News Archive 2011

7 October, 2011

More Close Season Events...

Welly Wanging

The 2nd Annual Welly Wanging competition will be held at the Windowman Oval Reforne on Saturday 29th October, starting at 1pm. See how far you can throw a welly. Throphies for all winners, Adults and Children welcome.

Pop Quiz

The quiz will be held at The George Inn, Portland on Saturday 12th November, from 8.30pm - 11.30pm. A lighthearted Pop Quiz following on from the clubs highly sucessful cricket quiz earlier in the year.

Entry fee is 5 per person with basket meal included

1 October, 2011

Car Boot Sale

PRT will be hosting a car boot sale at the Windowman Oval on Saturday 15 October, from 9am to 2pm (opens at 8am to set up).

Charges are: 7 per car, 9 per car with trailer and 9 per van.

Please arrive early to avoid disappointment if you are selling. Tea and coffee will be available in the clubhouse.

13 September, 2011

Presentation Night

The club's 2011 Presentaion Night will take place on Saturday 24th September at The George Inn Portland 7.30pm onwards. This annual gathering of players, members and supporters is a fun evening where outstanding performances both on and off the field are celebrated and serves as a platform for the club to thank all who have made an effort to help the club, however small. Cost, which includes a buffet, are 5 individual or 10 for a family ticket (2 adults plus Two Children under 16)

Youth Section Winter Training

Portland Red Triangle, in partnership with the Osprey Leisure Centre, will be providing Coaching and trianing throughout the Winter.

Training will start on Thursday 29th September at The Osprey Leisure Centre, Castletown, Portland. The sessions will run from 6pm to 8pm and will be taken by the club's ECB Level 2 coaches Gary Randell and Grant Neven. The sessions will aim to provide drills, instruction and games based on improving their skills and enjoying the game of cricket.

All children will be made welcome and encouraged to enjoy their cricket within a club that aims to provide first class coaching in a child-freindly enviroment.

The club has entered Under 12's, 14's and 16's into the winter West Dorset Indoor League and are looking for all who are interested in playing for a team to attend the training sessions.

Costs are 7 enrolment fee and 2 per session.

4 September, 2011

Averages Update

The Saturday 1st XI averages are now online, click here to view...

As a bonus you can view the combined averages for all weekend sides, click here for a stats overload...

1 September, 2011

Averages Update

The Sunday 1st XI averages are now online, click here to view...


30 August, 2011

Final Weekend Results Roundup

The Saturday 1st XI ended their campaign with a thrilling game against Martinstown at the WindowMan Oval that saw them finish 5th in Division 3. Triangle were bowled out for 177, with skipper Simon Barrett top-scoring with 36. In reply Martinstown were indebted to Ed Nichols (37) and Danny Dancer (56) who led their run chase, leaving it to Moss and Read to hit the winning runs off the penultimate ball of the match. View the scorecard here...

Meanwhile, at Martinstown, the 2nd XI were looking for a maximum point haul and then hoping other results went their way. A fine performance in the field saw Triangle bowl their hosts out for 143, with Jodie Locke the pick of the bowlers with 5-37. Ryan Price marshalled the response with a composed innings of 59 not out, supported by Tony Quayle, leading them over the line for the full 20 points. Unfortunately it wasn't enough as Triangle finished 3rd, just short of promotion. View the scorecard...

The Sunday 1st XI secured the Division 4 title with a superb 8-wicket win at home to Bournemouth 2nds. After looking destined for the title a month ago, a three losses in the last 5 games saw them drop to 2nd, but with their destiny in their hands, Gareth Price led his side back to the top of the championship. Scott Males captured his 45th wicket for the Sunday side, making it a magnificent 70 for all weekend sides.


The Saturday 2nd XI and Sunday 2nd XI averages are now online! You can access these via the stats link in the menu above, or just click this link...

Check back soon for Saturday and Sunday 1st XI stats.

End of Season BBQ

Unfortunately the planned BBQ for Friday 2nd September has been cancelled.

19 August, 2011

Summer Fete

This year's summer fete is on Saturday 10th September at the Windowman Oval, starting at 11am. There are many events planned including: Tug o war, Majorettes, Taekwondo, Whiskey draw, Live Music, Bouncy castle, Dancers, Side stalls, Arts and crafts, Teas and cakes and much more.

All club members are encouraged to attend and anyone who is able to help setup prior to the event or on the day is welcome. Please contact Ade Wilson for further information

End of Season BBQ

On Friday 2nd September, starting at 5.30pm, all players and their families including the youth teams and their parents, are invited the the Window Man Oval for an evening of fun to include food & drink and a good old family game of rounders.

Stat Attack!

