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.