17th November, 2008
Indoor League - Youth Fixtures
The Redlands Community Sports Hub Indoor League fixtures for 2008/09 are now online, including Glyn's match report for the first game played on Saturday. Click here
10th November, 2008
AGM Date Announced
Portland Red Triangle Cricket Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Friday 28th November at The YMCA Reforne Portland starting at 7.30pm. All members are welcome to attend, any items for inclusion on the agenda should be sent to club Secretary Grant Neven by Friday 21st November.
The club will be electing its Officers and team Captains for the 2009 season, nominations for these positions should be sent to the Club Secretary or can be taken on the night. The club look forward to seeing as many members as possible on the night, Grant added: "It is a chance for all members to have their say and to elect members to important posts within the club, the future of the club belongs in the hands of all members and they all have a right to be representedat all levels within the club."
21st October, 2008
Portland Rotary Club will be holding their annual Bonfire Night Celebration at Southwell Business Park on Saturday 1st November starting at 7.00pm.
They have asked us to provide Stewards for the event, to report for duty at 5.00pm, could we all make an effort to attend, all wishing to help on the evening please contact Club Secretary Grant Neven 07887943621.
The end of season awards evening, will be held as last year at The Blues Club at Portland Utd Football Club on Friday 24th October, doors open at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for junior members and will be available on at the fete from the tea ladies, otherwise see club secretary Grant Neven, social secretary Conrad Cole, chairman Glyn Bartholomew or treasurer Tony Morris.
If you are unable to see any of these in person before the event you can still reserve your place at presentation night by letting those mentioned above know that you will be coming so we can confirm numbers. There will be a surcharge of £2 for anyone buying their ticket on the night, so book up soon!
13th October, 2008
Can't wait for the 2009 season to get underway? Don't fret as pre-season nets are already underway at their new location, the Osprey Leisure Centre in Castletown (Click here for a map if you're unsure where it is).
Junior sessions for 8-16 year olds are from 6pm-8pm on Thursdays (£1.50 session fee) while adults are welcome from 8pm-10pm. Sessions will be run by the club's qualified coaches and are open to all cricketers. Contact Club Secretary Grant Neven (07887 943621) for more information.
21st September, 2008
Lies, damned lies and statistics...
The Saturday 1st XI averages are now online and can be gazed upon in wonder. Hopefully the rest of the weekend teams' stats will appear here soon. Click here for the averages
Portland Red Triangle will resume coaching on Tuesday 23rd September at All Saints School, Wyke Regis. The sessions will run from 6pm-8pm and are open to all boys and girls from 8 to 18 with a fee £2 per session.
Club Secretary Grant Neven is proud of the efforts of the club over the past few years working in local schools, he said "Portland Red Triangle are working hard with local schools, the South Dorset Schools Partnership, The County Development Officer and through its participation in Chance to Shine to give as many children as possible the opportunity to experience cricket at all levels. All our sessions are taken by fully qualified E.C.B Coaches and are open toall, not just members of PRT. We have worked successfully with All Saints over the past couple of years and are pleased to continue again this year."
11 September, 2008
Friendly vs Abbotsbury
Portland Red Triangle finish their season with the annual friendly against Abbotsbury this Saturday (1.00pm). The club share a long history with Abbotsbury and this fixture is always a close run affair played in the true spirit of cricket and is a fixture that many at Triangle look forward to as they bring the curtain down on the 2008 season.
Club Secretary Grant Neven commented, "All the players selected to play have expressed their pleasure in closing the season at Abbotsbury, as the game is always close, played in great spirit and regardless of the result a great way to close the season. We will be taking 12 to the game and include Phil Eaton as a guest after his great efforts in the recent M.V. Freedom charity match and club stalwart Simon Barrett who in 29 years at Triangle has never played atAbbotsbury. Also included in the 12 are youngsters Dan Strong, Ollie Whisker and Simon Proffitt all who have produced outstanding displays throughout the season."
Portland: G. Neven, S. Rathnayake, P. Eaton, S. Barrett, O. Whisker, D. Strong, M. Gomm, L. West, D. Price, W. Trevett, S. Proffitt, A. Morris.
4 September, 2008
Grand Charity Fete
This Saturday we hope to defy the late summer rains and once again hold the fete which raises funds for both the cricket club and local charities. The fete will be held as usual at the cricket ground and is due to open at 11am by the Mayor of Portland, with the Grand Draw to be held at around 3pm to close the event. If the weather is particularly bad, then the venue will be at the St George's Centre on Reforne.
The Saturday 1st XI under Adam Smart's temporary stewardship - though possibly permanent? - recovered from a sound beating at the hands of Blandford to administer a crushing 254 run trouncing of Kingston Lacy. Ignoring the fact the opposition turned up with only 8 men, Smart's men were not to be deterred and set an imposing total of 344-5. Matt Gomm was the star batsman with a fine 129 not out, backed up by a quick-fire century by Dave Price, who took only 31 ballsto reach three figures. Thevisitors had no answer to Triangle's bowlers, especially Sami Rathnayake who finished with match figures of 5/6 and they were bowled out for just 90 runs as Portland finished a respectable 6th in Division 3. Read all about it here
Pete Tombs' 2nd XI were looking to cause an upset against title-chasers Broadstone 4ths and save their Division 7 status in the process. Alas it was not to be as Triangle found scoring difficult on a slow, damp track at Branksome Rec., posting 131/9 from 45 overs, with young Pete Laming top-scoring with 36. In reply Triangle managed to claim five Broadstone wickets, but were unable to stem the runs as well and the home side eased home with 6 overs to spare, clinchingthe division title, whileTriangle slid into Division 8.
With the Sunday 1st XI left with a bye for the final weekend, Squeaker Browne's side avoided relegation from Division 4 with 7th place saved by Lytchett Matravers scratching a game and losing 40 points in the process, but Triangle only averaged 8 points from their 12 games. The Sunday 2nds looked to add another win to their successful season, and with Jodie Locke in charge with semi-regular skipper Stewkesbury unavailable that looked likely, but again they were thwartedby the summer rains, thoughfinished with a much-improved 5th place in Division 6.
