Despite wins in M4s, M5s and W3s it was ultimately a disappointing Saturday in our Quest Events Play in the Day. Lachlan Coyte and Jack Melchiore led the way in M4s and M5s with solid match winning 100s that resulted in comfortable wins. W3s got the job done thanks to a good all-round performance from Sarah Gordon, while skipper Mia Nel showed her skill with the blade. M1s we’re well beaten despite a ton from Jay Lenton, while M2s lost a cracking sea-sawing contest. Finally M3s really should have romped home with their lineup but failed to fire, going down by 52 runs.
Four from five on Sunday though. A fantastic result in what was a huge occasion with our W1s first game in 37 years. The girls clean swept the day against Northern District Cricket Club in a brilliant start to the season. W1s were clinical with Saskia Horley the star in a D/L victory. W2s got home in a thriller thanks to Nat Guyot and Mia Waddington, while Brewers were too good for their north/west rivals in a big win. Our PGs got their campaign off to a great start thanks to great bowling from Hobson and Melville, and then a Seward power display with the bat. Finally M1s were comfortably beaten at the hands of Randwick-Petersham for the 2nd day in a row. Tough start for our top men but they’ll be back
It was one of the tougher decisions this week who to present the prestigious 4 Pines Brewing Company Player of the Week, with various colossal contributions across the grades. Taking the crown however, is none other than Lachlan Coyte, who steered 4th grade to a much needed victory on the weekend. It didn’t take long for the Orange local to shine under the mighty Waratah badge, batting with poise and elegance before raising the bat. Lachie has had a big pre-season, and to see the rewards flourish so quickly will be an enormous confidence boost for the season ahead. Lachie has set the blueprint for batting across the club for the season ahead, and we can’t wait to see him raise the willow many more times. Congratulations Lachie!
In a historic weekend for Manly Women’s cricket, the Seadrift Distillery Women’s Player of the Week for Round 1 is Saskia Horley. In her debut match with the Waratahs, Sas put on a commanding performance in our Women’s first grade T20 win against reigning premiers Northern Districts. With the bat Sas hit 55 from 36 deliveries, including 6 boundaries. Sas delighted the crowd with a mix of stylish and cavalier batting, including a couple signature ramp shots to boot. To top things off, Sas claimed 2 bowled wickets in her first over followed by a direct hit run out to all but seal our Women’s 1’s maiden victory. Congratulations Saskia and welcome to the club!
anly headed to Coogee Oval for round two. With Steve O’Keefe missing and the return from injury of Joel Davies the team saw the inclusion of two Manly Juniors in Joel Davies and Josh Seawood who would both make their first grade day debut. Jay Lenton won the toss and decided to bat on what looked to be a good wicket. Despite losing an early wicket Ahillen Beatle and Jay Lenton looked solid at the crease. Manly then lost two quick wickets which saw Ryan Farrel accompany Jay Lenton with the two rallying to put together a 163 run partnership . Jay Lenton then brought up his first hundred for the season in the 43 over . Manly finished their batting innings all our off 244 (Lenton 104 , Farrel 68).
Posting a competitive total the boys came out with plenty of energy, matched by one of the better opening spells seen in grade cricket . Greg West and Ryan Hadley looked unplayable early however bowled without luck. Despite West getting the wicket of Ben Mitchell , Randwick seemed to steady their batting innings . Tight bowling from the rest of the bowlers saw pressure building and eventually Manly would take their second wicket from the bowling of Joel Davies who took his first 1st grade wicket dismissing Riley Ayer . It must be noted the impact Anthony Sams had when he arrived at the crease looking to be extremely positive and ready take the game on . Sams finished 79 off 46 deliveries whilst his partner Will Affleck contently finished his innings on 96*. Randwick chased down the total in the 46th over 2 down
trademark 2’s breakfast featuring a $412 bacon and egg roll started the day nicely, with the first home game of the year hours away the boys were buzzing. With this season being majority one dayers a cagey move was made by club officials to import an Englishman from the World Cup champions motherland. Whilst forced to have Brekky by himself due to a communication breakdown the lads cracked on. Welcome Lammers.