PRT's evening league campaign has now come to a close, which saw them escape the clutches of relegation to Division 2 to rise to a third place finish! Now is a time to reflect and what better way with a statistical review of the season? All the usual averages are present including batting, bowling and partnerships. For all you cricketing narcissists the always popular individual stats pages are included and are just a few clicks away, follow this link to stats heaven...

Results Roundup

The Saturday 1st XI followed up their thrilling tie at home to Bridport with an equally nail-biting finish away to basement side Blandford 2nds. After bowling the hosts out for just 132, Triangle made hard work of the run chase as they crept home with 2 wickets remaining. Jan Davey and Simon Proffitt led the recovery, and until he got out with 4 runs required, it looked like Callan Laws had guided the side home. Luckily Elil Thureirajah was on hand and held his nerve to hit the winning runs which sees Portland move up to 4th in Division 3.

The Saturday 2nds scraped to a 2 wicket win against Lytchett, after skipper Grant Neven took matters into his own hand to take 5-39 as the hosts were dismissed for 126. It was left to the 9th wicket pairing of Michael Males (28no) and Tony Morris (6no) to bring home the points. Unfortunately second spot in Division 8 was lost after a 50-run defeat at home to league leaders Shaftesbury.

The Sunday 1sts season has stuttered following successive defeats as skipper Gareth Price had to put the title celebrations on hold. Triangle travelled to Kings Park only to lose to Pokesdown Willows. Two partnerships of 78, first between Simon Barrett (61no) and Callan Laws (59) and Barrett and Matt Randell (39) saw PRT recover from 48-4 to finish on 210-6. This didn't prove to be enough as Pokesdown eventually eased home by 5 wickets. View scorecard...

A low-scoring affair at the Windowman Oval saw Triangle slump to 72-7 before an 8th wicket partnership of 20 between Scott Males (16) and Christian Brown (21no) and 25 for the 9th between Brown and Morris (8) saw Triangle bowled out for 117. A fine bowling and fielding performance saw Charlton Down wobbling at 97-8, but the visitors recovered to win in the 42nd over. View scorecard...

Congratulations to Ryan Price on his maiden ton! Ryan hit a fine 116 not out as the Sunday 2nds scored 298-1 against Pokesdown Willows 2nds, skipper Dave Adkins also notched up 105 before retiring. In reply, the Willows were bowled out for just 95 as Triangle look to maintain their Division 5 status.

2 August, 2011

Results Update

The Saturday 1st XI notched up their third straight win since Matt Gomm's resignation with a 64 run victory over Stalbridge 2nds and are now up to 5th position in Division 3.

Despite losing their last 2 games, the Saturday 2nds are still in 2nd place in Division 8 after their good start to the season and should look to cement their position with a trip to bottom of the table Lytchett 2nds this week.

The Sunday 1sts have bounced back from their first loss of the season away to Winton Sports, with wins against title-challengers Symene by 51 runs, and this week a comfortable 6 wicket win at home to Lytchett Minster to stay top of Division 4. Scott Males took 5 for 17, supported by Sami Rathnayake's 4 for 3, as the visitors collapsed from 84/2 to 110 all out. Simon Proffitt (52) and Jan Davey (34) added 101 for the third wicket after openers Leake and Price fell cheaply. View the scorecard here...

The Sunday 2nds up and down season continued as they convincingly beat Cheselbourne by 89 runs, but then lost away to Ellingham by 8 wickets and maintain their mid-table 6th place in Division 5.

Evening League

PRT made great strides to save themselves from relegation with 3 straight wins which now leaves them with a chance of finishing 3rd. A narrow victory against fellow Division 1 strugglers Budmouth started the run, which saw John Walker hitting the winning runs off the final ball of the game to win by 4 wickets. Chris Leake's 89 inspired a shock 9-run victory over Echo Cup winners and title hopefuls Saggies in a game that swung back and forth and either team could have won.

Triangle's Division 1 status was all but confirmed following last night's convincing 104 run demolition of New Look. Rich Samuel's 40 not out laid the foundations for Triangle's total of 122/6, but then New Look collapsed in spectacular fashion as first Callan Laws (3/2) tore through the top order and then Simon Proffitt picked up a superb fivefer as the visitors were skittled for just 18. View the scorecard here...

PRT Pirates vs Fire/Ambulance Service XI

This Friday, 5th August, the Pirates will face off against the combined might of the Portland Fire and Ambulance Services. There will be a BBQ and beer laid on, as well as soft drinks for under-age club members! All club members are encouraged to attend what should be an entertaining evening, on and off the pitch!

More Extracts from the PRT Coaching Manual...

Our disgraced hack from the NOTW has released another extract from the secret tome. This time it's the mystical art of boosting team morale through clapping...

11 July, 2011

PRT Win Evening League Fixture!

