1st Grade Debutant: Caiden Eaton

189. Caiden Eaton

Caiden Eaton made his 1st Grade debut for Wanneroo on Sat 6th October vs. University at James Oval, scoring 10 and taking 0/26 off 6 overs. He then played against Rockingham-Mandurah on Sunday taking 1/48 off 7 and scoring 15 not out.
















Caiden is a product of the WDCC Juniors program, having started in the 13s in 2012-13 and working his way up through the Senior Grades.

Congratulations Slug!

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

1st Grade Debutant: Travis Birt

188. Travis Birt

Travis Birt made his 1st Grade debut for Wanneroo on Sat 6th October vs. University at James Oval, scoring 17. He then played against Rockingham-Mandurah on Sunday scoring a quick-fire 79.
















Travis joined the Mighty Roos in 2018-19, having represented Australia, Australia A, Delhi Daredevils, Derbyshire, Hobart Hurricanes, Khulna Royal Bengals, Northern Districts, Tasmania and Wellington.

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

Sunday Wrap vs. Rockingham-Mandurah and the Centurions

Rockingham were too good for the Wanneroo’s 1s & 2s yesterday as the Roo Train failed to leave the station in the season’s opening weekend.

The 15s were the shining light in an otherwise dark weekend for Wanneroo, as they toppled the Centurions in their Saturday/Sunday clash.

1st Grade

The Mariners batted first and began menacingly, reaching 2/168 before Matt “Anthrax” Spoors (3/36) and Jack “Kym” Cattrall (3/38) put the brakes on and ripped through the middle order. Rockingham-Mandurah finished their 50 overs at 9/234.

WDCC’s response was impressive with new recruit Travis “Ernie and” Birt (79) the standout as the Roos raced to 1/125. Despite a middle order stumble, Kyle “Funkytown” Millar (37) and Haydn “Slods” Slodecki (23) fought hard and along with some big hitting from Caiden “Slug” Eaton (15* off 6) the Roos nearly got there. In the end 1s were an agonising 12 runs short.

2nd Grade

The Magoos had a Sunday road trip to picturesque Rockingham-Mandurah, where they were greeted by another road at the Lark Hill Sporting Complex. The Wanneroo bowlers toiled hard but the morning belonged to Callum Austin from the Mariners who banged 100 off 129 balls. Adam “Will” Smith (1/22), Mike “Not Softer But” Ardargh (1/30) and John “Roo, ” Walter (1/41) were the only wicket takers.

In reply, the Roos had plenty of starts with seven players reaching double figures, four reaching 20, but a top score of just 33 (courtesy of Riley “Buddy” Holly). The Magoos fell short by 54.


The “Next Gen” Roos restricted the Centurions to 9/160, with Harrison “Gedinski” Kepinski (3/22) the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, the young Roos could only manage 145 with Jack “Old” McDonald top scoring with 30.


The “Next Next Gen” Roos saved the club from a winless weekend, bowling the Centurions out for 158. The bowling attack was let by Nicholas “Multigrain” Whitbread (3/18) but there were contributions from all 8 bowlers.

In reply, spectators were treated to an outstanding partnership between Lachlan “Lachie Wiggle” Dargie (41) and Connor “Spanner” Spangenbert (72) as the Roos romped to victory with 7 wickets in hand and oodles of overs remaining.

For full results, visit our Match Centre by clicking here: www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-rockingham-mandurah/

Round 1 Wrap vs. University

Our Seniors started their season with a whimper rather than a bang against University yesterday, losing all four games to claim the dreaded “Brown Roo”.

1st & 2nd Grade will be looking for redemption vs. Rockingham-Mandurah today, whilst our 17s & 15s are evenly poised heading into Day 2 or their 1st round clash vs. the Centurions.

Round 1 vs. University

1st Grade

The Roos top order skipped along to 1/92 with Rob “Cho-Man” Richards looking spritely for 42, but unfortunately the boys couldn’t get out of 2nd gear and failed to convert seven double-digit scores into anything more than a 27 from Mitch “Bobby” McGee.

In reply, University were methodical, chasing down the runs with just two wickets down and nine over remaining as Will Bosisto (53) supported a rampant Chris Sabburg (88).   Jack Cattrall (1/24) was the pick of the bowlers.

2nd Grade

The Magoos bowled first against a University lineup that looked suspiciously like a Wanneroo 2nd Grade lineup from previous seasons.  University posted a modest total of 6/176 off their 50 overs, with Adam “Uncommon Surname” Smith looking dangerous with 2/14 off nine overs.

In reply, Callum “Rugless” Douglas batted deep for 62, but despite some support from Graeme “Gra Gra” Atkinson (21) and a sneaky 20 from John “Minister for Fantasy” Walter the 2s fell short by 45 runs.

3rd Grade

Play was delayed at UWA Sports Park East due to an uncovered pitch, which a random passer-by with no affiliation with either team or cricket whatsoever described as “the worst pitch they’d ever seen”.

The Magees won the toss and Josh “Quarrell” Quelch immediately began extracting divots out of the pitch with each delivery, the size normally only seen on the golf course when Allan “Hacker” Hall is playing. Q took four wickets in a dangerous spell which looked like Uni might struggle to make double digits. A solid 60 run partnership by Joshua Thorneycroft and Oscar Charleworth (the only partnership above 25 in the game) took Uni to 138. Tyler “The Janitor” Ong took three wickets at the death.

