Wanneroo 161 (Billington 58*, Spangenberg 32) def. by Claremont-Nedlands 179 (Billington 3/27, Richards 2/25, Poulter 2/34)
The 1s lost the toss with Claremont electing to bat first. We started well on the back of some tight bowling by Caiden Eaton and Lachy Poulter who gave them nothing easy. The wickets came when Bailey Richards and Hayden Stumpers came on leaving Claremont at 4/68. They finished on 179 on the back of an unfortunate last wicket partnership of 50. Deon Billington finished with 3/27.
We started shakily with the bat being 3/20 before Connor Spangenberg and Jimmy Newnham started to steady things. After they both fell, the boys couldn’t get going and we were bowled out for 161 falling 19 runs short despite some resistance from Billington who finished on 58 not out.
Claremont-Nedlands 133 (Fryer 5/35, Slattery 3/11) and 67 (Jessani 10/30) def. OUTRIGHT by Wanneroo 9/267 (Fryer 115*, Slattery 42, Holly 32, Bonner 27, Forssman 26)
The day started with the boys all successfully passing through an RBT along West Coast Highway heading towards Creswell. It was a little downhill from there as the changerooms were under construction and with Jordan forgetting his training shorts. Captain Smudge lost the all-important toss on a hot day as Claremont elected to bat and the Roos were sent out to field. Donny “PL G.O.A.T” Fryer got the boys off to a flyer by bowling a 14th stump line and allowing Claremont to just play and nick off. A couple of small partnerships were formed by Claremont which allowed them to get to 133, with Donny taking a 5fa and Jordan Slattery taking 3. The openers Mitchell Slattery and Jacob Bonner got off to a good partnership getting to 50 before Bonner nicked off for 27. Wanneroo ended the days play listening to the top 20 songs of the hottest 100, only 2 down and 55 runs behind.
The 2nd day started with a mini heart attack as Wanneroo lost 3-16 but Donny Fryer and Blake “Buy a lotto ticket” Holly saw the boys through passing the score 5 down. With intentions of a possible outright win looming, Donny Fryer pushed on to score a brilliant 115 off 95 not out. It seemed certain that Donny had locked in the three votes at this stage. Wanneroo declared with a lead of 135 and 50 overs left in the day. With 8 overs bowled, Wanneroo were wicket-less when Adam “Punter” Smith threw the ball to Sharad and said, “Your day mate, need you to deliver.” Before no time Sharad had taken his first wicket, thanks to the greatest catch of all time by Darcy “Specialist bat pad” Forssman diving one hand to his right. And from that point Sharad “I’ll have a beer of I take 10fa” Jessani was taking the absolute P155 making the batsmen look silly. It became embarrassing for the batsmen as he just worked his magic taking all 10 wickets for the match and securing the outright for Wanneroo. Michael “role player” Ardagh’s efforts cannot go unnoticed as he refused to take wickets throughout the innings bowling 12 overs for 6 maidens, allowing Sharad to take all 10 wickets.
Wanneroo 6/228 (Kelsey 86, Wiggers 42, Brown 32*, J Rae 31) def. OUTRIGHT Claremont-Nedlands 66 (Fitzmaurice 3/14, Walter 2/7, Brown 2/15, Quelch 2/20) and 102 (Walter 5/43, Carroll 3/13, Quelch 2/19)
The 3s lost the toss on a scorching hot day at Kingsway, and as expected were sent into the field. The pitch was plenty friendly to the bowlers so despite the heat it suited us well as Alex Fitzmaurice and Josh Quelch got us off to a flyer, 5-30 after the opening spell. From there it was pretty relaxing for the bowling side with captain Walter, Owen Brown and Mathew Carrol to bowl to the remaining of the batsman who did not know how to put away the drive. Finally knocking them over for 66 in 29.3 overs.
With the bat, Michael “Kelso” Kelsey batted superbly making a 79 run partnership with Jayden Rae. Kelsey cracked on when Rae was dismissed, making another partnership with Wiggers before getting dismissed just short of a deserved ton. Wiggers and Tyler went on to make another partnership with Wiggers making 42 off 43 before getting dismissed leaving Tyler and Walts to see out the rest of the days play. The next week we scored very quickly before declaring 6 overs into the day wanting to give us plenty of time to get the outright.
Quelchy took 2 very early on before Fitter did a side strain, leaving Walts to finish off his over. As he settled into his spell he took 2 wickets as well, leading us to an amazing position going into lunch with them 4 down again. On another hot day the Threes toiled away patiently, and wickets fell as the pressure mounted. Walts took another wicket in the middle session whilst Mathew Carroll took 3 before tea. Going back into the field after tea we wanted to get the game finished quickly, Walts took the two last wickets giving us the outright and taking 5 for himself.