29 August, 2008
The MV Freedom Select XI defeated the Portland Pirates, who were playing their first ever game at Reforne. Weymouth Longshots' Paul Hicks led the MV Freedom to victory in an entertaining game. Proceeds from a raffle, tombola and BBQ raised around £200 for the MV Freedom.
The Pirates were back on their travels on Bank Holiday Monday, entering 2 sides in the Sixpenny Handley 6-a-side tournament. Richard Stewkesbury led the Pirates side to a 4th place finish, while the younger Buccaneers side, skippered by Grant Neven, collected 8th and last place. Read all about it and view pictures here
22 August, 2008
Saturday 1st XI - From Dorset Echo
Portland player-secretary Grant Neven is delighted that his side is now finding some consistency in selection. The islanders have experienced a mediocre campaign in Dorset Funeral Plan Division Three but the experienced wicket keeper believes recent signs have been encouraging despite getting very little game time due to the recent wet weather.
Neven, whose side travel to Blandford Seconds tomorrow (2pm), said: "We are now starting to name a consistent team even though we have not played for a while. It is important that you are able to do that and it is something we need to try and continue looking ahead to next season. The only one who is unavailable this week is Callan Laws who is on holiday. In his place comes Pete Laming who has been in good nick with the bat for the seconds."
Saturday 1st XI: Barrett (Cpt?), Dixon, Davey, Gomm, L West, Rathnayake, Strong, Laming, Sawyer, Smart, Neven (wkt)
19 August, 2008
This coming Sunday 24th August, Portland Red Triangle will be hosting a Charity Cricket Match to raise funds for the MV Freedom. The match will start at 2.00pm and will be part of a fun day organised by the club to help raise funds for the MV Freedom.
A MV Freedom Select Eleven will take to the field against the Portland Red Triangle Pirates in is what is hoped will become an annual event. Club Secretary Grant Neven hopes that all members and supporters of the club and supporters of the MV Freedom will attend on the day, he added: "The Freedom is an outstanding local charity which provides a great service and is close to my own heart as I work with many who have had trips on the Freedom, they all have a greattime and are wonderfully supportedby all associated with the Freedom.
"Friends and supporters of the Freedom will be running a raffle, tombola and providing face painting. Portland Red Triangle will be running a BBQ and the club's pavilion will be manned all afternoon to provide refreshments. The event is further supported by the George Inn who have donated a free meal for two for the raffle and which will be open all day."
Grant further added, "I hope that we raise as much as possible on the day and that we can show that the club is fully committed to supporting local charities and being fully involved in the local community as a whole. Please try and attend as I am sure it will be a great day for all."
16 August, 2008
George Inn Players Evening Out
The George Inn Evening League side gathered for an end of season do at the Peking Restaurant in Easton. As well as the very enjoyable meal there was the important vote for player of the season and the fun events of Champagne Moment and Lemonade Moment. The result of the player of the year will of course be revealed at Presentation night on Friday 24th October at the Blues Club, but the other two were awarded on the night.
Lemonade moment was awarded for worst moments of the season. Nominations were for Les Spencer falling over whilst bowling his first ball against Longshots and the game being abandoned, Dave Profitt appearing from the bushes to field the ball at the YOI against the Arms but the winner was Paul Cook (aka Gok Wan) for his shirt, tie and winkle picker shoes on the night.
In the Champagne moment votes were tied between Callan Laws' celebration after bowling Khylo Farley at YOI against the Arms and doing a lap of honour around boundary, and the stylish catch taken by Stuart Sugg against Cosmos. The captain made a casting vote and went for the catch! The team finished the night singing at the George which was odd as there was a band on and not karaoke! We hope to make this an annual event.
14 August, 2008
7th August, 2008
Saturday 1st XI vs Cerne Valley (Away): S. Barrett (Cpt), J. Davey, J. Dixon, G. Neven (wkt), D. Price, S. Rathnayake, E. Sawyer, L. West, A. Smart, M. Gomm, C. Laws.
Saturday 2nd XI vs Bournemouth 2nd XI (Home): P. Tombs (Cpt), D. Males, S. Males, M. Males, P. Laming, T. Quayle (wkt), G. Redfern, S. Proffitt, D. Clifford, J. Locke, M. Randell.
Sunday 1st XI v Dewlish (Away): S. Browne (Cpt), G. Neven (wkt), M. Gomm, S. Rathnayake, A. Warner, A. Riley, L. West, A. West, W. Trevett, D. Farley, M. Gibbs.
Sunday 2nd XI vs Swanage 2nd XI (Home): TBC
5th August, 2008
PRT Evening League Roundup & Averages
Dave Price's team signed off their campaign in style with a 5 wicket win against New Look. Dave Clifford (4/9) continued his rich vein of form, helping to reduce the visitors to 36/6. Andy Laidlow (39) mounted a recovery but perished on the final ball as they finished on 78/7. Triangle replied at a rapid rate with some lusty blows from Tom Cole (19), but a typical collapse followed, before Richie Samuel (12) and Bill Gates (16*) got PRT within 24 runs of victory. CallanLaws (8*) made his debut in Division 1 to hit the winning runs after Gates hit two sixes in two balls to end New Look's hopes. View the scorecard here
Skipper Dave Price finished as top evening league batsmen scoring 299 runs and averaging 33.22. However he was pipped as top wicket taker by Dave Clifford's late surge, picking up 15 wickets at 13.93, while Andy Randell topped the averages with 10 wickets at 7.50. Price and Clifford shared the fielding honours with 8 catches each and Martin Weller came third with 6.
Click here for PRT's end of season stats
1st August 2008
George Inn Averages
Following the end of the George's evening league campaign, it's time to reflect on a job well done and marvel at Tony Quayle's incredible batting average of 126 (thanks to getting out just once). Paul Cook was beaten to the top wicket taking spot by Les Spencer with 15 at 5.13 to Cook's 13 at 10.31, while Simon Proffit was third with 11 at 14.18. The safe hands award went to Chris Reader with 4 catches.
Click here for the George's end of season stats
31st July, 2008
Breaking News - Martin Hewson Stands Down as 1st XI Captain
From the Dorset Echo... Martin Hewson has stepped down as skipper of Portland Red Triangle due to work commitments. He brought the curtain down on his reign after Saturday's defeat at Poole Park where the islanders produced a brave run chase only to fall 17 runs short. Simon Barrett will now take over the captaincy until the end of the season when the position will again be reviewed.
