Welcome to a special double edition wrap for the MiG. We've seen round 4 AND 5 of the 2023-2024 season in the main grades, round 5 AND 6 in Metro, plenty of matches for 5th grade, Masters and Classics collectively and the launch of the Frank Gray season with two matches there. An absolute monster of a wrap coming your way. Thanks to our sponsors for supporting us to get the boys on the paddock each week and for helping us to put on events each week.
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J Colyer 42, S Barnett 35, W Davidson 33
J Park Johnson 6-56, M Munro 2-44, S Cook 1-24
Warringah lost by 1 wicket.
Round 4 saw the MIG 1st grade side take on Southern Districts at Weldon (thank goodness we weren't at Greenway park). The weather forecast for day 1 was looking pretty miserable, with scattered showers predicted for the majority of the day. Spitted with rain during warm up but when the skies looked to be clearing for a while, the covers were peeled back and it looked like a decent batting track. The coin went up, Hamish won another toss and decided to have a stick.
Lots of scored between 20 and 40 for the top 6 with Jarrod the top contributor with 42, Will Davo in his second game notched 33, Barney 35, Cooky 25 and James 27. On a deck that actually did a little bit sideways, the boys did well to get stuck in but unfortunately no one cashed in on their starts. A late 20 from Aiden saw the MIG all out for 228, certainly under par! 6 overs left In the day's play, a few wickets overnight were absolutely critical for the Green Men to rally some momentum into next week. James and Regan opened the bowling and in the first over one of Mounties top batsmen smoked the cover off one straight into the left hand of a full stretched diving Regan in the covers. An absolute hanger and the boys were up and about. A second wicket to Jimmy came in the 3rd over with the other opener snicking off to a back of a length outswinger. Our target was to get 2fa overnight.. Tick! 2/20 after 6.
Week 2 came around and with no training all week due to terrible weather, the boys decided to do a team bonding session with club legend Brad Lewis, supporting his new Business venture Limitless. We all met down at Collaroy beach, did some breathwork, 2 mins in the ice bath and then went for a team breakfast. Win the morning!
The weather today was much better than last week, so a few early wickets in the first hour were critical to get the ball rolling for the MIG. Dropping the nightwatchman 2nd ball of the day wasn't the start we were after, but luckily picked up the other bat with the score at about 3/40. A long partnership formed which we struggled to break. The score crept to 3/150, with their captain getting closer to his hundred. Got to give him credit, he batted very very well! We ended up getting him out on 120, with the game looking favourably in Mounties hands, the fighting spirit of the MiG prevailed. 4/180 and all of a sudden it was 8/205.. Game back on! Jimmy bought up his fire 5 wicket haul for the club bowling superbly all day.
Unfortunately the lads couldn't quite close it out with Mounties chasing the runs 9 wickets down. A tough pill to swallow getting so close to a victory, but hopefully a loss we can learn from, and build stronger and closer as a team. Bring on next weekend's game against Strathfield.
W Davidson 38, S Barnett 25, M Munro 14*
J Park Johnson 4-39, M Munro 3-39, S Cook 1-20
Warringah lost by 56 runs.
Winning the toss and bowling yielded results immediately with the Pom Jimmy taking a wicket in the first over. Steady wickets fell during the day with Jimmy once again being the pick of the bowlers taking 4 fa and Matt Munro taking 3. A Strathfield late order surge took their score from 8-130 to all out 191 in what was a missed opportunity for the MIG. With 27 overs to play Hamish and Jarod went out to bat. Toiling away on a tricky deck Jarod fell to a brilliant catch at first slip with Hammer following suit soon after. Jimmy and davo then saw off the bowling until 6 over remaining when Jimmy edged one to second bringing in night watchman and debutant Pat Day. A debut to forgot unfortunately as he fell a couple overs later. Barney and Davo saw out the remaining 4 overs with the game poised fairly evenly at 4-40.
A delayed start due to rain but the boys spirits remained high. Their faith was rewarded as Barney smoked the first ball of the day through the covers for four. An excellent display of attacking batting took the score to 4-100 however a good piece of bowling saw Barney bowled through the gate and Davo edging one in back to back overs. From there the weather set in and wickets fell quickly with good bowling and poor batting complementing each other to see the MIG bowled out for 130. A disappointing way to finish what was a promising day.
110 & 72
G Evans 42, B Cook 20, K Broome 18 &
K Broome 19, R Kapoor 16, J Chick 12
111 & 3-73
F Holdsworth 4-27, R Outred 4-25, L Parkinson 1-14 &
P Day 3-33
Warringah lost by 7 wickets (outright).
Warringah travelled all the way out to west hoxton to play mounties in round 4, hopeful of a first win. The pitch was a bit of a tip and didn't look like it would be much fun for bat or ball. After WCC lost the toss and got sent in the up and down nature of the pitch revealed itself very early. 2 very early wickets had the migs in trouble but Blaney and Stick steady the ship although struggled to score. The most involved person in this part of the game was the umpire, who was very pleased to explain the nuances of the backfoot no ball, danger area and any other rule he could think of. Prince George combined well with the middle order for the team's top score of 42 supported by Cookie and Ruby K. Unfortunately the tail fell apart on the inconsistent pitch leaving WCC all out for 110 with almost 20 overs to bowl on day 1. As usual a couple of early wickets from Roy got the defense off to a positive start. A deceptive slower ball from Patty dislodged their key batsman late in the day to leave mounties 4 for 50 at the close.
