1st Grades win against the Lions was led by Ahillen Beadle and Nic Bills who scored 78 and took 5 wickets respectively. Cruickshank‘s men defended 209 easily to continue their undefeated start to the competition and maintain a 6 point gap to their next rivals. 2nd grade have climbed back into the top 6 after defending 160. Solid contributions across the board with the bat and a spin bowling masterclass from Ritchie, Marshall and new Manly Daily star Diserens got the boys over the line out at Rosedale Oval.
3’s recovered from a middle-order collapse with the bat to record a bonus point victory with Nick McCalluum-Toomey the star scoring a crucial 37 and taking 4 wickets. 4th Grade also defended a small total after grinding out 9/141 with Will Outred and Joe Graham doing the bulk of the damage with the ball taking three and two wickets respectively. Finally 5th Grade chased comfortably after Green Shield star Isiah Vumbaca took 4 wickets and Max Burgess made another half-century. Unfortunately no play was possible in PG’s on Sunday due to rain.
So another stong week for the TravelSim Waratahs who now have a 120 point lead at the top of the Club Championship standings. Next week sees a grudge match against rivals North Sydney in what will be another tough round for the Tahs. Until then, Go Manly!
4 Pines Player of the Week – Nic Bills
This weeks 4 Pines Brewery player of the week goes to Nic Bills after taking his maiden 5 wicket haul for the club in 1st Grades win against Fairfield-Liverpool on Saturday. ‘Billsy’ took a few key top-order wickets to lead Cruickshank’s side then returned for a second spell and dominated the tail to record figures of 5/34.
Nic arrived this season from North Sydney and has been a major part of 1st Grades success this season thanks to his pace and confidence with th ball. His professional approach to training leads the club and will surely see ‘Billsy’ once again pushing for higher honours in the seasons to come. well done Nic!
1st Grade – Manly 209 (A. Beadle 78, J. Cox 40, J. Lenton 31) def. Fairfield-Liverpool 134 (N. Bills 5/34, N. McLachlan 3/25)
After losing a few early wickets, Justin Cox (40) & Ahillen Beadle (78) set about rebuilding the innings. Cox played a very watchful & important dig while Beadle continued his good season with the bat, looking fluent in his half-century. Lenton also scored a quick 30 before the boys lost their way slightly, losing regular wickets. Munting (10) & Bills (17*) put on some crucial runs and the boys were bowled out for a below par 209 with 10 balls to spare.
Disappointed with the batting effort, the boys came out fired up in the field. Early wickets from Munting (1/17 off 7) & Bills (5/34 off 6) in ideal bowling conditions & a few from McLachlan (3/25 off 6) at first change reduced Fairfield to 5/23 at the 10 over mark. A small partnership developed before Bills returned to demolish the remainder of the Fairfield side & claim his first 5 wicket haul for the club in an excellent performance. At 9/85, the boys looked a shoe-in for the bonus point but lost focus in taking the last wicket & some good hitting from the number 11 cost them the extra point. An Adam Crosthwaite run-out ended the game & gave the boys 6 points.
Another good six points for the boys in a slightly rusty performance. A lot of room for improvement in the side which is exciting! Well done again to Billsy on his first 5 fa.
“Justin Cox drives with power”
“AB celebrates a well compiled half-century”
2nd Grade – Manly 160 (J. Rawlings 30, S. Webber 27*) def. Fairfield-Liverpool 133 (L. Diserens 3/16, J. Ritchie 2/19, D. Marshall 2/22)
The Toss was won on a slow and inconsistent Rosedale pitch with the grounds staff top dressing the outfield with their garden mulch ($25 per kg at Bunnings) was a quick decision to bat!
We started strong but lost a few quick wickets (flat plumb). We arm wrestled back with jarrod Rawlings cashing in again with his rich/un-catchable form, Ralphy appears to put spiders on the balls he hits because he gets dropped 8-15 times a game!
2s were 6-120 after 40 overs with Sammy Webber at the crease with the tail. I believe 12 months ago we would have rolled over and but a good feel has us fighting for each other, Sammy chipping over the infield well and punching into gaps gave us a really competitive total on a slow ground. After 50 we were bowled out for 160 (Dylan marshall will probably want a mention for his 7 he scored at 10 so there you go Dyl).
Bowling- Again another strong start but wickets didn’t come so easy with their opening batter playing quite freely and strong. (1-33)
F-L were 3-60 off 20 overs with some frustrating batting we held our nerves and kept the intensity high. Dylan Marshall introduced bowled really well and managed 2 wickets from some pressure bowling & a fair bowling partnership that the club has been waiting for.
#Come in spinners
Cub bowling for flat who lost his finger trying to catch a ball! Flat will now have troubles getting through airports with metal in his fingers and nose now..
Fairfield all out 133.
Peace and love
3rd Grade – Manly 194 (N. McCallum-Toomey 37, J. Daly 34, A. Gummer 34, T. Kaye 29) def. Fairfield-Liverpool 86 (N. McCallum-Toomey 4/37, L. Grant 2/9, W. Evans 2/16)
We did make it a bit easy for the lads from the South West with some big shots attempted when new to the crease and we forgot about some fundamentals like stopping the momentum especially if you are already set. Plenty of snicks resulted and Fairfield were cock-a-hoop with the score at 8/118. Enter Nick (37) and Jordan (34) who knuckled down and ground out a solid partnership to get us to 150 before Jordan was unluckily given out caught behind to make it 9/150. Ben Falconer (17no), a late inclusion for the injured Ronnie, batted well including two spanking square cuts. Nick chipped away, running well and looking like a decent bat. He too enjoyed himself and to put on close to 50 for the last wicket was invaluable, with Nick falling last ball of the 50th over.
