Weekend Wrap Rd 3

First Grade

Joondalup 3/230 def. Wanneroo 227 (O’Day 46, Eaton 43, Billington 41)

The 1s were at Iluka this week and batted first after losing the toss. We got off to a shaky start as the Joondalup bowlers took control to leave us at 3/34 after the first powerplay. After Kyle “funky” Millar and Connor “spangers” Spangenberg were dismissed, the roos were in serious trouble at 6/84. Caiden “bison” Eaton and Deon “Washington” Billington started the rebuild with both batting maturely finishing with 43 and 41 respectively. Some later order hitting from Michael “moogadonna” O’day saw the roos reach a competitive total of 227 which seemed impossible 30 overs before.

The roos worked hard for their first wicket which was taken by Lachlan “big chicken” Poulter after a great catch at backward point from Chris “strawbs” Sabburg just after the first powerplay. Joondalup then took control putting on a 90 run 2nd wicket partnership. Despite two more wickets falling, they chased down the total at the start of the 48th over.

Onto next week where the roos face Fremantle at Stevens Reserve.

 Second Grade

Wanneroo 9/184 (Slattery 54, Fairchild 44, Stumpers 42*) def. Joondalup 9/169 (Stumpers 2/22, Slattery 2/32, Smith 2/35, Forssman 2/36)

After 2 fighting wins by the twos that take on Joondalup to hopefully go 3-0 to start off the year

Captain Adam smith won the toss and elected to bat first, Mitch Slattery and Tim Harris walked to crease with confidence after a solid warmup. Joondalup started their bowling innings with spin which Tim fancied but unfortunately run past one to be stumped early on. Not long after Kealey Farrant feathered one to the keeper, leaving us 2/14 and the spin gamble looking like a good one for Joondalup. Rob Fairchild and Mitch steadied the ship however, putting on a 100 run partnership which gave the team a huge platform to put on a winning total. Mitch brought up a very well batted fifty but unfortunately fell not long after getting out lbw playing his favourite shot, the reverse sweep.

Skipper Smith took a moment to run out water to Fairchild with instructions to anchor the innings and bat to the end. Unfortunately next ball Fairy accidentally hit the ball to long-on but batted really well for a solid 44. Hayden stumpers walked out to crease and was in T5 mode hitting bombs left right and centre. With Adam ‘Smudge’ Smith doing a great supportive role these two put on a 30 run partnership in the space of 3 overs to push the roos to 184.

Smudge and Jordan Slattery started us off with bowling stump to stump and frustrating the Joondalup openers and despite not picking up wickets the pressure was building. Adam had a Ricky Ponting moment and brought on Fairy which brought us our opening wicket at a score of 60. The pressure kept building and building with Sharrad Jessani and Darcy Forssman tightening the spin screws. Death bowling was spot on by smudge, Jordan and Hayden with the run rate getting way too high for Joondalup to even have a chance. All the wickets were shared around.

The twos are now 3-0 and are top of the table and looking forward to taking on Fremantle next week at home.

Third Grade

Joondalup 9/186 (Walter 3/16, Brown 2/44) def. Wanneroo 157 (Rae 54, Walter 27)

The 3’s this week were away and ready to go against the reigning premiers Joondalup who we unfortunately came up short to last season in the grand final. We had again lost the toss and were asked to bowl first in overcast conditions.

Despite good bowling from our opening bowlers J Quelch and A Fitzmaurice, runs for Joondalup came early with one opener looking in reasonable touch with a barrage of attacking lofted shots that made no error finding the boundary and making it look as if it was going to be a long day in the field. However, luck would turn to our favour with O Brown coming in as first change picking up a run out and getting the dangerous opening batsmen out caught on the long-off rope. This was further backed up by the skipper himself John “walts” Walter by picking up a much deserved wicket of the No. 4 batsmen after displaying relentless fast bowling. This run would continue with another talented youngster M Carroll coming in to bowl by picking up the no.5 batsmen caught behind and again further backed up by Quelch ‘clean bowling’ another in order to leave the score at 5-81.

The boys further fought on by some quality bowling from M Carroll and the fast bowling cartel by keeping the run rate at a steady low rate, whilst still picking up some well needed wickets. The boys thereby ended the first innings at 9/186 after 45 overs which would in turn give us a very possible target to chase down.

