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Bears lack bite against dominant Tahs – Monday News – Rd 9 vs North Sydney

Round 9 of the competition saw another strong week of performances for the Manly-Warringah TravelSim Waratahs who took on fierce local rivals North Sydney. With the recent arrivals of Marks, Lenton and Bills in both the coaching and playing ranks; it was always going to be a tough round, however the Tahs recorded wins in all grades except 2nds.

1st Grade continued their undefeated run this season picking up a 4-wicket win against the Bears. Edwards and McLachlan did the damage with the ball while contributions throughout with the bat set up a reasonably comfortable victory. Special mention has to go to Jarrod Rawlings who made 27 on debut as well in the victory! 2’s had a disappointing loss against the previously winless Norths. A few solid contributions with both the bat and ball were tarnished by a fiedling performance the boys will have to improve on in the weeks to come.

3’s had a comfortable run chase thanks to a classy century to Adam Gummer. ‘Gumms’ combined with Matt Cole to put on an unbroken partnership of 176 and cruise to the target of 225 with ease. 4th Grade fought back with the ball to sneak home by 15 runs. Jake Carden was the star for Josh Peterson’s men scoring 52 then taking 3 vital wickets with the ball. Finally 5’s chased 187 thanks to debutant Jack ‘the better’ Edwards who scored 63 and Billy D’Arcy who returned to form with 83.

So the weekend’s results see the TravelSim Waratahs maintain their 120 point lead at the top of the Club Championship with 6 rounds remaining in the regular season. Continued hard-work and commitment at training will keep this momentum going for the Tahs as we head into the business-end of the season. Until next week, Go Manly! 

4 Pines P4 Pines Logolayer of the Week – Adam Gummer

This weeks 4 Pines Brewery player of the week goes to Adam Gummer for his match-winning century in 3rd Grade. Chasing 226 at North Sydney Oval No.2, ‘Gumms’ patiently compiled his runs and picked off the boundaries when required as he combined with Matt Cole to steer Warren Evan’s side home.

Having had by his own admission not the best start to the season, ‘Gumms’ has fired back to form and showed everyone the talent he has to offer. With 3rd Grade poised for a big finals campaign, ‘Gumms’ has hit form at the right time of the year and we look forward to seeing him continue to pile the runs on for the rest of the season. Well done Adam!

Gummer ton
                                                                               “Gumms looking as red as his hair after his match-winning century”

1st Grade – Manly 6/220 (A. Crosthwaite 48, L. Edgell 48, C. Merchant 47) def. North Sydney 219 (M. Edwards 3/26, N. McLachlan 3/38)

North Sydney Oval was the host for a match full of milestones. Our very own Jarrord ‘Raphly’ Rawlings made his first grade debut, Sydney Grade cricket’s most respected and favourite umpire Darren Goodger stood in his 200th first grade game,it was the first time back to NSO for new recruits Bills and Lenton and some silverware up for grabs in the Bevyn White Cup.

After a special cap presentation from great man Mike Pawley to Ralphy, the bears won the toss and decided to have a bat on what looked a very flat wicket.

After a massive shout first ball for LBW given not out, a “5” the next ball and North Sydney going along smoothly at 0/67, it wasn’t the ideal starts for the boys. However the bowlers stuck to their areas and executed their plans exceptionally to peg the scoring rate back “scoreboard lockdown” and have the Bears 4/138 around the halfway mark.

The 5 bowlers used Bills (1/42 off 10), Munting (1/58 off 10), SOK (2/48 off 10), ‘Bad Chat’ McLachlan (3/38 off 10) and Edwards (3/26 off 9.1) restricted the Bears to a rather small total of 219 factoring in the 37m third man boundary.

Rawlings on debut and Edgell starting the batting off very nicely with a 67 run opening stand before Ralphy was sent back and run out for 27. Edgell, Crossy and Nappa all pitched in with 40’s (48,48,47). Falling into a little bit of a hole closing out the innings, the mayor of Manly Cruickshank stepped up and “got to 20 as quick as I can” in 11 balls to win the match in the 49th over.

Another win for timmys army as well as taking home the silverware “Bevyn White Cup”.


2nd Grade – Manly 178 (T. Beatty 46, M.Pugh 45, J. Ritchie 45) def. by North Sydney 212 (M. Visser 3/47, J.Ritchie 2/22)

Second grade unfortunately suffered a pretty comprehensive loss against the previously winless North Sydney team. Whilst the scores may look reasonably close, we were definitely outplayed the all three facets of the game.

Norths won the toss and batted on a flat wicket and ended up with 212, which was about 100 runs more than they should have scored as we dropped an incredible 8 catches. Their opener in particular made the most of being dropped five or six times and ended up with 88. The wickets were shared with Visser (3-47 off 10), Ritchie (2-22 off 8), Diserens (1-26 off 7), Beatty (1-35 off 10) and Pugh (1-36 off 10) all picking up some poles.

Unfortunately with the bat we just didn’t put together a couple of big partnerships and lost wickets at crucial times to put ourselves behind the eight ball. We ended up with 178 with Beatty (46), Ritchie (45) and Pugh (45) the main contributors.

All in all a pretty disappointing performance, particularly in regard to our catching. As a few of the boys said after the game though, there is no need to panic though as we are still in the six and had previously won three games on the trot. After a good week at training I’m sure we will be ready to bounce back at Raby Oval next week. This game might just have been the little wake up call we all needed leading into the last six rounds of the season.