Triangle did what many had thought impossible and won a second game in this season's Swift Signs Evening League Division 1. This result still leaves PRT rooted to the bottom of the table, but gives them a glimmer of hope of avoiding the drop going into the final few games.

Simon Proffitt continued from his 98 vs the Bears with a fine knock of 75, but was run out with the scores level. Dr John "Doc" Walker saw the side home, driving through the covers off the final ball of the game. View the scorecard here...

9 July, 2011

Fun Feature: Extracts from the PRT Coaching Manual

Following the departure of the Saturday 1st XI skipper, and via a shady contact from the News of the World, we at have laid our grubby hands on the top-secret Coaching Manual issued only to Triangle captains.

We will be publishing exclusive titbits from this tome over the rest of the season, the first one is appropriately on Handling the Media...

8 July, 2011

Saturday 1st XI Skipper Quits

Matt Gomm sensationally quit as Saturday 1st XI skipper following the 1st XI's disappointing defeat away to Cerne Valley. Gomm has only recently returned to capataincy duties following an extended holiday, and after seeing his side collapse to 79 all out, decided enough was enough. Click here to read it all at the Echo's Site

Simon Barrett has taken the reins again, read his comments in the Echo here...

Results Update

TThe Saturday 1st XI crashed to their second defeat in a row with a disappointing 9-wicket loss away to Cerne Valley (see report above). This leaves them hovering precariously above the relegation places at 8th in Division 3.

Meanwhile, at The Windowman Oval Reforne, Grant Neven led the Saturday 2nds to their second win in a row with a convincing 8-wicket win over Sturminster & Hinton, keeping them in 2nd place in Division 8. Read the report here.../a>

The Sunday 1st XI continued their fantastic form, maintaining their 100% winning record with a superb 87 run win away to title rivals Stalbridge. View the scorecard here...

The Sunday 2nd XI bounced back from their loss to Sturminster & Hinton with a morale-boosting 2-wicket win over Christchurch 2nds. Michael Males picked up a superb 5 for 24, including a hattrick in his first over to reduce the visitors to 6-3. View the scorecard here...

Evening League

PRT's evening league form looks to be sending them back down to Swift Signs Division 2, though an improved performance against Moby Dicks Bears gave them some hope for their remaining games. Simon Proffitt came agonising close to a century with 98, but Bears' strong batting line-up chased down Triangle's 136. View the scorecard...

23 June, 2011

Weekend Teams

Saturday 1st XI vs Martinstown (Away) - Meet at Clubhouse 12.15
M. Gomm (cpt), S. Barrett, C. Leake, D. Adkins, S. Profitt, O. Whisker, C. Laws, J. Dixon, S. Males, M. Randell, E. Thureirajah

Saturday 2nd XI vs Martinstown (Home) - Matchball Sponsor: Neil The Rat
G. Neven (cpt), R. Price, G. Price, D. Price, D. Strong, M. Nott, P. Laming, T. Quayle, S. Polley, D. Males, J. Davey

Sunday 1st XI vs Bournemouth 2nds (Away) - Meet at Clubhouse 12.00
G. Price (cpt), S. Profitt, C. Leake, C. Laws, O. Whisker, M. Randell, M. Gomm, M. Barrett, S. Males, E. Thureirajah

Sunday 2nd XI vs Sturminster & Hinton (Home) - Matchball Sponsor: BOHO
D. Adkins (cpt), S. Sugg, R. Price, C. Brown, M. Nott, C. Theakstone, R. Samuel, G. Redfern, R. Stewkesbury, J. Wilson

22 June, 2011

Results Roundup

Only the Sunday 1st XI saw action this weekend and they continued their magnificent run, notching up a sixth straight win against Parley 2nds. Chris Leake (88) and skipper Gareth Price (122) put on 145 for the first wicket, and useful contributions from Jan Davey (41) and Callan Laws (13) saw Triangle reach 300/6 from 45 overs.

Simon Proffitt made up for his lack of runs by taking a superb 5/31, with Scott Males taking his Sunday wicket total to 21 with 4/21 as Triangle skittled the visitors for 81. View the scorecard

Neven Sees Stars in Triangle Legends Match

A knockout performance by Ryan Price saw the PRT Legends to a convincing win against a PRT XI in the John Baxter Memorial Game at the Windowman Oval.

Christian "Podge" Brown took the plaudits with a fine spell of bowling of 5/31 including the scalps of Gary Randell, Jan Davey and Melvyn Tremlin.

Gareth Price had earlier achieved Legend status in record time, along with son Ryan, and put the All Star team in control with a knock of 50 (retired). Read the full report here...

20 June, 2011

Triangle Goes to the Dogs!

The newly-formed social committee has arranged another race night at The George Inn. Keep Saturday 16th July free in your diaries, meet at the George at 8pm for an 8.30pm start.

