A mixed day out against Northern Districts sees an interesting weekend ahead……
1st Grade: Northern Districts 321 vs RPC 2-8 @ Petersham Oval
Northern Districts won the toss and elected to bat first on a flat Petersham Oval wicket. Early wickets to Nathan Ellis (3-53 from 24 overs) and Jake Wilson (1-60 from 17 overs) had the Rangers 3-84, but from there the going was tough for the bowlers as the lightning fast outfield saw boundaries flow. Some good bowling to the middle order by Daniel Sams (3-52 from 13.5 overs), and an absent Rangers player saw a declaration come at 9-321 after 89.5 overs.
With 4 overs to face, RPC lost both openers to finish on 2-8, leaving some batting to do on week two.
2nd Grade: RPC 175 vs Northern Districts 9-71 @ Mark Taylor Oval
Skipper John McLoughlin won the toss and elected to bat first at Mark Taylor Oval, and at 6-60 odd it seemed like it had gone all wrong! But a fighting innings from youngster Jarryd Biviano (83 not out) saw Randy Petes scramble for 175.
It proved to be more than enough, as Sam Doggett continued his great form, picking up his 3rd five wicket haul in a row, to reduce the Rangers to 9-71 at stumps.
3rd Grade: RPC 144 vs Northern Districts 1-36 @ Coogee Oval
Skipper Rod Stafford had no hesitation in batting first after winning the toss at Coogee Oval, but it proved to be a struggle as the side was bundled out for 144 after 60 overs, with only Stafford (21) and Sam Wood (22) scoring more than 20.
In reply, the Rangers moved to 1-36 with Wood (1-15 from 7 overs) the wicket taker.
4th Grade: RPC 93 vs Northern Districts 4-178 @ Asquith Oval
Skipper David Bourke won the toss and elected to bat on a good looking Asquith Oval strip, but some poor batting saw the side routed for a poor 93, with only Bourke (21) and Sam Muir (24 not out) reaching double figures.
The bowling wasn’t much better, with the Rangers moving to 4-178 at stumps, with Nathan Stares (2-48 from 12 overs) picking up a couple of late poles.
5th Grade: RPC 9-208 vs Northern Districts @ Kensington Oval
Skipper Grant Rimmer was unable to use his renowned punting skills and lost the toss, and RPC were asked to bat first at Kensington Oval. Some fight was shown by all batsmen, with harry Towler (44) being the standout, as the side moved to 9-208 after 80 overs.
Randy Petes Masters Round 4: Warringah 155 vs RPC 6-158 @ Kensington Oval
Warringah won the toss and elected to Bat first.
Leading up to this game we had no less than 7 players unavailable to play, and as late as the morning of the game i.e. 9.30am, we had a player pull out which left us with 9 to take the field on a day which was tipped to be 40 degrees and over. Not the sort of start you want for a side that is struggling to find regular committed players, and is down a bit on confidence after losing the last 2 games, even though they were very, very close results.
Anyway, with a lot of ringing around and a bit of help from FATE, the Randy Petes Masters team, or as the opposing Skipper called us, The Barbarians, ended up taking the field with 11 players with only 5 of our regular squad present, the other 6 guys were all Fill Inn’s from all over the place.
Our Bowlers won us the match, no doubt about it !!!!!!! Dean Parker, Mark Wall, Greg Scott, and might I say myself, all bowled incredibly well on what was a very hot day. They made our bats jobs a lot easier by taking regular wickets and restricting Warringah to a total of; all out for 155 from 39.3 overs.
Dean Parker. 9 overs 3 maidens 3/18
Mark Wall. 9 overs 2 maidens 3/33
Greg Scott. 8 overs 4 maidens 2/33
John Mesar 6 overs 0 maidens 2/20
Our Batsmen did the job like professionals, chasing 156 for a win Dan Mulvenna from Uni NSW 4th grade starred with an unbeaten 41 including 6 boundaries, complemented by Mark Wall 32 not out and Fabian Heaton 30. Ed House from our 5th grade squad looked very good for 14 until he tried to pull a ball which kept very low on him.
All in all a Fantastic result for Randy Petes Masters, or should I say The Barbarians !!!!!!!!!!!
Special Thanks To; Mark Stewart the Warringah Skipper, who allowed us to play players which under the Masters rules were Not allowed to play, Kudos to you Mark for your Sportsmanship, you could have easily taken the points on a Forfeit.
Also thanks to all our Fill Inn players from all over the place, guys we could not have done it without you……Many Many Thanks !!!!!!!!!
For all the Randy Petes ex grade players out there who may read this report; if you are 39 or over and still fit enough to play Cricket, We Really need your Help !!!!!
Come and play a Fantastic brand of Cricket with us and Help your Club out, we are as one, we play for Randwick Petersham.
If you need any further info re MASTERS, then please contact me by email or my mobile; 0430 440204. John Mesar Capt Randy Petes Masters.
RPC Masters Captain
RPC Metro Green: RPC 103 vs Western Suburbs 2-66 @ Punchbowl Oval
After winning the toss, RP Green decided to bat first on a good batting wicket at Punchbowl oval.
Luis Siddall and Mitch Hunt opened the bat, but unfortunately Mitch Hunt was run out in the second over, not a great start. 4/1. Bala Mohan joined Luis Siddall, both patiently negotiated the bowlers, built a partnership for 38 runs before Luis Siddall (21) got out on a good in-swinging delivery, 42/2. Saurov Barua (15) joined Bala Mohan, both played sensibly and pushed the score to 67 runs before Bala Mohan(26) was ran out, 67/3. Middle and lower batters patiently negotiated the Western suburb bowlers, but the runs weren’t flowing as it normally be, Alexis Coovre (17) played an anchoring role and pushed the final score to 103 all out off 54.3 overs.
At the end of the day 1, Western Suburbs scored 66/2 off 21 overs. Adam Lee and Mitch Hunt took a wicket apiece.
RPC Metro Green