Another great weekend for the Manly Warringah Waratahs as the first 3rd of the season is almost at an end.
Brewer Shield and PGs both continued their great momentum of recent weeks with great victories to keep them near the top of the ladder.
But it was the Men’s effort on Saturday that had everyone talking. We took 1st Innings points already in M1s, M2s, M4s and M5s, with M3s racking up 337 at the end of the days play.
All teams are beautifully placed for victory next weekend.
Our Brewer Shield girls had a great Sunday session, completely dominating Gordon to win by 6 wickets. Darcey Whiteley was the star with 4 wickets. The win continues the sides great form. PGs also had a great win on Sunday.
Unfortunately W2s and W3s were outclassed by St George-Sutherland and Parramatta, and W1s continued their stop-start nature of the season with a draw after rain drenched the ground after the first 2 overs.
Plenty of choices once again this week, but we have decided to give our 4 Pines Men’s PLay8er of the Week to Lachlan Charles for his superb 85 in 3rd Grade on Saturday
Lachlan had limited opportunities in the first few rounds, but has been able to spend a fair bit of time in the middle over the last few weeks, showing what a quality cricketer he is.
Darcey Whiteley is this weeks Seadrift Distillery Women’s Player of the Week. She was instrumental in setting up her Brewer Shield side for a big win. Opening the bowling. Darcey bowled 4 maidens in her 6.4 overs, proving her bowling is frugal as well as deadly.
Congrats Darcey on a great display.
he 1s boys turned up to a slightly green looking Manly Oval wicket on what was a beautiful sunny day.
The coin fell in the favour of Hawkesbury and they chose to bat. As per usual, Ryan Hadley and Mickey Edwards started the opening spell with high class and intent with their attacking lengths picking up both openers early. Jack and Jake then came on first change and kept the pressure on leaving them 4-40 at the break. Consistent bowling post lunch from all parties kept the pressure on at all times and eventually they were all out for 120 as Jack finished with 5, Mickey with 3 and Hads and Joel Davies 1 each.
Joel Foster and Ahillen Beadle got us off to a great start with bat in what can sometimes be a difficult run chase. An opening stand of 70 meant the following batters in Jay, Jack, and Farrell had easy work to pass the total. AB finished with a classy 62 and Foz with 34. The final score 3-154.
Looking forward to next week and hopefully bagging the 10 points.
he lads rolled into Atmosphere Park more commonly known as Grahams, for day one against the Hawks. Skipper Andrew Jamieson proceeded to do the worst coin toss of all time and lost, we were bowling on what we thought would be a flatty.
Tom Kaye and Josh Seward opened up and bowled great line and lengths to build pressure from the start, with the deck offering a bit more movement than anticipated. Hawkesbury were 0-17 after 15 overs with it now being a patience game to get the ball rolling.
Enter SCG specialist Andrew Jamieson. After the pressure built from the two opening bowlers, Jamo came on and controversially hit the pegs, seaming it both ways in a spell only described as Vernon Philanderesque. Jamo had overall figure of 5-43 off 12 overs, complimented by all the other bowlers, with Seward also finishing with figures of 3-35 off 16 overs. Big mention to champagne loving Brynn Mendel who finished the day cleanly with 6 dismissals in his return behind the stumps.
Having bowled Hawkesbury out for 150 and having 46 overs left in the day Manly had their eyes on getting 6 points as quickly as possible. Brynn and Benny got us off to a perfect start, backing their ability and sending the bad balls to the boundary. Putting on 60 for the opening wicket in no time at all. We lost Brynnsanity for a well-made 42 and Ben (20) and Daly not long after.
Sully and Isaiah came in together at a tough point in the game needing 80 to win on a deck that was offering some seam movement still. Both kept playing aggressive brands of cricket and put on 60 in what was a very important partnership, both losing their wicket attempting to take the game on for the team.
