A weekend of hard fought cricket saw the Waratahs tackle Campbelltown, Gordon and Illawara in the Women’s, and Mosman and Sutherland in the Men’s.
Unfortunately our Women weren’t able to match recent week with loss in W1s, W2s and W3s. While W3s lost fairly comprehensively, W1s and W2s both took the game deep but our batting lineups were just not able to put on the big scores that get the big results.
Brewers however dominated Illawarra down South, getting back on the winning path and staying near the top of the ladder.
The games are fairly even against Mosman in the Men’s with some poor batting letting us down late in the day, but still a solid chance of winning all matches next weekend. PGs put in a solid performance against Sutherland to book themselves a Quarter Final birth with 1 Round to go.
For the second week in a row, Ryan Hadley is our 4 Pines Men’s Player of the Week. Normally we favour players who have not received the award of late, but there was no way we could award it to anyone else.
One again Hads bowled long spells of sustained pace. In Fact the last 2 weeks he has bowled 17 overs. It’s a fair workload but when he’s taking wickets we just can’t get the ball out of his hand.
Great work again Ryan.
Isabella Zovi takes out this weeks Seadrift Distillery Women’s Player of the Week for her half century in Brewer Shield’s big victory over Illawarra.
Isabella batted with plenty of patience to make sure the Tahs posted a big score, her 50 coming off 85 balls with 7 boundaries. SHe was the mainstay of the batting line-up, making sure we had enough runs to post an easy victory.
Congratulations to Isabella.
irst Grade headed into round 6 against local rivals, Mosman, after a huge outright victory over Hawkesbury the round prior and the chance to keep our unbeaten record intact. Skipper Lenton lost the toss and the trend continued as the Whales elected to bat first and Manly would have to chase.
It was another slowish wicket as the Mosman openers got off to a solid start, the nature of the conditions meant that Elliot Herd got a chance a little earlier than expected and was effective from the off grabbing the crucial first wicket thanks to a great diving catch from Jacob O’Sullivan at point. The dry conditions meant that reverse swing was bound to come into play and with Mosman cruising at 1/80, opening bowler Ryan Hadley was brought back into the attack to try and extract and swing. What happened next was unbelievable. With great pace and swing, Hadley produced one of the best spells of fast bowling in the club’s history as he tore through the Mosman batting lineup taking an incredible 8/48 which saw Manly dismiss the Whales for 140 just before tea.
With 48 overs left in the day, there was plenty of cricket to be played against a classy bowling attack from Mosman. After losing Foster early, Brewster and Lenton consolidated the innings before the skipper held out at deep backward square for 16. After that, Manly couldn’t gain momentum with Mosman taking wickets just as the Tahs looked to get on top. Manly finished Day 1 at 7/108 needing 33 runs for the win with Vumbaca and Hadley the current not-out batsmen.
Day Two awaits in what will be a gripping contest.
nd Grade made the arduous journey across The Spit to take on the well-fancied Whales in a contest between the two past respective Premiers. Spicy indeed. Pre-game chat amongst the press gallery was focused on a pair of big additions to the squad; 3rd grade captain S.Hole’s historic debut in a grade that attracts spectators, and the Return of the King – Mr Sweet. Chilli. Willy.
After a teary capping ceremony and underwhelming Dragon from the jet-lagged/hungover Willy, Skipper Jamieson called correctly and decided to bat on a grass-covered highway. The whispers in the shed were if we could start well and give ourselves wickets & time late in the day, a BIG score could be on the cards. With anthems sung and lines drawn, S.Hole & Bryant got into their work early, finding the boundary from anything awry to take the score to 31, before Bryant feathered one through to 1st slip to depart for 14.
The pair of Hole’s kept the scoreboard moving nicely, mostly due to young Edmund’s aggression towards the finger-spin, as the debutant (Samuel) battened up the hatches at the other end. What a sight it would’ve been for the family to watch brothers bat together, alas nobody turned up – palpable disappointment could be felt throughout the entire camp.
A sharp spell from Mosman’s 1st change seamer brought the end of E.Hole for 34, as Coyte quickly got into his work either side of the lunch break with a number of cowboy-ish bombs. S.Hole (62) passed the half-century mark with a flurry of boundaries, however a well-seasoned BBQ ended any hopes of a debut-ton. “Don’t be sad it’s over, just be glad it happened at all” he whispered to himself through tears on the dressing room floor. Grade cricket is a cruel mistress.
