Mixed Results for Manly this week going 5/8. Mens 1s & 2s toiled with no prevail. With the lower grades bringing up the rear. Womens 3s saw a good win thanks to a Renee Hough Masterclass and Womens 1s won a thriller at manly oval thanks to Overseas Gun Kelly Castle. Onto next week where the Mens Play Sydney and the Womens come up against Sutherland st george , bankstown & Sydney . Go Manly
This weeks 4 Pines Player of the Week is Fraser Noack. A Wagga boy, Fraser has come to the club this season and has already proved to be a valuable cricketer and clubman.
He works hard on his game and it showed on Saturday as he bowled 4th Grade to victory with a devastating spell late in the day.
Fraser is no doubt going to play a big part in our lower grade push into the finals.
The second day at Old Kings Oval was filled with a lot of optimism and plenty of questions to be
answered for Manly 1s. 7 days on from a slow Day 1 the pitch for day 2 presented much more
batsman friendly but with enough assistance that 10 wickets were possible. Captain Lenton was
pulled away with Sixers commitments so the returning Ryan Farrell took over the reins with
Brewster donning the gloves for the first time since October.
The opening hour was boring and frustrating with the Parramatta openers unable to score but also
unable to get out. Repeated plays and misses, close LBW calls and knicks that fell short were the
catalyst of the morning and by lunch manly were up against it with the home side 0/28 off 25 overs.
Excellent spells from Hadley and Edwards leading the way followed by Seward and Herd.
By the second session the 100% humidity and 34 degree heat started to take its toll. With both
batsman and bowler struggling. Hadley took the first wicket and from there Manly toiled with Herd
sparking the game with 2 quick wickets before tea. Still the grind continued, and the conditions
At the 75th over both teams were out on their feet with all 3 results a possibility. The crawl to the
finish was helped by Parramatta’s Ben Abbott hitting a couple of blows to push Parra towards
victory. By this point Herds 30 straight overs had taken their toll whilst Edwards, Hadley and Seward
persevered from the far end. Unfortunately for Manly after hours of effort we could only take 7
chances. 50/50 opportunities fell by, and umpiring decisions went against us but the boys never gave
up. The energy and fielding for the majority was impressive and the bowlers reached breaking point.
A mixture of the conditions and the stress of the game situation.
No six points but it was a testament to the side how much effort they gave and the inability to give
in and let the game slip.
Well done to Parra who must be given credit but at the end of the day the conditions broke us.
Onward to Sydney where we look to bounce back and dominate the format, we relish looking to be
more positive with our batting and replicate our bowling performance at Manly Oval.
See you there. Go Manly.
Special mention to Mickey Edwards who bowled the best 21 over 1 wicket spell many of us have
ever seen. It was a privilege and at the end of the day they simply weren’t good enough to hit the
3 Points – Ahillen Beadle
2 Points – Elliot Herd
1 Point – Ryan Hadley
The boys arrived at manly oval on a picturesque Saturday morning. After toiling away day 1,
Parramatta decided to bat on and resumed the day 8-296. The plan was to take the two wickets
early and get stuck into the chase.
We couldn’t have asked for a better start with Tom Kaye taking a wicket on the very first ball. The
last two batsmen stuck around for another 9 overs with Andrew Jamieson dismissing the set
batsmen. Parramatta all out 320.
320 to chase with 85 overs, the plan was to bat deep and expect to win it in the last few overs of the
day. Unfortunately, Brynn Mendel was bowled early. Sam Hole and Ben Bryant got us to lunch at 1-
37. After lunch the boys resumed to their duties and showed true patience and rotated the strike.
Ben was dismissed for 21. Lachlan Coyte joined Sam at the crease and played beautifully for 35
before being caught.
Sam was caught a couple of overs later for 49. Tom Kaye and Zach Trewartha were at the crease
together to get the boys to tea with the score 4-122. 198 to win off the last 35 overs of the day. A
good start after tea was what we needed but didn’t get. Zach was caught behind in the first over
after tea, then Andrew Boulton was out shortly after. Rhoop Dhillon came and went with the boys
on the back foot. Andrew Jamieson came out and power hit his way to 41 before being bowled.
Stonewall Tom was batting very patiently, and we knew that the win was probably too far gone at 8
down. We had about 18 overs left so the plan was to bat the day out for a draw. Josh Wigney was
unfortunately lbw in what he said, “was going down leg”.
