Difficult Saturday for the Waratahs in our Quest Events Play in the Day. M4s and W3s were the only victors with the men losing 4 from 5 against UNSW who were too good. W3s win came off the back of some great bowling from Renee Hough and Cam Pryor, with Steph Hughes dominant with the bat. M4s also got a great win to stay undefeated thanks to 5fa from Andrew Rochford and runs from Lucius and Mendel. Most other grades were well beaten, M1s and M2s comprehensively so. M3s and M5s both did well with the ball but couldn’t quite get home with the bat.
Unfortunately Sunday was another tough day for the Waratahs. Our Women were clean swept by St George-Sutherland and the Men could only record the one victory in PGs. W1s suffered a heartbreaking 1 wicket loss despite great performances from Chelsea McLerie with the ball and Mikaela Turik with the bat. W2s and Brewers were fairly well beaten although a brilliant bowling display from Emily Horstead made things interesting in Brewers. PGs had a great win after Mosman got off to a flyer, Joel Davies starring with a sublime innings. M1s were easily defeated by the Whales who took the game away with the bat.
In an otherwise tough weekend for the Waratahs, the fearless fourth grade leader, Andrew Rochford, was a shining light for the club with the ball in hand and is this weeks Men’s 4 Pines Player of the Week. Fourth Grade were able to restrict UNSW to 135, led exceptionally with Rochy’s 5/29 off 10, with four maidens. On top of this, Rochy was calm and composed with the bat in hand, steering the side to a tight win.
Despite missing early parts of the season with overseas doctor duties, Rochford’s form with the ball is as destructive as ever, winding the clock back to his younger years in the top grades. It is a massive positive for the club to not only have Rochy leading with his guidance and wisdom, but with his crafty and talented fast bowling. It is already evident that Rochy’s skills and experience have trickled into the rest of the fourth grade bowling cartel.
This was Rochy’s fifth 5fa for the club and his best figures since the 99/00 season. Everyone was immensely excited to see such an admired member of the playing group perform so well.
This is hopefully just the beginning of a lot of success this season for the skipper, with some silverware on the horizon. Congratulations Rochy! #bleedblue
The Seadrift Distillery Women’s Player of the Week for Round 5 is awarded, without question, to Chelsea McLerie. The 1st Grade fast bowler brought the heat on Sunday, taking a 6 wicket haul for 24 runs off her 10 over spell against St George-Sutherland. A Manly junior, Chelsea has played her way through the grades to become a valuable part of the 1st Grade side. Chelsea is a determined and hard working young player and her efforts both in the off-season and at training were highlighted in this clinical bowling performance. Amazing work Chelsea and go Manly!
The boys arrived at David Phillips on a brisk Saturday morning. A couple of more changes from last weeks team but we knew we still had the talent to get back to winning ways.
Skipper Jamieson lost the toss and we were bowling. We knew a few early wickets and we would be right in the game. Counsell took one early with UNSW 1-33 off 9. Their batters the stuck around for a bit, few decisions going their way. We took wickets steadily through the middle of the innings, 3 wickets to Vumbaca and the best wicket-less spell from Wigney. UNSW were 5-154 off 40 overs and we really needed to put the foot on the throat of the opposition but unfortunately one of the lower order batsmen teed off. Not one of best days in the field and UNSW finished 8-231.
On a very flat dead wicket we needed a good start. Kaye and Hole opened up and were looking good until Hole was run out for 15. From there it went south pretty quickly. Not much to talk about on that front as we were all out for 110.
Jumpers and jackets were in full effect on a cold and windy morning at Graheme’s Reserve, for a top eight 3rd grade clash between Manly and UNSW. Despite the chill the UNSW opening batters we’re first in the hot seat with Manly’s, Andrew Hicks and Evan Dunnachie taking the new rock.
Tight lines and lengths led to an early wicket and at 1/24 manly boys were right on top. First change bought Alex Bain to the bowling crease and connecting with keeper Tim Doonan leaving UNSW 2 wickets down. With only rebuild on the batters mind, skipper Sam Hole turned to his 3 pronged spin attack of Roop Dhillon, Lachlan Trewartha and Ellis Raymond to continue to tie down the middle overs. Some great death bowling from Bain taking 2 wickets, Dunnachie and Hicks leaving a total of 182 for our batters to chase.
