Weekly Wrap – 10/11 October

This week the boys took on a depleted (Ha) Mt Lawley, with the Roos coming up with the goods in most grades. The King struck a century, the clubs NewMan took the sword to his old side and the 17’s played a blinder, chasing a strong total like seasoned campaigners.

1st Grade  

Mt Lawley 244 (Billington 2/33, Millar 2/39, Poulter 2/40) def. by Wanneroo 6/275 (Smith 86, Newnham 77*, Birt 60)

On a sneaky hot day at Breckler, the 1’s won the toss and had a bat on a flatty. Despite losing Richards early, the Roos got off to a decent start as Holly Riley (24) and Kelvin “don’t touch my bat” Smith (86) built a solid foundation. Jimmy “Pollard” Newnham (77) and Travis “Nagenahira Nagas” Birt (60) then put the sword to the Mt Lawley attack, leaving the Roos at 6/275 after 50 overs.

The Roos begun steadily with the ball as Mt Lawley got off to a strong start before Kyle “Funky” Millar (2/39 off 9) broke through which opened the door for the rest of the attack to follow. The Roos ended up dismissing Mt Lawley for 244 as Lachie “The Eel” Poulter cleaned up the tail (2/41 off 8). Deon Billington taking the best figures with 2/33.

WDCC Roos now 2/2 to start the 2020/21 season.

2nd Grade  

Wanneroo 5/242 (King 106, O’Day 32, Bonner 31) def. Mt Lawley 128 (Dzodzos 4/35, Stumpers 2/20, Slattery 2/21).

The TwRoos rocked to Kingsway looking for their first win of the season. Winning the toss and electing to bat first Jacob ‘Bon’ Bonner (31) and Jordon ‘Kingy’ King got us off to a great start. Champion clubman Jordan King went on to post his debut grade century, finishing with 106. A handy 32 from Michael ‘Moogs’ O’Day and some late hitting which included a colossal six from Stephen ‘Jenno’ Jennings gave the twos a very good total of 5-242 from the 50 overs.

The Roos came out to bowl and were all over Mount Lawley for the remainder of the day. The pick of the bowlers was Matthew ‘Doz’ Dzodzos who ended up with 4 wickets. Hayden ‘Sticks’ Stumpers and Jordan ‘goatee’ Slattery picked up two each. Mount Lawley were bowled out for 128 to give the Roos a big win.

3rd Grade

Mt Lawley 4/228 def. Wanneroo 220 (Spangenberg 55, Walter 38, Wiggers 38)

First game of the year and all the boys were buzzing to a play a bit of cricket. We lost the toss and Mt Lawley elected to bat first on what was ultimately a flat track. Donavinn ‘deep’ Fryer getting our first wicket of the year with a sky ball straight to Darcy “Duggan” Forsmann. The Hawks took the ascendancy with their opener opening the shoulders but after he was removed a few more wickets fell and it felt like the screws were about to be tightened – especially with some great middle over bowling by Sharrad ‘what’s he going to say today?’ Jessani. Unfortunately one batsman put on a clinic, dominating the attack for much of the rest of the innings, finishing up with a century – only a quarter of those coming in the final over. At the end of their 45 Mt Lawley walked off on 228.

Chasing a strong total, the Threes did not have they start they wanted being 3 down for not many. Eventually they got back on track, with new roo Steve ‘the better’ Wiggers and young gun Connor ‘Golden Arm’ Spangenberg steadying the ship. Wiggers was unfortunately out in the over before drinks, and when Connor holed out on 55 things were not looking good. However with a tail wanting to right the wrongs of their bowling offerings, a game was soon on the cards. 7 wickets down and needing 76 from 11 overs, John ‘death overs specialist’ Walter and Fryer started the fightback, new captain Adam Smith taking up for Fryer when he was removed. The two put on a great fighting partnership and got the roos to needing 9 off the last over but sadly on the first ball we lost a wicket and it was game over.

Onto next week!!

4th Grade

Wanneroo 4/165 (Maraldo 71, Harris 59*) def. Mt Lawley 165 (Lloyd 3/27, Haddrill 2/24, Williams 2/27).

The day started slow with only 4 people turning up to breakfast and then with Wanneroo losing the toss and being sent in to bowl. With a plethora of early shouts from the bowling of Jared “sub-par” Maunder and none given, he finally found the break through with a catch from Jack “I was watching the 2s” Maraldo. One of the many debutants, Jaxon “pancakes” Lloyd bowling 9 overs straight, taking 3 wickets, and finding himself with a hat-trick opportunity – to only bowl it a foot outside off-stump. Another man on debut, Kodi “best mullet” Mulcahy taking an absolute ripper of a catch at short cover off the bowling of Sam Williams. Mount Lawley finished 10/164.

In the Wanneroo innings, the openers started well, both seeing out the new ball, with Yusuf “not out but plum” Zain making a gritty 12, whilst Tim “finally” Harris just going about his business and steadying the run scoring. Jack “not watching the 2s when he’s batting” Maraldo coming in to assist Tim, racking up a 100 run partnership with the pair making 71 and 59* respectively. With 7 runs to win, it was unanimously decided that there should be a slight batting collapse after Jack got out, with Liam “rent-a-skipper” Carroll going out shortly to face 7 deliveries to achieve a score of 2, and then Kodi unfortunately receiving a 2 ball duck. Fortunately Tim “I’ll do it lads” Harris hit the winning run to seal the deal for the oldest Wanneroo 4th grade side in a few seasons with 8 overs to spare.

