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Young Tahs Flourish while Tough Track Back for Higher Grades – Weekend Wrap Rnd 4 (Day 1) + Women’s 2nd, 3rd and Men’s T20

It was a tough weekend for the top grades against the Eastern Suburbs Dolphins on Saturday. 1st grade have already suffering a first innings loss at Waverley Oval, but with a day to play next week some hard work could bring 2nd innings points into play. In 2nd grade a defiant last wicket stand took the visitors to an imposing 323 at close of play despite earlier having Easts 9/189, while 3rd grade were also put on the back foot after being reduced to 3/5 and ending the day at 6/68 after bowling Easts out for 157 courtesy of an impressive 5fa from Uncle Mick Counsell. Skipper Nick McLachlan (28*) and Zach Trewartha (5*) remain at the crease.

4th Grade are 0/19 after rolling the visitors at Grahames Reserve for 167 thanks to a brilliant bowling display from Joel Davies (7-31), while Josh Wigney also chipped in with 2 wickets. 5th Grade had a dominant day with the bat, amassing 322 thanks to a commanding 72 to Jack Melchiore and repeat half-centuries to Oscar Lucius and Ollie Melville.

On another positive note, all of Manly’s Junior rep teams from u/11s through to u/16s  registered wins in their rep fixtures on Sunday. While also on Sunday 1st Grade were able to turn things around with a strong 39-run win over the North Sydney/UTS Bears at North Sydney Oval thanks to Chris Green (64) and Jack Edwards (a 6-ball 23) with the bat while the wickets were shared with 2 apiece to Sam Gainsford, Ryan Hadley and the Edwards brothers. 

4 Pines Player of the Week

Joel Davies - 7/31

This week’s 4 Pines player of the week is none other than young Joel Davies, who has been going through a purple patch of form with the bat, but on Saturday in 4s was the destroyer with the ball. Brought into the attack with the score at 2-80 and an established opener still at the crease, Joel dried up the runs and struck with great consistency to remove first the opener before the entirety of the middle order. Taking the scalps of the opener and batsmen 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 Joel was instrumental in reducing Easts to a total of 167. Given the regularity with which totals of 250+ have been scored at Grahams Reserve in recent weeks this was a particularly good effort. Just to make sure his bowling figures didn’t overshadow his batting, Joel turned up to his Under 16 Rep match against Inner West Harbour and smacked another century. Congrats mate, not a bad weekend of cricket.
First Grade

Manly 91 (Foster 48*, J. Edwards 19) def by Eastern Suburbs 8/186 (J. Edwards 3-16, Green 3-33)

We won the toss expecting a tough first hour… it turned out to be a very tough first two hours.

All out for 91 by 12:30 due to an extremely strong bowling performance from the Easts opening bowler, Rowe, taking 7 wickets by standing the seam up beautifully and utilizing the conditions.

With 70 overs to bowl after lunch we bowled really well, sticking to our plans and managed to have them 8-180 overnight. Greenie and Mickey were the standouts with the ball but everyone who bowled was effective and performed well.

With 96 overs left in this game we firmly believe that we can turn the result around and come away with the 6 points.

Ahillen Beadle

Second Grade

Manly 0/0 v Eastern Suburbs 323 (Carden 3-47, Beatty 2-61 [21], Herd 2-54 [12.4])

Good morning, evening and night to the fans of 2nd XI,

2’s loss the toss this weekend and Eastern Suburbs selected to bat first on a flat wicket.

Eastern Suburbs started off well then took a very sharp U-turn with some less-than-average shots on display. Continuing on this road they continued to lose wickets at a regular pace throughout the day at 9-189. Wicket were shared around the team with Jake Carden taking 3 and Taylor Beatty, Andrew Hicks and Elliott Herd all taking 2 wickets.

Tragedy struck half way through the game in what puts everything into perspective. A young man was hit by a van coming up Sydney road on his bike, Taylor Beatty the team doctor was quickly on site to do his part. The game was stopped as a chopper was called upon, which landed on a length upon arrival. This was a first for most involved and serves as a reminder to be safe, wear a helmet and keep your eyes peeled.

What happened next was simply last wicket terror…..  to what seems like a reoccurring problem for 2’s. With Remond (batting 9) putting on a display of timing to making a 116* and Skelly number 11 making 50. To be fair they batted very well on a very flat pitch and only the players on the field were wishing they were somewhere else.

Eastern Suburbs ended up with 323 for the day all out leaving Manly with a big total to chase on day 2.

Thank you to Willy boy for transporting the helmets on and off the field for the duration of the in a majestical fashion.

Elliot Herd

Third Grade

Eastern Suburbs 157 (Counsell 5-42) v Manly 6-68 (Lea 20, Mclachlan 28*)

The Manly Boys rolled in bang on time for their 3rd Grade clash with Eastern Suburbs, some delays on the bridge and some poor navigation wasn’t an issue. The pitch looked flat, the sun was out – a perfect day for batting. So we of course lost the toss and were forced to bowl.

