ROUND RECAP: C,D and a sensational E Grade win led by some rising stars, a great Under 12’s win and the first A-Grade loss of the season.

A GRADE: Chasing only 108 runs for the win the A Grade unfortunately fell 29 runs short to suffer our first loss for the season. Nick Work batted well steadying the ship after some quick wickets at the top, before being removed with a good delivery. Jarryd Simister also provided some hope late in the innings with some pinch hitting but was unfortunately left with too much to do after the top order failed to fire.Best with the bat:J. Simister – 24 (29)N. Work – 23 (94)A disappointing result for the team but a timely reminder of the hard work and effort required coming into the business end of the season.We look to bounce back this week against Glenelg at home. #uptheRamblers

A GRADE T20 GrandFinal: After winning the toss at very a blustery Cove Oval, Captain Josh Rozzi Rosman elected to bat & started the team off wonderfully, in company of in form Laurence Borda to build 51 for the first wicket. Nick Work would come and go quickly before Fabian Saunders would enter the crease and continue to build before the Ramblers lost a few quick wickets in heir closing overs. Ben Kanck & Emil Nachazel both contributed to get the team to a solid total of 7/148 on a slow oval.The Cove’s innings couldnt have started much worse with a direct hit runout from Borda taking the key wicket of Kye Dean for a duck. The Ramblers continued to find a way to take key wickets just as the Cove batsmen got themselves in. A couple of remarkable catches from Ben Kanck & Jon Ferris had the crowd in awe as the Ramblers tightened the screws on the middle & lower order batsmen taking the run chase out of reach.Checkout the Ramblers highlights here thanks to our Premier Broadcast Partner Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service. Best with the Bat: Laurence Borda – 45 Josh Rosman – 31 Fabian Saunders – 21 Ben Kanck – 17* Emil Nachazel – 16 Best with the BallJon Ferris – 3/10 (4.0) Jacob Handke – 2/25 (4.0) Zach Venning – 1/27 (4.0)

B GRADE: We started the day with our eyes set on chasing down 220. We lost a couple of wickets before JC and Ben Stallard put on a good partnership before Ben fell for 33 after an amazing catch. Jon Ferris hit 71 and at one point the opposition had 9 fielders on the boundary. Will Baird offered good support with 25. This was a good chase by the team but we just couldn’t finish it off, all out for 188.

C GRADE: Resuming at 1 for 18 we batted with purpose and scored at greater than 5 runs per over for our 29 overs faced.Strunk and Hansen both batted well with a partnership of 103 and put us in a position where we could push for an outright.We passed South Road’s total in the 21st over and pressed on to increase our lead to 55 with 29 overs to bowl for an attempted outright result.Best with the bat:Strunk 61Hansen 46Spano 23South Road retuned to the crease and batted with determination to avoid an outright result and finished the day on 6 for 94.Again we bowled well creating opportunities and taking an early wicket but a 50 run second wicket partnership thwarted our attempt for an outright result despite taking 4 for 10.Another really impressive team performance with bat and bowl.Best with the ball:Wender 2 for 6 from 8 oversMorey 2 for 31 from 7 oversDonnelly 1 for 4 from 4 oversWith two minor round games remaining lets get out to training this week and prepare for our next game against third placed Sheidow Park.

D GRADE: After making 363 runs last week we were hoping for quick wickets to set up putting them in for a second innings. Mitchell Park dug in early and played defensively from the opening overs scoring only 45 runs off the first 20 overs. By the end of the day we bowled Mitchell Park out for 124 on the 52nd over. Everyone got a bowl (10 bowlers) with Andrew Goudie, Joel Bates and Ashley Strauss picking up 2 wickets each. Ashley Bates bowled very well in his 10 overs for only 16 runs and was unlucky not to pick up a wicket. Well done Ramblers on securing a very convincing win.

E GRADE: A sensational win by the Ramblers on Saturday. Chasing 220 on a lush outfield was never going to be easy. The skipper and Jack Sullivan worked hard early but when the skipper thew his wicket away being too cute it triggered a mini collapse with Sullivan and Rea following quickly. Enter Vansh Sekhon and Josh Payne who steadied the ship and saw us through to the first break. 3/52 , whilst the run rate was ok the wicket loss was dangerous. Payne and Sekhon suffering a migrane would show great maturity to bat the whole second session pushing the score into the 120’s. This was the platform that would give us the chance to claim the game. This pair continued to bat well into the last session until Sekhon was beaten by the pitch. The ball didnt bounce and playing back was struck in front and was out LBW. Howell, Cram, Jones all did their bit to turnover the strike and to give Payne as much strike as possible. Michael Sadler would join Payne with about six overs to play and needing just under seven runs an over. Michaels mini inning was so important, turning the strike over but also scoring himself with a series of drives that found the boundary. Fittingly with the end of the second last over coming and against the oppositions best player Payne scored the winning runs with a boundary finishing on 93 not out. Payne’s effort for the team and his 93 runs is as good as a century any day of the week. This inning along with his 4/17 was a man of the match performance. Thanks to our loyal supporters , Mums and Dads for coming out to cheer us on it was most appreciated. Cricket is a sensational sport that teaches us so much about the participants character and that teaches the participant so much about life in general. I cant speak more highly of the fellows that are playing in the team each week. That is the second close win in three rounds and we look forward to the last two rounds to see just what we can achieve together. Go Ramblers

