From the Pavilion – vs Mosman

With wins in only 3rd and 5th Grade against the spirited Whales,  Randy Petes drops to 11th on the Club Championship ladder with 581 points.



1st Grade: Mosman 200 vs RPC 9-196 @ Coogee Oval – Match Result: Loss


Mosman won the toss and elected to bat on a typical Coogee Oval deck, but Daniel Sams (3-34 from 9 overs) and Nick Stapleton (2-35 from 9 overs) had the Whales on the back foot early.  The Mosman middle order was able to string together some partnerships before skipper Adam Semple (3-46 from 9.5 overs) finished the innings off with Mosman dismissed for 200 after 48.5 overs.


The RPC run chase got off to a solid start, moving to 1-60 with Anthony Sams (35 from 100 balls) being the rock at the top of the order, however a middle order collapse saw RPC slump to 7-124.  Some fighting knocks by Jake Scicluna (30 from 37 balls), Stapleton (22 from 71 balls) and Soumil Chhibber (22 from 44 balls) saw RPC in a with a sniff, but unfortunately falling just sort at 9/196 after 50 overs.


The loss sees the side sitting in 4th position on the Belvidere Cup ladder.


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Nick Stapleton


2 – Daniel Sams


1 – Anthony Sams



2nd Grade: Mosman 235 vs RPC 105 @ Allan Border Oval – Match Result: Loss


Mosman won the toss and elected to bat at Allan Border Oval, and were able to post 235 from 49.5 overs.  The highlight for RPC was 4 wickets to Hayden McLean, and he was well supported with 3 wickets to older brother Brandon.


The RPC run chase never got going, with the side dismissed for 105 after 41 overs.


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


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Hayden McLean


2 – Brandon McLean


1 – Jason McLean



3rd Grade: RPC 191 vs Mosman 145 @ Petersham Oval – Match Result: Win


Fresh from a lay off to get hitched, skipper Rod Stafford won the toss and elected to bat on a flat Petersham Oval wicket.  At 3-42 RPC were in trouble, but a great knock from Kushaal Ram (52) steadied the ship, and then some lower order fireworks from Stafford (42 with 4 bombs) saw the side reach a competitive 191.


Early wickets were needed to defend the total, and James Tyson (3-40 from 9 overs) delivered to put RPC on the front foot.  From there spinners Stafford (1-27 from 10 overs) and Ben Mitchell (3-23 from 10 overs) put the squeeze on the Whales, who folded for 145 to give RPC the 6 points.


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


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Rod Stafford


2 – Kushaal Ram


1 – Ben Mitchell



4th Grade: RPC 7-233 vs Mosman 8-234  @ Balmoral Oval – Match Result: Loss


After skipper David Bourke won his 7th toss in a row, he had no hesitation in batting first at Balmoral Oval.  A great opening stand of 104 between Chris Singh (43 from 66 balls) and Ben Stares set the platform, and some middle order cameos from old timers Bourke (26 from 39 balls) and Matty Hilder (21 from 15 balls including a massive bomb) saw the side post 7-233 after 50 overs.  The highlight of the innings was undoubtedly Ben Stares, who batted throughout the innings to score 101 not out from 143 balls, his first ever Grade hundred, and this innings tripled his season runs leading into the match!


The Whales run chase started slowly with RPC in control from the outset with Josh James (3-60 from 10 overs) and Jack James (2-40 from 10 overs and a run out) leading the way, and with 14 overs to go Mosman were 6 down requiring 80 runs.  However, ex-NSW and 1st Grade stalwart Warwick Adlam started to slap the bowling around the park, leading his side to a great victory in the 50th over with two wickets in hand.


The loss sees the side sitting in 19th position on the Reid Cup ladder.


