1st Grade Debutant: Stuart Thompson

190. Stuart Thompson

Stuart Thompson has joined the mighty Roos for the 1st half of the 2018-19 season, and made his 1st Grade debut for the Roos on Sat 13th October vs. Claremont-Nedlands.  Stuart made 54 off 56 balls.

 

A man who needs no introduction, Stuart comes to the Roos having represented Ireland in all formats of the game.  His salad is ordinary but his beard is ferocious.

Welcome Stuart!

For a full list of Wanneroo 1st Grade Representatives, click here.

Weekend Wrap

3rd Grade were the lone winners on a rainy weekend, which saw three games abandoned after Sunday hosing.

WDCC vs. Claremont-Nedlands

1st & 2nd Grade went down fighting, whilst 3rd Grade were treated to a triumphant Slattery-fest.  The 4th Grade fixture will be played in November due to ground shortages.  The 17s and 15s games were called off due to the downpour on Sunday.

For full results, click here: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-vs-claremont-nedlands/

WDCC vs. Midland-Guildford

1st Grade was abandoned, and 2nd Grade came agonizingly close to winning their 1st game of the season.

For full results, click here: http://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-midland-guildford/

Fantasy Round 1 Wrap

Morning Fantasy Players.

Firstly, we’ve done it! This is the first year we have hit 50 players in the WDCC Fantasy. Congratulations and well done to everyone involved for getting involved! For anyone yet to make a team, its not too late. Head on over to https://wanneroo-districts.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk/ to have a look, sign up and start selecting your team.
With these numbers round prizes will remain as they were last year (your choice of $40 cash or a $50 bar card), but there will be more in the kitty for the end of season prizes.

Thankyou also to the 14 people that have so far paid. Those that paid prior to the game Saturday have been given their bonus 100 points.

Now for results. Round 1 has wrapped up and Andy ‘Coaches the Future’ Billington has come out hard from the gate! In a masterstroke, AB decided (accidentally) on using the Triple Point Captain play straight up (accidentally) on Travis Birt, who collected a round-topping 108 points. In what could be seen as slightly suspicious Deon ‘the younger Billington’ Billington ended up in 2nd place.

Rd 1 Leaderboard
1) ABs / Andrew Billington – 678
2) Sheeda’s / Dylan Banks – 661 (with 100 bonus points)
3) deonAtron XI / deonAtron – 605

Rd 1 Top Point earners
Batter: Travis Birt – 108
Bowler: Josh Quelch – 86
All Rounder: Kyle Millar – 52
Keeper: Callum Douglas – 102

 

 

1st Grade Debutant: Caiden Eaton

189. Caiden Eaton

Caiden Eaton made his 1st Grade debut for Wanneroo on Sat 6th October vs. University at James Oval, scoring 10 and taking 0/26 off 6 overs. He then played against Rockingham-Mandurah on Sunday taking 1/48 off 7 and scoring 15 not out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caiden is a product of the WDCC Juniors program, having started in the 13s in 2012-13 and working his way up through the Senior Grades.

Congratulations Slug!

For a full list of Wanneroo 1st Grade Representatives, click here.

1st Grade Debutant: Travis Birt

188. Travis Birt

Travis Birt made his 1st Grade debut for Wanneroo on Sat 6th October vs. University at James Oval, scoring 17. He then played against Rockingham-Mandurah on Sunday scoring a quick-fire 79.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travis joined the Mighty Roos in 2018-19, having represented Australia, Australia A, Delhi Daredevils, Derbyshire, Hobart Hurricanes, Khulna Royal Bengals, Northern Districts, Tasmania and Wellington.

For a full list of Wanneroo 1st Grade Representatives, click here.

Sunday Wrap vs. Rockingham-Mandurah and the Centurions

Rockingham were too good for the Wanneroo’s 1s & 2s yesterday as the Roo Train failed to leave the station in the season’s opening weekend.

The 15s were the shining light in an otherwise dark weekend for Wanneroo, as they toppled the Centurions in their Saturday/Sunday clash.

1st Grade

The Mariners batted first and began menacingly, reaching 2/168 before Matt “Anthrax” Spoors (3/36) and Jack “Kym” Cattrall (3/38) put the brakes on and ripped through the middle order. Rockingham-Mandurah finished their 50 overs at 9/234.

WDCC’s response was impressive with new recruit Travis “Ernie and” Birt (79) the standout as the Roos raced to 1/125. Despite a middle order stumble, Kyle “Funkytown” Millar (37) and Haydn “Slods” Slodecki (23) fought hard and along with some big hitting from Caiden “Slug” Eaton (15* off 6) the Roos nearly got there. In the end 1s were an agonising 12 runs short.

2nd Grade

The Magoos had a Sunday road trip to picturesque Rockingham-Mandurah, where they were greeted by another road at the Lark Hill Sporting Complex. The Wanneroo bowlers toiled hard but the morning belonged to Callum Austin from the Mariners who banged 100 off 129 balls. Adam “Will” Smith (1/22), Mike “Not Softer But” Ardargh (1/30) and John “Roo, ” Walter (1/41) were the only wicket takers.

In reply, the Roos had plenty of starts with seven players reaching double figures, four reaching 20, but a top score of just 33 (courtesy of Riley “Buddy” Holly). The Magoos fell short by 54.

17s

The “Next Gen” Roos restricted the Centurions to 9/160, with Harrison “Gedinski” Kepinski (3/22) the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, the young Roos could only manage 145 with Jack “Old” McDonald top scoring with 30.

15s

The “Next Next Gen” Roos saved the club from a winless weekend, bowling the Centurions out for 158. The bowling attack was let by Nicholas “Multigrain” Whitbread (3/18) but there were contributions from all 8 bowlers.

In reply, spectators were treated to an outstanding partnership between Lachlan “Lachie Wiggle” Dargie (41) and Connor “Spanner” Spangenbert (72) as the Roos romped to victory with 7 wickets in hand and oodles of overs remaining.

For full results, visit our Match Centre by clicking here: www.wanneroodcc.com.au/match-centre-wdcc-vs-rockingham-mandurah/