Some cowboying from SCG specialist Jamieson, Hole and Kaye got the Tahs to 213 off 37 overs. We declared and TKaye picked up an important wicket before the end of play, leading still by 40 runs.
Overall, another great day for 2s and the club.
ong of the Day – Fantasy by Mariah Carey
After an exciting Friday night watching Sam Hole hit catching practice off half trackers, we went on the expedition to the scented lowlands of Benson’s Lane against Hawksbury. Coytey was home.
Sammy won the toss, electing to bat on a pitch that resembled a highway.
Sammy (16), continuing his form from the SCG, hit another half tracker straight up, which enabled the in-form Lachlan Charles to the crease with minimal pad rash.
Charles and Lachlan Coyte (51) steadied the ship, with a defiant 50 from Coytey, lovely straight bat shooting but departing shortly after.
Charlesy and Zach looked solid despite the most difficult session of bowling we’ve had this season. Zach decided he didn’t want to sweat any longer and snicked one behind, with Charlesy scoring his second 50 of the season a couple of overs after, finishing up on 83. Well batted Charlesy.
Keeping in the spirit of batting in pairs, Andrew Boulton and Josh Cooper were sailing away with Boults notching up a 60 and Coops out for 23, Boults was out next over.
Sunshine and Schwebs at the crease, with 260-270 on the board, wanting to get to 300, Sunshine was given the green light and boy did he deliver, 53* off 23, bringing up his half-century with a 6 into Dural leaving the opposition scrambling for a new ball. Schwebs ended up on a run a ball 18 supporting Matthew very well.
We ended up on 337 and Matthew Sunshine hits bombs, confirmed.
Special mention to Zach and Charlesy for being patient and allowing Sunshine to come in and bomb them.
th Grade Arrived at Mike Pawley oval with plans to build on the terrific start to the season. Andrew “The Doc”Rochford won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Evan Dunnachie and The Doc started off proceedings beautifully getting 2 wickets each in the first spell the have Hawkesbury 4-41. We bowled exceptionally well dismissing them for 105 in 40 overs. Rochy ended up with 4-27. Evan 2, Fraser 2, Lachie 1 and Hayden 1.
In reply, Dom and Oscar started off proceedings in the hope to chase down the runs before the end of play. They both made starts but credit to Hawkesbury, they bowled exceptionally well dismissing them early.
Enter Jake Hutchings and the new Pom on the block nick “Riggsy” Riggs. Both of them made batting look effortless on what was a tricky deck with the new ball. Riggsy ending up with 54* overnight and Jake 26. Manly chased down the total with 2 overs to go in the day snatching up the 6 points.
Big week next week with 4 more points up for grabs.
kipper Reiley Dunlop lost the toss on a nice wicket in some hot conditions at Hawkesbury and we bowled first.
Manly got off to a great start with James Waddington taking 3 and Will Mathewson taking 1 in the opening spell.
The wickets continued as Ollie Melville took 4 and Beau Keely with 1. Finally, to finish the innings Luke Watts took a wicket with his first ball for the club! Hawkesbury were all out for 60.
In our batting inning we lost a few early wickets until Keelan Mendel and Preston Lee controlled the innings putting on more than 50 runs for the 6th wicket partnership. Keelan continued to bat well and got past 50 again, he then rolled on with James Waddington to finish the day on 77*, and Manly finishing with 5/138 in Day 1.
ontroversial Comment: David Philips is a mess. Let’s restore it to its glory days.
The idea of having Brynn Mendel, Lachlan Coyte and Joel Davies as your top three when playing at such a small ground and despite the possibility of rain, thunder and lightning, Joel won the toss and elected to bat.
UNSW started well and immediately put us under pressure with their scaling analysis of Brynn and Lachie’s inability to hit boundaries…. “digging a hole” I believe was the phrase”. Well after the 4th over of the day went for 12 with 3 Mendel boundaries the boys were on their way. Brynn hit 42 off 34 with 6 4’s and 2 6’s.