The last pair of Tom Kaye and Michael Counsell did their very best to get us to the end of the day.
Counsell with one of the best 0* off 27 balls you will see in a while. And Tom was fired for 18 off a
mammoth 112 balls.
Not the best display with the bat today but things learnt. Onto next week as we travel to
Drummoyne to play Sydney.
3 Points – Tom Kaye
2 Points – Michael Counsell
1 Point – Andrew Jamieson
Following on from last week, we made the trek out to Merrylands on a temperate Summer Day.
Spirits were high.
The lads had a great warmup, we were ready for an absolute cracker, and a shower, with 6 of the 11
opting for a cold one before start.
Opening for us was Sunshine and Kerry, bowling tight with an opening partnership of 2-20 off 11, a
sharp run-out from Sam Webber and catch off Kerry’s bowling being the 2. Sunshine very
unfortunate given he was swinging them both ways and seaming it right angles (I bowl fast). Kerry
had a spell, replaced by Hayden Williams, who decided he didn’t fancy their batters and dismissed 3
of them for not many.
After that, wickets trickled, with 2 to Sunshine, 1 to Trewartha, another for Kerry and then the man
of the hour, George Cumming with his first wicket of the main grade! Well done Georgie. Shoutout
to Sunshine for a hanger to secure the wicket.
After all was said and done, we ended their innings for them, they got 104. Good timing too as Noah
Vumbaca was fighting on the side lines. All of the lads contributed well with their efforts in the field,
we played near-flawlessly against the second ranked side.
Showing some intent, which given the weather bares special mention, we enforced the follow-on
and sent them back in. With a wicket to Kerry and Haydos, we’d had enough of the minor heatstroke
and called it a day.
Well done lads, great way to get back into the winning circle, then to send them back in, it just goes
to show the type of cricketers we are considering we could have packed up and went home.
Noah Vumbaca MVP for running drinks to the lads all day, we couldn’t have done it without you.
3 Points – Dom Wheeler
2 Points – Jake Hutchings
1 Point – Matthew Sunshine
Song of the Day = Tubthumping – Chumbawumba
Having been blessed with selection in a home game, avoiding the tolls west and the intense heat in
the societal hub of Parramatta. The 4th grade XI arrived full of confidence that 265 was well and
After a sharp warm up, the Tahs were on and in the field and it wasn’t soon after that the Tahs were
in the field hunting another win to solidify top spot.
Evan Dunnachie started brilliantly claiming the first of his 2 wickets for the day (2/33) within a couple
of overs. The Tahs ended the first session having taken 3 wickets with Parra only scored 30 odd runs,
we were well on top.
The 4th wicket partnership proved frustrating for the 4s men as they toiled hard on what seemed an
ever-flattening deck. Ollie Melville bowled well and restricted the Parra batters from getting any
consistent momentum; allowing stand in skipper Adam Parkinson (3/41) to get into his work at the
Having entered the tea break with Parra 4 down and still needing 150 runs we knew it was in the
balance. Parko and Matt Munro continued to toil hard, breaking partnerships at key times.
Entering the final session, Parra needed 80 odd with 4 wickets in hand, Parko decided to throw the
ball back to the seamers with seemingly instant success; with Fraser Noack claiming 3 wickets in
quick succession, swinging momentum firmly Manlys way. James Waddington dutifully claimed the
captain as the final wicket securing a very well-rounded win for the 4s men.
The song was sung loudly and proudly for what was out enigmatic leader, Oscar Lucius’ final game
for the season. We wish him well in his journeys across the seas and will welcome him back with
open arms when he returns.
In short, an emphatic win the 4s as they begin turning their attention to final stages of the home and
3 Points – Evan Dunnachie
2 Points – Fraser Noack
1 Point – Preston Lee
The day began overcast and muggy as we won the toss and chose to bowl on a very green deck.
With hopes of a few early wickets while the ball was swinging, we set out and began our onslaught
against the Parramatta opening batters.
