U17F T20 – Wrap v Melville

Melville  5- 176 (Stewart 2-24, Jesani 2-28) def. Wanneroo 5-94 (Jesani 31)

Melville won the toss and chose to bat first on what appeared to be a good track in light of all the rain. From the outset our Female Roo’s didn’t do what we normally do so well, we contributed to our own downfall with uncharacteristic wide and short bowling which also on occasions left us lacking focus in the field . This allowed Melville to start well and they never really looked back. Only Kristin Jones providing good resistance with her usual good length and flight, coupled with her spin partner Ella Stewart who was able to also stem the tide of runs and snag 2 wickets finishing with 2 -24 and Kristin 0-34 both from 4 overs apiece. Shayna Jesani was also in the wickets finishing with good figures 2-28; our extras waded in again with a cumbersome 20! We dusted ourselves down and set about chasing down 176 having taken 5 of Melville’s wickets.

Tene and Talia fell early before Shayna steadied the ship with additional contributions from Eva, Alex and Emilie but our Roo’s fell short and were left on 94 for the loss of 5 wickets. A tough morning but plenty to take away and improve for next week when we play South Perth at the WACA.

WDCC Juniors Round Wrap

Some mixed results for the Young Roos this round, with the Seventeens Women T20 and the 15s and 14s boys tasting sweet victory, while the 17s and 13s went down to Gosnells and Centurions respectively.

Seventeens Women T20

Subiaco-Floreat 3/84 def. by Wanneroo 2/85 (Allen 38*, Brock 2/12)

Subi won the toss and chose to bat first. From the outset our Female Roo’s applied the same pressure we have spoken of in previous weeks. Fielding was focused and up beat as was the bowling display which gave Subi very little.  Shayna shrewdly used 6 bowlers and each one of them did their job with all returning excellent figures, our wides do still need some attention as without this figure Subi would have scored 14 runs less! That said Talia and Josie went for just 30 runs from their collective 8 overs and Emma Harvey and Kristin Jones went 1 better and reduced Subi to 29 runs from their 8. Emilie and Erin finishing off with 2 overs a piece with the Erin snagging her first YPL wicket, many more to follow I’m sure. We went about our business needing to chase down 84 for the loss of 3 Subi wickets.

Tene fell to the leg spin of Brock having hurried along to 12. Shayna followed not long after before both Eva 17 n/o and Talia 38 n/o took us safely to victory in the 14th over; the latter rounding of a fine morning with bat and ball.

Melville are our next challenge, with the same focus, determination and growing inner confidence we should be looking forward to their arrival!

Seventeens Men

Wanneroo 241 (Spangenberg 88, Billington 39*, Dargie 32, Hardiman 28) def. by Gosnells 4/254 (Billington 2/58)

The young Roos rocked up to Kingsway with a vibe like no other, Skipper Dargie once again winning the toss (making it 3 wins in a row) and chose to bowl. The boys got off to a good start with Connor “don’t u worry mate” Spangenberg and Alex “4s debut” Hardiman starting the day off nicely bowling good areas, but a lot of credit to the Gosnells openers putting on a solid 140 run partnership. The boys began to reign it back taking a couple of wickets thanks to Cody “Chillington” Billington helping the boys create a bit of pressure. Gosnells finishing with 254.

As the next Saturday rolled around the boys were getting ready to bat feeling confident after a few wise words from coach Dargie, the boys started pretty shaky losing 3 wickets early. Then enter the Spangenberg and Dargie show, putting on a crucial 110 run partnership giving the boys a good sniff to win the game. Connor “don’t worry man, who do u think I am” Spangenberg departed for a brilliant 88 followed by Lachy “poults words of wisdom” Dargie with a well-made 33,

Cody Billington helped the boys get closer with a powerful 39.  Unlucky for the boys though only losing by 10 runs to a very talented Gosnells team. Well done to the boys with a hard fought game.

