WDCC Female Players Selected for WACA Youth Academy

The following girls have been selected for the WACA Youth Academy specialising in specific skill sets, pace, batting, spin and keeping.

  • Erin Martin (Pace Academy)
  • Josie Beckett (Pace Academy)
  • Tene Crafford (W Keeper/Batting Academy)
  • Ella Stewart (Spin Academy)
  • Shayna Jesani (W Keeper/Batting Academy








The WACA will provide the selected girls with a variety of extension opportunities over the course of the season with the view to identifying and developing the players for inclusion into future WACA Female Academy Programs. Selection was based on demonstrated match performances from last season, potential to progress to future state programs and Premier Coach consideration to have the depth across the skill sets. Trials took place in at the beginning of October and the program runs weekly at the WACA from 19th Oct – 7th Dec 2020 with an additional camp for 2021.

Congratulations girls.

Weekly Wrap – 17/18 October

A master-class in batting by Kelvin Smith wasn’t enough to get us over the line, as a disappointing round against Subi-Floreat finished with only a third-grade win. On to South Perth next week.

1st Grade  

Wanneroo 270 (Smith 131, Birt 47, Del Borrello 36) def. by Subiaco-Floreat 7/271 (Dzodzos 2/23)

The Ones’s were sent in to bat against Subiaco-Floreat on a very flat WACA pitch. The boys got off to a good start after Kelvin Smith was given an early chance on the first ball of the game. He would make the Subi-Floreat bowlers pay for the next several hours batting on throughout the innings smacking 131 from 119 deliveries. Del Borello and Newnham provided support, until Travis ‘The Icon’ Birt entered the crease. With the game in the balance he showed everyone what the modern game is all about by hitting a blistering 47 from 20 balls, including 6 maximums. The Roos unfortunately collapsed late losing 6/28 leaving them with a competitive 270 to defend.

The Roos got off to a flying start with the ball courtesy of Matthew Dzodzos in his first game back for the 1s with a wicket on the second ball of the innings. The second innings consisted of multiple momentum swings with the Roos taking wickets consistently in the middle overs until a 7th wicket partnership from Subi took the game away as they chased down the total with 4 overs to spare. A disappointing result, but still many positives to take.

2nd Grade  

Subiaco-Floreat 8/208 (LK Poulter 3/41, J Slattery 2/12) def. Wanneroo 205 (K Farrant 54, J King 36, MT O’Day 32).

The Twos were off to Floreat full of confidence coming of a great win at home to Mount Lawley. After losing the toss Subi put themselves in on what looked like a fairly flat wicket! Jordan ‘Ooh Ahh’ Slattery had the ball on a 5 cent piece to start the game, having Behrendorff in all sorts of trouble, ending with figures of 2/12 off his 10. It was a very good bowling performance from all bowlers on the day with Poulter picking up 3 scalps, Slattery 2 and Sadik, Jennings and O’Day picking up one each.

The batting innings got off to a decent start but losing 4/15 quickly after drinks slowed the momentum. Kealey ‘The Recruit’ Farrant (54) and M ‘Ian Harvey’ O’day (32) got the roos right back into the game but unfortunately we fell apart late just 4 runs short – even with S Jennings and H Stumpers fighting hard at the end.

A disappointing finish but the Twos will look to bounce back at home to South Perth next week.

3rd Grade

Wanneroo 9/177 (Walter 41, A Smith 26*) def. Subiaco-Floreat 6/163 (Ardagh 2/18)

Skipper Adam Smith won his first coin toss of the year and elected to bat on Kingsway 1. Michael Kelsey was given a life in the first over after square leg dropped the easiest catch in the world. Callum ‘Bacon and Egg McMuffin’ Douglas hit a nice 23 before Wanneroo lost a series of wickets in clumps and looked in serious trouble at 7-89. John “Batting Award” Walter and Adam Smith put on a good partnership scoring 41 and 26* respectively. Smith and Jessani steering us in the final overs to a defendable score of 177.

Needing to either take wickets or apply the squeeze Wanneroo got off to a good start with Subi going at no more than a run an over in the first spells of the day, with Donavinn Fryer bowling 4 maidens and Adam Smith looking his old self. Micheal “coming out of retirement” Ardagh came on to bowl and took 2 quick wickets, while giving very few hittable balls. Subiaco-Floreat recovered at one point to put on a 73 run partnership before throwing the game away after Donavinn ran out their best batsman. From that point Subiaco-Floreat where behind the 8-ball for the rest of the game as Wanneroo got their first win that was topped off by a song and Sharad Jessani buying his first tray.

4th Grade

Subiaco-Floreat 2/138 (Maunder 2/33) def. Wanneroo 137 (Williams 30)

After a very convincing round one dominance against Mount Lawley, the mighty 4s were hungry for some more blood. The Skipper Liam “Social Shadow” Carroll had a dream start to the day at Alderbury Reserve winning the toss and electing to bat on what seemed to be a flat wicket. Wanneroo started off convincingly on a pitch which seemed to have a bit more life in it then first appeared. This was evident when the wicket of Tim “7th Ball” Harris fell. Due to some poor counting and miscommunication between square leg and the umpire, he indeed was dismissed on the 7th ball of the over. Sam “F1” Williams was the pick of the batsmen top scoring with a handy 30. Unfortunately, this is where a few very poor shots and decision were made. Matt “Can I Borrow your…” Russell and Jaxon “Muesli Bar” Lloyd ended the innings with a little cameo of slog shots. And we were bowled out for 137 in 38 Overs.

Knowing we had an uphill battle, Jared “6fa” Maunder took an early wicket of the least liked bloke on the field. Wind behind him he followed that up with his second having the home-side at 2-7. Unfortunately this is where the positivity ended. Trying to take the breakthrough the skipper threw the ball to young part timer and soon to be adult Jack “can I please bowl” McDonald. Unfortunately didn’t work as the ball went sailing over the ropes. A very respectable 3rd wicket partnership took the home side to victory in 31 overs. A good learning curve for the 4s side, and one that they will take in their stride and have some fire in there belly for next week against South Perth.

