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Weekend Wrap Round 7 (Day 2) vs Campbelltown-Camden + Women’s 2s, Brewer Shield & Men’s T20 Quarter Final

The Styleness Manly Warringah Waratahs resumed their tussles with the Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts on Saturday, resulting in a near-dominant performance for the Tahs to conclude Round 7. First Grade unforunately fell agonisingly short at Manly Oval, however Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade took all ten points home with outright victories. Second Grade were also victorious, however were limited at their push for all ten points due to the quality of air and their game being abandoned just after lunch.

First Grade resumed 4/85 chasing the Ghosts 236 however could not get over the line falling four runs short at home. Jay Lenton showed his class with 83, whilst Joel Foster (39) continued his strong form with the bat, adding valuable runs to the lower order. At 9/213 Mickey Edwards (35) partnered with Ryan Hadley to almost get the Tahs across the line, however it wasn’t meant to be as the Ghosts took home the points. Second Grade were chasing an outright victory, however were forced to abandon their match at Raby with the Ghosts 4/70. Third Grade were outstanding in the field, taking 17 wickets in a day to claim all ten points. Resuming at 3/73, the Tahs crumbled the Ghosts to 10/113, Nick McLachlan taking 5/21. Enforcing the follow on proved a great success, with the Tahs bowling the Ghosts out for 104, wickets shared. Fourth Grade proved too strong for a young Ghosts side, bowling the Ghosts out for 56 with Alex Bain taking 5/14 and other wickets shared. The Tahs chased the outright total of 35 down without loss just before tea. Fifth Grade continued the success of the day, declaring on 7/202 with a 57 run lead. The Tahs then went to business and bowled the Ghosts out for 107, Rhoop Dhillon the pick of the bowlers claiming 3/21. The Tahs then chased the required 56 runs for the loss of zero wickets to claim another outright victory.

On Sunday our Brewer Shield Girls began their campaign against Gordon away. Unfortunately the girls didn’t start the campaign how they wanted falling to 8/50 chasing 180 for victory. Some late lower order fight saw the girls get to 86. Chelsea McLerie, Kate Salmon and Jessica Manning with two wickets each with the ball, whilst only five girls managed past 10 with the bat, Annabelle Fegan top socring with 12*. Our Women’s Second Grade side also played Gordon on Sunday. The Tahs bowling first, restricted Gordon to 146 with Robyn Medley the pick of the bowlers with 4/19 off her 10 overs and Kristie Crawford taking 3/18. With the bat the girls were down and out of it at 8/94, however no one told Paige Bailey that. Paige played some quality cricket shots to get the Tahs over the line 9 wickets down, finishing 49* with Natalie Jonkers not out at the other end. Congratulations girls!

Our men’s T20 side played their quarter final on Sunday against Sydney at Drummoyne Oval. The Tahs lost the toss and batted first. Losing two quick qickets early, Chris Green and Ahillen Beadle combined to take the Tahs innings deep, with some late hitting getting the Tahs to 3/134 with Chris Green finishing 70*. With the ball the Tahs struggled to break through early, however fought back hard ultimately falling short. Sam Gainsford and Ryan Hadley both taking two wickets each.

Next weekend the Tahs take on Hawkesbury in a two-day game across all grades, whilst our PG’s side is back in action at home on Sunday. Our Women’s Second Grade take on Northern Districts away on Sunday, whilst our Brewer Shield girls also face Northen Districts at home.

Go the Tahs!

4 Pines Player of the Week

Alex Bain - 5/14

This week’s 4 Pines Player of the Week is Alex Bain for his devastating spell in Fourth Grades huge outright victory over the Ghosts. After coming down from Third Grade the week before, Bain opened the attack and combined with Ryan Bishop-Perrett to leave the Ghosts realing at 8/39 before bowling the Ghosts out for 56. Bain finished with figures of 5/14 off 10 overs with six maidens including three wicket maidens. It is Alex’s first grade 5-wicket haul with the red ball, previously only taking two in limited-overs PGs and Green Shield cricket. Congratulations Alex on the haul and hopefully more to come before and after the Christmas period! 

