Anthony Sams

Randwick Petersham Cricket Snippets—after 8 rounds

1st Grade

  • * Anthony Sams (feature image) passed 5,000 NSW Premier Cricket career runs when he scored 22 against Wests at Pratten in round 4
  • * David Warner’s 157 against Wests at Pratten in round 4 was only the second time a player has had two scores of 150 plus in the same season
  • * Soumil Chhibber’s 108 against Wests was his first century for the club and took his 1st Grade runs total past 1,500
  • * The centuries by Warner and Chhibber against Wests was the eighth time two centuries had been scored in the same innings in 1st Grade
  • * The 206 for the 3rd wicket by Warner and Soumil Chhibber against Wests in round 4 was just 11 short of the 2016-17 record of 217 set by Anthony Sams and Jake Scicluna
  • * After four rounds of Belvidere Cup matches David Warner had scored 312 runs at an average of 109.7
  • * Daniel Bell-Drummond was the second player to score a century on debut for the club and in 1st Grade when he made 106 against Sutherland at Coogee. The first was Joe Hill who made 123* against UNSW at Village Green in 2002-03
  • * Bell-Drummond’s first scoring shot in his first match was a six over mid-wicket from a second-ball full toss
  • * Eight bowlers were used in Hawkesbury’s mammoth 377 innings with the eighth, David Warner, the most successful with 2-48 off 12 overs
  • * In the score of 8-355 against Hawkesbury, the team hit a massive 51 boundaries, 25 more than the 26 against Wests
  • * Riley Ayre’s 87 (192) was his best score since joining the club while his 14 fours was the most by any player this season
  • * The defeat of North Sydney in the T20 match at North Sydney Oval by 9 wickets was the team’s third win by that margin and the third victory over Norths in three matches of that format
  • * The T20 win over North Sydney was the eighth successive victory over that club since they won in 2011-12
  • * The 10 wickets T20 win over UNSW (0-155 TO 7-151cc) was a new winning margin record for the club in the T20 comp
  • * In the T20 win over UNSW, 110 of the total of 0-155 by David Warner and Daniel Bell-Drummond came from 6s and 4s
  • * Adam Semple’s 4-20 off 4 overs in the T20 v UNSW was his best in that form of the game
  • * In each of his 5 innings in T20, David Warner scored 63 (32 balls), 54 (48), 81 (49), 76 (51) and 62 (60)—total 336 (240)—a new record aggregate for the club passing Adam Semple’s 269 in 2014-15
  • * After being 2-92 Gordon lost 8-62 in the first dig and their last 5 for 93 in the second to lose outright
  • * The outright win over Gordon was the team’s 9th in 18 seasons and the 6th after leading on the first innings
  • * In 3 Belvidere Cup innings Daya Singh has made 4*, 62*(69 balls with 4×4 and 2×6 v Gordon) and 0
  • * In the loss to Parramatta in round 8, the 21 runs by Riley Ayre was the highest score in both sides (with the exception of Eels skipper Nicholas Bertus who made 101 and was clearly the difference between the teams). There were 7 ducks
  • * In 8 rounds of Belvidere Cup and 5 of T20 Cup, David Warner has scored 799 runs (463 Belvidere; 336 T20)
  • * With his 4-36 against Parramatta, Adam Semple passed 300 wickets for the club (now 301) while he has 299 in 1st Grade

 

2nd Grade

  • * The seven match winning sequence comprising the four wins in the last four rounds the previous season plus the first three this summer, was second only to 2002-03 when the side strung together nine wins on the trot
  • * Matt Calder’s 122* against Hawkesbury in round 6 was his third ton in four rounds in 2nd Grade and was the first time any player had scored three centuries in 2s in the same season
  • * Matt Calder’s 2nd Grade batting average after round 5 was 272, after round 6 was 394 and 7 round is 446 at 223
  • * Sutherland looked a chance at 3-130 chasing our 5-286 in round 5 but lost their last 7 wickets for just 69
  • * The outright win over Hawkesbury was the teams’ ninth in our 18 seasons and the first since 2012-13. It was also the first time we have beaten Hawkesbury outright despite having a win ratio of 11 to 4 from the 15 matches against them
  • * The team’s 34 competition points was the highest ever achieved after 6 rounds, surpassing the 25 in 2007-08

 

3rd Grade

  • * The team only batted first once (round 7) in the first 8 rounds
  • * Sutherland were cruising at 3-182 chasing our 206 in round 5 but lost 5-17 to be 8-199 before sneaking through with 6 balls remaining
  • * Openers Dylan Powell and Ben Montedoro collided mid-pitch against Sutherland causing a smashed helmet and an injury for Ben
  • * In round 7 v Gordon, Ben Stares brought up his 100th game for the club
  • * Wicketkeeper Dylan Powell completed 4 dismissals (3 caught; one stumped) against Gordon with no byes conceded
  • * After being 0-77, the 10 Gordon wickets were taken for the addition of 65 and a final total of 142
  • * The win over Gordon was the team’s first for five seasons against that club having lost the previous four clashes
  • * The loss in round 8 was the teams fifth in a row to Parramatta. We last beat them in 2010-11

 

