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Quarter Finals match reports for Junior Reps

Quarter Final – Sunday, 1 December 2013
Harold Moore Shield – Under 14s Manly Warringah 7/242 (50 overs) defeated Hornsby 9/124 (50 overs) at Griffith Park
Shahill Nair– 3/3 (5 overs)
Jadon Wilson – 2/10 (5 overs)
Matt Moran – 1/15 (8 overs)
Aiden Bariol – 110
Jack Edwards – 34
Jacon O’Sullivan – 24
Nick Osborne – 20
Griffith Park was looking at its majestic best as we all arrived for the quarter final. Jack tossed his lucky coin & once again the opposition called incorrectly. At 10am our openers were facing the first ball of the day. The Hornsby boys were ready for action and they got it as both Jack & Aiden set about looking for any opportunity to play scoring shots. They both played & missed a few times as all openers do, but they slowly & surely adjusted to the new ball & when they connected, they got excellent value for their courage & positive attitude. At 0-63 from 12 overs we lost Jack to a super catch at short cover. Jacob joined Aiden, who was in full flight at this stage and they set about starting a new partnership. So often during the season we have lost wickets in clumps & it was great to see 2 young boys build a terrific partnership of 94 runs before Jacob was given out caught behind aiming to push the score along. At 2/163 after 36 overs the incoming batsmen launched into the final 14 overs. Aiden brought up his wonderful & well earned century in the 39th over. It was a tremendous innings of powerful shots, sweet timing and patience, particularly impressive considering Aiden struggled to time the ball for his first 20 runs. His maturity as a young batsman grew with every ball in his innings & as his timing returned the runs flowed. He was eventually out caught to the catch of the day. It was an excellent innings, well beyond his 13 years. Nick, Ned, Isaiah, Jonah, Matt Brewster & Matt Moran all chipped in with good aggressive short cameo style innings which helped get our score to a strong 242.
Shahill & Hayden opened the bowling & from their first overs were on the stumps making the batsmen play every ball. Shahill’s first of 3 wickets fell in the 4th over to a good catch by Jonah at point. Matt Moran & Isaiah both took good catches to give Shahill 3 excellent wickets. At the other end Hayden bowled beautifully but without the wickets. Matt Moran came on and immediately swung the ball with the assistance of the Collaroy doctor. Matt’s ability to swing the ball is testament to the hard work he is putting into his bowling. Jacob kept bowling dot balls at the other end but couldn’t get the edge as the batters played & missed. After 19 overs, Hornsby were 5/35 and desperately trying to build a partnership. Nick Osborne was brought into the attack & the scoring rate dried even further as Nick’s line & length was exceptionally consistent. Isaiah bowled into the breeze and Jadon bowled in tandem with him. Both encouraged the batters to take risks but the batters found it difficult to read Isaiah’s excellent wrong –un. Isaiah bowled exceptionally well but without any luck as the wickets tumbled at Jaden’s end. Both spinners bowled exceptionally well together and Jaden deserved his 3 wickets as he flighted the ball well & combined this with fast rotation on the ball which gave him much turn. By the 50th over the game was well over and Manly was through to the semi-final. The fielding deserves mention, particularly Jaden, Jacob & Hayden who were involved in 3 fantastic run outs.
We were very pleased with the team performance and now head back to Griffith for our semi final next Sunday
Paul O’Sullivan &
Roy Vumbaca
W G Gee Shield – Under 13s Manly Warringah 5/190 (50 overs) defeated by Camden 6/194 (50 overs) at Harbord Park
Adrian Caproni – 3/46 (9 overs)
Fletcher Kirby – 1/15 (4 overs)
Will Greenland – 1/21 (6 overs)
Ollie Davies – 72
Adrian Caproni – 34
Fletcher Kirby – 22
Last Sunday Manly 13s had entered the finals for the first time since this playing group came together some 3 years ago. There was great excitement and anticipation as the boys had played exceptionally well all season and had worked hard to achieve their goals. Manly won the toss and elected to bat on a warm morning. The Camden opening bowlers started with great control and soon had the openers hoping around. Unfortunately one of our openers was soon out playing to a wide ball and nicking it through to the keeper. Fletcher Kirby (22) and Ollie Davies (72) then set themselves the target of seeing off the quicks and formed a great partnership, taking the score to 73 before Fletcher lost his wicket. Adrian Caproni (34) then came to the crease and reestablished the momentum with Ollie forming another partnership and seeing the score through to 127 before Ollie skied a catch to mid-wicket for a well compiled 72. With 10 or so overs remaining, the remainder of the batsmen then up’d the ante with lusty hitting and hard running. A competitive score of 190 was set.