The opening bowlers pushed through the first couple of overs with a few short balls, for Josh Lawson
to take two much needed wickets towards the end of his spell, breaking open the partnership early
in the session. Josh, 2 for 10 after 6. On came debuting Will Skinner with a superbly economical spell,
supported by Beau Kelley with a snick to Captain Waddo in slips to continue the reign of the Manly
quicks before drinks. The boys came out of drinks with a vengeance as Beau and Will continued to
deprive the batters of scoring shots. It was only a matter of time before one popped off the stickers
straight into Will’s waiting hands for a caught and bowled wicket right after drinks, furthering
Manly’s domination. Parra 4 for 51 after 19. Liam Dinan and Chris Halloran enter the attack to
reinforce the pressure placed on the batters in the previous spell, only for Dino to take a wicket first
ball, straight to Josh Lawson at point. Another catch off Dino from Jack Donnan and a snick from
Chris has Parra 7 for 68 after 29. Beautifully taken, Dino dives off his own bowling with outstretched
arms to take a left-handed screamer for the 8th wicket of the innings, leaving Chris in the perfect
position to take another with a full toss on off stump. Lunch – Parra 9 for 73 after 32. The final wicket
fell by Simon’s hand off a catch from Matt Evans in cover. Parramatta all out for 123 after 38 overs.
A short turnaround and Matt and Jack were in bat, ready to chase down the posted score. Both the
boys waited out the new ball and preyed on the loose balls, creating a great partnership, and scoring
freely. Manly 0 for 48 at first drinks. The first wicket fell in the 21st over, Matt caught for 38 runs,
after a brilliant opening partnership. Reiley continued to build singles and 2’s while Jack began to hit
his stride and play over the infield scoring a few rapid boundaries. Jack was dismissed by a rough
LBW in the 28th over for 44 runs. In came Dino to finish the game off with placed shots while Reiley
drove down the ground to find his own runs. Finishing on 18 and 13 respectively.
3 Points – Liam Dinan
2 Points – Jack Donnan
1 Point – Josh Lawson
On Sunday the manly First grade girls played Gordon in a 50 over game where we won the toss and elected to bowl. Our bowlers got off to a great start having Gordon at 5/44 at one stage. We then let them get away slightly but none the less bowled them out for 108 runs. Notably Kelly Castle walked away with bowling figures of 4/8 after 10 overs, an incredible spell! Chelsea took the key wicket of Cheadle with a plum LBW. The team also managed to get 4 runouts, one being a direct hit by Chelsea.
We then went into bat where we were able to chase the runs in the 37th over, resulting in us getting a bonus point. Top scorer for the team was Shiv with 33 runs of 51 balls. She played a great innings setting us up for the win. Lauren, Mik, Annie and Sarah all chipped in with some crucial runs.
Overall a great win for Women’s 1s. The girls are looking to keep this momentum going into next weeks clash with St George.
3 Points- Kelly Castle
2 Points – Shivani Mehta
1 Point – Chelsea Mclerie
Women’s 2nd grade turned up to Killara Oval hoping to continue our winning ways from last week, we knew it would be tough against ladder leaders Gordan. Gordon won the toss sending us in to bat.
We got off to a shaky start with Eliza being run out for a diamond duck. Things didn’t get any better with Mia and Zara being dismissed in the 4th over. With Brooke coming to the crease the goal was to build a solid partnership, however, Nat was then dismissed in the 7th over. This brought Steph to the crease, Brooke and Steph put on a small partnership leaving the good balls and scoring off the bad balls. After Brooke was dismissed, Molly and Steph put on an innings saving partnership of over 50 runs, running hard between the wickets and whacking the bad balls to the boundary for 4. After both Steph and Molly were dismissed we had a late flurry of wickets and were unfortunately all out for 133 off just 34.2 overs.
With only 133 on the board to defend, we knew we would need early and quick wickets. Sophie took the wicket of the day as keeper Steph took the high catch. Gordon were soon putting on a good partnership that we needed to brake and Eliza did just that. She broke through twice in two consecutive overs, both caught by Sarah, she finished her 10 over spell with figures of 4/31. Brooke was then brought on in the 22nd over and had their key batter caught behind on her second ball. Eliza claimed the next two wickets. With Gordon keeping the runs ticking over by the 44th over the scores were even, but Mia still believed as she clean bowled the batter. In the end it wasn’t our day, we put up a good fight but just didn’t get enough runs in our batting innings.
