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Merry Christmas and a Happy Weekend for the Waratahs – Weekend Wrap 18th/19th December 2021

A fairly positive final round before the Christmas break for the Raydel Waratahs as we get 6 from 10 victories across both the Men and Women.

We had great wins for both 1st Grade sides to keep them in touch with the top sides. It’s great to see both sides doing well, although for different reasons. For the girls, it’s important we put on a good show in our first season in the top grade as we try to make the finals, and for the boys, it’s been a turbulent season so far due to Big Bash and COVID issues, with close contact withdrawal’s from the side as late as Friday night. But both teams are well set-up for the back end of the season.

Great wins in Men’s 2nd Grade and 5th Grade on Saturday, while our Men’s 3rd and 4th Grade sides, as well as our Women’s 2nd Grade side, all missed golden opportunities for victory.

While we still have some Green Shield matches prior to Christmas, we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.

4 Pines Player of the Week

Ahillen Beadle - 93*

A week after passing 5,000 runs for the Waratahs, Ahillen Beadle wound back the clock with a fantastic 93* in 1st Grade to take our our final 4 Pines Men’s Player of the Week for 2022.

AB has gone up and down the batting order this season, filling in where needed and doing an admirable job. But he hasn’t quite made the most of his starts. But he did on Saturday. he made sure we had a solid base to build our innings from, then handed the reigns over to Joel Davies when it was required. A mature and classy knock from the great man.

Seadrift Distillery Female Player of the Week

Saskia Horley - 48*

Saskia Horley is the Seadrift Distillery Women’s Player of the Week for Round 6 for her commanding performance with both bat and ball against Sydney on Sunday at Drummoyne Oval.

Faced with the uncertainties of Sunday’s wild weather, Saskia delivered tight bowling figures, taking 2/12 off 4 overs, and then led the charge against both the opposition and the rain to score 48 runs off 44 balls and secure a win for Manly. To cap it off, Sas finished the match with a catch and run out to her name as well.

This impressive performance is a sure indicator of Saskia’s great form heading into her upcoming match playing for Scotland. We wish you the best of luck Sas, you make us proud already!

Men's First Grade

Manly Warringah 3-272 (Beadle 93*, Davies 81*, Lammonby 66) def. Bankstown 176 (Herd 3/32, Vumbaca 2/5)

H ot (35 Degrees) and humid conditions on a flat deck at Bankstown Oval to start the One Day Fixture against arch-rivals. Surprisingly, Bankstown elected to bowl first and the Manly boys had a smile on their face to set the tone with Matt Brewster and Tom Lammonby opening the Batting.

Unfortunately, it was 1/9 as M. Brewster (4 runs – Bowled) fell cheaply to a full delivery which nipped back in to take his off pole. However, this pitch was a beauty to bat on during power-play and the Manly boys capitalised on their opportunity.

The talent of Tom Lammonby was on full display and the veteran – Ahillen Beadle laid the platform. A steady century partnership carried the momentum until the unluckiest of run outs caused by the bowler’s hand which deflected back on to the stump at the non- striker’s end which dismissed Lammonby for a well-constructed. 60 runs of 80 balls. This brought in Stand-in Skipper Ryan Farrell to the crease at 2/109 at the 25 over mark.

Bankstown put the brakes with their spinners as the run rate dipped and with another run out (Ryan Farrell – 16 off 26 balls) which led the game in balance at 3/140 from 35 overs. Rookie Joel Davies stepped in and took control immediately and helped Beadle battled through (Old & Fatigued) to set up a grandstand finish.

J. Davies mixed power with finesse to blaze 5 sixers and 7 fours to finish with a destructive 81* off just 50 balls. AB finished with 93 not out to help support his padawan with a century partnership of 132. Manly finished with acompetitive total of 3/272 of their 50 overs. 250 plus runs which looked like par score.

Bankstown didn’t start well as they lost their skipper (Daniel Solway) as late call up Tom Kaye bowled him at 1/28. They lost wickets in regular intervals as Manly bowled smart during powerplay overs. With the score at 4/73, the game was slipping away from Bankstown.  However, with a couple of chances going to M. Singh at the crease, he started guns blazing as he shifted the momentum back in balance.

