Player of the Week: Connor Thorn

This week’s Wanneroo DCC Player of the Week is Connor Thorn. He scored 211 @ 30.14 in U/15s in 2014-15, and will be looking to have a strong season in 2015-16.

Name: Connor Thorn
Age: 15
What is your nick name?: Thorny
Occupation: Student
Dream job: To do nothing
How long have you played at Wanneroo: 4 years
In The Movie Of My Life I’d Be Played By: Channing Tatum
What’s under your bed: Nothing
What’s your go-to fielding drill: Short catches with a partner
Which team do you look forward to playing the most and why: Perth, because I have a few mates in the team and it’s always good to give them a flogging
Most embarrassing moment on the cricket field: Walking out with 2 left handed gloves
What’s the first thing you think of in the morning: Why am I up
Favourite food: Hot Chips
Stranded On An Island, What Are Your 3 Essential Items?: Food, Water, A mate
When You Were Growing Up What Did You Want To Be: Professional cricket player
What Do You Normally Eat For Breakfast?: Vegemite on toast
What reality TV show would you win: The Bachelor
If you could meet one person dead or alive: Don Bradman
If you could be another teammate for a week who would it be and why: Jake Fawcett
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be: NBA playoffs
Favourite drink: Coke
Best bowling / highest score: 90
Favourite smell: Smell of hot chips
My Signature Dish Is: Bacon sandwich
Least favourite smell: Wet dog
When did you last take a catch to win a game: 2015 state school boys
My Most Treasured Possession/s: My phone
What book are you reading now: None
Favourite cricketer To Watch Growing Up: Ricky Ponting
One word to describe you: Outgoing
Who is the funniest teammate: Kyle Whitehurst
When did you last take the final wicket to win a game: Never
What I Don’t Find Amusing Is: When someone drops a catch
Favourite Holiday Destination: Singapore
My Last Meal Would Be: Hot Chips
Best practical joke you have seen: 30 cows in a field, 28 chickens, how many didn’t
What training drill do you dread the most?: Running between the wickets
Favourite Cartoon As A Kid: Simpsons
Scariest player at the Wanneroo: Aaron Summers
Favourite sport to watch: Alf
What is your favourite number: 6
Who is your dream date: Kate Upton
Favourite cricketer now: Adam Voges
Favourite band or musician: ASAP Ferg
Favourite magazine: Riptide
When did you last hit the winning runs in a game: Never have
What is your personal aim this season?: To be able to have the opportunity to play a grade game
What was your first car: Haven’t got one yet
What’s the most embarrassing song on your phone: Justin Bieber, baby
Funniest player at the Wanneroo: Kyle Whitehurst
What Would You Buy With Your Last $50: Food
If I could be one person for a day I would be: Mitch Johnson
Favourite movie: Happy Gilmore

Way Back Wednesday

The Senior teams tack on Mount Lawley this Saturday, and 1s & 2s are also playing on Sunday against Perth CC.  Here’s what happened last time:

Wanneroo DCC vs. Mount Lawley DCC:

1st Grade: Rd 7 at Kingsway Sports Ground 1 : Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 253 M Mcgee 139 A Brunner 27 K Millar 26  P Davis 4/28 JD Kandiah 2/37 CB Verco 2/51 def by Mount Lawley District Cricket Club 3/386 TM Beaton 150* J Newnham 117 CB Verco 79

2nd Grade: Rd 7 at Breckler Park 1 : Mount Lawley District Cricket Club 8/284 JA Baverstock 115* JD Chislett 51*  J Parry 3/51 J McPhee 3/64 def Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 172 J Budge 58 J McPhee 55  LH Berendsen 3/23 BP Fulton 3/34 JD Chislett 2/36 SF Douglas 2/50

3rd Grade: Rd 7 at Kingsway Sports Ground 2 : Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 6/280 C Moses 97 RF May 63 A Burton 30 B Nylander 29*  SE Pratico 3/72 JP Noble 2/66 def Mount Lawley District Cricket Club 202 L Worthington 36 N Marciano 36 S Singh 35 JP Noble 32*  J Quelch 4/27 A Smith 3/49 C Moses 2/14