From their Coyte took over the scoring and after the quick losses of Davies and Boulton, Lachie and yours truly worked away at rebuilding a partnership. Coyte finishing his innings with a well made run a ball 78 defeating Brynn by hitting 6 4’s and 3 6’s. Bam.
After I fell for another classic 33 run start that could’ve been Manly fell into a little slump. Eventually being reignited by Evan Dunnachie and Lachlan ‘levers’ Trewartha. Manly all out for 254 after 48 overs.
The bowling innings began well with tight lines by myself and Evan with the latter claiming the key wicket of the UNSW captain. From there Andrew Boulton injected himself taking 3 prize top orders wickets and by that point the writing was on the wall.
UNSW inching their way to 159 all out with Boulton the pick of the bowlers taking 4. Seriously comprehensive all round victory with an excellent bowling and fielding performance and glimpses of a batting attack that can give the best that u21s has to offer a run for their money.
One week off and then another two round with Manly looking to gain a long awaited finals berth and hitting that period with momentum.
n an overcast day, the rain made a brief appearance but a full 50 over a side match down at Manly Oval was to proceed. W2’s were to play their first one day match of the season, taking on the table-topping Parramatta in an attempt to climb up the ladder with a win. W2’s successfully won the toss and elected to field first.
The bowling opened with Molly Kidd and skipper Mia Nel who displayed strong overs by restricting Parramatta to a couple of runs each over. Parramatta then started to loosen up and increase their runs and after 25 overs they had a score of over 110 runs without losing a single wicket.
Suddenly the rain made an appearance and the covers had to be put on quickly, delaying the game by an additional 30 minutes. Thankfully after coming back on, no overs were lost and the game successfully carried on. It wasn’t until the end of the 26th over where Sallie Molyneux took an overhead catch, dismissing the opening batter and securing the first wicket of the game to off-spinner Jasmin Wilson.
As the overs progressed Molly and Mia were both bowled out their quota. Molly ended up with 0/22 with one maiden, and Mia with 0/29 both efficient and effective results that exhibit their strong bowling abilities.
Another 10 overs passed and Manly secured their second wicket through a direct hit run-out by Emily Hatfield, who not only dismissed the other opening batsman, but also made her debut for W2s. Slowly but surely, Manly gained some wickets when spinners Sally and Jasmin were brought on, and both took 3 wickets each. This included a caught and bowled by Sallie, an amazing one handed catch by Jasmin and a high grasp from Emily Horstead.
Emily was also able to use her pace to bowl some tight overs until an injury led her to stop halfway during her 7th over, leading to Cam Pryor coming on to finish her over. Cam was able to take a wicket through a quick bowl hitting leg stump, this being her debut wicket for W2s.
With only two wickets to get Brooke Frew was put on and took a wicket with her first ball through a quick catch by the skipper at short cover, and only gave away 1 run in her over. An excellent result in a tight situation. With the full 50 overs completed, Parramatta obtained a score of 9/170, with Manly being sent in to bat to chase 171.
Openers Emily and Brooke made their way to the pitch, with Emily securing her first run off the first ball, initiating the start of a challenging chase. Brooke was unfortunately caught on the last ball of the first over, allowing Parramatta to take their first wicket in a very early stage of the innings.
First drop was skipper Mia who started to rotate the strike with Emily and deliver some strong batting against the opening bowlers, slowly collecting the runs for Manly. At the beginning of the 11th over, Mia was run-out, with Nat Guyot coming in at second drop, playing her first game of W2s for the season after time spent playing for a club in England.
Nat and Emily were able to defend well against the opening bowlers, which gave an advantage to Manly in order to score more runs against the new bowlers, and restrict Parramatta from taking another wicket.
However, Manly fell short to another run out, dismissing Nat and sending wicket keeper Stephanie Hughes into bat. For a solid 10 overs, Emily and Steph started pushing hard for the runs where Steph hit a couple boundaries, allowing Manly to be ahead of the run rate than Parramatta. Parramatta then dismissed Emily by a high catch, for a score of 36 runs, an essential and well done result from Emily.