Mendel joined Coyte, continuing to take the game to the Mosman attack throughout the middle-session. With Manly well placed at ~200/3, Coyte (62) and Mendel (25) quickly departed, leaving Kaye & Trewartha to navigate a sharp pre-tea spell to leave the contest nicely poised at 240/5. The middle-order duo got back into their work after the foodless break, with the objective to take this innings right to the 96th over. Unfortunately, Kaye was adjudged LBW for a crisp 30, before Trewartha departed attempting to the push the tempo for 28.
With 20+ overs to go, Jamieson quickly came and went leaving the young Dhillon & whily-Hicksman to grind us up to a score before stumps. Rhoop played a gem of an innings late in the day, picking his ball and rotating the strike to finish 33*, while Hicks (14) & Wigney (8*) made handy contributions to get us up to a competitive 330/9 dec. late in the day.
Skipper Jamieson made the brave call to have 3 late overs at the Whales, and despite some lovely shapes and balls finding edges – nothing quite went to hand, leaving Mosman 12/0 overnight with it all to play for next week.
Overall a decent day for the Tahs with all batsmen getting in, however a tinge of disappointment in the fact no one could go big and drive home the advantage with a century to get us to 350-400+. Nevertheless, we have it all to play for next week – this 2nd grade business really is as tough as they made it out to be!
ith Skip, Coytey and Zach up in 2s and Charlesy/Coops out gallivanting, we welcomed a few exciting young prospects into the main grade.
Congratulations Keelan Mendel and Jake Hutchings making their main grade debut and a welcome back to Lachlan Kerr and Oscar Lucius.
Schwebs picked up the Skipper’s mantle, losing the toss for a 0% success rate, well done Schwebs, Mosman electing to bat.
We were standing around wondering what Mosman feed their players as they were either 7 foot tall or built like brick-houses. Counsell picking up the first wicket on the third ball, from there we took wickets at fairly regular intervals until they were all out for 166.
Special mention to L. Trewartha for making the number 11 shoulder arms to a fully on middle.
With 166 to get and 35 overs to bat, Schwebs scooped one on the third ball and we equally lost wickets at fairly regular intervals.
We finished the day 5-74 off 35, Sunshine and Lush not out with Lush looking solid and Sunshine looking like Sunshine.
Plenty more to do next week.
he 4th grade fellas arrived at the Rawson Oval with plans to build on a superb start to the season. Rochy won the toss and elected to bowl. Manly were on the money from ball one, Rochy taking a wicket with the first ball of the day as Mosman’s opening batsman played a loose drive well held by Fraser in the corden. This set the tone for the rest of the day, as the Manly seam attack ripped through the Mosman batting line up.
Rochy and Fraser were exceptional with the new ball, rarely straying from a good line and length with some seam movement and occasional variable bounce offered by the pitch. Between them they took 8 wickets, 5 for Rochy and 3 for Fraser. Supported well by a good spell from Hayden who claimed the final 2 wickets. An impressive performance in the field, Mosman were dismissed for 78.
With the bat, Reiley and Dom made a steady start seeing off the new ball with relative ease. Reiley was unable to capitalise on his start when he mis-timed a pull shot and was caught. With the pitch seeming to flatten out and make for good batting conditions, Dom and Nick Rigg built a partnership to take Manly well past Mosman’s total. Rigg was dismissed softly for 70, but Dom made no such mistake as he continued to play beautifully with multiple glorious straight drives. He brought up a fantastic 100 and Manly declared with 208 on the board. Giving us 6 overs to try and take make inroads into Mosman’s batting line-up.
A fantastic piece of fielding from Hayden at backward point gave Manly the breakthrough they were looking for. Diving full stretch to his right to stop the ball and then throw the stumps down, the Mosman opener was dismissed. Despite some testing bowling, no further wickets fell before the close.
Another dominant performance from Manly, we will be looking to finish it off with 10 points next week.
ifth Grade report: On a rare green top wicket with a lot of changes to the side Manly took on Mosman at Mike Pawley. Manly lost the toss and were sent in to bat.
The boys struggled early with dealing with the pitch and struggled to get going. With a bad start drawing a massive collapse early with 7/35. Things weren’t looking good until Will Matheson and Beau Kelley came to the crease to steady the ship. Putting on a much needed partnership to break out of the collapse. Matheson ending up with a patient 25 and Kelley getting 18. This brought us back into the game slightly, but just after the tea break we were all out for 83.
We knew it wouldn’t be an easy wicket to bat on, so our bowlers were consistent hitting lengths and lines to frustrate the batsmen, with an early wicket dismissing the opener. After that Mosman plugged away the total, but Liam Dinan came into the attack taking 3-2 off just 2 overs. With dot pressure leaving Dinan to finish up with figures of 3/11 off 10 overs. A late wicket by Simon Waddington brought the 6th wicket. Mosman finishing 6/74 at the end of the days play.