In reply, The Roos bravely battled a pitch with approximately 244 divots of 5cm depth or more, but despite some bravery from the Slattery boys Jordan & Mitch, and some late hitting from Reece “Witherspoon” Gerrand and Josh Quelch the Roos were dismissed for 74.

4th Grade

The Al Gores batted first and despite a shaky start the ship was steadied by new skipper Jacob “Bon-Jovi” Bonner (28), Conal “Welcome Back” Lynch (33) and Jack “J-Mac” McDonald (34). Once these three departed however, the ship was unsteadied again as the Roos were dismissed for 129.

In reply, the Students showed no mercy as they hammered the runs in just 20 overs with only one wicket down. Ouch.

For full results, check MyCricket or visit our University Match Centre here: www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-university/

President’s Welcome

Dear Club Patron, Life Members, Committee Members, Members, Parents & Supporters,

There is always excitement about a new cricket season, none more than this season 2018/19 at the Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club.

I’d like to take this moment to thank outgoing President/Chairman Norm Fawcett for his tireless work over the past 5 years as our leader and the past 17 years on committees and coaching! Good luck Normy!

The club first commenced as Wanneroo DCC on the 12th April 1976 and were accepted in the WACA Premier competition in 1979.

A first grade side was entered into the WACA Premier competition in 1983. Since then we have progressed into the great club we are today, having sides in all four senior grades along with a Colts squad and 17s, 15s, 14s and 13s in the junior WACA Premier competition as well as a female U17’s side in the Female Premier Cricket Youth League for the 2017/18 season.

Our home ground is Kingsway Sports Ground where we have two outstanding adjoining turf grounds, which in the winter of 2018, the wicket blocks on both grounds were completely re-laid. The club also has wonderful turf training facilities, which will also get re-laid and upgraded at the end of the 2018/19 season. We are also one of the only WACA Premier Clubs to have its own indoor facility, The Shed, which has four carpeted lanes along with two bowling machines. Our modern well equipped club rooms has a fully licensed bar with a spacious entertainment area.

We pride ourselves on all of our achievements over the years, which include a solitary Bank West One Day Premiership in 2000/01 defeating Willetton at the WACA. We also won our first and only Club Championship so far in 2011/12, which coincided with our first two day pennant premiership in 2011/12 defeating Subiaco/Floreat at the WACA. There was also a second two day premiership awaiting us in season 2013/14 defeating Claremont/Nedlands at the WACA.

In an amazing turn of events, after some fruitless years, 2017/18 would be another Premiership year for the Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club as our first grade took out their first ever 20/20 Premiership, defeating Claremont/Nedlands in pennant final then the Country XI at the WACA Ground to be crowned Statewide 20/20 Champions. In an amazing fact, Club Director of Coaching and Life Member, Joel Charles played in the first three premierships as a player and coached the fourth, a wonderful effort.

A number of our players progressing through to State and National representation, including Marcus North, Damien Martyn, Michael & David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson and current first grade player Travis Birt. There has also been a plethora of Roo’s who have represented WA at junior and senior level.

We have a specialised coaching and administration structure in place to ensure we are continuing to strive for excellence both on and off the ground. Please take time to read our Player Handbook, Club Culture, Codes of Behaviour and Policies we have put in place, as I am sure you will gain so much from them and in doing so will gain much enjoyment being a part of our wonderful club.

Let’s have a successful year on and off the field in 2018/19!

Get on the Roo Train!

David Minear
Wanneroo District Cricket Club

Fantasy Reminder – Less than a week to go

Roo Family,

It is now less than a week before the first game of the season. And with that, it means that there is only so much time left to get yourself signed up to WDCC Fantasy and get your team in! Selection night for the first round will be this Thursday, but you can change your team as many times as you like without penalty until the cut-off – THIS SATURDAY morning.

Like last year weekly cut-offs are set for 9am Saturdays, with any changes made after this point applying to the following week.

Jump on over to https://wanneroo-districts.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk/ to have a look, sign up and start selecting your team. If you played last year, your details will be the same.

Fantasy this year is open to all of the WDCC family. Players, past players, members, our team of beloved support staff, parents, juniors and WAGs are invited to take part. Fantasy is a great part of the social side of the club, so harness your competitive side and get yourself and your friends involved.

Entry cost is at $20 per team, which can be paid to me in cash or via account transfer (contact me for details). If you pay before the first game you will receive a BONUS 100 POINTS!
Prizes will once again be based on the numbers that are taking part.

Cheers all!

WDCC Juniors Season Cap Presentation

Committee, Senior Players, Sponsors and supporters are all welcome to come and attend the WDCC Junior 2018/19 season cap presentation.

This will be inaugural cap presentation for our Girls and Futures squads plus presentations for the new players in U13, U14, U15 and our U17 squads.

WDCC 2018/19 Season Junior Cap Presentation
Date: Sunday 30th September
Venue: WDCC Clubrooms
Time: 10:30am
Food: A sausage sizzle will be provided for the players, coaches and managers.
Refreshments: The bar will be open.