194 was below par we thought but defendable. The pitch and weather maintained their characteristics and Fairfield had to bat well to win. Nick (4/37 from 10) offered a juicy fully first ball and a few no balls and wides before being told to have an early break. Luke Grant (2/9 from 8) replaced Nick and got immediately rewarded with a tickle to Aiden Bariol ( 4 catches, 1 stumping) in his third grade debut. Ben Falconer (0/7 from 4) bowled very tidily and was offered a sharp return catch which split a nail. The resultant bandaging spoilt his wrist action a bit and his inswingers lost their shape so was spelled early as well. Nick came back on and despite being plagued with a groin injury and no balls bowled a great spell of ambling medium pace and picked up consistent wickets.
Luke Grant was very difficult to get away and he picked up an LBW as well and F/L were in all sorts. Evans (2/16 from 7) had them moving around a bit as well, as did Tom (1/16 from 4) and bonus point thoughts soon entered our regular team discussions. Sam Gainsford came on at their agricutural #11 and was too smart for him with Bariol picking up a great stumping to finish them off for 86. A fantastic debut from this 14yo. Missed out with the bat but showed his class and technique behind the stumps. Well done mate!
All up we bowled a few too many extras (10nb 5 w) and our middle order collapse was poor but it was great to see the tail wag and the bowlers take advantage of the conditions by consistently pitching it up and getting wickets. We’ll take an ugly bonus point win any day of the week.
4th Grade – Manly 9/141 def. Fairfield-Liverpool 101 (W. Outred 3/17, J. Graham 2/9)
JP Won the toss and elected to bat, our openers Sam Hole and Joey Graham had some tough work to do up top facing the new Rock, unfortunately Sammy hit afull bunga straight to point third ball which had the score 1/1. Digits joined Joey at the crease looking to consolidate. They put on a 28 run Partnership helped by plenty of wides before Joe smacked one straight to cover. That brought Jake to the crease and had the score 2/29, Lance was gone not long after that after he was given a rough decision being given out caught behind down the leg side. Ed Burgess joined jake at the wicket. Ed got a Nasty ball of the Wet patch early in his innings and got him flush on the glove. After that Jake and Ed put on a nice partnership picking up 1’s and 2’s and hit the very odd boundary due to the very slow outfield. Ed was out hitting won straight to gully with the score on 67, he was out for 16. Jake batted for a long time on a low scoring day only to hit one straight to Mid Wicket on 21. At this stage The score was 5/73 and Will and Zach were in, Zach went shortly after for 0 which left us in a fair bit of trouble at 6/75. Will and the skipper played very well, Josh hitting a six and four to swing a bit of momentum back to us late in the inning but he was bowled for 23 and Will played well for his 23 also, with about 5 overs left we were 7/130 and thanks to (Allrounder) Sam Alexander with his 13 not out helped us to 141, a score we knew would be defendable.
We started off well with the ball when Jake got a wicket third ball in the first over and Zach picked up another one a couple of overs later, Jake nearly had one of the openers LBW only to find out that the ball flew thorough to JP and struck him on the pinky and dislocated it, JP was forced off the field and we fought on with 10 players with Ed Burgess taking over the Captaincy. The open rand number 4 were looking dangerous playing their shots but thanks to Josh Wigney picking up the third wicket just before drinks and a sharp catch to Sam Hole at cover had the Manly boys on top at the first drinks Break. After that Fairfueld had nothing to offer with wickets falling constantly, Joe picked up 2, Ryan got 1 and Sam Alesander got 1, After a late Slog from Number 11 Will Outred Finished it off after Jake took the final catch to seal the game, Will finished with 3 Poles.
5th Grade – Manly 4/192 (M.Burgess 50, J. Pickering 41, B. D’Arcy 31) def. Fairfield-Liverpool 7/182 (I. Vumbaca 4/55, M. Burgess 2/27)
Skipper Simon Waddington lost the toss (yet again) and they decided to have a bat. Things started off extremely slow for the visitors. Our bowling was way too good for the opening batsmen with both swing and seam from Joel Wood and Ben Kittlety, but we just couldn’t get them out. The amount of times that both openers played and missed was amazing, with one fuill over from Joel being perfect outies that all beat the bat. We did eventually dismiss them both, with one of their openers goiong onto get 31 in 45 overs. However they did come out swinging in the last 10 overs and got to a competitive 182. Bowling and fielding standards were good except for too many wides and bowling length balls when they were swining. Otherwise it was good bowling from all the bowlers throughout.
The manly boys started well with the bat with Max Burgess and Billy D’Arcy going along nicely until Billy lofted one to mid on. Bobby was furious Max continued on to anchor the innings with Jack Pickering hitting a fine 41 before trying to hit one too many down the ground. Max reached his 2nd half century in as many matches but got out soon after with 25 runs still needed. However Jacob Graham and Joel Wood finished the game off nicely, Jacob looking especially fluent in his 25 not out. We passed their total in the 45th over.
Poidevin-Gray Shield – Manly drew. Western Suburbs
No play due to rain.