Fifteens Men

Gosnells 102 (Jessani 4/32, Walker 3/11, Carroll 2/21) def. by Wanneroo 7/189 (Gillespie 73*, Brown 38, J Marinovich 35) and 2/35

Boys turned up to Sutherlands Park for a top of the table clash.  With less than 15 minutes before start time we decided to finally have the toss without the umpire and decided to bat giving the openers limited time to prepare.  A slow start saw a few extras early and an early wicket fall on pitch that looked a bit sticky and outfield that was a little slow.  Riley (73*) and Tyler (38) put together a strong partnership to move the score along to 70 in the 27th over before Tyler was bowled by the leg spinner.  Gosnells bowling was proving difficult to get away with an extremely defensive field and slow outfield helping restrict the runs. With the score at 4/98 in the 38th over Jordan (35) joined Riley and the pair started to try and move the scoring along and crafting our second 50 run stand of the innings. Some late contributions helped us reach a competitive score well led by Riley who managed to bat the full the 60 overs.

Week two and the pitch looked hard and the ground looked like it would be a touch quicker benefiting from rain during the week. Didn’t take long for the Roos to make the early breakthrough in the 5th Over and a quick second wicket 5 overs later saw the opposition on the back foot at 2/18. A bit of a rear guard action against our first change bowlers saw the score board start to tick over and the boys looked a touch flat as extras seemed to be getting away from us. Eventually the change in tactics to bring on the spin twins in Matt and Tarun at around the 20 over mark saw the run rate drop again and eventually the wickets started to come. Matt Carroll bowled extremely well bowling our his 12 overs for just 21 runs and picking up 2 while at the other end Tarun was spinning up a storm picking up 4 wickets in his 11 overs. Rhys Walker, who started the game with two wickets, finished off the innings and ended up with 3/11 from his 6.2 overs and bowling out the opposition well short of the target in the 45th over.

We managed to get a second hit giving a couple of boys a chance for some time in the middle. Mitch (22*) led the way to push us to 1/35 from our 11 overs.

Overall a very good win away from home.

Fourteens Men

Wanneroo Districts 136 def. Centurions 117 (Cavanagh 5/17)

After a long and hard pre-season the boys were very much looking forward to getting on the track on Sunday. This season we welcomed a couple of new players into the club with Campbell Krahner, Jayden Rotham and Jack Wooden joining us this year. Unfortunately Jack has broken a ‘digit’ before his season could start but we do look forward to having him back possibly before Christmas.

The Captain of the 14’s this year is Jake O’Shea and Hayden Cavanagh and Ben Jones are his deputies.

After Round 1’s wash out we were champing at the bit to hit Round 2 vs Centurions. Captain Jake won the toss and without hesitation advised them that we would be batting. Unfortunately we never got going with the bat with starts made by all batsmen but none going on with it. We were all out in the 49th over for 136. This was always going to be enough.

Jake O was confident and told the boys we would win and he led by example with his first spell being some of the best bowling he has produced. Aggressive and quick he knocked over there opening batsmen with the first ball of the innings and then made the new batsman’s life one of misery. With new boy Jayden Rotham steaming in from the other end bowling aggressively we made scoring and survival very difficult. Our change bowlers continued this with some excellent bowling from Alex Van Der Velde and Nathan De Villiers – the latter taking a brilliant caught and bowled to dismiss their danger man. A brilliant direct hit run out from Kai Richards to dismiss their opening batsmen saw the game come back into our favour and the boys were pumped.

From 4 for 109 the Centurions imploded and were all out for 117 losing their last 6 wickets for 8 runs with the good guys coming out on top by 19 runs. After keeping wicket for the first 25 overs and coping a nasty knock to his thumb that saw him receive precautionary x-ray’s after play Hayden Cavanagh became the destroyer finishing with 5 for 17 off 7.1 overs in an excellent spell during a tense part of the game where we kept our nerve. Congratulations Hayden on your ‘Michelle’.