A game changing dismissal by Ryan Hadley at 5/164 – 26 overs, had their strike batsmen Mansukh Singh bowled for 83 off 60 balls which included 5 sixers and 6 fours.

This set the tone as the bowling unit was superb by Manly and they fought back viciously as pressure was mounting on Bankstown’s middle order and lower order.

All Manly bowlers during this period chipped in and executed their trade and momentum stuck with Manly and Bankstown was all out for 176 off their 31.2 overs. A comprehensive win for the Manly boys.

A clinical display and a strong fightback which covers the strength of the squad this season without their skipper Jay Lenton, Greg West, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards and Ollie Davies.

Special mentions:

Isaiah Vumbaca – This was his first game that he bowled this season with 1st Grade and he managed to take 2 important wickets from just 3.2 overs. He was brought in at a crucial stage of the game and credit to Skipper Ryan Farrell to give him that confidence.

Elliot Herd – Pick of the bowlers as he bowled with maturity and consistently applying pressure during the middle overs. Finished with 3/32 of 8 overs.

Tom Kaye – Called up on Saturday Morning and bowled really well at the top of the innings which was vital to Manly’s victory.

Manly 1st XI is 8th on the ladder leading into the Christmas break on 25 points. **1 win away from 3rd at 31 points.

Manly take on 4th placed St George (30 points) in a One-Day fixture after the new year on Saturday 8th January at Hurstville Oval. Another cracking game!

Let’s keep the ball Rollin’!

3 Points – Ahillen Beadle
2 Points – Joel Davies
1 Point – Elliot Heard

Ahillen Beadle

Men's Second Grade

Manly Warringah 180 (O'Sullivan 52) def. Bankstown 175 (Counsell 2/21, Jamieson 2/28, Gainsford 2/35)

The boys arrived back at Manly Oval to bounce back from the last two disappointing matches. We came up against a Bankstown team full of experience.

We lost the toss but where sent into bat. NES hole opened with Sam Gainsford. Both where out reasonably early with the score at 2-28. Social media star Cameron Merchant was at the crease with Jacob O’Sullivan, the two put the pressure back on the Bankstown bowlers to try and set a platform for our middle to lower order to flourish. Unfortunately no one besides sully really went on with it. Sully was dismissed for 52 with the score at 127.

Our lower order struggled to get going and we finished all out for 180.

We knew early wickets were a must and we did our best to deny ourselves any success, with 3 dropped catches in the first 10 overs. Not the best start. Michael Counsell was the pick of the opening bowlers (2-21 off 10), with Josh Wigney having the worst luck possible.

Bankstown were cruising at 5-163 needing 18 off the last 7 overs. The gas truck then arrived and with a couple run outs from Jacob and Zach and some right bowling from Sam we took it to the last over. Bankstown 9-175. 6 to win. Zach Trewartha thrown the ball. Big task for a man who hasn’t bowled in a while. First ball… dot. Pressure on the batsman. Second ball… straight up! And who else would you want under the high ball than Jordan Daly! Out! The Tahs with the great escape to beat Bankstown by 5 runs!

Serious momentum heading into the Christmas break!

3 Points – Jacob O’Sullivan
2 Points – Michael Counsell
1 Point – Sam Gainsford

Zach Trewartha

Men's Third Grade

Manly Warringah 177 (S. Hole 57, Raymond 31) def. by Bankstown 8-178 (Dunnachie 3/23, R. Dhillon 3/29, Bain 2/27)

The mighty main grade made the trek out to a sweltering Kelso Park for the last game of 2021 against Bankstown, hoping to put in a more convincing performance after a last up loss & take some momentum into the Christmas break.

With the temperature hovering in the high 30’s, it was a great relief to all when the skipper called correctly & decided to don the pads first up. Joined by Lachie Coyte, the two saw off the new bowlers with ease in the sweltering conditions, but a change of pace saw a couple of quick wickets fall. Skipper Hole was still battling on however & soon raised his bat again for a hard fought 50.