Seventeens Women T20

Wanneroo 10/69 def. by South Perth 6/99 (E Stewart 2/13, J Beckett 2/22)

South Perth won the toss and chose to bat first on another pleasant morning at Kingsway. Our Roo’s again started well dismissing one of their openers cheaply. Emilie Nicholls again bowling a tidy line and length with fine support from Emma Harvey, both added pressure by bowling as a pair; so crucial to all forms of cricket. Talia Allen also bowled a short spell offering good pace and movement in the air. Our spinners Ella Stewart and Kristin Jones maintained the pressure with economical figures from both of their 4 over spells, Ella 2/13 and Kristin 1/17.  Josie Beckett wrapping up with 2 wickets bowling at the death, reducing South Perth to a very gettable 99 with the loss of 6 wickets. Our bowling and fielding really has been impressive and builds on the fine work that Luke and Toby are doing with the girls.

Unfortunately our batting display was hindered with early loss of wickets and several run outs. There was positive intent to take 1’s and 2’s but the execution left us under more pressure with an ever increasing run rate and tumbling wickets. Again some notable patience and courage was shown by Alex O’Brien, Ella Stewart and Kristin Jones but their modest total of 99 was another tall order with our Roo’s stuttering to 69 all out.

We begin a few weeks of travel heading south to Rocky-Mandurah this coming Sunday for Round 3.

Seventeens Men (Match in progress)

Wanneroo 91 v Subiaco-Floreat 1/23

Fifteens Men (Match in Progress)

Subiaco-Floreat (O Brown 3/18, M Carroll 2/18) v Wanneroo

Weekly Wrap – 10/11 October

This week the boys took on a depleted (Ha) Mt Lawley, with the Roos coming up with the goods in most grades. The King struck a century, the clubs NewMan took the sword to his old side and the 17’s played a blinder, chasing a strong total like seasoned campaigners.

1st Grade  

Mt Lawley 244 (Billington 2/33, Millar 2/39, Poulter 2/40) def. by Wanneroo 6/275 (Smith 86, Newnham 77*, Birt 60)

On a sneaky hot day at Breckler, the 1’s won the toss and had a bat on a flatty. Despite losing Richards early, the Roos got off to a decent start as Holly Riley (24) and Kelvin “don’t touch my bat” Smith (86) built a solid foundation. Jimmy “Pollard” Newnham (77) and Travis “Nagenahira Nagas” Birt (60) then put the sword to the Mt Lawley attack, leaving the Roos at 6/275 after 50 overs.

The Roos begun steadily with the ball as Mt Lawley got off to a strong start before Kyle “Funky” Millar (2/39 off 9) broke through which opened the door for the rest of the attack to follow. The Roos ended up dismissing Mt Lawley for 244 as Lachie “The Eel” Poulter cleaned up the tail (2/41 off 8). Deon Billington taking the best figures with 2/33.

WDCC Roos now 2/2 to start the 2020/21 season.

2nd Grade  

Wanneroo 5/242 (King 106, O’Day 32, Bonner 31) def. Mt Lawley 128 (Dzodzos 4/35, Stumpers 2/20, Slattery 2/21).

The TwRoos rocked to Kingsway looking for their first win of the season. Winning the toss and electing to bat first Jacob ‘Bon’ Bonner (31) and Jordon ‘Kingy’ King got us off to a great start. Champion clubman Jordan King went on to post his debut grade century, finishing with 106. A handy 32 from Michael ‘Moogs’ O’Day and some late hitting which included a colossal six from Stephen ‘Jenno’ Jennings gave the twos a very good total of 5-242 from the 50 overs.

The Roos came out to bowl and were all over Mount Lawley for the remainder of the day. The pick of the bowlers was Matthew ‘Doz’ Dzodzos who ended up with 4 wickets. Hayden ‘Sticks’ Stumpers and Jordan ‘goatee’ Slattery picked up two each. Mount Lawley were bowled out for 128 to give the Roos a big win.

3rd Grade

Mt Lawley 4/228 def. Wanneroo 220 (Spangenberg 55, Walter 38, Wiggers 38)

First game of the year and all the boys were buzzing to a play a bit of cricket. We lost the toss and Mt Lawley elected to bat first on what was ultimately a flat track. Donavinn ‘deep’ Fryer getting our first wicket of the year with a sky ball straight to Darcy “Duggan” Forsmann. The Hawks took the ascendancy with their opener opening the shoulders but after he was removed a few more wickets fell and it felt like the screws were about to be tightened – especially with some great middle over bowling by Sharrad ‘what’s he going to say today?’ Jessani. Unfortunately one batsman put on a clinic, dominating the attack for much of the rest of the innings, finishing up with a century – only a quarter of those coming in the final over. At the end of their 45 Mt Lawley walked off on 228.

Chasing a strong total, the Threes did not have they start they wanted being 3 down for not many. Eventually they got back on track, with new roo Steve ‘the better’ Wiggers and young gun Connor ‘Golden Arm’ Spangenberg steadying the ship. Wiggers was unfortunately out in the over before drinks, and when Connor holed out on 55 things were not looking good. However with a tail wanting to right the wrongs of their bowling offerings, a game was soon on the cards. 7 wickets down and needing 76 from 11 overs, John ‘death overs specialist’ Walter and Fryer started the fightback, new captain Adam Smith taking up for Fryer when he was removed. The two put on a great fighting partnership and got the roos to needing 9 off the last over but sadly on the first ball we lost a wicket and it was game over.

Onto next week!!

4th Grade

Wanneroo 4/165 (Maraldo 71, Harris 59*) def. Mt Lawley 165 (Lloyd 3/27, Haddrill 2/24, Williams 2/27).

The day started slow with only 4 people turning up to breakfast and then with Wanneroo losing the toss and being sent in to bowl. With a plethora of early shouts from the bowling of Jared “sub-par” Maunder and none given, he finally found the break through with a catch from Jack “I was watching the 2s” Maraldo. One of the many debutants, Jaxon “pancakes” Lloyd bowling 9 overs straight, taking 3 wickets, and finding himself with a hat-trick opportunity – to only bowl it a foot outside off-stump. Another man on debut, Kodi “best mullet” Mulcahy taking an absolute ripper of a catch at short cover off the bowling of Sam Williams. Mount Lawley finished 10/164.

