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Mehta, Foster and Herd spearhead good weekend for top grades – Weekend Wrap 10th/11th December 2022

Another quality weekend of cricket for the Raydel Manly Warringah Waratahs with 5 from 8 victories across both our Women and Men.

Our top 4 Grades for the Men came away with the points, as did our Women’s 1st Grade side with a nail biting 1 run win.

Plenty of runs across the board with Mehta, Foster, Moss, Mendel and Raymond all hitting half centuries, with wickets to Herd, Wigney, Kaye and Crawford.

Go Manly!

4 Pines Male Player of the Week

Joel Foster - 124

As Jay says, it’s so good to have Fozza back from his overseas journey this season. His maturity over the last few years has been great to see, and he is really developing into a top quality 1st Grade batter.

He was superb on Saturday in 1st Grade innings, pacing himself well before exploding at the the end to hit a magnificent hundred. A well deserved 4 Pines Player of the Week.

Seadrift Distillery Female Player of the Week

Shivani Mehta - 59

Shivani Mehta takes out this weeks Seadrift Distillery Women’s Player of the Week. Her 59 was what the 1st Grade side built their innings around. Shivani seems to be at her best when her team needs her most, and she did that on Sunday. Only 2 boundaries in her innings which shows how hard she worked.

Congrats Shiv.

Men's First Grade

Manly-warringah 8/279 (J. foster 124, m. brewster 37, j. lenton 36, r. Farrell 34) def. Easts 196 (e. herd 5/48, j. carden 2/29)


ay had no hesitation in batting after he won the toss on a what looked like a batting friendly wicket out at Bondi. The boys were looking to remain undefeated in the competition.

Brew and Joel got us off to the perfect start, seeing out the first 10 overs before we lost brewman for a quick fire 30. Joel continued on throughout the whole of our innings, ultimately bringing up a magnificent 100 with a few overs to go. Foz batted with patience and cashed in at the end with some great power hitting, an all round performance. Small contributions throughout the innings from brew, Jay, Faz and some flare from hads at the end helped us get to 280. A very competitive total.

Hads once again got us on the front foot with an early wicket. The east batsmen put on two small partnerships for the next two wickets, with ping claiming the big scalp of Robson to really put us in pole position at 3-100 off 25 overs. From here, we took wickets at regular intervals, mostly in part because of Mr Elliot Herd, who managed to claim his first 5 wicket haul for first grade. Elliot bowled tremendously well and thoroughly deserved his 5fa. Elliot has had to play second fiddle for most of the year as the big quicks have run a muck, so to have him stand up on the weekend is exciting for us moving forward!

Final scores: Manly 8-279 plays Easts 199, narrowly missing out on a bonus point victory

3 Points – Joel Foster
2 Points – Elliot Herd
1 Point – Jake Carden

Ryan Farrell

Men's Second Grade

Easts 8/180 (t. kaye 3/34, j. wigney 3/40, a. boulton 2/23) def. by manly-warringah 5/181 (b. mendel 48, j. daly 46*, l. coyte 33, b. Bryant 26)


he day was set, breaky at The Butchers Cafe, freshly cut grass on Manly Oval and a beautiful hard green top prepared. Perfect for the return of one day cricket against strong rivals Easts.

At the toss Andrew Jamison backed his bowlers and after winning the toss decided to send the visitors in to bat. An exceptional start with the ball saw Kaye take a wicket in his first over, setting the tone for the Tahs bowling innings.

Kaye then continued to show a very impressive first up spell bowling his 10 straight and ending with figures of 3 for 34.

In came debutant Andrew Boulton who showed exactly why he’s a name to watch in future years and grades. Following the class of the Boulton name was Josh wigney with the figures of 3 for 40 off his respected 10 overs.

With the Tahs restricting Easts to 180 off their 50 overs.

Entering the Byant, Mendal opening partnership to get the Tahs off to a convincing start to set the tone. After Bryant was dismissed Mendal then continued his string of form to get to 48 before being dismissed. Coyte and Daly then combined for a 54 run partnership to pave the way for the brilliant Daly to bring up the winning runs and to finish with 46 not out.

The Tahs walking away with 6 points in hand, we now look to take on Penrith back at Manly Oval on Saturday.