First Grade

Manly 10/232 (Lenton 83, Foster 39, M. Edwards 35) Def By Campbelltown-Camden 10/236 (J. Edwards 4/78, Foster 2/28)

With 6 wickets in hand and 150 runs to win the Tahs got off to a great start with Jay and Faz coming together for a 54 run stand. Jay batted beautifully then was dismissed caught behind for 83 off 110 balls. Jay and Faz looked great together before both being out caught behind which started a batting collapse of losing 4/11 and we looked in trouble at 8/150. Joel and Mickey worked hard. Some tight bowling from Campbelltown had us going at a slow rate for a little period. After lunch a quick burst of runs came and our target seemed a little closer. Mickey and Joel’s partnership was finished with us needing 213 before Joel being ran out with us needing 24 runs to win with one wicket in hand. Mickey and Hads then toiled hard and with 5 runs to get Mickey unfortunately was caught behind. In patches we were very good and showed very promising signs for the coming weeks but Campbelltown were able to win the big moments which in the end lead to them winning the game. Ready for a big game this weekend against Hawkesbury!

3 points – TBA

2 points – TBA

1 point – TBA

Joel Foster

Second Grade

Manly 1d/146 (Brewster 68, Webber 48*) def Campbelltown-Camden 10/92 & 4/70 (Beatty 1/7, Jamieson 1/14, Visser 1/21)

The two’s boys came into the second week again Campbelltown hungry for 10 points. The warm up gave us great momentum into the first over of the day, inviting Michael Visser into two’s alongside Jake Carden with the new ball (which we love). These two began a high caliber opening spell placing the ball on a gross length which the Campbelltown batsmen didn’t have an answer two. Viss got the first wicket of the day taken by Taylor-love-Beatty at second slip to begin proceedings. Taylor and Jamo also picked up a wicket each LBW and it was great to see Tays hamstring firmly attached to his bone. LOVE. However after lunch, feeling like an outright was particularly close, some unfortunate events followed. Two of the Campbelltown batsmen were sent to hospital with asthma related problems and the game was abruptly called off for the safety players. It was however a good win by the twos boys none the less.

3 points – Jake Carden

2 points – Matt Brewster

1 point – Tom Kaye

Fielding – Jacob O’Sullivan

Jacob O’Sullivan


Third Grade

Manly 10/222 def Campbelltown-Camden 10/113 (McLachlan 5/21) & 10/104 (Wigney 3/9, Davies 2/22)

Time is an Interesting Construct, Isn’t It

Young Tahs turn tight contest into convincing innings victory on Day 2 at Fortress Grahams

  1. Prelude: Sam Hole’s Quiet Friday, Mohan’s Quiet Saturday
  2. Prelude II: Counsell finds a home, Starr rides his luck
  3. Prelude III: White Collar Teaches Blue Collar a Lesson
  4. Preludel IIII: An Early Breakthrough! Caught Time, Bowled Spit Bridge
  5. The Skipper Spins a Web
  6. Chicken for Hoju
  7. The Follow On, Hole Starts to Quiver
  8. Interval: News from 4th Grade, Mayo Everywhere, A Pistachio Less Tea, Daly gets his Buckets Examined
  9. WigKnee is on a Hatrick, on His Birthday!
  10. From Hero to Zero, Wiggly Stops a Young Tah’s Rise to the Top. Bread and Butter Everywhere
  11. A Win and Handshakes All Around
  12. Sunday Wrap: Starr Checks Bank Account, Counsell and Chicken Boy prepare to Join Shack Chat, N. Hole Rues His Mistakes


  1. Prelude: Sam Hole’s Quiet Friday, Mohan’s Quiet Saturday

Young Qantas Graduate Sam Hole looked at his watch, 3:01 PM. He felt a sense of calm roll over him as he no longer had to pretend he had any work to attend to. More importantly, 3rd Grade were bowling on Saturday, so he was readying for a night without dreams of kicking straight ones. An added bonus, the upcoming Christmas break and a lighter workload meant his carpal tunnel, which had mysteriously put him out of two games earlier in the year, had resided. The young man had a quiet couple of ales and plotted his ascent back into first slip.


