Round 2 against Campbelltown-Camden saw the Randy Petes record good wins in 1st and 2nd Grade, while 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade all suffered poor losses. RPC Green also went down to UNSW. The two wines see Randy Petes sitting in 13th position on the Club Championship ladder on 90 points, trailing leaders Sydney University (210 points).

Round 2 against Campbelltown-Camden saw the Randy Petes record good wins in 1st and 2nd Grade, while 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade all suffered poor losses. RPC Green also went down to UNSW. The two wines see Randy Petes sitting in 13th position on the Club Championship ladder on 90 points, trailing leaders Sydney University (210 points).

1st Grade: RPC 6-246 vs Campbelltown 194 @ Coogee Oval – Won by 52 runs

Sent in to bat the Ghosts had instant success with Anthony Sams and Alex Kemp both out with the score on 21. But Nathan Price and Jake Scicluna got together in a partnership of 162 just 26 short of the record. Scicluna (70) and Daniel Sams (4) went in quick succession and with the score 4-200, Price who had hit almost half the runs was caught for a heart-breaking 99. Adam Semple carried on with 31* off 21 to set a 247 target. In reply, tight bowling and keen fielding, which saw three run-outs, restricted Campbelltown’s scoring opportunities and they were always behind the required run-rate. Under 21 “spin twins” Soumil Chhibber (2-35 off 10 overs) and Jack Preddey (1-18 off 6) tightened the screws enabling Daniel Sams (2-41 off 7.3), Jake Wilson (1-28 off 8) and Sam Doggett (1-28 off 7) to clean up for a convincing win.

The win sees the side sitting in 9th position on The Belvidere Cup ladder, and 8th on the Limited Overs Cup ladder.

MVP Points

3 – Nathan Price
2 – Jake Scicluna
1 – Soumil Chhibber

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=2106428&entityID=4

 

2nd Grade: Campbelltown 226 vs RPC 7-227 @ Raby 1 – Won by 3 wickets

The Ghosts won the toss and elected to bat at a flat Raby 1, and after an early wicket to Francois Neser (2-28 off 10 overs) got the scoreboard moving at close to 6 an over. However, the introduction of Sam Wood (3-39 from 10 overs) and James Psarakis (3-40 from 10 overs) saw RPC able to fightback and keep the Ghosts to 226 from 50 overs.

The run chase got off the a bad start with Max Moran removed 2nd rock, however Suffan Hassan (32) played the anchor role as youngster Psarakis played a sensational debut Grade innings of a mature 91 before being run out with victory in sight, leaving Neser (12 not out) to finish the job with a horn down the ground.

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

MVP Points

3 – James Psarakis
2 – Sam Wood
1 – Francois Neser

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=4&matchid=2110290&gradeid=62_1

3rd Grade: Campbelltown 7-274 vs RPC 174 @ Petersham Oval – Lost by 100 runs

The Ghosts were away to a flyer and no bowler was able to contain them. James Mahony-Brack (2-57 off 9 overs) did best supported by Andrew Sprowls (2-63 off 10), Nigil Singh (1-29 off 8) and Rod Stafford (1-41 off 10). In the batting, Extras of 46 (including 38 wides) was top scorer. Only skipper Stafford (27) and Will Lawrance (22) got past 20.

The loss sees the side sitting in 12th position on The Mitchell Cup ladder.

MVP Points

3 – Rod Stafford
2 – Nigel Singh
1 – Will Lawrance

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=4&matchid=2110739&gradeid=63_1

4th Grade: RPC 8-163 vs Campbelltown 4-165 @ Raby 2 – Lost by 6 wickets

After skipper David Bourke won the toss and elected to bat, Randy Petes had moved to 1-80 and a competitive score was on the cards with Nikethan Radhakrishnan (35) and Chris Singh (30) doing it well. But when they went there was a middle order collapse with only Kaoser Ahmed (20) showing any resolve. The Ghosts passed the target 4 down in less than 28 overs to take a BONUS POINT. Cooper Smith (2-32 off 7) and Singh (1-12 off 2) did best of the bowlers.

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

MVP Points

3 – Chris Singh
2 – Nikethan Radhakrishnan
1 – Cooper Smith

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=4&matchid=2111092&gradeid=64_1

5th Grade: RPC 168 vs Campbelltown 6-169 @ Kensington Oval – Lost by 4 wickets

It was a rusty start to the season for the Fighting Fives at Kensington Oval, lots of little mistakes added up to a heavy loss at the hands of Campbelltown Camden. After losing the toss and being sent in to bat, Randy Petes struggled to assert any significant pressure on the Ghosts. Despite an outstanding 54 from Shailen Assani, and solid 35 from youngster Vishwas Saini, the Randy Petes’ innings was meagre, suffering from an epidemic of soft dismissals and small partnerships. The innings closed in the 46th over with the score on 168. There were some big-hearted efforts with the ball. Jaya Murdita and Glen Standing tested the top order before Shailen Assani (3-14 off 9.1) and Cameron Fowler (3-51 off 10) shook the Ghosts top and middle order. But, sloppy ground fielding undermined the bowlers and allowed the Ghosts batsmen to chase down the target in the 39th over.
The loss sees the side sitting in 15th position on The David Sherwood Cup ladder.

MVP Points

3 – Shailen Assani
2 – Cameron Fowler
1 – Vishwas Saini

Link to scorecard: http://www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?entityid=4&matchid=2111248&gradeid=668_1

Metro Cup: RPC Green vs UNSW Gold @ Marrickville Oval – Lost by 36 runs

RP Green got their season off to a golden start, as Omair Ali induced a second ball edge behind off the young UNSW opener. The second young opener followed soon after, again edged behind, to have the students 2-down in the first ten, as Omair looked dangerous with just about every ball. A streaky partnership profiting from third man followed before Jack Hopkins and Sahil Sekhon shared a break through each. Both sides toiled in the heat, and while a few deliveries strayed down leg and the odd ball got through the infield, the young Randy Petes kept at it. Green Shield prospects, Mac Jenkins and Tyler Von Der Heyden impressed in the latter overs and at the death to pick up two wickets each and keep the runs down.
Chasing 199 on a Marrickville pitch that had settled down, the third Green Shield prospect, Tom Crawford, batted very impressively in the unfamiliar position of opener to keep out the new ball. While everyone stuck to task, eventually the batsmen got frustrated with the tight UNSW bowling and most contributed to their own downfall, leaving us at 5/70 with 15 overs to go. Each fresh out of the wickets, Omair proceeded to play the innings of the match – one that stood out in both its audacity and clarity of play – thumping the wavering attack all around Marrickville. Ably supported by a fearless innings from Mac, the charge unfortunately proved to come a little too late. Omair’s 63 off 43 balls gave us a good shot but in the end we finished 36 short on a respectable total of 162, nine down.

The loss sees the side sitting in 7th position on the Triforce Sports Metropolitan Cup ladder.

MVP Points

3 – Omair Ali
2 – Mac Jenkins
1 – Tom Crawford

Link to scorecard: http://www.smcc.nsw.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchID=2150240&entityID=2318

 

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