All roads will lead to the famous Sydney Cricket Ground NEXT SUNDAY 1 November when Randwick Petersham takes on Manly-Warringah for a place in the 2015-16 Kingsgrove Sports Twenty 20 Cup Grand Final. The Qualifying Final match will commence at 2.30 pm with the winner playing the winner of the earlier 11 am match between Sydney University and Northern District. The Grand Final will be played that evening at 6.30 pm.

 

Seeking Twenty20 Glory

All roads will lead to the famous Sydney Cricket Ground NEXT SUNDAY 1 November when Randwick Petersham takes on Manly-Warringah for a place in the 2015-16 Kingsgrove Sports Twenty 20 Cup Grand Final. The Qualifying Final match will commence at 2.30 pm with the winner playing the winner of the earlier 11 am match between Sydney University and Northern District. The Grand Final will be played that evening at 6.30 pm.

Daniel Sams continuing his fine form over the weekend

Our boys made the Qualifying Final with a sensational win over Newcastle at Coogee Oval last Sunday. Batting first Newcastle struggled to get the Randy Pete bowlers away aided by some athletic fielding. Daniel Sams with 3-18 off 4 overs was well supported by Soumil Chhibber (1-23 off 4) and Francois Neser (1-21 off 2) while Adam Semple (0-22 off 4), Nathan Price (0-20 off 3) and Sam Doggett (0-20 off 3) also bowled tightly. The best the Novocastrians could do was four sixes and three fours in their score of 127 off 20 overs—small fare for Twenty20 cricket. Sams also took two catches—a caught and bowled and a brilliant outfield snare with the ball “100 metres” in the air and seemingly well over his head.

In the run chase skipper Adam Semple went for just 8 to former NSW Sheffield Shield fast bowler Mark Cameron while Nathan Price followed for 13 with the score on 25. But a 52 run partnership between Anthony Sams (29 off 20 balls) and Alex Kemp (27 off 26) sealed Newcastle’s fate. The in-form Daniel Sams who hit 121 on Saturday, then put the polish on the win with 38 off 18 balls with 3 sixes. One “bomb” off Cameron almost smashed the lavish plate glass windows of the newly constructed Senior Citizens Centre on the western side of the oval. He and Shaun Eaton (14 off 9 balls with one six) remained not out when the winning score of 4-132 was hit after 16.3 overs.

The win was 5 from 5 for the team this season and its 15th out of its last 16 Twenty20 matches. The only loss in that number was in last year’s Qualifying Final at the Sydney Cricket Ground against St George who went on to take out the title. Saints were knocked out of this year’s decider on Sunday losing to Manly at Manly Oval.

It will be a BIG SUNDAY coming up! We have won the Cup twice before—in 2011-12 and 2013-14. Three times in five years would be sensational! Put the date in your diary and come along to support our team at Australia’s most famous cricket ground-the Sydney Cricket Ground from 2.30 pm NEXT SUNDAY!

Lyall Gardner

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