Meanwhile, Campbelltown’s opener, fresh from his dismissal in week one to a tall red headed left hander, sent a quick message to his side wishing them well in their chase at a flat Graham’s reserve and went back to planning a nice relaxing, cricket free Saturday. His job was done.


  1. Prelude II: Counsell finds a home, Starr rides his luck

Rumour has it Michael Counsell loves his park cricket roots so much he joins centre wicket practices and ever sleeps most nights at his favourite northern beaches ovals. The young man had spent all week submitting complaints to the SCA after the new helmet policy had robbed him of his first ever grade hundred, blinded by a ball tossed above the eyes by his unfamiliar headwear. But Saturday morning was very special for him. Taken in by a fellow Cromer Squid, young Counsell woke up fresh in a king sized bed overlooking Freshwater. Today, was his day.


Meanwhile, Hamish Starr was keen to secure the $100 Hugo’s Match Winning Performance of the Round Voucher so he could sell it and put some more multi’s on. He is that lucky, with just $100 in capital the man could dine at Hugo’s for a year. Before taking off for Day 2, the man put a 74 leg, $0.05 multi on after mashing some keys in his Ladbrokes account.

  1. Prelude III: White Collar Teaches Blue Collar a Lesson

The touch football rivalry that often splits the side into their occupation fired up again as the Blue Collar side came out typically aggressive in the opening minutes. However, after gradually wearing them down, the White Collar side applied some smart planning and some creative accounting to come away 8 – 0 winners in a runaway result.


  1. Prelude IIII: An early breakthrough! Caught Time, Bowled Spit Bridge

While the young Tah’s slogged it out in touch football, there was another contest going on. A mere few kilometres away, the not out Campbelltown batsman was fighting an enemy that has claimed many a grade cricketer over the years. Most notably, the Spit Bridge recently claimed 4 cocky young tahs who thought they could dip in for a quick eggs benedict before an away game, only to find themselves paralyzed by the mountains of traffic that had built up solely around them.


The not out Campbelltown batsman had dreamed of knocking the runs off with a quick ton, to be home by 4:30 PM. However, the Spit Bridge applied a good opening spell, building pressure and the batsman was found out of his ground, arriving at the oval at 12:16 PM to find himself out of his ground. Rumours he had stopped for an eggs benedict, have yet to be confirmed.


The Tah’s had an early wicket and were rewarded for executing on the key 1%’ers that Skid always talks about at training, such as turning up an hour before the game, ensuring that you are at the crease when you are supposed to be and most importantly not parking in the wrong car park at Graham’s.


2. The Skipper Spins a Web

Finally, a ball can be bowled. With so many young fast bowlers to choose from, Skipper McLachlan looked at the green deck and saw something in it no-one else did, prodigious turn. Whirling away from the Fairlight end, he was put on the back foot early by an incredibly HOT six, that smashed into the sightscreen. The contest was on. However, the Campbelltown players started to become undone by the intense lack of turn that was on offer, and McLachlan tore through the Campbelltown middle order with his variation of arm balls, slower arm balls and straight ones. He would finish with 5/23 off 19 in the first innings.

3. Chicken for Hoju

Young prodigy Joel Davies has always been known for his batting and bowling talents. However, the introduction of a new award at the club in the 19/20 season has provided him with the motivation he needed to add the crucial third string to his bow. The man’s love of chicken is so great that since the introduction of the Shack award, he’s been rumoured to be catching high balls during his school breaks and has set up a stump in his living room to throw at whenever he has a free moment.