Winning the games you probably shouldn’t, from a position where you wont are the measure of a good side with character and this group has shown that before and are willing to do the hard yards to get the points. Congratulations to them all on the fabulous fight.

Interesting side not – 1 wide, zero no-balls. Well done bowlers.

Thirteens Men

Wanneroo 3/131(Rae 49*, Redman 28) def. by Centurions 9/132 (GRAY 2/2, Redman 2/9)

Wanneroo won the toss and promptly determined to send the Centurions in (much to the coach’s surprise). Liam Deckert and Mitch McArthur made early inroads with some tight bowling to have the Centurions 2/12. The Centurions started to flex some muscle before Josh Redman began a spell where he seemingly had the ball on the string by taking 2/9 off eight overs of quality leg spin. Isaac Gray also chipped in with a cheeky four overs at 2/2 and as a result of holding catches and tight fielding, Centurions were in trouble at 9/92 with most of the remaining wickets spread around the bowling group. Centurions then put on an unbeaten 40 run 10th wicket partnership that brought them back into the game.

Scott Rae and Josh Redman went about the run chase by setting a solid base before Josh was dismissed in the 23rd over for 28 after a 71 run opening partnership. Wanneroo continued to chip away at the total in the face of quality bowling, but the required run rate continued to head in the wrong direction. Sam Camignani looked likely to steer Wanneroo home with some lusty hitting but his four runs off the final ball of the innings left Wanneroo just the 1 run short of the required total and the “Better Rae” unbeaten on 49.

Whilst disappointed with the narrow loss, the young Roos will take some learnings away from the game as they take on Mount Lawley in two weeks’ time.

Seniors Rd 5 Wrap v Gosnells – The Golden Roo

The Senior mens managed to pull off the elusive Golden Roo this week, with a remarkable 4/4 against the men from Gosnells. The 1’s won easily in the end after a phenomenal ton by Anthony Del Borello, while the 2’s, 3’s & 4’s won nail-biters! Special mentions to Dan Sadiks all-round performance, Donavinn Fryer’s mammoth 6 wickets, Yusuf Zain’s selfless 97 and Cody Billington’s matching winning ‘michelle’.

Golden Roos are rare, well done to everyone involved on and off the field!

1st Grade  

Wanneroo 3/253 (Del Borrello 111*, Richards 53, J Newnham 52*) def. Gosnells 228 (Smith 3/29, Poulter 3/40, Billington 3/45)

The Roos bowed first and started well with Matt Dzodzos (0-34 off 17) and Jordan Slattery (0-29 off 13) restricting the runs early. The breakthrough came when the big chicken (Lachlan Poulter, 3-40 off 12) bounced out and then knicked off the two openers in the space of a couple of overs, at which point Gosnells found themselves 2-19 after 16 overs. The next two Gosnells batsmen put on a 60 run partnership before the Big Chicken was back at work with the quick bouncers, their number 3 caught at fine leg to a fine catch from Matt Dzodzos.

Some very good bowling was provided by Caiden Eaton (1-35 off 11) and Deon Billington which led to their 4th and 5tt wickets. At a score of 5-122 the Roos were putting the pressure on but a fine innings from Gosnells number 3, Fraser Hay (108) started to build a partnership with their number 7.

Deon Billington (3-45 off 20) was bowling very well which provided him with the big wicket of Fraser Hay. Wickets fell regularly after that point with Captain Grumpy (Kevin Smith, 3-29 off 9) coming on at the end to clean up the tail. The Roos bowled very well which left Gosnells all out for 228. With a few overs left the Roos had a tricky period to play out, but the openers were up to the task able to see out the days play.

The next week the Mighty Roos were off to a shaky start with the umpire not helping opening batter Riley Holly (8) and number 3, Kelvin Smith (6), with some dodgy decisions. At 2-20 a partnership was well needed with Rob Richards and “Tony” (Anthony Del Borrello) providing some very entertaining batting with their partnership of 84 ending with the departure of Rob Richards (53). From 3-104 the batting masterclass continued with “Tony” whacking them around everywhere, ably supported by new roo recruit Jimmy Newnham. The pair combined with a very well made unbeaten partnership of 149 runs, which saw a well-made 52* off 104 by Jimmy Newnham. But hats off to “Tony” for making his first hundred for the season, finishing up on 111* off 156. Well done Tony.

