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


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.


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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)