Round 4 Day 2 – 1st to 5th Grades v UNSW (2-Day Games) 

Rounds 3 and 4 – PGS T20 Double Header v Sydney 

Metropolitan Cup v Mosman & UNSW

The Randy Petes’ boys were back in action on Saturday on Day 2 against local rivals UNSW on what was a rainy and cold day across Sydney. First Grade were set for an early start after Day 1 was washed out last week. Whilst Second Grade and Fourth Grade were in strong positions, both Third and Fifth Grades were on the back foot as we looked to maintain our place above the Bees, sitting 15 points ahead of them in the Club Championship in 6th spot. With rain on the day perhaps swinging fortunes wildly in games, there were some unexpected results, including a big come from behind victory.  Metropolitan Cup and PG’s were also  in action with PG’s taking on the Tigers in a T20 double header in what was a jam packed weekend of cricket for the Randy Petes. Find out below who starred on Saturday and Sunday in what was a mixed bag of results. 

 

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550x156 Lefand Group logo1st Grade – UNSW v Randwick Petersham @ Alan Davidson Oval 

Team – A. Sams (c), Eaton (C), Hughes, Sangha, Bohannon,  Semple, Edwards, Tector, Radford, Neser, Ram

Result – Randwick Petersham 3(dec)/264 – 63 Overs (Sangha 100n/o, A. Sams 66, Bohannan 55no, Eaton 42) Drew with UNSW 1/13- 2.3 Overs (Semple 1/4-1.3) 

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First Grade were looking to bounce back from losing both T20 games at Coogee on Sunday when they headed down the road to Alan Davidson Oval for what was now effectively a 120-over One Day game against the Bees. 

Given we didn’t get on at all last week, changes were allowed to be made and there were a few major changes due to injury.  With Captain Alex Kemp having unfortunately torn his hamstring last Sunday, and Riley Ayre having suffered a hand injury, our 1st Grade was looking a vastly different outfit from the one that played the majority of the last couple of seasons. Mitchell Edwards made his debut for the Club at short notice, after coming over from St George. Edwards is a very accurate left arm spinner who has done really well for Saints at 2nd Grade and PG’s level over the past few seasons. 

Also making his debut for the Club was our Irish import, young gun Jack Tector.  He made his first-class debut for Leinster Lightning in the 2017 Inter-Provincial Championship on 5 June 2017. Prior to his Twenty20 debut, he was the captain of Ireland’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. With veteran Nic Warren back from injury, we were able to add some experience is becoming a very young side. 

Whilst the game proved a bit of a fizzer as constant rain breaks and interruptions led to a stale draw, there were a number of impressive individual performances. We clearly got the better of the game having UNSW 1/13 chasing our 3 (dec) for 264 when a final rain break brought an early stumps. Anthony Sams (66) and Sean Eaton (42) both were in blazing touch at the top of the order, with Eaton crashing 7 boundaries at better than  a run a ball, and Sams making a composed 66 from 96 balls in his debut match as Captain. 

However, once again the star proved to be Jason Sangha (100n/o) who completed his second 1st Grade hundred, and the second in the last three matches, as he cruised his way to a century unbeaten. Sangha was all class once again, playing stylishly off front and back foot and really going with things and making it count after getting past his half century. Sangha will play for the Cricket Australia X1 against the English Test Team this week, and is on the verge of a Sheffield Shield call up for NSW this season, such is his rise to prominence. Not to be forgotten, Josh Bohannan (55n/o) continued his strong form, scoring a stylish half century from 85 balls as he was promoted up the batting order to Number 5 and made the most of the opportunity. 

The draw sees the boys pick up 1 point and move to 13 points to be 8th on the competition ladder after 4 rounds. Next week is essentially a must win game at Coogee Oval as we take on the struggling Blacktown Warriors who are yet to register a win and sit last on the competition table. 

JC Travel Professionals MVP Points

3 – Jason Sangha

2 – Anthony Sams

1 – Josh Bohannon

The ‘In Form’ Jason Sangha on his way to his 2nd ton this season!

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BostonMenswear logoPGs Round 3 T20 – Sydney v Randwick  Petersham @ Drummoyne Oval  

Team – Tector, Calder, Sangha (c), Bohannon, Mahony-Brack, James, De Silva, Hart, Mullins+, Jenkins, Kenzie 

Result – Randwick Petersham 4/90 – 10 Overs (Sangha 30, Mahony Brack 30 n/o) Defeated by Sydney 5/94 (Jenkins 2/9-1) – 8.5 Overs

Our Under 21’s side were back in action with a double header against a strong Sydney side at the well presented Drummoyne Oval. Both Jack Tector and Kel Mullins would make their PG’s debut for the Club in what was another very young side to take the field. 