2 Points- Steph Hughes
2 Points -Mollie Kidd
2 Points – Eliza Henry
t was a lovely 30-degree game against Uni’s out at Tempe and between a slight parking mishap and a good amount of playing ‘guess where that plane’s heading’ as they took off from the airport we gathered ready for what would be an absolute scorcher of a cricket match. Skipper Renee lost the toss and we were sent into bat.
After a few relatively early wickets Sophie and Renee set in for a wonderful partnership. Renee retired after a great 50 and Sophie our rock stayed out there for the majority of the innings for a vital 24. We ended up with a solid 133 runs on the board and an eagerness to steam through our bowling innings so we could get out of the heat.
Our openers Sophia and Sal set right in, bowling a brutal length that was very difficult for the opposition to score off. Sal broke through with the first wicket and after a few overs from Annabelle and CP, the opposition was starting to swing at everything. Chole came in for some wonderful overs, started with a maiden, followed by a wicket maiden, and ended up taking 2 for 3 off 5.
Renee and Anabelle finished up the tail end with the final 3 wickets and they were all out for 43. Shout out to the girls for our superb fielding. It’s what really helped choke the opposition and solidify the win.
3 Points- Renee Hough
2 Points- Chloe Bailey
1 Point- Sophie Beukers
After the rain abandoned play last week, Manly was eager to come away with a win, but the weather was climbing in temperature. Unfortunately, we lost the toss and the Slayers (St George Sutherland) went into bat.
Darcey and Jazzy started us off with the new ball. An amazing throw from Arabella at cover, to Ash’s gloves, sent the opening batter back to the tents. Lara kept the runs tight and Hannah stopped some silly running with another throw to Ash, who took the bails off with ease. A great catch by Jamie off the bowling of Olivia broke a very strong partnership by the Slayers. Not long after Caitlin took a comfortable catch at Mid-On, from a wonderful ball from Jamie. Charlotte and Olivia kept the runs low, and Caitlin’s rocketing ball sent the bails flying. Lara then bowled a spectacular ball that shocked the batter and sent her walking. Then in her next over she did it again. The pressure was building on the Slayers but Lara was one step ahead of them. Arabella’s full-stretch diving catch at short cover made it 2 wickets in 2 balls. Hat-trick ball! Unfortunately, she was well-defended and ended her 2-wicket maiden over. Again Charlotte and Bella kept the runs tight with some very consistent bowling but Lara struck again, a great catch by Olivia brought up Lara’s 4th wicket! Her amazing figures were 4/16 off 10 with 4 maidens! The Slayers were 9 down. Darcey was fired up and ready to bowl again. She struck the stumps effortlessly, finishing St George Sutherlands innings, all out for 149 runs.
Caitlin and Bella opened the batting, but grey skies loomed above. They both started well, blocking the good balls and carefully hitting the bad balls through the infield. Unfortunately, Bella was runout on a dropped catch which sent Hannah into bat. They calmly rotated the strike, until the Umpires were concerned about possible lightning. A light shower of rain sent all the players off the field and brought the covers on. As the rain clock started Manly’s only concern was losing to DLS, so calculations were made and to our relief were still in our favour. We needed around 100 runs to win with 25 overs left. Fortunately, the sky cleared up and the covers were taken off. Caitlin and Hannah walked back out in the middle pumped and ready to go. They rotated the strike well but Hannah was dismissed, caught and bowled, which sent Jazzy into bat. Jazzy smacked the ball around but was unfortunately stumped. Caitlin had a great batting innings of 37 but was unfortunately caught. Ash walked to the crease. The Slayers were bowling well but not well enough for Ash, she elegantly guided the ball behind square and kept the runs flowing. Charlotte was looking to smack the ball over the infield but got caught. Arabella got away quickly, rotating the strike well with Ash but her full stretch dive wasn’t enough and she was run out. Unfortunately, some good bowling by the Slayers dismissed Shae and Lara in the same over. Everyone on the sideline was stressed knowing we only needed around 20 runs to win. Darcey walked to the middle and the pressure was on. Some risky but great running between wickets narrowed the score to just 4 to win. Unfortunately, luck didn’t go our way and we ended up losing Darcey and Jamie. Ash remained unbeaten on 29! It has always been tight between Manly and the Slayers but it could have gone either way. Thanks Bill for the slurpies!
3 Points – Caitlin du Preez
2 Points – Ashleigh Karcher
1 Point – Lara Hughes