Hewson said: "Poole put on a good score and the lads deserve a lot of credit for sticking with it and producing a performance of character and resolve. "We did not quite get there in the end but everyone should be proud of their efforts because with a little more luck we may well have won.
"Unfortunately I now have to step down as captain due to work commitments but I wish the whole team good luck in their remaining games. The effort and commitment they have shown during my reign has been fantastic and I would like to thank them all for that."
30th July, 2008
Saturday 1st XI vs Pimperne (Home): S. Barrett (Cpt), M. Nott, D. Strong, G. Neven (wkt), S. Rathnayake, C. Laws, J. Davey, L. West, A. Smart, E. Sawyer, A. Riley.
Saturday 2nd XI v Ferndown 2nd XI (Away): P. Tombs (Cpt), B. Riley (wkt),P. Laming, M. Males, D. Males, O. Whisker, J. Locke, S. Proffitt, G.Redfern, W. Gates, M. Randell.
Sunday 1st XI vs Lytchett Minster (Home): S. Browne (Cpt), G. Neven, L. West, A. West, W. Trevett, M. Gomm, A. Riley, S. Rathnayake, A. Warner, W. Gates, J. Maisey (wkt).
Sunday 2nd XI vs Bye.
29th July, 2008
The Saturday 1st XI were back on their travels looking to extend their run of three away wins, but alas fell to Poole Town 2nd XI at Poole Park. Chasing 226. Laurence West hit a fine 63 backed up by a pair of 32's from Simon Barrett and Jon Dixon, but despite Dan Strong and Grant Neven's efforts, ended 17 runs short at the close. View the scorecard here
The Saturday 2nd XI hosted Cerne Valley 2nds at Reforne, but were unable to make good use of the wicket, posting only 159 after losing Tony Quayle early to a groin strain, but he returned in the final overs, while chairman Glyn Bartholomew was timed out searching for a lost dog. In reply Cerne Valley found it hard work against sometight Triangle bowling, before eventually winning in the 38th over. View the scorecard here
Squeaker Browne was back in charge as the Sunday 1sts travelled to play Iwerne & Fontmell. The league leaders proved too strong for the islanders, with Callan Laws almost scoring his maiden half-century, but was stranded on 49* at the close, as they sunk to a crushing 126 defeat, leaving them in danger of relegation from Division 4.
The Sunday 2nds continued their rise up the Division 6 table and now occupy the heady heights of 5th following a good win against Winton Sports 3rds. Jodie Locke marshaled his troops to a stirring victory as 14-year old Simon Proffitt hit his first half-century, carrying his bat for 62*. A five wicket haul from Bill Trevett, who was unable to travel with the 1sts due to a christening, and 3 wickets from veteran Andy Randell saw Triangle to a 26run win. View the scorecard here
PRT's hopes of escaping the drop were raised with back to back wins against league leaders RNSTS and reigning champions Bridge Inn Bears. Skipper Dave Price hit form with the bat with two unbeaten knocks of 60 and 68, and some fine displays by the Triangle fielders, including a stunning catch by Martin Weller against RNSTS. Check out the latest results here
The George have climbed to the dizzy heights of 3rd position in Division 2, but unfortunately are out of reach of promotion with the Lugger too far ahead. Glyn Bartholomew's side surged up the table following a double-header victory against Marquis of Granby, who were on their own unprecedented three match winning run. Check out the latest results here
3rd July, 2008
Saturday 1st XI vs. Cranborne 1st XI (Home): M. Hewson (Cpt), J. Dixon, S. Barrett, C. Skinner, S. Rathnayake, M. Gomm, L. West, S. Polley, D. Hawdon (wkt), J. Davey, A. Smart.
Saturday 2nd XI vs. Cranborne 2nd XI (Away): P. Tombs (Cpt), T. Quayle (wkt), P. Laming, D. Males, S. Males, M. Males, E. Sawyer, D. Strong, C. Laws, O. Whisker, T. Cole.
Sunday 1st XI vs. Lytchett Minster (Away): S. Browne (Cpt), A. West, L. West, S. Rathnayake, A. Warner, G. Neven (wkt), F. Ogley, G. Redfern, M. Gomm, D. Farley, O. Whisker.
Sunday 2nd XI vs. Broadstone 2nd XI (Home): R. Stewkesbury (Cpt), J. Locke, M. Randell, S. Proffitt, D. Avery, B. Riley (wkt), S. Sugg, A. Morris, D. Clifford, P. Cook, L. Spencer.
We're now halfway through the league season and what better way to celebrate with a rundown of who's hot and who's not in the averages? This is just a quick summary of who's started the season well and who could be doing better. There's also some tips for players to watch in the second half of the summer for all you fantasy cricket managers. Click here for a mid-season stat attack!
30th June, 2008
Triangle's teams are getting the winning habit as the Saturday 1st XI and Sunday 2nd XI recorded back-to-back wins, while the Saturday 2nds were 2 deliveries away from breaking Broadstone 4th XI's 100% record.
Kingston Lacy were defeated in a heated encounter with the Saturday 1st XI, though Simon Barrett was able to rise above the chaos with a fine knock of 94 as Triangle scored 229/8. The Portland bowling attack proved too much for their hosts as they were skittled for 88. View the scorecard here
In Division 6, Pete Tombs' side scored a respectable 227, with Pete Laming (44), Aarron Riley (39) and Dave Price (31) adding quick runs after a typically solid and steady start from Tony Quayle and Dave Males. In reply Broadstone started briskly passing 50 after 10 overs, but were tied down by the first change bowlers. A thrilling finish was set up with 2 needed from the final over, but Triangle were unable to hold on. View the scorecard here
The 2nd XI were the only side in action on Sunday thanks to a bye for the 1sts, so skipper Stewkesbury called on Grant Neven and Sami Rathnayake to add steel to the batting line up against Ibberton. A quick 49 from Neven saw Triangle race to 81 from 11 overs, until the little guy was undone just short of his half-century. Simon Proffitt also fell short with glory in sight, caught and bowled for 46, but Stuart Sugg (22), Ben Riley (23) and Joel Maisey (31) all helpedto set 212. Catches win matches, but only one was held all afternoon by Triangle as Tony Morris saw five dropped off his bowling. It was left to Olly Whisker, Jodie Locke, Proffitt and Rathnayake to pick up the required wickets to secure a 95-run win. View the scorecard here
No games last week as the pitch was deemed unsuitable after the summer rains hit the island, hopefully they'll hold off for this weekend...