The Roos finished with a convincing win which leaves them in the top 6.

2nd Grade  

Gosnells 163 (Sadik 4/48, Jessani 2/17, Walter 2/28, O’Day 2/31) def by. Wanneroo 188 (Varsani 59, Sadik 40, Spangenberg 39) and 141 (Spangenberg 40).

The Magoos arrived at Gay Street looking to the start their two-day cricket off on the right foot.

Daniel ‘Chief’ Sadik lost the toss and the Magoos were sent in on what seems to be a reasonably flat deck. Runs flowed from the onset, with Aryan ‘Don Bradman’ Varsani finding it easy to score boundaries all around the ground. The Magoos were setting in for a big day at 2/100 after 20 just before lunch however after Aryan ‘One-Shot Wonder’ Varsani was dismissed for a run-a-ball 59, the collapse commenced. The Magoos went from 2-102 to 7-109 in a matter of overs, and were looking in a completely different position. Daniel ‘Lord Voldemort’ Sadik (40 off 40) and Connor ‘Doesn’t Leave It’ Spangenberg (39 off 69) then played a crucial partnership to get the Magoos to a some-what respectable 188.

As light faded, Sharad ‘Ashwin’ Jessani (2/17 off 9) and Michael ‘Home-Wrecker’ O’Day provided some key wickets to have Gosnells 3/111 at stumps on day 1.

With only 70 runs to play with and one set batsmen still in the centre, the Magoos had lots of work to do on day 2. The boys came out fighting with Daniel ‘Umpire-Abuser’ Sadik taking control of the game, bowling himself all session from one end and ending with 4/48 off 23 overs. He was also well supported by John ‘1 from 6’ Walter with 2/28 after 15 overs and Michael ‘Rare’ O’Day with 2/38 after 11.4 overs, who provided the key wickets throughout the innings. The Magoos took 7/52 on Day 2 to bowl out Gosnells for 163 just before lunch. The Magoos batted out the rest of the day to seal the points.

3rd Grade

Wanneroo 141 (Smith 38, Ardagh 28) def. Gosnells 128 (Fryer 6/48, Lloyd 2/15, Smith 2/30)

The Threes took on Gosnells looking to try and make it three wins on the bounce. In overcast conditions, the toss was won and Wanneroo decided to bat. Unbeknown to us, Gosnells had pulled out the duke ball and were swinging it ‘round corners. Despite this, our openers got us off to a steady start with Michael “pack up early” Ardagh scoring a quick fire 28 before being playing the role of umpire and walking during an LBW shout.

After this, the Roos slumped to 7-75, unable to curtail the swinging duke. Darcy “loves a jug” Forssman batted manfully for 16 and was joined at the crease by Adam “hates fun” Smith. The two put on a partnership of 26, steadying the ship somewhat before Forssman was dismissed. A final wicket partnership between Smith and Jaxon “Bar1 bandit” Lloyd of 32 led the Roos to a total of 141. Smith ending on 38 and Lloyd on 13 not out.

After a mad scramble to find our own duke ball, the Roos strode out to bowl in the last session feeling confident of defending their total. Before long, Gosnells were left reeling at 4-8 with Donavinn “sand pillow” Fryer like a kid in a candy store with the duke ball, blowing off pads left, right and centre. Fryer ended the day with 3 wickets and Gosnells left day one at 4-30.

