Honours were split down the middle for Wanneroo over the weekend, with 1st Grade & 2nd Grade tasting sweet victory whilst 3rd Grade & 4th Grade choked down the bitter pill of defeat.
Juniors mirrored their slightly older counterparts, with 15s & 13s triumphing over Melville & Scarborough respectively, whilst 17s & 15s went down.
Banished to the field at Kingsway 1, 1st Grade toiled hard before breaking the Melville middle order to see them collapse from 1/89 to all out for 168. Wickets were shared between Chris “El Beardo” Quelch (2/39), Jack “Richie Benaud” Cattrall (2/22), Kyle “Funk” Millar (2/21) and Matt “Animal Scent” Spoors (2/31).
Despite losing Spoors & Rob “Keith” Richards early, Christian “Will” Smith (38) and Millar (34) steadied the ship before Skipper Travis “Where are my WDCC socks?” Birt steered the Roos to victory with an unbeated 60.
Melville won the toss at picturesque Tompkins Park and invited Wanneroo DCC to bat first. After losing both openers cheaply, the middle order made impressive contributions without entirely cashing in, with runs to Riley “Holly Riley” Holly (52), Chad “Schneaky” Hitchcock (34), Rob “Hally’s Twin” Fairchild (42) and Darcy “Fantasy Gold” Forssman (40*). The Roos finished at 7/212 from their 50 overs.
Melville made a steady start, but struggled to find answers to the ever-reliable Adam “Bradley Cooper” Smith (3/34) and the trio of spinners Forssman (2/36), Mike “H-” Ardagh (0/49) and Deon (Lando) Billington (1/21). Holly (2/31) was also impressive as was Jordan “Michael” Slattery returning bowling figures of 1/21 in his 2nd Grade debut. Under significant scoreboard pressure, Melville fell 9 runs short of their target to finish with 8/203.
The Magnificent Magees rolled Melville for just 122, thanks to a superb spell of 3/12 from the Blonde Birthday Bombshell John Walter. Walts was well supported by Josh “US Gov Shutdown” Quelch (2/15).
The struts turned to staggers as the Roos crashed out for just 101. A final dash by Tyler “Tattman” Ong (30) couldn’t save the day.
Winning the toss and batting first, Melville put on an intimidating 7/232 off their 45 overs. The pick of the Wanneroo bowling was undoubtedly Jared “The Rambler” Maunder with 5/46.
Unfortunately the young Roos couldn’t build upon a couple of starts, and were all out for 143. Tim “Marcus” Harris top scored with 34.
Our 17s won the toss and elected to field, restricting Melville to 7/94 off their 20 overs. Sharm “Bandana” Bandara was the pick of the bowlers with 2/13.
In reply, the Roos could only manage 6/82, with no batsman reaching 20 despite several starts.
Batting first at Tompkins Park, Connor “Spangers and Mash” Spangenberg shone with 60 off 58, ably supported by Jack “Ronaldo” Maraldo (33). The 15s posted 3/115 from their 20 overs.
In a nailbiting finish, Wanneroo restricted the hosts to 5/113, a victory of just two runs. Tom “The Pullmaster” Pullinger was the pick of the bowlers with 2/19.
On a glorious Sunday morning at Kingsway, our 14s won the toss and invited Scarborough to bat first. Wanneroo was well placed as Scarborough slumped to 7/119, but an 8th wicket partnership saw the visitors post 7/157. Adam “Huey” Lewis took 3/25.
In reply, the Roos fell short despite a steady 57 from Cody “Billy-C” Billington.
Banished to the field, our 13s restricted Scarborough to 3/164 off 40 overs, with reasonable figures from all 10 Wanneroo bowlers!
In reply, Wanneroo won off the last ball with Blake “Buddy 2” Holly taking control with 73 off 117.
This week Wanneroo DCC take on Melville in a round of one day matches.