19 June, 2011

An appeal to all members from Club Secretary "Stumpy" Neven.

Could all members please collect there Schools Build Tokens from the Dorset Echo, these will be printed in the Echo every day until the 9th July.

Triangle Youth Cricket

The Under 15s were in action this week and recorded a superb 100-run win against Martinstown. Read the report...

15 June, 2011

John Baxter Memorial Match

On Saturday 18th June The Windowman Oval Reforne will be hosting the John Baxter Memorial Match at 1pm. Portland Red Triangle will be honouring the late John Baxter with a game in his memory featuring a Gary Randell All Stars V Portland Red Triangle X1.

Club Head Coach Gary Randell has organised the game to pay tribute to John Baxter, a club stalwart for many years and a man who inspired many of the current Triangle players to take up the game. Gary added, "John in his time did just about every job within the club, but always had time to advise the youngsters and pass on his words of wisdom. He is much missed at the club and all at the club wanted this game to be held, so we could pay our respects and honour a truly great man and friend to all who had the pleasure of making his acquaintance."

All members and all who knew John are invited to attend and to celebrate his contribution to the club and Portland Life.

9 June, 2011

Weekend Teams

Saturday 1st XI vs Blandford 2nd XI (Home)
S. Barrett (cpt), D. Adkins, S. Proffitt, C. Leake, O. Whisker, E. Sawyer, C. Laws, S. Males, M. Randell, J. Davey, T. Manen.
Matchball Sponsors: BOHO

Saturday 2nd XI vs Shaftsbury (Away)
G. Neven (cpt), T. Quayle, D. Males, M. Males, D. Strong, P. Laming, D. Price, R. Price, M. Nott, R. Johnson, D. Blackman.
Meet at ground 11.45.

Sunday 1st XI vs Charlton Down (Away)
G. Price (cpt), S. Proffitt, C. Leake, J. Davey, C. Laws, E. Sawyer, M. Randell, S. Males, G. Manoz, O. Whisker, G. Randell
Meet at ground 12.15

Sunday 2nd XI vs Pokesdown Willows 2nds (Home)
D. Adkins (cpt), J. Locke, G. Redfern, R. Price, C. Brown, C. Theakstone, S. Sugg, J. Wilson, M. Nott, R. Stewkesbury, L. Hansford
Matchball Sponsors: Orange Cider Bar

25 May, 2011

Weekend Teams

Saturday 1st XI vs Stalbridge (Home):
C. Leake, S. Proffitt, D. Adkins, C. Laws, G. Linley-Munro, M. Randell, S. Males, O. Whisker, M. Nott, G. Price, C. Brown.
Matchball Sponsors: BOHO

Saturday 2nd XI vs Shillingstone 3rd XI (Away):
G. Neven, T. Quayle, J. Locke, P. Laming, D. Males, M. Males, E. Manen, R. Johnson, A. Riley, C. Theakstone, A. Morris.
Meet at ground at 11.45

Sunday 1st XI vs Lytchett Minster (Away):
G. Price, C. Leake, S. Proffitt, C. Laws, M. Randell, S. Males, J. Davey, O. Whisker, S. Barrett, M. Barrett, D. Adkins.

Sunday 2nd XI vs Ellingham (Home): TBA

Half Term Cricket Camp

Portland Red Triangle will once again be holding a Half Term Cricket Camp at the Windowman Oval Reforne Portland. The camp will take place on Wednesday 1st June 10.00am to 3.00pm and is open to all children 7-16.

The Camp will include cricket coaching and drills, mini competitions and much more. The cost is 5 for the day and all attendees are advised to bring a packed lunch. For more information contact club secretary Grant Neven 0788794361
23 May, 2011

Portland Sixes

All members please remember the sixes tournament on Monday 30th of May. The event will start at 10am but we will need members to help from 9am. It is imperative that we, as a club, support and attend this event. Any questions please contact George on 07796 146128

18 May, 2011


A reminder to all members, 2011 membership must be paid by 31st May. Any member failing to pay by this date will automatically be unavailable to play for the club as per the club's constitution. Could all members make sure that they complete a 2011 membership form (these are available from all captains and are in the clubhouse) - this will enable the club to communicate forthcoming events, news and appeals etc as quickly as possible.

2010 Fete Donation

2010 Fete Donation Portland Red Triangle Chair Andrew Randell presented Dennis Smith of the Portland Coastwatch with a cheque from monies raised at the Portland Red Triangle Grand Charity Fete 2010. Andrew added "All at the club we are proud to support our local charities and organisations, the club takes great pride in being able to organise events and support local causes and these help to raise the profile of the club in the local community."

This year’s Grand Charity Fete will take place on Saturday 10th September and any group or organisation wishing to have a stall or take part should contact the club’s social secretary Richard Samuel on 01305-820683 / 07518360516.

