Despite a close, final over loss for W3s, Saturday was a great day for the club. 1s did very well to get to 221 in bowler friendly conditions and have Sutherland 2/27 to be just ahead. 2s already won on 1st innings thanks to an incredible, stoic rearguard innings by Josh Seward and are on track for an outright win after another great bowling display on an insane day of cricket. M3s are well placed too thanks to 5fa from a very well-rested Josh Wigney and 4fa from Alex Bain. M4s have some work to do after a below par performance with the bat, but are still a chance next week. M5s have also already won 1st innings and will push for a outright result next week, mainly thanks to 6/14 Evan Dunnachie. Finally W3s lost in the final over to Campbelltown, Olivia Hough and Steph Hughes the best wth the bat and wickets shared.
This weeks 4 Pines Player of the Week is none other than seam bowling veteran, ex-International cricketer, supple superstar- Andrew Hicks.
Hicksy has recently taken over the captaincy of the second grade side, and on Saturday he led the men from the front with a fierce spell of skill and subtlety, taking advantage of a quick bowling friendly wicket.
In the first innings, Hicks wound back the clock and once again displayed his youthful body, bowling 14 overs straight for an unbelievable 5-42. This spearheaded Sutherland to be dismissed for 86.
When he thought his day might just be over, he showed his stamina when we had 19 overs at the end of the day to the Sutherland line up. Hicks picked up right where he left off, dismantling the top order with an exceptional 4-15. With two wickets left to pick up next week, Hicks will be searching for his ten wicket haul in pursuit of 10 points.
A special mention goes out to the great mans partner in crime for the day Ryan Bishop-Perrett who snared 7 wickets for the day and was an absolute powerhouse with the ball.
Congratulations Andrew and Go Manly !
This weeks Women’s Burdekin Player of the Week goes once again to Second Grade Captain Mikaela Turik. Mikaela played Parramatta out of the park this weekend, scoring 86* and persevering through the heat and humidity for close to the full 50 overs. This performance saw Mikaela make her 500th run for Manly in what is not even her second season at the club.
Not only beating the opposition with the bat, Mik also took a stunning caught & bowled wicket to make 1/5 off 6, steering her team to a smooth, bonus point victory.
Congratulations Mik and go the Tahs!
A gloomy, drizzly Manly Oval greeted the boys, an ideal day to have a trundle on a hairy wicket. Unfortunately we lost the toss, so Benny and new opening partner Herd walked out to face the heat of Sutherland’s Dwarshius and Roger Clemens joining him at the other end in partnership.
A solid start, Benny doing what he does best at the top and some flare from Herd got the lads almost to the end of the opening spell before the loss of 2 quick wickets. Jay showed a glimpse of the touch he’s been in, before kicking one to the keeper, out caught behind. Whilst it wasn’t our best batting day, it was nice to see just about everyone get a start and some time in the middle, unfortunately nobody could really go on with it this time. An elegant reverse sweep by Hadley and a solid 44 from Farrell with a few big blows the highlight of the innings.
Hadley took the new ball and struck in the first over reducing the Sharks to 1-0 in pursuit of a modest 221. The main man SOK was quickly brought into the attack and look threatening but the Sutherland batters seemed to be applying themselves well. Hadley eventually got his second, a handy grab by Edwards in the slips. Night watch was sent in and just survived, but things look ominous moving into next week.
Hopefully the Manly boys can grab another good win and solidify our place in the top 3.
Thanks always to the bunch of support we get week one and week out at 1’s. Juicy, Holmesy, Geffro, Timmy, Skid and Rusty perched up in the stands having a few tinnies to name a few.
Until next week,
2s arrived to the usual flat Glen Mcgrath Oval to see a pitch that felt soft and slow. With that, Mr Hicks won the toss and elected bowl, and what a great decision that was by the captain.
Sutherland first innings were bowled out for 86, with Andrew Hicks taking 5-42 off of his 14 overs and RBP taking 4-34 off of his 14 overs, with Joel Davies stealing RBP’s 5fa with a direct hit runout. Both Hicksy and Bish showed their class for the entire spell of bowling, keeping it simple and trying to hit the top of off stump. It was a perfect display of quality seam bowling and both deserved every wicket throughout the innings.