3rd Grade – Manly 1/226 (A. Gummer 115*, M. Cole 66*) def. North Sydney 7/225 (R.Davis 2/26)

North Sydney #2 was flat, a very short boundary and good outfield. Whoever won the toss would have to eye off 300 to be competitive. Norths won it and batted very slowly to begin. This is the foundation upon which we cruised to victory. All bowlers in their opening spells prevented Norths from scoring freely and at 1/48 from 20 overs they were well behind. As expected with wickets in hand they expanded their strokeplay and got on with it. Still they were never going to get much more than 200. Taking advantage of the 45m boundary they started to find it in the last 5 overs where a couple of the bowlers had their figures inflated however to restrict them to 7/225 was a fantastic effort. Ronnie (2/26 from 8) got the figures as well as a sore hammy so hopefully he recovers quickly. Luke Grant also bowled well finding the edge thru the gully region frequently keeping Lance busy. Nick was unlucky not to get a wicket, Gumms picked up a C&B, Tom bowled accurately and Evans went for 36 in his last 3, with about two shots from the middle of the bat, the rest dirty hacks to the short boundary.

Jordan Daly was active in the field with a direct hit to get rid of a bat who looked dangerous and also throwing in accurate returns on two other occasions to effect two more run outs.
Kaye (23) and Gummer (115no from 140) started brightly. When Tom was dismissed from a gently full toss they had cruised to 50 from 11 overs. Cole (66no from 91) joined Adam and they went about ensuring we did not have any collapse. Adam’s innings was an excellent example of occupying the crease, not taking any risks and on the flat surface you are always going to have run scoring opportunities present themselves and he cashed in whenever they did. He may it look very easy. Coley was streaking away at times from the other end and his time in the middle will do him good. More or less chanceless these two put on 176 unbroken to see us home in the 44th over.
An easy win as it turned out. Surprising Norths left their aggression to the last 10 overs given the wickets in hand and the placid pitch.
Although we are on a winning streak at the moment the table is still congested as everyone else is winning. We are 2nd on quotient and just a loss away from 7th spot. Let’s get to training and have a good hit this week if you missed out on a bat this weekend.


4th Grade – Manly 204 (J. Carden 52, Z. Trewartha 33) def. North Sydney 189 (J. Carden 3/24, J. Graham 2/47, W. Outred 2/55)

Turning up to Graham’s reserve, captain Josh Peterson lost the toss and we sent in on what seemed to be a flat hard deck. Norths bowled well to pick up the early wickets of the openers, however leaked consistent sundries to keep the run rate flowing at a steady pace. Jake Carden (52) and Jack Pickering (16) steady the ship with positive and mature batting, both boys continue to show their promise and are exciting to watch. Zach Trewartha (33) came in at the end, striking the ball in typical Trewartha fashion to push the score to 204.

Knowing the task ahead of us, each of us were determined to see the result through. We got off to a good start with Jake picking up two early wickets. The Norths captain combined with the number four to put on 107, however the Tahs toiled hard as a group with Will Outred making the break through quickly followed Joe Graham picking up the vital wicket of the captain. From there wickets came frequently with Zach throwing down the stumps for a run out (to the relief of the captain’s hard toil at Thursday night training). As well as Jake taking his third wicket, to round a very strong personal performance. The last wicket came in the 47th over from the bowling of Sam Alexander, to bowl Norths out for 189.

6 points! Go Manly!

Max Burgess

5th Grade – Manly 5/190 (B. D’Arcy 83, J. Edwards 63) def. North Sydney 187 (J. Wood 3/46, B. Kittlety 2/35)

We lost the toss at Tunks Park and were asked to field. Ben (2-38 off 9) and Joel (3-46 off 10) opened the bowling and Joel picked up the first wicket. Soon after Ben picked up 2 in 2 balls and was unlucky not to get a hat trick after an LBW shout was turned down. Jacob (1-10 off 5) and Alex (1-22 off 6) continued to build pressure eventually grabbing one each. Ryan (0-19 off 10) bowled well without luck whilst Isaiah (2-38 off 10) grabbed 2. We bowled them out in the 50th over for 187 with Joel getting 2 late wickets. Probably 20-30 more runs than they shouldve but we were confident of chasing it down.

Maso and Billy opened up and got us off to a good start before maso fell for 14. Enter debutant jack edwards. The debutant combined with Billy for a 121 run partnership. Billy ended up on 83 after anchoring our innings and playing some great shots. Jack brought up his 50 but fell soon after. A great innings for his first grade game. At 3-174 we looked home but a couple of quick wickets lifted North Sydney. Jimmy with 12 not out hit the winning runs and we were home. A good win for us versing the team coming second.

Also a massive congrats to Maso who took his 100th catch for the club as well. He was a panther all day in the field and showed what experience can do.

Alex Bain


Second Grade turned up to Waverley ready to take on Easts. After losing the toss, we were in the field and looking for early wickets among other things (Nick was searching for a park, while Dyl Marshall was on the look out for an RTA to renew his car rego). Mickey Visser (1-30) and Nick (2-32) opened up and set the trend for the day. Both of the boys built pressure and bowled consistent maidens. Before their first spells were done, each had a much deserved wicket. 2-40. The skipper then turned to Luke (2-36) and Pughy (1-15) who continued the good work. LG picked up the third wicket before Dylan (2-45) came on and bowled a terrific spell which saw him claim 2 crucial wickets. We had Easts up against the ropes at 5/75. Faz (1-26) and Gainsy (0-3) also bowled extremely well on either side of the tea break.


 It didn’t seem to matter who was bowling, the pressure was always on. East battled all day and never really managed to get their run rate over 1.5. I think the stat that sums up the day best is that we managed to bowl 32 maidens in the innings! A phenomenal effort on a flat deck. Although the 9th wicket managed to add just over 50 and put us slightly under pressure, it was all Manly on day 1. Easts 9/194 before an early declaration. Hats off to the bowling group for bouncing back after a disappointing game last week.


Jarrod and Gums then managed to survive a tough 9 over period without being troubled. The good guys are 0-10 and on the hunt for 6 points.

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