Their openers lived dangerously edging and bunting their way to a solid start before Counsell made the first break through. The pitch varied in bounce and provided a small challenge for the batsmen early. Eastern Suburbs were chugging along nicely after the first session at 1-50 before a dreadful cordial mix and some stern words from skipper Mclachlan brought about a few quick wickets. Isaiah sliding one onto the outside edge and Counsell obliterating some stumps was exactly what the doctor ordered.

The day rolled on and the boys didn’t let up Griffin and Counsell bowling very well backed up by Brad Wilson, Lachie T and Isaiah Vumbaca. Steady wickets and a fine bowling display to rip apart the tail big Micky Counsell stormed to his first 5fa of the season and Manly were able to bowl out Easts for 157.

Going into bat the boys new the key was a solid start on a pitch that was now keeping very low with some variable bounce and a some demons. Enough to keep Easts interested. One particular umpire continued to struggle as he had all day and this was no exception as Ned Hole was given caught down legside when it was clearly off his hip. However no disputing 4 of the next 5 dismissals as the ball kept low and demolished the stumps of Matt Brewster, Jordan Daly, Griffin Lea and Isaiah Vumbaca. Amidst all this Jacob O’sullivan somehow knicked off? 

Struggling big time at 6-30 the skipper and our long haired ginger man Zach combined to grind and slash their way to 6-68 at the end of the days play giving the boys a sniff at pulling off a come from behind win on day 2.

Notable performances: Counsell 5fa and Mclahclan 30 odd not out.

Jordan Daly

Fourth Grade

Manly 167 (J. Davies 7/31) v Manly 0/19

4s turned up to a sandy Graham’s reserve on a great day for cricket. Hamish Starr talked up a big game about his touch footy but failed to impress the boys.
Gums lost the toss on a typical Graham’s deck and were asked to have a bowl. Wigney opened up and took two early poles in the first session which helped set up the day. Tight bowling from Bain at the other end without any luck did not go unnoticed. Seward and Starr followed bowling some thunderbolts, not getting any wickets but having the batsman in all sorts. Davies picked up one wicket before tea with Easts in a good position at 3-100.
A few wickets after lunch from Davies got Manly back on top allowing Gummer to come on and help finish off the innings taking 1 wicket for very few runs. Eastern Suburbs all out for 167. We then had to bat for 7 overs with both openers deciding against a nightwatchman.
Good decisions as Cohen played some glorious straight drives and Gummer looking his solid self finishing the day at 0-19 in a great position to take down the dolphins.
Joel Davies
Fifth Grade

Easter Suburbs v Manly 322 (Melchiore 72, Melvill 61, Lucius 55)

The 5s boys travelled out to somewhere near Maroubra to a very dry but nice looking oval. On a green but flat deck we were aiming to bat first and set the tone for the match. We did just that when Rochie lost the toss.
The first session went exactly according to plan. 0-52 at first drinks break. Jimmy Buchanan and Jack Melchiore were making it look easy. Both openers were scoring quickly with a fast outfield making great value for shots. Buchanan fell for a well made 33. Melchiore took charge as no. 3 & 4, Healey and Osbourne both fell cheaply. In came Oscar Lucius. Melchiore and Lucius both looked comfortable with the all-pace Easts attack. Scoring fours all-around the ground both bats carried us into tea. Straight after tea Melchiore was given a dubious LBW decision. Out for 72. Just as he did last week Lucius took control of the game, whilst skipper Rochford chipped one up in the air for a quick 6 runs. Lachie Kerr arrived at the crease with the score 5-163 and hit some powerful drives. A 50 run partnership between these two before Kerr fell for 23. Lucius reached his second consecutive 50 but only achieved 1 better than last week (55).
In came Ollie Melville and Jordy Brewster. Some big hitting from this pair plus some poor bowling pushed the Manly boys’ total up. Brewster hit a 6 with the wind whilst Melville dispatched the Easts bowlers consistently to the boundary. The umpire didn’t like Brewster very much sending him off for LBW despite Brewster telling him that, “I hit the bloody thing”. The man in form Luke Morley came to the crease. Again he continued the quick scoring with Melville as the pair got out total above 300. The Easts boys were looking very demoralised as Melville was clinical and continued to find the boundary. Melville also reached 50 whilst Rochie, Dunc, Dougie and birthday boy Loz were cheering from the boundary. Melville fell for 66 and number 11 Toby Laughton had his chance. Eventually, Manly were bowled out on the last ball of the day for 320. A successful day in all as we look to bowl the defeated Easts side out next week for any score below 320.
Ned Healey
Manly Women's 3rd Grade

Campbelltown-Camden 87 (Molyneux 4-13) def by Manly-Warringah 6/188 (Crawford 51*, Gordon 35, Guyot 28)

