With wins in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades, Randy Petes now sits in 2nd position on the Club Championship ladder on 346 points, just two points from leaders Penrith.

 

 With wins in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades, Randy Petes now sits in 2nd position on the Club Championship ladder on 346 points, just two points from leaders Penrith.

1st Grade: RPC 9-355 (dec) vs North Sydney 223 @ North Sydney Oval – Match Result: Win on 1st Innings

 

Declaring on the overnight total of 9-355, RPC were off to a great start, reducing the Bears to 3-30 with Jake Wilson (3-28 from 15 overs) and Nathan Ellis (2-66 from 15 overs) both excellent with the new ball.  A fightback from the Bears’ middle order only delayed the enviable, with Nathan Price (2-18 from 4 overs) chipping in with two late wickets to see RPC grabbing an easy six points with North Sydney dismissed for 223 after 63.4 overs.

 

A.Sams Celebrating New Job

The draw sees the side remain undefeated this season in the Belvidere Cup, and are sitting in 2nd position, just 4 points from leaders Manly.

 McLean relaxing after days play

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1850017&entityID=4

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Jake Scicluna

 

2 – Jake Wilson

 

1 – Anthony Sams

 

 

2nd Grade: RPC 306 vs North Sydney 98 and  3-127 @ Coogee Oval – Match Result: Win on 1st Innings

 

With the Bears resuming on 2-29, Randy Petes were on top from the get go, blowing the rest of the Bear’s batting line up away for a lowly 98.  The star of the innings was Sam Doggett, who picked up his second 5 wicket haul in consecutive games.

 

The Bears made a slightly better fist of their 2nd innings, moving to 3-127 from 52 overs before stumps were called, with Ryan Higgins burgling two poles.  Also, Hayden McLean passed 100 wickets for Randy Petes in all Grades.

 

The win sees the side remain in 3rd position on the Abert Cup ladder.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=4&matchid=1855487&gradeid=62_1

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Ryan Higgins

 

2 – Suffan Hassan

 

1 – Sam Doggett

 

 

3rd Grade: RPC 7-281 (dec) vs North Sydney 148 @ Bon Andrews Oval – Match Result: Win on 1st Innings

 

With skipper Rod Stafford declaring overnight, James Tyson (3-42 from 18 overs) got the side off and running with early poles, and from there Stafford dominated the game with a spell of 24.5 overs, picking up 6-59 as the Bears were routed for a low 148 after 65.5 overs.  Stafford’s haul was the 15th time he has recorded 5 wickets or more in an innings for RPC, and also moves him to 343 wickets overall for the club.  Matty Hilder also passed a milestone during the match with his 50 not out, passing 4000 runs in all Grades for Randy Petes.

 

Stafford had them Tongue Tied

The win sees the side sitting in 13th position on the Mitchell Cup ladder.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=4&matchid=1860893&gradeid=63_1

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Rod Stafford

 

2 – Jack Lyle

 

1 – Kushaal Ram

 

 

4th Grade: RPC 190 vs North Sydney 3-200 @ Petersham Oval – Match Result: Loss on 1st Innings

 

With the Bears resuming at 1/43, early wickets would be key for a RPC win, but it was not to be the case as numerous balls slipped pass the outside edge of the bat in the first hour.  From that point RPC were unable to make any inroads, with the Bears passing the Randy Petes total for the loss of 3 wickets.

 

The win sees the side sitting in 10th position on the Reid Cup ladder.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1861759&entityID=4

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Chris Singh

 

2 – Josh James

 

1 – Ash Burton

 

 

5th Grade: RPC 94 and 153 vs North Sydney 176  @ Tunks Park – Match Result: Loss on 1st Innings

 

With the Bears electing to bat on, Grant Rimmer was able to make it a poor decision, picking up 7-73 from 20 overs to see the Bears dismissed for 176 after 61.3 overs.  Rims now sits on 298 wickets for Randy Petes in all Grades, and also moved to ten 5 wicket or more hauls for Randy Petes.

 

The Randy Petes batsmen put up a better effort with the stick second time around, batting 57.2 overs before being dismissed for 153, with Lasith Fernando (42) and new opening batsmen Sam Muir (31) applying themselves to the task.

