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1st Grade: WCC 6d/346 DEF NWS 300

2nd Grade: WCC 160 DEF BY  NWS  281

3rd Grade: WCC   9d/256 DEF BY  NWS  8/ 260

4th Grade: WCC 5/184  DEF  NWS  183


5th Grade (Metro Cup Rd5): WCC  9d/242  DEF  UNSW 193 & 0/48

Masters: WCC  7/214 DEF Pennant Hills 7/169

 

FIRST GRADE

WCC lost the toss and were put in to bat on a good looking wicket at Weldon. At 2/42 North West Sydney would have been feeling happy with their start. 207 runs later, not so much. Khalid Sawas backed up his 77* last round with a superb century, including 20 boundaries and 5 sixes. It was some of the cleanest hitting seen at Weldon. He was backed up by skipper Tristan Rajah, who hit 95 off 90 balls, before being caught out short of his century.

 

Together Sawas and Rajah put on a record 1st grade partnership for Warringah, with 207, surpassing the previous record of 158 set in 05/06. When Rajah fell, WCC were in complete control at 3/249. A quick wicket followed before Nick Burrows joined Sawas at the crease, together they smashed a quick fire 69 run partnership before Burrows fell on 33. Sawas, who started slow on 11 runs from 42 balls, finally fell on 155 from 172 balls.

 

A superb knock which equalled the previous WCC 1st grade record highest score of 155* by Kamsen Rajah. WCC declaring on 6/346 from 58 overs. With 20 overs to bowl, and plenty of runs in the tank, WCC went on an all-out attack. NWS did the same, and their approach worked. NWS came out swinging and ended the day on 1/107. A day which saw plenty of runs, with bowlers copping the brunt. WCC in the box seat after day 1.

 

Resuming at Day 2, NWS 1/107, needing another 239 runs with 80 overs to bat. Alex Daniels continued his onslaught and raced away to 100 with ease. WCC toiled away with the luckless bowlers charging in on a flat wicket. NWS scoring at a quick rate before the breakthrough finally came via Glyn Archer. NWS 2/173. Danger man Daniels still in and hitting the bowlers all over park.

 

He brought up his 150 before part-timer Khalid Sawas came on and managed to get the crucial break-through. Daniels out for 164 from 137 balls. NWS 3/266, needing only 80 runs to win. WCC, after chasing leather all day, grew in stature and lifted with the big wicket. After the tea-break, the runs really dried up, and both Glyn Archer and Ben Wigney got key wickets to start the rot.

 

Cobi Stevens then came on and snared 3 wickets in 4 balls to cap an incredible fightback from the MIG. NWS, after cruising with the bat all day, lost 8/36 to hand WCC another victory. Glyn Archer on his return to Warringah finished with 4/65 from 25 overs, and Cobi Stevens showed he's a 1st grader taking 4/66 from 12.

 

First grade now sit 3rd with 12 points on the competition ladder.

 

 

SECOND GRADE

 

Day 1: Warringah lost the toss and we're sent into the field by North West Sydney. We got an early wicket but there was a pretty good first wicket partnership but the boys pegged it back with Andrew Mahn getting 2 wickets in two balls. Was a bit of a graft up till tea with a good partnership growing. Straight after tea a chance went down for each batsmen but we continued grinding on for the rest of the day and at stumps we had NWS 8-244.

 

Brilliant bowling all-round for the most part with a few chances put down and plenty that were just out of reach. End of day 1 Andrew Mahn 2, Luke Parkinson 1, Tully Moffat 1, Oliver Vinter 1, Blaney Powe 1 and two run outs from Oliver and Jarod Colyer.

 

Day 2: WCC needed two wickets to get. Tully Moffat opened up and took a wicket first over of the day. Last wicket put on another 40 odd and Tully took the last wicket. WCC needed 280 of 70 overs. Jack Heysmand and Jarod Colyer opened and looked pretty solid before Jack got a questionable decision. Lachlan Kerr and Jarod then were putting on a good partnership then drinks. Jarod was out soon after playing a stupid shot. Andrew Mahn was looking good hitting a few boundaries then was run out by Lachlan. Lachlan then left a straight one and he too was back in the sheds.

 

Guy Davies and Lachlan Molyneux were looking good up till tea. After tea NWS’s fast bloke came back on and Molyneux was out as well. Tully came out and copped an absolute seed from their gun leggie was clean bowled. WCC kept grafting with some textbook cover drives from Guy Davies but it wasn't enough. End of day Guy Davies 51* was the only stand out and WCC all out for a disappointing 160.

 

 

THIRD GRADE

 

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, 3’s got off to a poor start losing 4 early wickets to find themselves 4/26. Arbi Virdi and Will Yeaman came together and got us to tea at 4/90. After tea the green men lost Arbi for a very well made 57, shortly followed by Will for 41 leaving the score at 6/115. Tk and Liam Dinan put together a 103 run stand to get the boys in to a demanding position and the end of the days play at 9/256 with Tk finishing on 63 and Liam Dinan 57.