Saturday 1st XI vs. Kingston Lacy (Away): M. Hewson (Cpt), J. Dixon, S. Barrett, C. Skinner, S. Rathnayake, G. Neven (wkt), J. Davey, L. West, M. Gomm, F. Ogley, A. Smart
Saturday 2nd XI vs. Broadstone 4th XI (Home): P. Tombs (Cpt), T. Quayle (wkt), P. Laming, S. Males, D. Males, M. Males, D. Strong, O. Whisker, D. Price, C. Laws, A. Riley
Sunday 1st XI - Bye
Sunday 2nd XI vs. Ibberton (Home): R. Stewkesbury (Cpt), T. Cole, S. Proffitt, B. Riley, C. Laws, S. Sugg, D. Avery, J. Locke, J. Maisey (wkt), A. Morris, L. Spencer
Triangle finally broke their duck for the season with a crushing 9-wicket win against Portland Utd, but it may be too late to save them from the threat of relegation. A fine performance from Andy Randell saw him take 6 wickets as the football club were bowled out for 58. A rapid 10 from Richie Samuel got Triangle off to a good start, but it was an unbeaten partnership of 51 between Dave Price (31*) and Dave Clifford (7*) that saw Triangle home. View the scorecard here
The George Inn notched up their second win of the season, a crushing 10 wicket victory in a double-header against Cosmos, which sees them join the promotion race in Division 2. Paul Cook was in inspired form with a 6-wicket haul as Cosmos were skittled for just 29, Callan Laws and Ned Ogley each picking up 2 wickets. Tony Quayle (15*) and his mini-me, Simon Proffitt (8*) were sent to grind out the winning runs.View the scorecard here
Victories! Yes, finally Triangle's sides have strung together an almost perfect weekend as three out of the four sides notched up wins.
Martin Hewson's comments to the press appeared to have some effect as the Saturday 1sts put Wimborne & Colehill 3rds to the sword. Triangle posted a formidable 270/5, with Jan Davey hitting 65, Barrett 50 and Hewson smashing a quick 60 from 25 balls. The bowlers then finally clicked and bowled their hosts out for 162 to win by 108 runs. View the scorecard here
At Reforne, Pete Tombs led the 2nds to an unheard of second win in a row, beating Parkstone by 26 runs. Aarron Riley hit his maiden half-century with a fine 64 backed up by young Pete Laming's rapid 47, setting 199/6. Triangle looked to be slipping to defeat as Parkstone's Bob Mills (56) and John Jones (35) looked well set with the score on 160/4. Tombs brought Olly Whisker back into the attack with immediate effect bowling Jones and then he tore through the lower orderas Parkstone collapsed to 173 all out. Whisker picked up career-best figures of 7/30. View the scorecard here
The Sunday 1st XI spoiled a perfect weekend as Squeaker Browne led his side to their fifth successive defeat away to Pokesdown Willows. Put in to bat at Kings Park as rain was forecast for later, Triangle were bowled out for 67. Pokesdown skipped tea with rain clouds gathering overhead and knocked off the runs in just 11 overs for the loss of one wicket. As the game finished and tea was being taken, the heavens opened. View the scorecard here
Jodie Locke was back in charge of the Sunday 2nds as Stewkesbury was nursing a kidney infection. Pokesdown Willows 2nds won the toss and put Triangle in, which looked to be a good decision as Portland were rocking at 36/3. Ben Riley and Laws then steadied the ship, then Joel Maisey hit his top-score of 41, sharing in a partnership of 59 with Jodie (29*) as Triangle ended on 185/9. Pokesdown's skipper Andy Fisher went first ball of the innings to one that kept low offLaws. Laws took 2 more, along with fellow opener Tony Morris also taking 3 wickets as Pokesdown slumped to 27/6. It was left to Paul Cook and Les Spencer to bowl the visitors out for 81. View the scorecard here
In other club news Trevor "Buster" Brown has announced his retirement from cricket.
12th June, 2008
The Saturday 1st XI continued their losing run with an 87-run defeat at home to Cerne Valley. Skipper Martin Hewson didn't hold back in his assessment of his side's performance labelling it as a "total embarrassment". Read all about it here.
Pete Tombs lead the Saturday 2nd XI to their first victory of the season in a close finish against Bournemouth 2nds at Chapel Gate. A fine bowling display saw the hosts bowled out for 103, but Triangle made hard work of the run chase slumping to 68/9 and seemingly on their way to defeat. However, a final wicket stand of 38 by Dan Strong (17*) and Olly Whisker (11*) grabbed victory with one ball to spare. View the scorecard here
More sorrow for the Sunday 1st XI as they lost again, this time by 6 wickets to Dewlish at Reforne. An improved batting performance saw them post 164, but it was never going to be enough as the visitors eased home by 6 wickets.
The Sunday 2nd XI were on the road again and Richard Stewkesbury took back the reins from Jodie Locke, steering them to a massive 254-run defeat. The Triangle bowlers were powerless to stop the onslaught of Swanage's Thomas who smashed an excellent 191 not out as the home side set a total of 309/4. Alas Triangle's batting let them down as they collapsed to just 55 all out in the face of some devilish straight bowling, with Jodie Locke (11*) left unbeaten at the end. View the scorecard here
Saturday 1st XI vs. Wimborne & Colehill (Away), From: M. Hewson (cpt), J. Davey, L. West, M. Gomm, S. Barrett, D. Hawdon, S. Polley, C. Skinner, E. Sawyer, F. Ogley, A. Smart, G. Neven.
Saturday 2nd XI vs. Parkstone (Home): P. Tombs (cpt), T. Quayle (wkt), P. Laming, O. Whisker, M. Males, S. Males, D. Males, D. Strong, C. Laws, A. Riley, R. Samuel.
Sunday 1st XI vs. Pokestown Willows 1st XI (Away): S. Browne (cpt), L. West, A. West, S. Rathnayake, A. Warner, M. Gomm, G. Neven, D. Farley, G. Redfern, M. Gibbs, A. Riley.
