Weekend Wrap – first of 2022

First Grade

Gosnells 128 (Billington 3/20, Eaton 2/20, Millar 2/23) def. by Wanneroo 8/129

The roo boys ventured out to the “lovely” Gosnells for the first game of 2022. Bowling first, we got off to a sketchy start with Caiden Eaton and Bailey Richards bowling a days’ worth of extras in the first 10, apparently it was swinging too much. Lachy Poulter came to the rescue, getting a start to the game with the first wicket. From then we put the squeeze on to hold the Gay St locals to 128. Deon Billington bowling was key to the restriction.

With the intention to knock the score over quickly it ended up being quite the challenge, Mitch Slattery falling on the first ball of the innings after missing the ball by a foot and still complaining to the umpire. The top order struggled to build momentum, with no real partnerships formed. In the end it required a captains knock from Kyle Millar with support from Bailey Richards (and the first six of his career) to see the boys home with two wickets to spare.


Second Grade

Wanneroo 10/134 (Kelsey 34, Stumpers 29*) def. by Gosnells 5/230 (Smith 2/36)

The two’s won the toss and chose to bowl first. Matthew Dzodzos and Hayden Stumpers opened the bowling giving nothing to the Gosnells batters. Doz and Captain Adam Smith both took early wickets leaving the opposition 2/35 after the 15th over. Gosnells were then able to put together handy partnerships around one batsmen who ‘Ben Stokes’d’, as they pushed off for 100 off the last 11 overs, leaving a chase of 230.

Openers Michael Kelsey and Blake Holly started steadily putting on 57 before losing our first wicket, that of Kelso on 34. The twos settled into a collapse losing 6/18 leaving us at 6/75. Hayden Stumpers and Donavinn Fryer counterattacked combining for a quick fire 37 run partnership but when Donny was caught we were soon bowled out for 134. A disappointing start to the year but we will look to bounce back against Rockingham next week.


Female B Grade

Wanneroo 9/119 (Salisbury 26) def. Subiaco-Floreat 118 (Stewart 4/14, Reichelt 3/11, Nicholls 2/21)

Subi-Floreat came to visit as the women’s 40-40 season got underway at Kingsway.

Emma lost the toss but wasn’t too unhappy to be bowling. Subi got away well however, notching 44 runs before Shenae picked up the first wicket. She struck again shortly after, claiming the dangerous number three – a good reward for her stump to stump line. Ella came into the attack with her tweakers, yielding immediate results as a snick was collected neatly by Tene behind the stumps. Subi consolidated a little after this, reaching 97, before Ella struck again, this time with a lofted catch to Sarah on the edge of the ring. Emma made a master stroke at this point, wheeling Emilie back into the attack after her opening spell. Bowling with good heat Emilie (2/21) picked up two wickets in quick time to crash through Subi’s middle order. Shenae (3/11) completed a good days work with another pole, drawing the batter into a false stroke with a classy catch completed by Emma. Likewise Ella, after a hardworking performance, was also rewarded with further success – she picked up two more wickets to really turn the screws, finishing with 4/14 off 6 excellent overs. Emma (1/29) tidied things up with the last wicket, seeing Subi all out for 118 after 29.4 overs – a very gettable target one would have thought.

The Roos didn’t have the best of starts, losing Shenae early. Tene looked solid but was out for 11 with the score 2/21. A middle order collapse then followed, with Subi finding a way through our defences, and all of a sudden the game looked to be slipping away at 6/33. Thankfully Eva was able to turn the tide with a fantastic innings that featured shots all around the wicket. Although she took the odd risk, Eva’s innings was technically chanceless, until she was run out on a no-ball for 26 to bump the Roos to 7/79 and to give the home team a sniff of victory. Roo hearts sank a little when Emma (18) who’d batted with style and combined with Eva for a 46 run partnership, fell soon after Eva departed with the score on 80.

But this Roo team bats deep. Ella and Emilie then put together a great little partnership, batting really well and punishing the bad balls when they came. When Ella was out, a further 21 had been added to the score, leaving the Roos with 18 to get, one wicket in hand, but with plenty of overs to go! It was edge of the seat stuff as Emilie and Kristen went about the chase. A feature of this phase was the hitting of a number of boundaries which got the home team closer to the target in a short space of time. In the end, Emilie (17*) hit the running runs after a great knock, with Kristen’s 11* off just 12 balls being exactly what we needed to get the win, 9 wickets down.


