Applying zebra striping with jQuery tablesorter and tablesorterPager plugin

A small but annoying bug I found today (and seems that someone else is having the same problem): when using jQuery.tablesorter) plugin together with tablesorterPager, applying the pager clears some properties from the table; In this case namely zebra striping. After initialization first table page is not striped, but next ones are after the first table page change.

I found some crazy complex solutions, like creating new widgets to replace the built in “zebra”, but the good enough solution ended up being lot easier: asking tablesorter to reapply widget:

var targetTable = $("table#some");
    widthFixed: true,
    widgets: ["zebra"],
    container: $("#pager"),
    size: 10,
    positionFixed: false,
    page: 0,
// tableSorterPager clears zebra striping,
// re-apply it here. For some reason does not
// work if called directly in continuation
// to previous jQuery functions
targetTable.trigger("applyWidgetId", "zebra");

jQuery.tablesorter is outdated and not actively developed; If I could choose, I would go for some other plugin like or soon-to-be-released “official” jQuery UI grid. In this case I did not have a choice.