For fixtures, team lists, last season’s results, and club records vs. Melville, visit our Match Centre here: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-melville/
191. Deon Billington
After a great first half of the season in 2nd Grade (11 wickets at 26.27), and fresh off a stint representing WA at the National 19s Championships, Deon “Lando” Billington has been selected to debut for Wanneroo DCC 1st Grade vs. Subiaco Floreat at Kingsway 1 on Saturday 6th January 2019.
Well done Deon!
For a full list of Wanneroo 1st Grade Representatives, click here.
Much like Chad Hitchcock returning from a trip to Bali, our Seniors suffered the dreaded post-Christmas “Brown Roo”, losing all four games to Subiaco Floreat. Our 15s were the shining light in an otherwise devastating weekend, which also included the Colts being defeated in their T20 Semi Final vs. Scarborough, and our Female team being rolled for 30.
Batting first at Kingsway 1, the Roos were carried to 213 by a magnificent 108 not out by new skipper Travis “Ernie and” Birt.
Despite some early breakthroughs, our bowlers couldn’t stop two big partnerships of 95 and 79, led by Cameron Green. Subi chased down the runs with 2.5 overs to spare and seven wickets in hand.
The outfield at Floreat Park hadn’t been mowed at all in 2019, and possibly longer, which made run scoring difficult for both teams. WDCC posted 7/184 with Graeme “Rowan” Atkinson (41) top scoring. As mentioned previously, Chad “The Chad” Hitchcock was also involved in some runs.
In reply, Subi timed their run chase well and won with four wickets in hand and 11 balls remaining.
Losing the toss at Kingsway 2, 3rd Grade were banished to the field. Despite reducing Subiaco Floreat to 4/46, a middle-order partnership took the visitors to 168 from their 45 overs.
In reply, Wanneroo looked to be mirroring the Subi innings after slumping to 4/46, then rallying behind Tim “James” Bond (41). Unfortunately the Roos went down amidst a flurry of wickets, being dismissed for 156.
The “Al Gores” started well with the bat, grinding out 53 for the first wicket, then a further 40 for the 2nd wicket. Liam “KP” Carroll (46) was the top scorer, falling just short of a half-century. With some solid contributions from everyone, the Roos posted 5/162.
In reply, Wanneroo looked to have the upper hand for most of the game before Subi put on 40 runs for the last two wickets to burgle the game with 1 wicket in hand.
It was an early morning massacre at Kingsway 2, with our 17s being dismissed for just 84.
Just as parents began to pack up their camping chairs, Harrison “Kanheski?” Kepinski (3/14) and Sam “Venus” Williams (3/7) turned up the heat and came within one heartbreaking wicket of a surprise victory. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and Subiaco Floreat scored the winning runs with one wicket in hand.
Undoubtedly everyone’s favourite team this weekend, our 15s triumphed over Subiaco Floreat by three magical runs!
Batting first, the Roos were led by Connor “Big Spang Theory” Spangenberg (46), with contributions of 36 and 32 to Jaymin “JP” Patel and Jack “J-Mar” Maraldo respectively.
Subi lost early wickets, and struggled to recover despite a 43 at almost a run a ball by their opener Duncan Bent. Wanneroo triumphed by three runs, with all bowlers contributing to the sweet sweet victory.
Batting first at Abbett Park, our Colts posted 114 around Riley “Buddy” Holly (41) and Caiden “Slug” Eaton (39).
Scarborough got off to a flyer, with opener S Moylan posting 50 off 43 balls. Our Roos couldn’t claw the opponents back, and lost by seven wickets with 3.4 overs remaining.
Female Youth League
We batted first with only Eva “Wiltshire” Salisbury showing good resistance before being run out for 10. Girls showed strength of character but loosing significantly to a much older and stronger side chasing down our score of 30 without losing any wickets. Onwards and upwards and plenty of learning from this morning.
For full results, visit our Match Centre: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/wdcc-vs-subiaco-floreat/
From everyone at Wanneroo DCC, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The first games for 2019 will be of the one day variety, against Subiaco-Floreat.
