Cricket Report December 2017

Posted on Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Redlands 1st Grade player Ryan Leloux in action. Ryan has batted and bowled well this season and has helped to put his team in 2nd position on the Premier Competition ladder.
Photo taken by Doug O’Neill
The Redlands Cricket Inc representative teams in the Shane Watson and Ray Weier Competitions have performed well this season. Redlands won the Shane Watson Cup and were runners up in the Ray Weier competition. Congratulations to all coaches, managers, scorers and players for a wonderful season.
Numerous players from our Affiliate Clubs have recently represented the BEARS in the QJC competition held throughout the State. This is a great opportunity for our young players to show their talents and hopefully go on to play Premier Cricket with Redlands Tigers.
The Brisbane Premier Competition is about to break for the Christmas/New Year period. All Redlands teams have been competitive with First Grade in 2nd Position, Fifth Grade no 1 in 1st position and Sixth Grade no 1 also in 1st position.
Our Women’s 2nd Grade team have been performing well and are currently in second position.
Redlands is currently in fifth position on the Queensland Cricket Club Championship ladder. The Premier Cricket Competition now has a short break and games resume on Saturday, 6 January 2018.
James Peirson, Sam Heazlett and Marnus Labuschagne have been a part of the Qld Bulls team for this season. James captained the team for the last Shield game held in Townville. All three are now preparing to play with the Brisbane Heat in this year’s Big Bash League competition.
Redland Tigers Pre Christmas Summary
Batting Performances – 9 players have scored centuries. Highest score so far Liam Smith with 162 runs.
Top 3 Run Scorers & Averages
1. Liam Smith – 458 runs @ 45.8
2. Stuey Edgar 418 runs @ 46.44
3. Marnus Labuschagne – 375 runs @ 62.50
Bowling Performances – 13 players have taken 5 wickets in an innings.
Top 3 Wicket Takers & Averages
1. Matt Short – 26 wickets Average 11.12 Economy 2.75
2. Ben Long – 20 wickets Average 15.85 Economy 3.45
3. Lenny Watt – 20 wickets Average 17.30 Economy 3.40
Top 3 Wicket Keepers – Dismissals
1. Taylor Cue – 24 (22 catches & 2 stumpings)
2. Sam Ward – 15 (12 catches & 3 stumpings)
3. Sam Howse – 12 (11 catches & 1 stumping)
Fielding – Top 3 Catches
1. Ben Thompson – 8
2. Dylan Kritzinger -7
3. Paul Bonney, Chris O’Shea & Bailey Stewart– 6
Our Senior Affiliate Clubs have enjoyed their new season thus far and from all reports have been performing well despite lacking some players in a couple of games. Fortunately Redlands Tigers has been able to help out on some occasions.
All at Redland Tigers would like to thank the President, Executive and Board Members, the General Manager, along with the Management and Staff of the Sporting Club for your continued support of Cricket in the Redlands and wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the very best for a Prosperous New Year.
Mark French
Secretary RCI