O’Rourke Realty A Grade
SDCC 92 (Brackenreg 21) def by Waneroo 7 – 151 (Higgins 5-12)
LifeNet WA Financial Advice C Grade
Sorrento Duncraig 6/201 (Rose 65, R Dunstan 54, M Kelland 29 inc 1 six) def Wanneroo 9/172 (Mitchell 3-26 Kraan 2-24)
2’s could not have got off to a better start in their quest for one day domination as Jakeb Wells struck with the very first pill of the game removing their big left handed opener (Lachie Emery with a ripper at square leg). As the afternoon would show, left handed openers are on sale at a good price this season. The next 10 or so overs would see the game start to slip away as the bad guys raced to 1/66 off 11. Some fantastic line and length bowling by Prawn, Gravy and Kraan would wrestle back the momentum and wear down the batsman. 2/76 at drinks could have blown out to be a tough chase of over 200 but we’re not sitting top for no reason and our pressure was too much for the bad guys, who could only muster up 2 players to pass 10 in their innings. Gambo, did his best to restrict our leading wicket taker from bowling too many overs, but ran out of bowlers and had to go to Mitchell again to bowl his right arm nudes (we’d like to call it spin, but it just doesn’t). See above for the outcome.
A quick bite to eat and we were off to keep our finals hopes alive. The left hand opener sale was still on, 1/3. Runstan, after surviving an epic day one of the test at the new stadium joined Rose at the crease and the score blossomed to 94 with the Ranger going BANG 2 times in his 54 (his 5th score of 50 or more this year) before he departed. Simon and Tom’s brother joined Flynn at the crease and the young team went to work picking apart an average Wanneroo attack. A partnership of 56 in the middle of the innings showed maturity beyond their years and when the clubs youngest ever A grade debutant departed controversially for 29 the good guys were 3-150 and only 4 big hits away from victory. Flynn kicked one away whilst middle order Bundy made a donation to the primary club. Enter Gambo, who had a personal mission to see the team to victory following previous seasons events. Gambo 18* Kraan 7* and we now sit just outside a one day finals berth with our destiny in our own hands.
Some sloppy fielding allowed an average team to take the game deep into the afternoon, which was about the only negative you could highlight in a team that sits atop the tree with an important game against Osborne Park this week at the home of cricket.
Tricrest Construction D Grade
SDCC 8 – 152 (Smith 31) def by KWCC 6 – 207 (Dunstan 2 – 29 & Wyss 2 – 43)
Round 8 and a one dayer vs the new ladder leaders Kingsley-Woodvale awaited. We were looking to get back to winning ways after a tough loss to Landsdale last week.
By some form of miracle we won the toss and decided to have a bat. It was a frustrating start, with the bowlers tough to get away and we lost a couple of early wickets. We starting to improve as Blower started to hit out, until he let a ball go that clipped off stump. We continued to grind though the 40 overs and ended up with 8/152, thanks to a late cameo from the Prez with 31*.
Bowling wise they lost an early wicket and came out looking like they wanted to win within 20 overs with many, many early moos. Munstan came on and slowed things right down, picking up 2 wickets in the process and Tough at the other end bowled extremely well without luck. We made them earn the win, with Kingsley getting the runs in about the 36th over. We dropped their opening bat on about 10, which turned out to be costly as he ended up making 92. They made the score look like an easier win, going for a tonk and finishing on 207.
Overall, wasnt a bad effort from the boys however we have another tough game v Balga this week which we need to win to still have a chance of playing the one day final.
Trager Electrical E Grade
SDCC 8 – 168 (Marlow 49, Campbell 30) def Kingsway Sportsman 9 – 103 (Emery 4-21)
It was an emphatic win for the 4th XI. Taking on 2nd placed Kingsway in a must win game for the Vikings. A win here would see us right in the fight for a one-day final birth. Captain Pierce Rollo was a late withdrawal (knee soreness) saw Lachi step up as stand in captain and also saw Nego come into the side to add some depth to the batting line up. Lachi off to a good start winning the toss and electing to bat on a very windy Seacrest West. The opening bats got us off to another good start posting 36 before the inform Fallows departed for 16. Timmy Marlow stamped his authority on the game with a quick fire 49 with 9 boundaries. A couple of starts for the middle order bats without causing any major damage before Wayne Clayton (28) and Kahlil “the finisher” Campbell (30 not out) came to the crease and gave the Kingsway attack lessons on where not to bowl. We managed to scrape through to 8/168 off our 40 overs which some thought might be hard to defend on a quick outfield. Some also thought we might have 60 odd too many…
Lachlan Emery and Jarryd Parker opened up with the new pill. Emery (4-21) with the early breakthroughs was the pick of the bowlers. Although Jarryd bowled exceptionally well into the breeze and applied a lot of pressure with economical bowling. It was evident early that our fielding was a bit flat with a couple of dropped catches (5 in total) but the bowlers were able to take the fielders out of the equation and target the stumps very effectively. Kingsway were 3/22 early before the young bloke and opening batsman with all the luck in the world looked settled and ready to take the game into their own hands before trying to pinch a cheeky single off Frenchy’s arm…a mistake he will only make once. The runout broke the 40 run partnership and put the Vikings back in commanding position. Kahlil (2-37) chimed in with a couple of much needed wickets before Fallows “Cat 2.0” also fired up with 2-7 before we rolled Kingsway for 103 and recorded win number 4 on the trot which has also placed us in the top 4.
