Weekend Wrap

There was plenty of action over the weekend, with our Premier T20 and Colts teams playing a blockbuster bonanza of cricket on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, our Mens & Women’s 17s & 15s flew the Wanneroo flag with gusto.

Premier T20

Rd 2 vs. Scarborough

Batting first at Abbett Park, Haydn “Slods” Slodecki shone with the bat as his 44 carried his team to 117. Unfortunately the Roos were on the receiving end of a Hardy-Boyle combo who blasted 60 and 54 respectively and reached the runs with nearly four overs remaining and 8 wickets in hand.

Rd 3 vs. Gosnells

After some blunt words with the Man in the Mirror, our Roos put in a strong showing with the bat against Gosnells, with Haydn Slodecki backing up his Saturday effort with 60 off just 35 balls. Slods was supported well by Kyle “What’s that Funk?” Millar (38).

In reply, Gosnells looked dangerous early but after some serious grinding from all our Roo bowlers we emerged triumphant by 10 runs.

Colts

Mirroring the Premier T20 results, the Colts lost to Scarborough on Saturday before triumphing on Sunday against Gosnells. Stars of Sunday were Matt “Anthrax” Spoors (68), Riley “Buddy” Holly (32 and 2/14) and Darcy “Use The” Forssman (2/12).

Female Youth League

Our Lady Roos headed down to Lark Hill to take on Rockingham. Bowling first, we restricted the Mariners to 3/115 off their 20 overs with strong contributions for all nine of our bowlers.

With the bat we struggled early until Emma “Castaway” Wilson (20) and Kristin “Indiana” Jones (14) provided some middle-order resistance. Unfortunately we were dismissed for 97, 18 runs short.

Junior Mens

17s

Batting first at Kingsway, our 17s were led by Tim “Marcus” Harris (59) as we posted 5/126 off our 20 overs. In reply, Sharad “Sharon” Jessani (2/15) and Hayden “Stumpy” Stumpers (2/9) broke the Rocky top order and eventually restricted the Mariners to 9/69.

15s

Our 15s suffered a nasty batting collapse, with only Jack “Jack” Maraldo (33) reaching double figures.  In reply, Rockingham-Mandurah ground out the win with 3.5 overs remaining and 7 wickets in hand. Connor “Spanners” Spangenberg was the pick of the bowlers with the Richie Benaud-esque figures of 2/22.

For full results, visit our Match Centre: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-premier-t20-weekend/

WA Representatives

WDCC would like to congratulate and acknowledge the achievements of the following Female Youth League Squad Members:

• Ella Stewart who has been selected in the WA Female U15 State Squad 2018/19 to play in the Cricket Australia National Championships in Canberra from February 20th-26th 2019. Well done also to Kristin Jones who has been named as an emergency for the same Championships.

• Tene Crafford and Eva Salisbury for selection to represent WA U14’s at the National Indoor Champs in Melbourne July 2019

• Rachel Prout and Ella Stewart for selection to represent WA U17’s at the National Indoor Champs in Melbourne July 2019

• Grace Tomkinson for selection to represent WA School Sport U12’s at the National Championships in Bunbury, December 12th – 19th 2018.

Look forward to seeing all of our State Representatives at training in the weeks ahead.

Weekend Wrap

Saturday

1st Grade suffered a nasty batting collapse, falling for just 113 chasing Willetton’s 158. Jack “Kym” Cattrall (3/26) and Caiden “Slug” Eaton (3/29) were our best performers.

2nd Grade could only muster 135 at Kingsway 1, with Mike “Sports Award” Ardagh top scoring with 41. In reply, Willetton passed the total with five wickets in hand, before eventually being dismissed for 195. Mathew “Doz” Dzodzos took 5/73. The game was called at tea after Allan “Dead Runs” Hall and Bailey “George” Nylander saw off any danger of an outright defeat.

In 3rd Grade, Jordan “Katie Price” Slattery shone with 5/15 as Willetton was bundled out for 123. The Magees chased down the runs with four wickets in hand, with Jack “Old” McDonald top scoring with 51, supported well by Mitch “Junior” Slatter (43) and Jimmy “Loves a 40” Dicarlo (41).

4th Grade went down to the wire, with our young Roos winning by two wickets chasing 154. Bowling honours were shared with three wickets apiece to Leigh “Leeroy” Millar (3/37), Jared Maunder (3/35) and Sam “Robbie” Williams (3/27). Tom “Pullmyfinger” Pullinger top scored with 51, supported well by Liam “Christmas” Carroll (40).

Our 17s restricted Willetton to 168, with bowling honours shared. The runs were passed with 5 wickets in hand. Lachie “Hendo” Henderson led the way with 49, supported well by Sam “Take That” Williams (44).

In the 15s, Connor “Spanner” Spangenbert (47) and Jayden “Sting” Rae (46) helped build a score of 173. Unfortunately our young Roos were then on the receiving end of a fine 133 from Willetton batsman OG Brehaut, losing by six wickets. Jack Maraldo was the pick of the bowlers with 3/44,

Sunday

Our Roos went down in their first T20 game of the season, after posting 8/113. Haydn “Glorious Chest Rug” Slodecki top scored with an undefeated 43. Midland-Guildford chased down the runs with six wickets in hand.

The Wanneroo Colts tasted sweet victory, after posting 3/117 with Caiden “Slug” Eaton top scoring with 39. In reply, Riley “Buddy” Holly took an amazing 6/10 to dismiss Midland-Guildford for 109.

For full results, check out our Match Centre: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-willetton/

Weekend Wrap

Congratulations to our Women’s team on beating Midland-Guildford yesterday at Kingsway!

