This weekend saw an outstanding clean sweep for the girls and another dominant one for the men.
On Saturday M1s and M2s ended up in front in their 2 day clash while only M5’s 1 wicket loss prevented a clean sweep in the other grades. M1s have already taken 1st innings points thanks to 4fas to both Steve O’Keefe and Jake Carden, then a brilliant maiden ton from Jack Edwards, well supported by Ben Bryant. An Isaiah Vumbaca 100 led the way for a big M2s total of 346, with all batsmen chipping in. M3s and M4s both recorded dominant bonus point wins, Josh Seward the star with 5fa in 3s, while Glynn Archer was again superb with the ball in M4s, supported by Adam Gummer and Lachlan Charles with the bat. M5s snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. After having Mosman 9/86 chasing our 150, the last pair put on an outstanding partnership for Mosman to pass us with 2 balls to spare. Finally in W3s it was the Hough show with both Renee and Olivia staring with the bat, Olivia’s innings especially was a fine captains knock.
Sunday was another winning day for the Waratahs with a clean sweep across the board. W2s had a very impressive victory over Sydney, Charley Camburn the clear standout with 4 wickets and an unbeaten 45, steering her team through a sticky last part of the innings. Brewers had a mighty win thanks to Kate Salmon (36) and Chloe Osborne (34) after Mia Nel continued her good form with the ball, taking 3/2. Finally, PGs had a very strong win to keep their unbeaten start to the season intact with a 7 wicket win. All bowlers contributed with the ball, as did all 5 bats used, with Joel Foster definitely led the way with 74.
The all-round ability of Isaiah Vumbaca has been on show for a few years now. Whether it be with bat, ball or in the field, the saucy Italian has been dishing up plenty of quality of late.
On Saturday it was with the bat. Coming in at 4/126, the innings could have gone either way but Isaiah battled hard for 183 balls to put his team in complete control, dismissed while looking to press home the advantage when over 300.
One of the clubs most popular players, we are all incredibly pleased to see Izzy’s success, and even more pleased that he is this weeks 4 Pines Player of the Week.
On a beautiful manly day, to good for cricket, Randwick Perersham won the toss on what could have been excused for Sydney road.
Both Jack and Ryan bowled well claiming wickets in there opening spells, with some searing fast bouncers from Hadlee to start the morning leaving Randwick petersham 4-77 at lunch.
From then on it was the Jake Carden show with him taking 4-24 and ripping the heart out of a young inexperinced side. Jake has been impressive this year being mr consistency with his change ups and bashing a relentless length.
Some great catching at short cover by Jack Edwards and behind the wicket from Ollie Davies and Jay Lenton were worth a mention.
Randy Pete’s were all out for 98 in 43 overs, Sok also got 4fa-standard.
Step up Jack Edwards with his first 100 in first grade at nearly a run a ball. Geez this kid can play, with shots all round the park and a great partnership with Benny Bryant (72) they both took the game out of reach for the opposition and have Manly well placed to get 10 big ones next week.
Second Grade ventured out to Coogee Oval for a consecutive away game after a solid performance against Bankstown last week. Sitting on top of the ladder, the Waratahs were keen to solidify top position and conditions were perfect for a day of cricket. We were then blessed with an early miracle heading towards the holiday season as skipper Jamieson was able to win the toss. Manly batting first.
The batting lineup was confident of back ending a large score if we did the hard yards early and kept wickets in the bank. Weston and Brewster took it to the Randwick attack early, scoring at over a run a ball and reaching close to 50 by the 8 over mark. Unfortunately both were dismissed within two overs and Davies and O’Sullivan had to consolidate. The pair steadied the ship well, with a slow outfield runs were hard to come by. Utilising the right/ left hand combination the opposition attack could never settle in to a plan. Once Sullivan was dismissed Gainsford took over and batted well. Joel reached his half century but was then given LBW. Vumbaca and Gainsford again dug in continuing where they left off from Bankstown last week.
Despite batting well we were losing wickets just as we seemed to be getting on top. Kaye and Vumbaca then continued the theme of left/right hand partnerships and batted beautifully. The pair punished anything wide through the covers and took advantage of the spinners. The partnership lasted 40 overs and took us just short of the 300 mark. Isaiah was given a chance late on and made Randwick pay notching up yet another second grade hundred. Well batted Izzy!
With wickets in the shed and some big hitting from Hole and Jamieson, Twos managed to end the day on 346 and are confident we can create ten chances next week.