Sunday 2nd XI vs. Pokestown Willows 2nd XI (Home): J. Locke (cpt), S. Sugg, J. Maisey (wkt), C. Laws, L. Spencer, D. Avery, P. Cook, M. Randell, S. Proffitt, T. Brown, A. Morris.
5th June, 2008
Evening League - Echo Cup
PRT notched up their first victory of the season, though didn't even have to take to the field, as the Lugger forfeited their 1st round game. Triangle will now meet RNSTS in the quarter final next week, Thursday 12th June at Redlands. Expect a close game as the only sides with 100% records in the division are going head-to-head (Triangle's is, however, a 100% losing record).
4th June, 2008
Saturday 1st XI vs. Cerne Valley (Home) - From: M. Hewson (cpt), S. Barrett, S. Rathnayake, C. Laws, S. Polley, A. Riley, J. Davey, F. Ogley, D. Hawdon, E. Sawyer, C. Skinner, G. Neven
Saturday 2nd XI vs. Bournemouth 2nd XI (Away) - P. Tombs (cpt), S. Males, T. Quayle (wkt), M. Males, D. Males, D. Strong, O. Whisker, A. Smart, R. Samuel, A. Morris, L. West
Sunday 1st XI vs. Dewlish (Home) - S. Browne (cpt), T. Brown, M. Males, M. Gomm, G. Neven, S. Rathnayake, A. Warner, W. Trevett, D. Males, L. West, A. West
Sunday 2nd XI vs. Swanage (Away) - R. Stewkesbury (cpt), J. Locke, C. Laws, S. Sugg, D. Avery, S. Proffitt, A. Morris, P. Cook, D. Clifford, T. Babb, J. Maisey (wkt).
3rd June, 2008
The Saturday 1st XI's promotion push took another knock as they slumped to a 2 wicket defeat away to Pimperne. The toss proved decisive as Pimperne made good first use of the wicket and the new ball to reduce Triangle to 45/5 after 15 overs. The Sri Lankan Sensation, Sami Rathnayake, led the fightback with a free-scoring 40, but PRT were eventually bowled out for 134. Jon Dixon (2/31) and Rathnayake (3/32) helped tie the hosts down, with skipper Hewson chipping in with 2 wickets, but Pimperne held on to win with nearly 8 overs to spare. View the report here
The Saturday 2nd XI's game fell foul of the weather and the Sunday 2nd XI had a bye week (Aarron Riley is still missing in Dorset searching for their ground). The Sunday 1st XI were back on the road away to Lytchett Matravers and Squeaker's side notched up another defeat. Surely this coming weekend will bring some victories?
Match report/scorecard when and if the information is made public...
PRT's clash with league champions Bridge Inn Bears was postponed due to the Bank Holiday, but the George Inn were in action against Wessex Gasworks. A fine opening knock of 21 by Dave Proffitt was the highlight of the George's innings as they finished on 71/9 from 16 overs, but did include the rare sight of a Stewkesbury six! Wessex Gas eased to a 9-wicket win in the 12th over, Simon Proffitt picking up the only wicket in a tidy 5-over spell. View the scorecard here
28th May, 2008
Saturday 1st XI vs. Pimperne (Away): M. Hewson (cpt), J. Dixon, G. Neven (wkt), S. Barrett, S. Polley, J. Davey, D. Strong, S. Rathnayake, C. Laws, A. Smart, M. Nott
Saturday 2nd XI vs. Ferndown 2nd XI (Home): P. Tombs (cpt), P. Laming, S. Males, D. Males (wkt?), M. Males, S. Proffitt, A. Morris, O. Whisker, J. Locke, R. Samuel, S. Suggs
Sunday 1st XI vs. Lytchett Matravers (Away): S. Browne (cpt), T. Brown (wkt), S. Rathnayake, A. Warner, A. West, M. Males, G. Neven, M. Nott, M. Gomm, M. Gibbs, D. Males
Sunday 2nd XI - Bye week
27th May, 2008
The Saturday 1st XI suffered their second defeat of the season, against a team they managed to beat last year. Poole Town 2nds proved too strong for Hewson's heroes scoring 228/5 and an all too familiar batting collapse scuppered their chances as they finished 89 runs adrift on 138.
Pete Tombs' 2nd XI is still searching for their first win of the year, and almost pulled it off against Cerne Valley. A good fielding and bowling display saw them limit their hosts to 199/8. All seemed to be going well as Tony Quayle (64) and young Pete Laming (50) put on 130 for the first wicket, but in the chase for runs Triangle were eventually all out for 174. View the match report here
Iwerne & Fontmell continued to be the Sunday 1st XI's bogey team as they picked up a convincing win at Reforne. Squeaker Browne chose to bat first on a damp wicket and paid the price as his side were skittled for just 66. Triangle made the visitors work hard for their win as they lost 6 wickets in reply, with Sri Lankan sensation Sami Rathnayake taking 4 in 4 balls, but it was too late as they crashed to a 4 wicket defeat.
The Sunday 2nd XI were away on their travels and picked up a tie against a strong Winton Sports 3rd XI. Jodie Locke took the reins as Richard Stewkesbury was chasing the bank holiday dollar and steered his side to an honourable draw. Olly Whisker (3/44) was the pick of the bowlers as the home side were bowled out for 169. Aarron Riley (32) and Callan Laws (27) put on 49 for the 4th wicket (though should have been 50 if Laws hadn't run one short) and looked to be leadingTriangle to a rare win,before both fell to spinner Gary Richards. A frantic final over saw Olly Whisker and Tony Morris just fall short of reaching the 9 runs required for victory, but saved the side from a painful loss. View the match report here
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Weekend Teams & Preview:
Saturday 1st XI vs Poole Town 2nd XI (Home): M. Hewson (cpt), J. Dixon, S. Barrett, S. Rathnayake, E. Sawyer, G. Neven (wkt), D. Strong, A. Riley, C. Laws, C. Skinner, D. Price.
Saturday 2nd XI vs Cerne Valley 2nd XI (Away): P. Tombs (cpt), T. Quayle (wkt), M. Males, S. Males, J. Locke, A. Morris, R. Samuel, P. Laming, O. Whisker, A. Smart, S. Proffitt.