Sam Hole (fresh off a ton) and Lachlan Coyte were looking to get 3rd grade off to a positive start in the run chase. Unfortunately not working out, had Dom Wheeler and Jordan Daly walking out to the crease. A solid partnership of 40 runs somewhat steadying the ship. Two good balls then had Manly 4/50 with Tim Doonan and Ellis Raymond entering the fray. Middle order hitting and 2 set batsmen gave Manly a commanding position before Doonan got caught on 36. Five quick wickets including Raymond (42), abruptly ended Manly’s innings leaving us 37 runs short of UNSW’s score.
Onto next week for 3rd grade as we look to secure a win before the Christmas break.
3- E Raymond
2- T Doonan
1- R Dhillon
The 4s boys headed to David Phillips for round 6. Skipper Rochie lost the toss and we had a bowl first. Hobbo and Toby opened tightly with little luck. Kerry and Melville, Ollie took the first wicket. Josh cooper and Rochie then started the demolishin of the UNSW batting attack Coops bowled with great accuracy finishing with 1-28 off his 10. At the other end Rochie took 5 poles bowling with great success. Hobbo finished with the last 2 wickets finishing with 2/7 off 6 and a half. UNSW finishing all out for 135.
The boys enjoyed their lunches and headed out to chase the total. Oscar Lucius set a great platform up top with a gritty 46. Brynn paired with Oscar for a match winning partnership of 79 before brynn was dismissed for 45. The UNSW bowlers came back with a fight, dismissing the middle order for 5 wickets for 5 runs. Rochie and Melville finished off the final 17 runs to give the 4s boys a win with 7 overs to spare.
A great win for the team continuing the great form, onto next week.
1: brynn Mendel
A typically hard and flat Mike Pawley wicket was presented to the mighty 5s as we looked to continue our unbeaten start to the season. Despite the wicket being akin to a stretch of Pittwater road, the outfield was significantly damp under food. Miraculously, through the hard work on the super sopper by captain Reiley Dunlop and living legend Doug McGrath well before the boys had to turn up to the ground, we were able to start on time.
Seb Bush and Will Matheson opened up the bowling and looked threatening without much damage to the wickets column. It wasn’t until Liam Dinan came on early to show the bowlers how dangerous the warm up ball is by getting the opener to strangle one down legside. Matho then picked up a wicket the next over getting the other opener to nick for a smart catch taken by Simon Waddington. Raj Ganeshraj then came on to take two wickets in two balls, the first being a beautiful ball to spin past the outside edge, the second being a rank half tracker hit out to the man on the boundary. From there, we weren’t able to take wickets when we needed them. Waddington junior and Lawson bowled tight without any luck. Falconer and Waddington senior weren’t able to use their experience effectively. Dinan came back on at the end and bowled fantastic at the end to pick up another wicket. At the end of the 50 overs, we needed 207 to win.
With the bat, our innings started well and fell away quite sharply. Hayden Calvert was the star at the beginning of the innings, scoring 56 off about 35 balls, including 4 sixes. Hayden took on the openers and looked in good form. On top at being 0/46 off about 7 overs, it all went wrong when they brought their spinners on, who took advantage of the wicket that was starting to break up at the end of the day. No one was able to hang around for too long and weren’t able to break the shackles to get us back into the game. In the end we were bundled out for 109.
A disappointing loss, but we will come back stronger next week.
3 Hayden Calvert
2 Liam Dinan
1 Will Matheson
Temporary change rooms should be banned. Too small.
Allan Border Oval is looking very sad with plastic sheds and a building sight. Surely the locals can’t be loving the noise. Nonetheless Manly arrived looking to build momentum for the next season with the young squad we still have. Captain Davies was back from Adelaide but promptly lost the toss. Manly bowling first again. Special mention to all the squad members for one of the highest quality touch football team worthy of Sea Eagles pre season.
Thanks to yours truly, Mosman got off a a flyer. Looking to break the record for the highest ever t20 score. Thanks to Davies, Cooper, Dinan and Hobson however, the boys clawed back brilliantly. Mosman managing 8/80 off 16 overs, ending up 134 off their 20 overs.
We started better batting than we did bowling. A quick cameo from myself in attempts to make up for my opening over before Davies and Mendel took on the remaining hundred runs in about 7 overs. Davies hitting sixes all over Mosman into Balmoral. Great finish. Onwards and upwards to next year with a squad that can all play again in 2021/22. Go Manly
This week Women’s 1st grade had a home game against St-George Sutherland at Manly Oval. Mikaela won the toss and elected to bat. Charley and Shiv were sent in to open the batting. We had a strong start with the stand out performances of Shiv (26) and Sas (45). The girls finished the 50 overs 8 for 173, with Mikaela top scoring with 57.
