WDCC Player of the Week: Liam Carroll

This week’s Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club Player of the Week is Liam Carroll!  Get around his Player Profile:

Name: Liam Carroll

Nickname: Carroll

What is your first memory of cricket?: Getting the first of many ducks

What happened in your first game of cricket for Wanneroo?: Not much tbh

Spice Girls, Pussycat Dolls or Little Mix?: Little Mix

Who is your must-have Fantasy Cricket pick?: Vaughn Quinlan

What is your best pick-up line or Tinder ice-breaker?: I swipe right to everyone

Who was your best cricket coach, and what pearl of wisdom sticks with you the most?: Darren Thorn: “Cow Corner”

Would you like a Kingsway Kegerator?: Yes

Which Patrick Swayze character do you best relate to?: Wouldn’t have a clue

Wanneroo Man-crush?: Riley Holly

What do you want Wanneroo to achieve this season, and what will you do to contribute to this goal?:
As many premierships as possible; and what ever it takes

Do you prefer white rice or brown rice?: White

What is your favourite thing about Hally?: His cover drive

What is for dinner tonight?: Nandos

Who has the best and worst salad at the club?:
Best: B;
Worst: Doolzy

Which ex-Wanneroo player do you miss the most?: Bailey Richards

Which skipper could inspire you to run through brick walls?: Slatts

What is the best thing about playing at Wanneroo?: Parmi night

Weekend Wrap

It  was a weekend of mixed fortunes for the Roos, with the Seniors struggling on Saturday against Willetton but a successful start for our T20 campaign on Sunday.

Saturday

1st Grade came heartbreakingly close to posting back-to-back victories, losing by two wickets. Skipper Christian “Christo” Smith made an innings-saving 98, but a team total of 9/184 wasn’t quite enough in the end.

2nd Grade restricted Willetton to 5/206, but faltered in their reply despite a gallant effort from newcomer Nick “Full” Barr.

3rd Grade stumbled chasing a modest total of 148. The evergreen Captain Andrew “Slatts” Slattery ran out of partners to finish undefeated on 54.

4th Grade salvaged some pride for the Mighty Roos, posting 7/187 after a commanding opening partnership from Vaughn “The P-Man” Quinlan (74) and Cam “Sean Connery” MacDonald (45). In reply Matt “Purce” Purcell took 3/33 as Willetton was restricted to 9/157.

The 17s restricted Willetton to 9/157, with C. Smith taking 3/31, whilst the 15s bowled Willetton out for 201.

Sunday

A solid all round performance from the Roos launched them to a T20 1st round victory. Wanneroo made 7/139 with Matt “Anthrax” Spoors and Jacob “Not Mitchell” Johnston leading the way with 42 and 36 respectively. In a nailbiting chase, Gosnells fell just 5 runs short with Chris “Quizmaster” Quelch taking 2/20.

Our Colts hit the panic button against Gosnells, dismissed for just 72 chasing a modest total of 126.

The Vets started their season with a bang, knocking off Gosnells by more than 100 runs. The Grey Kangaroos made 9/219 with Johnny Kuljis (65*) Chris “Jimmy” Barnes (50*) scoring more runs than their years. In reply, Gosnells were bundled out for 111 with Brenton “Senior Smudge” Smith taking 3/21.

For full results, visit out Match Centre at www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-willetton

WDCC Player of the Week: John Walter

This week’s Wanneroo DCC Player of the Week is John Walter! With his blonde locks, finger-breaking pace, and ability to administer a Fantasy Cricket competition, he’s an all-round package (except in his Fantasy Cricket competition, where you can only get him as a bowler).

Name: John Walter

Nickname: Keith, Walts

What is your first memory of cricket?: Backyard with the old man.

What happened in your first game of cricket for Wanneroo?: Dan Peters, runs for fun.

Spice Girls, Pussycat Dolls or Little Mix?: Who?

This is your 8th season at Wanneroo. What has been your highlight so far?
My 2014/15 PL medal, shared with 3 kings of Kingsway! On-field highlight would be a wicket with my first ball in A grade.

Who is your must-have Fantasy Cricket pick?: Banksy

What is your best pick-up line or Tinder ice-breaker?: Wow! You’re so beautiful, you made me forget my pickup line

Who was your best cricket coach, and what pearl of wisdom sticks with you the most?: Mark Gale – relax and just enjoy it

Would you like a Kingsway Kegerator?: Oath!

As the proud owner of a shiny new home, what was your first reno-related activity at Casa de Walts?
Removing the granny carpet and laying down some floorboards. Makes the old indoor surface play a lot truer!

How many Pepsi-max’s have you hit and/or consumed at Kingsway?: Zero hit, zero consumed

Wanneroo Man-crush?: Donny, that handsome b*stard!!

What is your favorite movie quote?: I’m here to kick ass and chew bubblegum and I’m all out of bubblegum

What do you want Wanneroo to achieve this season, and what will you do to contribute to this goal?: True grit, by leaving nothing on the field.

Do you prefer white rice or brown rice?: Correct. I prefer white or brown rice, just not white and brown rice.

What is your favourite thing about Hally?: His taste in music

Where do you see yourself in five years, both from a WDCC perspective and the “real life”?
Ideally having found a good work-life balance, with ample time to keep slinging down peaches and pies 3 times a week. Maybe I’ll be a Troop by then playing under Jason Parry!

What is for dinner tonight?: Roast pork and vegies.