Lunch was taken and the boys regrouped to set themselves the task of defending a good score, however we did discuss this being a final and that Camden would not just sit back and give us the game. Nathan Hogg and James Mulder opened the bowling and maintained the scoring to a minimum. The 1st change bowlers took up where the openers had started with solid bowling. Unfortunately Manly couldn’t quite make the initial breakthrough which was an ominous sign. Adrian Caproni (3 for 46) made the initial breakthrough at 66 , however by this stage the platform had been set. The Camden opener (Ji Mills) played an exceptional innings (113)
having set himself the task of batting the innings and seeing himself through to a Semi Final. A well composed innings, played with great maturity. Unfortunately this ended up being the difference between the two sides. Camden ended reaching our score with 2 balls remaining (heart breaking). To the boys credit, they took the loss on their chin and realized that they had played very well throughout the season, having qualified for finals from the group of death.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the boys for a wonderful season. Your enthusiasm, willingness to learn and play with great passion is to be commended. You should all be very proud of your efforts. I would also like to thank the coaches and management group for an outstanding effort. A wonderful contribution over many many months. Finally, I would like to thank the parent group for your ongoing support and entrusting your young champ to our tutorship. Thank you Well done everyone and now you can finally have a Sunday to yourselves.
Best wishes,
Steve Caproni
Arch Cawsey Shield – Under 12s Manly Warringah 8/160 (50 overs) defeated Blacktown 8/147 (50 overs) at Balgowlah
Bill Williams – 1/21 (8 overs)
Jack Hobson – 0/12 (3 overs)
Jeremy Tolman – 1/15 (7 overs)
Bailey Kenzie – 1/22 (9 overs)
Ben Watts – 2/27 (10 overs)
Ned Barnet – 0/20 (8 overs)
Joel McGregor – 64
Jarod Colyer – 22
Finn Nixon-Tomko – 19
Ned Barnet – 12
Big moment for the Manly boys after being ranked third, as they arrive at Balgowlah Oval for the quarter final showdown against the fourth ranked team, Blacktown. Captain, Bailey Kenzie wins the toss and Manly is batting first. Off the sixth ball of the innings, Manly lose their first wicket –Lucas Heffernan (0) bowled off a good length ball. Not long after Bailey Kenzie(1) is also bowled to leave Manly at 2/14. Opener, Joel McGregor is joined at the crease, by Jarod Colyer, both put a stop to the fall of wickets, by batting sensibly to put on 89 run partnership.. Meanwhile, Joel is capitalising on the bad balls hitting six fours, in compiling a well-deserved maiden fifty for Manly. Really a fantastic innings under the pressure of QF & seeing two batsman go cheaply early. Joel’s smashing pull shots that crashed in to the picket fence were worth the admission price alone!! Joel (64) finally departs to a great catch, with score on 97. Jarod under instruction to ramp up the scoring, skies one and is out for a well-constructed 22 runs, leaving Manly at 4/112 in the 41st over. Ned Barnet plays a lovely lofted drive for two runs in the pursuit of quick runs. In the interest of quick runs, Finn Nixon-Tomko smokes two fours on the off side into the pickets!! Ned (12) is caught behind square, with score on 140. Jake Osborne (0), knowing quick runs is required hits a ball off his pads to mid-wicket area first ball and it is out caught to a fantastic low catch-unlucky!! Ben Watts plays his trademark leg side shots, to hit 5 runs off 6 balls before he too departs on 149 runs. On same score, Finn who has scored 19 runs off only 14 balls, is also caught. Ewan Hughes clips a four off his pads to keep the scoreboard ticking over. At the other end, Jeremy Tolman has tip toed thru the clovers of Balgowlah, to face his only and last ball of the innings. His teammates are waiting, and Jeremy delivers a big six over the mid-wicket pickets and onto the golf course for six runs!! Typical Jeremy-great finish to our innings, to end up on 8/160 after 50 overs.
