With wins in 1s and 3rd Grade and an outright win in 5th Grade, Randy Petes moves to 9th position on the Club Championship ladder on 813 points.
1st Grade: RPC 8-413 (dec) vs Bankstown 328 @ Petersham Oval – Match Result: Win
With 413 runs on the board, Randy Petes knew they had a job to do with the ball in great batting conditions at Petersham Oval. An early wicket to Nathan Ellis (2-75 from 14 overs) was the only joy for RPC early, as the Dogs in-form batting line up cashed in and moved nicely to 2-201. However the introduction of Shaun Eaton (2-13 from 5 overs) saw the crucial break through made, and from there Daniel Sams (3-71 from 19 overs) and skipper Adam Semple (3-50 from 9.4 overs) ripped through the middle and lower order to see RPC claim 7 wickets in the final session, dismissing the Dogs for 328 to claim the 6 points.
The win sees the side sitting in 4th position on the Belvidere Cup ladder.
Daniel Sams pretty pumped after grabbing the big wicket of Wells @ Petersham Oval
Nathan Ellis gets one through centurion White @ Petersham Oval
2nd Grade: Bankstown 345 vs RPC 270 @ Bankstown Memorial Oval – Match Result: Loss
Resuming their chase of 345, Randy Petes stumbled early to be 3-60 before Suffan Hassan (80) and Scott Sharma (38) combined in a fruitful partnership. However, the loss of both players saw RPC in trouble again, and despite the best efforts of Ben Nethersole (29) and Sam Wood (25), RPC were dismissed for 270 after 87 overs to give the Dogs the points.
The loss sees the side in 13th position on the Abert Cup ladder.
3rd Grade: RPC 151 vs Bankstown 141 @ Coogee Oval – Match Result: Win
With Bankstown resuming at 3-94 in pursuit of RPC’s 151, some early wickets were going to be required to see Randy Petes any chance of taking the points. Skipper Rod Stafford took the ball and quickly showed his class, ripping through the Dogs line up in a vintage display from the Big Ship, picking up 6-39 from 21 overs to see RPC claim a great win with the Dogs dismissed for 141.
The win sees the side sitting in 10th position on the Mitchell Cup ladder.
4th Grade: RPC 57 & 124 vs Bankstown 3-178 (dec) and 0-4 @ Jensen Park – Match Result: Loss
With Bankstown declaring 121 runs ahead, Randy Petes needed to show more fight to avoid an outright loss, but again slumped to 9-51 before Jaya Murdita (54) and Cameron Fowler (20) put on 73 for the 10th wicket to see RPC scrap to 124. The 73 run partnership was a new record 10th wicket partnership in 4th Grade, eclipsing the 66 by Oshanka Perera and Grant Rimmer against St George in the final round of last season.
Bankstown easily knocked the required 3 runs off to complete the outright win.
The loss sees the side sitting in 18th position on the Reid Cup ladder.
5th Grade: Bankstown 50 & 133 vs RPC 161 & 0-23 @ Kensington Oval – Match Result: Win
A cracking win to the Fighting Fives on Saturday. Resuming with a deficit of 111 runs, Bankstown batted at a snail’s pace in the first session, at one stage 1/32 off 20. The visitor’s picked up the run rate shortly before tea but it was the partnership bowling between Kyri Tsalikidis and Nigel Singh that turned the game on its head. Singh started the rot with a successful LBW decision of their chief run scorer and RP proceeded to take the next 7 wickets for 10 runs, a remarkable collapse! Tsalikidis took his 2 wickets via clever stumpings from Stuart Parsons and Singh bowled stump to stump (3 LBWs, 2 bowled and 1 c wk) and finished with 6/10 off 16.4 overs. Bankstown had a 23 run lead which Parsons and Harry Towler knocked off in the 5th over. A great outright win which moves RP into the top 6 and importantly 6 points ahead of 7th place.
The win sees the side sitting in 5th position on the David Sherwood Cup ladder, just 3 points from 3rd position.
