Weekend Wrap – Rds 2 & 3

It was a good weekend for the mighty Roos, with many games against multiple opponents. Following a disappointing first round the men bounced back strongly on Saturday against Bayswater Morley with 3 from 4 wins. Similarly the 17s women won out in a nail biter against South Perth. The fire continued in the Sunday 1s/2s fixtures with both teams securing wins in hard fought games. Overall some stand out performances smattered across what was really a solid full team and club display.

1st Grade

Rd 2 WDCC (5/220) def. Bayswater Morley (189)

With three debutants, and a few old faces returning, the A-grade boys were primed and ready to take on Bayswater Morley at Hillcrest Park. After a steady start Rob Richards (20) and Kyle Millar (35) saw off the new ball. The new opening pair produced a steady platform for Travis “Big T” Birt to launch and score a chance-less run a ball hundred. With 220 on the Board, and a bowler down the Dream Spin Trio of Kyle Millar, Gagandeep Singh, and Kelvin Smith squeezed the Bayswater Morley middle order, before golden Arm Rob Richards took 5 for 14 from 3.2 overs to lead the boys to their first win of the season.

Rd 3 WDCC (9/222) def. Gosnells (192)

On a high from the day before the Ones packed their bags and made the journey to Sutherlands in the Deep South. Following quite close to the previous day’s game plan in nearly all aspects except 6-hitting, a score of 220 was set and then defended with a middle over squeeze by the Trio. After partaking in a morning barbecue Rob Richards (86) showed great character in anchoring the innings deep into the final overs while Kelvin ‘unusual but effective boxing technique’ Smith (56) showed his class with his first half-century in the Roos colours. Opening the bowling, Caiden started the defence with two early wickets (that included a snare at 2nd slip by Travis Birt). Gosnells fought back but consistently lost wickets throughout the day due to a strong bowling unit performance led again by the spinners (Kyle Millar 3/37, Kelvin Smith 2/40, Gagendeep Singh 2/43).

With 2 wins, 1 draw and no losses the Ones are sitting 4th on the ladder.

2nd Grade

Rd 2 WDCC (8/155) def. Bayswater Morley (152)

The Twos were sent in to bat by Bayswater-Morley on what proved to be a tricky batting surface. Wickets fell regularly until Chad Hitchcock and Deon Billington came together at 6/85 to get to the ‘defendable’ total of 155, with Billington making a classy 44. With a bit of a task ahead all the bowlers combined to strangle Bayswater-Morley, backed up by some excellent fielding to get the win by 3 runs in an absolute cliffhanger! New skipper Daniel Sadik led the way with 4 wickets while young guns Riley Holly and Michael Herbst showed they have ice in their veins to finish the job in the final overs!

Rd 3 WDCC (205) def. Gosnells (153)

Thrown in to bat once again on Sunday there was an early collapse until Chad Hitchcock and Rob Fairchild came together at 4/19 to put on a nice 50 run partnership. Enter Callum Douglas who put on 80 with Fairchild until BBQing the senior player for a well compiled 75. Douglas continued on to guide the Magoos to a respectable 205 on a very slow outfield to finish with 58 after running himself out on the last ball of the innings. Apart from some very clean hitting by one of the Gosnells batsman, they were never a shout. Another clinical bowling performance backed up by some excellent fielding saw them bowled out for 153. J. Slattery, G.Dixon, R.Holly and D.Billington all sharing the wickets, Billington being the pick of the bunch with 2/22 from his 10.

 3rd Grade

Rd 2 WDCC (174) def. by Bayswater Morley (204)

The L3gends had their first game of the season this week, however was not the start they were after falling short by 30 runs. With original skipper John Walter finding himself in the 1s Mike Ardagh stood in as captain and the 3s were sent out into the field. Leigh Miller and Donny Fryer opened the bowling with good spells each and Leigh getting the breakthrough with a catch at gully by the skipper. However the highlight came from a “screamer” taken by Graeme Atkinson at mid-on off the bowling of Leigh Miller. Bayswater finished on 7/204 with Leigh (3/34) and Ardagh (2/37) leading the wickets. With a solid score to chase the 3s started strong with an opening partnership from Ardagh and Allan Hall that included a “Trav like” hitting display from Ardagh (31). The loss of wickets however proved a struggle for the boys before a glimmer of hope appeared in a late partnership from Donny (45) and Gra (39). Their wickets proving to be the final nail in the coffin for the boys.

