Lefand Group 1st Grade @ Allan Border Oval

Randwick Petersham 1-78 (22.2 overs) C Hawkins 41* R Ayre 28* drew Mosman 350 (125.3 overs) R Ayre 3-54 R Ninan 3-66


Adam Semple – thank you!!

It was not the outcome that Randwick Petersham was looking for as Mosman piled on the runs in the first day’s play of the 1st Grade semi-final at Allan Border Oval today. At stumps, the Whales were clearly in the box seat with 350 on the board. To make the Grand Final next weekend, Mosman needed only to draw the match due to their higher position on the competition points table, whereas the Randy Petes needed to win.
Day 1 –
On a day when Rosehill gallops were washed out after just three races and many parts of Sydney suffered flash flooding, it was hard to imagine a total of 104 overs could be bowled in a cricket match on the North Shore, with barely an interruption for weather. And the Mosman batters took full advantage of the opportunity to bat first after losing the toss. Six of the first 9 in the line-up scored more than 33, with former Randy Pete, Matt Calder, top-scoring with 72 not out while Nathan Hinton made a solid 53 and Dean Crawford, 49, batting at no 9. At lunch, the score was 2-79. Another 99 were added for the loss of 2 wickets in the afternoon session, while after tea, just 4 wickets fell as another 139 runs were piled on to the tally. It was still a bit of an arm-wrestle at 7-220, but the 96 put on for the 8th wicket by Calder and Crawford, changed the complexion of the game.

Basit Ali

The bowlers stuck to their task well throughout the day, but clearly it was a day for the batters. Five of the 8 wickets which fell were shared by spin bowlers Ryan Ninan (3-66 off 21 overs) and Riley Ayre (2-51 off 24), while skipper, Daya Singh (2-47 off 16) took the first two to fall.

Day 2

It was a sorry and soggy end to the 2021-22 cricket season for Randwick Petersham in its semi-final draw against Mosman at Allan Border Oval, today. Scores were Mosman 350 and Randwick Petersham 1-78, when the heavens opened shortly after 4 pm. As Mosman finished second in the competition, they progress to the 1st Grade Grand Final next weekend against minor premiers Northern District and we wish them well.

Camden Hawkins

Continuing on today from its stumps score last night of 8-317, Mosman immediately lost its top-scorer, Matt Calder, to the bowling of Adam Semple for 72 without addition to the score. However, the 10th wicket partnership defied the bowling for 18 overs, soaking up valuable time in the process. Riley Ayre took the final wicket to finish with 3-54 off 27.3 overs.
With two sessions to bat chasing 350 with rain hovering, it was always going to be a tough task. Will Affleck was the only wicket lost for 6 while Camden Hawkins (41 off 58 balls) and Ayre (28 off 66) were still together after 22.2 overs as the rain set in to bring about an early finish to the match.

Riley Ayre

It was an outstanding season for the Randy Petes, winning 14 matches with three drawn and only two lost. Finishing 3rd in the Belvidere Cup was a meritorious performance and sits well alongside the Twenty20 Cup premiership win earlier in the season. Another feather in the club’s cap is that it also remains the Limited Overs Cup champion having won that title last year. That competition was not played this summer due to the COVID restrictions.

Farewell & Thank You Sempie

The season’s leading batter was Anthony Sams with 714 runs, followed by Camden Hawkins with 602, Riley Ayre 519, Adam Semple 481, Will Affleck 328 and Daya Singh 248. In the bowling, Adam Semple took 36 wickets, Jason Ralston 34, Daya Singh 30 while spinners Riley Ayre and Ryan Ninan, each took 22. And our champion wicket-keeper, Anthony Sams, snapped up another four catches this weekend to take his 1st Grade tally with the club to 429 dismissals.
Hope you enjoyed the reports and I look forward to your company again next season. It’s just 202 days away!

Lyall Gardner OAM

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