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!
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.
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.
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.
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.