In the Wanneroo innings, the openers started well, both seeing out the new ball, with Yusuf “not out but plum” Zain making a gritty 12, whilst Tim “finally” Harris just going about his business and steadying the run scoring. Jack “not watching the 2s when he’s batting” Maraldo coming in to assist Tim, racking up a 100 run partnership with the pair making 71 and 59* respectively. With 7 runs to win, it was unanimously decided that there should be a slight batting collapse after Jack got out, with Liam “rent-a-skipper” Carroll going out shortly to face 7 deliveries to achieve a score of 2, and then Kodi unfortunately receiving a 2 ball duck. Fortunately Tim “I’ll do it lads” Harris hit the winning run to seal the deal for the oldest Wanneroo 4th grade side in a few seasons with 8 overs to spare.

Seventeens Women T20

Wanneroo 5/74 (Salisbury 29*) def. by Melville 6/151 (S Jesani 2/15, Jones 2/31)

Melville batting first on a pleasant morning at Kingsway. Our Roo’s started well dismissing one of Melville’s numerous WACA Academy players, Emilie Nicholls snagging their opener Lauren Thompson cheaply. More wickets were to follow with Kristin Jones and Shayna Jesani sharing 2 a-piece from their 4 over spells. Coinciding with these fall of wickets was an excellent innings of 87 from another one of Melville’s WACA Academy & Australian Squad player Chloe Ainsworth; sometimes you just need to respect an individual performance. We reduced Melville to 151 with the loss of 6 wickets.

Opening our account for the first time together was Ella Stewart and Tene Crafford who provided some reassuring resistance until Ella was caught low down behind square. Tene followed bringing Shayna Jesani and Eva Salisbury together who both enjoyed quality time at the crease applying much needed technique and patience which was often missing from last season. Shayna finally falling on 15 and Eva remaining undefeated on 29, collectively we offered a defiant total of 74 for the loss of 5 wickets.

We welcome South Perth to Kingsway next week which will be another tough assignment for our Female Roo’s.

Seventeens Men

Mt Lawley 8/225 (C Billington 2/8, DeFilippis 2/59, Maraldo 2/62) def. by Wanneroo 6/226 (Maraldo 67*, Rae 46, Spangenberg 43, Varsani 39)

Ahhhhhhh cricket who doesn’t love cricket season being back.

The Roos rocked up to their arch rivals home ground against the hawks (considering we stole half their team for this year) the boys were pumped for the first game and new skipper Lachy “young renshaw” Dargie went and won the toss and chose to bowl.

The boys were up and about in the field early and Connor “golden arm” Spangenberg produced the goods by bouncing out their opener with a brutal delivery. The openers bowled well and took some key early wickets to get the day going. From then on let’s just say that there was a few boundaries hit by a big man from Mt Lawley, ultimately striking 102 with many large sixes. Some brilliant tight bowling from Alex “spidey” Hardiman and Cody “the goat” Billington reigned the score back within chasing standards. The pick of the bowlers for the day were Alex Hardiman with some very economical bowling in his return game, finishing with the figures of 1 for 32 off his 10 overs and Connor Spangenberg finishing with the figures of 1 for 23 off 9 overs.

Soon enough Sunday rolled around and the chase commenced, with the openers Dargie and Varsani off to a flyer before Dargie departed. Spangers stepped to the crease and along with Aryan smacked the ball to all parts putting on a crucial 65 run partnership before Varsani was subjected to a questionable decision. Some crucial partnerships continued with help from Jayden “I’ve changed” Rae (with a swift 46), then my-oh-my… enter cricket mentoring’s star student Jack “The new face of cricket mentoring” Maraldo who struck a game winning 67 helping the boys over the line in the last over.

Great game by all and cheers to the umpire for rocking up and hour and a half late.

Fifteens Men

Wanneroo 166 (TD Brown 72, O Brown 27) def. Mt Lawley 148 (Gillespie 3/27, Cavanagh 2/9, O Brown 2/25)

Wanneroo Boys won the toss and decided to bat. It was a slow start as they blew off the winter cobwebs. Opening stand only made 20 before Riley Gillespie was caught behind driving a good length delivery. Shortly after his opening partner Mitch Trimboli was skittled and the Roos were in a spot of bother at 2/24 in the 11th over.  Matt Carroll and Tyler Brown then proceeded to slowly build the innings before Matt skied a full toss after a 46 run stand for the third wicket. Tyler continued to work with Blake Holly to build another partnership in excess of 40 through gentle nudges for ones and capitalising on bad balls for 4, before Blake was dismissed in the 31st over. At 4/ 111 with 20 overs left, a score around 220 was still achievable. The Hawks then  put the screws on and when two wickets fell in the 34th over that score looked less likely but we still had Tyler at the crease.  When Tyler went in 38th over for a well-made 72 and the score on 150 there was still plenty to do. A cameo from Owen Brown boosted the score to 166 but regular loss of wickets was costly as we were bowled out in the 43rd over. A quick 4 overs before end of play on day one saw us have the Hawks at 1/14 overnight.

Day 2 and an early LBW decision helped our cause, unfortunately Wides and No-Balls were costing us. Hawks batsmen built a nice partnership that frustrated the Roos for the best part of two sessions. Matt Carroll and Tarun Jessani bowled well without success and the Hawks slowly built their score in chase and were still only needing about 3.5 per over to win. It wasn’t until after the tea break that a bowling change resulted in wicket the boys had been chasing.  Riley and Hayden Cavanagh then spun in tandem to frustrate the Hawks as the required run rate mounted from 4 an over to over 6 and both boys created the chances we needed. A throw from Matt Skouros to Blake that he had to reach for and throw back at the stumps was vital in dismissing their set batsmen that eventually resulted in the Hawks being bowled out for 148 in the last over the day.  Riley finished with 3 for 28 from 8 and Hayden 2 for 8 from his five were the chief destroyers and opening bowler Owen also chipped in with 2 for 25 from his 4.2 overs.

Lots to work on but nice hit out to start the season with a win.

Fantasy Tips

Fantasy 2020 is about to kick on. Need help on getting a team together? Kingsway and the reigning champ Deon have come together to help out.