 

The loss sees the side sitting in 11th position on the David Sherwood Cup ladder.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1862022&entityID=4

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Grant Rimmer

 

2 – Sam Muir

 

1 – Lasith Fernando

 

 

Metro Green: RPC 7-285 (dec) and 4-72 (dec) vs Mosman 161 and 4-87 @ Balmoral Oval – Match Result: Won on 1st Innings

 

Mosman resumed Day 2 from 34/0 on a good batting wicket at Mosman.  Mark Wall and Alexis Coovre opened the Day 2 bowling for RP Green team. Mosman opening batters played some atrocious shots and made some quick runs before Mark Wall got the first breakthrough for the team.  After the first breakthrough, Mosman batters just fall apart like a pack of cards, all dismissed for 161 runs after 40.4 overs. The star of the day is the Mark Wall, his intimidating pace with swing bowling was way too much for the Mosman batters and rewarded with 6/76 off 19 overs. Alexis Coovre (2/45 off 13 overs) and Mitch Hunt (2/29 off 8 overs) bowled nicely and supported Mark Wall on the other side. Our fielding effort was 3 times better than the last 3 games,  Luis Siddall took 2 sizzling catches in the second slip and this overall boosted our fielding effort. Thanks again to Jeremy Jastrzab for bringing his mate (Gres) who helped us out with the fielding.

 

With 124 runs lead, RP Green team approached the second innings aggressively and made quick runs (72/4 dec off 14 overs) and pushed the lead to 196 runs. With 28 overs to bowl in day 2, RP Green were hoping to win the game the outright. Mark Wall bowled well again in the second innings and made early inroads. Mitch Hunt bowled his heart out and took 2 wickets in an over. But Mosman middle order batters switched the gear and started to play to save the game,  were crawling 87/4 before we call it a game.

 

RP Green is thrilled to register the first win for the season after the last 2 disappointed outings. RP Green is looking forward to round 5, against Western Suburbs.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.smcc.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1872803&entityID=2318

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Mark Wall

 

2 – George Frazakis

 

1 – Alexis Coovre

 

Bala Mohan

 

RPC Metro Green Captain

 

 

Metro Gold: RPC 116 and 8-125 vs Sydney Uni  8-310 (dec) @ Kensington Oval – Match Result: Locc on 1st Innings

 

Coming into day 2, behind on 1st innings and 2 players down we knew it was going to be a tough day from the get go. With a few missed chances, we toiled hard in the field. The wickets were shared around with Lee holding down one end (2/72 off 25 overs) and O’Loughlin grabbing 1/79 off 16 and Radakrishnan finishing with figures of 2/51 off 9.

 

With a difference of 194, we were left with 55 overs to bat through the day. A promising start with Stewart (4 runs) and Parsons (54) with yet another solid performance, backed up by fellow Englishman, Oates (28), we dared to fight off the outright loss, although another middle order collapse hurt our chances. And even with the stubborn fight by tail-enders White (11) and O’Loughlin (15) we had fallen 7 overs short of seeing out the day.

Even though it just wasn’t our day, there are promising signs and just need to show consistency with the potential we have in the team.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.smcc.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=2318&matchid=1872804&gradeid=1532_1

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Stuart Parsons

 

2 – Elliot Oates

 

1 – Liam O’Loughlin

 

Adam Lee

 

RPC Metro Green Captain

 

 

After the completion of Round 4, the Flight Centre MVP Ladder is as per below, young English gun Ryan Higgins leads the way with 7 points, while Sam Wood holds firm in second position with 6 points.
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Last Name

First Name

Total Points

Higgins

Ryan

7

Wood

Sam

6

Fernando

Lasith R

5

Lyle

Jack

5

Parsons

Stuart

5

Price

Nathan A

5

Stafford

Rodney

5

Coovre

Alexis D

4

Doggett

Samuel

4

Evans

Tom

4

Frazakis

George

4

Jastrzab

Jeremy

4

Sams

Anthony

4

Sprowls

Andrew

4

Stares

Nathan

4

Tsalikidis

Kyriakos

4

Wall

Mark

4

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