At 2/95 at the half way mark, things were looking positive for the Tahs to kick on and back-end the innings for a 200+ score, however things took a turn for the worse after the skipper departed & the middle order failed to provide much resistance to the slower bowling. Only Ellis Raymond was able to counter-punch with a gritty 30, but went down swinging with the tail to see us all out for a disappointing 177, with 4 overs left unused.

Knowing we needed to strike early with the ball, Bainy (2/27) got us off to the perfect start with an edge off the very first ball of Bankstown’s innings! Dunnachie (3/23) then chipped in with two more quick ones to have them reeling at 3 for 20, before Dhillon (3/29) also struck in his first over to see the Tahs well on top at the first drinks break. The two elder statesmen for Bankstown dug in however & kept chipping away at the total before the reintroduction of Baino broke the partnership & had us back in the box seat.

Bankstown’s tail held firm though, and kept nicking & nudging their way closer to the total despite our best efforts. All bowlers did a great job in the heat to drag the match all the way to the very end, but ultimately it wasn’t quite enough, with Bankstown sneaking home in the last over.

Not our day in the end, but plenty for us to learn from & work on moving forward. With a slight change in luck and intent in the new year, there’s no reason why the main grade won’t still be in the fight come finals time.

3 Points – Sam Hole
2 Points – Alex Bain
1 Point – Ellis Raymond

Dom Wheeler

Men's Fourth Grade

Manly Warringah 6-229 (A. Baker 52, Lucius 50, Melchiore 44, Akhurst 35) def. by Bankstown 6-232 (Parkinson 3/38)

4th grade we’re coming into Saturday’s match with high hopes of remaining undefeated going into the Christmas break. We were lucky to be welcomed by some ex manly greats. Adam Parkinson ,Aidan Baker and will Akhurst all made there return along side the inclusion of Liam dinan who came in from 5th grade.

Skipper Rochford won the toss and chose to bat first on what was an absolute belter of a wicket. Keelan Mendel fell in the second over with manly being 1-1.  Jack Melchiore and Oscar Lucius batter superbly setting the platform for the middle order . Jack made 44 then shortly after Oscar was gone For  52 continuing his form from last week. At 3-103 Aidan baker and Will Akhurst upped the scoring rate combing for a 91 run partnership. Flat batted well for 50 and Will (35) the same. They Both made it look easy and showed all the boys the perfect blueprint on how to bat in a one dayer. We finished on 6-229. Rochy 15 , Parko 12 and Josh cooper 6 all chipping in at the end.

We came out to bowl confident we could defend 230 even though the deck was flat. Liam Dinan bowled superbly taking the new ball only going for 5 off his 6 overs. Oli Melville entered the attack taking a much needed breakthrough leaving Bankstown at 1-45. Rochy , coops , Keelan , and flat all chipped in through the middle overs but the standout was Adam Parkinson on his return. Taking 3 wickets and putting the game back in our favour numerous times. With credit to Bankstown they batted well chasing the runs down in the 49th over. We bowled 2 lengths for most of the innings , some dropped catches and a few missed runouts costed us at the end of the day but 4th grade will come back after the break all the better for it. Plenty to learn from going into the second half of the season.

3 Points – Oscar Lucius
2 Points – Jack Melchiore
1 Point – Jack Cooper

Lachie Kerr

Men's Fifth Grade

Bankstown 8-232 (J. Waddington 3/32) def. by Manly Warringah 7-235 (Calvert 67, Hutchings 53*, Foster 48)


he Boys arrived at Bankstown and were hit immediately with the hot air and bright conditions, the Pitch was hard and the outfield looked fast.

Losing the Toss the manly boys bowled first with an onslaught of wides and stray balls. Bring on Beau Kelly with his very first ball of grade cricket collecting the opening batsmen, what a welcome. Seb Bush up the other end with patience brought the other opener to his end. With a hard and flat pitch the Bankstown Batsmen piled on the runs from 2-15 to a now 4-120. The Spin Twins Raj and Seth Thompson on his grade debut as well bowled with great economy in the middle overs and heat to limit scoring opportunities with Seth Snaring his first grade wicket on his debut as well. Matt Priest another up and coming dynamo and 5th grade debutant along with James Waddington were brought on to attack to take wickets with James Cleaning out the tail with 3-23 and matt Priest being unlucky with a touch chance going through the wide slips and being nicked for 4 fours. This left Bankstown at 8-232, 233 to win after fielding in the blistering heat for 50 overs.

