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

Match Centre vs. South Perth

This week the Mighty Roos take on South Perth in the penultimate round of Season 2017-18. Check out the Fixtures, last season’s results, and club records in our Match Centre.

Weekend Wrap

The weekend gone saw a tough loss in the 1s, a horrible collapse in the 2s, but dominant victories in the 3s and 4s. The highlight for the Juniors was an outright victory in the 15s, whilst the 14s also secured the chocolates.

1st Grade: Melville amassed a daunting 6/304 on the back of centuries to Luke “Eiffel” Towers (111) and Matthew “E. Coyote” Wiley (103*). Our bowlers toiled with spin twins Kyle “Sandilands” Millar and Matt “Anthrax” Spoors combining for 2/44 and 2/66 respectively.  Our Roo boys never really got the run chase off the ground, slumping to 5/86 before grinding to 153. Rob “Barry” Richards was our best performer with 34, with Kyle “Keith” Millar making 33 and Chris “Squelch” Quelch making a cameo 26.

2nd Grade: Josh “Kallis Trump” Quelch led the way with 4/44 as the Magoos dismissed Melville for 227. Q was supported well by Donnie “Love Boat” Fryer (2/24) and Mike “90s Goatee” Ardagh (2/42). In reply, our Roos started steadily but lost 7/9 and couldn’t recover to be bowled out for 163. Donnie “Don Juan” Fryer top scored with 40.

3rd Grade: Damon “Peter” Parker (42) got the Magees off to a decent start before a middle order stumble had the scoreboard looking bleak at 6/88. With all the swagger of Russell Crowe entering the Coliseum, skipper Graeme “Maximus” Atkinson strode to the centre of Tompkins Park 2 and owned it for the rest of the day. Gra carried his team to 216 on the back of his 111, well supported by our determined lower order. Melville looked to have the upper hand at lunch on the 2nd day, tucking into a Storm Burger or two with the score at 2/82. The next generation of Roo stars stepped up emphatically to take the next 8 wickets for just 54 runs and dismiss Melville for 143. Tyler “Tonga” Ong (3/29) was superb into the wind in his 3rd Grade debut, and genuine allrounder Matt “Field-setting Genius” Purcell broke the back of the middle order with 3/41. Jordan “Foam Party” Slattery took a crucial 2/20, and Bhargav “B-Train” Jayani took 1/18 and threw down the stumps for the win.

4th Grade: Batting first at Kingsway, 4th Grade debutant Joel “Ray” Charles peeled off a solid 55 before Jim “Mont” Di Carlo (70) and Leigh “Leeroy” Millar (39) steered the Al Gores to 223. Despite a batting lineup including a former Test cricketer, the Troops made short work of Melville, rolling them for 102. Saleem “The Human Cheese Grater” Ahmed (4/43) and Gagandeep “Gangnam-Style” Singh (4/14) put on a clinic to catapult our Troops into the top 4.

17s: Our Roos stuttered to 139 despite a gritty 65 from Deon “Billy Dee Williams” Billington.  Melville chased down the runs with four wickets in hand, despite Caiden “The Slug” Eaton (3/32) trucking hard.

15s: It was a brilliant effort by our young Roos at Kingsway 2, with Melville being rolled for just 91 on the back of a superb 5/10 from Sharad “Insert Witty Nickname Later” Jessani. In response, Mitch “How is he old enough to be in the Foam Party?” Slattery dominated the Melville attack to make 74 not out, putting the team first at the expense of a potential ton as Melville was sent back into bat.  The Roo boys then proceeded to Roll Melville for just 89, securing sweet, sweet outright victory! Harrison “Gudinski” Kepinski (4/12) and Taj “Michael” Schofield (3/11) were the pick of the bowlers this time around. Well done lads!

14s: Jack “Sprat” Maraldo scored a classy 92* as our 14s knocked off Joondalup by 49 runs at Iluka. Cody “Billy Cee Williams” (2/13), Jaymin “Dipak” Patel (2/14) and Xavier “X-Man” Lloyd (2/23) were the best with the ball.

13s: Our youngest Roos had a tough day with the bat, being dismissed for just 59 by Joondalup. Despite trucking hard, Joondalup chased down the wickets with all wickets in tact.