Finally, the young man got his chance. A back foot cut to his left. A swift pick up and throw. Akhurst safely takes it and removes the bails. A crucial wicket for the Tahs, but more importantly $15 more dollars worth of chicken to the man they call Hoju. The Tah’s cruised to a first innings victory with just 9 runs to spare to allow them to enforce the follow on.

4. The Follow On, Hole Starts to Quiver

The Waratah’s were stoked, a close game had turned into an opportunity for a very rare 10 point weekend. Young Sam Hole, sensing the opportunity to stamp his authority in a leadership role, implored the side to “switch on” and to “focus on us” and the 10 points would be ours. Many of the boys could barely make sense of the speech, his lip was quivering so much, but not wanting to upset their future captain, the boys let it go.


With 9 overs until tea and eager to make a breakthrough. The self-focus was immediately broken by the very man who had asked for it himself as Hole (who had mysteriously returned himself and his tiny hands to the slips cordon to the dismay of the side) began to yell out non-sensical sledges about time and the importance of the second innings.


Meanwhile, for the second time in the day, the Tah’s had claimed a wicket before a ball had been bowled. Mohan had decided to enjoy some solace and leave his phone at home for the day while he enjoyed a cricket free saturday, missing the urgent texts from his team mates that he would be required to bat in the second innings. Campbelltown would bat with 10.


A lucky LBW to Starr and a peach from Counsell put the boys on top at tea with 2 wickets.

5. Interval: News from 4th Grade, Mayo Everywhere, A Pistachio Less Tea, Daly gets his Buckets Examined

Tea hit and the boys were hit with fantastic news. Campbelltown had been hit by a mayonnaise overload in 4th Grade as Alex Bain had ripped through the top order to claim his first 5 wicket haul in grade cricket. Free from the intimidating gaze of Counsell, Bain had been able to land his entire first over on a good length and had gone on to lead the 4th grade Tah’s to a convincing outright victory. Well done Bain, handshakes all around.


Meanwhile, the boys walked up to the tea table ready to put in some hard yards of peeling back a couple of Daly’s precious pistachios. Not to be however, the young red head had purchased some cheaper, more sugary banana chips instead, much to the annoyance of Will Akhurst, who is currently watching what he eats. Daly was not to be found however, as he was examining the two rather large holes in his hands that had stopped the Tah’s from taking a few extra poles before the break.


6. WigKnee is on a Hatrick, on His Birthday!

After the break, the Tah’s went from strength to strength as Counsell claimed the Ghost’s skipper as the final bit of fight started to leave the opposing side. Then young Joshua Vigley entered the scene, in just his second game of third grade cricket for the season and had an immediate impact, claiming an immediate breakthrough, then another next ball. The large crowd that had assembled all had similar flash backs, reminded of a time when another great australian quick was also on a hat trick, on his birthday!


The crowd stopped, 4 slips, 3 gullies waited. Wigggggly steams in and delivered a ball that failed to connect with anything and he left disappointed, but with great figures of 3/9.


7. From Hero to Zero, Wiggly Stops a Young Tah’s Rise to the Top. Bread and Butter Everywhere

Then Young Joel Davies took over, immediately claiming two wickets as the Tah’s sped towards victory. The last remaining batsman was looking to give it the long handle, so a trap in the deep was set. Davies threw it up beautifully, maxing out the revs that couple be placed on the Kookaburra. The batsman fell for the trap and top edged a sweep into the deep. Wiglee ran in, and settled under the high ball. Davies embraced his team mates, sure that Josh would not drop this. He doesn’t drop these!


Then silence. Viglee had dropped the chance. The ball hit the ground, as did Sam Hole’s wide brim, last seen occurring when Beatty shelled a dolly in the 18/19 semi final. Wigney was immediately replaced in the deep by Michael Counsell, who had caught 300 balls during the week and in all honestly, should’ve been out there in the first place.