UNDER 16’s: Day 1 of our final game of the year. Port Noarlunga won the toss, elected to bat and we were up and about when we had them 4/15 in the 8th over, although they recovered a little to be 6/60 at drinks after 17 overs.The message to the lads was to keep the pressure on and the concentration up and aim to finish them off for under 80 during the next session. We partially achieved that target having them all out in 28 overs, however some loose bowling down leg side and a couple of dropped chances saw them claw their way to 114. Wicket takers, Ryan 3/16 from 4 overs, Ashley 2/3, Lachie, Sam Murphy, Brad and Luis 1 each and a runout to Josh. Catches, Rayn 2, Luis 2, Lachie 1, Ashley 1.We had 20 overs to bat to close out the day and the home side came out bowling tightly and with good pace and despite Ashley batting though his first 8 overs to voluntarily retire we lost wickets early being 4/16 at the 11 over mark. Luis and Ryan then batted sensibly for the next 8 overs to steady things down, both retiring and unfortunately we would lose Joel on the final ball of the day, finishing 5/29 and requiring 86 next week to pull off a win. The game is evenly poised with Ashely, Luis and Ryan all retired to come back in and Brad no2 at the crease. It will be really important for our lower order to value their wicket and get through their allotted overs for minimal loss and with 30 overs in play we have the time to make the runs. Cheers and see you at the cricket, Daz.

UNDER 16’s T20 Semi-final: Finishing 3rd in the T20 comp meant we met 2nd placed Morphy Park on their home ground which was beautifully turned out. The home side won the toss and elected to bat and we were in high spirits when our opening bowlers both struck early having them 2 down for 2 runs in 2 overs. Morphy Park then steadied and recovered their innings putting on runs through the middle overs. Ben and Josh steadied the run rate somewhat over the final 5 overs leaving the home side 5/129 after their allotted 20 overs. Wicket takers Josh and Ashley 1 each and Ben Kean 3 overs 1 maiden 3 for 8 bowling a very fast and accurate spell. Catches to Joel and Ben. Ashley and Ryan opened the innings and Morphy Park bowled tightly, restricting our scoring and putting pressure on our batters. We batted through the 20 overs but were unable to challenge their score finishing 7/84. Top scorer Ryan 34 from 38 deliveries and a 30 run partnership at the end from Luis 13no and Lachie 12no gave us something to cheer. Well done to Morphettville Park, they were worthy winners and we wish them well when they take on Flagstaff Hill in the final. Cheers and see you at the cricket. Daz

UNDER 14’s: Batting first we had the goal to bat our 40 overs. At the half way mark we were 6/105. In the last 20 overs we scored 2/145 to finish on 8/251. It was great to see Rohan retire and score his highest score this season with 12. There were many other contributors with Gabe 48* (28 balls), Liam 31* 27 balls), Thomas 27* (27 balls), Jacob 22, Ciaran 20* (30 balls) Ben 19* (27 balls), James 13 (15 balls), Jaccsen 12 (10 balls). The boys responded perfectly to a dangerous position, valuing their their wickets, putting away the bad balls, and posting a solid team score.

UNDER 14’s T20 Final: On Friday night we took on Coromandel. We won the toss and captain Ben had no hesitation in choosing to bat. We navigated our way through some tricky rule requirements to post a competitive 6/94. Highlights included Jaccsen with 20 runs including 3 big sixes, and Josh with a big six off the last ball of the innings. We were in the game at 4/34 but unfortunately Coromandel grinded their way to 6/97 with 2 overs to spare. We only conceded 3 extras which is a testament to our improvement in our bowling and Charlie’s efforts behind the stumps. The team can hold their heads high for their gallant efforts and improvement as a team.

UNDER 12’s: Well what a difference from last week!The team played and performed so well as a team today. From the start Euan and Henry asserted their dominance with some textbook batting! Brilliant! From there each and every batter played a wonderful innings and showed great maturity in their shot selection! Special mention for Arch who received player of the match. His bowling today was just perfect and super unlucky not to have a bag of wickets against his name. Bonnie yet again missed out on a hat-rick and was sensational! All the bowlers were spot on today with Mitch finishing of the last batter clean bowled to see the team celebrating with a well deserved win!Other notable efforts were James who kept his wicket for the first time this season! Max for smashing a great 4 and a great wicket, Elliot for commitment in the field as usual!!!, both Josh’s for awesome displays of bowling and batting and to Dylan who captained us through to our most dominant win.Great to see the team work today as one! Enjoy the win! Go Ramblers!

UNDER 10’s: Coromandel Valley Ramblers U10s 4/90 def by Keswick Gold 3/108.Captain Leon lost the toss and we were asked to bowl. Once again the boys bowled many no balls and if reduced our games would be a lot closer. Our 2 keepers for the day Lucas and Ethan W were the pick of the bowlers with Ethan W, Ben and Leon taking 1 wicket each. With the bat everyone contributed with Ethan C top scoring with 9. Apart from a couple of silly run outs the boys played their shots and called well from some good bowling from the opposition. One game to go and let’s hope we can play well and finish the season off with a win.

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