Weekend Wrap Feb 12/13


Rockingham-Mandurah 7/123 (Jones 2/30) def. by Wanneroo 6/226 (Reichelt 114*, Jesani 53)

The Female Roos have been pushing boundaries this year, with new team and individual records, and this game was no exception.

Away to RMCC, the Roos were in first, unfortunately losing Megs for no score. Emilie then joined Shenae at the crease and things started to get moving for the visitors. Emilie raced to 20 off 30, but at 2/43, things were looking better. That became 3/44 with the loss of Kristen, but Shayna joining Shenae was a key turning point in this game. What ensued was a 130 run 4th wicket partnership – those who’d made the trek to Lark Hill were rewarded for the effort. Shayna played with class, racing to 53 or only 55 deliveries – what an innings!

With time running out, the remaining Roo batters had two objectives – to get well past 200 and to see Shenae to her maiden ton. Both things happened, as Bron, Eva and then Sarah did the team thing, rotating the strike back to Shenae as much as possible. Great to see the team apply the learning after Shenae was left on 99* earlier in the year – well done team!! Shenae came off the field with 114* (off 130) to warm applause. The 17’s had been following it a world away at Kingsway and also sent up a cheer when the coach went past 100. Roos looking comfy at 6/226 and a new team scoring record.

The score looked well beyond Rocky, and tight opening spells from Josie and Emma (1/25) made it even more difficult. The scoring rate slowed even further as Emilie (1/13 off 7), Shenae (12 off 5) and Bree (1/9 off 5) all turned in super economical performances with the ball. Kristen also enjoyed success, claiming 2/30 off her full complement of 8 overs – great reward for effort! Three bowleds, a catch, a stumping and 2 run outs tell you that this was a pretty clinical performance in the field, as Rocky finished at 7/123.

B grade sits second with one round to play. Go you Roos!!



Wanneroo 149 (Crafford 73) def. Rockingham-Mandurah 48 (Haddrill 2/6, Stillitano 2/10)

The Roos welcomed Rockingham to Kingsway 1 and had first use of a true looking deck. We welcomed Abbie Millis to the team as 12th for her first run in the Youth League.

We lost Talia and Chloe early, to see us at 2/16, but Tene was steadily building at the other end. Soph and Tene steadied the ship for a while, building a 20 run stand before Soph departed. This brought Laya to the crease who made her intent very obvious – a nice array of shots through gaps on her way to a score of 15 and another solid partnership (33 runs) getting us to 4/69. With Tene soldiering on, her partnership with Mathilda was the highlight of the innings – the girls notched 38 together and looked super comfortable. A strong feature of the innings up to this point had been good running between wickets and these two really continued in that vein. Mathilda fell for a well made 21 off just 30. Myla, fresh from the 14s Carnival played some good shots, as she supported getting Tene back on strike, and another 20 run partnership was the result. Polly also supported the team plan – vital in the back overs to keep the score building. Spud went soon after Polly was dismissed, and in the end, Tene’s was the last wicket to fall – an amazing knock of 73 off just 84 rocks and pretty much chanceless!

The Roos total of 149 looked OK, but they’d left 7 overs out on the field and perhaps missed a chance to push to 200. With Shayna up in B Grade, Tene took the reins on the field and her opening quartet of bowlers did her proud. All four bowled impeccable line and length and all claimed wickets as a result. Aymie was swinging it from the hand, picking up 2/6 off her 4 overs. Chloe (1/12) sent the bails flying with a sharply rising nut, whilst Talia was incredibly miserly, giving away just 4 runs in her 4 over spell and also netting the prize wicket. Buckets (Mathilda), who was having a day out in her first game back after Christmas, reeled in 2/10, including a fabulous caught and bowled!

Tene then brought in her next quartet – Layla (1/8), Steph (1/4), Brooke (1/2) and Polly (1/1) to see Rocky bundled out for just 48. Important to recognise that for Steph, Brooke and Polly, these were their first scalps in the Female Youth League! All five Under 14 players made a solid contribution to the result – well done girls. Also need to acknowledge the outstanding ground fielding, throwing and catching from the entire team – looked amazing from the sidelines and really kept the batters under pressure!

Youth League sit top with 2 rounds to play.


Mens Grade

It was a case of the home side triumphing this week in mens grade as the Roos took on Subi-Floreat. At Kingsway 1 the Two’s got up in a strong team performance. Mitch Slattery, Aryan Varsani, Michael Kelsey and Hayden Stumpers all making the paper with their batting (iced with a Darcy Forssman bomb) – setting up a nice limited overs total of 5/237. The defense was rocky however, as with an already under-strength bowling lineup one Matthew Carroll and ‘the one’ Adam Smith were both injured without completing a combined over. Aryan Varsani and Jacob Bonner put on their bowling shoes and all-up the team were able to restrict Subi to 7/218.

Across the field the 4s had a copy-paste result. Batting first, going at 5 an over and then restricting Subi to 20 runs shy. Big props to ‘the next allrounder the tabloids will inevitably compare to Kallis’, Cody Billington who scored 53 off 42 coming in at 8.

At Floreat the 1s failed to get any traction with the batting as they attempted to chase a run a ball target. Michael O’Day took three wickets and Connor Spangenberg batted well with 29*.

At Alderbury the Threes were in for a scrap against the top of the table Subi side. Kane Pearce batted well with 54 and John Walter and Nicholas Santich finished off the innings to get to an ok score of 181. However with run-rate pressure never really being an issue Subi didn’t need to take big risks and were able to pass the total in the final over. 2 wickets each to the Quelch’s and Jordan Slattery.

First Grade

Subiaco-Floreat 5/281 (O’Day 3/67, Richards 2/55) def. Wanneroo 73 (Spangenberg 29*)

Second Grade       

Wanneroo 5/237 (Slattery 59, Kelsey 43, Stumpers 40*, Varsani 36) def. Subiaco-Floreat 7/218 (Ardagh 2/36)

Third Grade

Subiaco-Floreat 8/181 (J Quelch 2/24, C Quelch 2/39, J Slattery 2/39) def. Wanneroo 10/180 (Pearce 59, Walter 37, Santich 27)

Fourth Grade        

Wanneroo 7/226 (Billington 53, Montgomery 43*, T Brown 28, Blythman 25) def. Subiaco-Floreat 209 (Maunder 4/20, Walker 3/24)


Subiaco-Floreat 2/90 def. Wanneroo 89 (Walker 33)


Wanneroo 4/130 (Jones 38*, Richards 32) def. Subiaco-Floreat 8/92 (De Villiers 3/9, Van de Velde 2/17)

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