Kingsway Smith Tips

  1. Selecting limits for player roles (bat, bowl, wicket-keeper, all-rounder) have been relaxed this year – the minimum selections from each role has been reduced to one (though some maximum limits do apply), meaning that if, for example, you feel that batsmen do not get you enough points, you could just pick one superstar or one cheapy.
  2. All-rounders typically get the most points, but the assigned all-rounders aren’t the only ones that will get the chances. Pick a bowler that can bat, or a batsmen that will get thrown the ball sometimes.
  3. Remember the bonus points. Some bowlers bowl bulk maidens. Some lower order bats might consistently get red inks. Know a bloke that likes hitting bombs? They will get you 6 points a piece.
  4. Plenty of new Roos this year that may be listed cheaper than what they’re worth. Is Michael ‘Ian Harvey’ O’Day worth a gamble?

Deon ‘Wild Bill’ Billington Tips

  1. Pay up for big dogs for your team, these guys will give you a captain option each week and good points.
  2. Stock up on all-rounders. These guys have more avenues to scoring as they will be batting and bowling more often.
  3. Chase value in the bowling department, lots of cheap options.

Click here to join!


2020 Round 1 Wrap – Melville

Round 1 of the 2020/21 season has come and gone. Pre-season has passed us by. COVID restrictions have… well they’re still there. In an age where bowling in a hat is completely 100% ok, and hi5’s are only safe indoors, we can all feel grateful that we are mostly unaffected at the moment here in Perth, and able to continue doing the things we love…

….watching Rob Richards make runs.

1st Grade

Wanneroo 4/221 (Richards 91, Del Borrello 74) def. Melville 8/217 (KR Smith 3/36, K Millar 2/53).

The ones boys looked to get their season off to a good start, hosting Melville at Kingsway. New club captain and shoo-in to be listed as an all-rounder in Fantasy Kyle Millar won the toss and chose to bowl. The decision worked with Caiden ‘Slug’ Eaton getting us off to a great start with an early wicket, soon followed by debutant Jordan Slattery who took his first A grade wicket, leaving Melville at 2-25. The Storm put a few partnerships together but we were able to take wickets quite consistently throughout the innings, restricting them to 8-217 off their 50 overs.
Kelvin Smith (get him in your Team) and Rob Richards (get him in your Team) got us off to a good start with the bat putting on 51. We were sitting precariously at 2-72 when Anthony ‘Tony’ Del Borello walked to the crease, putting on 114 with Richards in a match winning partnership. Richo batted superbly and was dismissed on 91 while Delba was eventually dismissed on 74. This partnership set up a great win for the boys, chasing Melville’s 217 with 2 overs to spare. A great start to the season for the boys which we hope to build and improve upon.

2nd Grade

Melville 194 (O’Day 3/18, Stumpers 3/37) def. Wanneroo 178 (Varsani 40, Stumpers 27*)

The 2’s made the long walk out to Kingsway 2 to face Melville on Saturday. Daniel “Sads” Sadik started the season on a high note, winning the toss and inserting the opposition. Leigh “camel” Millar and Matthew “PC” Dzodzos gave us a steady start, manufacturing many plays and misses without capturing an edge. Hayden “Sticks” Stumpers was brought into the attack and immediately struck with his maiden hat-trick in grade cricket. It was nearly 4 in 5 balls with the number 5 knicking off without being given. The lower order for Melville offered some resistance before one Michael O’Day took 3fa on debut and a Matthew Dzodzos run-out helped restrict Melville to 194.

The Wanneroo openers made a steady start before a 12 year old fast bowler bounced out Jordan King. After Mitch Slattery was deemed to be not far enough past the crease line on a quick single, Wanneroo was in trouble at 3/40. Kealey Farrant (on debut) and O’Day put on a small partnership before Kealey copped a Jaffa of a full toss and fed it to deep mid-wicket. Aryan Varsani was the pick of the batsman, making it look easy for 40 off 45 balls. After he was stumped down the leg side, Wanneroo lost regular wickets and, even with some lower order hitting from Jennings and Stumpers, were eventually bowled out for 178, 16 runs short of victory.

3rd Grade / 4th Grade

No Game

Roos of the 2020-21 WACA Pathway Squads

The WACA High Performance programs for 2020/21 have been announced, with the following Roos included. This is by invitation only, and is a fabulous achievement for these young men.

WACA U19 Development squad
– Hayden Stumpers
– Mitchell Slattery
– Michael Herbst

WACA Pace Academy
– Caiden Eaton

WACA Youth Academy
– Aryan Varsani


Elimination Finals Wrap

Last weekend the two WDCC grades still in the contest played out their elimination finals. Firstly, congratulations to both the Three’s and the U/17s for reaching finals – this does not happen every year is in itself an achievement and reward for effort throughout the season. Unfortunately both teams bowed out – in what was ultimately a moot result given that all finals were cancelled thereafter (unlucky Baysie).

Third Grade – Elimination Final

Bayswater-Morley 8/279 (Yaseen 2/52, J Walter 2/55) def. Wanneroo 110 (Hall 40, Walter 31*)

After defeating Joondalup in a do or die final round, the Trust Tree was full of leaves when arriving at Bayswater for their first final. After Yas finally turned up, we headed out for our warm ups. The energy was high, the mood was up and Mitchell ‘Ian Healy’ Slattery’s finger was suspiciously injured.

Due to the law of averages John Walter won the toss and elected to bowl. The Roos were inconsistent with the ball early, Bayswater-Morley punishing us to reach 50 none down. Enter the spin frenemies Micheal ‘dagger’ Ardagh and Matthew ‘Peter’ Dzodzos who quickly pulled back the momentum our way, both picking up a wicket. Ardagh was especially tight, bowling 21 overs for 35 runs (including being hit for 10 off his final over by the Toddler). John Walter and Yaseen finished with 2 each as Bayswater-Morley made a very respectable 8/279. To add a little insult to a long day Donavinn Fryer succumbed to the old mans injury, deciding to shred his calf muscle late in the day!