Chasing down a total of 187 for the win and unfortunately losing a key opening bat due to a shoulder injury earlier in the game in Sam Williams, the Wanneroo lads were keen to chase down the total and come out with the win.

Despite losing a wicket early on, youngsters T Blythman and J Rae fought hard to steady the ship by achieving a 57 run partnership. Although we had gained momentum, Joondalup had answered back by grabbing 2 quick wickets and evening the battle between the 2 sides. Despite in-form batsmen J Rae continuing his great streak of runs by scoring a very solid 54, momentum slipped our way as Joondalup began to rip through are line-up leading to a score of 7-116 and further putting pressure upon the remaining batsmen. Although this was the case, excellent fight and experience was shown with skipper J Walter and J Quelch attempting to keep the game in reach with some huge hits from the big man Quelch and the skipper keeping the runs ticking over. However, despite the great fight shown by the 2 bats, Joondalup sealed the deal by grabbing the last couple of wickets and resulting in the roos being all out for 157 and unfortunately falling short against the reining premiers.

Fourth Grade

Wanneroo 159 (Pearce 56, Maraldo 28) def. by Joondalup

With the sun shining on him, Skipper Liam Carroll continued his fine coin tossing form and elected to bat. The game was on. The 4s started well early with Yusuf Zain getting wrapped on the pads and given out but only to be called back by the Joondalup skipper after it turns out Yusuf smashed the ball onto his front pad. Not convinced this writer would have done that, but fair play to Joondalup. Excellent sportsmanship.
Finally someone from Joondalup held onto a catch and Jack Maraldo departed for scratchy 28. Then from there things seemed to look bright with the better Holly and Big Kane smacking the joondi bowling attack, until the better Holly charged down the wicket to only miss the ball and pull his groin trying to do the splits, for a well-made 23. From then things went sour. With Kane departing for a classy 56 our collapse seemed evident with us losing 6 for 23. That was highlighted by our leader Liam, after he hit the ball onto his elbow, then his thigh-pad and then it trickled onto the stumps. That was it, Roos 4s rolled for 159.

Bowling and Fielding wasn’t fun. Joondi chased our 159 one wicket down in the 39th over. With Bandarda taking our only wicket with a not so 4th grade catch by Liam. Touché to the Joondalup batsmen.

B Grade Female T20

Midland-Guildford 8/38 (Harvey 3/9, Beckett 2/5) def. by Wanneroo 6/89 (Stewart 34, Bothma 28)

Out at Midland the B Grade side featured three debutants – Talia Allen, Josie Beckett and Mathilda Stillitano. Batting first, the Roos compiled a competitive 6/89. The standout of the innings was a 42 run second wicket partnership between Megan Bothma (28 off 25) and Ella Stewart – Ella ended up with a well made 34 from just 41 balls. With the ball, the Roos were right on top from the start, with Emilie Nicholls claiming a wicket in the first over, followed by two shortly thereafter by Emma Harvey, who finished with 3/9. Mathilda (1/6) and Ella bowled tight spells, with their 8 overs combined costing just 11 runs. Josie bowled with good pace to claim 2/5, with MGCC falling a long way short at the end of 20 overs, reaching 8/38.

U17F T20

Rockingham-Mandurah 76 (Quinn-Schofield 5/7, Haddrill 2/13, Giandzi 2/15) def. by Wanneroo 1/77 (Crafford 28)

The Under 17s traveled to Lark Hill to take on Rockingham-Mandurah, who got off to a good start with the bat, reaching 1/27. Aymie Haddrill (2/13) changed the momentum of their innings with a couple of great poles, one of which included a super sharp stumping by Tene Crafford. Breanna Giandzi (2/15) also hit the stumps and bowled with good pace in this period. Shelby Dowsett, on debut, was also among the wickets in her first game. The real game changer was Shayna Jesani’s decision to wheel Layla Quinn-Schofield into the attack. Her left arm leggies saw the score go from 5/61 to 9/72 in seemingly no time, with Layla on her way to a very tidy 5/7 and RMCC all out 76. Setting about the run chase, Tene (28 off 32) and Talia Allen (24* off 31) played really smart cricket, running well and piling the pressure on the fielders. A quickfire 14* from Shayna saw us home at 1/77.

