From the Pavilion Round 3 Day 2 vs Sydney Uni

With wins in 1st, 4th and 5th Grade, Randy Petes moved up to 12th on the Club Championship ladder with 156 points, trailing leaders St George (267 points).

Randy Pete has also finished undefeated at the top of the Sydney Sixers Conference at the end of the four Kingsgrove Sports Twenty 20 Cup preliminary matches. We will play Newcastle in a Semi-Final at Coogee Oval NEXT SUNDAY at 2.30pm.

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With wins in 1st, 4th and 5th Grade, Randy Petes moved up to 12th on the Club Championship ladder with 156 points, trailing leaders St George (267 points).

Randy Pete has also finished undefeated at the top of the Sydney Sixers Conference at the end of the four Kingsgrove Sports Twenty 20 Cup preliminary matches. We will play Newcastle in a Semi-Final at Coogee Oval NEXT SUNDAY at 2.30pm.


1st Grade: RPC 8-306 (dec) vs Sydney University 166 @ Sydney University 1 – Won by 140 runs

Declaring at 8-306, the Randy Petes went to work immediately having the Students in trouble at 3-60 with the key wickets of Mail and Carters falling to skipper Adam Semple (2-20 from 14 overs). From this point Sydney University were never in the hunt, as Daniel Sams (2-22 from 15 overs), Sam Doggett (2-21 from 8 overs) and Soumil Chhibber (2-36 from 8.3 overs) all showed good form to close the book on the Students at 166 after 68.3 overs.

The win sees the side now sitting in 6th position on The Belvidere Cup ladder.

MVP Points
3 – Jake Scicluna
2 – Soumil Chhibber
1 – Adam Semple

Link to scorecard:


Kingsgrove Sports Twenty 20 Cup – Ladies Day Round-Up Sunday 18 October 2015

A day of power-batting at Coogee Oval last Sunday when our boys hit 405 runs in two games including a total of 28 sixes and 16 fours! Our opponents in both games added to the entertainment with 15 sixes and 21 fours – a total of 43 sixes and 37 fours for the day!

In the 10.30 am game against North Sydney Randwick Petersham hit it’s highest-ever score in this competition to finish with a massive 4-217 off the allotted 20 overs. Batting first, skipper Adam Semple who called correctly at the toss opened up and smashed 68 from 48 balls with 4 sixes and 4 fours. But the highlight of the innings came from big-hitting Alex Kemp who peppered the surrounding streets with 81 off just 33 balls in 40 minutes. He hit 7 balls over the fence and 4 fours. Daniel Sams added to the fun with 23 off just 8 balls with 3 sixes.

In the run chase the shell-shocked North Sydney were never in the hunt managing just 8-147 to go down by 60 runs, a huge margin in 20-20 cricket. The Randwick Petersham bowling was as brilliant as the fielding allowing Norths no latitude. Six of the 7 bowlers used took wickets with Sams (2-24 off 4 overs which also brought up his 100th 1st Grade wicket for the club), Semple (2-32 off 4) and Jack Preddey 1-4 off one over returning best figures.

RPC defeated North Sydney 4-217 to 8-147 by 60 runs

Link to scorecard:

In the 2.30 pm afternoon match against Sydney, Semple again called correctly before being run-out for one. But it was the Nathan Price show as he absolutely belted the attack to all parts of nearby Coogee streets as he brought up a huge 101 off 54 balls in 51 minutes with an amazing 9 sixes and 3 fours! Anthony Sams (32 off 30 with one six and 2 fours) and Alex Kemp (37 off 22 with 2 sixes and 2 fours) kept the score ticking and after 20 overs Sydney were chasing an impressive 188.

When the Sydney dynamo Daniel Smith was dropped on 5 he chanced his arm and after a few overs the visitors were on–track at around 10 runs an over. But only opener Mosca (33 off 17 balls) offered any real support against a spirited attack which forced Sydney to fall behind the required run-rate. And when Smith was run-out after his batting partner knocked a bowling-end stump out of the ground enabling Semple to remove the remaining bail, it was all over for the black-caps. Young spinner Soumil Chhibber bowled beautifully to finish with 2-16 off 3 overs while Semple was brilliant at “the death” to end up with 1-27 off 4 tight overs.

RPC defeated Sydney 5-188 to 6-170 by 18 runs
Link to scorecard:

Apart from the amazing cricket it was a Ladies Day to remember with Coogee Oval a blaze of pink during the break between matches with the Sydney Sixers running coaching clinics for local children while sponsors signs and marquees adorned the perimeter. With a good crowd in attendance we were also able to provide support for the club’s two charities Bears of Hope (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support) and Soldier-On (Helping Our Wounded Warriors).

2nd Grade: RPC 229 vs Sydney University 5-231 @ Coogee Oval – Lost by 5 wickets

With the Students resuming at 1-18, Randy Petes had all the running, with Francois Neser (3-53 from 18.3 overs) and Barry McCarthy (2-41 from 15 overs) leading the way to have the scoreboard reading 4-50. However, a partnership from the experienced Uni pair of Hope and Miller saw the game slip away from the Randy Petes, with the Students ending up 5 down when the target was achieved.

The loss sees the side drop to 14th on The Abert Cup ladder.

