Dom Matarazzo compiled a mature innings of 57, while Sam Mills and Tim Goodman helped Richmond recover after a slew of wickets as Tigers beat Greenvale Kangaroos by three wickets at Central Reserve North on Saturday.
Greenvale couldn’t have asked for a better start with Trent Waring getting a first-ball wicket and by the time the score was 14, the visitors had sent both the openers back to the hut.
But Jackson Waters and skipper Matarazzo pulled the hosts out of a precarious position. They put together an important 30-run stand before Humza Ali picked up the first of his three wickets by trapping Waters LBW.
However, Greenvale failed to build on the opening with Marcus Berryman playing the perfect foil for Matarazzo. With the Tigers skipper set, Berryman upped the ante with a couple of sixes as the pair put up a 57-run partnership for the 4th wicket.
Things took a turn in the second session though as Greenvale reduced the Tigers from 3/101 to 6/113. Matarazzo, Thomas O’Connell and Berryman were dismissed for 57, 6 and 24 respectively. With 83 runs more to go, it was anybody’s game.
Greenvale made the most of the situation by keeping it tight but Mills and Goodman saw out the tough phase smartly and guided the Tigers to 6/155 at tea.
In the third session, however, Goodman cut loose and and struck three boundaries in an over as Tigers inched closer to the win. Waring did raise a glimmer of hope for Greenvale with Mills’ wicket but Goodman and Perry carried the hosts home without any further damage.
Match summary: Greenvale 195 (Edwards 48; Perry 4/42) Tigers 7/196 (Matarazzo 57, Goodman 39*, Mills 31; Ali 3/75, Waring 2/31)
Kindlen and Hinds brothers carry Tigers over Greenvale
Jacob Hinds and Connor Hinds compiled half-centuries, while Sam Kindlen contributed with a patient 45 as Richmond (6/276) beat Greenvale Kangaroos by four wickets at Greenvale Reserve 1 on Saturday.
Chasing 275, the Tigers got off to a good start thanks to J Hinds (55) and Luke Sharrock (40), who stitched together a 51-run stand after Greg Connor’s men lost two wickets for 49.
After Hinds fell, Kyle Newnham and Jacob Pawlowicz put some pressure back on Tigers by picking up three wickets for 56 runs, putting the Kangaroos on top.
But as things turned out, C Hinds slammed 14 boundaries in a 79-ball 74-run knock. Kindlen’s maturity and grit at the other end gave Hinds the liberty to take the attack to the oppisiton.
Kindlen and Hinds remained unbeaten on 45 and 74 respectively when Tigers crossed the line in the 96th over.
Tigers cruise to a six-wicket win against Kangaroos
Jordan Hesline, who returned after being retired hurt, stayed unbeaten on 76 when Tigers chased down 251 against Greenvale Kangaroos at Central Reserve South on Saturday.
Hesline was batting on 50, when a bee stung him on the eye. He walked off to get some treatment, which brought Shannon Young to the crease. Young smashed his way to a boundary-laden 70 and gave no respite for the opposition bowlers.
After his dismissal, Hesline resumed his innings and along with Marcus Kane took the Tigers home.
Tigers bowl out Kangaroos for 167, win on first innings
Richmond Tigers put together a collective bowling performance and defended 196 by skittling Greenvale Kangaroos for 167 at Greenvale Reserve 4 on Saturday.
Apart from Charles Bomlat and Noah Barone, no other batsmen could string together a partnership as the Tigers kept picking wickets regular intervals.
Cameron Stow and Harry Buck picked up three and two wickets respectively. Hrithik Katarey, Jack Scott and Ben McDonald took one wicket each.