Match Report – Manly v Campbelltown-Camden, 2 November 2019
The squad arrived at a very hot Raby Oval in Campbelltown, keen to play on a turf wicket and a well-maintained outfield for the first time this season. After inspecting the pitch, it was clear we wanted to bat first, and to our delight, Olivia Hough (c) won the toss, making our wish a reality.
Natalie Guyot and Kristie Crawford took full advantage of the quick outfield and got us off to a great start making some quick runs, bringing up a partnership of 52 before our first wicket fell. Not long later Kristie went on to make her third 50* this season in as many games, this time off only 40 balls. Her retirement meant that we got to the Hough sisters batting together. The following batters came in and played some nice shots and added more runs to the scoreboard. Sarah Gordon came in at 8 and made a nice partnership with Isabelle Keene to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Sarah went on and scored 35* – the second highest score for the team. We finished the innings on 6/188. A good score, and even better knowing that we did it without having one of our famous batting collapses.
We went in to field with great energy that had the opposition uneasy from the start. Gemma Lacey opened the innings with a maiden over, followed by another maiden from Kristie. They quickly dismissed the opposition’s opening three batters all for ducks. Alicia Humphrey came in to bowl and took two wickets in her spell – both predicted by Nat – and broke her third wicket curse with some fantastic bowling. The next four wickets were all Sallie Monlyneux’s. Her bowling was tight, calculated and incredible to watch. Sarah came on at the end to take the last wicket. Campbelltown-Camden were all out for 87 off 26.5 overs.
Much of this can be accredited to the seamless fielding performance by the team. Cam Pryor earned the fielding award by restricting the runs with some sharp fielding on the boundary. The energy was high, the chat was witty and the opposition couldn’t settle. Claire Waddington’s chat could be heard from across the field and was echoed by the rest of the team. An all-round great team performance, making the long drive worth it.
3 Points – Sallie Monlyneux
2 Points – Kristie Crawford
1 Point – Sarah Gordon
Fielding – Cam Pryor
Sarah Gordon
Women's 2nd Grade T20 v Sydney

Manly-Warringah 57 (Waddington 13*) def by Sydney 8/97 (Crawford 2-8)

It was the women’s second grade team’s debut at Manly Oval and Sydney won the toss and chose to bat first.  Our bowlers had an uneven start against some aggressive batting, and at 1-43 in the sixth over there were fears of conceding a 120+ total.  However a great catch from Mia Waddington, along with a run out from Nat Jonkers meant that two of Sydney’s key batters were dismissed. Some accurate bowling from Sienna James and a fantastic juggling circus act from Kristie allowed the score to be reined in. In the second half of the innings Manly took wickets regularly and conceded very few boundaries, after 20 overs in the field they were pleased to keep the opposition to a score of less than three figures.

The Manly team started its innings confidently with a fabulous boundary to Robyn Medley, but after two overs they had lost both openers and consequently were facing an uphill battle against a varied bowling attack.  Zara Shipp and Mia Waddington combined well for the highest partnership of the innings, but once Zara was unfortunately run out wickets again fell steadily and Manly were unable to regain momentum.  A tenacious last wicket partnership between the Waddington sisters kept a glimmer of hope alive for Manly, but it was ended by a mix-up running between the wickets.

The team fell disappointingly short this time, but there were noticeable improvements in the all-round bowling and fielding effort.

3- Kristie Crawford
2- Mia Waddington
1- Zara Shipp

Fielding- Nat Jonkers

Jess Kaye
1st Grade T20 v North Sydney UTS Bears

North Sydney/UTS 9/138 (Gainsford 2-12) def by Manly 9/177 (Green 64, J. Edwards 23, Merchant 20)

Jack Edwards picked up where he left of from the previous T20 game as he belted another amazing 1st ball cover drive for 6 to start the Manly innings from Left arm Spinner M. Jenkins.
JED abused the first 2 overs of power-play with a quickfire 23 from just 6 balls including 3 sixes. Unfortunately he couldn’t kick on and fell to a good catch from their keeper by a top edge pull shot.
Skipper Jay Lenton and Chris Green batted a further 3 overs to tick the scoreboard until Jay was dismissed for 11 in the 5th over at 2/41. 
Greeny provided a good platform after the power-play, backed up from the middle order to establish a good foundation for power hitting from Joel Foster and Ryan Farrell. Chris Green eventually dismissed for a professional 64 runs from 45 balls including 4 sixes and 4 fours.
We ended up 8-177 on a beautiful batting wicket and thought that was par for a small North Sydney Oval.
To keep up with the trend for spinners to open the bowling in T20, Sam Gainsford took this opportunity and delivered with his third ball, taking the big wicket of their skipper T. Jagot. 
Wickets fell consistently in the power-play overs and it was evenly shared by the Manly bowlers to dominate North Sydney’s start of innings at 4/40 odd. 
Some clinical hitting from one of their batters (O.Knight) ensured the game was still in the balance however a crucial wicket from Ryan Hadley turned the table towards the Tahs and we kept our foot on the pedal by continuously picking up their lower order wickets and the Bears were struggling at 8-95 from 14 overs. 
North Sydney finished their innings at 9/138 from their 20 overs. 
All the Manly bowlers stepped up this game especially from the Edward brothers and Sammy Gainsford at top.  
Manly’s dominant 39-run win move back into the Top 4 in the Kinsgrove T20 Cup.
Ahillen Beadle