2019-20 saw a number of Outstanding Performances across the Grades. Look back and celebrate our players achievements with bat and ball.
Outstanding Performance 1: Against local rivals, Easts, Daniel Bell-Drummond scored his second ton of 2019-20 for the Randy Petes at Coogee Oval. His innings of 103 was the backbone of First Grade’s innings of 310 leading to a 5 run win.
DBD made the return to Sydney from Kent County Cricket Club after strong performances in 2018-19 & finished the season with these enviabe returns. In all formats: 16 matches, 841 runs, two centuries & 6 half centuries at an average of 52.56. In his first 6 innings he didn’t score below 50!!
Outstanding Performance 2: All-rounder Dan Sams had a record-breaking year with the ball in BBL09 for the Sydney Thunder finishing as the Gold Cap winner with 30 wickets.
Check out all of Samsy’s 30 wickets courtesy of Sydney Thunder at https://www.sydneythunder.com.au/video/sams-wickets/2020-02-03
Outstanding Performance 3: 2019-20 was Kel Mullins breakthrough year with the Randy Petes amassing 457 runs at 45.70 in all Grades including 2 tons. In the Rd 11 4th Grade match v Ghosts Cricket Kel Mullins opened the innings and at its conclusion was unconquered on 125 out of a total of 4-290. It was his second ton of the season following 124* v Gordon District Cricket Club in Rd 3.
Interesting Fact: Mullo has scored 4 tons for the Randy Petes (including one on the 2017 Eng/Ire tour) and each time he has remained unbeaten!!
Outstanding Performance 4: It was the Clash of the Titans at Coogee Oval in Rd 3 of the Kingsgrove Sports Centre T20 Cup when Randwick Petersham faced Manly-Warringah District Cricket Club boasting former Cricket South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel.
In pursuit of 160 all-rounder Dan Sams entered at 2-26 and in 70 destructive minutes hit the bowlers to all corners of Coogee, including the adjoining streets, with 58 runs in boundaries (7 x 4s and 5 x 6s). One six off Morkel was still on the up as it crashed into the second floor window of the Pro-Dive shop at the southern end. Samsy & Stephen Doheny put on 55 for the 7th wicket to ensure the target was chased in 16.5 overs.
Outstanding Performance 5: In the Round 3 clash v Gordon District Cricket Club Jackson Eldridge stood tall with 92 in a 3 hour stay at the crease with 13 boundaries and was unlucky to fall short of a deserved ton.
Jacko had a rich season with the bat in 2nd and 3rd Grade with 401 runs at 33. He even made a long-awaited return with the ball claiming 1-18 in the above match.
Outstanding Performance 6: Stephen Doheny spent the summer with the Randy Petes as part of the Cricket Ireland Official Overseas Scholarship Programme. After a fine start to his time in Sydney with 2 half-centuries he was able to convert to a ton against Blacktown Mounties Cricket Club at Coogee in Round 7. Opening the innings he finished with 170 including 18 x 4 and 3 x 6 in a team total of 10-296. Unsatisfied with that performance he tonned up next round as skipper v Easts with 132.
Dochers’ call up to the Irish Wolves (A side) in South Africa to face Namibia and then the senior team in Greater Noida, India concluded his season early but his form with the bat left him as the leading runscorer in the 2nd Grade competition (12 matches, 11 inns, 1 n.o., 2 hundreds, 2 50s, 581 runs at 58.10). He also represented First Grade in T20 cricket and finished with 14 matches, 594 runs at 59.40