It was another good weekend for the mighty Roos, securing the elusive ‘Golden Roo’ with wins in all grades against the Hawks, including a nose finish by the Tr33’s. A maiden WDCC century to Kelvin Smith, and five-wicket-hauls to Leigh Millar and Yaseen the highlights. The 17s women continued their good early form following a strong pre-season with a win over Rockingham-Mandurah.
Rd 4 WDCC (6/274) def. Mount Lawley (203)
Down at Kingsway 1 the Ones kept their momentum going by cruising to a 71 run victory over Mt Lawley. With skipper Travis Birt winning the toss and electing to bat the Roos openers got to work. After losing an early wicket Wanneroo’s new poster boy Kelvin Smith alongside Rob ‘Chopper’ Richards got to work. With Rob making a valuable and patient 46, Kelvin made his first hundred for the club posting a chanceless 108. With a platform set and 20 overs to go TB Dynamo came to the crease and didn’t disappoint scoring a bruising 78 off 42 balls including 6 sixes.
After posting an imposing 274 it was time for the Roos to defend the total. With wickets hard to come by early Adam Smith was putting it on 5 cent piece and limiting early scoring. Following the power play the now 4 prong spin attack (due to the controversial inclusion of Anthony Alberto Del Borrello’s legspin) proceeded to “squeeze” the run flow and did so to great effect. There was a period of resistance from the Mt Lawley batsman, but they were no match for the spin cartel which took 7 wickets combined. The Roos finished off the game and now sit on top of the ladder with 3 wins from 3 games.
Rd 4 WDCC (8/203) def. Mount Lawley (110)
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Twos were in some early trouble at 6 for 80. Then Deon Billington and Daniel Sadik put on a 90 run stand that turned out to be the difference in the two sides. Deon ended up on 58 not out whilst Dan ‘Skip’ Sadik made 59. Wanneroo posted a competitive total of 8 for 203. Things started well for the Roos in the second innings with Michael Herbst and Leigh Millar picking up 2 wickets each in the opening spell to leave Mount Lawley 4 for 27. Following some resistance Leigh came back for another spell to pick up three more wickets, ending up with magnificent figures of 5 for 28. Surely the first of many good days in the 2nd half of his career. Dan Sadik also picked up 2 wickets in what was a good day for him as Mount Lawley were bowled out for 110 to give the Roos a 93 run victory, making it 3 wins on the trot.
Rd 4 WDCC (166) def Mount Lawley (162)
After being sent in to bat the Threes wickets fell regularly with only a cameo from Aryan Varsani (23) until Jared Maunder joined Mitchell Slattery at the crease at 7/99 to put on what turned out to be a match winning partnership of 51. Finally all out for 166 with a resilient 51* from Mitchell Slattery. With 166 to defend the 3s started well with 2 wickets to Jared Maunder and 1 apiece to Lachie Poulter and Donavinn Fryer to leave Mt Lawley 4/25. A middle order fight back left Mt Lawley in a good position before a “momentum swinging” spell from Graeme Atkinson, who one can assume must recently have switched physios.
In a nail-biting finish Mt Lawley needed 6 runs with 3 wickets in hand before some death bowling from Lachie Poulter and Donavinn Fryer saw the 3s take 3/0 to win by 4 runs. Jared Maunder finished with 3/28, Donavinn Fryer 2/20 and Lachie Poulter 2/23.
Rd 4 WDCC (9/211) def Mount Lawley (9/191)
Genghis won the toss in the Fours and chose to assert his will onto the game by batting on a flat field at Breckler. Yaseen and Tim Harris got us off to a flyer, taking their strike bowler out of the attack after two overs. Michael ‘Grammar’ Kelsey and Nick Santich steadied the ship after losing five quick wickets, with Nick (54) then exploding late along with Hayden Stumpers (33) to finish the innings off in style – Wanneroo ultimately making 211. Yas got an early wicket but then Mt Lawley put a good fight though the middle overs. Finishing a good day Nick took wickets to get the team on a roll with then Domenic Boyce and Yaseen finishing them off, Yaseen finishing with 5/38 off his 9 overs.
Under 17 T20 Women
Rd 3 WDCC (1/108) def. South Perth (5/107)
Wanneroo secured another comprehensive win in Round 3 over Rocky Mandurah. Last season the Mariners nicked a win however today the Roos displayed some of the pre and off season hard work that has taken place with significant improvements with our ground fielding and batting technique. Grace Tomkinson took a great catch early on off the bowling of Danni Eckley who finished with 2 wickets. Further catches from Eva Salisbury and a stunning off the toes catch again from Emilie Nicholls reinforced a sound fielding display. Kristin Jones finished strongly with a run out and 2 wickets and was assisted with economical bowling from Emilie Nicholls, Josie Beckett and Ella Stewart reducing their total to 5/107.
Confident, self-assured and playing the ball on its merit described an assertive start of the innings for the Roos with Tene Crafford and Shayna Jesani enjoying a blend of well taken singles mixed with delightful stroke play off both the front and back foot. There was no real answer from the Mariners who offered little resistance to the ever growing confidence of the Roos openers. Tene eventually falling one short of what would have been a well-deserved half century and Shayna carrying her bat for an impressive 33; the Roos finally passing the Mariners total in the 16th over.
There was plenty of encouraging chatter and support in the field from the Roos who benefitted also from several of the non-playing squad who travelled the lengthy journey and contributed to the ever increasing positive culture.
WDCC (8/262) def. by Bayswater-Morley (7/279) – C Spanenberg (117)
WDCC (3/148) drew Bayswater-Morley (7/190d)
WDCC (6/200) def. Subiaco Floreat (10/122) – TD Brown (103)
WDCC (84) def. by Subiaco Floreat (6/107)
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