Passing of Club Legend, Tom Wilson

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of long time Life Member, volunteer and long time scorer – the wonderful Reverend Tom Wilson aged 85 years on the 19th of October, 11 days after his 85th birthday. There will be a celebration of this wonderful mans life at Wesley Uniting Church, 75 William Street Perth at 10am on Wednesday the 27th of October. An absolute gentleman was our Tom and you would have seen him down the club on multiple occasions last year! RIP great man and we know you will be watching your mighty Roo’s from above! Much love to the whole Wilson clan from the Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club xxx

Weekend Wrap – Rd 2

First Grade

Wanneroo 171 (Varsani 55, Sabburg 30) def. by Perth 5/290

After last weeks “turms” in wicket choice and poor weather the ones boys finally got on for their first game of the season. Starting off Kyle Millar won the toss and took the boys out onto the field to set the tone for the day. After some overs of toil from Mathew “Keeper Up” Dzodzos and Lachlan “Chook” Poulter, Chook got the opening breakthrough from a well-taken catch by Aryan “AV” Varsani. After the opening spells from the two lefties, Deon “Washington” Billington removed the other in form Perth opener and the Roos felt on top, however, this was not to be with a solid partnership forming from Perths 4 and 5 as they nestled in for a while. After a few more wickets fell and the end of the innings approached Perth had reached an already solid total but some BBL Prep by Johno Wells helped Perth put a solid total on the board.

Bowlers: Poulter (1/49), Dzodzos (1/55), Billington (1/33), Millar (1/45), Spangenberg (1/35*) (* First 1s Wicket). Perth 5/290

Enter the Roos new-look opening pair, Chris “Strawb” Sabburg and AV, with a competitive total on the board a good opening partnership was required against a solid fast bowling attack. The new-look pair started perfectly, getting through the new ball rather comfortably with Strawb looking good but unfortunately getting out for 30 with the score at 1/76. Riley “Goggles” Holly came in at 3 and looked to form a partnership with AV but then fell after 22 balls for 22 runs, score 2/110. We were still in a good position overall however Perths bowlers proved to be too good and that paired with good skills in the field kept the pressure on and saw the ones being dismissed for 171.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom in the “first” game of the season, what we did get to see after a tough 2020/21 season was the skill of Aryan. In his first game of 1st grade against a recent and current first-class fast bowler, he looked right at home under the wing of strawb. Playing freely and looking very comfortable scoring a debut 50 was phenomenal and the whole club was absolutely stoked for him. We look forward to seeing Aryan develop furthermore as one of the shining young talents in the club.

Batsmen: Varsani (55), Sabburg (30), Holly (22)


Second Grade

Perth 10/149 (Fryer 3/16, Forssman 2/16, Smith 2/29) def. by Wanneroo 171 (Quelch 65, Fryer 31)

The 2s made the trip down to Perth and began the day batting on what looked like a decent batting wicket. We got off to a steady start before the Perth bowlers took control to leave the Wanneroo batting order in a bit of strife at 7/56. Enter Donnavin Fryer and Chris Quelch, who put on a fantastic partnership to get the Roos back on track. Donny was steady at one end with a well-made 31 while Quelchy was at his destructive best, top scoring with 65 and hitting the ball to all parts of the ground. The Roos managed to finish with a defendable total of 171.

Skipper Adam Smith got the bowling innings off to a great start with 2 early wickets, supported by keeper Mitch Slattery who took a great catch. Wanneroo consistently applied pressure throughout the innings, keeping it nice and tight and taking wickets throughout the innings. Perth put on a half decent partnership but Donny returned to the bowling crease to take 3 quick wickets and give Wanneroo the momentum again. Darcy finished off the job, taking the last wicket and bowling Perth out for 149, giving the Roos a 22 run victory. The twos starting the season with 2 wins to go top of the table after 2 rounds.


Third Grade

Wanneroo 3/194 (Mcdonald 80*, Kelsey 47) def. Perth 8/193 (Fitzmaurice 3/31, Walter 2/38)

The 3s were at home against a very different Perth side to last season. Walts lost the toss and we were asked to bowl first.

