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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

1st Grade Debutant: Deon Billington

191. Deon Billington

After a great first half of the season in 2nd Grade (11 wickets at 26.27), and fresh off a stint representing WA at the National 19s Championships, Deon “Lando” Billington has been selected to debut for Wanneroo DCC 1st Grade vs. Subiaco Floreat at Kingsway 1 on Saturday 6th January 2019.


Well done Deon!

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

Weekend Wrap vs. Subiaco Floreat

Much like Chad Hitchcock returning from a trip to Bali, our Seniors suffered the dreaded post-Christmas “Brown Roo”, losing all four games to Subiaco Floreat. Our 15s were the shining light in an otherwise devastating weekend, which also included the Colts being defeated in their T20 Semi Final vs. Scarborough, and our Female team being rolled for 30.

1st Grade

Batting first at Kingsway 1, the Roos were carried to 213 by a magnificent 108 not out by new skipper Travis “Ernie and” Birt.

Despite some early breakthroughs, our bowlers couldn’t stop two big partnerships of 95 and 79, led by Cameron Green. Subi chased down the runs with 2.5 overs to spare and seven wickets in hand.

2nd Grade

The outfield at Floreat Park hadn’t been mowed at all in 2019, and possibly longer, which made run scoring difficult for both teams. WDCC posted 7/184 with Graeme “Rowan” Atkinson (41) top scoring. As mentioned previously, Chad “The Chad” Hitchcock was also involved in some runs.

In reply, Subi timed their run chase well and won with four wickets in hand and 11 balls remaining.

3rd Grade

Losing the toss at Kingsway 2, 3rd Grade were banished to the field. Despite reducing Subiaco Floreat to 4/46, a middle-order partnership took the visitors to 168 from their 45 overs.

In reply, Wanneroo looked to be mirroring the Subi innings after slumping to 4/46, then rallying behind Tim “James” Bond (41). Unfortunately the Roos went down amidst a flurry of wickets, being dismissed for 156.

4th Grade

The “Al Gores” started well with the bat, grinding out 53 for the first wicket, then a further 40 for the 2nd wicket. Liam “KP” Carroll (46) was the top scorer, falling just short of a half-century. With some solid contributions from everyone, the Roos posted 5/162.

In reply, Wanneroo looked to have the upper hand for most of the game before Subi put on 40 runs for the last two wickets to burgle the game with 1 wicket in hand.


It was an early morning massacre at Kingsway 2, with our 17s being dismissed for just 84.

Just as parents began to pack up their camping chairs, Harrison “Kanheski?” Kepinski (3/14) and Sam “Venus” Williams (3/7) turned up the heat and came within one heartbreaking wicket of a surprise victory. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and Subiaco Floreat scored the winning runs with one wicket in hand.


Undoubtedly everyone’s favourite team this weekend, our 15s triumphed over Subiaco Floreat by three magical runs!

Batting first, the Roos were led by Connor “Big Spang Theory” Spangenberg (46), with contributions of 36 and 32 to Jaymin “JP” Patel and Jack “J-Mar” Maraldo respectively.

Subi lost early wickets, and struggled to recover despite a 43 at almost a run a ball by their opener Duncan Bent. Wanneroo triumphed by three runs, with all bowlers contributing to the sweet sweet victory.


Batting first at Abbett Park, our Colts posted 114 around Riley “Buddy” Holly (41) and Caiden “Slug” Eaton (39).

Scarborough got off to a flyer, with opener S Moylan posting 50 off 43 balls. Our Roos couldn’t claw the opponents back, and lost by seven wickets with 3.4 overs remaining.

Female Youth League

We batted first with only Eva “Wiltshire” Salisbury showing good resistance before being run out for 10. Girls showed strength of character but loosing significantly to a much older and stronger side chasing down our score of 30 without losing any wickets. Onwards and upwards and plenty of learning from this morning.

For full results, visit our Match Centre: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/wdcc-vs-subiaco-floreat/

Match Centre vs. Subiaco-Floreat

From everyone at Wanneroo DCC, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The first games for 2019 will be of the one day variety, against Subiaco-Floreat.

On Sunday our Female cricketers will take on South Perth, and our Colts will take on Scarborough in their T20 Semi-Final.

For team lists, fixtures, last season’s results, and club records vs. Subiaco-Floreat, check out our Match Centre: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/wdcc-vs-subiaco-floreat/

WA U15s Representative

Congratulations to Wanneroo DCC’s Aryan Varsani on his selection in the 2018/19 WA Under 15s team!

The team will compete in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in February.

Well done Aryan!