It was a miracle following the rain late on Friday night and early Saturday morning that any play occurred on Day 1. 3rd and 4th Grade took to the field with the latter almost playing their compliment of overs.

Day 2 saw First Grade transfer to 1 Day mode and congratulations to Scott Sharma who made his debut as cap #140 after some strong performances in 2s. 2nd Grade had a dominating win at Petersham on the back of Adam Docos’ 112 (his maiden Randy Petes ton), Ben Montedoro’s 62 and Jacob Wood’s 6-64 (his maiden Randy Petes 5fa) while 3s went down in a close fought match with Jack Lyle resurrecting the chase with a definitive 81. After setting 181 on Day 1, 4s pushed the Bees all the way to go down by 2 wickets on the back of Scott Stirling’s 4-38. In Metro Cup the Gold’s showed character to bat all day on the back of a maiden ton from Jordie Segal and a quickfire 77 from Asif Rasheed to keep their finals hopes alive.

On Sunday Feb 21 First Grade travelled over ‘The Spit’ for the second time this season and came away with a dominant win over Manly-Warringah to book a place in the Limited Overs Final v Sydney at Drummoyne. Please see the separate match report

Lefand Group 1st Grade @ David Phillips South 

Randwick Petersham 173 (48.1 overs) R Ninan 28* S Sharma 23 def by  UNSW 7-175 (41.5 overs) J Ralston 3-36

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A disappointing batting performance saw the Randwick Petersham 1st XI go down to University of NSW in a Limited Overs cricket match at David Phillips South. Batting first under cloudy skies after skipper Jason Sangha won the toss, the side was out for a below-par score of 173 in 48.1 overs. Top-scorer was number 9, Ryan Ninan, with 28*. Debutant and cap #140 Scott Sharma was next best with 23 while Matt Everett made 22 and Sangha 20. Uni.’s five bowlers shared the wickets.

Debutant Scott Sharma cap #140

In the run-chase, Uni. lost early wickets to be 2-18 but at 2-93 they were well on the way to victory. However, the game took a real turn when Ryan Ninan disposed of top-scorer Matthew Gilkes who made 65 from 53 balls with 5 sixes, and next man Isherwood first ball. Sangha and Jason Ralston quickly chipped in with wickets and at 6-118, it was anyone’s game. But former Randy Pete and Uni. skipper, Brandon McLean, showed plenty of fighting spirit and he was there at the end, unconquered on 23 off 58 balls, as the winning runs were hit in a final score of 7-175. The loss puts at risk the team’s chances of making the final six and the opportunity of defending its 1st Grade Premier’s title won last season.
Lyall Gardner OAM


Lefand Group 1st Grade @ Manly Oval 

Randwick Petersham 213 (50 overs) R Ayre 106 def Manly-Warringah 128 (37.4 overs) R Ninan 3-18, A Semple 3-25, R Ayre 3-50

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