Alex “Timmy Bres” Fitzmaurice and Stumpers got us off to a good start with Hayden taking the first wicket of the innings with the score at 25. After a 50 run stand and a few bowling changes, Fitzy got his first wicket for the club with a well bowled slower ball. Perth batted well throughout the innings, building good partnerships along the way, with the bowlers in the middle overs keeping the run rate in check but the real stars of the show were Big Owen Brown, Timmy Bres and Walts bowling the death overs, which set the tone for the batting innings.

Needing 194 to win, the openers Sammy Williams and Keegan Montgomery set a nice foundation by seeing out the opening bowlers. Keegan got ripped on 12 and Sammy soon followed with 21. The loss of the 2 openers left Jack “Beugs” McDonald and Michael Kelshow at the crease. Jack got off to a cracking start and was into the 20s in no time. Kelso started slower but batted into his innings nicely. Kelso was unfortunately bowled just short of 50 ending the partnership on 104. The loss of the Kelshow sent in the other Big Brown, Tyler. With the Roos needing 7 an over for the last 10 Beugs and TB put on a show, finishing the game with 3 overs to spare. Jack finishing on 80 and Tyler with a very quick 20 odd had the 3s win by 7 wickets in a very mature run chase against a good Perth side.


Fourth Grade

Perth 177 (Santich 4/25, L Carroll 3/48) def. by Wanneroo 210 (Rae 76, Blythman 57)

The 4s look to keep the winning momentum as they travel to Fletcher “WACA” Park to face a very good Perth side. The day started very well as Skipper Liam won the toss and elected to bat on which looked like a batting paradise.

Openers Tom and Yusuf look to make a positive start to the innings but only to lose Yusuf early in the innings which brought in Jayden “Small head” Rae to the crease. Tom and Jayden put a 96 run partnership for the 2nd which unfortunately ended with Tom hitting in straight down cow corners throat for a well-made 57.  Jayden look to continue the onslaught alongside 4th grade import Callum for a 55 run 5th wicket partnership on which also ended with Jayden being dismissed for a very well made 76. With on the hunt for quick runs the 4s lost wickets in quick succession with being all dismissed for a total score of 210.

As the 4s look to defend the mammoth total of 210, things didn’t look to plan as the Perth batters looked to stamp their authority early with the openers posting a dominant opening partnership. Liam brought himself into the attack swinging the momentum back to the 4s favour as he removed both openers and their 1st drop batsmen. The Perth batters looked comfortable chasing the mammoth total but wasn’t until spin king Nic Santo was brought into the attack taking 4 wickets in regular interval to swing the momentum back into Wanneroo’s camp. From that point on the Perth batters had no answers from all the other Wanneroo bowlers with Josh Quelch taking 2 wickets and Sharma taking 1 wicket. With the 4s boys having an impressive victory and bowling out the mighty Perth side for 177. Nic Santo the pick of the bowlers finishing with 4/25.


B Grade Female T20

Wanneroo 7/72 def. by South Perth 5/74


U17F T20

Wanneroo 7/132 (Crafford 29) def. Subiaco-Floreat 3/68 (McSweeney 50*)


U17 T20

Bayswater-Morley 3/114 def. by Wanneroo 2/121 (Holly 34, Pearce 31*, Brown 26)


U15 T20

Wanneroo 10/88 def. by Bayswater-Morley 8/93 (Cavanagh 3/11)

2021-22 Rd1 Wrap

First Grade

Game abandoned without a ball bowled


Second Grade

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.


Third Grade

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.


