Game abandoned without a ball bowled
Wanneroo 116 def. Bayswater-Morley 6/79 (Smith 2-7)
It was a gloomy rainy day at Kingsway 1 on Saturday, a few speculations about a cancelled game. But the weather gods cleared the skies for a while and the toss occurred with Adam Smith captaining his first game of 2nd grade. Unfortunately the toss didn’t go our way and Bayswater Morley decided to bowl first.
It wasn’t what we wanted but the boys were fired up and ready to go out there and put a decent score on the board. The batting innings had no rhythm and rain played a vital role in causing this. Due to frequent rain delays the game was reduced by one over, both teams will battle for points in a 49 over match. The challenging wicket, slow outfield and gloomy conditions resulted in us scrambling to 116 all out in 48 overs. The gritty batting from Robert Fairchild 24(66) and Tim Harris 21(57) helped us recover from an early wicket loss. Our captain Adam Smith played a lone hand in the middle of 16(36) to keep the innings afloat.
Knowing we had a very formidable bowling attack we were very confident that we could defend this total of 116. Donavinn Fryer (8 overs – 1/21) and Jordan Slattery (10 overs – 2/21) bowled excellent spells to set the tone for the innings. This was backed up by our spearhead fast bowlers Adam Smith (3.4 overs 2/7) and Christopher Quelch (5 overs 1/15). All this tight bowling was backed up magnificently in the field with our wicket-keeper Tim Harris taking one of the catches of the season to remove the Bayswater-Morley number 3 batsman. Jordan Slattery also effected an important run out which left the Bayswater opener packing his bags.
With the game on a knife’s edge with Bayswater 6-79 after 33.4 overs, the rain set in and no more play was possible. The umpires did their calculations and Wanneroo won on DLS method by just 3 runs. It was a fighting effort to defend 116 against the 2 time champions and a great way to kick start our season. Plenty of things to work on but very happy with the result and bring on Perth for round 2.
Bayswater-Morley 8/199 (Walter 4/37, M Carroll 3/33) drew Wanneroo 2/35
A new and younger Threes team arrived at Hillcrest on the weekend for the first round of 2021-22. Met with a change of field and grey clouds, the start was delayed while the spare hessian was applied to the puddles on the square.
Eventually the curator and umpires were happy with the conditions and the toss was called, with Wanneroo getting to take the ball first. The brand new 3’s bowling lineup were covered in cobwebs however and by the time those were swept away the Baysie openers had got off to flyer. Change was needed and the ball was given to young Matt/Maff Carroll, who was able to tweak back a bit of momentum. Along with Jack MacDonald the two tweakers got Wanneroo back into the game. Matt finished with 3-35 as the Baysie bats tried and failed to beat a packed leg side boundary – classic Threes.
After solid work by the spinners the two slower-ball-bowling quicks Alex ‘Tim Bresnan’ Fitzmaurice and John ‘Dad’ Walter finished the innings, wrapping up the tail and keeping the chase to under 200.
With rains falling during the break there was a quick scramble as everyone googled ‘duckworth lewis calculator’. By the time play resumed the equation was 173 off 30 overs. With quick runs required Keagan was dismissed trying to hit over the top and Jack MacDonald unfortunately caught down the legside. William Sams and Kelsey Michael were able to navigate until the next rain break, which ultimately did not subside enough for the game to be completed. The umpires declared a draw and the players left to attend the high-society event back at the clubrooms.
Overall plenty of things to work on but a lot of promising signs and a lot of talent present.
Props to Owen Brown, Tyler Brown on their 3rd grade debut and Alex Fitzmaurice on his WDCC debut.
Wanneroo 0/90 (Maraldo 55*, Zain 27*) def. BMCC 153 (J Quelch 3/19, Bandara 2/25, Douglas 2/34)
The 4s started their season off at home against reigning premier’s Bayswater Morely. We had an early win with Captain Liam winning the toss and sending baysie in on what seemed to be a classic Kingsway 2 road. Josh Quelch got us off to the perfect start going through the gate of their opener first ball and a couple overs later getting the other opener around his legs. Bayswater steadied and took control of the game through the middle overs until strike bowler and 4th grade import Callum Douglas was able to break the partnership and get the roos back on track with a final push of 5-19 to finish the innings. Josh Quelch led the way with 3-19 off 5 overs, with Sharm and Dougo chipping in with 2 each.
With a target of 153 to get, openers Jack Maraldo (55*) and Yusuf Zain (27*) took control with Yusuf rotating the strike and Jack hitting boundaries for fun getting to 50 with ease. Rain ended our day at 0-90 handing the roos a win thanks to DLS.
A great first up win for the 4s with a fairly young side in on the day with 3 debutants AJ Singh, Blake Holly and Rhys Walker.
B Grade Female T20
Wanneroo 2/135 (Bothma 51*, Reichelt 38) def. Subiaco-Floreat 8/35 (Reichelt 2/3, Stewart 2/5)
Midland-Guildford 2/43 def. Wanneroo 8/42