A master-class in batting by Kelvin Smith wasn’t enough to get us over the line, as a disappointing round against Subi-Floreat finished with only a third-grade win. On to South Perth next week.
Wanneroo 270 (Smith 131, Birt 47, Del Borrello 36) def. by Subiaco-Floreat 7/271 (Dzodzos 2/23)
The Ones’s were sent in to bat against Subiaco-Floreat on a very flat WACA pitch. The boys got off to a good start after Kelvin Smith was given an early chance on the first ball of the game. He would make the Subi-Floreat bowlers pay for the next several hours batting on throughout the innings smacking 131 from 119 deliveries. Del Borello and Newnham provided support, until Travis ‘The Icon’ Birt entered the crease. With the game in the balance he showed everyone what the modern game is all about by hitting a blistering 47 from 20 balls, including 6 maximums. The Roos unfortunately collapsed late losing 6/28 leaving them with a competitive 270 to defend.
The Roos got off to a flying start with the ball courtesy of Matthew Dzodzos in his first game back for the 1s with a wicket on the second ball of the innings. The second innings consisted of multiple momentum swings with the Roos taking wickets consistently in the middle overs until a 7th wicket partnership from Subi took the game away as they chased down the total with 4 overs to spare. A disappointing result, but still many positives to take.
Subiaco-Floreat 8/208 (LK Poulter 3/41, J Slattery 2/12) def. Wanneroo 205 (K Farrant 54, J King 36, MT O’Day 32).
The Twos were off to Floreat full of confidence coming of a great win at home to Mount Lawley. After losing the toss Subi put themselves in on what looked like a fairly flat wicket! Jordan ‘Ooh Ahh’ Slattery had the ball on a 5 cent piece to start the game, having Behrendorff in all sorts of trouble, ending with figures of 2/12 off his 10. It was a very good bowling performance from all bowlers on the day with Poulter picking up 3 scalps, Slattery 2 and Sadik, Jennings and O’Day picking up one each.
The batting innings got off to a decent start but losing 4/15 quickly after drinks slowed the momentum. Kealey ‘The Recruit’ Farrant (54) and M ‘Ian Harvey’ O’day (32) got the roos right back into the game but unfortunately we fell apart late just 4 runs short – even with S Jennings and H Stumpers fighting hard at the end.
A disappointing finish but the Twos will look to bounce back at home to South Perth next week.
Wanneroo 9/177 (Walter 41, A Smith 26*) def. Subiaco-Floreat 6/163 (Ardagh 2/18)
Skipper Adam Smith won his first coin toss of the year and elected to bat on Kingsway 1. Michael Kelsey was given a life in the first over after square leg dropped the easiest catch in the world. Callum ‘Bacon and Egg McMuffin’ Douglas hit a nice 23 before Wanneroo lost a series of wickets in clumps and looked in serious trouble at 7-89. John “Batting Award” Walter and Adam Smith put on a good partnership scoring 41 and 26* respectively. Smith and Jessani steering us in the final overs to a defendable score of 177.
Needing to either take wickets or apply the squeeze Wanneroo got off to a good start with Subi going at no more than a run an over in the first spells of the day, with Donavinn Fryer bowling 4 maidens and Adam Smith looking his old self. Micheal “coming out of retirement” Ardagh came on to bowl and took 2 quick wickets, while giving very few hittable balls. Subiaco-Floreat recovered at one point to put on a 73 run partnership before throwing the game away after Donavinn ran out their best batsman. From that point Subiaco-Floreat where behind the 8-ball for the rest of the game as Wanneroo got their first win that was topped off by a song and Sharad Jessani buying his first tray.
Subiaco-Floreat 2/138 (Maunder 2/33) def. Wanneroo 137 (Williams 30)
After a very convincing round one dominance against Mount Lawley, the mighty 4s were hungry for some more blood. The Skipper Liam “Social Shadow” Carroll had a dream start to the day at Alderbury Reserve winning the toss and electing to bat on what seemed to be a flat wicket. Wanneroo started off convincingly on a pitch which seemed to have a bit more life in it then first appeared. This was evident when the wicket of Tim “7th Ball” Harris fell. Due to some poor counting and miscommunication between square leg and the umpire, he indeed was dismissed on the 7th ball of the over. Sam “F1” Williams was the pick of the batsmen top scoring with a handy 30. Unfortunately, this is where a few very poor shots and decision were made. Matt “Can I Borrow your…” Russell and Jaxon “Muesli Bar” Lloyd ended the innings with a little cameo of slog shots. And we were bowled out for 137 in 38 Overs.
Knowing we had an uphill battle, Jared “6fa” Maunder took an early wicket of the least liked bloke on the field. Wind behind him he followed that up with his second having the home-side at 2-7. Unfortunately this is where the positivity ended. Trying to take the breakthrough the skipper threw the ball to young part timer and soon to be adult Jack “can I please bowl” McDonald. Unfortunately didn’t work as the ball went sailing over the ropes. A very respectable 3rd wicket partnership took the home side to victory in 31 overs. A good learning curve for the 4s side, and one that they will take in their stride and have some fire in there belly for next week against South Perth.
Seventeens Women T20
Wanneroo 10/69 def. by South Perth 6/99 (E Stewart 2/13, J Beckett 2/22)
South Perth won the toss and chose to bat first on another pleasant morning at Kingsway. Our Roo’s again started well dismissing one of their openers cheaply. Emilie Nicholls again bowling a tidy line and length with fine support from Emma Harvey, both added pressure by bowling as a pair; so crucial to all forms of cricket. Talia Allen also bowled a short spell offering good pace and movement in the air. Our spinners Ella Stewart and Kristin Jones maintained the pressure with economical figures from both of their 4 over spells, Ella 2/13 and Kristin 1/17. Josie Beckett wrapping up with 2 wickets bowling at the death, reducing South Perth to a very gettable 99 with the loss of 6 wickets. Our bowling and fielding really has been impressive and builds on the fine work that Luke and Toby are doing with the girls.
Unfortunately our batting display was hindered with early loss of wickets and several run outs. There was positive intent to take 1’s and 2’s but the execution left us under more pressure with an ever increasing run rate and tumbling wickets. Again some notable patience and courage was shown by Alex O’Brien, Ella Stewart and Kristin Jones but their modest total of 99 was another tall order with our Roo’s stuttering to 69 all out.
We begin a few weeks of travel heading south to Rocky-Mandurah this coming Sunday for Round 3.
Seventeens Men (Match in progress)
Wanneroo 91 v Subiaco-Floreat 1/23
Fifteens Men (Match in Progress)
Subiaco-Floreat (O Brown 3/18, M Carroll 2/18) v Wanneroo