Going about chasing 86 the Tahs were quietly confident, however the sheds became quiet once we had fallen to 7-57, with Brewster hitting a fighting 24 being the only score of mention. Despite this, Josh Seward played a disciplined and gritty innings of 16 off 81 balls to secure the 6 points, accompanied by Hicksy who finished 6*. Sewards innings being pivotal for our win, outlasting a great spell of seam bowling from the Sutherland quicks. A quality innings from a great all-rounder.
With 20 overs left in the day, and being all out for 88 Hicksy and Bish surprisingly took the new ball. Once again being too good for the Sutherland batters, finishing the day 8-38. Hicksy 4-15 and Bish 3-19, a day of seam bowling most have never witnessed before. Both Hicksy and RBP deserved of the combined 16 wickets they took on the day.
If the lads can claim the 10 points on day 2 it will secure the minor premiership!
The manly boys turned up to a slightly wet Grahams oval aiming to bounce back to the close defeat last weekend. The team welcomed back Zach Trewartha from higher grade duties as well as Josh Wigney from a lovers weekend away. With Skid leading the boys warm up, Skipper Sam Hole asserted his dominance demanding the tahs bowl first following the coin toss.
The boys got off to a quick start dismissing Sutherlands opener quickly before they were able to find a few boundaries and keep the runs coming. However, the infamous call of “drinks in 2” lead to the a few quick wickets. A call from the slips cordon “No one gets out after drinks” was ignored by the Sutherland batsmen as they defied the odds to lose 3 quick wickets after the break to Alex Bain who bowled brilliantly. Josh Wigney followed this spell of fierce quick bowling to continue to tie the batsmen down and take regular wickets. Bain continued to find wickets and unfortunately just missed out on his 5-fa finishing with 4 but allowing Wiggers to finish the innings and to claim another 5-fa for the club.
With Sutherland posting 164, the Manly boys wanted to crack into the set total. Sam Hole promoted himself after a few good innings and joined Sam Webber to start the innings. The boys got off to a flyer with Hole dispatching the bowling around the park. With only 23 over left in the day, the opening pair continued to put the poor ball away and respect the good ball. Hole, 33* and Webber 25* finished the day not out with Manly needing 98 runs this weekend to win and remaining established in the top 3.
On a gloomy Saturday, 4s made the journey to Tonkin Park, a leading contender for the worst ground in grade cricket. After losing the toss, we were sent in to bat on a soft deck.
As has been the case for much of this year, we lost early wickets and found ourselves in a difficult situation with the bat early. Despite small glimpses of a fight back, the Sutherland bowlers stuck to their plans and bowled tightly and executed well to have us all out for 138 off only 52 overs. Special mention to Alec Duly, who made a well constructed 44, and Lachie Coyte who again looked the goods for 29 before having his head rattled by their 16yo quick and succumbing to a ripping bumper next ball.
With 26 overs left in the day, we took the field hoping to take a few poles and turn a small chase into a tricky one. Glyn and Hobbo started off well, challenging the batsman with a great partnership of swing and seam bowling. Hobbo managed to snare two wickets, one LBW and one caught behind, removing their dangerous ex-1st grade opener in the process. The young Sutherland 3 & 4 were able to steady though, and hit some lofty blows late in the day to put us under the pump heading in to next week. Although, a few early wickets next week and you just never know what’ll happen.
The 5th grade boys were glad to be back at home and playing in familiar territory against Sutherland.
Losing the toss but with the desired result to bowl first still going our way we had ourselves at an advantage for the first time in a few weeks.
Looking to get off to a big start and not lower our standards we started the game off with a Rochford and Dunnachie opening spell with Rochie bringing dots and Dunnachie causing mayhem from his first ball.
Dunnachie bowled with particular intent, hitting perfect lengths and moving the ball in the air and off the deck. He knocked off the first 6 batsmen all out to his name. With incredible figures of 6-12 Dunnachie crushed the Sutherland line up.
