Weekend Wrap

3rd Grade were the lone winners on a rainy weekend, which saw three games abandoned after Sunday hosing.

WDCC vs. Claremont-Nedlands

1st & 2nd Grade went down fighting, whilst 3rd Grade were treated to a triumphant Slattery-fest.  The 4th Grade fixture will be played in November due to ground shortages.  The 17s and 15s games were called off due to the downpour on Sunday.

For full results, click here: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-vs-claremont-nedlands/

WDCC vs. Midland-Guildford

1st Grade was abandoned, and 2nd Grade came agonizingly close to winning their 1st game of the season.

For full results, click here: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-midland-guildford/

Fantasy Round 1 Wrap

Morning Fantasy Players.

Firstly, we’ve done it! This is the first year we have hit 50 players in the WDCC Fantasy. Congratulations and well done to everyone involved for getting involved! For anyone yet to make a team, its not too late. Head on over to https://wanneroo-districts.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk/ to have a look, sign up and start selecting your team.
With these numbers round prizes will remain as they were last year (your choice of $40 cash or a $50 bar card), but there will be more in the kitty for the end of season prizes.

Thankyou also to the 14 people that have so far paid. Those that paid prior to the game Saturday have been given their bonus 100 points.

Now for results. Round 1 has wrapped up and Andy ‘Coaches the Future’ Billington has come out hard from the gate! In a masterstroke, AB decided (accidentally) on using the Triple Point Captain play straight up (accidentally) on Travis Birt, who collected a round-topping 108 points. In what could be seen as slightly suspicious Deon ‘the younger Billington’ Billington ended up in 2nd place.

Rd 1 Leaderboard
1) ABs / Andrew Billington – 678
2) Sheeda’s / Dylan Banks – 661 (with 100 bonus points)
3) deonAtron XI / deonAtron – 605

Rd 1 Top Point earners
Batter: Travis Birt – 108
Bowler: Josh Quelch – 86
All Rounder: Kyle Millar – 52
Keeper: Callum Douglas – 102

 

 

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.

17s

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.

15s

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
President/Chairman
Wanneroo District Cricket Club