Results Update

The Saturday 1sts recorded their first win of the season in emphatic fashion with a superb 196-run win against Compton House. Chris Leak was the star of the show with a brilliant double century, equalling Jon Dixon's club record with a innings of 208 not out. Simon Proffitt supported him well with 65 as they put on over 250 for the second wicket. Compton House started well with but soon collapsed following the departure of their clean-hitting opener and Triangle secured the points. View the videos of Chris' double century here...

The Sunday 2nds lost on their travels to North Dorset with defeat to Gillingham.

The Sunday 1sts made short work of Winton 2nds, reducing them to 118 thanks to Callan Laws (1/13) and Matt Randell (2/21) taking early wickets and Scott Males (3/39) and Chris Leak (2/10) mopping up the tail. Proffitt (64no), Jan Davey (17) and Leak (37no) made short work of the run chase, knocking off the target in just 14.4 overs. View the scorecard

The Sunday 2nds once again fell short on their travels, despite a fine knock of 84 by skipper Dave Adkins. Shillingstone 2nds had looked to be heading to a big score, but Marco Nott's spell yielded 4/29 as they collapsed from 194/5 to 219/9 at the close. Adkins provided the bulk of the runs, supported in two 50 stands by Ryan Price and Nott, but Dave's dismissal saw Triangle slump to 177 all out. View the scorecard

Evening League

PRT's 1st XI got a win at the third attempt with a comfortable 36-run victory over the Lugger. Elliott Sawyer top-scored with 56no, supported well by Callan Laws (45) in a 99-run, 2nd wicket partnership. A good bowling and fielding display by Triangle restricted the Lugger to 85/5 in reply. View the scorecard

Under 11's

Triangle's Under 11's continued their fine form with another victory with a 71-run win away to Martinstown. Chasing 259, Triangle's last wicket partnership of 64 between Jack Terry and Tom Bearwish, who top-scored with 29,  saw Portland end on 330. View the report here.

Under 13's

Congratulations to the Under 13's who have reached the Semi-Final of the West Dorset U13 Cup, albeit by default as the opposing teams awarded us the games. The match is scheduled for Thursday 19th May at Reforne, so all club members are encouraged to support our youth team's attempt to reach the cup final!

14 May, 2011

Results Update

The Saturday 1st XI were unable to bounce back from the opening weekend defeat to Cerne Valley, as rain stopped play in the match against Parley 2nds. Dismissed for 89 on a bowler-friendly wicket, Triangle had the hosts wavering at 46-5 when the heavens opened.

Likewise, the Saturday 2nds couldn't build on their impressive 127-run victory away to Sturminster & Hinton when the game against Stalbridge 3rds was cancelled.

The Sunday 2nds were able to play the following day and triumphed with a crushing 10-wicket win against Winton Sports 3rd. The visitors were dismissed for just 39, which Triangle made short work of reaching without loss.

The Sunday 1sts were spared from the threat of rain with a bye last week, and thus still remain unbeaten following their impressive 80-run victory at home to Stalbridge.

Evening League

Portland Red Triangle's return to Division 1 has proved to be a wake-up call to the side that marched to the Division 2 title last season. Saggies were first to burst the bubble with a comfortable 50-run win at Reforne over Olly Whisker's team (click here for scorecard), while New Look handed out another 45-run defeat at Redlands (click here for scorecard).

10 May, 2011

Weekend Teams

Saturday 1sts v Compton House (Home)
S. Barrett (cpt), C. Leak, D. Adkins, S. Proffitt, C. Laws, O. Whisker, E. Sawyer, J. Dixon, S. Males, M. Randell, G. Linley-Munro.
Matchball Sponsors - Melcombe Regis Construction.

Saturday 2nds v Gillingham (Away)
G. Neven (cpt), J. Locke, M. Nott, P. Tombs, R. Price, G. Price, T. Quayle, R. Johnson, M. Males, S. Polley, D. Price
Meet Clubhouse 11.45.

Sunday 1sts v Winton Sports 2nds (Home)
G. Price (cpt), S. Proffitt, C. Leak, O. Whisker, C. Laws, G. Manu, J. Davey, M. Randell, E. Sawyer, S. Males, J. Walker. 12th Man C. Brown.
Matchball Sponsors - BOHO

Sunday 2nds v Shillingstone 2nds (Away)
D. Adkins (cpt), R. Price, M. Nott, S. Sugg, W. Trevett, C. Theakstone, R. Samuel, M. Males, J. Locke, G. Redfern, A. Morris
Meet at ground 12.00

Under 11's

The under 11's were in action this week and notched up a fine victory against Cerne Valley. Read the match report here...