4th Grade

Rd 2 WDCC (8/194) def. Bayswater Morley (162)

In the 4th graders first game at home, Our Glorious Leader Carroll continued his coin tossing form and sent Bayswater out to have a bowl. A very strong start from both openers saw out their opening bowlers while ticking the scoreboard over, Jacob ‘Plank’ Bonner with a patient 14 and Tim Harris resolute with an impressive 39. After Bonners stumps were destroyed young gun Jaymin Patel founded a partnership with Tim to withstand the middle overs, Jaymin finally caught for a strong 48. Some big hitting from Yaseen and some impressive striking from the tail-enders found Wanneroo with a final total of 194 for 8. The Bayswater openers started strong but a breakthrough by Dom sparked a collapse throughout the Bayswater innings, led further by Tyler Ong’s tight bowling and 3 wickets. Some death bowling from the Supreme Leader sailed Wanneroo to a 32 run win and our Dear Leaders first win as captain.

Under 17 T20 Women

Rd 2 WDCC (89) def. South Perth (79)

Wanneroo secured a fantastic win in Round 2 over South Perth. Last season South Perth were formidable opponents however this season was a nail biter and showed an inner spirt within Wanneroo that kept us fighting. The Roos were asked to bat first and lost early wickets but re-established themselves thanks to Shayna Jesani 29, Ella Stewart and Tene Crafford all spending quality time at the crease with the latter sharing 9 each. A final flourish from the tail produced valuable runs and showed what can be achieved with assertive and confident calling; finally posting a healthy total of 89.

Wickets were shared among our bowlers. Emma Schonfeldt adding another wicket from the week before alongside the ever impressive Josie Beckett who also snagged one. Wickets were hard to come by but efficient bowling during the middle phase of South Perth’s innings produced several run outs from Emilie Nicholls and Josie Beckett. A wicket from Ella Stewart from a tidy 4 over spell held the visitors up enabling Captain Shayna Jesani to take a wicket to leave South Perth short on 7/79 securing a well-deserved victory for the Roos. The non-playing squad should also take great pride from the result, all the girls provided an environment that contributed to the victory and showed we have a cohesive squad.

Seventeens Men (Match in Progress)

Rd 2 WDCC chasing 280 v Bayswater Morley

Fifteens Men (Match in Progress)

Rd 2 WDCC chasing 135 v Bayswater Morley

For full results visit our new and quite excellent latest results page at https://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/results/


WDCC Lotto Fundraiser

WDCC is running a 10 WEEK LOTTO GAME.

The games will run from Saturday 26th October to Saturday 28th December (10 Saturdays – 10 games in total). Tickets are $20 and will give you entry to the Lotto for each of the 10 draws.

Numbers will be on sale on Thursday Selection Nights and on Saturdays.


Weekend Wrap vs. Perth (Rd1)

In a soggy first fixture against Perth there was not much good news for the Roos, so let’s just focus on Jared Maunders dynamic 6 wicket haul.

1st Grade

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2nd Grade

Coming up against a strong Perth Team for the first game of the year, the ‘Magoos’ fell short by 80 runs in the chase. Perth set the tone with a 172 run 2nd wicket partnership, which allowed them to push hard late – scoring 148 runs in their last 20 overs. Michael Herbst picked up three wickets in his debut at that level (including a not-at-all controversial caught behind off his 2nd ball) while Gary Dixon wound back the years (as well as the surprise by some teammates) to impress with 7 tidy overs. In the run-chase Perth hit their lengths with a ring-field, forcing errors and taking consistent wickets. Riley Holly top scored with 34.

3rd Grade

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4th Grade

In Liam’s first game as the benevolent dictator (captain) he won the toss and chose to bat. Unfortunately no one could get going with only Lachie Henderson and Nick Santich providing resistance in the middle order. After getting bowled out for 107, Jared ‘Juice’ Maunder led the charge with 6 wickets and a magnificent catch. He was well supported by Saleem ‘the human salad’ Ahmed’s 2 wickets as well as tight bowling from Tyler ‘Hammer and’ Ong. Great effort to take the game down to the wire but unfortunately the total was chased down with 2 wickets in hand.

For full results visit our latest results page at http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/clubresults.aspx?entityid=537&id=CLR

4 New Academy Caps for 2019/20

Congratulations to the following Academy Players (from Left – Right) who received their cap from Mike Hussey at the Cap Presentation. 