Rumours Wigney had an eye on a five fer and did so intentionally are unconfirmed, but widely believed.

8. A Win and Handshakes All Around

Before the melee could ensue at the selfishness just witness, Davies and McLachlan cleaned up the tail and the Tah’s had 10 points in the bag, winning by an innings and 5 runs. Fortress Graham’s would go 2 years unbeaten and the Cowboy’s would stay comfortably in second with one game to go before the break.


9. Afterlude: Sunday Wrap: Starr Checks Bank Account, Counsell and Chicken Boy prepare to Join Shack Chat, N. Hole Rues His Mistakes

As the Tah’s woke up, reminiscing after taking 17 wickets in a day, a few things happened.


Hamish Starr checked his bank account. What do you know it, his 74 leg multi was a success. The man doesn’t need a Hugo’s voucher, because he makes his own damn luck. He immediately punted it away.


Michael Counsell and Joel Davies finally found the time. Combined, they now possessed paper worth over $100 worth of chicken. Young Davies hopped on the back of the moped and off they went to Newport to work their way through the menu, talking about life, fielding and chicken. A new video is rumoured to be in production documenting their trip after Christmas.


One thing is for certain though, Ned Hole won’t be editing said video. After his woeful editing of Hamish Starr’s hundred, Ned moved onto his next task, avoiding the match report. After promising a copy for the boys to review on Sunday, Hole instead plowed hour after hour into Call of Duty, shirking his responsibility to the boys again. What a disappointing human being.


10 Points, until next week.


3 points – Hamish Starr

2 points – Josh Wigney

1 point – Michael Counsell

Shack Award – Joel Davies

Nick McLachlan

Fourth Grade

Manly 5d/109 & 0/36 (Cohen 17*, Duly 14*) def Campbelltown-Camden 10/87 & 10/56 (Bain 5/14, L. Trewartha 2/4, Bishop-Perrett 2/33)

Having already secured 6 points last week thanks to a strong all-round performance, Fourth Grade were well aware that an outright win was on the cards. Knowing the importance that securing ten points would have on the rest of the season, the boys entered the field confident that if we were patient and stuck to our plans, we could get it done.

The bowling attack was boosted by the inclusion of gun bowler Alex Bain (5-14), who took the new ball with fellow opener Ryan Bishop-Perrett (2-23). Ryan managed to snag the first wicket of the day with a neat catch to Wheeler with the gloves. From then on it was the Alex Bain show, he bowled a quality line and length and did not drop his pace for the entire 14 over spell. Bain’s economy was below 1 for the most part of, producing plays and misses off the majority of his deliveries. Alex ran through the middle order by repeatedly finding the outside edge of the bat and some quality catching behind the stumps. A screamer at second slip from Jake Osborne also deserves a special mention. Hobson (1-11) and Trewartha (2-4) were then introduced into the attack to find a breakthrough. Lachie grabbed a couple of quick wickets and Hobbo finished off the innings after some well executed slower balls removed the Campbelltown skipper.


After dismissing the ghosts for 56 in their second dig, we required 35 runs to secure the outright win. Alec Duly (14*) and Nick Cohen (17*) were tasked with opening up for the run chase. They did so perfectly, not providing any chances to the opposition and striking some beautiful shots back down the ground. The pair managed to chase down the target within six overs and probably would have been even quicker if not for a surprisingly slow outfield.

The big win has taken the boys into 7th on the ladder and hopefully is the start of some serious momentum heading into the second half of the season.

Go Manly!

3 points – Alex Bain

2 points – Alec Duly

1 point – Ryan Bishop-Perrett

Fielding – Jake Osborne

Ryan Biship-Perrett

Fifth Grade

Manly 7d/202 (Lucius 47) & 0/56 (Broome 30*, Melchiore 10*) def Campbelltown-Camden 10/145 & 10/107 (Dhillon 3/21, Laughton 2/11)

Andrew Rochford and Oscar Lucius walked out to bat to start the morning and from ball one they peppered the Campbelltown attack to all parts of the ground. Captain Rochford taking 2 boundaries and a single off the first over before snicking off to start the second. However, he was replaced by John Warne who put on a classy 21 off 9 balls and by the time he was dismissed Manly had passed Campbelltown score and looked to set a score for the second innings points. Lachy Kerr and Oscar added some late fireworks as the boys put on 87 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 9 overs to start the morning.