After only lasting 35 overs the manly boys were keen to chase down the Sutherland total of 71. Off to a hard start we lost Melchiore , Rhoop,Boulton, Cooper for not many. At 5-30 we really needed to step our game up.
Simon waddington 22 and Rochford batted well to eclipse the Sutherland total. With a first innings win, we pushed forward but lost wicket after wicket ourselves only lasting about 35 overs, finishing all out in the 80’s.
With 7 overs left to play Raj coupled with rhoop brought some excellent spin into the second innings. Raj bowling the opener and finishing with 1 wicket and a whole days play next week.
Venue: Old Kings Oval
Weather: Overcast to begin, until weatherman Ross Denny came through with the 11am sunshine for the remainder of the game
Toss: Loss – Sent into bat (which was going to be Mikaela’s choice)
Manly Batting Session
Manly Fielding Session
Quote of the Day: Charley “Annie you sent the bails to Wales”
2 points – Mikaela Turik
1 point – Charley Camburn
1 point – Annie Hutt
1 point – Claire Waddington
1 point – Mia Waddington
Fielding – Niamh Bullen
Written by Kristie Crawford (AK)
womes 3s summary
Brewer had a must win game against North Sydney at Bon Andrews Oval. After 4 girls went across the bridge, we all eventually made it to the ground. I won the toss (thanks Chloe for telling me to call heads) and choose to bat.
Ruby and myself opened the batting against the bears. Ruby couldn’t seem to stay on her feet and kept falling over, but apart from that there was some great running to start our innings off strongly. After putting up a good opening stand of 41, Ruby fell closely followed by Nat G. Ellie and Chloe put on another 40 run partnership, with both batters dominating the bowling. The weather kept heating up and Chloe had giving requests. It went from water, to a cool towel, deodorant, a foot massage, a new bat, a back massage, some fresh sushi and some gold-plated hydrate just to name a few. Ellie was then caught, as almost a repeat of Nat G’s dismissal. Kate and then Chloe put on an 80 run partnership, with me optimistically claiming we would make 250 runs. Both batters capitalizing the bad ball and still scoring the good ball. Kate was then dismissed for an interesting run out and Chloe not long after for a well made 56 off 57 with 10 fours. We then had a bit of a classic Manly batting collapse, as we lost 7/10. We still posted a solid total of 150 off 36 overs, a bit far off the 250 that I had dreamed of at the 25 over mark, but it was still very defendable.
Opening the bowling was Kate and Jess. Kate bowled the first over, with the first ball a bit too short getting hit for 4. We all got a bit worried, but then 2 balls later Kate got a wicket and everything was all good again. North Sydney’s danger player then came in and everyone got a bit nervous. She wasn’t giving us very many chances, but then belted a drive which was caught by myself at mid off. Knowing we had gotten their best batter out and we only needed 8 more wickets to get out of the heat., everyone hyped up and fielded with a bit more intensity. Gem then came into the attack and produced a great spell. With chels keeping the pressure on from the other end, the pair slowed down the run rate and took some wickets. Chels got a lovely bowled hitting the middle of off stump perfectly (Perfect was the quote of the fielding innings, as it seemed that every wicket was perfect) and Gemma, who should’ve got at least 4 wickets but the ball seemed to disappear and go through the stumps, took 2 stunning wickets, one bowled and one LBW. A North Sydney batter then went a big crazy, with lots of boundaries coming off not many balls. A bit surprised, we lifted the energy. After a quick pick up and throw from Kate and some fast glove work from myself, we ran her out as she almost jumped in the air, with her bat hovering over the crease. Char then came onto the bowl, with 2 wickets one from a perfect catch from Jess (who claimed to thought she was going to drop it) and a plum LBW. Abby got a perfect bowled wicket to dismiss their captain. Jazzy then finished off the innings, with a wicket from her first ball bowled going to Ellie James, who dived even with the risk of dislocating either shoulder again, to perfectly finish off the innings and bowling them out in 27 overs.
Another convincing win from the brewer team, taking the one bonus point but another big win needed next week against the 3rd placed team St George needed to get us into the finals, as we have dropped down to 5th. We just need to train hard and get pumped for a close game next week to keep us in finals contention.