JKCC 4-239 (Hunter 2-33) def SDCC 7-151 (O’Mara 31)
Joondalup won the toss and elected to bowl in the first round of the season. Our now well acquainted opening partnership in Roy (24) and Pete O (31) laid us a solid foundation to attack the final 20 overs. However, a combination of stingy bowling and well placed fields saw us struggle to find the boundary and fall about 30 short of a par score on a lightning fast outfield. A couple of nice cameos from Eccles (24) and Hunter (21) saw us score about 90 runs in the second 20 overs.
A combination of early season rust and some class batting by probably the two best in the comp in Taylor and Adair saw JKCC chase our 151 down with about 10 overs in hand. Positive signs were all bowlers showed glimpses of form, with Liam Hunter (2-33) and Gav Higgins (1-31) being the pick of the bowlers.
Plenty to improve on during the week before taking on Karrinyup at home in the 2 dayer!
SDCC 143 (Saunders 26, Clayton 25) def Karrinyup 100 (Gamble 3-38, Thompson 3-15)
The D grade team sauntered into Seacrest for the round one clash against the new kids on the block Karrinyup. There is no better way to start a cricket season than to be on Seacrest East and to win the toss and bat – which we did. With four players playing their first game of 2’s for the club it was a new-look side that we took into the game.
Saunders and Toota opened up, and Toot was dismissed in the second over chasing a wide one. Rod and Saunders put on some quick runs before Rod had his usual brain fade and holed out for 20-odd. Luke was left at the crease and batted admirably for 26. Munstan hung around and was batting well for 17 before chopping one on, and the Prawn went for 8. We were in a bit of strife at 5-83 before Fink and Nath Clayton were looking solid and put on 40-odd before brain explosions from Nath, Cam McLellan and Fink had us on the back foot at 8-133. Nath batted well for 25 in his first dig despite looking fairly nervous. Ryan Thommo and Wyss rounded out the tail and we were rolled for 143 with four overs left. A bit of a disappointing innings especially when 5 of the top 7 batsmen all got starts and didn’t go on with it.
As we all know, chasing runs is never as easy and Karrinyup lost an opener early to Trace, then put on 40-odd for the 1st wicket. The old bloke that opened batted quite well and took advantage of same lack-lustre fielding. At 2-69 Karrinyup were in a decent spot before wickets from Trace (2), Gambo (3) and Ryan Thommo (3) had them reeling. They went from 2-69 to be all out 100 – having lost 8-31 in 10 overs. Fantastic effort by Gambo to grind through some early mud he was serving up in his spell and work his way into some rhythm, and Ryan Thommo in his first game of 2’s taking 3 top order wickets. Munstan came on at the end to clean up the tail and ended up with the impressive figures of 0.3 overs, 2 for none. Guilty wickets at its best cleaning up 10 and jack!
Overall a good win by the lads and plenty of positives to be taken out, also plenty to work on.
Ballajura 173 (Mohr 4-41) def SDCC 143 (O’Mara 37, Clayton 31)
After winning the toss and electing to bat. Fallows and Marlow looked promising before Marlow fell for 7 and Fallows followed for 10. The team was in a bit of strife at 3 for 36 but in stepped the oppositions spinner, which D O’Mara took with at great delight. Dean proceeded to launch 3 sixes, one landing within the trees on his way to 37. This put us at 4/99 at tea. W Clayton was busy accumulating his way to 31. The tail found it hard going, leaving us with 143 to defend.
M Mohr and T Elson (on debut) opened up the bowling. A difficult catch was created with the first ball that flew off the edge but was put down in the slips ($2). We managed to gain two early LBW dismissals however, we could not buy a wicket. J Herbert (0/22) and J Watson (2/21) bowled very well during the middle overs. Towards the end of the innings Fallows tried to give us momentum with a cracking catch at short mid-wicket but it was little too late. We ended up taking 9 wickets and falling 20 runs short. Even with the loss there are plenty of positives that we’ll take into next week.
