05 November 2018
Ryan Felsch applies some hurt on the Kookaburra
The Tigers opened their T20 campaign with two dominant victories in the T20 double header at Drummoyne Oval. The day kicked off against UNSW, with Ryan Felsch putting on a show, dispatching the Kookaburra ball around the ground. Ryan reached his century off just 47 balls, and when he was eventually dismissed he had 127 off 59 balls next to his name! A serious knock from the hard hitting left-hander. The Tigers finished on a massive 217 at the conclusion of their 20 overs with Steve Eskinazi (28no off 15 balls) and skipper Ben Manenti (22 off 14 balls) assisting Ryan in the reaching the strong total. UNSW could never get in the game in the second innings thanks to some tight bowling across the board from the Tigers. Ben Manenti led the way with 3/20 off his 4 overs and was well supported by Ben Mitchell and Alex Glendenning who each claimed 2 wickets in restricting UNSW to 9/142.
The second game against Eastern Suburbs also saw the Tigers put a massive total on the board in the first innings. The Tigers reached 3/193 at the conclusion of their 20 overs thanks largely to a hard hitting knock from AJ Mosca (84 off 56 balls). Ben Manenti continued his consistent performances smashing 56 off 31 balls, with Steve Eskinazi also chipping in with a classy 42no off 26 balls. The Tigers took regular wickets throughout the innings to dismiss Eastern Suburbs for 112. Left-arm firebrand Alex Glendenning claimed 3/17 (3.4 overs) in a dominant display of T20 bowling. Ben Mitchell and youngster Harry Manenti also claimed 2 wickets each, with all bowlers bowling economically to top off a great day for the Tigers!
After two dominant wins at home, the Tigers now sit at the top of the Sydney Sixers Conference on 12 points and a strong net run-rate. The boys now travel north to face Newcastle on the 25th of November and will be looking to continue their strong start to the competition.