Mick Curtis

Condolences to WDCC Life Member Terry Curtis and family, with the passing of Terry’s father Mick.

WA squad for the Futures League T20 Round

Congratulations to Wanneroo DCC’s Matt Spoors on his selection in the WA squad for the Futures League T20 round.

The tournament will be held at the WACA and Lilac Hill from January 28 to 31

Well done Matt!

Weekend Wrap vs. South Perth

Rob “Cho” Richards starred for the Roos as the WDCC Seniors won three from four. The 17s & 15s went 10-50 against South Perth.

1st Grade

Banished to the field in 39 degree heat, Chris “Jesus Beard” Quelch and Jack “Samantha” Cattrall combined to quickly reduce the hosts to 2/17. South Perth’s David Cleary (75) and Darius D’Silva (93) combined for a 124 run partnership before Cattrall (3/33) and Caiden “Slug” Eaton (2/33) clawed the Roos back into the game. South Perth finished with 7/239 off their 50 overs.

In reply, spectators and randoms walking past on their way to the zoo were treated to a wonderful innings from Rob “Skinny Cho” Richards. Richards scored 113 from 139 balls, including two 70+ partnerships with Haydn “Devon” Slodecki (28) and Kyle “Funkytown” Millar (39*).  Millar & Travis “Tuberculosis” Birt (24*) drove home the victory by six wickets and 10 balls remaining.

2nd Grade

Batting first at Kingsway in 49 degree heat, openers Callum “Douggo” Douglas (34) and Riley “Buddy” Holly (32) put on 59 for the first wicket, before Chad “THE CHAD!” Hitchcock put on a batting clinic. The Chad finished on 74 not out off just 64 balls, supported by Graeme “Gra-Gra” Atkinson who was run out for 31 after his calf exploded mid-pitch.  The Magoos set a competitive target of 241.

Despite a gritty 72 from Nick Mitchell, South Perth struggled against an extremely strong bowling line-up, led by Matt “Double-Z” Dzodzos (3/36), Deon “Billy D. Williams” Billington (3/20) and Donnie “Sprained Beard” Fryer (2/30). The Roos were victorious by 51 runs, dismissing South Perth for 190.

3rd Grade

Batting first in 59 degree heat in South Perth, Mitch “Slatts” Slattery (39) and Jim “The Pirate” Dicarlo (61) combined for a 114 opening partnership.  Matt “Handbag” Purcell (47*) and Andrew “Also Slatts” Slattery (35*) closed out the innings in style as the Roos posted 4/228 off their 45 overs.

In reply, South Perth slumped to 4/30 and despite some middle order rallying could never really recover. Wickets were shared between Jordan “Also Slatts” Slattery (3/37), Tyler” Thong” Ong (2/24), Josh “POTUS” Quelch (2/26) and John “3rd Change” Walter (2/16). South Perth were dismissed for 149.

4th Grade

Banished to the field in 69 degree heat, the Al Gores trucked hard with the ball to restrict South Perth to 9/215 off 45 overs. Liam “KP” Carroll starred with 3/31, supported by Lachie “LP” Poulter (2/37) and Jared “J-Maunds” Maunder (2/44).

In reply, the young Roos got a lot of starts but couldn’t build and eventually reached their 45 overs with 9/161 on the board, 54 runs short of the target. Nich “Sandwich” Santich top scored with 49.

17s

In a T20 fixture at Richardson Park, our 17s batted first and posted a respectable 120, with Tim “Marcus” Harris top scoring with 36.

Unfortunately for our young Roos, Tyler McMiles (62 off 40) and Tom Kingsley (45 off 39) went ballistic and South Perth reached the target with 9 wickets in hand and 4.2 overs remaining.

15s

Sent in to bat, our 15s lost an early wicket before Nick “Multigrain” Whitbread (31 off 31) and Jack “Beanstalk” Maraldo (63 off 49) combined to lead their team to 6/130 off their 20 overs.

South Perth lost early wickets in reply, and just when a middle-order resurgence seemed on the cards, Keegan “KK” Klumper tore the heart out of the opponents with 3/25 off 4 overs. South Perth finished with 6/111, a deficit of 19. Maths!

For full results, visit our Match Centre vs. South Perth: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-south-perth/

2018-19 WACA Under 13 Development Squad

Congrats to the following WDCC Juniors who have been selected in the 2018-19 WACA Under 13 Development Squad:

Blake Holly
Oscar Thompson
Matthew Carroll

The U13 program will run for four weeks through February including a New Formats match. Players will have access to WACA facilities in small group and full squad sessions with WACA Coaching and Talent Specialists.

Well done young Roos!

Weekend Wrap vs. Melville

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.

1st Grade

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.

2nd Grade

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.

3rd Grade

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.

4th Grade

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.

17s

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.

15s

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.

14s

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.

13s

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.