MVP Points

3 – Francois Neser
2 – Barry McCarthy
1 – Sam Wood

Link to scorecard:


3rd Grade: RPC 258 vs Sydney University 3-261 @ St Pauls College – Lost by 7 wickets

The 3rd Grade boys knew they would have to bowl well in batting friendly conditions at St Pauls, an early strike to James Tyson (1-47 from 17 overs) saw RPC in with a sniff, but the Students strong middle order had all the luck, and despite the best efforts of skipper Rod Stafford (2-88 from 18 overs), were able to get the runs 3 down after 74.1 overs.

The loss sees the side sitting in 18th position on The Mitchell Cup ladder.

MVP Points

3 – Bart Lynch
2 – Kushaal Ram
1 – Karl Schubert

Link to scorecard:


4th Grade: RPC 227 vs Sydney University 156 @ Petersham Oval – Won by 71 runs

With the Sydney Uni batting line up having been on fire in the opening rounds, the Randy Petes bowling unit knew they would have to work hard to get the 6 points on a flat Petersham Oval deck. An early strike to Nigel Singh (1-24 from 13 overs) got RPC on the front foot, and from there the old ‘House Of Pain’ squeeze was put into effect with the support of the Randy Petes Barmy Army on the hill several cans deep. The Students had no answer, with Shailen Assani (4-23 from 15 overs) showing his class and skipper David Bourke even picking up a run out (the unlucky batsmen was last sighted heading straight to his car, announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket on the way….), while young leg spinner Kyri Tsalikidis (4-77) bowled a Rod Stafford type spell of 19 overs straight to blow the Students away for 156 after 57.3 overs.

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

MVP Points

3 – Shailen Assani
2 – Kyri Tsalikidis
1 – Oshanka Perera

Link to scorecard:


5th Grade: RPC 210 vs Sydney University 176 @ Camperdown Oval – Won by 34 runs

It was a glorious victory for the Fighting Fives on Saturday at Camperdown Oval. The tactical batting collapse late last Saturday exposed the University of Sydney’s top order to the likes of G. Standing, J. Standing and Fowler. Resuming at 3-10 there was much hope in the Randy-Petes’ change room. The bowlers kept their focus and regular wickets were taken. However, despite some very tight bowling from Jack Standing, Shohel Khan and Jack Hopkins, the Students’ run-rate was a constant source of pressure and they were making their way to the target of 211 quickly. The match was very much in the balance in the half hour approaching the tea break. The Students had two GPS boys at the crease so it was time for the old School Master to dust off the cane and give them six of the best. With both said batsmen losing their wickets either side of the tea break to Siddall (2-25 from 4 overs), the remaining students’ batsmen were no match for the craft of Fowler (2-39 from 9 overs) and Glen Standing who finished with an impressive 5-41 off 17 overs.


Glen Standing

The win sees the side sitting in 11th position on The David Sherwood Cup ladder.

Luis Siddall – 5th Grade Captain

MVP Points

3 – Glen Standing
2 – Ed House
1 – Luis Siddall

Link to scorecard:


Metro Cup: Sydney University 201 vs RPC Gold 108 @ Kensington Oval – Lost by 93 runs

McDonagh and Jastrzab resumed Day 2 and batted with patience seeing off a number of the Student’s attack. McDonagh was the aggresor (44) and was bitterly disappointed not to go on. On a slow pitch he showed great patience and punished the bowlers when they strayed off line. Jastrzab dropped anchor at the other end, scoring his first run off the 37th ball faced. Barua (11) played with solid defence, aggressive strokes and running before falling LBW to see the scoreboard reading 2-60. Sidney (15) upped the scoring before falling to a great catch at gully to make it 4-87. Though Gold scored slowly it was interesting that the Students were quiet with only periodic chat.

Stewart (11) & Boyns saw Gold through to tea at 5/94. Boyns fell early after the break and left the skipper to bat with a long tail which wagged but struggled to tick over the score. All out for 108 after 60 overs in a disappointing loss but the team can take heart that we batted for 60+ overs making the Students work for the win.
The loss sees the side sitting in 7th position on the Triforce Sports Metropolitan Cup ladder.

John Stewart – RPC Gold Skipper

MVP Points

3 – Dale McDonough
2 – Charith De Silva
1 – Sam Boyns

Link to scorecard:


Metro Cup: Penrith 7-262 (dec) vs RPC Green 98 & 3-71 @ Snape Park – Lost by 164 runs

Green arrived at Snape Park with justified optimisim in their pursuit of Penrith’s 262, needing and even 250 off 80 overs to knock off the regining champs. George Frazakis and Alexis Coovre gave a solid start, but a flurry of wickets to a disciplined and varied bowling attack left the Greens 5/37. Bala Mohan and newcomer Sunny Mehta dropped anchor and steadied the ship till tea.

Once Sunny was dismissed, the cats smelt blood and cleaned up afterwards, with Bala the last man out for a valiant 29, the total at 98. Penrith again showed they are front runners in this competition. Thinking they could take us out again in 28 overs, Penrith sent us back in to bat. The Greens made a much better fist of it the second time around, finishing at 3/71. Sunny capped off a great debut with 39 not out and comeback kid Joe Harrison chipped in 22.

The loss sees the side sitting in 11th position on the Triforce Sports Metropolitan Cup ladder.

Jeremy Jastrzab – RPC Green Manager

MVP Points

3 – Bala Mohan
2 – Mark Wall
1 – Sunny Mehta

Link to scorecard:


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