Adam Amin put Richmond in a good position with a swashbuckling 70 but Northcote completed an outright win by six wickets on Saturday at the Bill Lawry Oval.
Resuming the innings at 6/121 with Andrew Humphries, Amin smashed four sixes and nine fours. Jake Fraser-McGurk, too, maintained the tempo with a quickfire 24. The Tigers were eventually bowled out for 208 leaving Northcote to chase 193.
After losing an early wicket in the form of Brandon-Jones, Phelan and Sundberg put together a 64-run stand before Mitchell Perry got his second breakthrough of the day as Phelan was dismissed for 38.
Dom Matarazzo and Reiley Mark capitalised on the opening and pushed Northcote to the edge by sending Taylor, O’Sullivan and Sundberg back to the hut in quick succession.
The Tigers gave a tough fight but Baker and Harbinson, who had pulled the home side out of trouble in the first innings, came together to take Northcote home.
Northcote beat Tigers outright at Central Reserve
Recuperating after a tough first day, Shobit Singh and Jonathan D’Rozario produced a spirited performance on Saturday but Northcote eventually managed a comfortable win at Central Reserve North.
After losing Jacob Hinds early in the day, Singh and D’Rozario came together and played without any hiccups in the first session. The introduction of Crispe, however, brought them a wicket as D’Rozario departed for 32.
But Northcote upped the ante in the second session with Crispe picking up a four-wicket haul as Tigers collapsed from 3/113 to 176-all out.
Jack Trevethan picked up the solitary wicket during Northcote’s chase of 44 as H Larkey was dismissed for 8. But Lalor and Crick remained unbeaten at the end as Northcote won by nine wickets.
Northcote defeat Tigers by 25 runs after Pednekar’s 72
Northcote edged Richmond by 25 runs at Mayer Park on Saturday despite Yash Pednekar’s 72.
Asked to chase 221, the Tigers were 2/54 when Pednekar arrived at the crease. Shortly later, B Pereara pouched a brilliant return catch to send back Arshaan Jasani for 29.
Pednekar remained resolute at one end but Northcote kept chipping away at the wickets from the other end as Vasan ended with a 5-wicket haul. The Tigers were bowled out for 195 in the 78th over.
Katarey slams 126 as Tigers thump Northcote on first innings
In an outstanding individual effort, Hrithik Katarey outscored Northcote in a boundary laden innings of 126 at Central Reserve South on Saturday.
Having come out to bat at No 4, Katarey was well supported by Marcus Kane (28) and Harry Gell (35). Katarey, who scored a 60 against Greenvale Kangaroos, went a step further and converted his fifty into three-figures. His century allowed Tigers to declare (5/213) with a lead of 105.
In response, Northcote amassed 3/135 as Brennan and Crick scored 49 and 39 respectively before the teams shook hands to end the game.