28 April, 2011

Weekend Teams

Saturday 1sts v Cerne Valley (Home)
S. Barrett (cpt), D. Adkins, C. Leak, S. Proffitt, J. Dixon, C. Laws, E. Sawyer, S. Rathnayake, M. Randell, G. Price, S. Males.
Matchball Sponsors - BOHO
Meet at ground 1.00pm

Saturday 2nd,s v Sturminster & Hinton (Away)
G. Neven (cpt), D. Strong, D. Males, P. Laming, O. Whisker, J. Locke, C. Brown, R. Price, D. Price, R. Johnson, P. Tombs.
Meet at Ground 12.00pm

Sunday 1sts v Stalbridge (Home)
G. Price (cpt), S. Proffitt, C. Leak, O. Whisker, C. Brown, J. Davey, C. Laws, S. Males, M. Randell, J. Walker, G. Randell
12th Man: A. Randell
Matchball Sponsors - Orange Cider Bar
Meet at ground 1.00pm

Sunday 2nds v Christchurch 2nds (Away)
D. Adkins (cpt), M. Nott, R. Price, S. Sugg, C. Theakstone, R. Johnson, G. Redfern, J. Locke, M. Males, L. Hansford, A. Morris. 12th Man: J. Adkins.

26 April, 2011

St George's Day Beer Festival

Beer Festival organiser Rich Samuel and his sub-committee extend all their thanks to all club members and everyone else who turned up either to help out or just drink beer at a very successful event.

Also thanks go to the George Inn's landlords Anthony and Tracey Storey, who without them we wouldn't have been able to hold it at all.

The weekend raised around a massive 3000 (hopefully more once all barrel sponsorships are in) towards club funds which should go a long way towards upgrading the grounds equipment.

7 April, 2011
NatWest CricketForce 2011 promo


A reminder to all club members that CricketForce is this weekend. All help is actively encouraged to get the ground and pavilion ready for the first games of the season. Work starts on both days at 10am, with a car wash operating on Sunday and run by the junior members. If you can only spare an hour your efforts will be more than welcome!

St George's Day Beer Festival

St George's Day Beer Festival Portland Red Triangle, with the George Inn, will be holding a beer festival over the long weekend from Friday 22nd April to Monday 25th April. The event kicks off at midday on 22nd April with prices set at 2.50 for a pint and 1.30 for a half. Live music has been booked for Saturday, Sunday and Monday (more details available on the George Inn's site -

Any club members who are available to aid with serving behind the bar on any of the days, please contact Richard Stewkesbury on 01305 823502.

28 March, 2011

Pre-CricketForce Work Party

NatWest CricketForce 2011 promo As Dave Adkins has scheduled his wedding to clash with CricketForce, there will be an additional weekend for any Triangle members who find themselves committed to the former event.

A work party is hoping to meet on Saturday 2nd April at 10am to help prepare the ground for the new season. Efforts will mainly be concentrated on preparing the pavilion for repainting both the interior and exterior as well as further work on the grounds.

All members are urged to come along and help either this weekend or on 9-10 April for the official CricketForce weekend.

23 March, 2011

Race Night

Portland Red Triangle will be holding a Race Night on Saturday 26th March, starting at 8.30pm at the George Inn. Entry to the event is 3, which gives you you get 1600 of fantasy monopoly money to bet with over 8 races. The person with the most monopoly money at the end of the night is the winner!!!

For more details hassle Social Secretary Rich Samuel on

Indoor League Update

PRT U14's bounced back to defeat Bridport by 33 runs thanks to a fine all-round performance from Harry Munson. Read all about it here...

19 March, 2011

Portland Red Triangle Mini Tour 16-17 April

A merry band of men led by Captain 'No Mercy' Gomm will travel to Wales to do Battle with our good friend Porthcawl C.C. on Saturday 16th April. The jolly ship will leave at 7.30am from the home port of Reforne and travel to our overnight port at the Blue Seas B & B. Once all cargo is unloaded the merry band of men will travel inland to Margam House where battle will commence.

Win, Lose or Draw the good ship Portland will set sail for a night of festivities in the company of the good ship Porthcawl. Any member wishing to join the crew please contact either Captain Gomm or Ship's Navigator Stumpy Neven. Cost of the voyage 40 - 45.

14 March, 2011

New Triangle Kit

Thanks to the work of Richard Johnson and generous sponsorship from PTS Plumbing Trade Supplies, Triangle are able to offer all members a special deal for a new set of whites for the upcoming season.

A set of shirt and trousers with your own choice of squad number will be available for the bargain price of 20! (note this applies to the first set only, extra shirts & trousers are available at additional cost).

For a full list of kit download the order form by clicking this link and return to Richard Johnson either by printing out a copy or emailing it to him at:

NatWest CricketForce 2011 promoCricketForce 2011

Triangle members are aiming to be out in force to help prepare the club house and grounds on the 9th and 10th of April. On Saturday 9th we will hopefully be prepping the pavilion to be painted.