Will be a fight to take quick wickets next week but hopefully our bowling could get the job done.
Gs lads rocked up to a picturesque grahams wicket, good early win with Joel winning the toss and electing to bat.
With our openers Coyte and B.Mendel getting off to a great start then unfortunately loosing Coytey for 18 Mendel kept up the momentum with a few big 6s, Davies then kept up the strike rate and a few boundaries, both Davies and Mendel brought up their 50s in style, Mendel getting out for 78 and and Davies 67. And Seward going not long after Boulten carried on the tradition and got a lovely 58 with Dunnachie supporting with intent at the other end to finish our batting innings with a generous 34 not out.
A great start to our bowling innings with Seward getting a wicket in the first over, Evan got his first just a few overs after we had a great first session before drinks, from there we were confident in winning and consistently taking wickets. The two youngins Boulton and Dhillon stood out in the bowling attack with 4fa for Dhillon and 3 for Boulton, and the rest were spread out to get Sutherland all out for 152 giving us a lovely bonus point win.
n the second one-day game for Womens 1s, Manly was sent to the field, at an overcast Manly Oval.
The opening bowlers were economical, however as the overs rolled over, the bowlers began bowling back of a length, giving Campbelltown’s opener the opportunity to get in, quickly turning her 50 into 100 runs, well supported by her team. Quick work at the stumps from Katie saw the departure of Campbelltown’s Koski (103), and the wickets began to fall. With a few unlucky calls and tough chances going down in the field, Campbelltown were able to reach 7/241. Lauren with 2 wickets, Emma with 1 and a few run-outs in the field, with Kristie and Laura keeping the bowling tight.
Despite being a green pitch at the start of play, it began to deteriorate, keeping low and unpredictable. Annie and Lauren got off to a quick start, yet the consistent falling of wickets, saw Mik come out and soon anchor the Manly innings. Mik scoring 45 with a handy middle/lower order to help; Charley with 22, Kristie with 29 and Laura with 24. These partnerships meant the run chase began to seem more attainable. Yet the numerous costly LBW’s dismissing Manly’s top/middle order and tight bowling from Campbelltown’s bowling attack saw Manly all out for 190.
With a lot to take away from this week’s loss, the girls look to turn it around for next week’s T20 against Penrith.
3 Points – Kristie Crawford
2 Points – Mik Turik
1 Point – Laura Judson
6:45am on Sunday the alarm goes off. Skipper, Mia wanted us out at Raby at 8:30am, really this should be illegal on a Sunday Morning.
After a long drive out we lost the toss and we’re sent into bat. Nat G and Mia began the innings off well. Unfortunately Mia fell for 17 bringing in Brooke and god was she ready to run. Her speedy legs almost lapped Nat G as they ran 2s. Brooke then got out for 6 bringing in myself and then walking back into the Raby sheds without troubling the scorers. But this allowed Eliza to stroll to the crease, after having a few weeks away due to injury it is safe to say she didn’t lose any form. Nat G and Eliza made a great partnership, Nat finishing on 48 and Eliza finishing on 45. Some last boundary hitting from Ash and Sophie as well as Campbelltown gifting us with 65 extras, Manly finish on 212.
The bowling innings was underway with a defendable total on the board. Eliza opening the bowling and first ball, the batters ran on Molly’s arm (something you shouldn’t do) and the non-striker was out for a diamond duck. The sun came out and Molly was steaming in and she bowled impeccably, Molly sent off the opening batsmen for 1 after a cracking catch from Ash behind the stumps. Campbelltown’s 3rd and 4th batsmen put on an incredible partnership, Mia tried everything but no bowlers could break the partnership. Shortly after passing a century Cambletowns number 3 was dismissed by Brooke, then Brooke dismissed the next batsmen. The wickets started to tumble, we thought maybe we could get a last second victory but unfortunately Campbelltown won the game with 17 balls to spare.
But lucky us we are out to Penrith next week so hopefully we can get a win against them.
3 Points – Eliza Henry
2 Points – Nat Guyot
1 Point – Brooke Frew
t was a lovely sunny Saturday morning and the Manly girls were set to play Gordon at Koola Park.
We lost the toss and Gordon chose to field first.
Captain Renee sent Chloe and Ash in to open the batting. While it seemed like everyone fell around her, Chloe stuck it out at the crease for 18 overs and got the team 32 runs. Our next top batter was Renee with 19 runs. After Renee was caught out the Manly batting line up fell apart and we ended up being all out for 96 in the 25th over.