On a rainy weekend in Sydney, where several PG’s games were abandoned completely, it was a credit to the guys at Drummoyne that we were able to get two games on even if this first one was reduced to 10 overs. 

Captain Jason Sangha (30) led from the front, continuing on his great form from the previous day. James Mahony Brack (30) was explosive with the bat having been given an opportunity, having batted well down the order in his debut season in 2nd Grade. 

Unfortunately, the Tigers came out firing with the bat and despite picking up regular wickets we were unable to stem the flow of runs as they reached our total with just over one over to spare, with 5 wickets in hand. Mac Jenkins (2/9-1) managed a double strike in his one over. 

PG’s Round 4 T20 Game 2 – Sydney v Randwick Petersham @ Drummoyne Oval 

Team –  Tector,  Calder, Bohannon (c), James, De Silva, Mahony-Brack, Hart, Montedoro, Mullins, Jenkins, Fox 

Result – Sydney 9/146 – 20 Overs (Montedoro 3/19-3, James 2/22-4, Mahony-Brack 2/23-3) Defeated Randwick Petersham 10/82 – 16.3 Overs (Montedoro 28, Mahony-Brack 24) 

With the boys having adjusted to the wet conditions, we were able to prepare for a full 20-over game in the afternoon fixture, after narrowly going down in the morning. This time the game was a little more one sided, with the strong Tigers’ outfit posting a 64-run victory against our talented yet inexperienced side. Hayden Fox came into the side for the second game with Jason Sangha unavailable. 

The Tigers were always in command of the match, having posted 9/146 from their 20 overs, a good score in wet conditions, and with the outfield slower than usual. In reply, we didn’t bat with the same authority as we did in the first game, as the Tigers turned the screws, picking up wickets from the get go. Eventually we were bowled out in in the 17th over for 82. Ben Montedoro (3/19-3 and 28) had an outstanding all-round game, putting the brakes on the Tigers’ innings with 3 big wickets, as well as some great batting down the order to restore some pride to our innings. James Mahony Brack (2/23-3 and 24) was one of the stand out all-rounders of the day as our young guns continue to show promising signs this season. 

This season will provide plenty of good experience for a young side coming up against some of the best Under 21’s players in the State. We now sit with 1 victory and 3 losses. Our next two games are a T20 double header against St George at Coogee Oval  next Sunday, as we look to get back into finals’ contention. 

sct left2nd Grade – Randwick Petersham v UNSW @ Coogee Oval 

Team – Everett, James, Calder, Hart, Holland (C), De Silva, Standing, Hemphrey, Mahony-Brack, Jenkins 

Result – UNSW 9/298 – 103 Overs (Standing 3/36-20, Jenkins 3/73-33, Mahony-Brack 2/41-16) Defeated Randwick Petersham 10/175 – 64.3 Overs (De Silva 52, Standing 25, Holland 24, Calder 23) 

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Second Grade were gunning for 3-straight victories when they resumed in chase of the Bees 9/298 at Coogee Oval on Day 2 on Saturday. After having toiled away for 103 overs under a baking sun, the boys would have been cursing their luck with rainy, cloudy conditions much more in favour of the bowlers around Sydney on Saturday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be our day as despite some late resistance, we were bowled out for 175 in the final hour of play for the day with the Students claiming a 123-run victory. 

With play interrupted a few times early, the ball nipped around on a fresh Coogee Oval surface and we lost our first 4 wickets relatively cheaply before we had 50 runs on the board. Both Matt Calder (23) and Tom Holland (24) steadied the ship with a nice little partnership, before both were dismissed, just when they looked like they were wrestling back the momentum out way. 

Once again the stand out batsman on the day was Ravin De Silva (52) who is having a barnstorming start to season 2017/2018, scoring his first Second Grade half century here, batting from Number 7. Ravin came in under plenty of pressure, but played in typically stylish fashion, as he looks to be enjoying the extra pace on the ball on offer in 2nd Grade. De Silva and fellow youngster Jack Standing (25) briefly gave us strong hope that we could hold on for a draw, as they put together a partnership for the 8th wicket in fading light. However, the final 3 wickets fell very quickly on what was a frustrating day for Tom Holland’s men. 

The boys now drop to 11th spot with 2 wins from their opening 4 games to start the season. Next week is a crucial game against 13th placed Blacktown at Joe McAleer Oval, as we look to get back up towards the all-important Top 6. 

