WA State Girls U/14’s Indoor Cricket Squad

Congratulations to Ella Stewart for being selected in the WA State Girls U/14’s Indoor Squad to play in the National Championships, Toowoomba, Qld, 7th-14th July 2018.

Ella is a member of the Wanneroo Districts Cricket Clubs Mike Hussey Academy, coached by Greg Williams.

Well done Ella!

Weekend Wrap

The weekend finished spectacularly for the Roos with our 1st Grade winning their T20 Semi Final and Preliminary Final in emphatic style!

In the Semi Final vs. Subiaco Floreat, Max “Mark” Holden (61) starred with the bat as the Roos posted 7/172 before Mike “Harder” Ardagh (4/34) and Kyle “Take Me to Funkytown” Millar (3/6) ripped through the Subi lineup to dismiss the Lions for 68.

Batting first again in the Preliminary Final, Kyle “Get on Board the Funk Train” Millar (37) top scored amongst several contributions as the Roos posted 8/139. In reply, Mt Lawley could only manage 90 with Rob “Keith” Richards (3/7) and Mat “Double-Z” Dzodzos (3/14) wreaked havoc with the ball.

The T20 GF will be held on the 28th January, get on board the Roo Train!

On the Saturday, 1st Grade stumbled in their chase of 300 at Rockingham-Mandurah, whilst 2s-4s tasted sweet victory including outright for the Al Gores.

In the Juniors, Wanneroo took out a clean sweep (a.k.a a “Golden Roo”) with the 17s & 15s knocking off Rockingham-Mandurah and the 13s & 14s triumphing over Subiaco Floreat the preceding Sunday.

Stars of the Round:
Max “Ford or” Holden: 61 (T20 Preliminary Final)
Mike “Softer or” Ardagh: 4/43 (T20 SF), 5/20 (2nd Grade)
Kyle “K-Funk” Millar: 37 (T20 PF), 3/6 (T20 SF), 4/69 & 30 (1st Grade)
Rob “Cho-Man” Richards: 3/7 (T20 PF), 83 (2nd Grade)
Riley “Buddy” Holly: 51* (2nd Grade)
Elijah “Gravox” Gravestock: 4/43 (2nd Grade)
Mike “Zoolander” Kelsey: 80* (4th Grade)
Jordan “Jordie Shore” Slattery: 5/9 (4th Grade)
Josh “Donald Jacques Kallis Trump” Quelch: 5/11 (4th Grade)
Braiden “The Terminator” Hudson: 4/7 (4th Grade)
Harrison “Gudinski” Kepinski: 5/18 (15s)
Xavier “X-Man” Lloyd 5/34 (14s)

For full results from the weekend, visit our Match Centre

WDCC Player of the Week: Matt Purcell

This week’s Wanneroo DCC Player of the Week is Matt Purcell! Keen observers will note that he sports a sharp moustache 365 days of the year, and when he’s not making runs he’s taking wickets, and vice versa. Get around him.

Name: Matt Purcell

Nickname: Purcey, NOP

What is your first memory of cricket?: Watching my dad play and being around Wanneroo all the time

What happened in your first game of cricket for Wanneroo?: Not sure if it was first game but in 13s Banksy took a hat-trick

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

Who is your must-have Fantasy Cricket pick?: Jordan King

What is your best pick-up line or Tinder ice-breaker?: Are you a parking ticket? Cause you got fine written all over you

Who was your best cricket coach, and what pearl of wisdom sticks with you the most?: Steve Johnson teaching me the game in U13s

Would you like a Kingsway Kegerator?: Yes

How many Pepsi-max’s have you hit and/or consumed at Kingsway?: A few

Which Patrick Swayze character do you best relate to?: Bodhi off Point Break cause that’s the only one I know

Wanneroo Man-crush?: Dave Minear

What is your favorite movie quote?: If you ain’t first, your last

What do you want Wanneroo to achieve this season, and what will you do to contribute to this goal?: Premierships and personal success and I want to be the game winner

Do you prefer white rice or brown rice?: White rice

What is for dinner tonight?: Warm chicken salad

What’s the most awesome thing you’ve done on a cricket field?: Took 5/2

Who has the best and worst salad at the club?: Saleem best, Liam Carroll worst

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

Which skipper could inspire you to run through brick walls?: Rockets U17s

Which Smudge would win: One giant Connor or ten Mini-Me sized Adams?: 10 mini sized Adams

What is the best thing about playing at Wanneroo?: The Lads

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

1st Grade Debutant: Dylan Banks

185. Dylan Banks

Dylan Banks made his 1st Grade debut for Wanneroo on Sat 25th February vs. Rockinham-Mandurah at Lark Hill.

Banksy has earned his place in 1st Grade after a bumper 2016-17 season and an impressive start to the 2017-18 season.

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

Weekend Wrap

It was a tough Saturday for the Senior Roos, with only 3rd Grade tasting sweet victory. A huge congratulations to Bailey Nylander on scoring a wonderful 150 not out to guide his side to a big win.

The Juniors completed a clean sweep, with 15s & 17s beating Midland-Guildford on Saturday whilst the 13s & 14s beat Bayswater-Morley last weekend.

On Sunday, 1st Grade went down to Subiaco-Floreat in a T20 despite an impressive all-round contribution of 70 and 4/34 from Max Holden. The Colts won their T20 vs. Subi.

For full results, visit our Match Centre: wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre

1st Grade Debutant: Max Holden

184. Max Holden

Max Holden made his 1st Grade debut for Wanneroo on Sat 11th February vs. Midland-Guildford at Lilac Hill.

Max has joined the Roos as our Overseas Player, after playing for Northants and Middlesex in the 2017 UK season.

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