The third grade lads rocked up to 3 beans cafe in the hope of quality breakfast and good food. What eventuated was total chaos as a late change in venue resulted in under cooked porridge, late bacon and egg rolls and numerous fines for our skipper who lost his car keys under the immense pressure to bounce back after last weeks defeat.
The boys were first out to warm up and the newly formed “Floopy XI” completely out skilled the capped nerds to claim bragging rights in the inaugural/weekly touch game. Sammy Hole lost the toss and the boys were sent into the field for the first time this year.
Josh Seward and Josh Wigney opened the bowling for the Tahs with partnership bowling being the key aspect we focused on. Seward was outstanding in his opening spell, claiming the first 5 wickets with sheer pace and accuracy. His spell was only possible with Wiggers bowling lines and lengths from the other end and keeping the consistency we know he brings. An outstanding opening partnership of bowling saw the Whales fall to 5-38.
Restrictions got the better of Seward and Neal Prowse and Michael Counsell came into the attack with immediate rewards. Both grabbing a wicket, however Counsell’s more expensive as an appeal for LBW led to a sharp fall on his wrist and a trip to Northern Beaches Hospital after the days play. Lachie Trewartha claimed top bunk status with a wicket on the stroke of tea and Alex Bain claimed the final two wickets as the Tahs bowled the Whales out for 81 in 36.4 overs.
The two Webber’s, Sam and Max, returned to the top of the order with partnerships being the key once again. At 0/37 we started strong however Max fell to a strong catch in gully and Sam fell to a dubious LBW call to leave the Tahs 2/38. Jordy Daly and Neal combined to see the boys home to resound an outstanding bonus point win and return to the winner’s circle.
Huge day for the Tahs as 3s look to kick on next week against Randy Pete’s at home.
3 Points – Josh Seward
2 Points – Alex Bain
1 Point – Lachlan Trewartha
The Manly boys arrived at Grahams after a convincing win the week before and looked to continue with their winning ways. On a new pitch, the boys could put aside the demons that laid within the previous pitch that was use the last two weeks.
With the footy being left behind at Bankstown, the Manly boys had to change up their routine with run throughs that asserted early dominance over the rivals from the other side of the bridge. With the plan to bowl no matter what, Gums lost the toss and the boys were sent into the field. An early win.
Glyn (3 wickets) started the roll with an early wicket in the opening overs before a long partnership of 30 runs halted the momentum. With excellent bowling from the boys to restrict the runs during this period, pressure began to build on the mosman batters with Rhoop and Osbourne both getting 2 and 3 wickets respectively. Manly continued to increase the pressure through the young Andrew Boulton. Adding another 2 to his wicket tally this year, Boults continues to grow into his size 13 shoes and is becoming a key figure in the 4s bowling attack this year. Keeping Mosman to just under 130, the Manly boys got the most out of the wicket early on and continued to show the strength of the bowling attack this year that could be the strongest bowling attack in the comp. Archer then finished up the tail and ended with 3 wickets to further continue his dominance with the ball at the start of the year.
The boys got off to the start that was desired from them with Slothy and Gummer getting the boys to 50 in no time. Slothy(21) continued his form from last week hitting the ball to all parts of the ground while Gummer continued to show his experience in all forms of the game, putting away the bad balls and respecting the good ones. Dom joined Gummer at the crease and the pair continued to increase the run rate to give the team a possibility of a bonus point victory. With Skid’s presence around the group, the boys solely focused on getting the bonus point victory. Dom fell for (12) taking on a quick single before Gums fell for 43. Osbourne and Charles were then given the task to see off the last 50 runs off 8 overs before Osbourne fell to a top edge. Rhoop then joined Charles in the middle and continued to strike at over a run a ball and continued to reach the boundary continuously. The boys got the score to below 4 an over before one big over from Charles saw the bonus point within reach. Bolts joined Charles to finish off the win and see the boys over the line for their 2ndwin of the season and sees the team within the top 6 on the ladder.
3 Points – Lachlan Charles
2 Points – Andrew Boulton
1 Point – Glyn Archer
After a close win the week prior the manly 5s looked ready to go. We focused hard in the warm up on a beautiful day down by Balmoral beach. With a win of the coin flip we went in to bat first.
Broome and Melchiore walk out to face the new ball with good intent and keen focus. After a maiden first over Broome looked to cut a short and wide delivery. A cross seam change up however brought an under edge to a diving forward catch from the Mosman keeper.
With Broome gone, Duly and Melchiore looked to consolidate and move the ball around with the opening bowler finding Melchiore’s edge after 8 overs, with the score at 2/23.