Manly came out into the field and 2 quick wickets but Campbelltown put up some resistance until consistent bowling from Lachy Kerr found the breakthrough. Rhoop was always a chance of wickets with their plan off attack against him and he proved this right with a wicket before tea and they went in 4 down for 87. Rochford snared the fifth to Oscar followed by another Rhoop over consisting of two wickets and the innings was wrapped up quickly manly needing 53 to win.

Manly came out and instantly showed their intent taking 3 off the first ball. The stand had its fair share of “sketchy” moments put after 8 overs Campbelltown turned to the rarely used bowlers to end the game. A manly bucks party couldn’t stop the boys as a delay of 5 minutes for an apparent honey soy chicken delivery. A boundary brought up the win and the boys move onto Hawkesbury next week.

3 points – TBA

2 points – TBA

1 point – TBA

Ky Broome

Women's Second Grade

Manly 9/150 (Bailey 49*, Medley 17) def Gordon 10/146 (Medley 4/19, Crawford 3/18)


The Manly 2nd grade girls arrived down at Grahams on a sunny morning. We were all looking forward to take down our rivals Gordon for the first time in the 50 over format. We were currently at top of the table after a strong 3 wins to begin our first 2nd grade season but were all a bit nervous as even though Gordon were coming 7th they always, miraculously, find a way to get under our skin and just beat us each time. Even though our whole team was half-asleep, who knows why, a painful, yet motivating yoga/stretch session woke us up and got us pumped for the day. Jess Kaye lost the toss and we were sent into bowl on a very green and disintegrating wicket.

Annabel Hutt opened the bowling with an absolutely stunning first over and putting us in a very good position with a bowled off the first over. Nat Jonker’s opened from the other end and due to some unlucky runs Gordon got back on top. Annie and Mia, who gave Jonker’s a rest, continued some beautiful bowling spells, being incredibly hard to get away. The Gordon batters gave a few trickey chances that weren’t taken but were mainly capitalising off one ball of the over, slowly ticking over their run rate. Then came Robyn Medley who, like last week, got a wicket when we needed it the most. Gordon kept their momentum going and started to speed up their strike rate with one very set batter at one end. Some more very hard opportunities that weren’t capitalised on. I think the whole team began getting a little scared as Gordon were on track to get a 200+ score, which would be achievable with the fast outfield but the pressure might have been too much. We needed a trademark Manly girls batting collapse. Energy was down, talk was low, score was getting higher. Then comes on our other game changer, the legend herself, Kristie Crawford. A few loose deliveries and a few too many times of, “up and over” by Mia Waddington and Kristie gets a breakthrough, with an catch easily taken by Robyn. We all saw this as the beginning of the end and this got everyone hyped. But Gordon were still at 115 and we still needed 7 wickets. Kriste got another LBW. Everyone’s bowling got tighter and so did our fielding. We were hyped, either from the cordial or the wickets but no one could really tell. Then it all just came at once LBW Robyn. Beautifully bowled Mia Waddington, leaving the batter looking like a stunned fish. Bowled Sienna. LBW Robyn. LBW Robyn. I don’t think anyone’s figured out how to play Robyn properly and last more then 2 overs without getting out LBW. And that was the batting collapse we needed. With a few lucky runs from the Gordon girls in between, we bowled them out for 146. A pretty great effort considering they were looking to score a massive total.