The Junior Teams will be hosting a car wash from 10am on Sunday 10th April 2011 at Portland Red Triangle’s Reforne Ground. We would love for parents to come along too as the additional help would be most appreciated.

We have many other projects planned over the two days and if you have any specific skills please Richard Johnson know on: 07805357105.

Remember, NatWest CricketForce is the biggest annual volunteering event in sport and is set to attract enough volunteers to fill Lord’s Cricket Ground three times over (85,000).

Under 18 Fixtures

The Under 18 fixtures are now online, click here...

11 March, 2011

Indoor League Updates

Results and match reports for the latest rounds of indoor league action are online, read all about it here...

Youth Section Cricket Camps

Portland Red Triangle Cricket Club will once again holding Cricket Camps over the School Holidays.

The first two dates are as follows: Wednesday 20th April and Wednesday 1st June.

Each camp will run from 10am - 3pm and involve both coaching sessions and mini tournaments. The Sessions are open to all aged 8 to 16 at a cost of 5 per session.

Club Head Coach Gary Randell noted the success of last year's camps and added, "The camps we ran last year proved to be very popular and gave the youngsters the opportunity to not just receive first class coaching in all aspects of the game, but also the chance to take part in mini leagues and tournaments with the emphasis being placed on fun."

To book your place contact Club Secretary Grant Neven 07887943621

Summer Youth Training

Coaching sessions will be held every Wednesday from 27 April from 6pm to 8pm. Boys and girls who are 8+ and of all abilities are welcome to attend. All sessions are taken by fully qualified ECB coaches.

Each session will cost 2. For further details contact Club Secretary Grant Neven on 07887943621

18 February, 2011

West Dorset District Call-Ups

Congratulations to the following players from our Youth section who have been selected to represent West Dorset in the half term indoor cricket festival at the Dorset Cricket Centre Hurn:

Luke Strong, Tom Bearwish, Tom Dalkins, Harry Munson and Chris Theakstone.

Coach Grant Neven will also be managing the Under 14's and said, "The boys selected I feel sure will do the club proud, they have all shown outstanding ability and application both at club and district training and are all a credit to the club. Head Coach Gary Randell, supported by all those who have given up their time to help out at training, should also give themselves a big pat on the back."

Attention all parents/carers your club needs you

A message from Keith Brewer, Cricket Development Director, Dorset Cricket...
A bespoke workshop has been designed and arranged which aims to provide parents and potential helpers with the basic skills involved in umpiring and scoring junior club matches. I am sure you will agree that such people are of great benefit to the successful running of your youth sides. On speaking with numerous parents, the general consensus has been that they would be willing to help out except they find both roles daunting due to a lack of knowledge. This workshop will provide the necessary tools and confidence in undertaking umpiring and scoring roles.

This would also work as a great refresher for your helpers in advance of the 2011 season.

Confidence in Officiating Workshop

'An Ideal workshop for parents and helpers to improve confidence in umpiring & scoring junior club games'

Date - 23/02/2011
Time - 7PM
Venue - The Cricket Development Office, Wimborne C.C, Kings Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY.
Tutors - Ally Jarvis and Steve Wilson

Email to book a place or for further information.

Also, this season's friendly and representative fixtures are now online, click here...

8 February, 2011

Emergency General Meeting

Due to the resignation of the Club Chair, Dr John Walker, an EGM to elect a new Chair will take place on Tuesday 1st March at the YMCA Reforne Portland starting at 7.00pm.

All members are invited to attend. Nominations can be taken on the night or sent by the proposer and signed by a seconder to Club Secretary Grant Neven (129 0ld Noll Gardens, Weymouth, DT4 0LQ) to be received by Monday 28th February.

17 January, 2011

Youth Fixtures Online

The fixtures for the Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 sides are now online. Click on the links below to view:

Under 11 Fixtures
Under 13 Fixtures
Under 15 Fixtures

15 January 2011

Indoor League Update

Portland Red Triangle Under 16's v Cerne Valley Under 16's

Triangle triumph in last ball thriller.

Portland lost the toss and Cerne elected to bat in a match that emphasized all that is good in youth cricket.
Matt Randell gave Portland the best possible start by bowling a maiden. Portland continued to produce both excellent bowling and fielding, but the Cerne openers were quick to punish anything short or wide as the run rate mounted. With both openers having to retire, Portland quickly accounted for two wickets, but the Cerne batting attack continued to punish the loose ball and Cerne finished their 12 overs with a challenging 132-2.

