Weekend Wrap 15/16th Feb

A tough round for the Roos this week, with much to learn from in 1s and 2s, the 3s being limited to a draw in a rain affected match and the 4s leading the way with the only grade win. 17s and 15s both fell just short, however the 13s and 14s both had romping victories over the Abbett Park boys. The Seventeens women played out a nail-biter, cruelly taking a tie with Rockingham-Mandurah.

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1st Grade  

Scarborough 161 (Millar 3/47, Billington 2/6, Smith 2/19) def. WDCC 145 (K Smith 57, K Millar 29)

The Roos lost the toss at Kingsway and were sent into the field. The Scarborough openers put on 37 before Adam Smith got some reward for his work in his opening spell. From then on the roos were able to take consistent wickets largely thanks to Kyle Millar who bowled 28 overs on the trot and finished with 3-47. Adam Smith bowled beautifully with 2-19 from his 15 overs and Deon Billington finished off the tail with 2-6. We eventually rolled Scarborough for 161. The Roos openers had to face a tricky 12 over period to finish the day but came away without losing a wicket finishing the day 0-16.

The following week the boys resumed on 0-16, losing an early wicket brought Kelvin to the crease who put on a 69 run partnership with Kyle. When Kyle was dismissed after his gritty innings of 29 we required a further 72 runs to win with 8 wickets in hand. The Roos then lost a bunch of consistent wickets to collapse to 7-138 with Kelvin Smith the only one showing any resistance who made 57. We were eventually bowled out for 145, a very disappointing result for the boys but one we can hopefully learn and bounce back from in the last two games to push for a finals birth.

2nd Grade  

Scarborough 85 (Millar 4/16, J Slattery 2/14, C Quelch 2/17) & 5/275 (Millar 3/33) def. WDCC 76 (Fryer 52*)

Starting the day with good a warm up, skipper Dan “aerodynamic” Sadik met the umpires for a bail toss. Yes a bail toss! No-one knew how it works but Dan the man said we will bowl. Everyone bowled a treat on a green seamer with extra pop, thanks to the Scarborough curator who didn’t know there was a game on the Saturday. Leeroy “the midland brick Facebook sensation” Millar bowled particularly well with figures of 6 overs 4/16. Chris “new dad” Quelch 2/17, and Jordan “coming 3rd for wickets in 2’s overall” Slattery with 2/14 chipped in as well.

Then all we had to do was chase down 85. Well batted my favourite South African of all time Donny “De Villiers” Fryer with 52. And believe it or not we lost (with some horrible decisions) only reaching 76. They batted out the day in the second week on a flatty reaching 5/275. Another Stella bowling performance by L Millar with 9 overs 3/33

3rd Grade

Wanneroo 5/92 (Varsani 27) drew Scarborough 187 (Dzodzos 3/42, J Walter 2/54)

After the 17s spent a tough 60 overs in the field, welcomed back captain John ‘Ellyse Perry’ Walter who duly lost the toss once more and the roo boys were banished to the field.

Our openers tied the two openers down without breakthrough until Walts did what Walts does, and got a few breakthroughs (2-54 off 18). The Scarborough batsmen then built a small partnership until reincarnated spinner Mathew ‘Shoe artist’ Dzodzos (3-42 off 20) and Gra ‘Economy?’ Atkinson (1-17 off 13) spun a web, reducing the chances of Scarborough scoring a solid total. The Roos put a marvellous performance together bowling them out for 187, especially considering the Abbett St boys were three down at tea. Needing to survive 2 nervous overs at the end of the day, Cam ”mo’ MacDonald and Jacob ‘TIM MOVE!’ Bonner performed admirably in surviving the fresh duke.

On an overcast Saturday the roos lost a few early wickets as Aryan ‘caught again’ Varsani (27) entered relieving some of the pressure before the long lunch break. The rain held up play for the whole session with all teams feasting on the delicious Wanneroo tea. After the slow long drizzle had stopped and a bit of confusion with the umpires, the boys went out and batted until 6.30pm with Connor ‘catches win matches’ Spangenberg (18 off 73) and Allan ‘Viv Richards’ Hall (9 off 74) ensuring the draw, and subsequently retaining our spot in the top 6.