4th Grade

  • * Wicket-keeper Fabian Heaton snared 7 catches (3 & 4) in the two innings of Western Suburbs in round 4
  • * In the round 5 LO match Sutherland put on an undefeated 171 for the third wicket to win by 8 wickets
  • * The 8 wickets loss to Sutherland was the worst wickets defeat since Gordon won by 9 wickets in 2014-15
  • * The win over Hawkesbury was the teams’ 12th in our 15 matches against them
  • * The hat-trick by Luke Radford against Hawkesbury was the first against that club in 4th Grade. It was also the seventh in 4th Grade and the 14th for the club in all Grade matches
  • * After being 3-224 chasing Gordon’s 275 in round 7, we lost 7-27 to lose by 24 runs
  • * Playing Gordon, off-spinner Liam O’Loughlin bowled 25 successive overs for a 3-83 return
  • * The second wicket partnership of 151 between Luca Lopes (102) and Neale Crawford (46) was 22 short of the record of 173 set in 2003-04 by Steve Clarke and David Bourke. Both Luca and Neale were caught by the same fielder off the same bowler on the same score (153)
  • * At 17 years of age Luca Lopes was the youngest to score a century (102), the fifth against Gordon in 4th Grade
  • * Against Gordon, both opening bats were out in a non-traditional way–stumped by Kaoser Ahmed
  • * Being dismissed for 36 playing Parramatta in round 8 at Merrylands Oval created a new low score record for the team, the previous lowest being in 2014-15 against University of NSW when the side was out for 38. Parramatta passed the target of 36 none down before declaring at 5-184. Their first wicket fell at 87. This was also the second time 4th Grade had been defeated by 10 wickets in a single innings and equalled the club record. The first loss by this margin occurred in round 1 against St George
  • * In the total of 36 against Parramatta there were 5 ducks while Luca Lopes made 16 of the 29 runs which came off the bat

 

5th Grade

  • * Carly Leeson showed her versatility against Wests sending down 8 overs of medium pace and 8 of off-spin to take 3-34
  • * In the first 8 rounds, the side batted second 7 times. The only time they batted first was when sent in by North Sydney
  • * Only one toss was won in the first 8 rounds
  • * Of the eight wickets lost by Gordon in round 7, three were caught by Adam Lee
  • * In Chris Singhs’ first innings with the club since 2016-17, he hit a trademark six and three fours in making 21
  • * Skipper Fabian Heaton came in to bat at 3-74 v Gordon (8-300d) and was still there on 66* to draw the game with 8-220

 

Metro

  • * There were 10 debutants across the two teams in Round 1, with both teams emulating results from Round 1 2016/17 with a pair of wins. After losing by 186 run in the opening round last season against reigning premiers Penrith, the Green team reversed the result with a 7 wicket win. The Gold team chased down Balmain’s 269 to hit a higher score than any hit last season – 3-270.
  • * Akther Hussain hit 53*, took 2-31 and shared an unbeaten 109-run partnership with Vivek Mahajan (49*) to cap off a memorable debut at Marrickville Oval in Round 1. Peter Iosifidis hit 66 on debut at Petersham in Round 1, sharing in a 154-run stand for the 2nd wicket with Neale Crawford (71).
  • * In Round 2, Akther Hussain hit 109* against Georges River Stingrays at Bland Oval, and shared a record 6th wicket partnership with Jack Gibson (67*) of 166*, beating the previous record of 118 by Ben Chaplin and Nick Pryde in 2004-05. Jack followed up his knock with 4-18 with the ball. Joel Wilson continued the promising trend for debutants, taking 4-26 and scoring 21* to help the team to a 4 wicket win against Eastern Suburbs at Marrickville Oval in Round 2.
  • * Despite losing their round 4 clash with Metro Cup newcomers North West Sydney, the Green team took 5-3 at one stage to reduce the hosts from 1-86 to 6-89 in pursuit of 135.
  • * Playing for Gold in their round 5 clash against Gordon, James Apostalakis has an illustrious first wicket to his name – Gordon head coach Trevor Chappell for 8.
  • * Sayem Sultan and Akther Hussain cleaned up Georges River Sharks in Round 6 with 64* and 3-12, 53* and 4-20 respectively and an unbeaten 120-run partnership for the 3rd
  • * For the first time in 4 season, Gold skipper and club CEO John Stewart rolled the arm over at Waverley Oval in Round 6 against Easts. With 0-17 off 2 overs, it was not the fairy tale return that one could have hoped for.
  • * Round 7 for Gold against Penrith at Rance Oval marked John Stewart’s 200th match for Randwick Petersham. Green played all but 8 balls available in the two day match against Mosman in their one wicket thrilling victory, where at one stage all four results were possible.
  • * Round 8 for Green against Georges River Sharks at Snape Park marked Jeremy Jastrzab’s 100th match for Randwick Petersham. Akther Hussain took the spoils against his favourite opponent though, with 6-35 to help defend 124. Gold beat Blacktown at Kensington by 5 wickets on the back of Mitchell O’Loughlin’s best figures for the club, 6-36. Most notably, Gold agreed to play the match across 120 on the second week to ensure a game went ahead and that Blacktown didn’t have to forfeit.
  • * Round 9 for Green, William Grills helped stave off an outright defeat with a powerful 74 in the second innings in difficult batting conditions at Marrickville Park against Sydney University.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lyall Gardner

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