We rocked up on day 2 full of confidence as our batting lineup was strong and deep. Strength and depth were challenged by the straight one however, as we were quickly 5 down for not many. Allan ‘Barry’ Hall batted brilliantly, muscling his way to 40 until he succumbed to the ‘lets just play it safe for a while’ trap. John ‘Ellyse Perry/Keith/Ellen/Pantene Pro-V’ Walter swatted at the spinners for a while to make 31*, but in the end we were bowled out for 110.

Disappointing way to end the season but this team battled amazingly all year. Very rarely did we have the same team on the park 2 games in a row. A great effort to make it to the finals, but beaten by a better team on the day.

And then the WACA went and cancelled the season anyway so taste it Baysie.

U/17 Mens Elimination Final

Gosnells 5/266 (Haddrill 3/82) def Wanneroo 6/265 (Santich 107*, Dargie 44, Spangenberg 33)

Ah yes finals. Loving, caring finals. Lets get into it. Skipper Jack Mac goes for the lucrative toss for possibly the last time this season. With regular season form of 6/14 tosses won (42%) I think we know how this is going to go. Coin gets flipped and skip calls heads, surprise surprise it’s tails. Aaaannnndddd we are batting.

Day started off dare I say perfectly, with a Sam “Formula one Drive to survive” Williams playing a glorious cover drive for 4 off the third ball of the innings, and Mr Hard Hands Dargie joining in the following overs with many strokes that made the bowlers look like bowling machines dishing out HV’s. Then over 12.3 happened, when the ROOS lost their first wicket at a score of 21. Hard Hands and Jayden “Addict” Rae continued the attack for the overs to come before Jayden was stitched up by Andrew Mollat for a well made 28. The attack continued and wickets still fell with Dargie departing for 44.
But then, and I mean then, NICHOLAS “DISTRICT HUNDRED NUMBER ONE” SANTICH JOINED THE CREASE. OH MY JUST FORGET EVERY ONE ELSE, THIS KID IS ELITE. Labuschagne who? Some late hitting from Connor Spangenberg and the hottest, funniest lad alive, Jack “jmar” Maraldo contributed gorgeous cameos to the masterclass of Santich. The Roos finally ended up on a very very respectable 265 with ‘Santwobbler’ ending up on 107* off 86 balls. After a tea that lacked desert options but was still a solid 7/10 Wanneroo took to the field, with Cody “better brother” Billington taking the new ball.

After an elite first over from Billington, Nick “Part time leggy” Santich steamed off a long run up to send thunderbolts down to the shaking openers (eye witnesses suggest that one even backed away). After many chances Gosnells finally lost their first wicket with a catch by the gorgeous J-mar, bowled by the even more beautiful Jesse “the quiet kid” Hadrill. But from then things didn’t go to plan, as Gosnells settled in and a gruesome quad injury was sustained by the ever so gorgeous J-mar. Down a player things went from bad to worse with Kade Povey and Kyle Richardson taking us to town both making 50 each. Even with a few late wickets it wasn’t enough for the boys in red, as Gosnells chased 265 in 58.3 overs.

Well that’s that, season done, weekend wrap done (sorry not up to Cameron MacDonald level). I Would also like to quickly say on behalf on the 17’s thankyou to Dave Bebb for scoring our final and a big thank you too to Andrew “Biggest Slats” Slattery, Jacob “Second grade” Bonner, Dave “Papa” Spangenberg, Mike “Likes grass” Dargie, Shane “Retirement Home soon” Maraldo for all your efforts this season to help us achieve the goal of finals. Thanks 19/20 see you all next season.


For full results visit our latest results page at https://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/results/

WDCC U/17s Women Milestones










Shayna Jesani (Captain) v South Perth Round 2, 9th February 2020

Runs 65
Balls 101
SR 64.36

Having started playing just 4 years ago Shayna has packed a lot in. First playing with and against boys for Lansdale she was selected for the WA State Schools U12’s for the National’s in Melbourne. Since joining Whitfords 15’s & now 18’s her cricket has gone from strength, being selected for Wanneroo Districts for the last 2 seasons, captain this season and currently representing WA State 15’s again at the National Championships in Canberra during March 2020.













Josie Beckett v Subiaco-Floreat Round 5, 8th March 2020

Overs 8
Maidens 2
Runs 11
Wickets 5

Josie has played all of her Community Cricket at Whitfords, currently representing their 18’s. A natural sportswomen Josie also plays a high standard of netball. It is no surprise that Josie has taken 5 wickets in an innings, she has threatened on several occasions this season consistently opening the bowling and often bowing at the death. Josie just missed selection for the WA 15’s squad this year but performances like this will I’m sure keep Josie well and truly on their radar.

Weekend Wrap 7th March

1st Grade  

Joondalup 7/219 (KR Smith 3/31) def. Wanneroo 9/215 (Del Borrello 64, DW Billington 42, KR Smith 30)

In the last game of the season the ones batted first against arch rival Joondalup with openers Riley Holly and Anthony Del Borrello looking to get them off to a flyer. However Holly became the early first victim after “smoking” one to mid-wicket. A partnership of 80 runs then formed between Del Borrello and Kelvin Smith with some fine stroke play from both batsman. The wicket of Kelvin sparked a collapse of 6/33 before the arrival of Deon Billington to the crease sparked a “Maxwell” like batting display inspired by the number on his shirt, bringing the ones back from the brink of a cheap total. The ones got through to an end of innings with a score of 9/215 (including a rare L. Poulter straight drive for 4 off the last ball). The top scorers were Del Borrello (64), Billington (42) and Smith (30).

Joondalup came out very aggressive with the bat with the first wicket falling at 1/56 in the 7th over (Billington making inroads again). This caused a fight back involving some aggressive fast bowling from Caiden Eaton and a couple quick wickets from Kelvin Smith, who was brought on earlier than usual, bringing the ones back into contention with Joondalup wobbling at 5/109. However it wasn’t meant to be with Joondalup resettling and chasing down the total in the 45th over 7 wickets down. Not the finish the boys were after, season over. On the bright side the Trust Tr33 have made it through to the finals, good luck boys!