4th Grade: Rd 7 at Breckler Park 2 : Mount Lawley District Cricket Club 7/192(cc) DP Melbin 47* M Bell 36 T Dias 35*  B Quinn 4/37 def by Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 228 J Dicarlo 56 L Quinlan 32 CJ Rocchiccioli 29* AT Hall 26  T Dias 2/20 M Bell 2/23 RJ McLaren 2/41 D Stewart 2/43

Wanneroo DCC vs. Perth CC:

1st Grade: Rd 13 at Fletcher Park East : Perth CC 243 D Moreton 70 AJ Wheater 55 A Enright 50 J Nicholas 25  J Quelch 3/31 C Quelch 3/40 LA Millar 2/24 GS Atkinson 2/56 def Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 78  MJ Grzinic 6/28 J Nicholas 3/40

2nd Grade: Rd EF at Fletcher Park West : Perth CC 130 D Nelson 37 MA Neves 27  J Walter 3/25 J Quelch 2/38 J Parry 2/44 def Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 118 B Murray 37 C Moses 31  AD Horrill 4/19 BJ Giles 3/31 JB Hill 2/28

2nd Grade: Rd 13 at Kingsway Sports Ground 1 : Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 8/138(dec) J Walter 27* RF May 25  AD Horrill 3/23 BJ Giles 2/26 JB Hill 2/38 def Perth CC 70 MA Neves 27  J Parry 3/10 J Walter 3/14 D Fryer 3/16

Weekend Wrap

For full match results, click here.

Firsts vs Joondalup at Kingsway Sports Ground 1: Wanneroo 186 D Fryer 38 MJ Leach 34 A Brunner 29  JK Boyland 3/51 AR Todd 2/18 MR Swart 2/19 C Hinchliffe 2/21 def by Joondalup 4/190 M Johnson 57* C Hinchliffe 43 G Morgan 32  J Quelch 2/42

Twos vs Joondalup at Iluka Sports Complex 1: Joondalup 7/251(cc) JA Standring 56 C Hutchinson 48 J Zsilinszky 46 T Russell 35*  J Parry 2/25 M Dzodzos 2/52 def Wanneroo 240 J Budge 58 GT Atkinson 47 M Spoors 42  C Hutchinson 3/45 J Zsilinszky 2/43 R Montgomery 2/52

Threes vs Joondalup at Kingsway Sports Ground 2: Wanneroo 196 J Smith 49* B Quinn 34 def by Joondalup 6/197  J Saunders 3/41 S Pearson 2/50

Troops vs Joondalup at Iluka Sports Complex 2: Joondalup 120  DR Williams 4/23 A Fawcett 3/31 def by Wanneroo 5/124 AT Hall 54* V Quinlan 25

Seventeens vs Mount Lawley District Cricket Club at Breckler Park 2: Mount Lawley District Cricket Club 58  E Gravestock 6/19 v 2/40 DJ Parker 33*

Fifteens vs Mount Lawley District Cricket Club at Kingsway Sports Ground 2: Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 5/76  R Cox 3/20 v 61  B JAYANI 3/5 T Weeramanthri 3/16 C Eaton 2/18

Player of the Week: Haydn Slodecki

This week’s Wanneroo DCC Player of the Week is Haydn Slodecki. He attributes his year-round tan to his outdoorsey lifestyle, but there are rumours that he’s a bandit for tanning salons.