Returning the next week, the Roos picked up where they left off. Most importantly, so did Fryer, continuing to torment the Gosnells batsman with his superb out-swing bowling. Fryer was a workhorse for the Threes, bowling 25 overs and finishing with the amazing figures of 6-48. He was well supported by Jaxon Lloyd who snaffled two wickets, finishing with 2-15. At 9-81, needing another 61 to win, Gosnells looked dead and buried. However, a last wicket partnership of 47 brought them scarily close to an upset. Needing 1 more wicket, with only 13 runs remaining, Michael Ardagh did a great job of tying up one end and building pressure. This eventually led to Smith claiming the final wicket, caught well by Fryer in the slips. Smith finishing with figures of 2-30.

A great win by the boys and a special shout-out to Donavinn Fryer for his man of the match haul of six wickets. The threes move to 3-1 and cement themselves in the top six.

4th Grade

Gosnells 219 (C Billington 5/50, Hardiman 2/15) def. by Wanneroo 223 (Zain 97, Mulcahy 43, Blythman 25)

The mighty 4’s were in trouble early after losing 2 for none on a pitch that was playing plenty. But worry no more after Yusuf ‘the team man’ Zain and Kody ‘wicket keeper specialist’ Mulchany put on an excellent 4th partnership to steer the roos in a fighting position going into the second session. Yusuf continued the onslaught with good company from Cody ‘the goat’ Billington and Tom ‘those shoes’ Blythman. The Roo’s finishing on a very strong 223 with Yusuf deservedly the man of the day with his excellent 97.

The temperature went up a notch going into the second week. Despite the early wicket things were looking tough as the wicket flattened out under the Gosnells sun. But when all hope seemed to be lost, the shining light that was Cody ‘still the goat’ Billington tore through the middle order. The man sending panic through the opposition after ‘that’ run out and collecting poles. But after some late resistance the last session was all to play for. Needing 4 runs to win Alex ‘spidey’ Hardiman collected the last 2 wickets in 2 balls to see the roo’s bringing it home in amazing style. And complete the golden roo. The goat finishing with a 5 wicket haul and a direct hit runout. Talk about living up to his name.

Round Wrap

Some strong performances this week with all grades getting at least an equal share of the biscuits. Individual performances from the 3rd grade bulldozer Michael Ardagh with 3 wickets and a 49*, and from Lachlan Poulter aka. the Big Chicken and Jaxon Lloyd aka. J-Lo with 4 wickets each.

The 15s and the 17s girls also taking the win in strong team performances.

1st Grade  

South Perth 4/229 (Richards 2/38) tied Wanneroo 8/229 (Birt 60, Del Borrello 51, Millar 38*, Richards 32)

The ones won the toss and elected to bowl first on a flat Richardson wicket. The boys bowled well early but luck was not on their side. With wickets in hand South Perth looked to up the ante through the middle overs but some very tidy partnership bowling from Kelvin Smith and Rob Richards led to our first wicket. South Perth formed another large partnership which was broken again by Richards, striking in his last over. Some quality death bowling late from Matthew Dzodzos and Jordan Slattery restricted South Perth to 4-229.

Coming out to bat the Roos got off to a steady start, however wickets consistently fell at times when we started to form partnerships. At 4-83, Anthony Del Borrello (51) and Travis Birt (60) worked well together to get the Roos back on track. When Del ‘my house rules’ Borrello fell, Kyle Millar (38*) joined Birt as they put on 70 to leave us 6-201 when Birt was dismissed. Needing about a run a ball in the last few overs, South Perth bowled well to leave the Roos needing 9 from the final over. The Roos needed 2 runs from the final ball but could only manage 1 to result in a tie.

It was a disappointing result but there were many positives to take away from the game.

2nd Grade  

Wanneroo 5/119 (Bonner 50*, Billington 25*) def. South Perth 117 (Poulter 4/22, Jennings 2/30)

The Magoos travelled to Kingsway 1 looking to get back on the winners list in a must win game against South Perth. You could feel the excitement in the air as rumours were flying around that Dan (Jason Dunstall, “Chief”) Sadik was unleashing B1 and B2 on the boys from the Windsor. The rumours were true and when Lachy “Slabs” Poulter decided today was the day to take some stumps with him (just like Virat), Big Stephen ‘Jenno’ Jennings just had to join in. It was pure carnage and great viewing for the people in attendance (the Stumpers family, big fans of Magoos cricket).