Seventeens Women T20

Wanneroo 5/74 (Salisbury 29*) def. by Melville 6/151 (S Jesani 2/15, Jones 2/31)

Melville batting first on a pleasant morning at Kingsway. Our Roo’s started well dismissing one of Melville’s numerous WACA Academy players, Emilie Nicholls snagging their opener Lauren Thompson cheaply. More wickets were to follow with Kristin Jones and Shayna Jesani sharing 2 a-piece from their 4 over spells. Coinciding with these fall of wickets was an excellent innings of 87 from another one of Melville’s WACA Academy & Australian Squad player Chloe Ainsworth; sometimes you just need to respect an individual performance. We reduced Melville to 151 with the loss of 6 wickets.

Opening our account for the first time together was Ella Stewart and Tene Crafford who provided some reassuring resistance until Ella was caught low down behind square. Tene followed bringing Shayna Jesani and Eva Salisbury together who both enjoyed quality time at the crease applying much needed technique and patience which was often missing from last season. Shayna finally falling on 15 and Eva remaining undefeated on 29, collectively we offered a defiant total of 74 for the loss of 5 wickets.

We welcome South Perth to Kingsway next week which will be another tough assignment for our Female Roo’s.

Seventeens Men

Mt Lawley 8/225 (C Billington 2/8, DeFilippis 2/59, Maraldo 2/62) def. by Wanneroo 6/226 (Maraldo 67*, Rae 46, Spangenberg 43, Varsani 39)

Ahhhhhhh cricket who doesn’t love cricket season being back.

The Roos rocked up to their arch rivals home ground against the hawks (considering we stole half their team for this year) the boys were pumped for the first game and new skipper Lachy “young renshaw” Dargie went and won the toss and chose to bowl.

The boys were up and about in the field early and Connor “golden arm” Spangenberg produced the goods by bouncing out their opener with a brutal delivery. The openers bowled well and took some key early wickets to get the day going. From then on let’s just say that there was a few boundaries hit by a big man from Mt Lawley, ultimately striking 102 with many large sixes. Some brilliant tight bowling from Alex “spidey” Hardiman and Cody “the goat” Billington reigned the score back within chasing standards. The pick of the bowlers for the day were Alex Hardiman with some very economical bowling in his return game, finishing with the figures of 1 for 32 off his 10 overs and Connor Spangenberg finishing with the figures of 1 for 23 off 9 overs.

Soon enough Sunday rolled around and the chase commenced, with the openers Dargie and Varsani off to a flyer before Dargie departed. Spangers stepped to the crease and along with Aryan smacked the ball to all parts putting on a crucial 65 run partnership before Varsani was subjected to a questionable decision. Some crucial partnerships continued with help from Jayden “I’ve changed” Rae (with a swift 46), then my-oh-my… enter cricket mentoring’s star student Jack “The new face of cricket mentoring” Maraldo who struck a game winning 67 helping the boys over the line in the last over.

Great game by all and cheers to the umpire for rocking up and hour and a half late.

Fifteens Men

Wanneroo 166 (TD Brown 72, O Brown 27) def. Mt Lawley 148 (Gillespie 3/27, Cavanagh 2/9, O Brown 2/25)

Wanneroo Boys won the toss and decided to bat. It was a slow start as they blew off the winter cobwebs. Opening stand only made 20 before Riley Gillespie was caught behind driving a good length delivery. Shortly after his opening partner Mitch Trimboli was skittled and the Roos were in a spot of bother at 2/24 in the 11th over.  Matt Carroll and Tyler Brown then proceeded to slowly build the innings before Matt skied a full toss after a 46 run stand for the third wicket. Tyler continued to work with Blake Holly to build another partnership in excess of 40 through gentle nudges for ones and capitalising on bad balls for 4, before Blake was dismissed in the 31st over. At 4/ 111 with 20 overs left, a score around 220 was still achievable. The Hawks then  put the screws on and when two wickets fell in the 34th over that score looked less likely but we still had Tyler at the crease.  When Tyler went in 38th over for a well-made 72 and the score on 150 there was still plenty to do. A cameo from Owen Brown boosted the score to 166 but regular loss of wickets was costly as we were bowled out in the 43rd over. A quick 4 overs before end of play on day one saw us have the Hawks at 1/14 overnight.

Day 2 and an early LBW decision helped our cause, unfortunately Wides and No-Balls were costing us. Hawks batsmen built a nice partnership that frustrated the Roos for the best part of two sessions. Matt Carroll and Tarun Jessani bowled well without success and the Hawks slowly built their score in chase and were still only needing about 3.5 per over to win. It wasn’t until after the tea break that a bowling change resulted in wicket the boys had been chasing.  Riley and Hayden Cavanagh then spun in tandem to frustrate the Hawks as the required run rate mounted from 4 an over to over 6 and both boys created the chances we needed. A throw from Matt Skouros to Blake that he had to reach for and throw back at the stumps was vital in dismissing their set batsmen that eventually resulted in the Hawks being bowled out for 148 in the last over the day.  Riley finished with 3 for 28 from 8 and Hayden 2 for 8 from his five were the chief destroyers and opening bowler Owen also chipped in with 2 for 25 from his 4.2 overs.

Lots to work on but nice hit out to start the season with a win.

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