From the Pavilion – Day 2 vs St George

With wins in 1st, 5th Grade and PGs, Randy Petes now sits in 5th position on the Club Championship ladder on 422 points, 92 points from leaders Manly.

1st Grade: RPC 9-284 (dec) vs St George @ Petersham Oval – Match Result: Win on 1st Innings


Continuing on at 2-45, debutant Sam Doggett replaced Usman Khawaja at the crease, and did Usman proud by smashing 65 runs from just 71 balls.  Doggett was well supported by the run machine Ryan Higgins (64 from 70 balls) to take Randy Petes to 5-210 in quick time.  Some good bowling by Saints pulled RPC in a bit, but some lower order hitting from Anthony Sams (27 from 35 balls) saw RPC able to declare after 73 overs at 9-284.


Dogget Capped

With 60 odd overs left to chase the target, Randy Petes got off to a great start with Jake Wilson (1-55 from 11 overs) and Nathan Ellis (3-39 from 13.3 overs) reducing Saints to 2-4, but a great hundred by Chu saw Saints in the driver’s seat with the score reading 4-196.  However, up stepped skipper Adam Semple, who picked up 4-32 from 10 overs, including the key wickets of Chu and Copeland, to see Saints lose 6-46 and be all out for 242 with only a few overs left.


Ryan Higgins in action

The win sees the side remain undefeated this season in the Belvidere Cup, and are sitting in equal 2nd position, just 8 points from leaders Manly.


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Adam Semple


2 – Sam Doggett


1 – Nathan Ellis



2nd Grade: RPC 236 vs St George 9-237 @ Hurstville Oval – Match Result: Lost on 1st Innings


Resuming at 8-207, Randy Petes were able scramble 29 more runs before being dismissed for 236 after 103.5 overs.


St George got off to a great start, moving easily to 2-130, however some inspired bowling by Henry Thornton (4-72 from 18.2 overs) and spinners Jack Preddey (2-55 from 18 overs) and Soumil Chhibber (2-22 from 17 overs) saw Randy Petes fight their way back into the game to have Saint 9 down with a handful of runs to win.  It wasn’t to be though, as some smart batting saw Saint scrap home.


The loss sees the side in 6th position on the Abert Cup ladder.


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Henry Thornton


2 – John McLoughlin


1 – Tom Jagot



3rd Grade: RPC 171 vs St George 1-172 @ Coogee Oval – Match Result: Lost on 1st Innings


With only 171 on the board, early wickets would be the key for RPC having any hope, but unfortunately none were on offer, and Saints were able to take advantage of the great batting conditions to pass the total for the loss of only 1 wicket, that wicket going to skipper Rod Stafford (1-33 from 17 overs)


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


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Alex Sciascia


2 – Rod Stafford


1 – Sam Wood



4th Grade: St George 7-258 vs RPC 181 @ Harold Fraser Reserve – Match Result: Lost on 1st Innings


With Saints declaring on their overnight total of 7-258, RPC got off to a poor start to be 3-25.  A fighting partnership between veterans Bart Lynch (48) and Jordan Magro (41) saw the score move to 116 to give RPC a slight chance, but the loss of both in consecutive balls again saw RPC on the back foot.  A quick 27 to skipper David Bourke wasn’t enough as the tail was unable to hang on for a draw, being dismissed for 181 with only 5.5 overs left in the day.


The loss sees the side sitting in 14th position on the Reid Cup ladder.


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Bart Lynch


2 – Nathan Stares


1 – Jordan Magro



5th Grade: RPC 151 vs St George 140  @ Kensington Oval – Match Result: Win on 1st Innings


5th Grade returned to the winner’s circle with a hard-fought and tense 11 run victory over Saints.  Saints expected to win outright at the beginning of the game but the outsiders made 2 quick breakthroughs in the first 4 overs to have the visitors reeling at 5-40.  A couple of little 20 run partnerships kept the Saints in it but a fortunate run out from Ashley Burton and 2 wickets from Nigel Singh (2-21 from 15 overs) and 1 from Sam Muir (2-44 from 13 overs) saw the score progress to 9-113. A last wicket partnership of 26 threatened to cost RPC a victory but Grant Rimmer (3-35 from 9 overs) took the final wicket via a smart reflex catch at midwicket to Burton.


Grant Rimmer’s 3 wickets also saw him pass the milestone of 300 wickets in all Grades for RPC, joining other veterans Nigel Singh, Rod Stafford and Chris Singh in this exclusive club.


The win sees the side sitting in 7th position on the David Sherwood Cup ladder.


Grant Rimmer


RPC 5th Grade Captain


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Grant Rimmer


2 – James Mahony-Brack


1 – Stuart Parsons



Metro Green: Sydney University 6-255 (dec) vs RPC 112  @ Marrickville Oval – Match Result: Lost on 1st Innings

With a green turf and overcast day on day 2 at Marrickville oval, Sydney Uni captain decided to declare and asked RP Green to bat.

Neale Crawford and Sean Rushton  opened the bat, Sean Rushton played some aggressive strokes and made quick 21 runs before got out at Covers. A middle order collapse put us on back foot and the score was 51/5.  Nivethan Radhakrishan and Bala Mohan batted with immense patience, negotiated the bowlers well and slowly pushed the score to 86/6 before Nivethan Radhakrishan succumbed to a good late out-swinging delivery. Nivethan Radhakrishan showed a lot of patience and determination to stay in the middle for his young age.  Two more quick wickets put us on 89/8. Omair Ali joined Bala Mohan, Omair played some classic cover drives but didn’t get further support from the other end, all dismissed for 112/10 off 65.1 overs.

It’s disappointing the we couldn’t get a draw after batted for 65.1 over’s but looking forward to our next Sunday battle against Gold.

The loss sees the side sitting in 8th position on the Triforce Sports Metropolitan Cup ladder.

Bala Mohan


RPC Metro Green Captain


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Luis Siddall


2 – Omair Ali


1 – Bala Mohan



Metro Gold: North Sydney 185 vs RPC 73 @ Tunks Park – Match Result: Lost on 1st Innings


With the early start and 120 overs in the day we were looking forward to a full days play. With great tenacity and sharpness in the field we were able to hold North Sydney to a total of 185 off 77 overs. With all bowlers contributing, spearheaded by Kyri Tsalikidis who finished with 4 wickets we were confident of chasing down the runs with plenty of time to spare.
Alas, a lack of patience was shown with the bat, and what was first a promising day quickly turned into a sour end. With only 3 players hitting double figures, George Frazakis (25), Alexis Coovre (14) and John Stewart (12), we meekly made our way to be all out on 73. This is definitely something that has become a trend of the season and the boys are definitely keen to rectify this come next Sunday’s Clash of the Metros!
The loss sees the side sitting in 10th position on the Triforce Sports Metropolitan Cup ladder


Adam Lee


RPC Metro Gold Captain


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Kyri Tsalikidis


2 – George Frazarkis


1 – Jeremy Jastrzab


Adam Lee


RPC Metro Green Captain





After the completion of Round 6, the Flight Centre MVP Ladder is as per below, with a four way tie at the top between Ryan Higgins, Rodney Stafford, Kyri Tsalikidis and Sam Wood.
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