Fourth Grade

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)


U17F T20      

Midland-Guildford 2/43 def. Wanneroo 8/42

Club Announcement – New Director of Coaching

Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club is very pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Pearson as Director of Coaching.
Wayne takes over from Travis Birt who has been offered the opportunity to take on a full-time coaching role with the WACA. Travis has served the club magnificently on-field and as a mentor to our playing group in his time at the Roos and whilst disappointing to lose his services so soon into his coaching tenure we wish Travis all the best and tonnes of success in his exciting new role.
Wayne is no stranger to the Roos, as past a Premiership Coach, and has committed to the Club for the next two seasons. Wayne was originally appointed by past President Mike Minear in 2013, he then went on to win an A Grade Premiership (The club’s 2nd) in his first Coaching Season in 2013-14. Wayne is a Level 3 Coach and during 2014-15 was coaching as a temporary assistant at the WACA under the watchful eye of now Australian coach Justin Langer.
Since leaving the club at the end of the 2015-16 season to explore other opportunities, Wayne had some very successful seasons at the University CC, with the help of new Roo Boys Chris Sabburg & Bailey Richards, to make the final of the two-day competition, which the club narrowly lost. Wayne also helped out two seasons ago at WDCC with our Under 15’s, with his son Scotty the head coach of the 15’s, also a past player.
We would like everyone to welcome our new Director of Coaching Wayne Pearson back to his Club for hopefully many years to come!
Thank you Wayne! and we all thoroughly look forward to supporting you and the boys in what we believe will be another very successful season in 2021-22!
Go the Roos! Get on the Rootrain!
Yours in cricket,
David Minear President/Chairman
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club

Club Statement

The Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club has been made aware of a child protection issue involving a player in the Northern Territory who is also a former player of our club. This matter was immediately actioned by NT Cricket in accordance with the Australian Cricket member protection policy and as a result referred to the relevant authorities and is now being handled by police. No further details have been made available to us. However, the player concerned had no involvement with our club’s junior program during his time at the club and at this stage we have received no information indicating that the player was involved with our club at the time of the incidents currently being investigated.
Please refer to our website for more information – https://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/looking-after-our-kids/ or call our Working with Children Manager Shane Maraldo on 0419 219 045/shane.maraldo@gmail.com . 
Alternatively, if you have anything to report please call the WACA directly and speak to Jo Davies on (08) 9265 7222.

Thank you and good luck back at home in SA – Kelvin Smith!


Over the last two cricket seasons, a genial figure has spent most of his waking hours in the vicinity of our cricket club in his dedicated pursuit of playing state cricket for WA & helping W.D.C.C win a 3rd Two-Day Flag, in turn helping Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club return to the very top of Grade Cricket.

Kelvin Smith, better known as ‘Special K’ came to Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club in WA before the start of the 2019-20 season from West Torrens Districts Cricket Club in SA after playing in the final Sheffield Shield match of the season 2018-19 for SA.

Kelvin was always the man to see the A Grade through to winning positions in a plethora of games during his time here, including a 117 against Rockingham-Mandurah, which Craig Simmons said was one of the best innings he had seen in Grade Cricket, his maiden hundred, 108 against Mt Lawley was special at home, then you have 151 versus a full-strength Fremantle at Stevens Reserve, this season Special K adapted to the WACA’s pace and bounce and hit a dominating 131 in a narrow loss to Subiaco-Floreat, but I believe the innings that he will be forever remembered by his teammates, WDCC supporters, and watchers of cricket is, Kelvins innings in the Elimination Final against Perth at Fletcher reserve, coming in at 2 for 5 to bat the entire innings and hit 137 off of 211 balls in 316 minutes to single-handedly win the “Miracle at Fletcher”. This then gave us the confidence to then go away to Lark Hill and demolish Rockingham-Mandurah in the Semi-Final, then the opportunity to take down the benchmark, Claremont-Nedlands in the Grand Final and become Premiers for the 2020-21 season.

Kelvin you will be almost impossible to replace, but our Club is so fortunate indeed to have had you here, even if it was just for two seasons of your illustrious career, you gave the guys around you so much confidence with your ability and professionalism on and off the field.

On behalf of the whole Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club family Kelv, I want to thank you for everything you have done and helped us achieve as a club over the past two years, it’s with great sadness we see you leave to head home to Bow Hill, but also with great excitement to see how the next stage of your career progresses mate and I am sure all your family at this club will be hoping you play for SA again this season.

It might have been a short stay Kelv but you couldn’t have achieved much more, playing for the WA 2ndXI and winning an A Grade Flag in only your second year, while taking home every trophy we offered as a club! If Covid-19 hadn’t ruined everything, possibly state cricket too.

