Edwards’ 69 goes in vain as Ringwood beat Richmond by five wickets

Richmond Cricket Club suffered another loss at Russell Lucas Oval as Ringwood beat Dom Matarazzo and Co by five wickets on Saturday.

Having been put in to bat, Richmond openers Jake Fraser-McGurk and Scott Edwards started off on a decent note as the duo put on a 40-run stand.

Ringwood’s first change David King, though, put an end to Fraser-McGurk’s innings. Wil Parker (10) and Tim Goodman (16) tried to play the second fiddle to Edwards, who scored a 50 and has now amassed 478 runs in the tournament. However Parker and Goodman failed to convert their starts as Richmond were reduced to 3/114.

Goodman’s wicket though led to a collapse as King, Brendan Walsh and Zak Evans combined to dismiss the lower batting order in quick succession as Richmond were struggling at 8/139. Marcus Berryman put on a fight but eventually was dismissed for 13 as Ringwood bundled Richmond out for 160.

Chasing 161, Ringwood’s openers Thomas Rogers and Ian Holland stitched together a 54-run stand to put the hosts in a dominant position. Breakthroughs from Krishna Padmanabhan and Mitch Perry proved to be slightly late as Rogers (63) and Jack Blain (43*) kept Ringwood in control. As a result, even a late burst from Sam Mills (3/25) wasn’t enough for Richmond to bounce back as the hosts chased down the target with 5 wickets in hand.

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Pednekar, Singh star in Richmond’s comprehensive nine-wicket win

Yash Pednekar and Shobit Singh compiled a mammoth stand at Central Reserve North as Richmond Cricket Club crushed Ringwood by nine wickets on Saturday.

The toss fell in Greg Connor’s favour who chose to bowl. Ringwood openers Corey Dinnen and Benjamin Gibson started on a positive note on a track which seemed to be toothless.

The pair were cautious enough to provide a solid foundation until Joshua Carroll had Gibson dismissed for 15. Christopher Moorhouse though held one end up as Dineen took the attack to the opposition after reaching the 50-run mark. The explosive opener refused to change his gears as Richmond looked to break the momentum as Ringwood were near 1/143 in the 31st over and threatening to reach the 275-run mark.

However, clever bowling changes and composed captaincy from Connor meant that Richmond staged a sensational comeback. Dan Scholz clean bowled Dineen for 95 which led to a sudden fall in the run rate. Harry Flynn and Tyson Freeman struck a couple of blows but Dylan Tibballs, Bailey Moon and Andrew Humphries bowled exceptionally in the death as the hosts kept the visitors’ total to 8/236.

High on confidence after a string of wins – including two small albeit successful chases – Richmond’s openers Pednekar and Singh refused to provide any chances for Ringwood openers.

The duo were patient and never let the scoreboard pressure get to them with clever rotation of strike and punishing the bad balls efficiently. Initially Singh dropped anchor while Pednekar was slightly more aggressive. But once the pair brought together the 100-run stand in the 27th over, runs started flowing as Pednekar hit a fifty followed by Singh.

Pednekar and Singh were hardly troubled by the Ringwood bowlers until Vishwa Ramkumar, making his debut in the 2s, scalped his maiden wicket as Singh holed out for a gritty 77 thus ending the 172-run opening stand.

Pednekar (118*) though was unperturbed by his partner’s dismissal as he smashed his second ton of the season and was well supported by Kyle Viccars (30*) at the other end as Richmond chased down 237 in the 50th over with nine wickets in hand.

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Dekel fights lone battle as Ringwood down Richmond by 27 runs

James Dekel’s 111 was the highest score of the fixture at Jubilee Park but it wasn’t enough as Richmond Cricket Club fell short by 27 runs against Ringwood on Saturday.

Batting first, Archie Flynn (44), Angus Adamson (42) and Trent Wynne (52) were the main contributors for Ringwood as they posted 8/221. Ashley Becker made a fitting comeback from injury as the pacer ended up with figures of 4/40 with Jordan Hesline (1/42) and Dulith Mihirpenna (1/32) being the other wicket takers.

Richmond’s batting – barring Dekel – never seemd to be get going though as all the Ringwood pacers chipped in with regular wickets with Govind Nandini (3/27) being the pick of the bowlers. Dekel produced a sensational individual effort in a boundary-laden century but eventually lost out on partners as Richmond folded for 194.

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Dhruval Parikh four-for helps Richmond stage incredible comeback, win by 27 runs

Richmond Cricket Club bounced back from a difficult position to end up victorious against Ringwood at Central Reserve South on Saturday.

After losing Aryan Arora for a duck, Jack Iverson (16) and Harry Gell (32) steadied the position. Even Ben McDonald (21) got a start after Iverson’s wicket but Matthew Mountain took three wickets in quick succcession as Richmond were in tatters at 6/89.

But Tom Cashman, an efficient batsman, pulled Richmond out of the hole with a 61-ball 39-run vigil and Jacob Carruthers chipped in with 13 as Richmond finished on 163.

The chase seemed to be in Ringwood’s control with Cambell Mole (33) going great guns but Dhruval Parikh had him stumped. Earlier, Noah Bennett, making his debut, grabbed his debut wicket as he sent Blair Allan back to the hut for 14.

Mole’s dismissal on 67 led to a remarkable collapse as Ringwood lost five wickets for 9 runs. The fielding was also spot on as Una Raymond-Hoey and Jack Beer were run out for 10 and 3 respectively.

From then on Tyler Walsh completed the formalities as Richmond won by 27 runs. Apart from Parikh (4/30), Jacob Carruthers (2/16), Bennett (1/16) and Walsh (1/8) contributed with the wickets.