WDCC 3rd Grade Bow Out in Preliminary Final

Commiserations to Wanneroo DCC 3rd Grade who went down to Perth CC in the Preliminary Final over the weekend.

After losing the toss, the Roos were banished to the field but tasted early success to have Perth 2/38. Despite limited support, Perth captain Michael Neves posted a stoic century to drag his team to 221 after 97 overs.  Donnie “The Janitor” Fryer took 4/25, Josh “POTUS” Quelch 3/60, and Tim “George Lazenby” Bond took a cheeky 2/48.

In reply, Wanneroo lost two early wickets before some reasonable partnerships took them to 3/80 at lunch. Fryer (42) and Bond (33) threatened to take the game away, but after their departure the Roos found themselves 8 wickets down at tea. Despite some tough resistance from the tail, Wanneroo was bowled out for 148 in the 76th over to concede defeat.

For a full scorecard, click here: http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2611087

3rd Grade into WACA Preliminary Finals

Congratulations to 3rd Grade on progressing to the Preliminary Finals after defeating Bayswater-Morley over the weekend.

Unfortunately 4th Grade bowed out to Midland-Guildford, and of our Junior & Female Youth teams, only the 13s tasted sweet victory.

3rd Grade will play Perth at Kingsway 1 this weekend, from 10:30am. Good luck!

GradeHome Team Away TeamVenue
3rd GradeWanneroo
207 GT Atkinson 55 AT Hall 51 T Bond 33  CT Lee 4/41 BC Jeffrey 3/58 J Willey 2/37
102 MA Kelsey 27  BC Jeffrey 5/40 CT Lee 4/22
8/59(dec)  J Quelch 6/29
210 J Fontana 44 C Todd 40 J Willey 28 B Williams 26  J Quelch 4/70
Kingsway Sports Ground 1 
4th GradeMidland-Guildford
4/212 DG Griffiths 67* TJ Alderson 39 M O'Keeffe 38  
209 J Dicarlo 79 DV Minear 58  TJ Alderson 3/42 DG Griffiths 2/33 L Jensen 2/34
Lilac Hill 1 
2/73(cc) J Coles 33  R Holly 2/32
72  M Massam 3/14 C Vanek 2/8 H Knight 2/10 Z Thurston 2/16
Lilac Hill 2 
5/133 L Lake 47 BR Walsh 40  C Billington 2/7
130 J Haddrill 32  BR Walsh 2/21 P Basnet 2/26 L Allen 2/27
Burrendah Reserve 2 
2/87 J Chapman 34 D King 30*  
defWanneroo Districts Cricket Club
86 J Quarrell 44*  ZP JONES 3/9 J Andrews 2/19
Burrendah Reserve 2 
13sWanneroo Districts Cricket Club
6/99(cc) MJ Lonnie 29* KT Pearce 25  J Brookes 2/16
6/86(cc) D Power 30  J Marinovich 3/5 MJ Lonnie 2/18
Kingsway Sports Ground 2 
FYLWanneroo Districts Cricket Club
def bySouth Perth
Iluka Sports Complex 1 

Weekend Wrap

The final round of the season finished with a bang for 1st Grade, and an unbelievable tie in 2nd Grade. The 3s went down whilst still finishing top of the ladder, and the 4s won to secure 4th place. In the Juniors, the 17s & 15s lost and won respectively.

1st Grade:
The cricketing fans at Hillcrest were treated to an exhibition in fast bowling as Jack “Voltron” Cattrall (2/20) and Chris “Frederick Trump Jr” Quelch (2/17) ripped through Bayswater-Morley’s top order to reduce them to 5/42. Matt “Water Bird” Dzodzos took a cheeky 3/24 as well as a sneaky run out to dimiss the Bears for 134. In response, Jacob “BASMAN” Johnston and Matt “Anthrax” Spoors were unbeated on 50 and 51 respectively as the mighty Roos cantered to victory.

2nd Grade:
The Magoos bowled first at Kingsway and struck early through Dylan “Commonwealth” Banks to have Bayswater-Morley 2/17. The Bears cobbled together some starts without anyone kicking on, to eventually crawl to 9/163 off their 50 overs. Banks finished with 3/43, well supported by Josh “Frederick’s Brother” Quelch (2/19) and John “Kronkite, ” Walter (2/34). Skipper Cameron “Big Mac” MacDonald (51) led the way with the bat, with contributions from Rob “Fairfather” Fairchild (31) and Damon “Red Ink” Parker (39 not out). With scores tied with one over to go, the Roos couldn’t quite get their leg over and had to settle with a tie.

3rd Grade:
Batting first at Hillcrest of the Upper variety, the Roos started strongly on the back of a quickfire 41 from Joel “Ray” Charles. After a middle-order stumble, the ship was steadied by the South African Top Gun duo Donnie “Maverick” Fryer (75) and Hennie “Goose” van der Walt (33), setting Bayswater-Morley 211 for victory. Despite some unplayable bowling from Fryer and Jason “Thrust and” Parry, the Roos were unable to make an early breakthrough. Jordan “Captain of the Bounty” Slattery took 2/46 to give the Magees a sniff but it wasn’t enough to stop the Bears from growling to victory.