I would also love to thank your whole family, Kevin, Yvonne & Jim, and your beautiful partner Stacey Hein who also chased her netball dreams here in Perth playing for the West Coast Warriors in State League Netball here before her knee injury curtailed a Premiership there too. Thank you, guys.

Your grateful Cricket Club acknowledges your contributions and wishes you every success for future endeavours.

Thanks, Special K!

Player Name Kelvin Ross Smith
First Played Saturday 5 October 2019
Last Played Saturday 27 March 2021
Number of Matches 42


2019/2020 WACA:1st Grade 15 14 0 3 3 1 151 720 51.43
  WACA:Premier T20 4 4 0 0 0 1 48 101 25.25
  ALL GRADES 19 18 0 3 3 2 151 821 45.61
2020/2021 WACA:1st Grade 18 20 5 2 6 0 137* 944 62.93
  WACA:Premier T20 5 5 0 0 2 1 59 152 30.40
  ALL GRADES 23 25 5 2 8 1 137* 1096 54.80
ALL SEASONS, ALL GRADES 42 43 5 5 11 3 151 1917 50.45


151 WACA:1st Grade 2019/2020 10 1 Fremantle
137* WACA:1st Grade 2020/2021 EF 1 Perth
131 WACA:1st Grade 2020/2021 3 1 Subiaco-Floreat
117 WACA:1st Grade 2019/2020 8 1 Rockingham-Mandurah
108 WACA:1st Grade 2019/2020 4 1 Mount Lawley
89* WACA:1st Grade 2020/2021 13 1 Fremantle
86 WACA:1st Grade 2020/2021 2 1 Mount Lawley
76 WACA:1st Grade 2020/2021 7 1 Bayswater-Morley
72 WACA:1st Grade 2020/2021 10 1 Rockingham-Mandurah
65* WACA:1st Grade 2020/2021 SF 1 Rockingham-Mandurah
65 WACA:1st Grade 2019/2020 PF 1 Claremont-Nedlands
64 WACA:1st Grade 2020/2021 15 1 Midland-Guildford
59 WACA:Premier T20 2020/2021 2 1 University
57 WACA:1st Grade 2019/2020 13 1 Scarborough
56 WACA:1st Grade 2019/2020 3 1 Gosnells
54 WACA:Premier T20 2020/2021 QF 1 Gosnells

AGM – Roles and Nominations

The WDCC AGM is coming up on the Monday, 10 May 2021 at 6.30pm at the Kingsway Clubrooms.

It would be great for as many people as possible, players and supporters, to attend and/or provide nominations for Committee Positions.

Our club is coming off a sensational season (having won the A-grade flag), so much of this comes down to the supporters acting behind the scenes.
Please consider committee nominations as below. All committee nominations to come to the WDCC secretary: darrell.kelsey@icloud.com
Positions (click on link for position description and nomination form)
Vice President
Ordinary Member (includes below roles)
Working with Children Manager
Director of Cricket
WACA Senior Delegate
WACA Junior Delegate
WACA Women Delegate
Junior Coordinator Male
Junior Coordinator Female
Grounds Manager
Club Rooms Manager
Council Liaison
Indoor Center
Senior Afternoon Teas
Selection Night Teas
Saturday Club Set up
Sunday Club Set Up
Toyota Raffle
Ladies Day
Quiz Night
Junior Trophies
Senior Trophies
Junior Cap Presentation
Senior Trophy Presentation
Paul Lucas Night
Junior Trophy Night
Player Fees Management

WDCC 2021 Trophy Night

Wanneroo District Cricket Clubs Annual Trophy Night was held on the 11th April. As well as individual player awards and Team of the Year presentations, we recognised the hard work of our valuable supporters as well as honouring two new Life Members. Congratulations to this seasons winners.


