Weekend Wrap – last round before Xmas

First Grade

Wanneroo 70 (Billington 28) def. by Willetton 5/71 (Billington 2/18, C Eaton 2/21)

Wanneroo lost the toss and were sent in on a difficult pitch and unfortunately never got going after two early wickets. In the end we were bundled out for 70, Deon ‘Billy’ Billington showing some fight with bat at the end to top score with 26.

In the field the Roos showed really good fight with ball. Again on a pitch that was causing lots of issues we had the Dragons 5/50 but unfortunately they scrambled home. Eaton and Billy 2 each.

From the skip: Tough first half of year with player unavailability and injuries but some positives on the young core group coming through all have a performance to be proud of. We will look to get some continuity in second half of the year and string some games together to potentially push at a late finals run.


Second Grade

Willetton 129 (Richards 4/33, Fryer 3/21, Stumpers 2/25) def. by Wanneroo 4/130 (Varsani 58*,  Fryer 28*)

‘Twas the last round before Christmas and Wanneroo lost the toss, proceeding to bowl first. The Roos got off to a brilliant start, as some classy opening bowling from Hayden Stumpers (2-25) and Bailey Richards (4-33) had Willeton at 5-14 early on. From here, the batting side put on a few small partnerships and managed to scrap their way to a total of 129. Donavinn Fryer also fantastic with the ball, finishing with figures of 3-21.

The Roos got off to a somewhat shaky start, losing wickets at regular intervals to be left at 4-40. From here, Aryan Varsani and Fryer stepped up, putting on a wonderful partnership of 90 to guide the boys home, with the Roos finishing on 4-130, winning the match by six wickets with 23 overs to spare. Aryan finished on a well-made 58 not out and Donavinn supported him well by making 28 not out. The boys with a more than convincing victory.

From the skip: At the halfway point of the season the Twos are sitting in 5th position on the ladder, having won six games and lost three. Only one point separates us from being in 3rd position. It’s been a great start to the year from the Twos and we’ll be looking to push on after Christmas to solidify a position in the top three.


Third Grade

Wanneroo 4/223 (Pearce 97, Farrant 84) def. Willetton 140 (Walter 3/20, M Carroll 3/22, Santich 2/15, Quelch 2/26)

We were greeted to Kingsway 2 on a cloudy overcast day, a green looking pitch and scenes of chaos on the ones ground with the ball doing all sorts. Seeing all this Willeton won the toss and chose to bowl first… clearly they didn’t look and learn from the 4th grade result last week… bowl first at Kingsway 2 and be prepared to chase leather!

We did lose Timmy early but The Buegler Jack McDonald was watchful early negating the duke ball nicely. Kane Pearce, on 3rd grade debut, came in and looked like he was batting on a different wicket, quickly upping the run rate. Jack fell when the score was 40 which only brought man in form Kealey Farrant to the crease. The pair were in absolutely no trouble in their partnership of 164 until there was a mix up resulting in Kane being run out just short of his maiden grade hundred. Keals then selected power-drive, hitting a few lovely 6’s before he was out last ball for 84. We ended the innings with a more than defendable total of 4-223.

With the ball Jordan ‘Ooh aah McGrath’ Slattery opened up and did what he does – bowling maiden after maiden making it impossible to score. Meanwhile Q was hitting the pitch hard at the other end and was the beneficiary of some tight bowling picking up 2 quick wickets. Willeton put on a bit of a partnership before the skipper brought himself on to peg them back taking a couple of poles himself, one of them caught by a horizontal Kealey Farrant at first slip which was unfortunately not on the recently taken down Frogbox. Matt ‘Maffa’ Carroll and Tip’ Santich came on after that and put the game to bed, best figures Maf with 3/22 and Walter 3/20. Top win by the 3s lads heading into the break in a strong position.

From the skip: The Magees are sitting in 6th place coming into the Christmas break, with 5 wins, 3 losses. Each of the losses were winnable. Solid return, as we came into this season with a nearly completely new team, and have had to rely on a lot of new and younger faces. 7 juniors have played for us so far, and all at some point have had a hand in a result for the team. Our depth is a real strength at the moment and there is much promise for the future at Wanneroo.


Fourth Grade

Willetton 125 (O Brown 6/22 [inc. hat-trick], L Carroll 2/22) def. by Wanneroo 6/211 (Douglas 64, Williams 54, Hall 35*)

The top placed 4s finished off 2021 with a trip to Willeton, with some big additions to the team. Callum Doulas, Allan Hall and Cody Billington make their return after missing last round and a few surprise visits from Mathew Dzodzos and Alex Fitzmaurice to really strengthen the side before the break.

