Portland Red Triangle's very own Santa's grotto
Islanders end losing run in Poole
Joe Adkins led the 2nd XI to victory at Whitecliff in Poole. After winning the toss and putting the opposition in on a dead track, Triangle struck early thanks to a fine piece of fielding off his own bowling, as Tom Hinde ran out the opening batsmen.
The dangerous Joe Pilley fell to a low full toss from Hinde, and Triangle were soon on top, with Jodie Locke chipping in with 2 wickets. The hosts mounted a recovery to get to 99/4 at the second drinks break, but a reshuffle of the field saw wickets soon tumbling and Poole were all out for 121.
PRT got off to a good start in the run chase, with the opening pair of Adkins and Hinde putting on 65. Tom, then Joe fell in quick succession, but a typically swashbuckling knock from Cameron Midgley brought the islanders within 10 of victory, leaving it to Walker and Morris to knock off the remaining runs.
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 Crematorium.
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.