Hoping to defend those runs Manly went in to field. Gordon had 34 runs when Manly got their first wicket. Unfortunately for us Gordon managed to reach their goal of 97 before we could get anyone else out. And continued to bat the full 40 overs to get a grand total of 180 runs. Despite that the attitude of the Manly girls in the field remained positive right to the end of the match.
3 Points – Chloe-Amanda Bailey
1 Point – Annabelle Gilbert
1 Point – Darcey Whiteley
1 Point – Sophia Chick
n an overcast, warm day, the Manly brewer’s team travelled almost two hours south to Port Kembla to face Illawarra on a pristine pitch and fast-running outfield. The team gathered as Mia DeAngelis and Sophia Randall were presented each with a cap for debuting.
Manly skipper Caitlin DuPreez won the toss and elected to bat, opening alongside Bella Zovi. The team’s goal for batting was to reach 200 runs as a team and bat out the full 50 overs.
The two faced the openers well, but the bails flew and Caitlin was unfortunately dismissed. Arabella Handley went on to steadily raise the run rate, reaching 23 runs for herself before being dismissed. In came Jazzy James, and the girls steadily continued to heighten Manly’s score. A good way through the partnership, people on the sideline started to cheer wildly for Bella Zovi as she had just hit 50 off of 85. After a joyful celebration and a standing ovation, both Jaz and Bella continued to bat strongly.
After a marvellous knock, Bella was caught and she walked off to a tunnel of team members congratulating her 50 runs. Shae Hisket-Jones then came to the crease. Jaz ran between the wickets quickly, however, she was unfortunately stopped, bowled after 45 strong runs off of 55, summoning Darcey to the crease.
Shae added 11 runs to Manly’s score before unfortunately being dismissed, bringing Jaime Loh to the crease. Darcey began strongly and batted well, contributing 11 runs off 19 balls. Darcey was replaced by Olivia Champion. After 15 runs off 22 balls, Jaime was dismissed and the final batter to join the crease was Lara Hughes. Lara and Liv faced the remaining 11 balls, and Manly had surpassed their goal of 200 runs by 9. Manly finished their batting innings at 7-209. Well batted to the girls with a special mention to Bella and Jaz for their individual achievements as well as strong partnership.
The girls then began their warmup to bowl to Illawarra. The opening bowling duo of Darcey and Jaz kept the runs to a minimum, bowling a maiden each to open. Darcey then took two terrific consecutive wickets, one caught by Caitlin at midoff and one clean bowled. The two tied the batters down to 20 runs off 8 overs.
At first change, Caitlin and Lara continued the bowling attack, introducing a pace to spin pattern that continued to challenge the batters. The dynamic of the two worked beautifully as Caitlins bowl lead to a catch behind the stumps after a loud knick and intense appeal. The first change partnership came to an end as Lara and Caitlin bowled consistently to keep Illawarras run-scoring opportunities to a minimum. After two runouts in the field conducted by Shae and Darcey, manly began to pile on the pressure.
Liv then was welcomed to bowl, as Lara continued her spell. On the 4th ball of Liv’s over, the ball was skied and Shae took the catch behind the stumps, piling the pressure on the oppositions middle order batters. Lara’s bowling continued to challenge the batters as very minimal runs were conceded off her bowling, and then led to a fabulous catch at cover taken by Ari. Lara continued to show strength in her bowling after taking another wicket in her 7th over via LBW.
The girls should be commended for the intense appeals, pressuring the batters and umpires.
Darcey was then brought back to the bowling attack to continue the pressure. Lara continued to dominate, clean bowling the next batter in her 8th over. Sophia Randall was then called upon to bowl, conceding little runs. In Lara’s 9th and final over, the ball was skied to Sophia at mid-on, taking a brilliant catch and amounting Lara’s wicket total to 4. Mia DeAngelis then bowled the next over, dismissing Illawaras final batter after a caught and bowled.
Manly celebrated as they secured the win, limiting the opposition to 10-67 runs. Manly then celebrated in the change rooms with a loud and proud rendition of the club song.
The team voted on the 3,2,1s, achievements going to Lara for a stellar bowling performance, Bella for a milestone making knock in the middle, Jaz for a strong batting performance and the fielding mention went to Ari for a great catch and fabulous pressure on the batters. Thank you to Mia DeAngelis and Sophia Randall for stepping up to the occasion in their debuts showing and each taking a wicket. Well done Brewers girls! looking forward to next weeks game.
2 Points – Lara Hughes
2 Points – Bella Zovi
2 Points – Jazzy James