Another great weekend for the Waratahs. A Women’s triple header at Manly Oval (doubling as a National Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser), 4 from 5 for the Men, 4 from 4 for the Women. It doesn’t get much better.
The weekend started well on Saturday with some hard fought victories in W3s, M1s and M5s, a fairly comfortable win in M4s, and a smash up in M2s.
Unfortunately M3s batting let them down for the second week in a row, but they are too good not to come back and push deep into the finals.
But it got better on Sunday with a big win in Brewers and W1s, with a close win wedged in the middle of the day for W3s.
Enjoy the below match reports. Go Manly!
Andrew Jamieson was at his devastating best on Saturday against Sutherland. The conditions were in his favour, but Jamo is the type of bowler who takes advantage of anything that comes his way. His seam bowling was perfect for the scenario, and completely destroyed the Sharks.
Eliza Henry takes out our Seadrift Distillery Female Player of the week.
Eliza‘s incredible 64* off 53 balls set up the Brewers Shields inning perfectly. She ended up batting the entire innings allowing the side to get to a defendable total.
She also backed up this performance with 41 off 38 balls in the Women’s 2nd Grade game, showing her continued consistency opening the batting.
What started out as a raining Sunday soon turned into a tropical humid sunny morning.
Jay won the toss and elected to bowl to try to make the most of the moist conditions. Sutherland started off well at 3 for 160 after 30 overs. We lost Jack early in the innings unfortunately with a side strain. Luckily, we had new Manly young gun Harry to help out in the field. Wickets were shared around at one a piece with Mickey, Seward and Foster bowling tightly. The super star of the bowling innings was no other than AB (in the team of the century) picking up 3 wickets. Good to have him back! Sutherland were bowled out for 222.
Manly started the chase well at 2 for 80 with both Joel and Brewster getting us off to a flying start. Faz and Jay played outstanding through the middle both getting past 50 and getting us in a strong position to chase the total. Unfortunately, both were dismissed before reaching the total however AB came the rescue with a well-played 20 not out before hitting the winning runs in the final over.
3 Points – Jay Lenton
2 Points – Ahillen Beadle
1 Point – Ryan Farrell
s arrived at Glenn McGrath Oval to coastal showers, resulting in a delayed start. Once the rain subsided, the covers came off and what presented was a green wicket with a tinge of grass. The groundsman finished his preparations, and an 11am start was scheduled.
A great game of touch in the warmup saw a competitive fixture and a 2-1 win to the Top 5. A Jordan Daly special sealing the deal for the 5. The toss was next and Jamo won the toss and elected to bowl, a good toss to win.
Tommy Kaye started off and after 5 balls another shower came and we went off for rain. Scattered showers continued and finally, after about 45 minutes, the covers came off and we were good to start again.
Tommy finished his over and Jamo came on at the other end, which saw the start of a great partnership, and an even more special spell. Jamo and Tommy went right through the Sutherland side, with Jamo taking 7fa and Tommy taking a 2 (although deserved more). They were all over the Sutherland batsmen, and showed they had no rust following 2s first game back after the Christmas and New Year break. Counsell finished off the tail and the Tahs were set 46 to win.
Brynn and Ben Bryant opened up, and showed strong intent, with Brynn wanting to wrap things up quickly, scoring 31 off 14 (with some monster sixes) and Ben scoring 12 to get the Tahs home none down.
A great bonus point win for 2s to see us continue our great form and stay atop of the 2nd grade ladder.
3 Points – Andrew Jamieson
2 Point – Tom Kaye
1 Point – Brynn Mendel
he 3s boys turned up to Graham’s with hopes to post a better performance than the week before. Rain struck early delaying the game to a 11:15 start and giving the groundsman a chance to get the pitch ready for play. The pitch at the start of day was a little soft on top catering to the Sutherland decision to send the Manly boys into bat.
At the start of the match Keelan and Sam Hole looked to be in good shape with controlled shots and an aggressive 4 down the ground from S Hole. The soon after departure of Sam sent Lachie Charles in to bat and the two batsmen on the ground fought hard for 10 overs occupying the crease and seeing off the new bowlers. Things were looking good until the unfortunate dismissal of Charles and the soon dismissal of Keelan. What followed in the next 5-10 overs was very disappointing as we lost a clump of wickets in quick succession for the second week in a row. Only a resilient, positive 28 from Lachie Kerr with a couple long 6’s saw us scrape our way to 80.
With such a low total it would of been a post Christmas miracle to get the win. Fast bowling from Matty Sunshine and some challenging swing bowling from Fraser didn’t prove enough to make an early breakthrough. Lachie Kerr, L Trewartha and Hayden Williams bowled with decent accuracy. L Trewartha dismissed the captain with a stumping 2 runs short of a Sutherland victory.
A disappointing team performance, with lots of learnings to put into action to ensure there isn’t a repeat. Good opportunity to bounce back next week against a strong Parramatta side.