For full results, visit our Match Centre vs. Melville: www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-melville/

Statewide T20 Cup Finals

Congratulations to the Wanneroo DCC T20 Team who will be competing in the WA Statewide T20 Cup Finals on Sunday 18th February:

Semi Final 1: Indigenous XI v Wanneroo at Fletcher Park East (12.00pm)
Semi Final 2: Country XI v WASTCA at Fletcher Park West (12.00pm)
Grand Final: Winner of SF 1 v Winner of SF 2 at WACA Ground (5.30pm)

Weekend Wrap vs. Subiaco Floreat

The Golden Roo was within grasp for the 2nd week in a row, as 1st Grade to 3rd Grade tasted sweet victory against Subiaco Floreat.

1st Grade chased down Subiaco Floreat’s 225 with six wickets in hand on the back of a classy 138 from Max “You Gotta Know When To” Holden.

2nd grade won the toss and chose to bowl. Wickets proved hard which shifted the focus to containing runs. A great effort in the field left Subi 8/228 with Josh “POTUS” Quelch and Deon “Lando” Billington taking 2 each and John “Kronkite, ” Walter and Mike “Softer or” Ardagh drying up the runs. After losing 2 early wickets the following week, Jacob “BAS Brother” Johnston and Haydn “Dubious Salad” Slodecki put on a 3rd wicket stand of 120 to get the team into a winning position. After Slodecki departed for a well made 62 Johnston went on to bat right through the innings, getting the team the win late in the day and making a brilliant 103* with some good support from Riley “Holly Riley” Holly and Walter.

3rd Grade toiled hard in the field, restricting Subiaco Floreat to 172 led by Donnie “Brasco” Fryer (3/41). Donnie was supported well by Jordan “Bagus” Slattery (2/33), Matt “Purse-strings” Purcell (2/21) and Tim “James” Bond (2/36). In reply Michael “Just Say No to Hally” Kelsey made a dominant 49 to set up victory, followed by a grinding 60 run partnership by Allan “Matador” Hall (37) and Bond (42). Wanneroo passed the score six wickets down before Graeme “Junk Time” Atkinson rubbed salt into the wound with an effortless 55.

4th Grade bowled out Subi for 173 let by Saleem “Rigasaurus” Ahmed (3/41) but couldn’t get going with the bat to be dismissed for 119.

In the Juniors, the 17s suffered an embarrassing loss to Subi as they were bowled out for just 66 chasing 197 (Jared Maunder 4/27).

The 15s ensured that honours with Subi were split down the middle, scoring 222 (Aryan Varsani 53, Jack McDonald 72) before bowling out Subi for 159 (Jesse Haddrill 3/19, Harrison Kepinski 3/22).

For full scores, visit our Match Centre.

WACA U13 Development Program

Congratulations to Wanneroo DCC’s Kane Pearce on his selection in the 2017- WACA U13 Development Program!

The U13 program will run for five weeks through February and March. Players will have access to WACA facilities in small group and full squad sessions with WACA Talent and Coaching Specialists.

Well done Kane!

Premier T20 Premiers

A huge congratulations to our Premier T20 team for winning the Premiership yesterday vs. Claremont-Nedlands at Fletcher Park.

Winning the toss and batting first, the Roos lost English import Max “Kelso’s Favourite Son” Holden early before Rob “Richo Man” Richards and Christian “Steve” Smith put on 62 for the next wicket. Richards was dismissed for 20, before Matthew “Anthrax” Spoors blasted an undefeated 39 from 29 balls. Smith departed for 43 off just 31, and Mitch “Bobby” McGee made a cameo 23 from 13 to see the Roos finish with 6/164 off their 20 overs.

Claremont-Nedlands began their chase well, before Michael “Arder and Arder” Ardagh (1/32) made the crucial breakthrough of James Allenby. Matt “Minister for Vino” Dzodzos then took care of Nick Hobson and Cam “Blue” Steel to finish with 2/17 off four overs.

Matt Spoors added to his batting performance by taking 1/25, dismissing Chris Brabazon, before Kyle Millar dismissed Tim David to take 1/14.

5 wickets down, the Tigers saw a glimmer of Brad Hope who took the score to 101 with Hayden Morton, but Rob Richards closed the deal taking 4/19 off two overs. Claremont-Nedlands lost their final wicket to a run-out, and the Mighty Roos were victorious by 28 runs.