Duly joined by Cooper looked in fine touch moving our total past 50. A big appeal down the leg side to Coops led to his frustrating dismissal.
Charlie Johnston joining Duly was brought undone after a spin change up and some good variation shortly after his arrival. Soon after, Duly was caught by a freak one handed catch for 19, score now at 5-58. Billy O’Brien joins the battle with Melville falling in a few balls bringing the score to 6/59 after 22 overs.
Dunlop and O’Brien fight hard to keep the Tahs in the game. Looking to accelerate the run rate, now 40 overs down Dunlop is caught to a sharp catch at short mid wicket pulling hard off the spinner for 20. O’Brien stumped working hard to put runs on the board for 29. The Doc swashbuckling his way to a incredibly quick 26 leaving us with 151 runs on the table.
We were fired up to bowl well after what was known to be plenty of runs missed out on with the bat. The Doc opening up the bowing went bang with a sharp catch to Broome 3 balls in. The Doc didn’t settle and with some clinical out swing then in swing control trapped the number 3 in front in the first over with Mosman 2-1. Dunnachie running in from the top end with excellent precision after 8 overs brought a clean nick to Dunlop to bring the score to 3/24. Dunnachie went again and splattered the stumps bringing the score to 4/27.
Waddington steps up to the crease and goes bang bang consecutively to rattle the skipper with stumps flying and a beautiful LBW hitting middle and off. Score now at 6/40. Melville brought on forced a wicket with the Mosman team reeling.
Cooper brought on did immediate damage with a catch to mid off with the score now at 8/82 after 26 overs.
Cooper spinning the ball well snatched an edge to keeper Dunlop up to the stumps with the score now at 9/86.
The Manly boys with some poor fielding, and plenty of chances grassed allowed the number 11 and number 8 to pile on the runs with the Mosman tail wagging as hard as it ever has. With 70+ runs scored by the last pair they passed out score with three balls left to a disappointing loss to the Manly 5s.
3 Points – Josh Cooper
2 Points – Billy O’Brien
1 Point -Reiley Dunlop
Beautiful weather and a picturesque pitch with a 40m boundary greeted us on Sunday as the PGs boys prepared to keep their unbeaten record in tact and carry the momentum of a successful weekend.
We had a like for like change with Ollie Davies being rested due to a hip injury and Jack Edwards coming back to lead the side. Unfortunately he didn’t start great and Easts won the toss and correctly chose to bat.
Edwards and Seward opened the bowling for the visitors and were met by some positive batting on what was clearly a good batting wicket. With Manly on the back foot early Edwards brought on Jacob O’Sullivan which lead to the crucial breakthrough. A brilliant piece of fielding by Lachie Trewartha lead to the second wicket and Manly were back in the grind.
From here Manly ground away at the Easts batting lineup and eventually battled to 9-207 off their 50 overs. A brilliant display of patience and persistence from the Manly bowling group, with the side thinking they had Easts at least 50 under par score.
Brewster and Foster started the innings off brilliantly in return putting on 94 for the first wicket. Edwards joined Foster at the crease and they quickly put on 40 before Edwards fell. Joel Davies carried the momentum on and when Foster fell to a dubious decision O’Sullivan came into to finish the game. A clinical batting performance, with the Manly boys hardly raising a sweat as the rest of the team watched and admired the batsman’s mindset and execution.
Still plenty to work on and we go again on Sunday against the unbeaten Gordon side. A huge challenge for the boys that they will be looking to attack, can’t wait.
The women’s second grade team arrived at Birchgrove Oval Sunday morning for their second game of the season against the top of the table, Sydney.
The girls from both sides as well as the umpires took part in a barefoot circle for Naidoc week before the start of the game.
The manly girls lost the toss and were sent out to field. Opening the bowling with Annie and Sienna, the girls had a strong start, with Annie taking a wicket. Chelsea then came on to bowl successfully taking a wicket also. Mikaela then followed to do what she does best, finishing her 4 overs 2/10. Highlight of the fielding innings would be Charley’s spell finishing with 4/17 of her 4 overs, coming very close to a hat-trick. Manly bowled the Sydney team out for 83 with Zara and Natalie taking the final two wickets.
The Manly girls were then into bat in a very strong position with Charley and Zara to open. With a solid 37 run partnership, Zara unfortunately lost her wicket after a quick 22 runs. Charley then went on to carry the team as the rest of the manly side collapsed around her, no other batter making more then 5 runs. The total was finally reached in the 18th over with Charley finishing on 45*.
The Manly girls are now sitting 2nd on the table after two strong wins, with a top of the table clash next week at Manly Oval.