Annie and Laura opened the bowling with Annie taking a wicket in the first over. Unfortunately things didn’t go Manly’s way in the field with a few missed opportunities. Chelsea came into bowl, bringing the girls back into the game, finishing her 10 overs 6/24. Taking this game to the wire, Manly had the opposition 9/167 with outstanding bowling by Shiv (2/29). Unfortunately things didn’t go Manly’s way, unable to take home the win. The girls now prepare themselves for a T20 at Drummoyne Oval next week against Sydney.
3 – Chelsea
2 – Mikaela
1 – Shivani
It was an early start to cricket, especially after the Manly Christmas party the night before. But, the girls were all fired up ready to go, fielding first with an early run out by Ellen of the opening batsmen for a duck. It took some time to get some other wickets with plenty of opportunities but we eventually ripped through their line up near the end. Kristie taking a well deserved 4fa as she celebrates her 50th wicket for manly. Then an unexpected stumping which had us all in shock of the impressive 3rd batsmen who looked to score a large total from Steph set the atmosphere as the wickets started to fall. Chloe with 3wickets and Sarah with 2 catches left not many batsmen left as they set a total of 202 to beat.
Our batting got off to a fiery start with an opening partnership of 54 from Nat and Steph who put us in a good position to chase their total. Despite having a middle order batting collapse the end batsmen were able to stay out in the middle and put lots of runs on the board with Renee and Jasmin hitting boundaries all over the ground in the fast outfield to get closer to their total. Unfortunately Manly wasn’t able to get their runs in the end but the girls walked away with smiles on their faces knowing they put 110% effort in with both bowling, fielding and batting.
3 – Kristie
1 – Jasmin
1 – Chloe
1 – Steph
fielding – Sarah
It was a windy day at Balgowlah oval for the Women’s Third Grade game. Renee won the toss and she chose to field first.
Manly started off strong, keeping Parramatta to dot balls for the first 2 overs. After a drop catch earlier in the game, Brooke caught the first wicket. Shortly after, Sarah threw a perfect ball resulting in a run out, another wicket down, 2-6. Cam then came in for a bowl and took two quick wickets giving her a rare hat-trick opportunity, unfortunately it didn’t eventuate. Didi, on her debut, performed an amazing catch seeing Parramatta losing their 8th batter. Renee was on fire with her bowling taking the next 3 wickets before Emily got a run out. Parramatta were all out for 57 run off 24.3 overs.
After a great performance on the field, Manly found themselves facing some very strong bowling from Parramatta. Brooke and Sarah were sent out to open, with Sarah scoring 16 off 31. Emily came in at the first wicket and stayed out there for a long time but unfortunately our batters fell quickly as we started to limp towards Parramatta’s score. However, Steph came in to finish off the game strongly scoring 28 off 32 balls. Manly reached the winning target of 58 in the 25th over. The fun didn’t stop there. Renee continued play to gain some extra points, seeing Manly to finish the game all out with 97 runs in the 33rd over.
Today the Manly Brewer team arrived at Grahams ready to face top of the ladder, St George Sutherland in our first 50 over game. Captain, Mia won the toss and elected to bat.
Our opening batters Maya and Emily went in confidently but were soon faced with some outstanding bowling. Unfortunately from there on we lost a lot of early wickets which left us at 9/45 when our opener, Emily was bowled for 17 runs. Emily ended up as our top run scorer for the day. Well done Em. We were down to the tail enders. Darcey and CP came in at the end and managed to pull together a batting partnership of 23. This left our batting at 10/69.
After losing a lot of early wickets we knew it would be a hard number to defend but that wouldn’t stop us from trying. Jess got off to an amazing start when Eliza took a great catch in mid-wicket. The opening batter was out on the 3rd ball of the game. At this stage they were 1/0. In the 8th over Emily spearheaded the bowling attack taking an impressive 4/17 including being on a hatrick ball. at this stage they were 5/59. Mia came on to bowl and managed to keep it very tight with 1/1. Although some amazing bowling, Unfortunately Manly were not able to pull off the win this week but we were able to show out great resilience together and keep a very positive attitude throughout the game, well done team.
3 – Emily
2 – CP
1 – Darcey