4th Grade:
The Al Gores batted first and after a shaky start were rescued by Jacob “Jon Bonner Jovi” Bonner (33), Jim “I love you Hally” Dicarlo (26) and Braiden “Rig” Hudson (47) to finish with a deceptively high total of 122. Bayswater were then put to the sword by Saleem “Complicated Tax Return” Ahmed (2/8) and Gagandeep “Nothing witty comes to mind” Singh (3/14) to slump to 6/39. Just as the Bears tried to crawl out of their slump, Braiden “Bats and Bowls” Hudson took 3/13 the mighty Roos rolled the Bears for just 63.

After getting off to a rollicking start on the back of Hennie “Mother Goose” van der Walt (50), the 17s stumbled and sprained a metaphorical ankle to limp to 9/138. Bayswater-Morley, led by Cameron “Opposition players rarely get a mention in the Roos Wrap so feel very special, Champ” Todd (81 off 58 balls), cruised to victory by 8 wickets and 3.5 overs to spare.

Batting 1st, Wanneroo built steadily with multiple contributors before Taj “Burrow” Schofield took control of the middle order to finish with 45 not out off just 26 balls. Harrison “Ford” Kepinski (2/14) made inroads into the BM reply before Hayden “Bumpers” Stumpers took 3/10 to restrict Baysie to 9/85.

For full results, visit our match centre: wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-bayswater-morley/

WA State Indoor Cricket 14s Girls Representative

Congratulations to Wanneroo DCC’s Ella Stewart on her selection in the WA State Indoor Cricket 14s Girls team.

The Cricket Australia Junior National Indoor Cricket Titles will be held in Toowoomba, Qld in July 2018.

Well done Ella!

Weekend Wrap vs. South Perth

The penultimate round of season 2017-18 saw 1st Grade win a nailbiter, 2nd Grade bow out of finals contention, 3rd Grade stumble whilst still remaining top of the ladder, 4s nestle into finals contention, a loss for our new Female Youth team, a dominant display from our 17s, an even more dominant display by our 15s, and tough losses for our 14s and 13s. Phew!

Stars of the Round:

Jack “Samantha” Cattrall: 6/45: 1st Grade
Matt “Carrie” Dzodzos: 3/59: 1st Grade

Mike “Aaarrghdagh” Ardagh: 3/45: 2nd Grade
Graeme “Run Machine” Atkinson: 51*: 2nd Grade

Damon “Yeezy” Parker: 109*: 3rd Grade
Callum “CD” Douglas: 83: 3rd Grade
Jason “Papa Paz” Parry: 6/32: 3rd Grade

Braiden “BJ” Hudson: 3/16: 4th Grade
Jacob “JB” Bonner: 41: 4th Grade

Callum “CD” Douglas: 55 and 3/10: Seventeens

Sharad “Sharon” Jessani: 4/13: Fifteens
Taj “Michael” Schofield: 138: Fifteens
Jack “Ronald” McDonald: 62*: Fifteens
Mitch “Mini-Slatts” Slattery: 61: Fifteens
Nick “Sandwich” Santich: 45*: Fifteens

WACA U16s Talent Matches

Congratulations to WDCC players Hennie Van Der Walt and Reece Gerrand who have been invited to the WACA U16 Talent Matches at Murdoch University Playing Fields on Sunday March 4 and Monday March 5.

This is an important part of the WACA pathway and assists the selection of the WA U17 squad for season 2018/19.

Congratulations Hennie and Reece!

1st Grade Debutant: Riley Holly

187. Riley Holly

Riley Holly made his 1st Grade debut for Wanneroo on Sat 17th February vs. South Perth at Kingsway.

Riley has achieved the rare feat of playing up through all four grades in a season, and has averaged impressively in 3rd Grade (133 @ 66.5) and 2nd Grade (154 @ 38.5) to earn him the 187th 1st Grade baggy.

For a full list of Wanneroo 1st Grade Representatives, click here.

Wanneroo DCC are WA Statewide T20 Champions

Congratulations to our T20 Roo boys on winning the WA Statewide T20 Competition yesterday at Fletcher Park & the WACA!

The first stop for the Roo Train was Fletcher Park, taking on the WA Indigenous XI. Batting first, it was a 20 & 30 fest with contributions from Rob “Cho” Richards (25), Max “Maxibon” Holden (33), Christian “Skip” Smith (29), Jacob “Rigosaurus” Johnston (30), before Donnie “The Ice Man” closed out the innings with 40 from must 19 balls. Defending 201, our Roo boys bowled frugally to keep the Indigenous XI to just 7/96. Richards took 2/7 and wickets were also taken by Ardagh, Quelch, Cattrall & Miller.

Full match details can be found here: http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2848099

In the Grand Final held at the WACA, our Roos were off to a flyer thanks to “Mad” Max Holden who made 91 off just 58 balls. Jacob “BAS” Johnston made 51, and the Country XI was set an imposing 186 for victory. Whilst the Country boys scored at a reasonable pace, regular wickets brought about thier downfall with evergreen Mike “Aardvark” Ardagh taking 3/20 and Rob “Big Viv” Richards taking 2/24.

Full match details can be found here: http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2848099