Claremont-Nedlands 82 (Carroll 8/28, Walker 2/9) and 10/107 (Maunder 3/14, Santich 2/9, Douglas 2/30) def. OUTRIGHT by Wanneroo 4/341(dec) (Maraldo 141, Williams 83, Blythman 38, Douglas 32)
We kicked off day one of potentially the seasons last two day game with an absolute scorcher at Melvista Park. Roos Captain Liam Carroll won a very good toss and elected to bat. I’m not sure anyone knew what was to come. Openers Jack Maraldo and Sam Williams strutted to the crease and put on an absolute batting masterclass, posting a 192 run opening stand, Maraldo hitting his maiden century in the process showing a display of some incredible power hitting. His counterpart Williams also made an extremely solid 83 before being dismissed. After the fall of the first wicket, the rest of the top order posted another 80 quick runs with special mention to Callum “reverse sweep king” Douglas with a quick 32 from 27. Captain Carroll had seen enough and called the boys in. Declaring 4d – 341 after 65 overs, it was now time to bowl.
Liam Carroll got off to an absolute flyer, taking 2-2 in his first over, and then 2-2 again over his next two overs, and then ANOTHER wicket 3 overs later. Finishing the day with a 5fa in a session
Stumps were called when Claremont were 5-14, Carroll taking all 5 in the session. Well done Liam.
Wanneroo came in to the second day understanding they would have to bowl all day in hot conditions in an attempt to take 15 wickets in the day and achieve an outright win. That didn’t seem to slow anything down. Liam Carroll continuing his amazing bowling performance taking a 6th wicket early on in the second day. Followed by an over of back to back wickets by young speedster Rhys Walker to have Claremont-Nedlands 8-31. The final two wickets came after a gritty 51 run fightback by the tigers but were eventually bowled out for 82 by none other than Liam Carroll who took the last two wickets and finished with figures of 8-28 from 12 overs.
2nd Innings (Follow-on)
After a quick break, Wanneroo were back on the field ready for another bowling innings chasing the outright win to put them first on the ladder. The first wicket came just four balls in with Liam Carrol dismissing an u15s player with some brutal chin music, on his trip back having a bit to say. Silly boy. The remainder of the 9 wickets fell in what felt like an eternity. Claremont clearly learning from their first innings experience. Jared Maunder bowled well with 3 good wickets including his first lbw of the season at long last. Some very handy efforts with the ball lead to Claremont’s eventual demise at 107, special mention to Douglas and Santich who both chipped in with 2 wickets each to help finish the job.
An outstanding performance by Wanneroo 4th grade to beat Claremont-Nedlands by 259 runs. Hopefully they can carry this good form into the finals. Well Played boys.
Female B Grade
Perth Cricket Club 75 (Giandzi 3/2, Jones 2/1) def. by Wanneroo 5/76
It was a top of the table clash out at Fletcher on Sunday, with our B Grade keen to jump into first spot over Perth.
Perth started brightly with the bat, reaching 34 before a wicket fell. Josie (1/20) was the bowler to hit the stumps – in what was to be the first of 9 consecutive ‘bowleds’ in this innings. Shenae (1/10) was next to hit the stumps, followed by Talia (1/8) as the Roos targeted an awesome line and length. Cue Breeana the middle order destroyer who, like last week, cut a swathe through the opposition line-up. Bree’s three overs saw her claim 3 for 2. Awesome burst! The skipper cleverly kept the bowling changes coming, keeping Perth guessing. This resulted in Ella (1/7) and then Emma herself (1/17) also rattling the woodwork. Highlighting the depth in this bowling line up, Kristen then wheeled into the attack with immediate impact, picking up 2/1 in no time, including the ninth bowled topped off with a great stumping from Shayna to see Perth all out for 75.
Megs and Shenae got things rolling with the bat, but Perth bowled super tight early, stringing together some good maidens. Meg went for 8 and Shenae got to 16, to see the Roos at 2/32. Coming in at three, Bron, fresh from the south coast, played a really straight bat and a steady hand against the attack which thought they had a sniff of victory, as Kristen came and went (after showing good intent but unfortunately run out) and then Shayna settled in at the other end. After Bron departed, Shayna and Sarah then enjoyed a good partnership of 22, to edge us closer to victory, with Emilie (5*) and Shayna (26* off just 29) seeing the Roos home in a canter under 25 overs.
Well played ladies – top spot was well earned!
Female Youth League
Female Pathway Program
The Under 14 girls enjoyed a scratch match against Melville on astro at Clarkson in a T20.
Batting first, the Roos looked in a hurry with the bat, notching 10/59. Steph Spadaro top scored after a good stint at the crease. Other leading run scorers were Elri Erasmus, Polly Phillips and Tegan Williamson. Coach Scott identified a few areas for the girls to think about in terms of the mental approach to batting, as they prep for their Carnival games next weekend.
The Roos bowled and fielded well, working on restricting the easy singles that Melville had taken last time we played them. Live wires in the field were everywhere, with Brooke, Leah and Myla running everything down, while Elri hit the stumps from side on to pick up a classy run out. Good catches were pouched by Leah and Abbie, who turned in a good performance behind the stumps.
Wicket takers for the Roos included Elri, Steph and Tegan, with Melville finishing on 4/92.
Wanneroo 8/199 (T Brown 60, Blythman 58, Billington 36) def. Claremont-Nedlands 8/198 (Walker 2/16)
Claremont-Nedlands 164 (Villiers 3/19, Rotham 2/23, Krahner 2/35) def. by Wanneroo 6/226 (Richards 53*, Glamuzina 48, Lucas 44, Jones 43)