Sunday 1st XI vs Iwerne & Fontmell (Home): S. Browne (cpt), T. Brown, G. Neven, S. Rathnayake, M. Males, D. Males, G. Redpole, M. Gibbs, P. Tombs, D. Farley
Sunday 2nd XI vs Winton Sports 3rd XI (Away): J. Locke (cpt), A. Morris, S. Suggs, C. Laws, S. Proffitt, A. Riley, P. Cook, O. Whisker, K. Dodson, T. Babb, R. Samuel.
Hewson pins hopes on Laws
Portland skipper Martin Hewson will be crossing his fingers thathigh scoring runs in the family tomorrow when his side tackles Poole Seconds at Reforne in Dorset Funeral Plan Division Three (2pm). The islanders have called up Callum Laws, son of former Weymouth FC striker David, and they are hoping he will find scoring runs as easy as his father scored goals.
The 16-year-old has been drafted into the squad in the absence of Sam Polley and Laurie West. Hewson said: "Laurie has a back injury and Sam is unavailable so we have called up Callum and will be selecting from a 12-man squad because of the weather. Jan Davey is also back available and hopefully we will be able to continue our improved performances and claim a second home win of the season.
"Poole came down with us last season when we beat them at our place and they beat us at theirs so it promises to be a good match. With them being a second team and it being a bank holiday weekend you can also never be too sure about the strength of their side but we are feeling confident and looking forward to the game."
Evening League Roundup
PRT continued their rotten start to the season with a fourth defeat in a row and are beginning to take root at the bottom of the division 1 table. This week's conquerers were New Look, but a much-improved batting display saw Triangle pass the century mark for the first time this season. Skipper Dave Price led the way before running himself out on 49 as 109 was set as the target. PRT looked to be on top as the golden arm of Andy Randell took 3 quick wickets, but alasthe rusty arm of Grant Nevenswung the game in New Look's favour as his 2 overs went for 26. Despite the loss of Andy Fulton (46) in the final overs, New Look won with 2 balls to spare. View the scorecard here
The George were in league and cup action recently, losing their opening game to the Lugger, which by all accounts they should have won. The cup encounter with Budmouth almost saw the George pull off a shock as they dismissed the Division 1 side for 67, Paul Cook (4/28), Les Spencer (3/9) and Simon Proffitt (2/15) doing the damage. Alas the dream of cup glory was over as the George slumped to 45 all out, with only John Walker (10) making it to double figures. View the scorecard here
This week The George bounced back to record their first win of the season, triumphing by 14 runs against the Portland Arms. A rapid opening 23 from man of the match Tony Quayle, aided by Dave Proffitt (20*) and Callan Laws (13) saw the George reach 94/5 from 18 overs. Laws (2/20), Simon Proffitt (2/18) and Spencer (2/11) contained the Arms' response to 80/7. View the scorecard here
1st XI vs Bere Regis (Away): M. Hewson (cpt), J. Dixon, L. West, S. Barrett, S. Rathnayake, A. Smart, G. Neven (wkt), A. Riley, D. Strong, C. Skinner, S. Polley
2nd XI vs Poole 4th XI (Home): P. Tombs (cpt), T. Quayle (wkt), M. Males, S. Males, S. Proffitt, M. Nott, K. Dodson, J. Locke, A. Morris, R. Samuel, M. Randell
1st XI vs Winton Sports (Away): S. Browne (cpt),T. Brown, G. Neven, D. Males, M. Males, M. Gibbs, M. Nott, S. Rathnayake, L. West, L. Gannon, A. Warner
2nd XI vs Puddletown (Home): R. Stewkesbury (cpt), D. Avery, A. Riley, J. Maisey (wkt), A .Morris, K. Dodson, P. Cook, R. Samuel, S. Proffitt, D. Farley. A. Randell
More misery for PRT in Division 1 as they were thoroughly outclassed by Saggies. The islanders welcomed back Simon Barrett and included new signing Laurie West, transferred from the Bridge Inn Bears in a delayed player exchange for Ben Doidge. Saggies' bowlers still proved too good as Triangle closed on 74, though Grant Neven (38) starred with the bat with some cultured hitting in the opener's slot. A rapid half century from Nigel Evans put the result beyond doubt asSaggies cruised home in the10th over. View the scorecard here
Victory! At long last a Triangle team recorded a win this season. The Saturday 1st XI got their promotion campaign back on track with a convincing win against Suttoners 2nd XI. The 9 men from Bournemouth put up a good fight, but could not cope with the occasional spin of spinner Jan Davey who scooped 6 wickets in his first game of the year. Aarron Riley (21*) hit the winning runs as PRT secured a 5 wicket win. ViewStumpy's match report here
Unfortunately the Saturday 2nd XI could not mirror this success, going down by 7 wickets away to Bridport's 2nd XI. Batting first Triangle were eventually bowled out for just 86, with former skipper Tony Quayle top-scoring with 25. Despite making an early breakthrough, Triangle were unable to stem the flow of runs from Hall's bat as the youngster hit an unbeaten 51, guiding his side home in the 27th over. View the scorecard here
The Sunday 1st XI started as they mean to go on with a win from their first game. Alex Warner stole the show with a fine knock of 96, but was clean bowled looking to score his first century for Triangle and helped set a commanding target of 212. A good bowling and fielding display saw Cheselbourne finish on 155/9 all out, giving the islanders a 20 point start to their campaign.
The Sunday 2nd XI put on a good, battling performance against Charlton Down at Reforne. Triangle legend Melvyn "Merv" Tremlin was back to his economical best taking the key wicket of opener Gavin Lamb to a fine diving catch by Aarron Riley. He only conceded 7 runs from 7 overs, before his back seized up and he was forced to end his spell. Riley also performed with the ball taking 3-13, with Tony Babb collecting 3-49 and Tony Morris (2-5) arrived late froma football tournament for a brief 2 over spell at the death, as the visitors were all out for 214, Andy Cossens top-scoring with 112. The early loss of Riley (2 balls) brought together Proffitt and Morris (promoted up the order as punishment for his late arrival), but it was young Prof who put on a show of strokeplay notching up an incredible five boundaries. Once Prof had departed for 36, it was Tombs (42) who took on the scoring responsibilities, aided by Tremlin (24), and the pair added 59 for the 6th wicket.After the next 3 wickets fell for just 13 runs, Jodie Locke (21*) and Tony Babb (5) came close to securing the final batting point, but the Babb literally fell as he was last man out, bowled with the score on 164. View the scorecard here
Well, the Saturday 1st XI anyway...
