Weekend Wrap,15-16th Jan

First Grade

Rockingham-Mandurah 5/175 (Billington 3/45, O’Day 2/23) def. Wanneroo 173 (Newnham 36, Del Borrello 26, Eaton 25)

A-grade on the road again down to Rocky win the toss and had a bat.

Lost couple of quick ones early and fell to 2/12 before Anthony Del Borrello from the wilderness returned to the side to put on 40 with Micky O’Day.  Unfortunately, after that partnership the boys couldn’t get going and wickets feel consistently all bowled out for 173, Jimmy Newnham top scored with 36 and Delbs 26 to get us to a challenging total on not the easiest of wickets.

Going into bowl we started slowly but begun to get on top after first drinks getting rocky 5/130, Billington chief destroyer with 3-45 and O’Day with a short pitch barrage of 2/25. Unfortunately, the Rocky boys crawled over the line.

Looking forward to some red ball cricket this week to try and get back in the wins.


Second Grade

Wanneroo 8/291 (Varsani 130, Pearce 72, Fryer 45*) def. Rockingham-Mandurah 153 (Fryer 4/33, Forssman 2/30, Jessani 2/30)

The Twos arrived to Kingsway knowing it was a must win match. Rockingham-Mandurah won the toss and elected to field first. Wanneroo got off to a shaky start, losing four early wickets to leave the score at 4-23. This brought together the partnership of Aryan Varsani and Kane Pearce. The two went on to bat beautifully, combining for a match-winning 198 run partnership which steered Wanneroo into a commanding position. The two punished the bowlers, with Varsani making 130 (123) and Pearce 72 (87). Some lower order hitting from Fryer (45* off 20) led the Twos to a total of 291.

With a large total on the board, Wanneroo went out to bowl with confidence. The batting group was well supported by a terrific bowling performance. Donavinn Fryer was the standout taking 4-33 from his seven overs. He was well supported by Sharad Jessani who took 2-30 off 10 and Darcy Forssman who also took 2-30 off 7. Economical bowling from Hayden Stumpers (1-20 off 10) and Michael Ardagh (0-20 off 10) helped to build pressure and ultimately led to Rockingham being dismissed for 153.

A great win for the Twos, led by Aryan’s 130, Kane’s 72 and Donavinn’s 45* and 4-33. Wanneroo now focus on their upcoming match against Claremont-Nedlands as their push towards finals continues.


Third Grade

Rockingham-Mandurah 174 (Carroll 3/26, Walter 3/37, Slattery 2/38, Santich 2/42) def. by Wanneroo 8/226 (Booner 94, Farrant 38, Harris 28)

The 3s won the toss and elected to bat. Jacob “bondog” Bonner and Tim “dusty” Harris got us off to a good start before Bonner sizzled Tim. Another good partnership between Bonner and Beugs gave the rest of the line-up a good platform to go from when Keeley Farrant came to the crease. He came out and hit a quick fire 38 including a few bombs, while this was happening Bondog was playing the anchor role but unfortunately sizzled himself on 94 playing a great innings. With a few quick runs at the end the 3s finished on 230.

Right from the start of the bowling innings their opening batsmen took it to our bowlers, slogging to cow what seemed like every ball. Then Nicholas ‘Tippa’ Santich came on to bowl sending both opening batsmen back with 2 really good balls… Tip bowled well during the middle overs keeping it nice and tight with the pace bowlers rotating down breeze. Going into the last 15 overs the game looked in the balance but shortly after the break Jordan “Servo” Slattery broke the vital partnership which then caused the last 6 wickets to tumble fairly  quickly, Walts and Maff picking up 3 a piece with Rocky finishing on 170. The 3s with a good win first game after the break.


Fourth Grade

Wanneroo 5/150 (Maraldo 46, Rae 39) def. Rockingham-Mandurah 149 (Fitzmaurice 4/24, Carroll 3/14, Douglas 2/31)

It was a warm day with temps reaching the mid to high 30s and skipper Leeds Carroll deciding he wants to lose the toss and allow them to send the boys into the field. Things started bang average, nothing too exciting before Alex ‘fitta’ Fitzmaurice started his spell of perfect slower ball yorkers. With fitzy trapping both openers on their massive (and I mean massive) front pads. Things looked good for the roo 4s from there with another quick wicket from LJ Carroll. Rocky put on a solid 80 run rearguard partnership but as that was broken the 4s barnstormed into the game. One notable moment had one batsmen leaving it on his leg peg, claiming the pitch did sorts when it pitched on leg and hit leg. Fitta came back on to complete his 4fa which in all seriousness probably better than Drew Porters 5fa back in round 8 in the 3s. Things got wrapped up pretty quickly thanks to a great bowling performance having rocky all out for 149.