Bill Williams and Jeremy Tolman opened the bowling and it wasn’t long before Bill bowled one of their openers, to claim the first wicket. Our next change bowlers, Jack Hobson and Jake Osborne tried hard to pick up the next wicket, but to no avail. Our spinners Ben Watt & Ned Barnet were introduced, but Blacktown were batting shrewdly and after 20 overs they were 1/45.The ground fielding needed lifting, to put the pressure back on the batsmen. The momentum changed after the tea break, during the spin bowling duo of Lucas Heffernan and Bailey Kenzie. A ball was hit out to off side and Joel McGregor gathered ball and threw to Lucas at bowling end, who calmly underarmed ball to stumps to effect a much needed wicket. Same over, another run out, this time Jeremy picked up ball from off side and threw to Lucas again, who took off the bails. The boys were overjoyed, but their best batsman was still in and Blacktown were still on target to win game. Captain Bailey to the rescue, capturing the prize wicket of their best bat, courtesy of sharp catch to Ned Barnet off pull shot. Action stations were needed and Jeremy was brought back for second spell, with immediate success, knocking the stumps over, to have Blacktown 5/93 after 35 overs . The fielding had lifted, with Ewan Hughes stopping a certain four at square leg with his left arm. The game was not over yet, Blacktown were hitting out. Yet another run out, this time Ben Watt throwing to Bailey. Ben finished off the innings with his usual tight bowling and deserving two wickets, assisted by wicket keeper Finn-stumping and a neat catch behind. Blacktown, short by 14 runs and win to Manly, who now face last year’s champions Central Coast. Fantastic to see some of the boys from the Presidents team supporting from the sidelines in the last few overs-much appreciated guys!!
Great work guys, not one of our best bowling/fielding games, but we hung in there trying every ball- as one of the dads commented-we won ugly!!
Paul Heffernan & Craig Nixon-Tomko
U12 DCA Coaches
J H Creak Shield – Under 11s Manly Warringah 7/141 (50 overs) defeated Inner West Harbour 10/126 (49 overs) at Collaroy
Luke Morley – 3/29
Nick Taylor – 3/13
Joel Davies – 36
Kale Gabila – 30
Tom Phelps – 27
Oscar Lucius – 49 n.o.
Oscar Lucius (2 catches, 1 run out)
Kale Gabila (1 catch, 1 stumping)
Perfect cricket conditions greeted the sides for this 2 (Manly) v 5 (IWH) quarter-final at the Lord’s of the northern beaches – Collaroy Plateau Park. Skipper Sid Williams’ good fortune at the toss continued and Manly elected to bat first and set IWH a total to chase. Reliable openers Tom Phelps (27 off 46) and James Brock (6 off 42) gave the Waratahs a solid footing early, putting on 36 for the first wicket. But the introduction of spin
saw wickets start to tumble and the run rate slow as Manly lost 3-1 to slump to 3-37. It was up to Joel Davies and Kale Gabila to repair the damage and they proved up to the task, combining for a fourth wicket partnership of 72 via some intelligent and patient batting. Davies’ top scored with 36 off 45 balls while Gabila chipped with an invaluable 30 from 57 deliveries. But when they both departed with the score on 109, the wheel nuts were loosening on the Manly innings as IWH sniffed a way back in. But James Forbes (11), Oscar Lucius (14 not out) and Nick Taylor (2 not out) ensured every ball of the 50 would be used up as the score ticked over to 141.
As in the previous week, the total was a challenge but not insurmountable and tight bowling and fielding was again required. Two early breakthroughs had the visitors reeling at 2-22 but they soon recovered to pass 50 without further loss. Williams then turned to his slow men and enjoyed almost instant success. Nick Taylor (3-13) removed IWH’s dangerman, well caught by Oscar Lucius at point, and Manly was back in the game. Bowling in tandem with Taylor, the impressive Luke Morley (3-29) ripped through the middle and late order to seemingly have Manly on top. But the visitors just managed to keep their heads above water and were chipping away at 8-120 with overs to spare. And again the Tahs lifted when needed to snap up the last two wickets and relax the nerves of parents and proud coach. The reward is a semi-final showdown with Hornsby Ku-ring-gai & Hills at Balgowlah Oval on Sunday, December 8.

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