At 5-46 the clamps were on with nothing cheap coming from the men in red. Stumpers and O’Day kept the pressure on before the spin tandem of Sadik and Billington tormented the South Perth line up.  Billington had the ball on a string just like Jason Krejza did in Nagpur in 2008 and got the big wicket for the Roos. As the ball got older things became a bit trickier but eventually South Perth were rolled for 117. “Slabs” Poulter was the stand out with 4/22 (taking 4 stumps with him), followed by Big Jenno taking 2fa and Jason Krejza finishing with 1/9 off 8 overs.

The Roos started off not too shabby with the willow but it was evident that Jordan King had a couple of multi-markets in the football and wanted things done in a hurry. From here, shot selection or lack of depending on who you ask, left Wanneroo at 3 for 33. In strode Callum Douglas, still feeling fresh from a solid keeping display and a Sausage and Egg McMuffin for brekky. You could tell he was excited, Cox plate victor, so he got on the walk early to change the momentum. Dougo fell for an elegant 23 but it was Jacob “shirts off at Bar1” Bonner who was anchoring the team much as Ed Cowan did in his short tenure for Australia.

When Deon walked to the crease (also on a high after a sneaky win at Moonee Valley), he knew it was getting tight till first bounce at the Gabba. Afraid of missing out on first goal scorer, Big Bill got the boys over the line as the Ripper Magoos go 2 & 2. Big shout out to Jacob Bonner for keeping the innings together for the Roos and knocking an unbeaten 50. The captain asked for the anchor, and Bonner delivered the choccies.

3rd Grade

South Perth 88 (Walter 4/32, Ardagh 3/14, Fryer 2/25) def. by Wanneroo 2/90 (Ardagh 49*)

The threes arrived at Richardson 2 on Grand Final day, for skipper Adam Smith to win the toss and elect to bowl first. Donavinn Fryer got us off to a good start with an early wicket to leave south Perth 1 for 23, before John Walter got his hand on the new ball and caused havoc with 4 wickets and eliciting several ‘don’t rub ‘em’s’ to have figures of 4-32 off 9 overs. This was supported by Michael Ardargh at the other end bowing tightly while also taking 3 quick wickets to leave south Perth 8-57. When the South Perth boys figured out which end of the bat to hold, they started to threaten a resistance. This was ultimately cut short when Sharad Jessani (1-4) started throwing the ball up, the temptation being too much for the batsmen as in an attempt to hit the ball to the freeway he only managed to find the man on the ring. Donavinn Fryer came back to claim the last wicket as South Perth were bowled out cheaply but most importantly EARLY for 88.

Michael Ardargh and Michael Kelsey then strolled to the crease needing only 89 to win. Ardargh showed why you need him in your Fantasy Team as he struck a powerful 49 not out off 54 balls to put the game to bed early. Supported by Steven Wiggers (20 off 34) the roo boys got the job done in the 22nd over to depart Richardson early at 3:00 o‘clock and go watch the Grand Final.

4th Grade

Wanneroo 187 (Harris 33, Zain 33, Russell 27) def. South Perth 119 (Lloyd 4/20, M Russell 3/15)

The mighty 4s with another dominant performance over a South Perth side that took them to town last year. Wanneroo lost the toss and got sent out to bat first with the openers getting us off to a great start. Tim with another classy 33 and mirrored by Yusuf with 33 also. The roos then had ANOTHER middle order collapse. Sam Williams had a busy innings that we needed through the middle overs which gave the roos a sniff at a decent target. The innings was capped off by Matt Russell (27) and Jarred “I did not face 24 balls” Maunder (12) to quickly sky rocket the mighty 4s to 187.