4th Grade

Scarborough 210 (Ong 3/35, Santich 2/15, Forssman 2/33, Jessani 2/47) def. by WDCC 283 (Forssman 98, Carroll 71)

After Liam “Cymbols” Carroll lost the toss at Abbett Park the Fours were sent into bat. Off to a good start as Sharad Jessani had his thumb blown off first ball of the game leaving everyone scrambling to put pads on. Liam Carroll and Darcy ‘fours bully’ Forssman put on a partnership for the ages batting from the second ball of the game till after tea putting on 185 for the 2nd wicket (Liam 71 and Darcy 98). After these two fell there was a bit of a collapse but some hitting from Jack Maraldo and Nick ‘tiprat’ Santich got us to a mammoth total of 283.

Next week 2 early wickets fell to Tyler Ong and Jared Maunder. ‘Tongs’ soon after got the key wicket and then another leaving Scarborough struggling at 4/44. Through the middle over the spin twins Sharad Jessani and Darcy Forssman settled in taking 2 apiece before some superb stodging from the Scarborough lower order delayed the inevitable result, Scarborough bowled out for 210 and the fours getting the points.

Seventeens Women

Wanneroo 114 tied Rockingham-Mandurah 8/114 (Jones 3/17, Harvey 2/15, Schonfeldt 2/21)

Our female Roo’s found the winning touch in Round 3 only for it to be cruelly taken away after stumps had been called. We were much improved from the confidence we gained from in Round 2. However in Round 3 we stuttered throughout our innings with the top order not able to establish any meaningful partnerships. Thankfully our middle/lower order came up trumps. In particular Emilie Nicholls (22) and Mathilda Stillitano (16) batted sensibly but also with plenty of gusto, crucially rotating the strike and showing what could be achieved with a positive intent. We still felt very light 114 at close.

However some carefully chosen upbeat messages were embraced by the team who produced a cohesive team effort that if bottled would be priceless. Our bowling was of length, disciplined and at the stumps. Our fielding was collective, also showed positive intent and made Rocky Mandurah battle for every precious run. Everyone that bowled that day bowled for one another in partnerships; it was a passage of play that made all realise that this is what we had been setting ourselves as standards. Rather than name the bowlers it would be more appropriate to take a look at MyCricket and see how impressive all their figures are.

A nail-biting final over saw Emma Schonfeldt do everything asked of her and we secured the victory. However having discussed with the officials after stumps we were penalised for a slow over rate (1 over penalty = 6 runs) and the match was tied. We pride ourselves in being humble in victory and in defeat and although disappointed honoured the officials decision; our collective performance and learning from Round 3 will always exceed the final result.

Seventeens Men

Wanneroo 9/166 (Santich 34, J McDonald 34, Maraldo 31) def. by Scarborough 7/184 (Maraldo 4/38)

After Jack “allergic to winning the toss” McDonald once again called wrong, the 17s were forced to bowl first. The gulls openers had gotten off to a steady start with opening bowlers Connor “major nuff” Spangenberg and Hayden “sticks” Stumpers both being unrewarded for bowling well. With Scarborough only 1 down at tea, the roos were looking like they would have to chase a big 220+ total. After tea, in came a new batsman as a result of the opener retiring. McDonald senses this as an opportunity to attack and brought on Reece “30 min stretch man” and set attacking fields to send fear to the gulls batters. Another partnership was being built until some sharp work was done by Jesse “mute” Haddrill to run out the set batsman. Jack “turtle” Maraldo then bowled a great off spinning spell taking 4/38 off his 12 overs sparking a collapse. Scarborough finishing 7/188 off their 60 overs.

