With wins in 1st and 2nd Grade, Randy Petes drop to 12th on the Club Championship ladder with 647 points…….

 

1st Grade: RPC 8-263 vs Gordon 186 @ Coogee Oval – Match Result: Win

 Randy Petes won the toss and elected to bat first on a perfect day at Coogee Oval, and the top order made the most of the conditions with new recruit Alex Kemp (83 from 83 balls) leading the way, and he was well supported by Daniel Sams (57 from 65 balls) and Anthony Sams (39 from 68 balls) as the side posted an impressive 8-263 from 50 overs.

 

Alex Kemp Whipping Away

In reply, Gordon were sitting pretty at 4-113, however some great bowling to the middle order by Nick Stapleton (3-37 from 9.3 overs) and Nathan Ellis (3-47 from 9 overs) saw the Stags routed for 186 after 43.3 overs.

The win sees the side move to 3rd position on the Belvidere Cup ladder.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1854283&entityID=4

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

3 – Alex Kemp

2 – Daniel Sams 

1 – Nick Stapleton

 

2nd Grade: RPC 170 vs Gordon 9-162 @ Chatswood Oval – Match Result: Win

After winning the toss and batting first at Chatswood Oval, Randy Petes got off to a solid start with Tom Jagot (25) and Jarryd Biviano (21) putting on 51 for the 1st wicket.  However, some good bowling from the Stags saw RPC stutter to all out 170 after 47.5 overs, with skipper John McLoughlin (43) fighting hard in the middle of the innings.

With a small total to defend, James Tyson (3-24 from 10 overs) made the early inroads to see the Stags 3-29.  Some great bowling in the middle of the innings from young leg spinners Brandon McLean (1-31 from 10 overs) and Jack Preddey (1-33 from 8 overs) saw RPC in the box seat, and when the innings was closed out by the cool and calm Sam Wood (2-17 from 6 overs), RPC had restricted the Stags to 9-162 from 50 overs to grab 6 much needed points.

The win sees the side back in the mix for finals cricket, now sitting in 14th position on the Abert Cup ladder, just 6 points from 6th position.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1855548&entityID=4

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – James Tyson

2 – John McLoughlin

1 – Hayden McLean

 

3rd Grade: Gordon 7-201 vs RPC 142 @ Petersham Oval – Match Result: Loss

After Gordon won the toss and elected to bat on a flat Petersham Oval deck, RPC hit the ground running with Andrew Sprowls (2-31 from 7 overs) and Rob Huxley (1-33 from 10 overs) making early inroads.  At 6-127 RPC looked in control, but some lower order hitting saw the Stags able to post 7-201 after 50 overs.

Staffo Horning 

The run chase got off to a flying start with Karl Schubert (32) explosive at the top of the order, however the rest of the batting ordef ailed to fire, leaving skipper Rod Stafford (27 from 17 balls) and debutant Tyzac Bailey (35) to add some respectability to the score, with RPC dismissed for 142 after 35.4 overs.

The loss sees the side sitting in 17th position on the Mitchell Cup ladder.

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1860954&entityID=4

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Tysac Bailey

2 – Rod Stafford

1 – Karl Schubert

 

4th Grade: RPC 9-212 vs Gordon 1-214 @ Killara Oval – Match Result: Loss

Skipper David Bourke won his 8th toss in a row and elected to bat first at Killara Oval, and RPC were immediately in trouble at 2-4.  Chris Singh (39) and Bourke (20) were able to get the scoreboard moving, but the highlight of the innings was a brilliant 93 from young gun Will Lawrence.  Lawrence scored all around the ground with 8 fours and 3 sixes, including a Brett Hunter like uppercut over third man for a maximum.

The inexperienced bowling attack tried hard, but were unable to make any inroads as the Stags cruised to victory for the loss of one wicket.

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

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1861820&entityID=4

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Will Lawrence

2 – Chris Singh

1 – Oshanka Perera

 

5th Grade: RPC 135 vs Gordon 8-136  @ Kensington Oval – Match Result: Loss

RP won the toss and elected to bat on a hard, flat wicket at Kensington Oval. Stuart Parsons was dropped early and made the visitors pay, again hitting to his strengths. Parsons hit seven boundaries in his 52. At 3/95 off 23, the home side were well placed for a 200+ score but three wickets fell for three runs and the game had changed for the worse at 6/98. Darren Smith (18) added some credibility to the score and again the last few wickets fell cheaply – all out 135 off 38 with 6 LBW decisions the major contributor. S. Undries was the second highest score with 24, all wides. Early wickets were not taken and RP were doing it tough with Gordon 1/69 off 19. A run out from Harry Towler was quickly followed by catches to Nigel Singh and Dave Lillyman in the deep off Cameron Fowler and Nathan Stares respectively. Gordon consolidated to 5/127. Three quick wickets fell at the end to make the scores close, one of them being Grant Rimmer’s 400th grade wicket, but the damage had been done and Gordon passed the score 8 wickets down with 7 overs to play. 5s sit in 12th place – only 1 point from 6th and 2 points from 5th.