2nd Grade  

Wanneroo 4/111 (Sadik 41*, Bonner 29) def. Joondalup 110 (Singh 3/14, Millar 3/18, Slattery 3/21)

Daniel ‘Top 3’ Sadik won the toss and sent Joondalup in on what looked like a bowler friendly wicket for the L.Millar v J.Slattery bowl off.  Both delivered as they have all season taking 3 apiece, finishing 2nd and 3rd on the 2nd grade wicket taking list. Gagandeep then proceeded to put on a clinic with 3/14 of his 10 overs, dismissing Joondalup for 110.

Joondalup would have been fairly confident if they had have flicked back through our scorebook but 110 wasn’t enough in the end, easily accounted for in 26 overs. Jacob ‘The Wall’ Bonner proved to be the rock with a gritty 29 getting us through the new ball allowing Sadik to capitalise on a left arm Dutch Fruiterer in the middle overs.  Good finish to a disappointing 2nd half of the season!

3rd Grade

Joondalup 188 (Dzodzos 3/31, Stumpers 3/44, Ardagh 2/33) def by WDCC 9/221 (Varsani 81, Kelsey 54, Atkinson 40)

The air was moist at Iluka, partly due to the humidity that follows light morning precipitation, and partly due to the nervous anticipation of no less than four Senior cricket teams whose finals hopes were to be decided following the events of the next few hours. Having been robbed by the weather in the previous round, the Wanneroo 3rd Grade Trust Tree looked metaphorically like Liam Neeson in Taken, just as he’s about to violently take back his daughter. The metaphorical daughter, in this case, was a finals berth and Joondalup were the nasty blokes about to receive their comeuppance…

John “Ellyse Perry” Walter won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first. Mike “Ardog” Ardagh flashed inappropriately before Michael “The Claw” Kelsey and Aryan “A.V. DeBilliers” Versani put on a partnership of 111. Kelsey played a fantastic anchoring role, whilst Versani resembled a young Mark Waugh without the mullet, whipping the Joondalup boys over mid-wicket at will and scoring 81 off just 68 balls. When Versani was stumped, Joondalup’s joy was brief as Graeme “Spencer” Atkinson clipped and crunched through the offside for a chanceless 40. Kelsey sadly barbecued himself for 54 off 94, and whilst the rest of the batting line-up failed to match the top order heroics, the Roo boys were relatively happy with a total of 221 off 45 overs.

Joondalup started steadily in their response, before Connor “Royal Challengers Spangalore” Spangenberg found the opener’s edge. The four-way action provided by Mohammed “Spencer” Yaseen (0/15 off 5), Spangenberg (1/30 off 4), Walter and Hayden “Original Spencer” Stumpers made life difficult for the Joondalup top order, and paved the way for the spin twins Ardagh and Mathew “T20 Doz” Dzodzos to control the middle overs of the match.

The spin twins took five wickets between them as the batsmen found themselves trapped in the middle of the Ardagh-Dzodzos grind-fest. Ardagh finished with 2/33 whilst Dzodzos took 3/31, both off their 9 overs. As the required run rate escalated alarmingly, Stumpers (3/44 off 8.3) and Walter (0/32 off 8) bowled fantastic areas to crush the last gasps of air from the Centurions. Joondalup were eventually dismissed for 188, resulting in a fine 33 run victory and 5th place finish on the 3rd Grade ladder.

The lads were relieved and satisfied to get the job done, but emotions were mixed as their 1st Grade brothers were not so lucky. It was fantastic that the 1st Graders came over to support us after their game, and hopefully we’ll get a big crowd of club-mates, family and supporters to Bayswater this week.

4th Grade

Wanneroo 81 def by Joondalup 2/84

With Liam Carroll now playing two’s for the last game of the season, it was time for Dominic “yeah, I’ll do it” Boyce to step up and lead the fearless Fourth Grade side against table toppers Joondalup. No matter how the game panned out, it was always going to be a tough job for the new skip. His day didn’t start out too well, with Joondalup winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Joondalup got off to a flyer, dismissing Lachlan “it swung both ways” Dargie and Jack Maraldo in quick succession within the first few overs. Cody “does it all” Billington was tasked with the job of opening the batting as another Fourth Grade late change was made due to illness that struck late in the night before the game. Jack “top elbow” McDonald was the star with the bat with a top score of 20. Not much relief came after, with Jayden “party bus” Rae and Nic “bush chook” Santich both being dismissed for ducks. The tail wagged late, with Sharad “Nathan Lyon highlights” Jessani putting on 16 and Dominic “it’s alright lads, I got this” Boyce adding 13 to the score. Jared “doesn’t like double digits” Maunder added 9 to the score, humiliating the higher order batsman by scoring the first and only boundary of the Wanneroo innings. The courageous 4’s were eventually rolled for just 81.

And so it was time to bowl, after getting the okay from the prestigious men that run this club, the 4’s team strolled out into the field wearing the coloured retro kits. My oh my, was that a sight to behold. Not much luck was on offer early for the bowlers, until Jared Maunder struck, claiming the scalp of the opening bat thanks to a delightful one-handed catch by the skipper himself, Dominic Boyce. Thanks to some mid-ball antics, that wicket allowed Nic “what’s legspin?” Santich to come on first change, and send down some absolute thunderbolts, claiming a wicket with his very first ball. Not much else was on offer for the retro-wearing Roo boys as those two wickets were the only two to be taken for the rest of the day. A plethora of bowling changes were made, in the hope of trying to take another wicket and put the pressure back on the enemy. But it was not to be, with the winning runs scored in just the 24th over with a towering six off the bowling of Jack “I’ll take tippas job” McDonald after some of the crowd had convinced the skipper to bring Jack on. Although Wanneroo did go down to the old arch rival of Joondalup, dulling the moment at the time, the night afterwards relieved many a soul of that loss as the Paul Lucas medal was awarded.

