Tribute by Chairman John Walker:
"Most of you will have heard by now that Mary Males passed away on the 24th November. For many years, she gave her all to supporting the cricket club that her husband and sons loved to play for. By the time I got to know her, she was already experiencing ill health, but Mary was still the life and soul of any club gathering. She will be much missed. Our thoughts are with Dave, Scott and Mike."
The funeral will be held at 2:30pm on Tues 12th Dec at Weymouth Crematoirum.
PRT have extended their season by entering to the indoor league at Clayesmore.
Indoor skipper Matt Randell files his report of the opening games against Cheselbourne & Stalbridge:
"The first indoor games saw a win and a loss. We played Cheselbourne first. Winning the toss we had a bat and had a rocky start with Ryan Price being run out without facing a ball. Oliver Whisker and Matthew Randell then set about their business, Whisker retiring quickly and then returning later ending on 50 and myself just getting the one bat and ending on 25.
Rich Samuel and Matthew Barrett scored some useful runs down the order and Cameron Scott chipped in with some quick runs in the middle. Baz and Rich took the first few overs and Rich managed to pick up a wicket. There was then a run out and I managed to get some serious turn out of a hockey ball and return figures of 4-12 from 2 overs.
We won the toss in the second game against Stalbridge and decided to have a bowl. We got off to a bad start the first two overs going for 38 and only about 4 of them coming off the bat. Stalbridge accumulated 194 in 12 overs losing just 1 wicket to an outstanding catch from Rich. We unfortunately bowled 60 extras in that game and ended up only accumulating 130. Olly was once again the leading run scorer with 40. I got 22 and Rich, Baz and Cam chipped in down the order. Unfortunately Ryan’s fortunes did not turn and he only lasted 2 balls before chipping it up.
We learnt a few things for next time and discipline with the ball and whilst fielding will certainly need to improve but also lots of positives to take from the outing.
PRT made a rare trip to the annual DCL awards ceremony to pick up some silverware
Representatives of PRT attended the annual awards ceremony on 30th October, at The Leaze, Wimborne.
1st XI captain Matt Randell, accompanied by veteran stalwart Simon Barrett collected the Division 2 Champions Trophy.
Olly Whisker collected the Division 5 runners-up award. The 2nds got a special mention (but no trophy) as the only side in the league not to fall fowl of the weather last season, which was nice.
Simon Proffitt won the League's Outstanding Performance award, which was presented and collected by club chairman John Walker.
A message from the current secretary, Olly Whisker:
"PRTCC's AGM this year is at the Portland YMCA, Reforne, from 7pm-9pm on the 24TH NOVEMBER. It is IMPERATIVE that members attend to show solidarity and have a say in the club's future.
Biscuits will be provided!"
Calling all Dorset Players or interested players.
The Dorset Cricket League committee are looking at next season already and would like your views on any possible changes to make the League games more attractive to players and we have created a survey to gain your feedback.
This will only take ten minutes of your time to complete and you can do this by clicking on the link below. The survey will close on the 13th October.
Thanks to a booking error, Triangle hosted 2 touring sides for an inaugural one-day tournament.
Triangle's 1st Annual F15 tournament took place at a windy Reforne (J Walker take note), as we hosted visitors Cricklade CC & Shirley CC for a 15 over (8 ball overs) event.
Triangle faced off against Cricklade first, putting on 163/6 with Matt Barrett (38), Simon Barrett (30), Matt Randell (30) and Rich Samuel (27) all contributing runs.
A dashing innings of 52 from Mills before he retired put Cricklade in contention, but the introduction of Matt Barrett (3/15) saw the visitors fall 18 runs short.
Shirley then faced off against Cricklade, restricting them to 82/4 after openers Gillmore (24) & Dunham (19) had been dismissed. Shirley made short work of the run chase reaching the target in the 8th over, Coombs (32) top-scoring.
This left PRT vs Shirley for the tournamnet, with Triangle posting 112 thanks to Matt Randell (42) and Matt Barrett (23). Shirley's Sam Whitby led the chase, eventually retiring on 51 but the damage had been done, and the visitors cruised to the win in the 13th over.