Molly Kidd entered the strike zone utilising a few balls to settle in but then also was dismissed by a catch over point. Emily Hatfield came in to bat where herself and Steph started going strong again until Steph was caught. With only two wickets left to get, Cam and Emily had to try and gain these runs against the strong fielding Parramatta.
After losing another wicket, it was up to Emily and Sarah Gordon to win the game for us. After a few overs of strong batting and quick singles between the overs, an unfortunate run out led to Parramatta securing the win, beating Manly by 33 runs. Manly had a strong chase, but fell a bit short, being bowled out for 138 runs.
Next week it’s on again against Bankstown.
3 Points – Jasmin Wilson
1 Point – Sallie Molyneux
1 Point – Emily Horstead
1 Point – Steph Hughes
fter last week’s bye, the Manly girls were keen to take on the St George-Sutherland Slayers for our first 40 over game of the season.
VC Sallie took the reins for the day, won the toss and elected to bat.
Unfortunately the Slayers bowled us all out for 76 in the 38th over. Not the best total to defend but some highlights from our innings were Steph (17) hitting a sensational 6, Olivia (12) on debut for W3s, CP (11), Mason (5) hitting a 4 on her first ball, and Sophia (13*).
As coach Matt said, all we had to do now was bowl tight, field even tighter and suffocate the runs.
We got an early wicket in the first over (bowled by Jaime, run-out by Emma) but sadly no more fell and the Slayers had reached their goal of 77. They chose to bat on for the extra points.
The next two wickets came off skipper Sal’s bowling, one in the 18th over (caught behind by WK Steph), and then another in the 24th over (caught by Jaime). In the 29th over Emma caught and bowled the next batter. Then in 31st over Olivia got her 1st wicket in senior cricket, and Slayers called it a day at 5/152.
3 points – Olivia Champion
2 points – Sophia Chick
1 point – Sallie Molyneux
rewers headed to Killara for their Round 6 match against Gordon. With the clouds threatening, our captain Caitlin du Preez lost the toss and Manly were sent in to field. Darcey Whiteley and Sophie Lowry opened the bowling, keeping things tight and putting pressure on the Gordon openers from the outset. Darcey made a brilliant caught and bowled in her second over and quickly followed up with a direct hit of the stumps for her second wicket.
With the team keen to support each other, everyone was on their toes in the field when Caitlin managed two quick wickets with some great hands behind the wicket from Ash Karcher and a great catch from Hannah Moss in the field. Jaz James came in to bowl, taking two wickets at one end and Arabella Handley proving to be too quick at the other end. Ari’s spell saw her bowl 4 maidens from her 5 overs. The team’s fielding was strong which helped keep Gordon’s score low with a diving, one-handed catch by Jaz James off Hannah’s bowling being a good display of what these girls can do.
Finishing off the innings, Darcey took a further 2 wickets and Caitlin her third bringing their figures to an amazing 4 w for 3 runs for Darcey and Caitlin 3 w for 17 runs with Gordon only managing 63 runs in total.
With a stop for some rain and an early lunch, Manly came out to bat confident that we could meet the target. Caitlin and Bella opened the batting with a steady start. Gordon tried putting pressure on but didn’t manage a breakthrough until the 6th over with Caitlin out LBW. After holding out to the opening bowlers, Bella was finally out stumped. Hannah and Sophie Lowry kept the runs ticking over. Ash Karcher then came to the crease and partnered well with Jaz, bringing the game home for a tidy win within 21 overs.
A great display of team work girls, with the game set up with our bowling and fielding. Let’s keep this going!
3 Points Jaz James (plus some of Chelsea McLerie’s 18th birthday cake!)
2 Points Darcey Whiteley
1 Point Caitlin du Preez