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Ben Stares


2 – Jack James


1 – Chris Singh



5th Grade: Mosman 7-150 vs RPC 3-151  @ Kensington Oval – Match Result: Win


5th grade took on the table-topping Mosman side and again, lost the toss and were asked to bowl on a flat Kensington wicket. Nigel Singh made an early breakthrough and further tight bowling from Cooper Smith kept the run rate down to two an over until the first drinks break. A good run out to Oshanka Perera split two wickets from Grant Rimmer and at 4/37 off 19, a rescue mission was on for the visitors. All bowlers were economical and James Mahony Brack deserved more wickets than what he ended up getting. Cameron Fowler and Perera kept the pressure on and this resulted in Fowler’s second caught and bowled in as many weeks. Mosman were happy batting out their 50 overs to get 150. Four dropped catches and eleven wides and no balls given away were the only negatives. Rimmer 3/25, Singh 1/33, Mahony Brack 1/29, Fowler 1/16.


The run chase started aggressively with Stuart Parsons getting to 20 in the first handful of overs. Sundries also relieved the need to score in the opening spell. Two quick wickets fell and Perera came to the crease and contributed to an 18 run partnership which gave the momentum back to RP. When Perera was dismissed from their opener’s last ball off his spell, Luis Siddall played a sensible supportive knock to the hard-hitting Parsons. Parsons played brilliantly, dispatching the Mosman attack straight and long. He gave few chances away and moved his feet well to the spinners and took singles when on offer. Parsons brought up his century just before the total was passed to the delight of his teammates. Siddall finished unbeaten on 21. RP go to 9th, one point away from 6th spot, taking on 13th placed Gordon this week.


The win sees the side sitting in 9th position on the David Sherwood Cup ladder, just 1 point from 3rd position.


Grant Rimmer


RPC 5th Grade Captain


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Stuart Parsons


2 – Grant Rimmer


1 – Luis Siddall



Metro Cup: Mosman 8-237 vs RPC Gold 7-238 @ Balmoral Oval – Match Result: Win


RP Gold won the toss and put Mosman to bat on what seemed to be a flat deck at beautiful Balmoral on a lovely sunday. We got on to a good start when Raycole Dai got the first breakthrough early in the innings but due to poor fielding from our part, we ended up having to chase 8-237 .The major contribution for Mosman came from Elijah Eales with his dad John batting a bit further down the order. Raycole and Nivethan Radahkrishnan bagged 2 wickets each.


Ed house got us going with a quick 30 at the top and Tyzac Bailey played an outstanding knock of 93 from 100 balls. Karthi.Balasubramanium (26 n.o) and Raycole Dai (22 n.o) got us home 7 down in the second last over of the innings in a nail bighting finish.


Lasith Fernando


RPC Gold Captain


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Tyzac Bailey


2 – Raycole Dai


1 – Karthi Balasubramanium



Metro Cup: RPC Green 117 vs Blacktown 6-118 @ Marrickville Oval – Match Result: Loss

RP Green won the toss and elected to bat first at Marrickville oval.  George Frazakis and Max Brandy started the run hunt for RP Green , but at 4/37 , the run hunt wasn’t going as we envisioned.  Mark Wall played an anchoring role throughout the innings, played aggressive strokes and produced a 36 runs partnership with Bala Mohan which settle things down slightly.  A lower middle order collapse put us on the back foot and score was 84/8.  Mark Wall (46 runs) and Jeremy Jastzrab (19 runs) handled the Blacktown bowlers well and pushed the final score to 117/10 off 32.4 overs.

Adam Lee and Alexis Coovre bowled brilliantly, challenged the Blacktown batters and put them in a lot of trouble. But with few dropped catches, RP Green was unable to sustain the pressure and Blacktown ran away with the winning score 6/118 off 30.1 overs.  Adam Lee (3/38 off 8.1 overs) and Alexis Coovre (3/22 off 10 overs) rewarded with 3 wickets each for their consistent bowling effort.

It’s disappointing that we lost the game against Blacktown, but RP Green team is positive and ready to make necessary amendments to win the next game. RP Green is currently ranked 7th in the Metropolitan Cup ladder.  

Bala Mohan


RPC Green Captain


Link to scorecard:


Flight Centre MVP Points:


3 – Mark Wall


2 – Alexis Coorve


1 – Adam Lee





After the completion of Round 9, the Flight Centre MVP Ladder is as per below, with veteran Rod Stafford leading the way with 12 points and Grant Rimmer and Luis Siddall on 10 points.

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