U17M (three games)

Gosnells 7/189 (Billington 3/28, Walker 2/27) def. by Wanneroo 4/214 (Brown 106*, Marinovich 73)

First game back after the xmas break and perhaps unsurprisingly it took the boys a bit of time to click into gear. Only one early wicket and a few dropped catches allowed Gosnells to build a couple of decent partnerships through the middle overs. Tight death bowling from Rhys and Cody limited Gosnells to 189 when at one stage we were staring down 220+. Cody with 3/28 and Rhys 2/27 the pick of the bowlers.

A flurry of early wickets had the Roos reeling at 3/16 until Tyler Brown and Jordan ‘Gordo’ Marinovich came together and produced a partnership for the ages. The boys batted intelligently early on, never letting the required rate get out of control and then cashed in later with some power hitting to put on a mammoth 174 in a partnership that had everything. Jordan ending up falling on 73 after the game was won and Tyler was 106no at the end of innings as we posted 4/214.

A great win going into Sundays T20 double header.


Wanneroo 4/104 (Brown 28) def. Perth 9/103 (Jessani 3/15, Gillespie 2/15, Walker 2/23)

Big weekend of cricket for the boys. After a good win in Saturday’s 50 over match against Gosnells they go to Abbett Park for a double header of T20s. The first being against 8th placed Perth. Skipper Matt Carroll was out for this game after being picked for Colts (well done Maff!), vice captain Owen Brown steps up to lead the side. Also back from 2s is Blake and Kane. Perth won the toss and batted on a green pitch.

Cody opened the bowling from the southern end and Owen from the northern end. Decent start from Perth with good intent and a few nice boundaries. A wicket for Owen in the 4th over (caught behind by Blake) removing the dangerous Will Turner didn’t slow Perth’s progress. Wil Filmer continued hitting regular boundaries to keep the runs flowing but a good spell from Rhys targeting the stumps with some full pitched bowling was rewarded with 2 wickets in succession removing Wil Filmer for 26 off 22 and Di Renzo for a golden. The next over was from Taz with his left arm orthodox and kept the pressure on with 3 wickets in his next 3 overs, one edged in the air to Riley at backward point, another edge caught behind by Blake, then an LBW. He finished with figures of 4-1-15-3. Riley came on for his first bowl in a while and got himself eyeing off a hat trick with 2 wickets in his second over, 2 good catches, one on the boundary from Rhys and a dive to his left at mid-wicket from Kane. Cody came back on and picked up the 9th wicket with a catch from Tyler at mid-off. Perth finishing with 9 for 103 with some steady batting towards the end setting a defendable target.

Wanneroo’s innings started with a boundary from Tyler then a couple of tight overs until Blake decided he had enough, dancing and smashing shot of the day six down the ground against the wind followed by 2 fours in the same over bringing the score to 0-20 off the first 3. The partnership continued with good rotation of the strike. The conditions weren’t easy with a stiff sea breeze and an up and down pitch to contend with. Spin was introduced in the 5th over with leg spin from the northern end. Tyler started the over with a boundary and a single but Blake holed out to mid on trying to smash it out the park, he made a run a ball 17. 1-34 off the power play. Kane came in and provided good support for Tyler who started middling the ball well coming off a ton the day before. Kane and Tyler fancied themselves against Morton (the left arm medium pacer), smashing him for a number of boundaries including a big six from Tyler over cow. Tyler eventually got bowled trying to sweep the leggy (Di Renzo) with one that kept low. Tyler ended up with a solid 28 from 28.

Tom came in with the score on 2 for 72 with Wanneroo cruising and Kane batting well. However an attempt at a big shot down the ground saw him bowled the next over for a quick and handy 22 off 20. 2 new batters at the crease with Cody joining Tom and still some work to do needing a further 32 runs off 9 overs. They ticked the scoreboard over for a couple of overs until Cody hit a nice cover drive for 4 and tried again on the next ball but played around it and was bowled. He made 6 off 6. Riley joined Tom at 4 for 87, the pair cruised to victory. Tom finishing on 9 not out off 12 and Riley hitting the winning runs unbeaten on 10 off 17.

In the end, an easy 6 wicket win for the Roos with 16 balls to spare.


Wanneroo 8/123 (Brown 35) def. by South Perth 7/143 (Brown 2/12, Jessani 2/19, Billington 2/29)

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