From the Pavilion – Hawkesbury Week 2

With wins in 1st, 4th and 5th Grade, Randy Petes sit in equal 5th position on the Club Championship ladder

With wins in 1st, 4th and 5th Grade, Randy Petes sit in equal 5th position on the Club Championship ladder, while on Sunday down at Coogee Oval, back-to-back wins against Sutherland and St George saw the 1st Grade boys finish the Kingsgrove T20 competition undefeated, setting up a semi final clash against Eastern Suburbs on 30th October at Drummoyne Oval.


1st Grade: Hawkesbury 252 vs RPC 7-335  @ Coogee Oval


Resuming at 2-30 chasing the Hawks’ 252, Randy Petes moved to 99 before Nick Stapleton was dismissed for a solid 30, and from there a middle order collapse followed to see RPC in massive trouble at 6-127 with only Nathan Price (66) making a contribution.  However, up stepped the Sams brothers, after a cautious start the boys started to take the attack to the Hawks bowlers, and in the process saw RPC home before Daniel was dismissed for a brilliant 82.  The boys also smashed the previous 1st Grade 7th wicket partnership record in their partnership of 183, passing the 121 set by Adam Semple and Daniel Sams against Sutherland last season.  With 6 points in the bag, the boys batted on to allow Anthony to post his maiden 1st Grade century, scoring a magnificent 105 from 133 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes.


Anthony Sams maiden 1st Grade Ton

The win sees the side undefeated this season, and are sitting in 3rd position on the Belvidere Cup ladder.


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Anthony Sams


2 – Daniel Sams


1 – Nathan Price



2nd Grade: Hawkesbury 277 vs RPC 161 and 6-183 @ Owen Earle Oval


Resuming at 3-95 chasing the Hawks’ 277, RPC were in trouble after the dismissal of skipper John McLoughlin (42) and nightwatchman Hayden McLean (25), and crumbled to 161 all out after 66.5 overs.


Asked to bat again, RPC were able to see the day out finishing 6-183 with Ryan Higgins (77) continuing his good start to his time with RPC, and Jack Preddey (70) posting his debut 2nd Grade half century.


The loss sees the side in 10th position on the Abert Cup ladder.


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Jack Preddey


2 – Ryan Higgins


1 – Ben Nethersole



3rd Grade: Hawkesbury 202 vs RPC 169 @ Petersham Oval


Resuming at 0-2 chasing the Hawks’ 202, the Randy petes were looking good at 3-101 with Adam Docos (30) solid at the top of the order, but as the required run rate lifted, some poor shot selection saw wickets fall quickly and RPC all out for 169 with only Rob Huxley (37) and new comer Jack Lyle (29) making any real contribution.


The loss sees the side sitting in 18th position on the Mitchell Cup ladder.


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Andrew Sprowls


2 – Rob Huxley


1 – Jack Lyle



4th Grade: RPC 265 vs Hawkesbury 157 @ Bensons Lane #2


An early wicket to Wil McGrane (2 – 15 from 12.1 overs) got RPC off the a great start, but then some frustration set in as Josh James (1 – 29 from 12 overs) delivered an opening spell that saw more play and misses than Mitch Jones on the circuit.  However, the introduction of Rehaan Nawaz (3 – 26 from 8 overs) and Tom Evans (3 – 38 from 13 overs) saw the breakthrough come and from there the Hawks crumbled to 157 all out after 56.1 to see Randy Petes grab the 6 points.


The win sees the side sitting in 8th position on the Reid Cup ladder.


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Rehaan Nawaz


2 – Karl Schubert


1 – Josh James



5th Grade: Hawkesbury 131 vs RPC 3-24 @ Kensington Oval


Resuming at 3 – 24 in pursuit of the Hawks’ 131, RPC were in trouble at 5 – 47 early, but the cool head of Dave Lilyman (35) and the inform Nathan Stares (52 not out) saw Randy Petes grab the 6 points before being dismissed for 158 after 54 overs.  Stares also top scored in 4th Grade the week before with 65 to see him score 117 runs for the round for only once out!


The Hawks took to the crease again moving to 1 – 102 after 34 overs before stumps were pulled, with Nigel Singh (1 – 18 from 9 ovrers) being the wicket taker.


The win sees the side undefeated in the David Sherwood Cup, sitting in equal 1st position.


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Nathan Stares


2 – David Lilyman


1 – Sam Muir



1st Grade T20 vs St George @ Coogee Oval: Won by 4 wickets – Saints 103 vs RPC 6-105


Saints won the toss and elected to bat first, but never got going with the bat and were only able to post 103 after 19.4 overs, with Adam Semple (2 – 22 from 4 overs) picking up the key wicket of NSW batsmen Kurtis Patterson and Nick Stapleton grabbing 2  – 14 from 3 overs.


The RPC chase got off the a poor start, but the inform Semple (61 not out from 57 balls) batted through the innings to see PRC home in the 18th over for the loss of 6 wickets.


1st Grade T20 vs Sutherland @ Coogee Oval: Won by 8 wickets – Sutherland 9-97 vs RPC 2-98


Sutherland won the toss and elected to bat first but were in trouble early with Nathan Ellis (4 – 18 from 4 overs) being the chief destroyer, as the Sharks were only able to post 9 – 97 after 20 overs.


The run chase were clinical from the outset with Semple (57 not out from 40 balls) again leading the way, and he was well supported by Nathan Price (29 from 35 balls).


The two wins see the side finish undefeated and equal first on the Kingsgrove T20 Cup table, and sets up a semi final with Eastern Suburbs (who we beat in last Sunday) on Thursday 30th October at 4.00pm at Drummoyne Oval.



RPC Metro Green vs Penrith @ Rance Oval: RPC 104 & 109 vs Penrith 3-330


Resuming at 2-170 the Penrith batsmen took to us like wild animals and after 18 overs of mayhem their captain was 100 and they declared at 3-330 giving them a slender lead of 226.  It didn’t help that the umpire did not let our opening bowler bowl for the first hour because he had left an our early the previous week. We were determined to fight and put our best foot forward but the Penrith bowlers must have aimed at it and 6 lbw decisions later by the same umpire we were all out in our second dig for 109. It was only a fighting stand of 44 by Jeremy Jastrzab (37) and John Stewart (14) that got us to 3 figures. It was Jeremy’s highest score for the club and is a tribute to the effort he puts in at training and thinking about his batting. Penrith are deserved favourites for the title but we have had our shocker for the season and will start afresh next round looking to hammer North Sydney in the same way we did last year.

Bala Mohan

Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Jeremy Jastzrab


2 – John Stewart


1 – Max Brandy



RPC Metro Gold vs Mosman @ Balmoral Oval: Lost by 6 wickets – RPC 131 & 0-52 vs Mosman 202


On the start of the second day Mosman was leading by 1 run with 6 wickets in hand. James Gibson got his first wicket for the club just after play started and we looked to get them out and go for outright  points. Kyri Tsalikidis was varying his pace to deceive batsmen with flight and spin to pick up 4 wickets. The second time in two games that he has done it. Mosman occupied the crease for nearly 2 hours and were all out for 202 with a lead of 71. Our  opening batsmen put on a rapid 52 run partnership with Ed House on 24 n.o and Nicky Radakrishnan on 21 n.o  but stumps were drawn at tea with no prospect of more points on offer for either team. 


Lasith Fernando


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Kyri Tsalakidis


2 – Charith DeSilva


1 – Ed House


After the completion of Round 2, the Flight Centre MVP Ladder is as per below,

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