After a great spread that had everything except juice boxes, shout out to Zara’s cake and Kristie’s shapes. It was time for us to chase. No one had mentioned that we had not yet won a game when batting second, but I’m sure it was on everyone’s minds. Robyn and Nat opened the batting. We put on a solid opening partnership of 31, until Robyn got caught behind for 17 from the bowling of the Gordon captain, who also happens to be the ex-Manly Margret Peden captain of the 2017/18 season. Kristie came in and was soon out for an unlucky bowled for only 7. Nat got out only 10 runs later and everyone started getting a bit worried. Zara and Mia did some smart running to put some more runs on the board but both were dismissed for 8. Annie gave us some hope as she was playing the ball beautifully, even against spin her usual weaker spot. Claire was dismissed, sending Paige into bat. Everyone had lost hope, but a small part of us also knew that our team doesn’t really have a tail. All our girls have the ability to bat and no one proved this better than Paige. Annie was looking like the next Ellyse Perry, but got an LBW (perhaps BBW, bat before wicket but we wont talk about it). Jess Kaye was then dismissed. This left us 8/94 with Sienna James and Paige at the crease. We still had over 50 runs to get and everyone knew it was going to end now or go down to the wire. Paige and Sienna just kept the runs ticking over, hitting it in the gaps and taking the runs when they were there. I’m not sure what came over sienna or if this was a new person with patience that didn’t hit every ball for 6 until they got out. Both girls stuck it out and were doing incredibly considering the amount of pressure on them. Every LB shout made us all pee a little more, it was scarey. We needed 10 runs of 10 overs with only one wicket in hand. Every run was updated on the score board, thanks to Ross reminding us after every ball. Pressure was mounting. Niamh came when we needed 7 more runs to watch the ending. Then Sienna got out LBW and everyone died a little bit on the inside. We were 9/142. Only 5 runs. This brought Nat Jonkers to the crease against her old team mates.

Nat blocked it. We cheered. No one knows why.

Everyone was having little panic attackers after every ball, except Simon of course who is always calm. Paige scored more runs and we were tied, all thinking well at least we haven’t lost. Then Paige, our saviour, played on off drive. It went through the gap and we all started cheering. We forgot about the score board, sorry Ross, and ran out to shake hands with the very angry looking other team and stuff up Paige’s hair and squash her cause without her 49* I don’t think we could’ve gotten there.

Our performance today proved that we deserve our spot at top of the table, even though we still have some tough games to go. It showed that everyone has the ability to stick it out there and help us get across the line, all the way through our top order down to Nats 0*. It was a really great game to win and keeps us undefeated and in 1st place.

3 points – Paige Bailey

2 points – Robyn Medley

1 point -Annabel Hutt

Feilding- Robyn Medley

Nat Guyot



Women's U18 Brewer Shield

Manly 10/86 (Fegan 12*, Lacey 11) def by Gordon 7/179 (McLerie 2/12, Salmon 2/25, Manning 2/26)

There was much excitement and anticipation around the new Brewer Shield season starting up. Up against the finalist from last year, the Manly girls were up for a contest.

Manly had 3 debutants in for the first Brewer Shield game, Sallie Molyneux after spinning a storm in 3rd grade, Renee Hough from the 3rd grade, who has been impressive all over the field and off it, and Annabelle Fegan fresh from some outstanding bowling performances in the local U15 comp. These girls were all looking to provide skill and confidence to the Manly team.

As unaccustomed the Manly girls were to be playing on a rough playing surface, captain Hannah Woolf won the toss and decided to have first use of the wicket, which looked lively upon inspection.

Annabelle and Chelsea McLerie opened the bowling – Gordon’s batting strength is there top 3. Early breakthroughs were going to be important.

Tight bowling had the Gordon openers on the backfoot. Chelsea found the edge and was backed up in 1st slip with Renee Hough taking a screamer.