Seventeens Women

Wanneroo 49 tied Subiaco Floreat 49 (Beckett 5/11, Schonfeldt 2/14)

Seventeens Men

Joondalup 8/100 (Haddrill 2/14, M Slattery 2/14) def by Wanneroo 8/110 (Stumpers 42)

Fifteens Men

Wanneroo 2/84 (Pearce 41, Brown 37*) def. Joondalup 3/83

Fourteens Men

Wanneroo 9/233 (Carroll 51, Marinovich 50, Holly 44, Brown 32) def. by Melville 6/234 (Skouros 2/29)

Thirteens Men

Bayswater-Morley 98 (De villiers 3/13) def. by Wanneroo 8/117 (Glamuzina 44)

Weekend Wrap 15/16th Feb

A tough round for the Roos this week, with much to learn from in 1s and 2s, the 3s being limited to a draw in a rain affected match and the 4s leading the way with the only grade win. 17s and 15s both fell just short, however the 13s and 14s both had romping victories over the Abbett Park boys. The Seventeens women played out a nail-biter, cruelly taking a tie with Rockingham-Mandurah.

For full results visit our new and quite excellent latest results page at https://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/results/

1st Grade  

Scarborough 161 (Millar 3/47, Billington 2/6, Smith 2/19) def. WDCC 145 (K Smith 57, K Millar 29)

The Roos lost the toss at Kingsway and were sent into the field. The Scarborough openers put on 37 before Adam Smith got some reward for his work in his opening spell. From then on the roos were able to take consistent wickets largely thanks to Kyle Millar who bowled 28 overs on the trot and finished with 3-47. Adam Smith bowled beautifully with 2-19 from his 15 overs and Deon Billington finished off the tail with 2-6. We eventually rolled Scarborough for 161. The Roos openers had to face a tricky 12 over period to finish the day but came away without losing a wicket finishing the day 0-16.

The following week the boys resumed on 0-16, losing an early wicket brought Kelvin to the crease who put on a 69 run partnership with Kyle. When Kyle was dismissed after his gritty innings of 29 we required a further 72 runs to win with 8 wickets in hand. The Roos then lost a bunch of consistent wickets to collapse to 7-138 with Kelvin Smith the only one showing any resistance who made 57. We were eventually bowled out for 145, a very disappointing result for the boys but one we can hopefully learn and bounce back from in the last two games to push for a finals birth.

2nd Grade  

Scarborough 85 (Millar 4/16, J Slattery 2/14, C Quelch 2/17) & 5/275 (Millar 3/33) def. WDCC 76 (Fryer 52*)

Starting the day with good a warm up, skipper Dan “aerodynamic” Sadik met the umpires for a bail toss. Yes a bail toss! No-one knew how it works but Dan the man said we will bowl. Everyone bowled a treat on a green seamer with extra pop, thanks to the Scarborough curator who didn’t know there was a game on the Saturday. Leeroy “the midland brick Facebook sensation” Millar bowled particularly well with figures of 6 overs 4/16. Chris “new dad” Quelch 2/17, and Jordan “coming 3rd for wickets in 2’s overall” Slattery with 2/14 chipped in as well.

Then all we had to do was chase down 85. Well batted my favourite South African of all time Donny “De Villiers” Fryer with 52. And believe it or not we lost (with some horrible decisions) only reaching 76. They batted out the day in the second week on a flatty reaching 5/275. Another Stella bowling performance by L Millar with 9 overs 3/33

3rd Grade

Wanneroo 5/92 (Varsani 27) drew Scarborough 187 (Dzodzos 3/42, J Walter 2/54)

After the 17s spent a tough 60 overs in the field, welcomed back captain John ‘Ellyse Perry’ Walter who duly lost the toss once more and the roo boys were banished to the field.

Our openers tied the two openers down without breakthrough until Walts did what Walts does, and got a few breakthroughs (2-54 off 18). The Scarborough batsmen then built a small partnership until reincarnated spinner Mathew ‘Shoe artist’ Dzodzos (3-42 off 20) and Gra ‘Economy?’ Atkinson (1-17 off 13) spun a web, reducing the chances of Scarborough scoring a solid total. The Roos put a marvellous performance together bowling them out for 187, especially considering the Abbett St boys were three down at tea. Needing to survive 2 nervous overs at the end of the day, Cam ”mo’ MacDonald and Jacob ‘TIM MOVE!’ Bonner performed admirably in surviving the fresh duke.

On an overcast Saturday the roos lost a few early wickets as Aryan ‘caught again’ Varsani (27) entered relieving some of the pressure before the long lunch break. The rain held up play for the whole session with all teams feasting on the delicious Wanneroo tea. After the slow long drizzle had stopped and a bit of confusion with the umpires, the boys went out and batted until 6.30pm with Connor ‘catches win matches’ Spangenberg (18 off 73) and Allan ‘Viv Richards’ Hall (9 off 74) ensuring the draw, and subsequently retaining our spot in the top 6.

4th Grade

Scarborough 210 (Ong 3/35, Santich 2/15, Forssman 2/33, Jessani 2/47) def. by WDCC 283 (Forssman 98, Carroll 71)

After Liam “Cymbols” Carroll lost the toss at Abbett Park the Fours were sent into bat. Off to a good start as Sharad Jessani had his thumb blown off first ball of the game leaving everyone scrambling to put pads on. Liam Carroll and Darcy ‘fours bully’ Forssman put on a partnership for the ages batting from the second ball of the game till after tea putting on 185 for the 2nd wicket (Liam 71 and Darcy 98). After these two fell there was a bit of a collapse but some hitting from Jack Maraldo and Nick ‘tiprat’ Santich got us to a mammoth total of 283.

Next week 2 early wickets fell to Tyler Ong and Jared Maunder. ‘Tongs’ soon after got the key wicket and then another leaving Scarborough struggling at 4/44. Through the middle over the spin twins Sharad Jessani and Darcy Forssman settled in taking 2 apiece before some superb stodging from the Scarborough lower order delayed the inevitable result, Scarborough bowled out for 210 and the fours getting the points.

Seventeens Women

Wanneroo 114 tied Rockingham-Mandurah 8/114 (Jones 3/17, Harvey 2/15, Schonfeldt 2/21)

Our female Roo’s found the winning touch in Round 3 only for it to be cruelly taken away after stumps had been called. We were much improved from the confidence we gained from in Round 2. However in Round 3 we stuttered throughout our innings with the top order not able to establish any meaningful partnerships. Thankfully our middle/lower order came up trumps. In particular Emilie Nicholls (22) and Mathilda Stillitano (16) batted sensibly but also with plenty of gusto, crucially rotating the strike and showing what could be achieved with a positive intent. We still felt very light 114 at close.

