There was much excitement at Fletcher Park East as Adam Smith led 1st Grade to their 4th consecutive victory. The remaining senior teams had a match to forget, whilst our 13s secured a home semi final.
Batting first at Fletcher Park East, the Roos were in trouble early as Josh Nicholas (4/63) and Jacob Van Galen (4/48) reduced the visitors to 4/41.
Skipper Travis “Purveyor of Fine Socks” Birt (56) steadied the ship with Haydn “Devon” Slodecki (32) before a lower order partnership between Jack “Allrounder” Cattrall (47*) and Caiden “Slug” Eaton (26) steered the Roos to a respectable 222.
Day two was a finger biting affair, with Perth recovering from 7/83 to reach 7/148 on the back of a fighting 60 from Jonathan Wells. Adam “Rocket” Smith was the hero of the day, taking 4/35 including the wicket of Wells and the final wicket to bowl out Perth for 193. Smith was well supported by Chris “Q” Quelch (3/38) and Caiden “Massive Slug” (2/52).
The Magoos trucked hard in the heat as Perth set an imposing 9/274 off their 90 overs. Perth’s Dan Moreton (99) fell just short of a century, whilst Donavinn “Buffalo Steak” Fryer was the pick of the bowlers with 4/36. Jordan “Katie Price” Slattery chimed in with 2/32.
274 proved to be too big of a task, and despite several promising starts only Jim “Yarrrr” DiCarlo (34) passed 30 as the Roos were dismissed for 143. Alex Calmy (4/51) and Ethan Carrington (4/15) were the pick of Perth’s bowlers.
The Magees will be disappointed to have not built on several starts, with eight batsmen reaching double figures but none passing 35.
Andrew “No. 1” Slattery top scored with 34 as the Roos were dismissed for 162.
In reply, Perth slumped to 3/36 before I Townsend (121*) and E Munday (104*) combined for a massive 232 run partnership to romp to a seven wicket victory.
The upper hand was exchanged several times at Kingsway 2, with Perth eventually finishing the day with 220. The star with the ball was undoubtedly Nick “Sandwich” Santich taking 6/91.
In reply, the Roos slumped to 7/79 before Hayden “” Stumpers (51) added some respectibility to the score. Wanneroo were dismissed for 144.
Wanneroo batted first and made 179, with Mitch “MS Dhoni” Slattery top scoring with 30.
In reply, Perth won with three wickets in hand, eventually posting 9/244. Aiden Davies top scored for Perth with 60.
The 15s powered to 7/203 on the back of a wonderful batting display from Connor “Spangers & Mash” Spangenberg (61). Spangenburg was well supported by Jack “Jack Black” Maraldo (31) Michael “Taking” DeFilippis (25*).
Despite a gallant effort by Perth, the Roos held their nerve to restrict the visitors to 7/194 and win by 9 runs. Jack “Russell” Maraldo (3/31) was the hero with the ball for the Roos.
After winning the toss and batting, the Roos failed to capitalise on several starts but still posted 5/183 off 39.3 overs vs. Mount Lawley. Cody “Billy C” Billington top scored with 26.
In reply, Mount Lawley were too good as they reached the target with six wickets in hand and went on to post 5/183. Tyrone Virgo (81*) and Evan French (59) were the chief destroyers with the bat, whilst Adam “Jerry” Lewis (2/28) was the best with the ball for the Roos.
Wanneroo won the toss and invited Mount Lawley to bat first. After making some early inroads, our young Roos were under the pump as James Timcke (50) and Matthew Crock (34) put on 84 for the 4th wicket.
Oscar “The Grouch” Thompson (3/34) and Ben “BC” Carmignani (3/38) saved the day as the Roos clawed back the Hawks to restrict them to 9/146.
In reply, Tyler “TB” Brown (66) and Blake “The Snake” Holly (33) guided the Roos to victory as they posted 6/159.
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