3 Points – Tom Kaye
2 Points – Josh Wigney
1 Points – Jordan Daly

Lachlan Coyte

Men's Third Grade

Manly-warringah 8/221 (e. Raymond 59, z. Trewartha 33, m. sunshine 31*) def. Easts 84 (m. sunshine 3/27, m. counsell 3/32, l. kerr 2/3)


The 3rd grade boys were looking to get back into the winners circle with a top of the table clash against Easts at Trumper park. After a disappointing loss last week, Manly was sent into bat on a tricky wicket but on an outfield that was bound to give value for shots.

After an early wicket in the first over, Z. Trewartha (38) and L. Charles (25) steadied the ship and got the Manly boys to a respectable 1/50 off the first 10 overs. A numerous amount of times the phrase “don’t cut it” was mentioned, however both batsmen proceeded to play the cut shot, leading to the Manly boys being 3/60 at the first drinks.

A few quick wickets then fell after the break leading to 5/80 which brough E Raymond (58) and J. Hutchings (20) to the crease. The lads saw off a pretty tough period of the game whilst ticking the score over. E. Raymond doing what he does best was shortly broken which introduced M. Sunshine into the game.

Not much needs to be said, as Sunshine does what he does and hit a few boundaries on a small oval. L. Kerr continued the hitting and made a very important (20) with M. Counsell also depositing some BIG bombs onto the hill and continued his purple patch of form getting the boys to a respectable score of 220.

The boys knew they had to bowl well. And that they did. Counsell (3) and Sunshine (3) both creating chances early and before to long, the Manly boys had Easts 4/30. The boys even echoed the phrase “don’t cut it” in the field to the new batsmen which fell on deaf ears as the Manly bowlers continued to run riot creating chances behind the wicket.

N. Prowse (1) continued the good work and took a few handy poles, as well as L. Kerr (2) cementing his bowling average taking 2 wickets in his first over before kindly handing the job over to the other bowlers.

Manly finishing the game bowling Easts out of 84 securing a very handy bonus point victory and extending our lead at the top of the ladder.

3 Points – Matt Sunshine
2 Points – Ellis Raymond
1 Point – Michael Counsell

Lachlan Charles

Men's Fourth Grade

Manly-warringah 5/205 (k. mendel 92*, d. wheeler 68) def. easts 177 (h. Williams 4/24, a. Parkinson 2/24, r. ganeshraj 2/27)


e arrived at a picturesque Graham’s reserve despite the mystery pungent smell (similar to a gas leak). Rochie got us off to the perfect start with the correct flip of the coin and elected to bat first to give this side a different experience of batting first.

Despite what seemed like ideal batting conditions and the sun beaming brightly, it was quite tough with the bat early as their opening bowlers bowled with good pressure and consistency putting a dent into the run rate early. We lost both Lush and Reiley early as a result. However, from here it was the main man Dom Wheeler who stamped his authority on the bowling after weathering the early storm who continued his great form. Enter Keelan Mendel to join Dommy and this was a sight for sore eyes. Keelan also showed why he scored back to back hundreds, remaining patient and attacking the loose balls. The two combined for a large 150 run partnership to put us in a commanding position displaying both touch and power in what was one of the better partnerships you will see. Despite this,  Dom got a little excited by their 7th bowling option trying to take him down town finishing with a very well compiled 68 seeing off the new ball and asserting his authority on the others. Keelan was then joined by the bomb squad of Jack Pickering and Parko who both did their best to get us to 200 and try to get Keelan to 100. Jack played a lovely little cameo with a straight bomb finishing on 13 and Parko got his running pants on in an attempt to get us every last run finishing on a graceful 7 not out. However, the spotlight needs to shine for the great Keelan Mendel who finished with a flawless and almost run a ball 92 not out  with his array of strokes and quality with the bat. All in all, the efforts from the boys got us to 4-203 off our 50 overs which seemed competitive but we knew it wouldn’t be light work if their batting was anything like their bowling.