No surprise to see Jamo walk back from the toss with a smile saying “won again boys”. On a nice looking wicket we batted first. A solid start saw 0/45 off 10 with Brewster and Weston (28) getting starts. Unfortunately neither converted and fell in quick succession. A jet lagged Lammers headed out with Jacob to rebuild before Jacob knicked off for a duck. 3 quick ones left us at 3/60. Gainsy and Lammers toiled away and took the score near 100 before both being dismissed. Isaiah was the main stay and batted really well for 62. With some very handy support from Tom Kaye (29) and Ned Hole (27*) the boys posted 218. A very defendable score.
Unfortunately it didn’t go our way in the field, 4 uncharacteristic catches went down which turned out to cost us. The boys fought hard to the end. Lost round 2 last year and we all know what happened. Lightning strikes twice baby.
e headed out to Petersham Park;
It was cloudy, dry but ever so dark.
With Sam Hole leading the main Grade;
We won the toss and the decision was made.
We would bowl into a swirling gale;
The openers begun with little avail.
The groundsman painted the lines to thin;
Too many no balls – did everyone check-in?
The captained raged at drinks;
Was the property market on the brink?
The Manly boys fought back;
Some decent balls and horrible hacks.
Trewartha and Dhillon combined to great effect;
Mick returned, a couple of wickets to collect.
170, a reasonable total to chase;
Why am I still on Counsell’s watch face?
A rusty start from the Manly batters;
A couple of quick wickets left us in tatters.
Webber held the team together;
A well made 20 lost to a feather.
Bain and Dhillon rebuilt and led the charge;
Unfortunately though, their total was just too large.
50 short, back to a bit of training;
Hopefully at least, if it ever stops raining.
2- L Trewartha
he fours boys were all excited and happy to be back at Grahams for their first game of the season against Randwick Petersham. Skipper Adam Gummer (Gums) won the toss on a hard tacky wicket and elected to bat first. Openers Gums and Lachlan Coyte (Coytey) manoeuvred singles before Gums was LBW for 9. Jake Osbourne hit a classy 14 with 2 stunning on drives for 4 before he was bowled with the score 2-52 after 13. After a couple of middle order wickets Coytey and club debutant Ellis Raymond played straight and put the bad ball away with a 75 run partnership at 5-161. But without a doubt the batter of the day was Lachy Coyte who anchored his bat till the 47th over with a highly deserved 110. Handy lower order contributions from the lower order boosted the total to 220-9 off the 50 with the boys fairly confident at the halfway stage.
Ben falconer and Jack Hobson took the new ball with Falcs getting the early breakthrough caught behind (5 overs 1-16). Lachlan Kerr (6 overs 1-11) came on first change and bowled with raw pace with great control combined with his bowling partner Oliver Melville (7 overs 1-22) who bowled exceptional line and lengths. With the game evenly balanced at 3-110 off 30 the spin bowling partnerships of Gums, Josh Cooper (10 overs 2-35), Ellis Raymond (10 overs 1-19) and Jake Osbourne (5 overs 2-24) sped through the overs with great consistency and plans with the required run rate slowly building until it was too much for the Randy Peats boys.
Overall, a day starred by Lachlan Coyte with the bat with a great all round team performance. The eyes are now all focused on a crucial away game at Western suburbs next week.
