Jordan Segal: In his first full season for the Randy Petes in Metro Cup, Jordie started slowly with a top score of 36 in his first four innings. But that 36 against UNSW highlighted his natural talent and power as he dominated the attack at Kensington with 32 of those runs in boundaries. His next foray at the crease was an even 50 to lead Metro Gold to victory over Blacktown at Petersham and two rounds later he made his maiden hundred (110) reversing the team’s fortunes v Sydney Uni. after a disappointing first innings. In the QF v Warringah, his 51 capped off his development over the season as he mixed smart cricket and power to blunt the attack and set the foundations for a victory. Jordie finished the season with 302 runs at 33.56 and we look forward to this form continuing
Will Dodd: William Dodd, the younger brother of Jackson, may not have had the game time that he would have liked in Green Shield, but made up for it in spades playing Metropolitan Cup. Rather than opening the bowling, Will was thrown in to open the batting and ensure that an end was held up. Often taking on the hardest conditions in the morning, or being forced to survive late in the day, the younger Dodd showed impressive maturity and resolve to understand his limitations, soak up plenty of balls and taking pressure
off more free-flowing partners at the other end. Will made sure that the middle and lower order could make hay when we beat Metro Cup ladder leaders, UNSW at Kensington, while his graft at the top took us a long way to beating Blacktown the next round. In coming years, he’ll be a handy change bowler, and his fielding efforts are improving game-by-game.
E-Young Khoo: E-Young ‘Pingu’ Khoo has gone from strength-to-strength since coming to the club in 2015-16 to volunteer as part of his Duke of Edinburgh program. Statistics tell far from the full story, as they belied the ability of a cricketer with the maturity beyond his years. Pingu has shown the value of spending time with 1st Grade, as their work ethic and ability to read the game has certainly rubbed off on him. Intelligent and guileful with the ball, courageous and patient with the bat and ever improving in the field, Pingu could be relied upon for the important breakthrough, to be standing at the crease not out when the target was passed or endlessly encouraging his teammates in the field. On top of that, he continued to be a regular fixture at the scorer’s table at 1st Grade, Metro and AW Green Shield, as well as a tireless helper whenever anything needed to be done.
Sadeep Deepak: Sadeep Deepak joined the Randy Petes this season from Mosman and exuded dedication throughout the preseason. Graded in 3s, he had the greatest impact with the ball taking 3-46 v Manly-Warringah in his third match for the club. In the next round at Petersham, Sadeep bettered those figures with 4-31, including knocking over the top three bats in quick succession before the match ended in an exciting but heartbreaking draw. He was also a member of the PGs squad. Overall, Deepak finished with 19 wickets at 23.89 and we look forward to a greater impact on the field with bat and ball in 2021-22.
Mandar Mariguddi: Mandar Mariguddi was another recruit this season having also represented the Whales. A strapping all-rounder, he was a mainstay in 3rd Grade with his best figures of 3-27 coming against Penrith at Petersham in an agonisingly close loss. Unfortunately, his power with the bat was unwitnessed. In a PGs victory over Sutherland at home, he returned best match figures of 3-24 to rip through the middle order. He was also rewarded with a couple of matches in 2s. Mandar finished the season with impressive returns of 22 wickets at 25.09