From the Pavilion – Round 7 vs Easts

With no grade victorious in the Rivalry Round,  Randy Petes now sits in 10th position on the Club Championship ladder on 440 points.



1st Grade: Eastern Suburbs 9-218 vs RPC 116  @ Waverley Oval – Match Result: Loss


After winning the toss and sending Easts into bat at Waverley Oval, Nick Stapleton (1-36 from 9 overs) removed the key wicket of NSW player Peter Nevill early.  Easts then moved to 64 before the introduction of 18 year old debutant Henry Thornton brought the critical wicket of Australian and NSW player Nic Maddinson.  Thornton then proved to be a handful throughout the innings to pick up a fantastic 5-32 from 10 overs on 1st Grade debut to see Easts restricted to 9-218 after 50 overs.


The Randy Petes run chase started poorly as they slipped to 5-26, but Nathan Price (49) and Anthony Sams (30) combined to move the score to 81 before Price fell, and then the innings fell apart as RPC were dismissed for a paltry 116 after 35.3 overs.


The loss is the sides first in the Belvidere Cup, and are sitting in 4th position.


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Henry Thornton


2 – Nathan Price


1 – Anthony Sams



2nd Grade: Eastern Suburbs 6-243  vs RPC 224 @ Petersham Oval – Match Result: Loss


Eastern Suburbs won the toss at Petersham Oval and elected to bat first in good conditions.  RPC kept the runs in check early with Ben Nethersole (2-61 from 10 overs) and Jack Preddey (2-40 from 10 overs) being the pick of the bowlers, but some late order hitting saw Easts reach 6-243 after 50 overs.


The Randy Petes top order started the run chase well with Tom Jagot (74) being well supported by Brandon McLean (37), Suffan Hassan (37) and skipper John McLoughlin (29), but some poor shot selection in the final part of the innings saw RPC dismissed for 224 after 47.3 overs.


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


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Tom Jagot


2 – Jack Preddey


1 – Suffan Hassan



3rd Grade: RPC 166 vs St George 5-171 @ Trumper Park – Match Result: Loss


Skipper Rod Stafford won the toss at Trumper Park and elected to bat first, and a 3-72 things were looking good, but the run out of Tom Holland (33) saw a middle order collapse.  Some lower order hitting from Stafford (38) and Ben Mitchell (23) saw RPC scramble to 166.


With a small total on the board the RPC bowling unit had to work hard from the outset, and some good bowling from Rob Huxley (2-29 from 8 overs) and James Tyson (1-28 from 8.2 overs) gave RPC an outside chance, but Easts were able to get home in the 46th over for the loss of 5 wickets.


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


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Tom Holland


2 – Rod Stafford


1 – Rob Huxley



4th Grade: RPC 8-193 vs Easts 3-194  @ Coogee Oval – Match Result: Loss


Skipper David Bourke won his 6th toss in a row and elected to bat first on a flat Coogee Oval strip.  An opening partnership of 90 got the side off to a great start, but the loss of Karl Schubert for a powerful 54 saw the innings stall, with only Nikki Radhakrishnan (30) and Bart Lynch (28) making any real contributions as the side limped to 8-193 after 50 overs.


The Easts run chase got off to a flying start, and despite the best efforts of Nathan Stares (2-56 from 9 overs), Easts cruised to the total for the loss of 3 wickets.


The loss sees the side sitting in 16th position on the Reid Cup ladder.


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Karl Schubert


2 – Bart Lynch


1 – Nathan Stares



5th Grade: Easts 9-180  vs RPC 85  @ Kensington Oval – Match Result: Loss


Easts won the toss and elected to bat. An eventful first few overs from Jaya Murdita saw an early wicket but could have been a lot better but through some missed chances behind the wicket. Sam Muir came on and bowled his best spell off the season , finishing with 2/27 off 10. At 5/81 off 31, the innings was delicately poised. Some good final overs hitting enabled the visitors to finish the first half with momentum – 180 off 50 overs. Rimmer 3/43, Muir 2/27, N Singh 1/27.


A wicket second ball of RP’s innings didn’t help the cause and a steady flow of wickets put the Dolphins in the box seat. Stuart Parsons tried to take the bowling on and ended up on 20 while James Mahoney Brack continued his good 5th grade form with a well-composed 28. Again, the tail didn’t fire and a score below 100 resulted. Easts win with a bonus point.


The win sees the side sitting in 12th position on the David Sherwood Cup ladder.


Grant Rimmer


RPC 5th Grade Captain


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – James Mahony-Brack


2 – Grant Rimmer


1 – Sam Muir



Metro Grudge Match: RPC Green 213 vs RPC Gold 72 @ Coogee Oval – Match Result: Green Win


On a glorious day for cricket the Green and Gold teams met at the beautiful Coogee Oval. Gold’s skipper Adam Lee won the toss and sent the Green team in to bat. The Green top order got off to a good start with Frazakis, Rushton and  Barua all getting starts but made the mistake of hitting the ball near Adam Pustetto who finished with 4 catches. The innings was steadied by debutant Lachlan Hodges (36) and stand in captain Luis Siddall (57). A free swinging innings at the end from Raycole Dai saw Green finish 10/214 off 45.5. Kyri Tsalikidis was the best of the bowlers with no batsman game to take him on. In response the Gold team were confident but Raycole Dai (4 for 8 off 6) blasted out their top order with Crawford trapped in front, Pustetto and House losing their leg stump and young Niv Radhakrishnan being bounced out. Jack Hopkins, Alexis Coovre and Jeremy Jastrazab then all  fought hard to get the innings back on track but the rot had set in and wickets were surrendered too easily with young off spinner Liam O’Loughlin (3/21) driving the nails in coffin with good support from high flying high Charith Da Silva (2/5). Gold all out for 72.


The metro boys are all grateful for the ground allocation magic of  maestro David Bourke and photos from Alan Vaughan. The umpiring was sensational and the best seen at Coogee for 10 seasons.


Denis Hinds


RPC Metro Manager


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Jack Hopkins

3 – Luis Siddall


2 – Kyri Tsailikidis

2 – Raycole Dai


1 – Adam Pustetto

1 – Liam O’Loughlin



Masters: RPC 7-205 vs Georges River 4-208 @ Kensington Oval – Match Result: Loss

Randy Petes won toss and elected to bat. From our 40 overs we scored 7/205.

Steve Beck 43 no
Dean Parker 41 no
Anthony Malouf 26
John Mesar 22

After a shaky start being 4/54 from 15 overs the middle order got to work and batted superbly. Headed by Steve Beck & Dean Parker we managed a goodish total of 205.

Georges River 4/207 from 38 overs.
Our bowling has been our strength so far this season but sadly it was not on song for this vital game. Having said that, we played 1 short in the field for the last hour as one of the guys had to leave early to honour a family function. No doubt it could have been a far different result.

Merry Xmas to all who have played, participated, trained & helped in any way in The Masters.
See you all next year and let’s hope it’s bigger & better one for all concerned.

P. S. Randy Petes Masters are now 3 wins 3 losses and sitting in 8th spot in the top 10 division. We are owed 11pts which should put us up to 5th spot when the system catches up.

John Mesar


RPC Masters Captain


Link to scorecard:





After the completion of Round 7, the Flight Centre MVP Ladder is as per below, with a two-way tie at the top with leg spinners Rod Stafford and Kryi Tsalikidis both on 9 points, with veteran spinner Grant Rimmer on 8 points.

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