On Sunday our Female cricketers will take on South Perth, and our Colts will take on Scarborough in their T20 Semi-Final.
For team lists, fixtures, last season’s results, and club records vs. Subiaco-Floreat, check out our Match Centre: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/wdcc-vs-subiaco-floreat/
Congratulations to Wanneroo DCC’s Aryan Varsani on his selection in the 2018/19 WA Under 15s team!
The team will compete in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in February.
Well done Aryan!
There was plenty of action over the weekend, with our Premier T20 and Colts teams playing a blockbuster bonanza of cricket on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, our Mens & Women’s 17s & 15s flew the Wanneroo flag with gusto.
Rd 2 vs. Scarborough
Batting first at Abbett Park, Haydn “Slods” Slodecki shone with the bat as his 44 carried his team to 117. Unfortunately the Roos were on the receiving end of a Hardy-Boyle combo who blasted 60 and 54 respectively and reached the runs with nearly four overs remaining and 8 wickets in hand.
Rd 3 vs. Gosnells
After some blunt words with the Man in the Mirror, our Roos put in a strong showing with the bat against Gosnells, with Haydn Slodecki backing up his Saturday effort with 60 off just 35 balls. Slods was supported well by Kyle “What’s that Funk?” Millar (38).
In reply, Gosnells looked dangerous early but after some serious grinding from all our Roo bowlers we emerged triumphant by 10 runs.
Mirroring the Premier T20 results, the Colts lost to Scarborough on Saturday before triumphing on Sunday against Gosnells. Stars of Sunday were Matt “Anthrax” Spoors (68), Riley “Buddy” Holly (32 and 2/14) and Darcy “Use The” Forssman (2/12).
Female Youth League
Our Lady Roos headed down to Lark Hill to take on Rockingham. Bowling first, we restricted the Mariners to 3/115 off their 20 overs with strong contributions for all nine of our bowlers.
With the bat we struggled early until Emma “Castaway” Wilson (20) and Kristin “Indiana” Jones (14) provided some middle-order resistance. Unfortunately we were dismissed for 97, 18 runs short.
Batting first at Kingsway, our 17s were led by Tim “Marcus” Harris (59) as we posted 5/126 off our 20 overs. In reply, Sharad “Sharon” Jessani (2/15) and Hayden “Stumpy” Stumpers (2/9) broke the Rocky top order and eventually restricted the Mariners to 9/69.
Our 15s suffered a nasty batting collapse, with only Jack “Jack” Maraldo (33) reaching double figures. In reply, Rockingham-Mandurah ground out the win with 3.5 overs remaining and 7 wickets in hand. Connor “Spanners” Spangenberg was the pick of the bowlers with the Richie Benaud-esque figures of 2/22.
For full results, visit our Match Centre: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-premier-t20-weekend/
WDCC would like to congratulate and acknowledge the achievements of the following Female Youth League Squad Members:
• Ella Stewart who has been selected in the WA Female U15 State Squad 2018/19 to play in the Cricket Australia National Championships in Canberra from February 20th-26th 2019. Well done also to Kristin Jones who has been named as an emergency for the same Championships.
• Tene Crafford and Eva Salisbury for selection to represent WA U14’s at the National Indoor Champs in Melbourne July 2019
• Rachel Prout and Ella Stewart for selection to represent WA U17’s at the National Indoor Champs in Melbourne July 2019
• Grace Tomkinson for selection to represent WA School Sport U12’s at the National Championships in Bunbury, December 12th – 19th 2018.
Look forward to seeing all of our State Representatives at training in the weeks ahead.
This weekend our Premier T20 and Colts T20 teams play Scarborough and Gosnells on Saturday and Sunday, whilst our Female Youth League, 17s & 15s play Rockingham-Mandurah.
For fixtures, team lists and results, visit our Match Centre: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-premier-t20-weekend/