JC Travel Professionals MVP Points

3 – Mac Jenkins

2 – Rav De Silva

1 – Jack Standing

prsl 250x1253rd Grade – UNSW v Randwick Petersham v @ David Phillips Oval 

Team – King, B Stares (C), Eldridge, Burton, Lyle, Montedoro, Mullins+, McKenzie, N Stares, N.Singh, Tsalikidis

Result – Randwick Petersham 10/161 – 61 Overs (Burton 37, Mullins 30) Defeated UNSW 10/139 – 52.1 Overs (N. Singh 6/32-24, McKenzie 2/61-14, Murdita 1/23-6) 

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Third Grade were big underdogs coming into Day 2 of their match against UNSW at David Phillips Oval. The Students looked to be cruising at 1/64 chasing our fairly moderate 161, with 9 wickets left in hand, and under 100 runs to score on one of the smaller grounds in Sydney. However, no one told our boys, as they produced the story of the day, making a ripping comeback with the ball to bundle UNSW out for just 139 and claim a vital 6 points in the process. 

Ben Stares’ men had their backs to the wall on resuming, but managed to pick up a stunning 9 wickets for just 76 runs, to leave the hosts stunned and set the scene for a thumping rendition of the Randy Petes team song in the David Philips Oval dressing rooms. If you discount the Captain’s one over, Stares was able to rely on just 3 seam bowlers to mount the side’s comeback on a day where rain breaks made it easier for some of our quicks to bowl in longer spells whilst being relatively fresh. Special mention to Jaya Murtdita who pulled off one of the great catches launching himself like a a gazelle from mid on to pluck one from no where for us. 

Once again the star of the day was the ageless Nigel Singh (6/32-24) who picked up a remarkable 6-wicket haul as he continues to dominant Sydney Premier cricket whichever Grade he plays. Like I have said previously, Singh has taken wickets in all 5 Grades over the years and, despite his advancing years, would never look out of place in higher Grades such is his mastery of his craft, with unnerving accuracy and subtle skills that trapped the UNSW batsman rudderless and stifled their run rate completely.  Singh got through 24 overs, conceding under 1.5 runs per over, as he set his sights on winning the points for his team, and increasing his lead as the Club’s overall leading wicket taker in our history. 

Singh was well supported by both Tom Mckenzie (2/61-14) and Jaya Murdita (1/23-6) as both boys managed to gain crucial breakthroughs and bowl at good pace. Captain Stares was a very happy man in the post-game, impressed by the intensity and enthusiasm of his side to not give in despite a rough few weeks. The boys are now back up to 10th place and need to keep the momentum going next round as we take on the winless Blacktown Warriors at Petersham Oval. 

JC Travel Professionals MVP Points

3 – Nigel Singh

2 – Ashley Burton

1 – Kel Mullins

244x121 adina4th Grade – Randwick Petersham v UNSW @ Petersham Oval  

Team – Powell, House, Andonoupulous+, McLoughlin, Schubert+, Frith, Bourke (C), Stafford, Fox, Flanagan, Tyson

Result – UNSW 10/219 – 70 Overs (Flanagan 5/86-22, Tyson 3/53-16) Defeated Randwick Petersham 10/166 – 50.3 Overs (Frith 53n/o, Bourke 40,  Flanagan 20, Shubert 19)

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Fourth Grade resumed on Day 2 looking to make it 4-straight victories to start season 2017/18, in somewhat of a precarious position at 3/11, chasing UNSW’s 219 at Petersham Oval. While the boys were confident of getting the runs, with a deep batting order full of experience and in-form players, the rain around Sydney meant the conditions were much more in favour of the bowling side, than the hot temperatures on Day 1 which made us toil in the field. 

Sadly this was not to be our day, as despite making a good fist of the run chase, we were eventually bowled out for 166 as the Students claimed a 53-run victory with around an hour’s play remaining. Despite the rain, Petersham Oval was in good nick and fit for play as soon as the rain stopped. However, we got off to a nightmare start with John McLoughlin, the class batsman of the side, dismissed to a good ball in the first over of the day. 

At 4/11 there really looked to be no coming back, however Captain David Bourke (40) and Tom Frith (53n/o) had other ideas, as they set about rebuilding the innings in tricky conditions, with the ball swinging around a bit. Bourke has made a habit of digging in at the end, playing an anchor role this season. However he had totally the opposite approach here, bludgeoning 40 from just 50 balls and looking in sparkling touch as the boys put on a 65-run partnership in quick time. However, just when Bourke looked to be cruising to a half century he was stopped in his tracks in what only could be described as an ordinary LBW decision. As a player, you just have to cop those and hope the luck evens up later in the season. 

Karl Schubert (19) played in typically aggressive fashion, however once he and Stafford were dismissed in quick succession, all hope looked lost at 7/102 heading into the tea break. However, after tea Frith batted extremely sensibly with the tail who put up a great fight with Fox (16) and Flanagan (20) giving us real hope that we could achieve a miracle win. Frith showed his class to remain unbeaten with a half century, and will play a key role going forward in the side’s middle order. 

