Randwick Petersham’s review of Outstanding Performances continues this week. In Series 2 we look back and celebrate our players achievements with bat and ball across the Grades.

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Outstanding Performance 7: In Round 6 of the Kingsgrove Sports Centre​ T20 Cup First Grade smashed their previous best T20 score of 4-217 (v UTS North Sydney District Cricket Club​ 2015-16) finishing with 5-241cc from their alloted 20 overs. This innings comprised a staggering 172 runs in boundaries including 22 x 4s & 14 x 6s. The most destructive of the batsmen was opener Ben Abbatangelo​ (75 off 41) who got the innings off to a flyer with Shaun Eaton (28 off 16). After 29 destructive minutes, and Shaun’s dismissal, the score was 1-80. Enter Daniel Bell-Drummond​ (67 off 36) who upped the ante with another 63 added to the scoreline in record time. But the fireworks really started when Dan Sams (56 off 22 including three 4s and six 6s) took a liking to the bowlers, preferring to clear the boundaries rather than hitting 4s. There was a sigh of relief but the damage was done when Sams skied a catch to Gilkes with the board reading 4-230. Jason Sangha came and went quickly before Adam Semple (10*) and Anthony Sams (1*) finished off the innings.

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An early wicket to Riley Ayre second ball of the match, plus a second in the 3rd over put the brakes on the Bumblebees innings. Matt Gilkes (27 off 11) took the attack to the bowlers but with only two other batsmen reaching double figures and the spin twins Ayre​ (5-14) and Ryan Ninan​ (4-21) on song UNSW was dismissed for 87 in 11.5 overs ensuring another record for the Randy Petes – a winning margin of 154.

Outstanding Performance 8: The Randy Petes faced the Students in the Grand Final of the 1st Grade Limited Overs Cup at University Oval. The Students were in all sorts at 5-49 before a spirited fightback from Robertson (66) re-energised the innings. The final scoreline was 194 as the Randy skipper Daya Singh led the way with 6-31 off a full 10 overs. An amazing result in a 50 overs-a-side match and his best figures for the club.  

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Unfortunately it wasn’t enough as the Students claimed the title.

Note: Since 2010-11 the Randy Petes have meet Sydney Uni in 5 Grand Finals in all formats.

Outstanding Performance 9: The 2019-20 season began at Coogee Oval v Hawkesbury. The skipper Reuben Sachs called correctly and had no hesitation to bat on a pristine deck. Lachie Bird (77) led the way at the top of the order, and along with the Skipper (51) and Bilal Abbasi (63), the Randy Petes reached 9-266 off their allotted overs.

The Hawks got off to a flyer reaching 45 in record time before Nick O’Shea was brought into the attack on Green Shield and Randwick Petersham debut. In the blink of an eye, and 6.2 overs, he ripped the line up to shreds with 6-8 including a hattrick to have the opposition all out for 95 in 28.2 overs. These figures also surpassed the previous best in the competition breaking Nick Charlwood’s 6-9 from 2006-07. This was only the 3rd hattrick for the Club in the competition.

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Not to be outdone O’Shea followed up his Hawkesbury performance with 5-21 v Gordon at Kensington Oval in Round 5. He went toe-for-toe with Jack Horsemen (3-19) against the top 6 before returning to clean up the tail in another strong win for the Green Shield lads.

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Outstanding Performance 10: In the Rd 12 2nd Grade clash v Parramatta Tom McKenzie scythed through the Eels top order at Coogee Oval. With 2 wickets in the first 3 balls the ask was too great with two batsmen reaching double figures with TMac claiming the first 7 wickets for 24 in 9 overs. Backed up by Jamie Hemphrey (3-29) the innings closed for 70 in 17.3 overs. The batsmen then took advantage to post 5 dec-234 to take first innings points but rain on Day 2 unfortunately thwarted any chance of an outright. 

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Outstanding Performance 11: In the final Metro round v Sydney Uni at Marrickville E-Young ‘Pingu’ Khoo came to the fore with the bat. After a capitulation in the First innings, Pingu entered at 6-69, and over the next 3 hours blunted the Student’s attack. Combining with no.11 Blake Coombs (21*) they put on 87 for the last wicket and in the process broke the 10th wicket record. Pingu passed 50 with a well struck pull shot to the boundary and, enthusiastic cheers from his teammates and with 69 invaluable runs next to his name walked off with his highest score in all forms of cricket.

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Outstanding Performance 12: In Round 12 Harry Schultz came out all guns blazing against Sutherland at Tonkin Oval. His first spell accounted for the openers and had the Sharks reeling at 2-15. He was brought back late in the innings to clean up the tail. He knocked over the last 3 batsmen in 4 consecutive deliveries, just missing out on a hattrick, to finish with 5-16 in 7.4 overs. Schultzy had a condensed but strong season finishing with 15 wickets at 6.70 in 4 matches including two 5 wicket hauls.

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