3 Points – Lachie Kerr
2 Points – Not awarded
1 Point – Not awarded
he mighty 4s boys made the trip down to the shire for their first game of the new year. A strong lineup full of regulars with Jack Ritchie subbing in for Parko. Rochy lost the toss and was sent in after a slight rain delay (47 overs a side).
The order struggled early with good bowling at 3/20 before experienced heads Nick Rigg and Ritchie built a partnership much to the delight of the captain after his class pre game speech “don’t loose wickets in clumps”. They continued to tick over the scoreboard before Rigg (48) was run out at the non strikers end off a beautiful Ritchie straight drive. Club debutant Jayden Kennedy continued with the momentum and bashed a quick fire 40. Ritchie fell for 45 and Dunnachie made 30 with a few powerful blows. Finally with innings finished with James Waddington coming out at 11 and whacking his first and the last ball for 6 to finish with a 600 strike rate. We finished with 9/214 off our allotted overs, a very defendable fourth grade score.
The momentum from the big finish continued into the bowling with Dunnachie (3/17) and Dr Roch (2/39) taking 3/35 off the first 10. A few partnerships were built across their innings but the bowlers toiled hard to out play Sutherland. Cumming came on to clean up the tail and took a maiden 5 fa (5/28) for the club. All the catch chances were taken with the side showing little signs of post Christmas break rust. Overall the Manly boys outclassed Sutherland bowling them out for 154 from 38 overs.
3 Points – George Cumming
2 Points – Nick Rigg
1 Point – Evan Dunnachie
ith a delayed start caused by rain, had the manly boys and volunteers working hard to move a pool of water from the covers using anything and everything available to the boys, x2 supper soapers, x1 big wheelie bin and a few small buckets, the boys managed to have the covers dried and taken off ready to start this very close competition.
The captains walked to the middle and Captain Simon Waddington continued his good form by winning the toss and sending Sutherland in to bat on a well prepared wicket, hoping to make the most out of the overcast conditions,
Looks like the decision was well paid off as Manly’s Opening bowlers started strong and managed to build early pressure with perfect hard length bowling, great buzz in the field and all the boys up and ready for the competition. It wasn’t long before the first few Sutherland wickets fell and the Manly boys were up and really ready to put the pressure on having Sutherland 5 for 80 at one point, Sutherland then started there fight back with one player taking his chances hitting over the top and really pushing back on the Manly boys, Enter Beau Kelly Fresh from his first spell already taking x2 wickets, came on with fire in the eyes and managed to blast through the Sutherland in form batsman smashing into the top of Off stump and sending him on his way, Beau then continued on to tear through the rest of the Sutherland Batsmans finishing with Amazing Figures and his first 5 wicket haul for the season finishing with amazing figures of 5/23 and great support from Will Matherson with 2/32,
Manly’s Feilding was also a stand out today seeing the boys put bodys on the line, always buzzing and looking like a well oiled machine.
Sutherlands innings finished Setting the Manly Boys a run Chase of 193 to Win.
Manly’s run chase got off to a great start both openers pushing quick singles and punishing any loose deliveries. The in-form Matt Evans was looking like he was going to go on and score big once again but unfortunately fell just before drinks Scoring a solid 25.
enter Preston Lee ready to support Jack Donnan who was going along smoothly making scoring look easy, with some quality straight drives. Preston and Jack continued the run chase easily able to get above the required run rate and were doing it easy, with the ground now dried up and the ball running fast and getting great value for runs. Jack Donnan was the next to fall after reaching his half century and finishing on 63, well batted Jack, Preston Lee was put in a hard place because of the delayed start he was left to choose between scoring his half century or missing his flight overseas, the young man decided to go for it and tried to add as many runs as possible before falling on 40 but we are all sure he would of scored much more. Manly now only needing about 35 more runs for victory were steered home by a very experienced batting performance by Liam Dinan finishing with 23 not out, playing some elegant lap sweeps and big hitting over the infield, supported by Chris Halloran at the other end to whittle down the last few runs and got the job done with a few overs to spare
Manly Defeated Sutherland and will take this Momentum into their next match against Parramatta. and hope to continue this winning form into their back end of the season push.
3 Points – Beau Kelly
2 Points – Jack Donnan
1 Point – Preston Lee
he 2023 season started with a great t20 triple header at home raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With great weather conditions, Womens 1s were keen after witnessing both Brewers and 2s be victorious. Mik finally won a toss and elected to bat! We opened with Sas and Shiv our NSW breakers duo. Sas (38) got us off to a great start with great intent and found the boundary with ease. Our newest English import, Kelly (21) came to the crease, showing her experience and skill to increase the run rate as she hit some great boundaries. Mik (18) and Shiv (31) had a great partnership in the back overs, running hard between the wickets. A highlight of course being Mik’s ramp shot. Annie came in with an over remaining and could only manage a run, bringing in Sarah who finished on 4. Overall, a great team batting performance as we finished on 132 of our 20 overs.