The loss sees the side sitting in 12th position on the David Sherwood Cup ladder, just 1 point from 6th position.

Grant Rimmer

RPC 5th Grade Captain

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=4&matchid=1862083&gradeid=668_1

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Stuart Parsons

2 – Grant Rimmer

1 – Nigel Singh

 

Metro Cup: RPC Gold 148 vs Western Suburbs 5-149 @ Alexandria Park – Match Result: Loss

Having lost the toss, RP Gold were asked to bat first on a slow wicket at Alexandria. Despite losing a few early wickets, the middle order consolidated through solid contributions from Niv Radhakrishnan (17), Jack Hopkins (47) and Lasith Fernando (16). Jack, in particular, took a liking to the Wests spinners launching one of them into a nearby tree. At 3-110, a big score was there for the taking. Unfortunately, poor shot selections coupled with some accurate bowling from Wests saw us collapse to 148 all out.

Defending so few runs was always going to be tough on such a small ground. Openers Raycole Dai and Liam Hehir bowled good opening spells but, frustratingly, went unrewarded for their efforts. It was left to the spinners to restore some respectability to the score. Kyri Tsalikidis bowled beautifully and was rewarded with 3 wickets. He even conjured up his own version of the famous Gatting ball, leaving the batsman absolutely dumbfounded. Niv and Liam O’Loughlin also picked up a wicket each but it was too little too late as Wests cruised home for the loss of 5 wickets. A disappointing result but something the team will take much improvement from into the next game.

Ed House

RPC Gold Captain

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.smcc.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=1872836&entityID=2318

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – Kyri Tsalikidis

2 – Jack Hopkins

1 – Niv Radhakrishnan

 

Metro Cup: Fairfield 9-208 vs RPC Green 2-214 @ Marrickville Oval – Match Result: Win

Fairfield-Liverpool Captain won the toss and elected to bat on a hot day at Marrickville Oval. 

Fairfield-Liverpool opening batters put together a healthy 119 runs first wicket partnership before Armaan Nawaaz got us the first breakthrough,a sensational catch off his own bowling, 119/1 off 31.5 overs. Our fielding effort was below par in the first 30 overs of Fairfield-Liverpool innings, as there were number of dropped catches and  missed half chances. The highlight of the game was the introduction of Shimul Nath’s second spell,bowled brilliantly mixing up his leg breaks and googly, Fairfield-Liverpool batters were completely clueless, rewarded with 6/36 off 7 overs. George Frazakis was at his best in the first slip, took 4 beautiful catches of Shimul Nath’s bowling. Fairfield-Liverpool dragged their final score to 208/9 off 50 overs. 

With 209 runs to win,Sean Rushton and George Frazakis started the run chase, put together 36 runs partnership before Sean Rushton succumbed to a out-swinging delivery, 36/1. Neal Crawford joined George Frazakis, negotiated the bowlers well, built a massive 137 runs partnership and pushed the score to 173/2. Mark Wall joined and George Frazakis, both played aggressively and pushed us to winning total to 214/2 with 2 overs to spare. George Frazakis (72 runs) and Neal Crawford (61) played a sensational innings, built a wonderful 137 runs second wicket partnership, which eventually led us to this to win the game.

Undoubtedly, this is one of our best win for this season and this put us on 5th in the Metropolitan cup ladder.

Bala Mohan

RPC Green Captain

 

Link to scorecard: http://www.smcc.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=2318&matchid=1872833&gradeid=1532_1

 

Flight Centre MVP Points:

 

3 – George Frazakis

2 – Shimul Nath

1 – Neale Crawford

 

FLIGHT CENTRE MPV AWARD

 

After the completion of Round 10, the Flight Centre MVP Ladder is as per below, with veteran Rod Stafford leading the way with 14 points, while George Frazakis, Stuart ‘Keith’ Parsons, Grant Rimmer and Kyri Tsalikidis are all hot on his heels with 12 points.

A big thanks to Todd Hall and his team at Flight Centre Coogee Bay for this award.

Located at 210 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee, and proudly sponsoring the RPC Slight Centre MVP Award for 2013/14, contact Todd Hall and his team for your next holiday booking. Whether interstate or international, they have great deals and service.

 

 

Last Name First Name Total Points
Stafford Rodney 14
Frazakis George 12
Parsons Stuart 12
Rimmer Grant 12
Tsalikidis Kyriakos 12
Siddall Luis 10
Stares Nathan 9
McLean Hayden 8
Higgins Ryan 7
Jastrzab Jeremy 7
McLoughlin John 7
Price Nathan A 7
Semple Adam 7
Stapleton Nicholas 7
Wall Mark 7
Wood Sam 7

 

 

 

 

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