Name: Haydn Slodecki
Age: 22
What is your nick name?: Slods
Occupation: PE and Health Teacher
Dream job: Highly paid coach
How long have you played at Wanneroo: 5 years
What’s under your bed: Nothing
What’s your go-to fielding drill: Boundary fielding. Ground and high balls
Which team do you look forward to playing the most and why: Don’t have one
Most embarrassing moment on the cricket field: Dropping Wade Drummond on 0
What teammate is most likely to avoid paying for a round when you are out: Jake Fawcett
What’s the first thing you think of in the morning: What I’m going to eat for breakfast
Favourite food: Chilli mussels
Stranded On An Island, What Are Your 3 Essential Items?: Water, food and women
When You Were Growing Up What Did You Want To Be: Lawn Mower Man
What Do You Normally Eat For Breakfast?: Scrambled eggs, muesli, fruit and yoghurt
What reality TV show would you win: Biggest Loser
Is the glass half full or half empty: Half full
If you could meet one person dead or alive: Grandma
If you could be another teammate for a week who would it be and why: Leigh Miller
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be: Monaco Grand Prix
Favourite drink: Schofferhofer
Best bowling / highest score: 5 for 1 / 136 not out
Favourite smell: Blown out candles
My Signature Dish Is: Chilli Chicken and Rice
Who’s the best dressed at the club: Leigh Miller
Least favourite smell: Cigarette smoke
When did you last take a catch to win a game: 14/15 Grandfinal
My Most Treasured Possession/s: Grandads watch and golf clubs
What book are you reading now: Lenny Hayes’s Biography
Favourite cricketer To Watch Growing Up: Damien Martyn
One word to describe you: Cheeky
Who is the funniest teammate: Graham Atkinson
When did you last take the final wicket to win a game: Never
What I Don’t Find Amusing Is: Mark Nicholas
Favourite Holiday Destination: Dongara
My Last Meal Would Be: Seafood Platter for 2
Best practical joke you have seen: Old Man Crawf
What training drill do you dread the most?: Full kitted grid
Favourite Cartoon As A Kid: Dragon Ball Z
Scariest player at the Wanneroo: There are none
Favourite sport to watch: Cricket
What is your favourite number: 7
Who is your dream date: Blake Lively
Favourite cricketer now: Mitchell Johnson
Favourite band or musician: The Amity Affliction
Favourite magazine: Don’t have one
What is your personal aim this season?: Consistency, 500 runs + and to score my first ton for Wanneroo
What was your first car: Toyota Camry Altise Sport
What’s the most embarrassing song on your phone: New phone no music
Funniest player at the Wanneroo: Jason Parry
What Would You Buy With Your Last $50: $50 chip on red
If I could be one person for a day I would be: Darren Lehmann
Favourite movie: Gladiator
When did you last hit the winning runs in a game: 14/15 reverse outright win against Fremantle

Way-back Wednesday

This weekend sees Wanneroo DCC take on neighbors Joondalup. Here’s what happened in the four Senior teams the last time they met:

1st Grade:
Rd 9 at Iluka Sports Complex 1: Joondalup 5/172 J Inglis 98 C Hinchliffe 40* C Quelch 2/26 def Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 8/171 J Fawcett 60* RP Richards 32 J Charles 31

2nd Grade:
Rd 9 at Kingsway Sports Ground 1: Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 8/206 M Spoors 72 ML Ardagh 31 J Walter 31* C Hutchinson 2/40 MW Farmer 2/53 def Joondalup 205 C Hutchinson 76 M Christie 55 J Walter 4/39 D Fryer 2/27 LA Millar 2/34

3rd Grade:
Rd 9 at Kingsway Sports Ground 2: Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 9/259 A Burton 72 D Peters 53 GT Atkinson 47 D Williams 3/30 J Inglis 2/19 K Fullgrabe 2/71 tied Joondalup 8/259 T Russell 108* A Berenger 78 MG Hooley 30 B Nylander 3/50 A Smith 2/53 J Smith 2/59

4th Grade:
Rd 9 at Iluka Sports Complex 2: Joondalup 128 S Brinkley 40 B Quinn 3/13 J Dicarlo 2/18 A Fawcett 2/25 T Bond 2/38 def by Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 3/132 BC Meyers 60* L Quinlan 42 R Scholtz 2/29

The 15s & 17s are taking on Mount Lawley. This is what happened the last time they played:

