Tigers take one-day crown

Tigers take one-day crown

Wy Yung has secured the first piece of silverware for the 2018/19 Bairnsdale Cricket Association season after defeating Lindenow South Glenaladale by 14 runs in a thrilling one-day grand final at Tigerland yesterday.

Middle order batsman, David Wolfe, was named player of the match for an innings of 41 and the key breakthrough of Glen Swamps star, Haydn Erfurth.

With the bat the Tigers looked good in the early stages of the match making their way to 28 before seamer and Glen Swamps skipper, Jonny Lash, claimed the opening two wickets of the match in the ninth over.

Lash had Sean Phillipson caught behind on nine and just four balls later had Daniel Gledhill caught and bowled for 12.

With Ben Saxon and David Wolfe at the crease the pair needed to bat time, however they were unable to do so when Saxon was caught and bowled by off spinner, Haydn Erfurth, for three in the 10th over.

The off spinner opened the bowling from the clubroom end along with Lash who came up hill.

In his eight overs Erfurth claimed 1/18.

At 3/28, Ray Stevens made his way to the crease alongside Wolfe who made the most of a Brad White full toss, sending it to the fence over square leg to bring up his first boundary of the innings.

Two balls later he had another boundary, piercing the ball through mid wicket, making his way to 10.

At the 16th over the Tigers were 3/46.

Wolfe was finding his gear while Stevens continued to rotate the strike.

The pair looked to target White, who struggled to find the right length in the early overs of his spell.

At the midway mark the Tigers were 3/64 as Stevens and Wolfe wrestled back the momentum.

Wy Yung moved to 91 before the next wicket fell, Wolfe departing on 41 in the 28th over, trapped lbw by Matt Baylis.

Wolfe was the constructor of the Tigers’ innings and a key wicket the Glen Swamps had to take to remain in the contest.

Marcus Latham’s time at the crease was short-lived when he was caught at mid wicket off the bowling of Scott Davidson for a duck.

At 5/94 for the Glen Swamps were right back in the contest and with 12 overs to bowl had a chance of knocking the Tigers over.

Stevens fell in the 39th for 32, bowled by Baylis, leaving his side 6/134.

Tigers skipper, Darcy Murray, chipped in with 30no while Ben Channing finished 4no, setting Lindenow South Glenaladale 146.

Baylis was the pick of the bowlers with 2/35 off eight.

Lindenow South Glenaladale started like a house on fire in its run chase, reducing the pursuit to less than 100 in the sixth over.

Davidson and Scott Dare attacked the Tigers early and reaped the rewards before Davidson was caught at deep mid off for 24.

Davidson never looked like getting out before his dismissal the Glen Swamps were in control at 1/43 after six.

The next wicket fell at 62 when Dare was bowled by Latham for 16.

Three overs before drinks the Tigers broke through with another when Wolfe bowled Erfurth for nine, leaving the score at 3/84.

Baylis was cruising on 37 and so were the Glen Swamps until he picked out a fielder at deep cover off the bowling of Saxon.

At 4/101 the Tigers were in the game.

Lash and Tom Sinclair could only manage 14 between them before the latter fell for 15.

Saxon was once again the man and proved to be difficult to get away.

He soon had his third with Lash being bowled and at 6/117 the Glen Swamps were on the back foot.

Phillipson had his first in the 33rd over, striking White on the pad.

The Tigers were right on top.

Two balls later Rodney O’Keefe was sent packing for a duck as Philipson was cleaning up the tail.

The last two Glen Swamps wickets fell cheaply with the Tigers running out winners with 19 balls to spare.

With four wickets, Phillipson was the pick of the bowlers.

PICTURED: Wy Yung secured the first piece of Bairnsdale Cricket Association silverware on Sunday, keeping their undefeated season in tact with a 14-run victory over Lindenow South Glenaladale in the one-day decider.