After 6 overs, the opening bowlers had done the job – Gordon 1/9.  With some tough chances going down and unusual sloppy fielding, this cost the Manly girls a few wickets and runs. The Gordon girls put on 124 for the second wicket. Finally Jess Manning getting the breakthrough, with Kate Salmon taking a great overhead catch that was on its way to the boundary. Jess Manning got another soon after and the Manly girls were starting to chirp again. Gordon 3/130 after 30 overs.  With Sallie Molyneux spinning her web she was able to keep the runs down and pressure on. This resulted in her 1st Brewer Shield wicket with a great reflex caught and bowled. Building pressure with tight accurate bowling from Jess Mulcahy, Abbey Melville and Gemma Lacey kept the Gordon run rate quiet. Chelsea came back on and removed the dangerous opener 1st ball. Kate got the next 2 with accurate stump to stump bowling. The Manly girls finished strongly. Gordon finished at 7/179 leaving a solid run chase for the Manly girls.

After the girls finished lunch, throwdowns started in preparation of the Manly innings. Our new Brewer opening combination of Jess Mulcahy and Renee Hough strode confidently to the wicket. Uncharacteristically Jess played across the line of a full straight ball and was bowled in the first over. Kate Salmon was in at no.3 and looking for a big partnership with Renee. Trying to get as many runs as possible, Kate tested the third man’s arm and was run out, just as she was looking good.  Renee was getting her eye in, but the temptation of smashing one to ‘cow corner’ was too much. Playing across the line and losing middle stump in the process. At 3/13 the middle order came and went cheaply, Chloe Osborne and Hannah Woolf both out for 1.

Gemma Lacey and Laura Judson were both playing confidently looking to keep the score board ticking over. Hard hitting Gemma, was finding the boundary with a couple of great pull shots. Unfortunately, ball watching resulted in Gemma being run out for 11. Chelsea came to the wicket next looking to occupy the crease and stop the rot. Laura got a ‘peach’ from the Gordon leggie and was out stumped – 7/48.

Jess Manning confidently played aggressive shots to take the Gordon girls on. Chelsea was next to go with a sharp catch taken at short mid-wicket – 8/56.

Jess Manning was bowled after a quick fire 10. With our no 10 & 11 at the crease Gordon thought the game would be over soon. Abbey Melville and Annabelle Fegan had other plans. Playing confidently the pair put on the highest partnership of the day with 24 runs added for the final wicket. Abbey M -11 runs and Annabelle on debut with a team high score of 12. All out in the 30th over for 86.


Chelsea 2/12 off 6, Kate 2/25 off 7, Jess Manning 2/26 off 4, were the pick of the bowlers

Annabelle – HS with 12 no , Gemma, Abbey, and Chelsea all with 11 with the bat.


Not the start we wanted to the Brewer season. We know we can do it.

Hopefully we can bounce back next week against ND’s.


Awards went to:


  • 3 points – Kate Salmon
  • 2 points – Chelsea McLerie
  • 1 point – Jess Manning


  • Fielding award – Renee Hough




Kingsgrove T20 Cup

Manly 3/134 (Green 70*, Beadle 26) def by Sydney 6/135 (Gainsford 2/22, Hadley 2/28)

The Tahs travelled to Drummoyne Oval for their semi-final clash against Sydney in the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup. The Tahs were eager to turn around their loss against the same Sydney side from a month or so ago. The Tahs lost the toss and were sent into bat. Jack and Jay opened for the Tahs however were soon back in the sheds. Chris Green and Ahillen Beadle combined to get the boys back on track and took the score to 73 before AB was dismissed for 28. Nappa entered the crease and ticked the score over before some late hitting took the Tahs to 3/134 off their 20 overs, Greeny remaining 70*.

With the ball Mickey and Jack opened but Sydney started strong with some powerful hitting. The Tahs found a breakthrough through Gainsy and began to turn the screws. Sydney were well poised to take the win, however the Tahs fought back strong late but it was not meant to be with Sydney winning 6-down with two overs to spare. Not the way the Tahs wanted to finish their campaign however a lot of positives to take into the Big Bash for some players and onto next year for others.