Alexandra O’Brien attends Sacred Heart College and is playing her 5th season of Community Cricket at Whitfords. Alex started as all-rounder, but has developed into a wicketkeeper/batsman. Alex’s other interests are playing soccer during winter and mid-long distance running. Welcome Alex.

Emma Schonfeldt is 16, attends Kingsway Christian College and plays her Community Cricket ay Kingsley Woodvale. As a medium fast right arm bowler, we are all really looking forward to having Emma as part of the Academy this year.

Erin Martin has come from a cricket family and attends Belridge Secondary College and is soon to join as part of their specialist cricket program. A Whitford’s girl of 2 seasons Erin bowls right arm medium and alongside cricket loves the outdoors and keeping active.

Breanna Giandzi is also part of the Belridge Secondary College Specialist Cricket program. Another Whitfords girl of 4 years we are pleased to have Breanna who bowls right arm medium quick and who also received her Baggy Blue from Whitford’s for batting last year. The girls are looking forward to having Breanna around the squad.


WDCC Players in WA State Development Squads

Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club congratulates the following girls on being selected in the WA State Development Squads for the 2019/20 season.


Tene Crafford

Shayna Jesani

Eva Salisbury


Danni Eckley

The WACA Development program is designed to expose emerging players to further coaching programs and opportunities. Congratulations to these four WDCC stars!

Female Cricket – 2019/20 Mike Hussey Academy Squad announced

The WDCC U/17 Mike Hussey Academy Squad for 2019/20 have been finalised. Congratulations to the following girls.

Emilie Nicholls Danni Eckley
Emma Harvey Shayna Jesani
Eva Salisbury Mathilda Stillitano
Josie Beckett Ella Stewart
Kristin Jones Emma Wilson
Tene Crafford Rachel Prout
Breanna Giandzi Renae Bugg
Emma Schonfeldt Grace Tomkinson

 Mentors : Katherine Binstead & Millie Cooke

 Futures : Erin Martin & Alexandra O’Brien

Wanneroo U17s State Cricket Reps

Four WDCC players have been selected in the WA U17s Team to travel to Mackay from Sept 30 to October 10 to play in the National Championship. Congratulations to the following WDCC sons.

Reece Gerrand
Sharad Jessani
Hayden Stumpers
Aryan Varsani

Well done for all your hard work and best of luck.

WDCC 2019/2020 Junior Coaches

Junior Coaching Roles for 2019-20 Season are now all filled.

Girls      Head Coach                       Steve Emery
Girls      Assistant Coach                 Luke Salisbury
U17s      Head Coach                      Andrew Slattery
U17s      Assistant Coach                Jacob Bonner
U15s      Head Coach                      Scott Pearson
U15s      Assistant Coach                TBC
U14s      Head Coach                      Jimmy Skouros
U14s      Assistant Coach                Michael Kelsey
U13s      Head Coach                      Guy Cavanagh
U13s      Assistant Coach                Andrew Lucas
Futures Head Coach                       Sean Magorian

We welcome all the new Coaches to the WDCC and look forward to a successful season.

Cricket Australia National Indoor Cricket Championships

Four of our Wanneroo District girls have made the WA indoor 14’s and 17’s squads who are playing at the National Championships in Victoria from the 6th -14th July 2019. All the best girls.

5th July 2019 At Perth Airport from Left to Right Tene Crafford (14’s), Rachel Prout (17’s), Ella Stewart (17’s) & Eva Salisbury (14’s)

2019-20 WDCC Committee

At the AGM on the 15th May 2019 at the WDCC Clubrooms the following members were appointed to the Executive and General Committees.

Executive Committee:

Chairman – David Minear
Vice – Open
Acting Treasurer – Karen Dzodzos
Secretary – Darrell Kelsey

General Committee:

Andy Stewart – Womens
Andy Billington – Equipment
David Bebb – Registrar and Indoor Shed
Mercia Fryer – Stock update for soft drinks and the kitchen
Greg Holly – Junior Coordinator
Micheal Minear – Senior WACA Delegate
Leigh Millar – Sponsorship and Events
Andrew Slattery – WACA Junior Delegate
Rob Fairchild – Director of Cricket
John Walter – Communications
Daniel Stumpers – Events
Fiona McDonald – Events
Michael Dargi – Ground

Thank you to all of the outgoing Committee Members: Graham Burton, Graeme Quelch, Craig Nylander, Chris Quelch, Allan Hall, Jim DiCarlo, Graeme Atkinson, Michael Ardagh and Keith Atkinson.