WCC Weekend Wrap Round 6
WCC walked away from week one against Epping pretty content with the progress of each game.First grade had an extraordinary day. After electing to bat first on a hard fast wicket at Epping, WCC was under the pump from the get-go and never really got their innings going. Wickets fell with untimely regularity and somewhere just after tea, WCC were bowled out for 124 - a score that could have been a lot worse, but for our one shining light: Hamish Ferguson who scored a hard-fought 45. With a little over 30 overs to go in the day, it was certain the Epping boys were keen to take the points before they left for the evening - however the MIG had a different idea.Two wickets in the first over from Gaz and suddenly, 124 seemed a long way off. A couple of overs later he struck again and Epping were 3 for 15. From there, they rode their luck and managed to edge themselves to 3/70ish, before the introduction of Rupert brought immediate success. WCC had their tails up again and we continued to pile on the pressure with the ball. A triple strike from Rupert a few overs later and suddenly they were 7 down with 30 or so to get. Then another soon after and Rupert had 5 and they were 20 behind with only two wickets in hand. The fielding was as good as the bowling and a sharp call for a single saw Raj pounce, knocking middle stump from cover - yes, 9 down! A couple more overs passed and they edged closer getting within 10. But it proved to be a day for the MIG as Gaz cleaned up the last batsman to give his side a memorable 1st innings victory on day 1. Rupert and Gaz claimed 9 of the 10 wickets to fall for the second match in a row finishing with 5/22 and 4/42 respectively.Second grade arrived to a new and greener pitch at Weldon against undefeated Epping. Epping won the toss and batted. The MIG started well in the field. Parko and Krusty bowling 14 straight each up top, leaving Epping 3/31 at drinks. Will Denny bowled with good pace and aggression in the middle session picking up two critical wickets. The boys battled hard all day in the heat. Making big plays with the ball or in the field when the moment started to slip. Another high-quality bowling display saw Epping all out 146. The wickets were shared; Krusty 2, Parko 2, Denny 2, "off spinner" Bourkey 3 and strike bowler Ruben 1. The green men fought through a though 16 overs with the bat to finish 1/19. Leaving Archie and Haydos in overnight.Third Grade had an even day against Epping. The MIG rolled them for 161 with Caurso and Stephens picking up 3 each. The Green Men set out to chase this total and find themselves with a bit of work ahead of them at 5/104 overnight with Blaney Powe backing up his fine form scoring 42 (some would see this as ton evasion).Fourth grade continued their dominance, rolling Epping for 68 with Callum McKay bagging 3-8 which included a cheeky hatrick! This was backed up by Josh Seward who took a handy 3-5. WCC then out their foot down and amassed 3dec for 203 with Jake de Angelis robbed of a back to back ton, he was cruising on his way to 73 not out. Supported by Sam Jones (61 no) and Mark Digham 43. WCC will look to claim the ten points this week.Fifth grade played at Trumper Park against Eastern Suburbs. The Green Men won the toss and batted (for the 1st time this season). Ollie Melville went early for 1 and debutant Sam Barnett came out at 3. Sam started well but fell for 18 off 34. Brydon Caldwell made his come back to the club at 4 and did well to consolidate with Oscar before eventually hitting a few quick boundaries and got stumped for 20 off 40. Another debutant Hayden Dawson who got the call-up after some impressive results on the park came in at 5 and batted really well putting on an 80 run partnership with Oscar. Oscar went next for a great knock of 90 off 142 opening. Neil Barnett who came in late to cover a late pull out and Mason Rutzou went next for 5 and 14. Hayden Dawson then, unfortunately, went for 49 off a questionable catch in the slips. Jake Aquilina 10 Luke Morley 20 and the rest not many. In the end we were all out for 244.Bowling the MIG had 8 overs at them finishing with them 1/25 with Evan, Mason, Andre and Pymble having 2 overs each.Confident we will go on with it next week on a deck that has plenty in it.Frankies -The Frankies boys continued their roll, bowling first after losing the toss on a flat Tantallon wicket, the Frankys boys started off strong having Lane Cove 4-43 at the 25 over mark. The boys continued to bowl tight areas and field well, keeping Lane cove to only 9-127 off there 50 overs. All the MIG bowlers were on point with Will Reggie Denny picking up 3, the Moffat brothers with 2 each and Will Yeahman with 1. But the star with the ball was Luke Parkinson picking up 1-6 off 10 including 6 maidens.Needing 128 for the win, Huw and Rahib started the boys off before losing Huw for 4 to a suspect LBW call in the 3rd over. Hamish then came to the crease and looked a million bucks, even putting there spinner over the fence for a maximum. Rahib and Hamish put on a 98 run partnership before Hamo cooked Rahib, running him out for 68. Only needing 14 to win and only 2 down, a bit of a rot ensued losing 3 more quick ones, including Hamo on 42. Enter Hayden Brown and Jesse Moffat who steadied the ship and finished Lane Cove off 5 down to give Warringah 6 more points.