EASYLOANS4U G Grade
Osborne Park 45 (Jones 3-3) def by SDCC 155 (Ranford 39)
Lost the toss but had a win as Osborne Park chose to field first in my 150th. Another new opening pair of Watson and Kulevski batted cautiously against the spirited yet non-threatening bowling. Kulevski was the first to go, Cam Mc only lasted 3 balls and Watto also gone inside 25 runs, we were in a bit of bother. Cam Emery (25) and I got to drinks but with both our wickets lost soon after and Dizzy run out backing up too far, slumped to 6/72 and needing another big partnership quickly. Ben Ranford (39), in his 1st game back steadied the ship with two 30 run partnerships, with Cutler (11) and Goss (24) respectively to reach 155 all out. Good total considering where we were earlier in the day. I thought that would be a defendable total with the bowlers we had in the side, and they didn’t disappoint. Loch and Condog snaring 2 each in their opening spells, and Goss with a fine all round game worked his magic with 2 wkts in his 1st 2 balls to be on a hat-trick, but alas that eluded him, though ended with 3 wickets after a ripper of a catch by Condog at short cover. I chimed in with 2 and Cutler 1 to rout them for 45!! Cam Mc didn’t have the best of days rounding off with a Kuiper for the match (due to peer pressure!!) Another bar tab, and consolidated top spot on the one-day ladder. Will see everybody at the Xmas party
Centrewest Insurance Brokers H Grade
SDCC 144 ( Statham 28) def by Marmion CC 5 – 160 (Di Marco 3-28)
H grade finally were back at home to take on the top of the ladder Marmion. After a few late selection issues, at the 11th hour we finally got a full team together. A couple of pervious players helped us out with scott rolley and gavin stahtam coming in to complete our 12. With the team finalised we turned to the game and the game was a big one for Tom Kelland with it being his 150th game for the club.
The day didn’t get off to the best start when I lost the toss and we were sent into bat. Being toms 150th I decided to let him open the innings so tom and pine Clarke opened up but there stand together didn’t last that long. The first ball was a wide ball and then the first legal ball tommy managed to guide it straight to the keeper and tommy was gone. The one person who was extremely happy about this outcome was Alan knell, due to the fact that we had a sweep on how many tommy would score and knelly picked a duck. After tom fell pissy and pine put on a small partnership but when pissy fell for 10 then pine when for 18, wickets continued to fall. The bowling was not the best but our top order made them look a lot better than what they were by gifting them wickets. One of the ring in players Gavin looked extremely good and hit a few boundaries on his way to 28. After I ran out willsy we were 9 for 100 with 10 over to go. Michael di Marco joined me in the middle and our aim way to bat out the innings. We ended up taking it to the last over before di Marco got out but we had put on 40 to get out total to 144. Pissy thought that was enough at robin but I thought we were 30 short.
After the break we started off well with duff and di marco opening the bowling and both guys continuously beating that bat but got no reward. The first 10 over ever extremely tight but we weren’t really given any chances. The only really chance we had was second ball with scott rolley having a shot at the stumps and just missing but unfortunately the ball passed the field and they got 2 over throws. Di marco bowled well and got us back in the game with 3 quick wickets but unfortunately we didn’t get much more luck after that. Young rolley, knelly and pissy bowled extremely well but there score continued to creep up. Duff came back on and snagged a wicket off screamer of a catch from olow in the gully. In the end it just wasn’t enough and they passed our score in the second last over. We didn’t get the result we wanted but we had some positive performances that we can build on. Hopefully we can bounce back next week to get back on the winners list.
Challenge Batteries I Grade
SDCC 3-321 (Thompson 111*, Evans 96, Shaw 48) def Yanchep 5-208 (Parkinson 3 -7)