Saturday 1st XI vs Suttoners 2nd XI (Home): M Hewson (cpt), S Barrett, S Rathnayake, G Neven (wkt), J Dixon, D Strong, L West, J Davey, A Riley, O Whisker, A Smart.
Preview from the Dorset Echo...
PORTLAND will be looking to bounce back from last week's disappointing seven-wicket defeat at Cranborne when they host Suttoners at Reforne in Dorset Funeral Plan Division Three tomorrow (2pm).
The islanders were skittled for 65 all-out at Penny's Lane, losing their first six batsmen for just 15 runs, but this week they will be a lot stronger with skipper Martin Hewson back available along with all-rounder Jan Davey.
Portland secretary Grant Neven said: "We had four or five missing last week and we lost the toss on an awful wicket. We really struggled with the bat and that will have to improve but there were also some encouraging performances from the youngsters so we will go into tomorrow's game in good spirits despite what was a disappointing defeat."
Hewson's main aim, since being appointed in the summer, is to make his side more professional, and he is looking forward to putting his own stamp on things tomorrow.
He said: "An opening game defeat is not the best start to the season but reports point to the pluses and the lessons to be taken on board from the result. We must not let our heads drop and every player must give 100 per cent. From what I have heard that is exactly what everyone did last week and it is important we continue that."
PRT continued their losing start to the season with defeat in the Portland derby. Skipper Dave Price won the toss and inserted Portland United at the YOI, and this gamble looked to have paid off as the football club were wobbling at 30-6 from the first 10 overs with Price (4-14) and Morris (2-11) doing the damage. United's captain Pat George (34) led the fightback with some big hitting off the change bowlers as they finished on 75-9 from 16 overs. Triangle started wellscoring 20 from the first 5 overs, before four wickets fell for only 5 runs. A 27-run partnership between Smart and Morris gave hope, but once they were gone Triangle finished 17 runs adrift on 58-8 (all out) in the 15th over. View the scorecard here
Not a good start to the first round of league games for Triangle as both Saturday sides recorded losses to Cranborne. The 1st XI with skipper Martin Hewson in China were led by Jon Dixon, who oversaw a 7 wicket loss. Invited to bat first, Triangle made hard work of a difficult batting track and the steady loss of wickets coupled with few runs coming off the bat led to the side being bowled out for just 65. In reply quick wickets were needed, but an early chance wasdropped at slip by of all people, Dave Males. When the breakthrough finally came, Cranborne were almost home and dry with 39 on the board. Triangle were able to grab one point before their hosts claimed the win for the loss of three wickets. View the scorecard here
At Reforne the 2nd XI were boosted by the addition of Callan Laws, who should have travelled with the 1st XI, but overslept and missed his lift, with Olly Whisker taking his place. Cranborne batted first setting a target of 189, which Triangle looked on course to pass thanks to a healthy partnership built by young Pete Laming and veteran Tony Quayle. That was until Laming managed to run himself out leading to a collapse and an eventual 50 run loss.
The Sunday 1st XI was spared the agony of defeat, or possibly that mythical winning feeling, as the May rains stopped any thoughts of cricket. Meanwhile, the 2nd XI were in action at Broadstone, but lost by 5 wickets - scorecards to follow.
This year we're making use of the fantasy cricket competition provided by the good people at Fantastar, which will hopefully take a lot of the workload from me during the season. To sign up visit the site at www.fantastar.com, you'll need to register first, then join our league using this password: 000164Portlae9c0f1. Those who entered the league last year, providing they gave an email address, shouldhave received an invitationto join which contains a direct link to the registration pages.
The rules are fairly simple:
Each fantasy team:
- consists of 11 players
- includes 1 Wicketkeeper, 5 Batsmen, 1 All Rounder and 4 Bowlers
- must transfer a player the day before the fixture for that player to score any points in that fixture
In previous years of the competition Triangle club members were obliged to pick themselves in their team. This season you can still abide by this ruling if you wish, or if you feel there's someone better suited to filling your role, then don't hesitate to drop yourself. The cut is always the hardest part of a manager's job.
All the players that turned out last season either for weekend league teams or evening league sides are included, and have been vaguely put in the sides that they represented the most in 2007. Any players new to the club this year will be added as and when they play and will then be available for transfer. Every player starts the season rated at 3 stars, though this can change over the course of the season depending on performances, which will also affect the transfervalue. Each fantasy managerhas 5 transfers they can use at any point during the season (before the season starts all transfers are free). Points will be scored for all Triangle senior fixtures, click here for a run down of the points system.
If you have any problems then please contact us via the usual address (email@example.com)
If the rains allow any play over the coming weekend, then here are the brave souls charged with upholding the good name of Triangle:
Saturday 1st XI vs Cranborne 1st XI (away): S Barrett, J Dixon, S Rathnayake, G Neven, A Smart, D Strong, D Males, L West, C Laws, A Riley, A Morris
Saturday 2nd XI vs Cranborne 2nd XI (home): P Tombs (cpt), T Quayle, P Laming, R Stewkesbury, S Males, M Males, O Whisker, S Suggs, J Locke, R Samuel
Sunday 1st XI vs Lytchett Minster (home): S Browne (cpt), T Brown, G Neven, S Rathnayake, D Males, M Males, M Gibbs, L West, A Morris, D Farley, M Nott
Sunday 2nd XI vs Broadstone 2nd XI (away): R Stewkesbury (cpt), J Locke, K Dodson, S Suggs, D Avery, C Laws, J Maisey, M Randell, S Tanner, L Hansford, M Tremlin!
St George's Weekend Beer Festival 2008
The Beer Festival Organising Committee would like to extend their thanks to all club members who turned up to help over the weekend, whether it was putting up the marquee, working behind the bar, or simply coming to sample the 18 beers and 4 ciders on offer. The event appears to have been a success, with the projected profits surpassing last year's takings. Jeff and Pauline from the George Inn have chosen to donate £300 towards their chosen charity for this year, theHaylands Pre-School.