SDCC 8-191 (George 62, Waldeck 34, Paddick 37) def Morley 85 (C Emery 3-15)
Sunshine greeted us at Seacrest for round 1 to kickstart the 2019/20 season. A distinct change to the day before and earlier in the day, thinking we may not start on time let alone get underway at all. Won the toss, (my lucky coin from last season!!) and batted. Lost Willsy early nicking off but a juggled catch between keeper and 1st slip had him on his way. Paddick and Ryan Waldeck kept the scoring at good pace until at Padds (37) missed a straight one and heard his castle rattled. That was just after drinks which was a great start though there was a wee ‘Sorrento Shuffle’ to follow soon after as Sammy King (lbw), Sweeney (golden duck), Ryan (34) got feather behind and Daws (RO), all before the 100 was reached. Dave Sharpe (20) joined the Skipper (62no) and went about righting the listing ship and after a few close lbw calls not being upheld (thanks J.Carroll) and 2 x dolly of drop catches, survived to take the score to 189 in the 40th over when Dave thought he got enough on a lofted off drive but fell short and was well caught. Ended with 191, a healthy return after what it could have been earlier in the day!!
Had the runs on the board and thought we had the bowling attack to restrict the opposition. Daws opened up with a snorter of in-swinging pill to completely make a mess of the Captain’s stumps in the first over and with a run out off the next ball and 2/0, a perfect start by the good guys. Wickets fell at regular intervals with Daws grabbing one more, Cam Emery 3wkts from 6 overs and at drinks they were already 6 down and close to an early finish. The 7th wkt partnership was the best of their innings eking out 41 but once that partnership was broken, you could hear the fat lady warming her vocals from the sidelines! All out soon after for 85, with hope to be ‘kuipered’ Darren Sweeney grabbing the last 2 wkts to fall, including a superb one handed c&b. Dan Blower bowled a combination of meds and leggies and was unlucky not to grab more than his sole wicket. The back-to-back campaign is on track and the G train off and running!!
Marmion 6-182 (Di Marco 2-33) def SDCC 176 (Olow 43, Jones 30)
Start of a new season was finally here and we back in h grade. After a few late selection issues we finally had a team well that was until the morning of the game. We had 2 late drop out but thankfully we got Ben ranford and Micheal di Marco to race down to the group and fill in so we had a full side. With new Vikings joining the team, we found ourselves in the field frist after I lost the toss. Mason Started us off well nice and tight bowling 8 straight and only going for 14 runs. One of the new boys bowled well from the other in and picked up his frist Viking wicket, congrats cooper. I decided to slow things up and give kelland a bowl which proved successful by providing us with another wicket. We also got Scott treager back down for a bowl and he bowled tight as well picked up 1 wicket. We end there innings with them scoring 182 off there 40 overs.
Our innings started off quick with kelland hitting 10 off the frist over but soon after we lost 2 wickets quickly. With goss and olow at the crease the score began to rise. After goss went another new Viking came in. Macca and olow again pit on another good partnership. Unfortunately we collapsed to be all out 176 again fall short against Marmion. The last 3 games we have play them have resulted in lost by less than 10 runs. Hopefully next time we can get the win. Good start hopefully get a win in the second game.
SDCC 8-288 (Gilbert 157, Weir 52) def by Morley 6-294 (Maricic 2-38)
Having a side of 11 batsmen, and a boundary that Pissy would be proud of, bowling was always going to be a struggle, which was obvious to all once we were sent into the field. Tom Maricic (2-38) set a good tone with accurate bowling from one end, but the support at the other end was from those who last rolled the arm over in March. With fours n sixes coming from everywhere Morley finished their 40 overs with 294 runs up.
11 batsmen named, anything was within reach. Ibav didn’t want to hang around too long, starting the season with nought, and Jimmy Kanakis soon joined. In came Eamon Gilbert. Coming in with the score at 1-1, he raised his bat three times, got the team to 6-241 with 157 next to his name. A 131 partnership with Brad Weir helped the run chase but we fell just 6 runs short, ending at 8-288. Handy contributions from Dean Corporaal, Phil Corlett and Christian Cutrona.