A big thank you to Warren Bourke who helped out with afternoon tea over the past few weeks, as well as finding a few winners at Flemington in-between. Next week the boys will be looking to bounce back as we head to the picturesque surrounds of Jim Henshaw Oval. With Blacktown yet to register a win, Bourkey’s boys will want to claim their 4th win of the season and jump further up from their lofty spot in 5th place on the ladder.  

JC Travel Professionals MVP Points

3 – Padraic Flanagan

2 – Tom Frith

1 – David Bourke

bendigo red 250x1255th Grade – UNSW v Randwick Petersham @ David Phillips Oval  

Team – Crawford, Rushton, Ganesh, Sapariya, Wall (c), Geraghty, Lopes, Sidney (+), Dellar, Sekton, O’Laughlin 

Result – UNSW 6/333 – 80 Overs (Sekton 3/101- 27, Deller 2/42-16) Defeated Randwick Petersham 10/154 – 49.4 Overs 

Fifth Grade really had the task ahead of them this week, chasing a massive 333 put up by the hosts on Day 1 on what was a flat David Phillips Oval. Unfortunately, as was the theme in 4 of the 5 Grade games for us this week, we found ourselves batting on Day 2 in conditions which were much tougher than Day 1 through nothing more than the turning of the weather gods. 

Like most games around Sydney, this game was played in fits and starts, with UNSW getting on top on Day 2 taking wickets at regular intervals to bowl us out for 154 and claim a 179-run victory. Opening batsman Crawford (18) and Number 3 batsman Ganash (15) got the team off to a relatively solid start, before their wickets sparked a collapse. 

There was some excellent lower order resistance with Damien Sidney (55) continuing his blistering form with a fantastic half century in quick time. Sidney is known as a  player that can counter attack from the get go,  so it was no surprise to see him launch his first ball for 6 as he smashed  number of boundaries whilst being well supported by Sekton (16n/o) as the boys salvaged some pride towards the end of the game. Sydney now has back-to-back scores of 83 and 55, and will be in contention for higher grades should he continue his stellar form. 

Next week is a big game for this young and developing side, with a matchup with another winless side in Blacktown back at Kensington Oval. Both sides will be desperate to get off the bottom of the table so it should be a highly competitive match. 

JC Travel Professionals MVP Points

3 – Damian Sidney

2 – Sahil Sekhon

1 – Alex Deller

rsz lau marrickville logoMetropolitan Cup – Randwick Petersham Green  v Mosman @ Kensington – Day 2

Team – Stewart (c), Jastrzab, Bhavsar (+), Genner, Sherriff, Robertson, Jedwood, C De Silva, Coovre, Whalebone, Mohan, W Deller, Segal

Result – Mosman 10/186 – 74.4 Overs (Coovre 3/24, Genner 2/38) drew with Randwick Petersham Green 2/130 – 63 Overs (Segal 73*, Stewart 23)

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Miserable weather and top-soiled outfield conspired against a confident Green team in the quest for their first win of the season. After a delayed start shaved 12 off overs of play. Josh Segal came in and with captain/CEO John Stewart made slow but steady progress in torpid conditions. Runs and wickets were difficult to come by, but neither batsman were willing to blink, after an opening burst from Spartan MD Kunal Sharma yielded no wickets. The lingering showers dropped by after 24 overs of play with the score on 46 for no loss.

Tea and 8 over lost left the team with 141 to get in 36 overs. The big skip fell for a patient 23 pushing the pace in a 74 run stand, but Segal was just kicking on. Having grown in confidence through out, shots started finding the gaps, 2s became 3s and along came a maiden half century for the club. Another wicket fell to old wily fox in Jay Patel, and play finally finished at 2/130 at nearly 7pm, Segal not out on 73. With quicker outfield and 20 overs more, a win would have been well in reach. Positively, the young squad is showing signs of gelling and coming together as a team. 

JC Travel Professionals MVP Points

3 – Josh Segal

2 – John Stewart

1 – Alexis Coovre

rsz lau marrickville logoMetropolitan Cup – Randwick Petersham Gold v UNSW Gold @ David Phillips South – Day 2

Team – Coovre (c), Jastrzab, Bhavsar (+), Sherriff, Robertson, C De Silva, Mohan, Crawford, Hinds, Coombs, S Singh

Result – UNSW Gold 10/299 – 65.3 Overs (Hinds 4/53) drew with Randwick Petersham Gold 2/38 – 12 Overs

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No play was possible on the second day of the Sunday match at David Phillips South, as the previous night’s rain put paid to any positive result. The pitch reveal showed a mud cake on a good length and underneath the left-arm openers follow-through. The students reluctantly gave up the driver’s seat and hands were shaken prudently at 12.15pm. But the Golds won’t be escaping UNSW for long, as the other metro side awaits them next round. 

JC Travel Professionals MVP Points

3 – Denis Hinds

2 – Alexis Coovre

1 – Jeremy Jastrzab

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