The skipper won the toss and elected to bat, the innings started off at a steady pace with runs hard to come by for Sam and AJ, after the first wicket had fallen Keagan began to find the boundary and lift the run rate for the roos with Sam turning the strike over nicely. The 4s really lifted their tempo when Callum ‘Duggo’ came to the crease, bashing 64 off not many balls and really showing his class. Sam continued to tick over at the other end and brought up his maiden senior 50 with a classy and well compiled 54 to anchor the team through the middle overs. The much awaited return to 4s for Mat looked exciting at first but ended fairly swiftly after a few nice boundaries. Hally finishing off the innings for the 4s with a real finishers knock of 35 and a few monster 6s to get the total to 6-211 off their 45 overs.

With a decent score to defend the 4s we’re confident heading out on the field, although an early array of boundaries from the Willetton openers made them think twice about their score. Fitzy got the roos underway with an absolute peach and Owen not long after with a sharp catch from Doz at first grip. From then their wickets fell in clumps, another couple of sharp catches, one a one handed snare from Callum off the skipper and one low to the skippers right off Doz really helped the roos show their dominance. Then the magic happened… 3 wickets to go. Owen Brown. Take a bow. Cleaning up the last 3 wickets of the innings in 3 balls to take a hatrick and also bring up his maiden 5 wicket haul finishing with 6/22 off 8.4 overs.  The Roos winning by a massive 86 runs.

From the skip: At the half way mark, the 4s are sitting pretty at the top of the tree on 54 points. The boys have started very strong and looked the business in the first half of the season taking out some of the top sides from previous years. And the mix between the older senior boys in the team and the young talent coming through has made for an exciting side who could be getting their first sniff of finals cricket for 3-4 years. Still a long way to go but happy with where the teams heading at the break.


U17F T20 Grand Final

Midland-Guildford 3/118 def. Wanneroo 9/116 (Bartholomew 49)

The WACA Ground was the venue for the T20 Grand Final between The Roos and Midland-Guildford. Results between the two sides has been split evenly during the season, with Wanneroo inflicting Midland’s only loss the last time the two sides met, by a slim one run margin.

Losing the toss and bowling on a green tinged but true WACA strip, the Roos were amongst it early, with Chloe (1/26) finding a nice outside edge to Shayna in slips, while Mathilda (1/11) did the same to the other opener (nice catching Shayna) to see MGCC sitting at 2/31. We then saw a very strong third wicket partnership which netted Midland 74 runs and took their total past 100. Aymie (1/16) broke the shackles by slipping another of her canny deliveries into the stumps. The last few overs were fairly tight and Josie rounded out the innings with strong final over, but Midland’s score of 3/118 was going to take some chasing.

Things didn’t go exactly to plan early as some loose shots saw the Roos tumble to 6/35, and at that point the game looked all but over. However, it was the signal for Chloe, who’d been quietly building her innings, to get going, as she started to hit through the line of the ball in a classy display of batting. What Chloe really needed was someone to stick with her, and she found that it Mathilda. Facing a run a ball chase, the girls built a magic 40 run partnership, taking on the bowling and the fielders with good effect.

A stroke of luck when Chloe was dropped by the bowler after a ferocious drive turned into a cruel twist of fate as the ball ricocheted onto the stumps as Mathilda was backing up – the end of a great cameo innings that gave the Roos a shot at victory. That brought Josie to the crease who, batting as only Josie can, continued to find gaps and boundaries, as Chloe continued her onslaught too. This partnership was worth 34 runs and although Chloe was bowled for 49 in the dying overs, the target was, incredibly, within reach.

Aymie, who’s batted once this season, joined Josie, followed by Erin, as the Roos kept fighting. Erin cleverly got Josie back on strike and it came down to Josie needing to hit a four off the final ball to force a super over. She connected well, sending the ball to deep long off, and for a moment it looked like it would make the rope…but it wasn’t to be. Two runs was the result as the Roos fell two runs short of Midland’s score.

An incredibly entertaining game to watch, although not the result we were hoping for. Well played to Midland-Guildford but also congratulations to both sides on a fantastic season and a showcase final.


Prem T20

Bayswater-Morley 3/159 (Holly 2/22) & 2/5 (super over) def. Wanneroo 8/159 (Sabburg 62, Varsani 29) & 2/4 (super over)


Colts T20

Bayswater-Morley 5/121 (Billington 3/13) def. Wanneroo 102 (Forssman 27)



Wanneroo 68 def. by Willetton 9/87 (Carroll 3/10, Billington 2/12)



Willetton 7/90 (Wooden 2/10, O’Shea 2/11) def. by Wanneroo 6/91 (Prance 40)

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