Our 13s & 14s also tasted sweet victory over the Centurions.

Seniors

Our Seniors are half-way through a two day game against Willetton.

1st Grade are in the strong position of 1/46 chasing Willetton’s 158.

2nd Grade struggled with the bat but are cautiously optimistic of blasting Willetton out on Saturday.

3rd Grade are looking good at 3/91 chasing 123.

4th Grade are 1/31 chasing 154.

Women

Having won the toss and electing to field we immediately applied pressure nicking an early wicket and reducing Midland’s flow of runs with positive ground fielding and fantastic catching; Emilie Nicholls taking 2.

Wickets were shared among Shayna, Emilie, Kristin, Danni and Ella with 2 run outs reducing Midland to 90/7.

Our innings was again technically impressive, building nicely with both Tene Crafford (16) and Shayna Jesani (26) putting on 63 for the first wicket. With wickets in hand we began to change gears resulting in losing a further 2 wickets before Ella Stewart and Emma Wilson guided us home with an over to spare.

Juniors

Our 17s will be chasing 168 this weekend, whilst our 15s have set Willetton 174 for victory.

Batting first at Iluka, the U14s Centurions managed 5/170. In reply, our young Roos amassed 229 with Dylan Cordior scoring a fine 107, supported by Kane Pearce (64*).

Our 13s were too strong for the Centurions, dismissing them for 92 after scoring 8/139. Ben Campagni was a standout with 3/4.

For full results, see MyCricket Results

WA U15 State Talent Carnival

Congratulations to the following boys on making this years WA U15 State Talent Carnival to be held next month.

Aryan Varsani
Thomas Pullinger
Jayden Rae
Connor Spangenberg
Nic Whitbread
Michael DeFilippis

Well done boys, play well and enjoy.

Shout-Out to MGC Civil

It was great to see Pat Murphy down at the club last weekend for our launch, seen here helping Vin Clarke get the stumps just right!

Pat & his family business MGC Civil are massive supporters of junior & senior sport in the area and are cricket tragics.

Looking forward to seeing you down the club more often Pat.

New Sightscreens at Kingsway

In addition to our fantastic new pitches at Kingsway, there has been a lot of buzz about our new sightscreens!

A Massive thank you to Unique Metals in Wangara for these beauties.

We might be be biased, but we think we’ve now got the best sights screens in the comp.

Do yourself a favour & have a look at their website & check out the amazing laser cutting amongst other things that they do.

It was great to see Steve & Kurt Figliomeni enjoying themselves last week at the club. Appreciate your Unique help!

Weekend Wrap

A little-known fact about Meatloaf is that his 1977 hit was almost titled “Two out of Four Aint Bad”. He decided against this title as it would have given away the result from this weekend’s Senior fixtures vs. Joondalup.

1st Grade

1st Grade posted back-to-back Two Day victories with a comprehensive win over Northside rivals Joondalup.

On our brand new Kingsway pitches, Joondalup could only manage 201, with Matt “Anthrax” Spoors taking a hat-trick on his way to 4/6 and Caiden “Slug” Eaton taking 3/39.

In reply, our marquis players put on a clinic with Travis “Tuberculosis” Birt dominating with 113 and Stuart “Jeff” Thompson falling for 87. WDCC secured the victory with 8 wickets in hand.

2nd Grade

2nd Grade celebrated their first victory of the season in emphatic fashion, with Adam “Wesson and” Smith wreaking havoc at Illuka with 4/27.

Set just 177 for victory, Callum “CD” Douglas (51) and Riley “Christmas” Holly (34) got the boys off to a great start before Bailey “Zinger” Nylander set Illuka alight (not literally) with 77. Nylander and Michael “Max’s Bro” Kelsey (39) saw the Roos home.

3rd Grade

3rd Grade lost in a heart-breaker at Kingway 2, chasing 198 after Gagandeep “G-Train” Singh took 4/37.

In reply, the Roos were cruising thanks to a breezy 52 from Donnie “Post-Honeymoon Runs” Fryer and and determined 42 from James “Mont” Dicarlo. But with victory in sight, the Magees lost four wickets for just 15 runs to lose by 10.

4th Grade

4th Grade found themselves chasing a big total at Illuka 2, despite Hayden “Stumpy” Stumpers and Sharad Jessani taking three wickets a piece.

In reply, dozens of spectators were treated to John “The Batsman” Walter compiling a classy 52, supported by Tim “Marcus” Harris (40) Nick “Subway” Santich (33). Unfortunately the Al Gores fell short by just 120 runs.

17s

Our 17s posted 9/156 in the first hit-out on the new pitches at Kingsway 2. Despite several starts from the likes of Mitch Slattery (21), Aryan Varsani (22), Jack McDonald (31) and Sam Williams (33) the youths couldn’t kick on.

In reply, Joondalup batted well to pass the total with seven wickets in hand.

15s

Our 15s posted an imposing 223 at Belridge, with Jayden “Sting” Rae leading the way with 72. Rae was supported well by Thomas “The Tank Engine” Pullinger (55).

In reply, Joondalup were dismissed for 199 with Pullinger going bananas with 6/27.

14s

U14’s had a win chasing Subiaco Floreat’s 9/176. Mitchell “MJ” Lonnie took 3/21.

In a tight finish, the young Roos got across the line with one wicket in hand, with Cody “Billy-C” Billington (46) and Mitch “Smooth Criminal” Lonnie doing well with the bat.

13s

Our 13s posted 7/174 with Blake “The Snake” Holly top scoring with 65. In reply, Subiaco Floreat were routed for 94 with Oscar “The Grouch” Thompson taking 5/29, including a hat-trick!

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