Hayden Calvert the man of the moment off the back of 2 50’s with his last coming off of 31 balls he was in fire form to get us off to a flyer alongside Bailey Foster the dynamo Green shield and up and coming opener in 5th grade. The two openers were brutal to the Bankstown opening bowlers with Hayden Dispatching the opener for multiple 6’s in his first 2 overs. Bailey giving Hayden the strike and smoking 4’s alongside raced the Manly 5th’s total from 0-35 after 4 overs all the way to drinks 0-100 after 15 overs. With Hayden Bashing his way to 50 off 26 balls and continuing to 67 he fell to a sharp catch in the outfield. Bailey continued with Jake Hutchings to put on a partnership before Bailey fell for an incredible 48 runs. This left the score at 2-137 with Jake and Dunlop to do the job of getting us to 233. Dunlop and Jake put on a great display of intent by pushing singles and hitting the bad ball for four, keeping the run rate high at a run a ball for the middle overs. After a second drinks Dunlop fell to a cutter ball bowling him for 28 leaving the score at 3-188. All looked in control until the over Dunlop fell with Priest, Simon Waddington, Beau and James Waddington all falling for a clump of 5-5 in 2 overs. Bring Seth the debutant who with Jake put on a clinic of closing a game with Jake finishing on a mighty 53* not out and Seth on an unbeaten 22 not out to win with 4 overs to spare. Ending one of the best successful 5th grade run chases and showcasing the true depth of manly cricketing talent being developed in the mighty 5th grade.

3 Points – Jake Hutchings
2 Points – Hayden Calvert
1 Point – Bailey Foster

Reiley Dunlop

Womens First Grade

Sydney 6-102 (Horley 2/12, Turik 2/18) def. by Manly Warringah 2-98 (Horley 48*)

A fter coming off a close loss last week against St George-Sutherland, Manly was ready for our T20 game against Sydney at Drummoyne. The weather was once again a factor with some extreme conditions quickly changing from a scorching 36 degree heat to pouring rain and near-cyclonic winds.

Mikaela lost the toss, and we were sent into bowl, though rain did delay the start of the innings. Annie and Laura opened the bowling with no luck. Shortly, Mikaela and Chelsea came into the attack putting pressure back on Sydney’s batting. With Manly taking advantage of our catching opportunities, Chelsea was able to capture a key wicket with 1/16 from 4 overs as well as Mikaela picking up 2/18 from 4 overs. Saskia was then brought into the attack picking up 2/12 from 4 overs with Zara taking her first wicket-keeper catch! Shivani also kept Sydney’s run rate low with her consistent bowling. After 20 overs, Sydney were 6 for 102.

Nat (10) and Shivani (11) opened the batting smashing some beautiful shots down the ground creating a solid start to the innings for Manly. Saskia was then brought to the crease taking on the Sydney bowling attack, soon joined by Mikaela (12). Saskia made a crucial 48 runs off 44 balls. Mikaela and Saskia were able to create a match-winning partnership by running hard between wickets. They batted through to the end winning by 8 wickets despite being delayed by rain once again.

Overall, a well deserved win to Manly, looking forward to our next T20 game against Penrith at Manly Oval after the Christmas break.

3 points – Saskia Horley
2 points – Mikaela Turik
1 point – Chelsea McLerie

Laura Judson

Womens Second Grade

Sydney 83 (C. Waddington 3/10, Hall 2/4, Crawford 2/10) def. Manly Warringah 7-75

Sydney won the toss and sent Manly in to bowl.

Mia Waddington started her account early, bowling their opener on the 2nd ball. The next wicket fell after the Sydney 2 and 3 made a 50-run partnership. Caught Kristie Crawford, bowled Ellen Hall.