However some carefully chosen upbeat messages were embraced by the team who produced a cohesive team effort that if bottled would be priceless. Our bowling was of length, disciplined and at the stumps. Our fielding was collective, also showed positive intent and made Rocky Mandurah battle for every precious run. Everyone that bowled that day bowled for one another in partnerships; it was a passage of play that made all realise that this is what we had been setting ourselves as standards. Rather than name the bowlers it would be more appropriate to take a look at MyCricket and see how impressive all their figures are.

A nail-biting final over saw Emma Schonfeldt do everything asked of her and we secured the victory. However having discussed with the officials after stumps we were penalised for a slow over rate (1 over penalty = 6 runs) and the match was tied. We pride ourselves in being humble in victory and in defeat and although disappointed honoured the officials decision; our collective performance and learning from Round 3 will always exceed the final result.

Seventeens Men

Wanneroo 9/166 (Santich 34, J McDonald 34, Maraldo 31) def. by Scarborough 7/184 (Maraldo 4/38)

After Jack “allergic to winning the toss” McDonald once again called wrong, the 17s were forced to bowl first. The gulls openers had gotten off to a steady start with opening bowlers Connor “major nuff” Spangenberg and Hayden “sticks” Stumpers both being unrewarded for bowling well. With Scarborough only 1 down at tea, the roos were looking like they would have to chase a big 220+ total. After tea, in came a new batsman as a result of the opener retiring. McDonald senses this as an opportunity to attack and brought on Reece “30 min stretch man” and set attacking fields to send fear to the gulls batters. Another partnership was being built until some sharp work was done by Jesse “mute” Haddrill to run out the set batsman. Jack “turtle” Maraldo then bowled a great off spinning spell taking 4/38 off his 12 overs sparking a collapse. Scarborough finishing 7/188 off their 60 overs.

The following week arrived and as Sharad “protos ambassador” Jessani has taken his seat in his self-adopted role as the iPad scorer, the run chase began. As opening batsman Lachlan “coffee table 1 Lachlan 0” Dargie was concussed during the week after an accident, Jack “Graeme Swann” Maraldo was promoted to open the batting along with Sam “can’t wait for the F1 next year” Williams. The 17s then did their best Japan in the U19s World Cup impression and proceeded to lose 3/0. Scoring was dried up as a result along with the help of a village cricket ring field. Maraldo was next to be dismissed after skying a pull shot after a well-made 31. Jack “Captain Jack” joined Connor “still hitting cricket balls” Spangenberg with a rebuild desperately being needed. As the pair started to become more comfortable Connor was dismissed after a gritty 14 with the score now 5/83. A 30 run partnership between Mc Donald (34 off 73) and Nick “tiprat” Santich (34 off 58) left the roos needing almost 7 an over for the last 10 overs which proved to be too much in the end with the boys finishing 9/166 falling 20 runs short.

Fifteens Men

Scarborough 8/168 (Lonnie 4/34, C Billington 2/32) def. Wanneroo 10/144 (C Billington 44)

Fourteens Men

Scarborough 84 (Walker 3/17, Jessani 2/15, Carroll 2/27) def. by WDCC 9/204 (Gillespie 58, Marinovich 34, Brown 25)

The boys travelled to Abbett Park, won the toss and had a bat. Another good opening partnership with Blake Holly and Riley Gillespie which ended on 46 with Blake out. When Tyler was dismissed with the score on 87, Jordan Marinovich came in at 4 looking to increase the run rate and that he did with a run a ball 34 including a maximum. With the batting line up changed due to looking for quick runs, Owen Brown came in at 5 and played his role with 25 off 14 including an 80 metre bomb. The rest of the batting line up did their job chasing quick runs and ended up with a total of 204. Again the highlight of the innings was Riley who made another 50, dismissed for 58.

Rhys Walker and Owen Brown opened the bowling and each got an early wicket with the Scarborough boys trying to go after quick runs. Regular wickets and before long it appeared that Scarborough weren’t going to chase down the target. Fielding was a highlight with Matt Skouros and Blake creating runouts. Best of the Bowlers was Rhys with three wickets with both spinners in Matt Carroll and Tarun Jessani picking up two each.

The boys then wandered over to watch the U13’s finish their game and join in to sing the song after a couple of great wins. The U14’s finished their regular season on top and have earnt a home Semi Final this Sunday v Rockingham Mandurah for a place in the Grand Final.

Thirteens Men

Scarborough 134 (Van de Velde 4/19, Davey 2/15) def. by WDCC 6/153 (Jones 59, Richards 38, Hollick 2/34)

On Sunday the Under 13’s took on the boys from Scarborough at Abbett Park and while Scarborough were top of the table it was shaping up to be a well contested game. We had played poorly the previous game against Mt Lawley but had 2 real good training sessions in preparation.  Captain Jake again won the toss and we were batting first. Our batting was steady in the first 20 overs, but we needed to get a wriggle on if we were going to set a defendable total. Ben Jones batted aggressively and whilst he rode his luck was able to produce the innings of the match with an excellent 59. He was well supported by Kai Richards with 38. Some excellent lower order batting from our fast bowlers managed to elevate us to a very competitive 6 for 153 off 40 overs.

Scarborough came out looking to fire and with excellent length bowling we were able to snare an early wicket. A partnership of 64 for the second wicket looked to have Scarborough in front but scoreboard pressure and a great belief in each other from the boys saw the good guys take some important wickets while also bringing the run rate into the game. A caught and bowled by Alex Van de Velde and the celebration really was the spark and the good guys then ran all over them with the last 7 wickets falling for 24 runs and going on to bowl them out for 134, winning by 19 runs. Alex Van de Velde was the best of the bowlers with 4 for 19 and Hayden Davey 2 for 15.

It was a great win by the boys and to have the support of the 14’s boys at the end and to have both the 13’s and 14’s belt out the song together at Abbett Park was a treat to all. On Sunday we will be taking on Perth CC in a semi-final at Kingsway and we are looking forward to putting our best foot forward again. Well done boys.