New records and other items of interest after the first 5 rounds – by Lyall Gardner
Leading the team in round 1 at 20 years 20 days, Jason Sangha became the club’s youngest 1st Grade captain
In the T20 match against UNSW the 1st Grade team smashed a new record score of 5-241cc including 22 fours and 14 sixes (total 172). This overtook the previous best of 4-217 made against North Sydney in 2015-16. The winning margin of 154 runs was also a new record surpassing the win by 70 runs in that same match against North Sydney
The 5th wicket partnership of 118 between 18 year old Luca Lopes and 16 year old Vivek Mahajan against St George in the Poidevin-Gray competition last Sunday was a new record. It passed the old mark of 110 set two years ago by Matthew Calder and Joe Hart
The 2nd wicket partnership of 178 between Steve Doheny and Sounil Chhibber in 2nd Grade against Fairfield-Liverpool at Coogee last Saturday was a new record. The previous best was 126 set 15 years ago in 2004-05 by Matthew Taylor and David Mitchell
Riley Ayre’s 5-14 in the T20 match against UNSW was the first time any bowler had taken 5 wickets in a T20 match
The 1st Grade opening partnership of 149 in round 1 v Wests by Will Affleck and Shaun Eaton contained 10 sixes with each hitting five. Will Affleck’s first boundary shot for his new club was a six
The 7-347 scored by 1st Grade to defeat Gordon was the seventh time we have scored more than 300 against that club. It was also the second-best chase to win against that club with the best the 3-357 in 2009-10 to pass their 9-354
The 7-430 scored against Penrith in round 4 (including 50 fours and 8 sixes) was the club’s second highest total falling one run short of the 6-431 made against NDs in 2016-17. It was also the first time we have passed 300 against Penrith
The defeat of Sydney University by 10 wickets was the greatest winning margin by 2nd Grade over that club
The 219 runs defeat by Sydney University in 3rd Grade was the team’s second worst losing margin by runs in a single innings and also its sixth successive loss against that club.
The loss to Penrith in round 4 was the first time 3rd Grade had lost its first 4 matches
The 4th Grade loss to Penrith was the sixth loss to that club since we last beat them in 2013-14
On day 1 of the 3rd round v Gordon it was obviously a good day for batting. Across the five grades a total of 1,499 runs were scored—1,181 by Gordon and 318 by Randwick Petersham
There have been three centuries so far this season–Jason Sangha 138 (1st Grade); Soumil Chhibber 111 (2nd); Kel Mullins 124* (4th). And five 90s–Daniel Bell Drummond 93 and 93 (1st Grade); Matt Everett 94 (2nd); Stephen Doheny 92 (2nd) and Jackson Eldridge 92 (3rd).
There have been four hauls of 5 wickets or better: Luke Radford 6-42 (2nd); Riley Ayre 5-14 (1st); Bailey Kenzie 5-90 (3rd) and Mitchell Winslade 5-87 (4th)
Dan Sams brought up 3,000 runs for the club in 1st Grade during the course of his 83 v Manly in the T20 competition
Shaun Eaton brought up 3,000 runs for the club in 1st Grade when he made 8 against Fairfield-Liverpool last Saturday and 2,500 in 1st Grade when he made 28 against UNSW in the round 4 T20 match
Adam Semple brought up 5,500 runs for the club during the course of his 65 in the T20 match against Sydney at Coogee
John Stewart brought up 1,000 runs for the club during the course of his 45 against Gordon in Round 4 of the Metropolitan Cup. That score is also his highest for the club.
Father and son combination, Ramakanth Rajagopal and Atharv Ramakanth took the field for Randwick Petersham Gold in their Metropolitan Cup clash against Sydney University at Snape Park in Round 6 – it was their first and 2nd matches for the club respectively. Earlier in Round 4, Roy Robinson substituted in the field for son, Max, at Marrickville Oval against Blacktown Mounties.
Randwick Petersham Cricket Club came into being on 19 July 2001 when two of Sydney’s oldest and most successful cricket clubs, Randwick and Petersham-Marrickville, decided to amalgamate.
The club competes in the NSW Premier Cricket Competition in Grades 1-5, as well as U21 Poidevin Gray, U16 Green Shield and the “6th Grade” Metro Cup competitions.
Our home grounds are Coogee Oval, Petersham Oval, Kensington Oval, Marrickville Oval and Snape Park.
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