After a nice break and warm-up, the boys were raring to go in what Rochie determined what the first real challenge of the season. He let his actions do the talking immediately when he got rid of the opening stick with a leading edge caught smartly by Reiley at point. The opening bowlers toiled hard to get the 2nd wicket as the two batsmen looked to play counter-attacking cricket. Fraser toiled hard for the whole day bowling good areas and keeping it tight but was unlucky to not get any wicket finishing with 0-31 off his 9 overs. The Doc also bowled with good guile and was probing all day despite not being able to get another finishing with 1-40 off his 7 overs. The 2nd wicket partnership was now looking formidable and were taking the game away from us with great positive intent. But now enter the destroyer, the wild thing, Hayden Williams as he ripped the game open taking 3 key wickets in his opening spell including both the set batsmen. He sent the stumps cartwheeling for 2 and was helped with an awesome running catch by Lush with the gloves. He was in combination with the ever reliable Melv as he hit his spots and knew what was required of him bowling with good consistency. He bowled a strong spell ensuring the run rate was maintained finishing with 0-30 off his 9 overs. You often here that when you need wickets you bring on the leggie and that’s exactly what the Doc did as Parko came into the attack despite his hammies barely managing to stay in place. Parko bowled an incredibly smart spell taking 2 crucial wickets for us finishing with 2-24 off his 5 overs. The wrong un was one for the ages and I would recommend any of you guys to watch it back on the live stream followed by the windmill celebration. Raja was then brought on as he bowled tightly from one end as we tried to keep the runs controlled to put pressure on the batsmen. There was one more key wicket of their number 4 and Raja was able to get it thanks to a smart catch by Fraser despite making it look harder than it was. Raja finished with 2-27 off his 8 overs as he got another one trapping a batsmen in front. With the dolphins needing about 30 with 5 overs to go. Enter Hayden Williams again to finish off the deal trapping the number 11 in front and getting us those crucial 6 points. Hayden was the star with the ball finishing with 4-24 off his 8 overs. Special mention must go to Oscar Lucius who kept out of this world, especially upto the stumps off Melv and deserves any recognition he can get.

Overall, it was a hard fought day of cricket with the game swaying back and forth. However, we were able to keep our nerve and take home the 6 points to extend our lead at the top of the table. As Rochie likes to say, it doesn’t matter who we are playing against we will just beat them on the day. Hopefully with this mindset, we should continue strongly towards the break.

3 Points – Keelan Mendel
2 Points – Hayden Williams
1 Point – Dom Wheeler

Raja Ganeshraj

Men's Fifth Grade

Easts 186 (p. day 3/27, b. Kelley 2/42) def. manly-warringah 156 (j. donnan 54, b. Kelley 25)


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Women's First Grade

Manly-warringah 170 (S. Mehta 59, M. turik 23, A. hutt 22) def. parramatta 169 (k. Crawford 3/30, e. thatcher 2/24, m. turik 2/25)


fter a disappointing morning for all English football (soccer) fans, Women’s first grade were raring to go and come back from a string of defeats. Captain Mikaela won her second toss of the season and we decided to have a bat.

Annie and Charlie got us off to a good start with the bat, leaving us 39 for 1 at drinks. This platform allowed us to create good partnerships throughout the middle overs with Mik scoring 29 and Shiv delivering a fabulous 59 runs to allow us to finish on 170ao after 49.5 overs.

The second innings was where the magic really happened. With little room for error, the Tahs were ready to go with Emma and Mik bowling tight lines leaving Parramatta 2-22 after the first 10.

Parramatta started to rebuild with a good partnership forming, manly needed a wicket. With a one handed catch that will be talked about for years to come (not bias I promise), Soph broke the partnership. With Murdoch batting well (finishing on 74), Manly continued to stay positive with some great spells of bowling from Kristie and Soph, a couple of good catches and direct hit run out, Parramatta required just 20 runs off the last 5 overs.

With Emma (2-24), Mik (2-35), Soph (1-26) and Kristie (3-30) all bowled out, it was left to Annie to bowl the final over. After the 5 penalty runs were added (ball hit helmet, this game had everything), Parramatta required 6 runs to win, one wicket in hand.

1st ball- ball hit through cover for 2, umpire signals one short (I told you this game had everything) 2nd ball- ball hit to cow, missed run out opportunity at the bowlers end, 2 scored 3rd ball- dot 4th ball- 1 run, number 11 now on strike, 2 to win 5th ball- hit straight back to the bowler, Annie calmly (ish) picked the ball up and made the run out at the non strikers end!

An amazing game and a great team performance, a game that will be remembered for a long time to come.