Lachlan Coyte 3
Ellis Raymond 2
Lachlan Kerr 1
By Josh Cooper
he 5s boys headed out to a windy Snape Park. Manly were sent into bat on a green but good pitch. Both Riley and Keelan started off positively through lots of swing. Keelan (5) departed after 6 overs with the score at 26. Jack Melchoire and Riley then carried on the intent, taking regular singles and hitting the boundary balls. Riley then departed for a well earned 37 while Jack continued to tick the score over. Jack batted in great partnerships with both Liam Dinan (19) and Simon Waddington (32) before bringing up a wonderful ton. While upping the run rate the lower order ran hard and pushed the boundaries before Jack departed for a great 110. The end score being 8/246 off the 50 overs
After the lunch break the Manly boys hit the field with a great intent and the great man Dougy at mid off. The innings opened with Josh Lawson (0-3 off 6) and debutant Seb Bush who picked up a maiden grade scalp with his 1/11 off 4 overs. Jake Hutchings dismissed the number 3 batsman with a wonderful run in the gully. out James Waddington (3/23 off 7) and Toby Laughton (4/15 off 6) destroyed the Randwick batting lineup along with the great slips catching by the team. Randwick were 9/41 before a brief last wicket stand before being bowled out for 72. An all round wonderful performance by the 5’s boys with both bat and ball as well as in the field.
Onto next week!
3- Jack Melchiore,
2- Toby Laughton,
1- James Waddington.
anly vs Randwick 14.11.2021 It was a tough day down at Manly for our 1st grade side. We batted first and unfortunately got off to a poor start loosing a few early wicket which we couldn’t fight back from. Elliot Herd (22) and Joel Davies (19) did their best to put together a defendable score but 104 just simply wasn’t enough.
With only defending 104 we needed to get off to a good start with a couple of quick wickets but it wasn’t to be. Randwick got off to a quick start and continued their momentum through the innings. Our bowlers didn’t bowl badly, it was always going to be tough when only defending 104. Randwick chased the runs down 2 down winnings by 8 wickets. Thanks to everyone who helped putting that amazing day together.
Huge thanks to Geoff Rogers for scoring, Juicy (Michael Shepard) for all his work, Gary Holmes and everyone else. It was great to hang around as a unit after the game and get behind the 1’s women’s side to see them get the win as well.
he manly boys rocked up to manly oval for their first Poidevin-Gray T20 game against Randwick Petersham. We started the game off a bit shakey then had a break through with wickets from jack hobson, ollie melville and Joel Davies Randwick ended up setting a total of 122 for us to chase down.
With our opening batters getting off to a great start and getting the boys to a good early start with josh Seward getting 37 and Joel Davies getting 19. With both of our openers getting out and a few quick wickets straight after the boys were still in the game with Evan Dunnachie scoring 29 and Keelan Mendel scoring 23 once even got out we only needed 16 to win and Keelan and josh cooper scored the final runs to put us across the line and to get the first game out of the way with a win is always a great way to start .
irst 1st Grade Women’s game since the 1983-84 season. An absolute honour for everyone playing, and a grateful testament to the efforts of our incredible coaching and management staff, whom we owe so much to. After a wild off-season, filled with staggered training sessions, Zoom strength and conditioning with Duncan, and dune running, we were looking forward to starting our 1st grade campaign at Manly Oval. Weatherwise, a relatively overcast day, but Mikaela won the toss and we were in to bat. Shivani and Sarah were set to open in their Manly debut, against their former team Northern Districts (also the 1st Grade premiers of the 2020-21 season). Scoring was set at around 5 runs an over, with both Shiv and Sarah playing some brilliant shots to get us going. Unfortunately, Sarah was dismissed in the fifth over, with Saskia coming in at three (also debuting). The partnership that ensued allowed us to set a strong platform, with Shiv manipulating the strike with ease, and Sas consistently executing text-book pulls, drives, and ramps. Sas was bowled in the 17th over for 55 off 36, and captain Mik came in to close out the innings with Shiv. Off our 20 overs, we ended at 2/131, with storm clouds looming nearby.
Laura and Mik opened the bowling, and we were desperately running between wickets to complete the minimum 5 overs required. Both bowled very consistency, and scoring was minimal. After the 5th over was (thankfully) bowled by Shiv, it began pouring, and we were sent off for around 30 mins, with ND’s 0-20. By the time the rain had ceased, we were allowed 5 more overs, and ND’s had been set a formidable 47 additional runs to win. Annie struck twice in the first over back, with Sas following suit with two of her own a few overs later. Shiv also picked up her debut Manly wicket. The innings ended with Sas collecting a run out off her own bowling, and ND’s 6-45 off 10 overs.
