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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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