 

3rd grade declared at the start of day 2 leaving nws to chase 256. The green men didn’t get off to a great start with the ball, with but slowly fought back to have NWS 4/125 at tea. Dropped catches again making life hard for the men in green, as the batting side chipped away to be 5/205. A massive effort from Will Yeaman (19.4 over, 8 maidens, 3/55) and Callum Mckay (15 overs, 4 maidens, 2/30) got us back in the game. Unfortunately NWS passed the green men 8 wickets down in a tight finish. Well done too all the boys in 3’s, they fought right to the end on a hot, tough day in the field.

 

 

FOUTH GRADE

 

4th grade turned up to Charles McLaughlin to play North West Sydney Hurricanes. Kev lost the toss on an absolute road!

Teamed started well throughout warm up until the one and only Matt Rose decided to be a hero and somehow twist his knee and dislocate his shoulder in the same movement. So all in all lost the toss and lost a man before play even started.

 

Our opening bowlers consisted of S.Dunn and W.Davidson who both bowled beautiful line and length as we had NWS 1-22 off 9, with both bowlers ending their spells S.Dunn- 7 overs 0-23 and W.Davidson 13 overs 1-26.

 

Our second change bowler continued with the fantastic line and length with R.Singh bowling 16 overs 2-33 and G.Harris 13 overs 1-25. With NWS 5-78 off 35 overs on came our strike bowling duo the Davies brothers with Kai Davies bowling a sensational spell of 21 overs 3-54 and the skipper 7 overs 0-7.

 

At the end of the day we finished NWS 9-183 off 80 overs with the pick of the bowlers being K.Davies with 3-54 off 21 overs.

 

Week 2 against NWS started with NWS declaring before the start of played which gave us a day at chase down 183 on a hot 34 degrees day. Our run chase started with our two openers consisting of D.Ward and P.Chapman, our first wicket fell with D.ward caught for 20. At 4-68 and the game in the balance entered the Skipper K.Davies who started to build a steady innings with M.Wickham at the crease. With the fall of M.Wickham leaving us 5-108 still needing 78 K.Davies started Teeing off and saw out the match finishing on 69*.

 

All in all very good bowling display by the bowlers and an overall great game lead by a fantastic skipper K.Davies.

 

 

FIFTH GRADE (Rd5)

 

Keeping it consistent Carl Pymble flipped the coin half a turn too far and WCC were sent into field on Mike Pawley that was going to offer very little for the bowlers. All bowlers bowled well but again some poor fielding made our job harder than it should have been. We eventually bowled out the undefeated UNSW for 193. Wickets were shared by all with Cook, Melville and Palmer taking 2 each and Aqua, Wright and Pymble 1 each.

 

With 27 overs left in the day we new if we valued our wickets we could set the game up for a good win next week. Top order batted well and we ended the day 1/58 with David Nimmo the only loss BBQ'd for 6. Lachy Johnson 27* and James Buchanan 18*. With 80 overs to bat next week we will be backing ourselves to take it home.

 

Day 2 1/58 chasing 194 for 1st innings points. After some solid batting the week before seeing the day out Lachy and James Buchanan fell early on day 2 for 29 and 32 runs. Sean Nimmo was in next and looking good before he fell for 24. Jackson Griffith came in at 5 and had his best innings so far batting half the day for 60 runs.

 

He was well supported by Ollie Melville with 27 who with Jackson got us to the total before both falling in quick succession. Some quick scoring by Aqua, Palmer and Archie got us around 50 in front with 22 overs left in the day. We had a crack at 2nd innings but called it at 0/50 of around 10 overs. A great win for 5th grade against the previous undefeated UNSW.

 

 

MASTERS

Play this coming Sunday 11th Nov vs Burwood at Rothwell.

 

CLASSICS

In our first outing on Sunday our renovated Classics team sneaked past Burwood at Rothwell but not without drama. Two new faces joined us who ended up starring in a thriller performance, which included one hattrick ball, scores level for two overs and a near runout.

 

Burwood chose to bat first on a hard deck and runs flowed in unorthodox styles before Kevin Hume took his first of two debut wickets with his leg spin. It was a delight to welcome back Johnny Teer with the big gloves and some sharp work behind the poles. Skipper Lyon tightened things up with a spell of 4-22 including potential hattrick and Burwood closed on 184.

 

Drama continued as wickets fell as well as batsmen, Dean Harris hamstrung but Hume and Rob Melchiore both retired on 30 as we coasted towards the 185. Then a series of hilarious moments, most coming from the famous of the Edwards lads, Phil, who got out on 28, Ric Howard chipping to mid on after hitting 6 in 2 balls and Giles Park nursing a ball to short backward square. Drama continued when Glenn Shaw ran a non run, Dean Harris falling short of his 30 after recovering and it was left to the new boys to nurse us through to the 185. With two scares, one a HUGE LBW appeal and a missed catch behind, we passed them by 1 wicket.

Burwood's hospitality was superb and Captain Brian Kirk shouted us all beers so we could go home. Champion bloke, cricket played in the right way and a great day out.

Now for Masters to repeat it next week at the same venue.

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