Overall, a decisive win to start our season. Looking forward to next week (another T20) against Universities at David Phillips :))
3 points: Sas Horley
2 points: Shiv Mehta
1 point: Annie Hutt
– Charley Camburn
n a windy day at Graham’s, the second grade girls were super pumped to finally get their
season underway. Our Captain Nat Guyot won the toss and elected to bat. Bringing experience to the crease we opened with Kristie and Nat. We were off to a good start with some quick singles but unfortunately Kristie was run out. A couple more wickets fell before Chloe Osborne and Nat Guyot steadied with a 57 run partnership. Looking for quick runs Nat was caught just short of her half century on 45. Chloe also put in a strong performance scoring 26 before being dismissed. To finish off the innings Renee, Mia W and Jess came in and just smashed the bowling scoring 9, 4*, 5*, bringing our total to 108. We knew we had to bowl well and field like demons to defend our innings.
Mia Waddington opened our bowling with express pace, she was bowling so quickly that even the speed gun couldn’t pick up the ball. Mia rattled the stumps with two early wickets which was just what we needed. A combined effort from all of our bowlers put the pressure on Northern Districts with Jess, Jazzy and Kristtie all keeping it very tight, making it hard for them to score. Chloe picked up the vital wicket of McTaggart with Charlotte taking a great catch. It all came down to the last ball where Northern District needed four runs for the win. Mia Nel held her nerve picking up a crucial wicket, keeping them three runs short and giving us a great win to start our season. A special mention to the Live Scorer who did a fantastic job :))))
he first game of the season for the 3rd grade girls was at our home ground Balgowlah Oval vs UTS North Sydney.
Making their 3rd grade debuts for Manly were: Ash Karcher, Brooke Frew, Emily Hatfield, Maya Nicey, and Sophie Beukers.
UTS won the toss and Manly sent in our opening batters Sarah Gordon and Ash. The pair reached 11 runs before Ash was bowled out and we sent Brooke in to join Sarah. Brooke was quick between the wickets which really added some momentum to our batting innings. Mia Nel and Sallie Molyneux managed to get some good runs in while facing some difficult balls. A special guest appearance from Renee Hough helped the girls get up to the 90s. Emily faced the last two balls and with her quick running with Maya, they brought our grand total up to 98.
Mason White was chosen to open the bowling, and managed to grab a wicket on the 4th ball with Brooke taking the catch. Our other wicket takers were Sallie, Sarah and Emily. With the bowling shared between every player, the Manly girls came out on top only letting UTS get to 82 runs.
What a great way to start our season!
unday saw our Brewer Shield girls kick off the season with a nail-biter of a game at Graham’s Reserve taking on Northern District. The girls were sent into bat and after an intense warmup was ready to play. Our openers, Caitlin (30) and Emily (33) were sent in and put on an amazing show. The girls managed a 64 run partnership before Caitlin was closely run out in the 13th over. Eliza (22*) was sent in to make a start to her innings. Shortly after this, Emily was caught and her fabulous innings was ended with a strike rate of 100. Brooke (9*) was sent in and Brooke and Eliza finished off our batting innings with 114 to defend.
After a short break, the girls energetically went into field. With great energy from our girls, the Northern District openers had a slow and shaky start. The first wicket came in the 7th over, Jazzy knocking the stumps right out of the ground. At this point, NDs were 1/9. The batters slowly added some runs to the scoreboard and the energy out in the field lowered. All of a sudden, Shae took an incredible stumping right out of nowhere. This lifted the mood for everyone. A couple of balls went by and she took another! This excited everyone as we noticed the batters starting to feel the pressure. Taking risky runs and hitting the ball into the air, we knew we were right around the corner from a fourth wicket. A few overs of unbelievable bowling go by and Emily manages a screamer of a runout, launching the ball straight into the stumps. NDs finished their innings 4/86. A very impressive start to the season, well-done girls!