The next 2 wickets fell in quick succession thanks to the bowling of Claire Waddington. Both batters trying to hit her out the park only to be left out of their crease and Steph Hughes quickly stumping both. 

With Hall back in the attack it was only a matter of time until the next wicket fell, this time caught Mia Waddington.

Another change in the bowling line up, this time Chloe Osborne wasn’t letting any runs come cheaply. This proved to frustrate the Sydney team and she was rewarded with a clean bowled.

As Manly got to the tail end, Sydney were making some questionable decisions and Hughes again found the batter had decided to take a run when there clearly wasn’t, running up to the stumps and knocking the bails off.

The next over saw 2 wickets fall both bowled by Kristie Crawford

The final batter was fooled by the bowling of Claire Waddington and skyed it straight up for Crawford to take the catch with a semi collision between Nat Jonkers.

Sydney 10/83 off 18.2 overs.

Manly started quickly with Nat Guyot finding the boundary multiple times in the first over. Nat Jonkers was hit with an unfortunate bounce that saw her depart lbw for a duck.

The run rate slowed to under the required run rate with some accurate and effective bowling from the Sydney team. Guyot was run out pushing for a second. Crawford quickly followed her to the sheds the next ball, finding the square leg boundary fielder.

Ellie James and Osbourne added some quick runs and turning the strike over. Only for James to be caught a few balls later. Renee Hough was unable to add to the total and was found short of the crease.

2 balls later M Waddington followed in the same manner.

C Osborne and C Waddington then added some much-needed runs to get to the last over with 16 runs to win. Waddington was then run out trying to get C Osborne back on strike.

Manly fell short by 9 runs at the end of the 20 overs 7/75.

2 Points – Claire Waddington
2 Points- Ellen Hall
2 Points – Kristie Crawford

Kristie Crawford

Womens Third Grade

Manly Warringah 1-113 (Nel 31*, Karcher 23*, Hough 21*) def. Universities 8-70 (Henry 2/5, Nel 2/13)

On Saturday, the W3’s took on Universities at Balgowlah Oval for a T20.

Skipper Renee Hough winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, an early catch from Olivia Hough sent off one of the openers after one over. The strong bowling side sent batters off quickly, with Mia Nel sending two batters off for ducks, and a catch from Steph Hughes, bowled by Eliza Henry brought a third duck for the Universities.

The tight fielding kept the batters on edge, with two run outs, and a stumping by Ashleigh Karcher (wicket keeper). On the last ball of the innings, another batter was dismissed for a golden duck, run out by Olivia Hough, and bowled by Eliza Henry.

Universities 8/70 off 20.0 overs.

In the second innings, Mia and Ash went out chasing 70 runs. Mia retired after an amazing performance with 31 off 32 balls, and Ash played a full innings, scoring 23. Renee came in for the final stretch of the innings and scored 21 off 13 balls. Manly finishing off 1/113

3 Points – Mia Nel
1 Point – Annabelle Gilbert
1 Point – Ash Karker
1 Point – Eliza Henry

Mason White

Womens Brewer Shield

Sydney 4-115 def. Manly 35

Round 6 was a T20 match against Sydney. Sydney won the toss and elected to bat first.

Caitlin Du Preez and Jess Manning opened the bowling and the first wicket fell in the forth over, after good work from Ruby in the field to run the batter out. However Sydney kept the run rate up throughout the next overs until the Eliza took a great catch on the boundary off Mia’s bowling.

Sydney consistently kept the scoreboard ticking over, until Maya was introduced and bowled their set batter. After a first missed runout chance, Brooke collected the ball and threw it to Shae for a runout. Sydney finished the innings at 4-115.

Emily and Maya opened the batting and after a solid first couple overs, the first wicket fell. Sydney consistently took wickets throughout the innings and Manly struggled to reach the required run rate. Highest scorers were Brooke and Ellie, but Manly were not able to challenge the score board, bowled out for only 35 runs.

The team knows we didn’t reach our potential today, but we will be back in the New Year for a new start in Round 7.

Shae Hiskett-Jones

3, 2, 1 Points not provided