LIMITED OVERS PREMIERS 2020-21 – RANDWICK PETERSHAM v SYDNEY
Match Report courtesy of Club Historian Lyall Gardner OAM
When Speaking of the Champions! Us Randy Petes Are It!!
Lefand Group 1st Grade @ Drummoyne Oval
Randwick Petersham 9-232 (50 overs) A Semple 44* A Sams 44 T Affleck 39 def Sydney 224 (49.5 overs) J Ralston 3-40 C Maladay 2-8 R Ayre 2-32
At 8 wickets down and needing 17 off 18 balls (3 overs), Sydney looked certain to take the title. But some tight bowling and athletic fielding saw the equation whittled down to 14 off 12 then 12 off the last 6 ball over. Four runs off the first two balls then a skied catch saw the call 8 off 3 with one wicket remaining. A dot ball followed leaving it 8 off 2. No. 10 Jack Nisbet swung lustily at the 5th ball off fast bowler Jason Ralston, missed and while mulling over his lost opportunity standing just out of his crease, the ever-alert ‘keeper Anthony Sams stumped him from 10 metres back to give the Randy Petes the match and the Cup!! A superb finish in front of an excited Randwick Petersham roll-up! It was the club’s second win in the competition and its fifth appearance in a LO Cup Grand Final in its 20 years history.
Earlier, skipper Jason Sangha won the toss and batted. It was then a series of handy partnerships of 26-41-30-16-32-47-37 on the way to a competitive Grand Final total of 232. Will Affleck (35 off 60); Jason Sangha (20 off 30); Sams (44 off 60); Tim Affleck (39 off 35); and Adam Semple 44* off 49 with 3 fours and a huge six, were the main contributors. A highlight for Sydney was the dismissal of Daya Singh, Ryan Ninan and Caelan Maladay off successive balls by Harry Manenti in the final over for a hat-trick!