Wins in all completed games this week, with the Women’s back to their winning ways against Rockingham-Mandurah and both the 13s and 14s giving Midland-Guildford a lesson. Much work left to do however in all other games at the half-way point. Also, one ML Ardagh had a day out.
1st Grade (Match in Progress)
Midland-Guildford 8/413 v Wanneroo
2nd Grade (Match in Progress)
Wanneroo 175 (C MacDonald 49, R Holly 42, C Hitchcock 41) v Midland-Guildford 0/59
3rd Grade (Match in Progress)
Midland-Guildford 1/34 v Wanneroo 235 (Ardagh 154, Everyone Else 63)
4th Grade (Match in Progress)
Wanneroo 3/52 v Midland-Guildford 10/144
Under 17 T20 Women
Wanneroo 2/58 def. Rockingham-Mandurah 53 (E Stewart 3/12)
Our female Roo’s were back to winning ways in Round 8 at home v Rocky Mandurah. Bowling first our opening pair of Danni Eckley and Josie Becket generated their usual pressure with the Mariners losing an early wicket to Danni Eckley. The first change pair of Ella Stewart and Renae Bugg continued to apply more pressure with Renae snagging a wicket for very few runs of 3 overs and Ella likewise taking a further 3 wickets from a 4 over spell; also conceding only 12 runs. Captain today was Eva who turned to more spin with Kristin Jones bowling with flight and purpose nicking a wicket and with more fine short spells from Emilie Nicholls and Emma Harvey finishing off their innings with the Mariners posting a modest 53 all out. Our fielding continues to improve as does the spirit displayed by the whole squad. Our opponents supporters commented last week at South Perth at how impressed they were with how the whole squad (playing and non-playing) support each other.
Good to see our opening pair of Tene Crafford and Shayna Jesani back in the saddle. However Tene fell early but Shayna (not out) and Eva steadied the ship to guide us to within a few runs of victory when Eva was bowled for 17. Rachel Prout hit the winning boundary in just the 12th over securing winning ways to our female Roo’s. Amanda, along with the Coaching and Parent group finished up with a fine morning tea which the Rocky Mandurah Team really appreciated. We entertain Midland Guildford at home next week again on Kingsway 2.
Seventeens Men (Match in Progress)
Midland-Guildford 6/231 (JR Maraldo 4/52) v Wanneroo
Fifteens Men (Match in Progress)
Wanneroo 9/125 (R Wills 36*) v Midland-Guildford
WDCC 8/195 (Holly 48, Gillespie 30, Marinovich 30*) def. M.G. 8/178 (Jessani 2/13, Marinovich 2/19, RA Walker 2/27)
Sunday morning we played hosts to Midland Guildford for Round 4 and with both teams arriving bright and early, the obligatory pitch inspections commenced. With 2 huddles in the middle, both teams appeared to be in deep conversation around tactics and pitch conditions, with a lot of poking and prodding at the surface. Thankfully no car keys where produced and used to test the cracks.
With the toss being won by Midland and electing to bat, it was clear from the start that they wanted to post a very defendable score. Success came early with a couple of early wickets putting Midland on the back foot at 2 for 29. That said, the wickets dried up as MG batters put on a solid 110 runs before our opening batters combined in the field to break the partnership. Bolwed Gillespie, stumped Holly. The next 5 wickets fell in quick succession for only 39 runs, with Jordan Marinovich setting up a hat trick ball which unfortunately didn’t eventuate. Wickets where evenly spread with each of the following getting a 2 for; R Walker, J Marinovich and T Jessani.
Set a score of 178, Blake and Riley commenced the chase and put on a 68 run partnership before the loss of the first wicket. The runs started too slow as the innings progressed with wickets falling in regular succession. The boys looked done at 7 for 130 with only the bowlers to bat, and bat they did. Gordo and Johno teamed up to take the score 146, before Johno lost his wicket. Needing 32 off 47 the opening bowlers teamed up once again. Dispatching the wayward balls and making the most of their chances running between the wickets, the pressure started to build on the fielding team. With an over and change left the winning runs where hit to seal the victory. The final score doesn’t capture how close the game was with 4 an over required for the last 10 over.
Congrats to all the boys on the win.
Wanneroo 6/139 (KT Richards 58*, JA Lucas 26) def. Midland-Guildford 65 (JC O’Shea 4/20)
The 13’s this week took on Midland Guildford at Kingsway Reserve and after losing the toss we were in the field. Jake O’Shea and Alex Van Der Velde got us off to a great start and they were well supported in the field. Midland Guildford were bowled out within 27 overs for 65. Jake O’Shea finished with 4 for 20 from 7.3 overs of excellent bowling. Alex Van Der Velde had 4 overs, 4 maiden 1 for none and also produced 2 run out balls! All bowlers did their job with a key feature being only 1 wide and 2 no-balls bowled. Kai Richards was involved in 2 run outs and Oscar Thompson took a great running catch and was also involved in a run out.
As it is chasing small targets is never easy and we got off to a poor start and at one stage we were 5 for 30 in our reply before Kai Richards and Joel Lucas paired up to form a match winning 52 partnership. Kai opened the batting and with Joel saw us through to the target and onwards. Joel was out for a very well made 26 and Kai went on to produce his first 50 for The Roo’s and be 58 not out at the finish. Some late power batting from Nathan De Villiers saw the good guys reach 6 for 139 in our reply.
This win showed great character and will hold the boys in good stead going further into the season. As a team we then supported the 14’s as they produced a come from behind win and it was great to watch both teams sing the club song on the ground together after 2 great wins. Well done Roo boys.
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