Portland's opening pair of Randell (39 no) and Christian Brown (26) played with maturity and confidence against some fine bowling and kept Portland up with the run rate. Both openers had to retire, and when Cerne quickly accounted for Ryan Price for 0, the game appeared to have swung Cerne's way. Duncan Bezzant (10) and Micheal Colbrocke(13) just kept up with the required run rate against tight bowling and fielding that was, at times, awesome. With 2 overs remaining, Portland needed 18 runs, and despite losing two more wickets entered the last over needing just 6 more. Despite some tight bowling, Randell sealed the win with a classic straight drive for six off the last ball.
Portland manager Grant Neven praised both sides 'What a match and what an advert for youth cricket.Two evenly matched sides who gave their all and produced a match of the highest standard. I for one would like to congratulate both sides not just on the standard of play, but on their sportsmanship as well'.

Portland Man of the Match: Matthew Randell.

8 January 2011

Indoor League Update

Portland start new year with an impressive double.

Under 12's v Weymouth

Having won the toss and electing to bat Portland's openers Tom Bearwish and Luke Strong made a positive start before Bearwish ( 14 ) fell to a good catch behind. Strong was joined at the wicket by Lewis Richards and the two dominated the Weymouth attack with solid running between the wickets and some impressive stroke play. The runs continued to flow, and after Richards retired for 27, skipper Ben Graham (19 no) joined Strong, who fell in the last over for an impressive and cultured innings of 21. This all-round effort enabled Portland to close on a highly competitive 150-2.
Weymouth were always behind the run rate as accurate bowling and sharp fielding kept up the pressure. Tom Hinde had a fine day in the field and Strong held on to two fine catches. Graham (2-19) and Richards (2-14) never gave the Weymouth batsmen chance to dominate, and Weymouth's innings closed on 98-4, giving Portland a handsome victory by 52 runs

Portland Man of the Match Lewis Richards.

Under 14's v Powerstock

With Portland fielding two new players in Nick Voss and Ben Evans, the U14's knew that they would have to work hard to beat a strong Powerstock side. Having being put into bat, openers Voss and Tom Dalkins once again accumulated runs at a steady rate as Portland's batsmen set to dominate the bowlers. With the score on 42 after 4 overs, Voss was run out attempting quick runs and Dalkins was joined in the middle by Tyler Penny. Dalkins fell to a fine catch but skipper Harry Munson joined Penny and continued to punish the lose ball as the runs continued to flow. Munson fell for 21 and Portland lost a further two wickets as Powerstock fought back. With the fall of Evans, Penny rejoined the game and dominated the Powerstock attack, hitting 24 off the final over to finish with 53 not out, his maiden half century for the club, enabling Portland to close on a challenging 132-5.
The Portland bowlers then produced a succession of accurate and testing overs, supported by an outstanding display in the field. Powerstock lost two early wickets, and were never allowed to get back into the game. With the score on 75 Voss accounted for the final Powerstock batsman to give Portland victory by 57 runs. Voss finished with 2-4 from his 4 overs and Dalkins 2-9.

Portland Man of the Match Tyler Penny.

Manager Grant Neven was full of praise for the Portland youngsters: "What a great start to 2011, every player gave 100% and the team ethic was second to none. Bowlers, batsmen and fielders performed to high standard and should be proud of both their performances and their sportsmanship. Each and every one was a credit to the club."

7 January, 2011

The Club's first Management Committee Meeting will take place at 7pm on Mon 10th January at the George Inn.

3 January, 2011

Portland Red Triangle begin preparations for their 2011 campaign with the first of its weekly training/net sessions this Sunday 9th January at the Osprey Centre Portland. The sessions will run from 11am to 1pm at a cost of 3 per session.

The club is looking to build on the progress made last year by all the club's teams and hope that, with a comprehensive training and fitness programme being introduced at all sessions, the performance on the pitch will be raised to a higher level and see all the club's teams being competitive and battling for honours.

Head coach Gary Randell added, "The club fought well at all levels last year, but there is still room for improvement if we are once again be a force to be reckoned with. We have a good crop of youngsters coming through the ranks and many of these should be challenging for senior honours this season."

The sessions are open to all members and the club welcome new players, for more information contact club Secretary Grant Neven 07887943621.

The Club's Youth section resume training on Thursday 6th Jan at the Osprey Centre 6pm - 8pm and welcome any youngsters under 16 who are interested in playing cricket.

13 December, 2010

2011 Fixtures Online

Next season's fixtures are now online, time to start planning any holidays around these dates!

Saturday 1st XI
Saturday 2nd XI
Sunday 1st XI
Sunday 2nd XI

Indoor League Update

Reports are online for the U12's 2 wicket win over Cerne Valley and the U14's 23 run win also against Cerne Valley.

The newly formed U21's came close to beating Weymouth, but lost on the final ball in an epic encounter. Skipper Olly Whisker filed this report...

For the rest of 2010's news click here

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