We play the Club Championship leaders Sutherland who are on 540 points. After our round against Fairfield-Liverpool netted a solitary win we have slumped to 15th—236 points behind the Sharks. We need to get our skates on if we are to figure in the CC this season. But after our big win in the Kingsgrove Sports Twenty20 Cup comp last Sunday, the club—not just 1st Grade—is on a high. This could be the round we bounce back.

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we play the Club Championship leaders Sutherland who are on 540 points. After our round against Fairfield-Liverpool netted a solitary win we have slumped to 15th—236 points behind the Sharks. We need to get our skates on if we are to figure in the CC this season. But after our big win in the Kingsgrove Sports Twenty20 Cup comp last Sunday, the club—not just 1st Grade—is on a high. This could be the round we bounce back.

1st GRADE is at Petersham: It’s a close competition with 10 teams on 18 points and placed from 5th to 14th on quotient. We are 7th and Sutherland are 10th. Fairfield-Liverpool, who we beat last game by 196 runs – one of our biggest winning margins—are on 19 in 4th. It will be an interesting game this round as Sutherland have the 17 years old “mystery spinner” Devlin Malone who Shane Watson says he can’t “pick” his wrong-un. Malone took all 10 wickets in an innings against 2nd Grade premiers Sydney Uni. And took 6-42 last round in 1st Grade. However, we have an impressive batting record so far this season. In five completed innings the side has been bowled out only once with 9-201 its lowest score and 348 its highest. Our record against Sutherland is so-so with 10 wins and 8 losses. They beat us by one run last season which cost us a place in the finals. And it’s a big welcome back to Jake Wilson who returns from injury this round. James Psarakis remains on duty with the NSW under 19 team and will be available on day 2 only.

2nd GRADE is at Glenn McGrath: Our record against the Sharks is only 3 wins to their 6. However, we beat them by 145 runs last season at Petersham. This summer they are well in front in the comp. with two outrights as well as two first innings wins. We are 15th with two wins. Henry Thornton is unavailable day 2 due to a commitment with the Melbourne Stars Big Bash team.

3rd GRADE plays at Coogee: One of our two wins against Sutherland was last season when we won 205 to 190 at Sutherland Oval. And while we have only had the one win this season (19th position) they are not that far ahead with three (9th). They have six wins against us.

4th GRADE is at Sutherland: A great fight-back last week to stall off Fairfield who had hit a record score against us. We’ll need some of that fight this round as Sutherland are 3rd on 25 points while we are 12th on 12. Historically the two sides are pretty even with the Sharks leading us 7 wins to 6 with one drawn. We’ve lost the last two and only made 66 last year at Coogee.

5th GRADE plays at Kensington: 5s have the best record against the Sharks with 6 wins and 2 draws from 12 clashes. We won last season by 4 wickets at Tonkin Oval, Cronulla. They’re running 2nd on 29 points this year with us 14th on 12.

Metropolitan Cup from Jeremy Jastrzab: Optimism turned into heartbreak on day 2 of round 6, as neither Metro team was able to push home the advantages that they had set up for themselves on day 1. But with a new day comes a new round, a new opportunity to get on the board. Gold returns to the scene of their first victory this season, Snape Park, to take on an improving Blacktown outfit. With the batting looking better than it has in years, Gold just need to find a way to close out the game. Coming off a one wicket loss to Georges River, Green finally return home to Marrickville after 4 rounds on the road. And they get to make up for any mistakes from the last round by taking on Georges River, again. Both sides are looking forward to an infusion of Green Shield talent, with school cricket having finished for the year.

 

Randwick Petersham Milestones to end of round 6.

200 Games: John McLoughlin and Nigil Singh have now registered their 200th game for the club
175 1st Grade Games: Adam Semple has passed this mark and is now on 185 games
125 1st Grade Games: Nathan Price has moved past this mark and is now up to 133 games
100 2nd Grade Games: John McLoughlin now has 103
4,500 club runs: Adam Semple now has 4,527
2,500 club runs: Chris Singh now has 2,521
2,000 club runs: Karl Schubert now has 2,039;
1,500 club runs: Kushaal Ram now has 1,588
3,500 1st Grade runs: Nathan Price now has 3,571
2,000 1st Grade runs: Anthony Sams now has 2,234
1,500 1st Grade runs: Daniel Sams now has 1,551
1,000 1st Grade runs: Jake Scicluna now has 1,109
100 1st Grade wickets: Daniel Sams now has 115
1,000 3rd Grade runs: Barton Lynch now has 1,015
3,000 4th Grade runs: David Bourke now has 3,009
2,000 4th Grade runs: Chris Singh now has 2,017
150 Metro Cup Games: John Stewart now has played 151
4,500 Metro Cup runs: George Frazakis now has 4,519

Getting Close!
• Had John McLoughlin got those extra 2 runs last round to give him a century instead of finishing on 98 not out, he would have equalled Usman Khawaja’s total of 5,620 runs – the club record. As it is, just 3 more will give him the lead.
• Nigil Singh was the first to 300 wickets and he looks like being the first to 400 as he now has 393. Just 7 to get.
• Nigil Singh now has 123 games in 3rd Grade needing 2 for 125
• Nigil Singh now has 220 3rd Grade wickets needing 6 for 225
• Tom Holland has 1,985 runs—15 to get 2,000.
• Adam Semple has 4,403 1st Grade runs—97 to make 4,500
• Adam Semple has 194 1st Grade wickets—6 to get the 200
• Jake Wilson has 192 1st Grade wickets—8 needed for 200
• Nathan Price has 96 1st Grade wickets—4 more for 100
• Anthony Sams has 218 wicketkeeping dismissals in 1st Grade—7 to get 225
• Adam Lee has 992 runs in Metro Cup—8 short of 1,000
Career Stats
• Alex Sciascia now has 5,979 Grade Cricket runs (Pete-Marr. & RPC) —21 to get for 6,000.
• Chris Singh now has 395 Grade wickets — needs just 5 for 400

Lyall Gardner
Club Historian

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