, Tim Goodman, Kyle Viccars (wk), Jonathan D’Rozario, Zac Sleeman, Greg Connor (c), Bailey Moon, Tobias Keast, Joshua Carroll, Ashley Becker,

3s: Connor Hinds (wk), Jacob Hinds, Aaron Cross, Jordan Hesline, Harry Gell, Sam Kindlen (c), Saad Khattak, Hrithik Katarey, Tom Cashman, Chansika Kapukotuwa, Harry Buck, Liam Fernando

4s: Aryan Arora, Nic Cowling, Romesh Martinus, Max Parker (wk), Tyler Walsh (c), Marcus Kane, Ben McDonald, Benji Gore, Xavier McGrath, K Rice, Luke Stow, Cameron Stow

Edwards and Mills star as Tigers thump Geelong by 126 runs

Scott Edwards held the innings together from one end with his mature 101 while Sam Mills ran through Geelong with yet another fifer in the season (Mills also took five wickets in the Vic Super Slam – Stars Conference semi-final against Frankston Peninsula Heat) as Richmond Cricket Club registered a massive 126-run victory against Geelong Cricket Club at Central Reserve South on Saturday.

Richmond skipper Dom Matarazzo, having won the toss, opened the innings with Edwards but fell cheaply as Bailey provided the early breakthrough. But Jackson Waters (64) and Edwards clubbed together a mammoth 148-run stand to put the home side back in control.

Richmond looked well on their way to the 250-run mark but Hayden Butterworth provided the opening with Waters’ wicket and Brody Couch built on it as the Tigers lost a slew of wickets while looking to accelerate.

Shortly after Edwards completed his milestone, Couch bowled the Netherlands’ international. However, the Tigers finished with a flourish on 7/231 thanks to Mitchell Perry’s 12-ball 18-run knock.

Chasing 232, Geelong were made to work hard for the runs as the dynamic duo of Marcus Berryman and Mitchell Perry reduced the visitors for 4/30.

Tom Jackson and Angus Boyd seemed to rebuild the Geelong innings but once Mills castled Jackson, the visitors folded like a pack of cards. Mills, whose figures read 9.1-1-5-22, sent back Boyd, Couch, Guest and Condy to the hut later.

Tobias Keast, who debuted for the 1s, also picked up his wicket in the in the form of Tim Ludeman, Geelong’s top run-scorer, for 28.

Perry, to go with his 18 with the bat, finished with three wickets, while Berryman took two.

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Padmanabhan, Sleeman slam fifties in Tigers’ seven-wicket win over Geelong

Zac Sleeman’s 71 at the top helped set a foundation for a 224-run chase while Krishna Padmanabhan remained unbeaten on 67 as Richmond Cricket Club emerged victorious against Geelong at Geelong Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Geelong’s Mitch Reid and Tom Treble struck together a 112-run stand for the 1st wicket stand after Jack Trevethan dismissed Slater for 5.

Jordan Hesline, after a good run with the 3s, broke the partnership by getting rid of Reid for 59. Saad Khattak did the rest of the damage for the Tigers as he picked up three wickets in quick succession.

His spell promised to derail the Geelong innings but Jack Riding’s explosive 25 off 10 ensured that they ended with 6/223 on the board.

Richmond lost Pednekar early in the 224-run chase, but Sleeman was well supported by Tim Goodman (31) as the pair steadied the ship for the away side.

Treble, however, broke the partnership when it was two shy of a century stand by accounting for Goodman. Padmanabhan continued the momentum by hitting six boundaries and scoring 67 with a good strike rate to keep Tigers afloat.

Shortly after Sleeman was trapped LBW for 71 by Treble again, Jacob Hinds (29) arrived at the crease and remained unbeaten with Padmanabhan as the duo took Tigers over the line in the 47th over.

After this win, Tigers are now placed third in the table behind Fitzroy Doncaster and Prahran.

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Cross, Kindlen and bowlers set up 32-run win over Geelong

Skipper Sam Kindlen and Aaron Cross’ 111-run stand on a slowish track at Central Reserve North helped Richmond Cricket Club down Geelong by 32 runs on Saturday.

Opting to bat first, openers Connor Hinds and Aryan Arora were dismissed before the score reached 50. Harry Gell, after an impressive 72 against Dandenong for the 4s, was unfortunately run out for a duck in his debut for the 3s.

But Cross and Kindlen rebuild the Tigers’ innings with clever rotation of strike as boundaries seemed hard to come by on a slightly slow outfield. Apart from Cross (87) and Kindlen (46), there was no other significant contribution as Tigers posted 7/180.

Tigers always seemed to be in the driver’s seat as all frontline bowlers – Liam Fernando, Ashley Becker, Cameron Stow, Benji Gore, Hrithik Katarey and Tom Cashman – found themselves among the wickets. Apart from Donazzon, who scored 61, the Tigers didn’t see any stiff competition from Geelong but Donazzon’s innings took the game closer.

The game seemed to be going down to the wire with Donazzon on strike and Geelong needing 40 off five overs with three wickets in hand. But Gore, whose tally read 6.3-0-3-34, took out the big fish for 61 as Geelong eventually succumbed by 32 runs.

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Tyler Walsh’s last-over heroics carry Tigers over the line

An all-round effort from Tyler Walsh and Co at Kardinia Park West against Geelong on Saturday set up a fascinating 2-run victory for Richmond Cricket Club.

Nic Cowling (33) and Romesh Martinus (17) provided a steady start with a 49-run stand at the top and the batsmen followed suit. Tigers kept building small partnerships with Tyler Walsh (36), Ben McDonald (23), Luke Stow (20) – all contributing with the bat as Richmond set 197 as the target for Geelong.

Geelong, like Tigers, saw equal contributions from most of their batsmen. While Le Maistre top scored with 53, Ruddell gave a solid start with 31.

The game seemed to be in Geelong’s control with three needed off the final over. But Walsh bowled three straight dots to put the pressure back on Geelong. And then to make matters worse for the home side, Tigers ran out Le Maistre. Walsh followed it up by bowling H Kremer-Slevin. With the equation down to 3 off 1, Geelong lost another wicket to run out as Walsh defended three runs resulting in a nail biting 2-run win.

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.