RPC 5th Grade Captain
Metro Cup: Fairfield 99 & 5-110 (dec) vs RPC 8-101 (dec) & 4-82 @ Snape Park – Match Result: Win
Day 2 v Fairfield Liverpool got off to a delayed start with the Lions arriving at Snape 6 short (including their captain from Day 1 who had the match ball). When play started Hoffman and Richardson continued on from the previous week adding 30 to the score before Richardson was run out for a patient 17. With 17 required for 1st innings points the tail found it hard to score and pressure built so much so which saw 3 wickets fall 1 run short of the target. 7 overs were spent on 99 before Riley Wall pierced the field and a declaration followed shortly after.
Again the Lions scored slowly at less than 2 an over due to top bowling and plenty of enthusiasm in the field. The pace bowlers found the going tough and the introduction of Bala brought about the first wicket. Young Wall was duly rewarded after tea with a LBW which wasn’t as convincing as his earlier one. Gold were inundated with keepers for this match. Thus Hoffman (1/13) and Sidney (2/17) were duly introduced into the attack. With 110 on the board the Lions declared leaving Gold with a sniff of an outright, needing 109 from 19 overs. Stewart (6) and Sidney (quickfire 44) got the chase off to a flyer with Sidney knocking the opener out of the attacking with 16 clean runs. Good running and shot selection put on an opening 46 run stand. With 2 overs left before the close the rain set in leaving Bala (5*) and Mitch O’Loughlin (11*) at the crease with 27 still needed.
A good win which leaves Gold the favourites heading into the 2nd Origin Clash of the season.
RPC Gold Captain
Metro Cup: RPC Green 166 vs Western Suburbs 5-167 @ Snape Park – Match Result: Loss
Alexis Coovre got out on a good out-swinging delivery, Adam Lee muscled few great shots before Westies took his wicket by taking a splendid catch near mid-off area. RP Green gave away the good work we have done last Saturday and bundled out for 166/10 off 88 overs. We have added 22 runs off 8 over’s losing 4 wickets in day 2.
With a number of half chances going in Westies way, RP Green unable to maintain the pressure, Westies hits the winning score at the end of 58 overs. Adam Lee, Max Brandy, Alexis Coovre and Shimul Nath all took a wicket apiece.
RPC Green Captain
Sydney Masters Over 40’s: North West Sydney 124 vs RPC 6-126 @ Alexandria Park – Match Result: Win
Match transferred from Bruce Purser Reserve to Alexandria Oval due to council closing grounds in Rouse Hill area. Many thanks to Glenn Workman for arranging Alexandria for us at the 11th hour.
We went into this match missing 3 of our regular 11, Thomas Hourn & Jack Standing both 15 yr olds came into the side, both of them played like seasoned Cricketers. Many thanks to Thomas & Jack, both of you have a big future in our game.
NWS batted first and were all out for 124 in 39.2 overs. All of our bowlers bowled very well with standouts being:
Dean Parker 4 for 21 from 8.2
Steve Beck 3 for 19 from 6
Rich Bryant 2 for 15 from 3 and was on a Hat Trick. Almost Richo….so close mate !!!!!!!!!
Special mention to Jack Standing 15yrs of age but bowled like a senior taking 1/13 from 5. Well done Jack !!!!!!
Our fielding was Outstanding, 7 catches were taken with some absolute crackers, Darren Smith had a chance to make it 8 but it would have been the catch of the century if it had of stuck….Great effort Daz just to get a hand on it.
Randy Petes 6 for 126 from 32 overs.
Darren Smith 39 n.o.
Fabian Heaton 20
Steve Beck 13
Richard Bryant a quick fire 13 off 4 balls. You must have had a hot date Richo !!!!!!!
A solid all round performance and a well deserved Win. With 2 rounds left, one away and one at Kenso, we are looking like finishing somewhere in the top 5 to 7.
Considering this is our first year in The Masters and the issues we have had in fielding a strong 11 in most games, Randy Petes Masters can hold their heads very high with this type of result. I am extremely proud of our team and consider it an honour to Captain such a gritty tough and competitive group of Cricketers.
Well done lads and: Go Randy Petes Masters !!!!!!!!
RPC Masters Captain