Batting Aggregate Award – Riley Holly (87 runs @ 29)
Batting Average Award – Deon Billington (71 runs @ 35.5)
Bowling Aggregate and Bowling Average – Jordon Slattery (6 wickets @ 8.33)

Riley Holly (58 vs University)
Deon Billington (50 vs University)

T20 Roos

Batting Aggregate & Average Award – Travis Birt (130 runs @ 65)
Bowling Aggregate (NOTE: no average award) – Caiden Eaton (4 wickets @ 15)

Anthony Del Borello (92* QF vs Gosnells)
Travis Birt (74 vs Joondalup & 55* vs University)
Kelvin Smith (59 vs University & 54 QF vs Gosnells)

4th Grade

Batting Aggregate & Average Award – Yusuf Zain (261 runs @ 29)
Bowling Aggregate – Matthew Carroll (15 Wickets @ 12.13)
Bowling Average – Liam Carroll (10 Wickets @ 16.9*)

*min 8 game qualification

3rd Grade

Batting Aggregate & Average – Donavinn Fryer (366 runs @ 52.9)
Bowling Aggregate & Average – Donavinn Fryer (21 Wickets @ 16.33)

2nd Grade

Batting Aggregate & Average Award – Connor Spangenberg (308 runs @ 28)
Bowling Aggregate – Daniel Sadik (33 Wickets @ 16.64)
Bowling Average – Jordon Slattery (13 Wickets @ 12.38)

1st Grade

Batting Aggregate – Kelvin Smith (710 runs @ 50.71)
Batting Average – James Newnham (463 runs @ 51.44)
Bowling Aggregate – Caiden Eaton (22 Wickets @ 23.55)
Bowling Average – Lachlan Poulter (11 Wickets @ 21.64)

Individual performance trophies – Centuries

Donavinn Fryer (153* vs Bayswater-Morley – 3rd Grade)
Jordan King (106 vs Mt Lawley – 2nd Grade)
Anthony Del Borello (111* vs Gosnells – 1st Grade)
James Newnham (121* vs Joondalup – 1st Grade)
Travis Birt (102 Runs / 42 balls vs Fremantle – 1st Grade)
Kelvin Smith (131 vs Subiaco-Floreat & 137* EF vs Perth – 1st Grade)

Individual performance trophies – 5 wicket hauls

Cody Billington (5/50, 12 overs vs Gosnells – 4th Grade)
Donavinn Fryer (6/48, 25 overs vs Gosnells – 3rd Grade)
Michael Ardagh (5/36, 18 overs SF vs Perth – 3rd Grade)
Mathew Dzodzos (6/36, 19.2 overs vs Willetton – 1st Grade)
Caiden Eaton (6/17, 8 overs vs Scarborough & 6/26, 16 overs GF vs CNCC – 1st Grade)

Individual performance trophies – Hatricks

Hayden Stumpers (vs Melville – 2nd Grade)

Team of the Year

Mathew Dzodzos
Anthony Del Borrello
Donavinn Fryer
Adam Smith
Kelvin Smith
James Newnham
Michael O’day
Michael Ardagh
Robert Richards
Daniel Sadik
Travis Birt
Caiden Eaton


Kelvin Smith (710 Runs @ 50.71)

CALLUM THORP Bowling Award

Daniel Sadik (33 Wickets @ 16.64)

TED HUSSEY Club Champion

Kelvin Smith (710 Runs @ 50.71, 17 wickets @ 22.76)

2020/21 Club Person of the Year

The club person of the year recognises a club member who has strived above and beyond the normal call of duty during the year for the overall benefit of the club and its members. This person has certainly achieved that. A coach, a committee member, a person who knows a thing or two about grass and someone who put a hell of amount of time in getting our indoor facilities completed. Winner: Michael Dargie

2020/21 Certificate of Merit

The clubs certificate of merit is awarded to a person who has given a minimum of five years’ service to the club. This person has certainly given much more than five years of service to the club. A person who sons have played in most of the grades at the club. This person can on most weekends be seen around the club and has an active role on the committee. It is worth noting this person also represents the club at WADCCI Delegates meeting held at the WACA. Winner: Mike Minear

2020/21 Life Members (presented by Sandy Wheeler)

Jeanne Atkinson

2020/21 Life Members (presented by Gary Atkinson)

Graeme Atkinson

Thanks again to all our wonderful sponsors

Darch Physio
JC Plastering
ADL Electrics
Liquorbarons Greenwood
HBE Security
MGC Civil
Icon Sports
Adaptive Finance – Jarrod Gillespie
Aviso Insurance Brokers – Mike Minear
LD Total – Mike Dargie