U17s:
Rd 6 at Kingsway Sports Ground 2 : Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 3/126(cc) CJ Rocchiccioli 50* DJ Parker 36*   def Mount Lawley District Cricket Club 104 L Pearson 26  CJ Rocchiccioli 4/25 K Monaghan 3/22

U15s:
Rd 6 at Breckler Park 2 : Mount Lawley District Cricket Club 5/88(cc)  B Doolan 2/13 def by Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 3/169 K Whitehurst 70 E van der Merwe 52  R Abrams 2/17

Weekend Wrap

For full match reports, click here: wanneroodcc.com.au/results

Match Summaries from the weekend of the 10th & 11th October 2015:

1s: Bayswater-Morley 4/83 M Todd 26 K Millar 2/28 def Wanneroo DCC 81 A Brunner 25 G Thistle 2/9 B Williams 2/12 L O’Connor 2/13 R Loiacono 2/14

2s: Wanneroo DCC 9/187 D Peters 82 def Bayswater-Morley 179 J Walter 4/36 J Parry 2/19 M Dzodzos 2/32 A Summers 2/48

3s: Bayswater-Morley 8/175 S Hunwick 83 J Saunders 2/25 S Pearson 2/31 def by Wanneroo DCC 5/176 J Saunders 60 C Moses 45 BS Gartrell 2/37 AB Jeffrey 2/37

4s: Wanneroo DCC 5/222 V Quinlan 56 CJ Rocchiccioli 46 JJ King 35* L McLean 27 T Hobley 25 R Kovalevs 3/27 def Bayswater-Morley 7/170 R Kovalevs 65* DA Johnson 30 CJ Rocchiccioli 3/23 M Purcell 2/23

Colts: Wanneroo DCC 10/215 Johnston 106 C MacDonald 45 B Nylander 33 Pratt 2/43 def Rockingham-Mandurah 105 Eardley-Wilmot 33* Coombs 30 @_rockets23 3/37 Summers 2/9 B Quinn 2/21

17s: Bayswater-Morley 135 K Carlson 44 R Nesbitt 34* def Wanneroo DCC 110 K Monaghan 32 DJ Parker 28 CT Lee 5/17

15s: Wanneroo DCC 116 R Holly 27 C Todd 3/16 LC Dique 3/20 L Todd 3/27 drew Bayswater-Morley 116 C Dimech 54 R Holly 4/17 DW Billington 2/2 C Eaton 2/24

Player of the Week: Christian Smith

This week’s Wanneroo DCC Player of the Week is Christian Smith. He spent the Aussie winter in England, and according to Twitter he spent a lot of that time “carrying shopping bags around London #underthethumb”.

Name: Christian Smith
Age: 22
What is your nick name?: Christo
Dream job: Sports teacher
How long have you played at Wanneroo: 9 years
In The Movie Of My Life I’d Be Played By: Channing Tatum
What’s under your bed: Mattress
What’s your go-to fielding drill: Long catches
Which team do you look forward to playing the most and why: Perth cause I have a good record against them
Most embarrassing moment on the cricket field: Falling over the stumps as a keeper when the ball got thrown in
What teammate is most likely to avoid paying for a round when you are out: Matt Doz
What’s the first thing you think of in the morning: The whereabouts of heff
Favourite food: Pasta
Stranded On An Island, What Are Your 3 Essential Items?: Phone football Heff
When You Were Growing Up What Did You Want To Be: Cricket player
What Do You Normally Eat For Breakfast?: Nothing
What reality TV show would you win: Deal or no deal
Is the glass half full or half empty: Half empty
If you could meet one person dead or alive: Russell Westbrook
If you could be another teammate for a week who would it be and why: Leigh Millar so I could have perfect salard for a week
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be: AFL grand final
Favourite drink: Fanta
Best bowling / highest score: 4/2 in juniors 154
Favourite smell: My farts
My Signature Dish Is: Spaghetti
Who’s the best dressed at the club: Leigh Millar
Least favourite smell: Liquorice
When did you last take a catch to win a game: Grand final
My Most Treasured Possession/s: Heff
What book are you reading now: Don’t read and never will
Favourite cricketer To Watch Growing Up: Adam Gilchrist
One word to describe you: Smelly
Who is the funniest teammate: Kyle Millar
When did you last take the final wicket to win a game: Never
What I Don’t Find Amusing Is: Tottenham losing
Favourite Holiday Destination: Spain, Barcelona
My Last Meal Would Be: Pasta
What training drill do you dread the most?: Triangle drill so boring
Favourite Cartoon As A Kid: The powerpuff girls
Scariest player at the Wanneroo: Aden Fawcett
Favourite sport to watch: AFL
What is your favourite number: 4
Who is your dream date: Mila Kunis
Favourite cricketer now: Brendan Mccullum
Favourite band or musician: Drake
Favourite magazine: Zoo
What was your first car: Girt! Old white Mitsubishi
What’s the most embarrassing song on your phone: Don’t have any songs on my phone
Funniest player at the Wanneroo: Kyle Millar
What Would You Buy With Your Last $50: FIFA
If I could be one person for a day I would be: Russell Westbrook
Favourite movie: American pie
When did you last hit the winning runs in a game: 2 years ago in a one dayer
What is your personal aim this season?: 600 runs