We opened the bowling with Kelly and Mik who got us off to a good start. Kelly took the first wicket as Kristie took a nice catch at mid off. Emma came on with immediate impact as Bankstowns other opener was dismissed, this time stumped by Katie with some great glove work. Manly were able to keep the wickets flowing, not allowing Bankstown to create any partnerships. Emma picked up another wicket, bowling Bankstowns number 3. Next over Kristie picked up a wicket thanks to another superb stumping from Katie. Chelsea, Laura and Annie each picked up two wickets as we bowled Bankstown out in the 15th over for just 68 runs. A great start to the year with an all round excellent team performance. The girls look to keep the momentum going into our 50 over match next week against Universities.
2 Points – Sas Horley
2 Points – Katie Letcher
2 Points – Kelly Castle
omen’s 2nd grade turned up to Manly Oval on Sunday, with it looking a bit more pink then normal for our national breast cancer funds raiser. With the freshly rolled pitch by dunc, Mia won the toss and elected to bat.
Eliza and Kelly (on Manly debut) opened the batting and got us off to a solid start. The loss of Kelly in the third over brought Mia nel to the crease. These two put on a great partnership for the middle stint. It was hot out in the middle but they managed to find the gaps and rotate the strike well. Eliza was dismissed for a well made 41 off 38 balls. With a couple quick wickets, the run rate slowed down a bit and with a last push at the end from Renee and Chelsea we were able to score 5/121 off the 20 overs.
With 121 on the board to defend, Emma and Chels opened the bowling. Bankstown got off to a flying start, going at 10 an over for the first 3. Emma got the first breakthrough of the day with an lbw. A quick thinking run out from Mia nel put us back ahead of the game. Bankstown slowly started to tick over the runs but at a much slower rate then previously. Two quick wickets from Kelly and another run out from jazzy and we were looking good. A partnership from the number 3 and 7 bats made it a bit too close for comfort at the end with Bankstown needing 18 off 3. Needing 9 off the last over, a no ball from having too many outside the ring meant it got even closer but we stayed cool calm and collected and managed to get over the line keeping Bankstown at 5/118 off their 20 overs and coming away with a win.
3 Points – Eliza Henry
2 Points – Mia Nel
1 Point – Kelly Castle
ith Saturday starting with a thunderstorm, all of third grade had their fingers and toes crossed for the weather to clear up, and boy did it! The sun came out with a vengeance and we ended up playing a sweltering game against Sydney at Balgowlah!
After Renee won the toss, we were sent out to bowl. We were off to a cracking start with 4/13 off 4 overs, including 2 stunning catches by Emily off Jamie’s bowling, and 2 LBWs from Sallie. Unfortunately, from here we slumped a little and allowed Sydney to end their innings on 6/92. Shoutout to Emily for a THIRD amazing catch and Renee’s bowling 1/1 off 1.
Going in to bat we had a good mindset that we could chase the total down. Chloe was our rock, staying out for almost 19 overs. She was well supported by Renee who retired on 30*. Our run rate was a bit slower than it should have been so it was really tight into the last few overs. In the last 2 overs we needed 11 to win the game! We got one run, then two wickets were taken, and one more run to finish off the second last over. The final over came around needing 9 to win. Sophie and CP pushed hard for some much-needed singles and after a lucky wide needed two runs off the last ball. A short bowl gave way to a pull shot from Sophie and the 2 runs were in the bag!
We of course celebrated with a loud team song and went home to get ready for a big day of pink stumps on Sunday!
2 Points – Renee Hough
1 Point – Chloe-AManda Bailey
1 Point – Jamie Loh
1 Point – Sophie Beukers
1 Point – Sallie Molyneux
rewers kicked off 2023 supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation with a pink stump’s triple header at Manly Oval competing against Gordon. Stand in captain Sophie Lowry won the toss and chose to bat.
Eliza Henry and Hannah Moss opened the batting with intent consisting of quick singles and strategic batting allowing an outstanding partnership of 130 runs. With Eliza scoring an impressive 64* off 53 balls and Hannah unfortunately just falling 4 runs short of her half century. However, this allowed a quick cameo from Charlotte Croll scoring a quick 10 runs off the last couple of balls in the innings.
Manly carried their momentum through to the fielding innings with good energy and a strong mindset for Darcey’s first over, followed by Lara’s first over, a wicket maiden. Tight bowling displayed by the opening bowlers kept the Gordon openers only with 8 runs in the first 6 overs, with Darcey also securing a wicket. Gordons run rate was continuing to stay low throughout the overs especially in the 13th over with Eliza Henry bowling a wicket maiden off her first over. Eliza finished off the bowling innings creating a tricky catch opportunity off the last ball of the match at mid-off where Darcey took a brilliant catch by juggling the ball until it was safely secured in her hand. This left Gordon at 5/73 resulting in a bonus point win. Well played by all the Brewers girls and for their support towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
3 Points – Eliza Henry
2 Points – Hannah Moss
1 Point – Lara Hughes