Terrific Tindale tears through Manypeaks

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
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Veteran seamer Ryan Tindale celebrated his 200th A-grade game for Railways with a man of the match performance as he guided his side to a record-breaking fifth successive Albany Cricket Association A-grade premiership.

Tindale, a vital part of the Tigers’ golden era, ripped through Manypeaks’ middle order to help set up his side’s emphatic grand final victory.

Used as a first change bowler, the 38-year-old struck a defining double blow on the verge of drinks as he trapped Myles O’Meehan leg before, then bowled Wade Anning for a duck.

Tindale then brought Peaks captain Craig Sinclair undone in his next over and had youngster Seb Stanton caught in the slip cordon later on to complete his terrific spell.

He finished with brilliant figures of 4-20 from his 10 overs, which included four maidens, and should have had a five-wicket haul if not for a dropped catch.

Railways' 200-gamer Ryan Tindale is carried off.
Camera IconRailways' 200-gamer Ryan Tindale is carried off. Credit: Albany Advertiser

It completed a superb season for the nagging seamer, who took 19 wickets at an average of 14.3 and went wicketless in just two of his 11 games.

In such a momentous day for the Tigers, it was fitting that wise heads Tindale and Tim Edmunds, who both achieved 200 A-grade games for the club, played big parts in the premiership success.

Tindale, who was reluctantly chaired from the ground in the grand final win, now has six A-grade premierships to his name and is one of four players to have been a part of all five successful teams.

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