PRT's recruitment dept have made a signing
Portland Red Triangle are pleased to announce the arrival of Kyle Sloane who will be joining us for the 1st XI's return to Division 1. Kyle is a right arm fast-medium bowling all rounder from New Zealand.
Many thanks to Quiddles Cafe in Chiswell for sorting out accomodation and employment for Kyle while he plays for us in the summer.
Pre-season is underway at Portland's Atlantic Academy
For all current players, or those wishing to join us for this season, pre-season training has started at the Atlantic Academy.
The session runs from 5.45pm to 7.15pm on Friday evenings. All ages are welcome.
The league fixtures have been published for both Saturday sides
The Saturday 1sts are back in Division 1 and start their campaign with a trip to Broadstone, followed by a home clash with last year's Division 2 title rivals Compton House.
The Saturday 2nds are also playing in a higher division following last year's promotion, kicking off the season by hosting Abbostbury in the El Chesilco derby, then they're on the road to face Wareham.
After the Sunday league was disbanded at the end of last season due to mass apathy, Triangle is looking to revive the Pirates side and should be playing some more Sunday friendlies, so anyone who is interested check back here for updates.
Tribute by Chairman John Walker:
"Most of you will have heard by now that Mary Males passed away on the 24th November. For many years, she gave her all to supporting the cricket club that her husband and sons loved to play for. By the time I got to know her, she was already experiencing ill health, but Mary was still the life and soul of any club gathering. She will be much missed. Our thoughts are with Dave, Scott and Mike."
The funeral will be held at 2:30pm on Tues 12th Dec at Weymouth Crematoirum.
PRT have extended their season by entering to the indoor league at Clayesmore.
Indoor skipper Matt Randell files his report of the opening games against Cheselbourne & Stalbridge:
"The first indoor games saw a win and a loss. We played Cheselbourne first. Winning the toss we had a bat and had a rocky start with Ryan Price being run out without facing a ball. Oliver Whisker and Matthew Randell then set about their business, Whisker retiring quickly and then returning later ending on 50 and myself just getting the one bat and ending on 25.
Rich Samuel and Matthew Barrett scored some useful runs down the order and Cameron Scott chipped in with some quick runs in the middle. Baz and Rich took the first few overs and Rich managed to pick up a wicket. There was then a run out and I managed to get some serious turn out of a hockey ball and return figures of 4-12 from 2 overs.
We won the toss in the second game against Stalbridge and decided to have a bowl. We got off to a bad start the first two overs going for 38 and only about 4 of them coming off the bat. Stalbridge accumulated 194 in 12 overs losing just 1 wicket to an outstanding catch from Rich. We unfortunately bowled 60 extras in that game and ended up only accumulating 130. Olly was once again the leading run scorer with 40. I got 22 and Rich, Baz and Cam chipped in down the order. Unfortunately Ryan’s fortunes did not turn and he only lasted 2 balls before chipping it up.
We learnt a few things for next time and discipline with the ball and whilst fielding will certainly need to improve but also lots of positives to take from the outing.
PRT made a rare trip to the annual DCL awards ceremony to pick up some silverware
Representatives of PRT attended the annual awards ceremony on 30th October, at The Leaze, Wimborne.
1st XI captain Matt Randell, accompanied by veteran stalwart Simon Barrett collected the Division 2 Champions Trophy.
Olly Whisker collected the Division 5 runners-up award. The 2nds got a special mention (but no trophy) as the only side in the league not to fall fowl of the weather last season, which was nice.
Simon Proffitt won the League's Outstanding Performance award, which was presented and collected by club chairman John Walker.