Round 1 Match Previews

1st Grade: Bayswater-Morley CC vs. Wanneroo Districts CC at Hillcrest Lower Oval

Last time:
Rd 5 at Kingsway Sports Ground 1:
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 7/314(dec) (M Mcgee 123* C Smith 58 K Millar 43  DD D’Cruz 3/73 G Thistle 2/36)
def
Bayswater-Morley 191 (J Lewis 50 M Todd 35 J Daniells 30 R Hampson 27*  JL Cattrall 6/40)

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2nd Grade: Wanneroo Districts CC vs. Bayswater-Morley CC at Kingsway 1

Last time:
Rd 5 at Hillcrest Lower Oval:
Bayswater-Morley 6/232(dec) T Smithies 77 N Van der Westhuizen 33 RC Wetherall 30* B Williams 29  S Pearson 4/56
def
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 142 (M Spoors 34 NP Henry 28 H Slodecki 26  G Patel 4/32 B Williams 2/16 BC Jeffrey 2/36)

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3rd Grade: Bayswater-Morley CC vs. Wanneroo Districts CC at Hillcrest Upper Oval

Last time:
Rd 5 at Kingsway Sports Ground 2:
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 7/302 (RF May 96 C MacDonald 57 C Moses 47 GD Maher 28  J Masel 4/109)
def
Bayswater-Morley 150 (CJ Harris 47 CT Lynn 28  T Bond 4/70 J Smith 3/41 B Quinn 2/18)

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Troops: Wanneroo Districts CC vs. Bayswater-Morley CC at Kingsway 2

Last time:
Rd 5 at Hillcrest Upper Oval:
Bayswater-Morley 232 (D Ryan 96 BS Gartrell 30 PJ Marriott 27 E Gravestock 4/40 A Fawcett 4/44 K Monaghan 2/30)
def by
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 8/249 (L Quinlan 66 V Quinlan 62 MN Fawcett 37 AT Hall 37* J Dicarlo 26  JT Power 2/38 D Ryan 2/55)

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Seventeens: Bayswater-Morley CC vs. Wanneroo Districts CC at Hillcrest Upper Oval

Last time:
EF at Breckler Park 1:
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 7/165(cc) (L McLean 49* L Catalfamo 36 V Quinlan 29  J Giglia 2/18)
def by
Bayswater-Morley 4/167 (M Hunwick 89 FJ Thompson 27)

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Fifteens: Wanneroo Districts CC vs. Bayswater-Morley CC at Kingsway 2

Last time:
Rd 4 at Hillcrest Upper Oval:
Bayswater-Morley 143 (D Irvin 49 BA Kinnell 33  B Richards 3/27 C Eaton 2/14)
def by
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club 9/179(cc) (B Doolan 38 L Cheshire 30 T Hobley 29 B Richards 27*  R Nesbitt 3/26)