And here we are. A 2nd Golden Roo in successive rounds. The boys from Wanneroo in fact having not lost a game in three rounds (seems easy – doesn’t it Kealey!?). 1s, 2s, 3s steamrolling the students in strong team showings and the 4s getting up in a late close-one to secure the gold!
No 3 figures or ‘Michelle’s’ this week – everyone chipping in and doing their job.
University 144 (Smith 3/38, Millar 3/39, Billington 2/18) def. by Wanneroo 7/261 (Del Borrello 62, TR Birt 56, Richards 51, Smith 45, Billington 33)
Playing an ODI due to rain in the first week, Wanneroo were sent in to bat at James Oval getting off to a great start with a 99 run opening stand between Richards and Smith. Smith departing first for 47 and Richards 51. After losing 3 quick wickets in the middle another partnership of 90 between in-form Del Borello and one-day bully Birt and some lower innings heroics by Billy Billington (33) got the boys to above average total of 261.
Bowling got off to a good start also with Matthew Dzodzos the human Waterbird and Caiden ‘slug’ Eaton both getting a wicket in their opening spell. Caiden continuing his stranglehold over their Pro. From there the spinners took control of the game to get the last 8 wickets between them, Smith with three, Millar three and Billington two. Good all round performance.
Wanneroo 8/245 (Ardagh 87, O’Day 46*, Holly 33) def. University 116 (Sadik 3/21, Stumpers 3/43, Slattery 2/26)
Preview / Plan for the Day
We rock up at 10, dougo has a win early on the tab, so everyone dives in as well. Sads wins the toss again, we have a bat. Riley goes why am I wasting my time in 2s and knocks a tonne. We hit 270 for like 3.
Slatts and stumps come in have them 5 for 20 roll em for 100 games done by 5 and liquid hits your mouth 510. Magoos slide into like 4th and we get messy.
The Ripper Magoos headed to the home of cricket as they welcomed the Students from the “GT”. As predicted in Friday’s pump up speech, Jason Dunstall won the toss and told the students we will have a bat again on a flatty. Jacob Bonner must’ve seen the pitch a little differently as he got departed for 0 in the first to set the Magoos off to a flyer.
This ended up being a good ploy from Bonner as in came “The Fossil” Mick Ardagh. Riley “loves a punt” Holly and the Fossil began rebuilding and got the boys right on the front foot before some absolute pearlers (half trackers) from their leggy stopped the Magoos from really dominating the game. Riley made a solid 33 but the Fossil kept his foot down to make an outstanding 87 (another half tracker, another dismissal) to set the Magoos up for a little onslaught at the end. In strode Mickle “Slap and Tickle” O’Day, who finished the students off knocking 24 off one over to get the Magoos to a solid 245.
With the rock, things started a little slow before Hayden Stumpers decided he was going to join the fast bowling cartel. The Big Stump was angry, showing emotions that the boys had never seen before (lots of bottom lip and inappropriate language) and bumped out the top couple. This then got Jordan “Mitch’s Brother” Slattery rather feisty and got in with a couple himself including a seed through the gate of their number 4 needing some pickle juice.
From here, the clamps were put on and our fearless leader Sads ran through the middle order to ruin the Students. Angry Stumpers ended with 3, Chief Sads 3 and Slatts with 2.
Clinical performance from the Ripper Magoos who can now look forward to the Bears in a ripsnorter.
University 5/155 def. by Wanneroo 4/159 (Forssman 50*, Wiggers 42, Fryer 32*)
The Threes were sent out to field first and got on the board early with Yusuf and Donny combining for an easy run out that was made to look very difficult. The bowlers toiled hard on a flat wicket and kept the runs down however wickets were hard to come by. The spin twins of Sharad and Darcy kept the pressure on in the middle overs thanks to some very tight bowling. Walts, Jaxon and Donny all took 1 wicket each while Yusuf got another run out and Dargie took a sharp chance. Some good bowling from the threes to restrict Uni to 5-155.
The threes started their chase on the back foot losing three early wickets- some to good balls, some to not so good balls. But rest assured because Darcy and Wiggers combined for a great partnership and controlled the innings beautifully making 50* and 42 respectively. Donny came to the crease and made to quick 32* that featured more fours than singles. Darcy hit the winning runs which also brought up his fifty and finished the game with 10 overs to go. A good win for the threes who have now won 4 in a row.
Wanneroo 122 def. University 104 (Haddrill 3/14, Billington 2/17, Russell 2/26)
After the whole round was changed from a two-dayer to a one-dayer due to poor weather in the first week, the Roos went in to bat first getting off to a steady start. After the first wicket fell however the Roos collapsed losing a lot for not many reeling at 8/87. But a 50 run partnership between Josh “make America great again” Quelch and Jared “Scorer” Maunder got the Roos over the 100 mark and to a tricky total of 122 after 43 overs.
Once again it was time for the bowlers to stand up and pull the Roos out of trouble and that they did. The Roos ending up bowling Uni out for a dismal 104 with Jesse “mute” Haddrill being the pick of the bowlers taking 3/14 off 7 closely followed by Matt “Rhino” Russell and Cody “Goat” Billington taking 2 apiece. The Roos winning comfortably by 18 runs to seal the second Golden Roo in a row