South Perth openers didn’t make it look quite as easy as the two roo boys, quickly putting them well behind the run rate and losing early wickets. The big 5 doing the job once again with Jaxon “I want to try something weird” Lloyd and Matt “4th grade bully” Russell the pick of the bowlers. Jaxon taking 4/20 and Matt with 3/15. South Perth tried to ruin the mighty 4s chances of seeing the first half of the big dance by proceeding to block out 8 overs but Liam “I’m more of a bowler” Carroll finished it off at the death to see the all mighty 4s grab their second win of the season.

Seventeens Women T20

Rockingham-Mandurah 4/108 (Allen 2/14) def. by Wanneroo 4/135 (Crafford 45, S Jesani 40*)

Female Roo’s won the toss and chose to bat first on a sunny yet windy day at Lark Hill. Although losing an early wicket we soon took shape with Tene Crafford and Shayna Jesani batting with confidence with both reaching the 40’s, Tene finally going down on 45 and Shayna undefeated on 40; Eva continues to improve with a well-structured 19 of just 18 balls, finally posting a hard to reach 135 with the loss of just 4 wickets.

Our ever confident bowling units went about their business. Emilie Nicholls this time without wickets but bowling well with Talia Allen opening the bowling for the first time. Bowling in pairs adds pressure, this time runs were hard to come by and wickets fell. Importantly what was evident was our bowlers are understanding their roles, Talia (2-14) and Emilie setting the scene, pressure, Josie and the ever improving Emma Harvey (1-7) adding to the pressure with spin twins Kristin and Ella combining their 8 overs for a miserly 30 runs, less than 4 an over and finally Erin Martin making her debut today bowling just the one over but with plenty more to look forward to as the season progresses. Each bowling pair working with one another alongside Shayna Jesani who is showing good leadership with shrewd bowling changes to minimise Rocky’s run rate with only Saffron Mollett providing a stubborn 33 n/o …just before the clock turned 12. Our Roo’s bowling effort was reinforced with assertive fielding, not every player is mentioned yet every week the collective squad grows stronger with a togetherness and spirit. Importantly each game offers learning opportunities from within ourselves and sometimes from our opposition; acknowledging and respecting how important your team mates are is a true quality!

We continue on our travels away at Midland in round 4.

Seventeens Men

Wanneroo 91 def. by Subiaco-Floreat 4/93 (Hardiman 2/17)

Fifteens Men

Subiaco-Floreat 146 (O Brown 3/18, Carroll 2/18) def. by Wanneroo 189 (T Brown 48, O Brown 25)

The boys lost the toss and were sent in to bowl on a flat but little tacky wicket. Opening bowlers performed well picking up the two openers cheaply and having the Subi boys looking shaky at 2/16 in the first 8 overs. Unfortunately from there the Subi boys slowly started to build a strong partnership lasting the best part of 25 overs and 75 runs before a breakthrough finally came shortly after the morning tea break thanks to Captain Carroll.  From there it just looked like a matter of time before we bowled them out with fierce bowling from Owen “the Big O” Brown scaring the pants of them.  A solid second last wicket partnership stretched the oppositions score to something defendable but the boys were ever confident.

Week two didn’t start as we would have liked with three early poles having us at 3/14 inside 8 overs. Tyler “TB” Brown and Blake “loves a sledge” Holly built a strong partnership that put us well ahead of the required run rate. When Blake fell in the 22nd over and Tyler not long later we still had some work to do with around 50 runs required and only 5 wickets left. Another steady partnership from Jordan “Gordo” Marinovich and Ben “try pronouncing my surname” Carmignani helped us nudge closer but a before long we lost a couple more wickets and found ourselves looking shaky at 7 down for 130. Enter the Big O!!  He played and missed at his first 4 balls and coped some stick from gully. Next over the Big O decided to re-nickname himself the “Big Zac” as he proceeded to clear the boundary with four consecutive sixes to put the result to bed.   Some entertaining hitting from Rhys also pushed our score along and made the result look more comfortable than it was but a win is a win!

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