2 Point- Emma Thatcher
1 Point- Shivani Mehta
1 Point- Mikaela Turik
1 Point- Kristie Crawford
1 Point- Annie Hutt

Emma Thatcher

Women's Second Grade

Manly-warringah 5/103 (e. henry 26, n. guyot 25) def. by Gordon 3/104


fter a great win last week against Penrith we were looking to do the same against Gordon in this weeks T20 at Killara Park.

Mia won the toss and elected to bat. Eliza and Mia made a good start to the innings.

There was some great batting on display helping us get 5-103 off our 20 overs, Eliza 26, Nat 25 and Bella 23*.

After a good innings we were hoping to contain Gordon and take another win. Eliza and Molly taking the new ball built the pressure on Gordan with a pace and spin duo. As Gordon started to build a partnership there was a breakthrough with Molly taking a catch off Eliza’s bowling soon followed by a stumping by Ash off Mia’s bowling. Liv Champion contributed with a clean bowl in the 11th over. With some good batting by Gordon they reached our total at 16.3 overs 3-104

A disappointing loss this week but the girls will bounce back for another T20 against Uni’s !!

3 Points – Eliza Henry
2 Points – Nat Guyot
1 Point – Mia Nel

Molly Kidd

Women's Third Grade

St. George-Sutherland 2/116 def. manly-warringah 7/65 (I. zovi 24)


hird grade headed out to Gannon’s park on Saturday, losing the toss and being sent out to bat.

Chloe Amanda-Bailey and Bella Zovi opened the batting. Chloe made 13 runs before unfortunately being dismissed in the 9th over. Sophie Beukers came in third, bringing in a run. Bella and Renee Hough had an excellent partnership, with Renee getting 15 runs off 15 balls. Bella got dismissed, but brought a valuable 26 runs to the scoreboard. Sallie came in to face 3 balls, then Emma Lyon came in to partner with Renee. Renee was then unfortunately dismissed, and after this only 4 runs were added to the total. At the end of the 1st innings, Manly was 7-65.

After the break, we were back out to field. Sophia Chick started the innings with a maiden over. Sallie Molyneux brought her great off spin to the pitch, this bowling partnership keeping the runs low for the first 5 overs. The overs went by without any wickets, and St George were starting to bring in the runs. Annabelle Gilbert took the first wicket, bowling out the batter. A few overs later, Renee got the second wicket, bowled. Also a shout out to Sophie Beukers for some great keeping throughout the match. Although we defended right to the end, we were outplayed as the Sutherland batters performed much better than us on the day. St George Sutherland’s finished with 2-116.

3 Points – Sophie Beukers
1 Point – Renee Hough
1 Point – Bella Zovi
1 Point – Sophia Chick

Mason White

Brewer Shield

Manly-warringah 4/98 (m. moss 42, c. du preez 24) def. by st. George-sutherland 6/99 (l. hughes 2/20)


n a warm and humid day, the brewers girls made their way down to the familiar Grahams to play St George Sutherland for another T20 match. Caitlin confidently won the toss and chose to bowl on what looked like a great pitch for our fast bowlers.

After a solid warm up, we were all excited to get the game going. The opening bowlers, Darcey and Lara immediately put the pressure on the opening batters. In the 4th over, Lara cracked the St George opening partnership. After a few more solid overs from Lara and Darcey, Caitlin brought on the first bowling change of the match, bringing Jazzy into the attack. After only a few balls, Jazzy made the next breakthrough. Throughout the middle overs of the game, St George started to gain some momentum. In the 15th over, Caitlin entered the attack and broke the partnership. Towards the end of St Georges innings, manly kept it tight and kept St George to a total of 6-99.

Hannah and Caitlin went into open the batting, confident that they could chase down the runs. Hannah and Caitlin went steadily through the first 14 overs, turning over the strike with good intent to score. However, Caitlin was run out in the 15th over. Hannah was still going strong, keeping the runs ticking over. We then lost Hannah who was on 42 and 2 other quick wickets, making the crowd extremely tense. Jamie and Charlotte were at the crease for the final 2 overs and they needed to score quickly. After a solid bowling performance by St George in the 18th over, the pressure was mounting. After the 19th over, manly were on 92, we needed 8 to win off the final over. In the end, the game went right down to the last ball, with manly needing 3 off the last ball. Unfortunately, we ended 4-98. It was a great effort from all the girls!

3 Points – Hannah Moss
2 Points – Lara Hughes
1 Point – Caitlin Du Preez

Charlotte Croll