What’s the most awesome thing you’ve done on a cricket field?: Pretty happy I bowled a maiden to Hilton Cartright.

Favourite joke?: Why did the blind man fall into the well? He couldn’t see that well!

If you had a million dollars, would you still be do what you are doing for a career? No!

Who has the best and worst salad at the club?: Leigh, don’t care he isn’t playing, still true. Unusual as it is, no clangers this year.

If you could choose to have not been an absolute midget as a junior cricketer, would you change that in hindsight? Probably not! I’m enjoying my contribution to the game now, and that may not have been the case had I been a stronger junior player.

Which ex-Wanneroo player do you miss the most?: Hussey…in Australia’s middle order

Which skipper could inspire you to run through brick walls?: Coach Carter

Which Smudge would win: One giant Connor or ten Mini-Me sized Adams?: One giant Connor

How do you explain such stunning blonde locks and yet such a smelly beard?
I’m a beautiful paradox, like a roguishly handsome unstoppable force colliding with an immovable object made out of branches from the ugly tree.

What is the best thing about playing at Wanneroo?: Its home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Wrap

The Mighty Roos had a strong start to their 2017-18 campaign, winning three out of four Senior fixtures. The Juniors mirrored these results, with only the 17s missing out.

In 1st Grade, Fremantle were restricted to 7/104 in a rain-effected match. Returning star Jack Cattrall (3/26) and youthful veteran Matt Dzodzos (2/13)  bowled superbly. In reply, the Roos chased down the runs with six wickets in hand on the back of a classy 47* from Matt “Anthrax” Spoors.

2nd Grade chased down Fremantle’s 189 with six wickets in hand, with Jordan King (77*) and evergreen Rob Fairchild (50*) combining for a match-winning partnership.

3rd Grade posted 183 on the back of useful starts from Connor Smith (39) and Andrew Slattery (34), before Mike Ardagh spun through Fremantle with figures of 5/28.

4th Grade fought valiantly but fell short of Fremantle’s total. Tim Adrichem made 45.

Despite a quick-fire start, the 17s struggled to post a competitive total and Fremantle easily made the runs before batting on.

The 15s bowled out Freo for 157 (Jessani 4/17, Elliot 3/34) before Aryan Varsani scored a sensational 101 not out. Well done Aryan!

The 14s & 13s accounted for the Centurions yesterday, led by Cody Billington (55) and KT Pearce (41 & 2/9).

For full results, visit out Match Centre at www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-fremantle

Player of the Week: Michael Kelsey

The first Player of the Week for 2017-18 is Michael Kelsey!  One of the “Next Gen” of Roo stars, Kelso is juggling cricket, studies and modelling (see www.wanneroodcc.com.au/kelsobluesteel for some of his recent portfolio shots).  Here’s some Q&A with Kelso:

Name: Michael Kelsey

Nickname: Kelso

What is your first memory of cricket?:
Picking up worms from the grass

What happened in your first game of cricket for Wanneroo?:
Let 20 odd byes through and made 27

As a member of the Roos “Next Gen”, what do you see your role being this season?
To be a leader amongst the juniors and also to keep improving as a player

Spice Girls, Pussycat Dolls or Little Mix?:
Little Mix

Who is your must-have Fantasy Cricket pick?: K. Miller

What is your best pick-up line or Tinder ice-breaker?:
Did you get those pants at 50% off? Cause they are 100% off at my place.

Who was your best cricket coach, and what pearl of wisdom sticks with you the most?:
Andy Billington – “Play your game”

Would you like a Kingsway Kegerator?: Good idea

How many Pepsi-max’s have you hit and/or consumed at Kingsway?: Over a thousand

Your Dad is heavily involved in both the Seniors and Juniors. What is the best and most annoying things about having him around the club
The best thing about having Dad around the club is that he knows where everything is and he has a strong relationship with a lot of the committee members as well which got me to know the committee members quite well.
The most annoying thing about having Dad at the club is that he tries to tell jokes and they are terrible so that’s pretty embarrassing I guess.

Wanneroo Man-crush?: Ronnie Kumar

What is your favorite movie quote?: “James James Bond”

What do you want Wanneroo to achieve this season, and what will you do to contribute to this goal?:
To be consistent and always improving

Do you prefer white rice or brown rice?: Neither

What is your favourite thing about Hally?: His thigh pad

Where do you see yourself in 10 years, both from a cricket perspective and life in general?
In 10 years I hope to playing a high level of cricket somewhere and in life in general hopefully starting a really good job after uni.

What is for dinner tonight?: Pringles

What’s the most awesome thing you’ve done on a cricket field?:
Taking a one handed catch at slip

Favourite joke?:
I used to be addicted to soap, but I’m clean now

Who has the best and worst salad at the club?:
Best is Ben Doolan and the worst is Adders

Which ex-Wanneroo player do you miss the most?: Bailey Richards

Which skipper could inspire you to run through brick walls?: Ben Doolan

Will Dougo be bowling 12 overs a game?
If we certainly won then sure.

Which Smudge would win: One giant Connor or ten Mini-Me sized Adams?: Giant Connor

What is the best thing about playing at Wanneroo?: We’re all one tight group

How will you look to help out the team this season?
By scoring runs and also being a leader on and off the field.

You can become a WDCC Player of the Week by completing your Player Profile here: docs.google.com/forms/WDCC_Player_Profile