Much like Chad Hitchcock returning from a trip to Bali, our Seniors suffered the dreaded post-Christmas “Brown Roo”, losing all four games to Subiaco Floreat. Our 15s were the shining light in an otherwise devastating weekend, which also included the Colts being defeated in their T20 Semi Final vs. Scarborough, and our Female team being rolled for 30.
Batting first at Kingsway 1, the Roos were carried to 213 by a magnificent 108 not out by new skipper Travis “Ernie and” Birt.
Despite some early breakthroughs, our bowlers couldn’t stop two big partnerships of 95 and 79, led by Cameron Green. Subi chased down the runs with 2.5 overs to spare and seven wickets in hand.
The outfield at Floreat Park hadn’t been mowed at all in 2019, and possibly longer, which made run scoring difficult for both teams. WDCC posted 7/184 with Graeme “Rowan” Atkinson (41) top scoring. As mentioned previously, Chad “The Chad” Hitchcock was also involved in some runs.
In reply, Subi timed their run chase well and won with four wickets in hand and 11 balls remaining.
Losing the toss at Kingsway 2, 3rd Grade were banished to the field. Despite reducing Subiaco Floreat to 4/46, a middle-order partnership took the visitors to 168 from their 45 overs.
In reply, Wanneroo looked to be mirroring the Subi innings after slumping to 4/46, then rallying behind Tim “James” Bond (41). Unfortunately the Roos went down amidst a flurry of wickets, being dismissed for 156.
The “Al Gores” started well with the bat, grinding out 53 for the first wicket, then a further 40 for the 2nd wicket. Liam “KP” Carroll (46) was the top scorer, falling just short of a half-century. With some solid contributions from everyone, the Roos posted 5/162.
In reply, Wanneroo looked to have the upper hand for most of the game before Subi put on 40 runs for the last two wickets to burgle the game with 1 wicket in hand.
It was an early morning massacre at Kingsway 2, with our 17s being dismissed for just 84.
Just as parents began to pack up their camping chairs, Harrison “Kanheski?” Kepinski (3/14) and Sam “Venus” Williams (3/7) turned up the heat and came within one heartbreaking wicket of a surprise victory. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and Subiaco Floreat scored the winning runs with one wicket in hand.
Undoubtedly everyone’s favourite team this weekend, our 15s triumphed over Subiaco Floreat by three magical runs!
Batting first, the Roos were led by Connor “Big Spang Theory” Spangenberg (46), with contributions of 36 and 32 to Jaymin “JP” Patel and Jack “J-Mar” Maraldo respectively.
Subi lost early wickets, and struggled to recover despite a 43 at almost a run a ball by their opener Duncan Bent. Wanneroo triumphed by three runs, with all bowlers contributing to the sweet sweet victory.
Batting first at Abbett Park, our Colts posted 114 around Riley “Buddy” Holly (41) and Caiden “Slug” Eaton (39).
Scarborough got off to a flyer, with opener S Moylan posting 50 off 43 balls. Our Roos couldn’t claw the opponents back, and lost by seven wickets with 3.4 overs remaining.
Female Youth League
We batted first with only Eva “Wiltshire” Salisbury showing good resistance before being run out for 10. Girls showed strength of character but loosing significantly to a much older and stronger side chasing down our score of 30 without losing any wickets. Onwards and upwards and plenty of learning from this morning.
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