3 Points – Charley Camburn
2 Points – Mikaela Turik
1 Point – Zara Shipp
Fielding – Niamh
It was a hot day at Balgowlah Oval and the girls were getting ready for a tough game as they faced Gordon who they had yet to win against. A bare foot circle was formed to acknowledge NAIDOC week and then the day was underway.
Liv Hough (c) lost the toss and Manly were sent in to bowl which is what they had wanted. The opening pair Olivia (0/4 off 4) and Sallie (0/9 off 3 ) only gave away 13 runs in the first 7 overs keeping it tight. Next came Charlotte (0/11 off 2) and Cam (1/18 off 4) with their speedy pace both getting wickets. Abby took an amazing catch at square leg off Cam’s bowling which gave Manly their first wicket. Gordon were now 1/23 off 8. The two spinner’s Jaz (1/14 off 3) and Mia (2/11 off 2) were now bowling. Manly’s second wicket was off Mia’s bowling which was smacked to mid-off into the safe hands of Charlotte. A new batter arrived to the crease and Mia bowled her middle stump for a golden duck. Manly were now on a hatrick ball which sadly was a dot. Keeping the fielding sharp and bowling tight, Manly kept Gordon’s runs low with 3/44 off 12. Jazz’s 3rd over of bowling and finally the batter pops one in the air which went straight into Sarah’s hands at point. The day was getting hotter but Manly stayed focused and kept the energy high. Cam came on for the 3rd last over and was bowling tight not giving any runs to Gordon, suddenly a miscommunication by the batters and Cam picks up the ball off her bowling and has a direct hit onto the stumps running out the batter – Gordon were now 5/72 with 2 overs to go. Sophia (0/7 off 2) came on to finish off the innings with giving only a few runs away. The innings were over and Gordron scored 6/79 off 20.
With only a couple minutes break the game was back on and Manly were chasing a nice figure of 80. Opening the batting was Sarah and Mia. Mia unfortunately was caught and bowled on her second ball leaving the crease disappointed and early and letting Steph come in. In the 3rd over Sarah (6) was bowled and Gordon were now 2/11 off 3. Renee (25) came in to replace Sarah and wasn’t afraid of playing her shots. In the 8th over Steph (4) was bowled leaving Renee and bringing Mason (1) in who was unlucky and got bowled by the same bowler. Olivia (25) was now coming in to join her sister. Manly were now starting to get worried but lucky Olivia and Renee worked hard and kept the run rate going. Unfortunately Renee was caught and bowled in the 10th over but leaving manly with a steady score of 5/37 off 10. Coming in to replace Renee was Abi (17*) who made a good partnership with Olivia giving us the winning runs. But Manly didn’t want to stop there, they were there to gain bonus points. Olivia looked like she was trying to reach for the stars coming out of her crease and sadly getting stumped leaving Jazz (7*) and Abi to hit some boundaries in the last 2 overs.
Manly had very tight bowling only giving away a couple sundrees and maintained their batting pace. A very well and deserved win against Gordon for the first time at home.
Up the Tahs!
3 points – Olivia Hough
2 points – Renee Hough
1 point – Abby Taylor
Fielding – Cam Prior
It was a very early wake up call for the Brewers girls to get to Raby for an 8:30 start. Skipper, Guyot won the toss and elected to bat. Laura and Nat opened, with an unfortunate early wicket which sent our skipper back to the sheds. Next in was Chloe and with another quick wicket down, we needed to get some runs. Chloe along with Kate gradually set the girls back on track and produced a solid partnership – Kate (36) and Chloe (34). A final knock from Ruby gave us a total of 4-104 and left the opposition worried.
In our fielding innings, we opened strongly with Jess Manning and Emily Horstead both having some very close chances. A good run out from Gem and our WK Nat quickly followed. Our second wicket came from Lacey in her first delivery of the day with a solid catch from Sallie. An amazing bowling spell from Mia Nel 3 for 2 off 4 overs (with great reflex catches from Laura and Kate) helped steer Manly to a convincing victory. An impressive direct run out hit from Emily and a clean bowled wicket from Kate finished the game with Campbelltown 7-69 off 20 overs.
A really good team effort by the Brewers girls today gave us another win. Thanks to our skipper Nat for the welcome ice blocks after a hot, humid game. Thanks also to our parents for their crack of dawn Sunday morning Uber service and wonderful support. Well done girls, go Manly!
3 Points – Kate Salmon
2 Points – Chloe Osborne
1 Point – Mia Nel
Fielding – Emily Horstead