& ROUND 2 T20 v Easts & PGs v St George

First and Second Grade faced the might of Bankstown with both teams batting first. After early hiccups both sides posted 300+ thanks to determined and record-breaking batting.

Second Grade were the stars of Day 1 thanks to the skipper Eldridge and De Silva (both local Randwick Juniors) who in a marathon stay at the crease posted a 3rd wicket record of 264 in the Grade.

Congratulations also to Riley Ayre and Tim Affleck who notched their maiden 100 and 50 respectively in the top grade. PGs went close to chasing down St George’s 286 at Hurstville on the back of 91 from the skipper Maladay and newcomer Puru Gaur and rain thwarted First Grade’s chance to face local rivals Easts in Round 2 of the T20s.

Lefand Group 1st Grade @ Bankstown Oval 

Result: Randwick Petersham 311 (101.5 overs) R Ayre 108, T Affleck 64 drew Bankstown 1-58 (20 overs) D Singh 1-17

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Riley Ayre – maiden century

The Randy Petes won the toss and elected to bat first. We got off to a steady start before the Bankstown bowlers put the brakes on by taking 3 quick wickets before the lunch break.

Tim Affleck

From there on it was Riley Ayre and Tim Affleck who controlled the whole second session, putting on a remarkable partnership of 130. Tim finished on 64, scoring his maiden half century for the Randy Petes in First Grade. Being well supported by Daya Singh (32) and Scott Coyte (28), Riley was able to achieve a feat he fully deserved by scoring his maiden First Grade hundred finishing with 108. Congratulations Riz!

The lads were bowled out for 311 which seemed to be a competitive total until the heavens opened up, putting a stop to the game with Bankstown 1/58 off 20 overs. With numerous other draws around the circuit, Randy Petes are sitting comfortably in 4th position on the ladder.

Daya Singh (c)

Round 2 Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup

Unfortunately the rain curtailed the match and play was abandoned before a ball was bowled.

Lefand 1st Grade’s next T20 match is against Gordon at Chatswood Oval, Sunday Nov 8 at 2:30pm

Suttons City Rosebery 2nd Grade @ Coogee Oval 

Result: Randwick Petersham 7d-379 (96 overs) R De Silva 165, J Eldridge 114 drew Bankstown 4-91 (28.3 overs) 

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Someone in the side must have walked under a ladder as a black cat walked by with the side getting beaten by weather after a strong performance. Sent in to bat at Coogee Oval by Bankstown, Randwick-Petersham lost a wicket in the first over and then ended a second not long after to be 2-26 early in the day. After this it was all one way traffic for the home side with Rav De Silva (165) and Jackson Eldridge (114) combining for a record partnership of 246 for the third wicket in a near five hour partnership. It was both players second century for the club and Rav’s second score over 150, a tremendous feat in premier cricket. Randwick ended a very successful day 7/379 with valuable contributions coming from Rehan Anjum (30) and James Mahony-Brack (26) both scoring in quick time at the back end of the day after suffering a bit of pad rash.

The Record Breakers – Eldridge & De Silva

Having declared overnight, the Randy Petes claimed three wickets before lunch and another straight after to have Bankstown 4-91 after 28 overs before persistent rain all afternoon ended the team’s chances of claiming the 6 points. Both Jamie Humphrey and Mitchell O’Loughlin claimed two wickets apiece with threatening bowling early on and are both on track for strong seasons.
The team has improved every single week and the first six points is around the corner
Jackson Eldridge (c)

The Investment Collective PGs @ Hurstville Oval 

Result: Randwick Petersham 242 (49.2 overs) C Maladay 91, P Gaur 53 def by St George 8-286 (50 overs cc) J Horseman 3-31, M O’Loughlin 3-54

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Randwick Petersham won the toss and elected to bowl first against St George at Hurstville Oval. With a bit of rain during the night a green deck was on offer and the Randy Petes looked to take early wickets. Unfortunately that did not go to plan. Instead St George got themselves into a good position to control the game.

Fortunately for the Randy Petes Mandar Mariguddi and Jack Horseman bowled us back into the game with two great spells of , which was followed by two more excellent spells from Josh Mellick and Puru Gaur. In spite of this St George were still able to score and ended with 8-286 after 50 overs leaving a big chase.  Notable mentions for the Randy Petes, Jack Horseman in his first PG’s game had figures of 3-31 off 8 overs as well as Mitchell O’Loughlin who finished with 3-54 off 10 and Puru Gaur 0-41 off 10.

Caelan Maladay (c)

With a big chase ahead of them the Randy Petes needed a strong start from the openers Puru Gaur and Josh Mellick. Although batting with intent Josh was dismissed for 12, which brought Luca Lopes (13) to the crease who looked to bat time with Gaur. After his dismissal Kel Mullins (38) strode to the crease and after starting slow he got on top of the St George bowlers and built a solid partnership with Gaur. At 107 and just as they were hitting their straps Gaur was dismissed for a fine 53. This brought Caelan Maladay to the middle who with Kel began to build a partnership but again just as they were getting started Kel was dismissed for 38. Lachie Bird looked to rotate the strike with his skipper, who was playing some champagne cricket, putting the pressure back on the St George bowlers. Unfortunately wickets began to fall regularly and the run chase was left too late with Maladay dismissed in the last over for 91 off 58 and 45 in arrears.

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