Richard Stewkesbury, pictured, named Barnstormer his beer of the festival, ousting last year's winner Yellowhammer into second spot, which lest we forget, he described as a "Kissy-kissy beer". Barnstormer ticked all of Stewkes' boxes and he was especially impressed with the overall quality of the barrel. Thanks to Giles of Dorset Brewing Company for supplying this year's selection of ales and the Royal Portland Arms for supplying the ciders.
Sunday net sessions have been booked at Royal Manor Arts College at the usual time of 11am-1pm which should take us up to the first pre-season friendly. Make full use of this time before the league gets underway!
April 5th and 6th will once again see Portland Red Triangle participating in the NatWest sponsored CricketForce event. As with previous years club members and supporters will be undertaking a wide range of tasks in preparation for the coming season. The club are looking for donations of paint and building materials, so if you have any items no longer required that may be of some use please contact Club Chairman Glyn Bartholomew on 01305-821160 ASAP.
Club Secretary Grant Neven explained: "For the past 5 years we have taken part in CricketForce and many members and supporters have given up their time to improve the pavilion and grounds. Events such as CricketForce are a great opportunity for all to put something back into the club and for non members to come along and find out more about the club. The club itself has given a lot to the local community and has given time and money to a wide range of local charitiesover the past few years,something the club is proud of and aims to continue. This year we are hosting and playing in various charity matches, as well as hosting the Portland Grand Charity Fete in September. Even if you can only spare a couple of hours or half a tin of paint please support the club in its efforts."
A Blast from the Past...Update
PRTCC's legendary former club captain Graham Elenor is holding a get together not at the Blues Club as previously advertised, but now at the George Inn on Friday 4 April from 7.30 onwards and would like to see as many of his former teammates as possible. The aging fool is getting married in Bangkok in August and this will be the last time to see him as a single man.
Graham will be in England from this Sunday 23 March and can be contacted by e-mail or on 07970055908.
Triangle to Host District Match
Portland Red Triangle C.C. will be hosting a district fixture on Saturday 13th September (West v South),the club are honoured to asked to stage the fixture and aim to make all players and supporters as welcome as possible,please come along and show your support for Youth cricket in the county.
Youth Team Friendly
Portland Red Triangle and Weymouth CC will be joining forces to field two combined teams for St Albans School's Tour to Dorset. The games will take start on the morning of Monday 26th May, at Redlands on pitches 1 and 2.
News from the Secretary...
1. Chance to Shine Under the ECB/Cricket Foundation Chance To Shine Scheme, PRT CC will be providing coaching at the following schools during the summer term: Wyke Regis Primary, Southwell Primary, Underhill Primary and St Georges Primary. Club Secretary Grant Neven is taking the lead and calls for all members to support the scheme were possible. He added "This is a great opportunity for the club to forge closer links with not just the schools who have signedup to the scheme but thelocal community as well. Hopefully the scheme will enable the club to not just show its commitment to local youth cricket, but its commitment to promote cricket at all levels."
2. Next Management Committee Meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th March at the George Inn at 7.30pm, all committee members are invited to attend.
As part of PRT CC's continued commitment to the community a select 11 from the club will play a fund raising match for the M.V. Freedom. The match will take place on Sunday 24th August and will be part of a fund raising day starting at 1.00pm. All members and supporters of the club are invited to come along a support a worthy local charity which provides sea trips for people of all ages with disabilities. PRT CC's tea ladies will be providing refreshments and the clubwill be firing up the BBQ,further attractions will be a raffle and live music provided by supporters of the M.V. Freedom. So please make a note in your diaries and come along on the day.
Pre-Season Nets & Youth Coaching
PRTCC begin their preparation for the coming season with training and net sessions at Royal Manor Arts College this coming Sunday 11am to 1pm. All members old and new are welcome.
1st team captain Martin Hewson looks forward to the new season, but stressed that "The club will be looking at all players this year, those who train and attend the available sessions can look forward to receiving coaching and fitness instruction, as the club builds for the future by adopting a far more professional approach to both training and pre-match warm ups."
He added "For the club to progress, we need to become more competitive both in our outlook to games and the way we prepare, I am looking for all players to show commitment both on and off the field."
PRTCC Youth training continues at All Saints School on Tuesdays 6-8pm and Royal Manor Arts College Thursdays 6-8pm, all players or those wishing to try the game for the first time are welcome to attend. All sessions are run by the club's E.C.B qualified coaches and cost £2 per session.
Club Secretary Grant Neven praised all the coaching staff for their efforts over the past two years, in which the club's youth section, with the help of Sponsorship from Portland Port, has gone from strength to strength. He added "We have achieved a lot over the last two years starting from nothing, we have forged close links with a number of schools and now have a number of players in the West Dorset Squads, including Tom and Sam Dalkins, Matthew Randell and Simon Proffitt. All the youngsters have shown great commitment and the club hopes in the near future to have players playing at County level."
For further information on these sessions or on the club please contact Club Secretary Grant Neven on 07887943621.
It's all change for next season, in captaincy terms anyway. Martin Hewson takes over from outgoing skipper Simon Barrett to take on the task of leading the Saturday 1st XI back up the divisions after two successive relegations. Last season's Pirates captain Pete Tombs edged out Tony Quayle by one vote to lead the Saturday 2nds, with Conrad Cole stepping into the vacancy as new Pirate captain.
After 2 years in charge of the Sunday 2nd XI, Steven "Squeaker" Browne moved up to captain the 1st XI, holding off the challenge of Alex Warner. Richard Stewkesbury was voted in to lead the 2nd XI and named Jodie Locke as his vice-captain.
Dave Price is the new Triangle evening league captain after Grant Neven relinquished control to concentrate on his secretarial duties, while Glyn Bartholomew is still in charge (for now) of the George Inn side.
The league have released next season's weekend fixtures already. Click on the links below to see which far-flung outposts of Dorset we'll be visiting in 2008:
Saturday 1st XI | Saturday 2nd XI | Sunday 1st XI | Sunday 2nd XI
For an overview of all fixtures and events, check out our Google Fixture Calendar
For the rest of 2007's news click here