With the pitch doing all sorts according to rocky the openers were shaking. I’ve been told not to talk about myself too much but hit some big sixes and then shortly after bringing up 50 run partnership with Sammy we lost a wicket. Things looked good for a second with the traino rat Jayden coming out to bat. Rocky picked two quick wickets with both Sam shnicking up for 6 and Douglas chopping one on after playing a Ricky Ponting-esque pull shot. Things got shaky until Keegs and Jayden steadied the ship before departing for well-made 24 and 39 respectively. Yusuf ‘cymbals’ Zain and Allan ‘key’ Hall finished the job for 4s, giving rocky a long drive after a 5 wicket loss.


Female B Grade

South Perth 5/187 (Harvey 3/33) def. Wanneroo 158 (Reichelt 99*)

Away to South Perth after last week’s epic result, the Roos bowled first at Richardson. South Perth opened brightly, reaching 64 before Bree, who bowled well, sent one crashing into the stumps. South Perth consolidated, pushing the score over 100, before Emma took two wickets in one over (both bowled) to exert a little pressure the other way. At 3/109 after 28, South Perth were in a good position to really push on.

In the back ten overs, wickets in hand helped South Perth get to a very competitive 5/187. Emma completed a good day with the ball, collecting 3/33 and adding a run out to her tally of dismissals as well.

Running down this total wasn’t going to be easy, and the pressure increased as wickets fell early, leaving the Roos at 3/23. However, Shenae had weathered the early storm and was joined in a 50 run partnership by Bronwen (12), which restored some balance. After Bron’s dismissal, someone really needed to go with Shenae, who was looking solid and showed strong intent to make the required runs. Kristen (10) built a good partnership with Shenae, but although the run rate was maintained at about 5 for the back half of the innings, eventually the Roos ran out of wickets, reaching a respectable total of 158 in just their second game of 40 over cricket.

Absolute class from Shenae – the Coach finished on 99* off just 108 rocks after carrying her bat, in a career best performance with the blade!


Female Youth League

Midland-Guildford 85 (Allen 5/13, Quinn-Schofield 3/13) def. by Wanneroo 3/89 (Crafford 45*)

The Roos travelled to Lilac Hill for a rematch of their recent Grand Final against Midland-Guildford, welcoming two debutants in Elri Erasmus and Myla Fisher.

Bowling first, Chloe and Erin got us away steadily bowling an excellent length and a tight line that was hard to score from. Midland’s first wicket didn’t fall until the 12th over, but they had crawled along to just 33 without a boundary being scored. Talia was the wicket taker – on her way to a career best performance. She struck again shortly after with another edge through to Tene, who took a good low down catch. Shayna introduced Layla into the attack with immediate effect – wicket first ball – hit direct to Shayna at widish square leg (nice work Skip). Tene then chimed in with a direct hit run out from a wide ball to remove a dangerous batter before she was set and the Roos were up and about with Midland at 4/48. Elri, on debut, also bowled well in this period, settling into a pleasing line and length and enjoying the opportunity to bowl on turf. Layla continued to flight the ball well, as well as landing it in great areas. She was on a Hattrick after two in two with another catch to Shayna and a classy first ball stumping from the ever-vigilant Tene. Talia followed up with two in two, picking up an LBW and a bowled (awesome line Tahls) as well as sending another catch Shayna’s way in a dominant performance.

Two great spells here. Layla with 3/13 and Talia with an epic 5/13. Fantastic to watch the girls go about their craft. Chloe (1/10) chimed in with the last and MGCC were all out 85. Gettable.

In reply, the Roos lost Talia early after a mix up in the middle. Shayna made a quickfire 13 as Tene steadily built at the other end. Chloe and Tene then combined for a partnership that took the game away from the home team. The intelligent ‘lock the game away’ approach was a great exemplification of The Wanneroo Way. By the time Chloe was dismissed for 13, the score was 3/81. Polly was bumped up the order for her first hit in 17s and she hit the winning runs in style with a lofted drive over mid off for her maiden boundary. In a great knock that showed patience and class, Tene finished undefeated on 45*.

Well done Roos on a pleasing win.



Rockingham-Mandurah 7/114 (Billington 2/9, O Brown 2/20) def. by Wanneroo 1/115 (T Brown 58*, T Blythman 46*)



Wanneroo 2/111 (Prance 31*, Cavanagh 30, Moore 27) def. Rockingham-Mandurah 5/106 (Van de Velde 2/17, O’Shea 2/18)


T20 QF

Fremantle 4/139 (Ardagh 2/20) def. Wanneroo 4/138 (Del Borrello 58, Spangenberg 30*)

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