The following week arrived and as Sharad “protos ambassador” Jessani has taken his seat in his self-adopted role as the iPad scorer, the run chase began. As opening batsman Lachlan “coffee table 1 Lachlan 0” Dargie was concussed during the week after an accident, Jack “Graeme Swann” Maraldo was promoted to open the batting along with Sam “can’t wait for the F1 next year” Williams. The 17s then did their best Japan in the U19s World Cup impression and proceeded to lose 3/0. Scoring was dried up as a result along with the help of a village cricket ring field. Maraldo was next to be dismissed after skying a pull shot after a well-made 31. Jack “Captain Jack” joined Connor “still hitting cricket balls” Spangenberg with a rebuild desperately being needed. As the pair started to become more comfortable Connor was dismissed after a gritty 14 with the score now 5/83. A 30 run partnership between Mc Donald (34 off 73) and Nick “tiprat” Santich (34 off 58) left the roos needing almost 7 an over for the last 10 overs which proved to be too much in the end with the boys finishing 9/166 falling 20 runs short.

Fifteens Men

Scarborough 8/168 (Lonnie 4/34, C Billington 2/32) def. Wanneroo 10/144 (C Billington 44)

Fourteens Men

Scarborough 84 (Walker 3/17, Jessani 2/15, Carroll 2/27) def. by WDCC 9/204 (Gillespie 58, Marinovich 34, Brown 25)

The boys travelled to Abbett Park, won the toss and had a bat. Another good opening partnership with Blake Holly and Riley Gillespie which ended on 46 with Blake out. When Tyler was dismissed with the score on 87, Jordan Marinovich came in at 4 looking to increase the run rate and that he did with a run a ball 34 including a maximum. With the batting line up changed due to looking for quick runs, Owen Brown came in at 5 and played his role with 25 off 14 including an 80 metre bomb. The rest of the batting line up did their job chasing quick runs and ended up with a total of 204. Again the highlight of the innings was Riley who made another 50, dismissed for 58.

Rhys Walker and Owen Brown opened the bowling and each got an early wicket with the Scarborough boys trying to go after quick runs. Regular wickets and before long it appeared that Scarborough weren’t going to chase down the target. Fielding was a highlight with Matt Skouros and Blake creating runouts. Best of the Bowlers was Rhys with three wickets with both spinners in Matt Carroll and Tarun Jessani picking up two each.

The boys then wandered over to watch the U13’s finish their game and join in to sing the song after a couple of great wins. The U14’s finished their regular season on top and have earnt a home Semi Final this Sunday v Rockingham Mandurah for a place in the Grand Final.

Thirteens Men

Scarborough 134 (Van de Velde 4/19, Davey 2/15) def. by WDCC 6/153 (Jones 59, Richards 38, Hollick 2/34)

On Sunday the Under 13’s took on the boys from Scarborough at Abbett Park and while Scarborough were top of the table it was shaping up to be a well contested game. We had played poorly the previous game against Mt Lawley but had 2 real good training sessions in preparation.  Captain Jake again won the toss and we were batting first. Our batting was steady in the first 20 overs, but we needed to get a wriggle on if we were going to set a defendable total. Ben Jones batted aggressively and whilst he rode his luck was able to produce the innings of the match with an excellent 59. He was well supported by Kai Richards with 38. Some excellent lower order batting from our fast bowlers managed to elevate us to a very competitive 6 for 153 off 40 overs.

Scarborough came out looking to fire and with excellent length bowling we were able to snare an early wicket. A partnership of 64 for the second wicket looked to have Scarborough in front but scoreboard pressure and a great belief in each other from the boys saw the good guys take some important wickets while also bringing the run rate into the game. A caught and bowled by Alex Van de Velde and the celebration really was the spark and the good guys then ran all over them with the last 7 wickets falling for 24 runs and going on to bowl them out for 134, winning by 19 runs. Alex Van de Velde was the best of the bowlers with 4 for 19 and Hayden Davey 2 for 15.

It was a great win by the boys and to have the support of the 14’s boys at the end and to have both the 13’s and 14’s belt out the song together at Abbett Park was a treat to all. On Sunday we will be taking on Perth CC in a semi-final at Kingsway and we are looking forward to putting our best foot forward again. Well done boys.

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