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.
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.
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.
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.