Day 2 started well with more wickets from Roy and a handful for Redders as well. But all the while the score was creeping up. The 7th and 8th wickets fell with Mounties still needing more than 20 runs. Only the mounties captain looked like being able to drag them across the line. So the celebrations were massive when Rueben dove in front of 1st slip as he nicked one off Redder. Unfortunately Day 1's centre of attention gave this not out. Again mounties crept closer and finally squeaked over the line. The final 2 wickets fell without another run so mounties led by 1, a tragically close result. Ory and Redder the stars with 4 wickets each
Unlike last week, where the players were told they had to play till tea, the umpires said the game could be ended immediately. But not trusting this call the two captains agreed to play for a second innings result. So WCC set out on a T20 style second innings, with nothing to lose. In saying that, there were a lot of wickets to lose, and 2s did that. All out 72. Leaving mounties a comfortable chase, only to be held up by a searing patty day spell of 3-33. A valiant effort where 2s almost snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat, off on another long road trip next round to Strathfield.
B Cook 39, B Powe 34., N Kasmar 28
R Outred 1-15, F Holdsworth 1-36
Warringah lost by 8 wickets.
Another long road trip for 2s out to Strathfield to the scene of last year's grand final. Despite a whole host of new faces it was the same result. Airey park is notoriously a great batting wicket if the top order can make it drinks intact, allowing the middle order to cash in.
So a win at the toss was a great start to the day. Three early wickets put a swift end to that plan however and it was up to Blaney and Kas to knuckle down and try to recover the situation for the migs. The pair provided the only partnership of note and/or consequence for the innings. Kas trucked some serious seed on his way 28, trying to blunt the attack. While Blaney's more attacking 34 saw him pound half volleys into the core of the earth. Unfortunately both fell in quick succession after their half century stand, to again leave the lower order in a lot of trouble.
In previous weeks this had meant a very swift end to the innings but guided by Cookie the tail almost doubled the score from the fall of the sixth wicket. This tail end fight was highlighted by a beautiful debut cameo by Charlie Wilson comprising a couple of glamorous cut shots and cover drives. But it was Cookies innings that prevented a complete collapse, wcc finishing all out for 127. It was a long way under par but we had defended lesser scores before.
An early grab by Jonno of Roy spurred the side on, but that was the last of the positives for the match. Strathfield comfortably passed the total taking advantage of any looseness from bowlers. As hoped, the pitch had now become a very docile and friendly place to bat. The only problem was we were now bowling. Only Cookie's stump to stump pressure and guile looked like generating a chance. The day was summed up by George, of having good hands fame, falling on his arse while waiting under a sitter of a high catch.
Day two was a stronger day for 2nd grade. Day two mainly consisted of the umpires looking at an unchanging mudpatch and both captains telling them we would like to go home. This rhythm was only broken by the occasional announcement that "we'll have another look in 30 minutes" from the umpires, and the regular cry of "how am i meant to know that?" by blokes struggling in trivial pursuit.
On to round 6 next week, and a return to home comforts for only the second time this year for 2s. This time against cross town rivals Roseville.
G Newman 56, M Norton 28, D Labador 29
G Newman 5-32, C Wilson 3-27, B Martin 2-32
Warringah won by 74 runs.
After losing the toss, 3rd Grade were sent to bat on a cloudy day in Frank Gray. With a slow start, wickets fell early for the green men with both openers Toby and Jimmy out for not many. Mounties continued their aggressive start as their opening pacer ripped through Bill and Noah just before the drinks break. Ruben and Lachlan knuckled down after the early collapses, ticking the scoreboard over and developing a solid partnership. This partnership came to an end after Lachan got out for 18, and soonly after Ruben was out for 21 before tea. Unfortunately after tea, Matt wasn’t able to chip away, however, the boys started to get things moving. Both Dusty and Gareth hung around and began scoring four runs an over, giving the MIG’s a good platform to work from. Despite Dusty’s dismissal for 29, the tempo pursued as Mitch and Gareth continued scoring runs. With Mitch falling for 28, and Gareth top scoring for 56, the MIG’s were all out for 195 and Charlie 11*. The MIG’s went on to bowl with only 9 overs left on Day 1. Openers Charlie and Gareth bowled well, creating chances for the boys. And not too long after, Charlie sent the bails flying in the 6th over, finishing the day for 1-22.
Day 2 started off exceptionally well with some very tight bowling, resulting in two quick wickets from Charlie and Gareth and a great catch from Bill in the covers. After Gareth picked up one more wicket at the end of his spell, Bill and Matt chipped in with the ball. This led to Bill cartwheeling middle stump out of the ground and Matt providing opportunities for the boys before tea. After having six at tea, Charlie and Gareth came back into the attack and picked up one wicket each. This pressure was sustained when Bill and Gareth cleaned up the lower order, bowling Mounties out for 121, as the final figures were Gareth 5-32, Charlie 3-27, and Bill 2-32. Ultimately securing another win for 3rd Grade and remaining at the top of the ladder after Round 4.
T Seward 85*, J Downs 58*
127 & 6-59
H Burke 4-16, Z Buchanan 3-38, M Kuchel 1-7 &
H Burke 3-15, B Martin 2-7, K Godfrey 1-9
Warringah won by 10 wickets.
After losing the toss, 3rd Grade set to the field in perfect conditions at Frank Gray. We got off to an amazing start as Zach took a wicket in the second over of the innings, wickets continued to fall at a steady rate with 3 wickets falling in the opening spell for 26 runs Kev and Zach bowling a sensational opening spell. After the openers were done, wickets still continued to fall with Bill cleaning up their number 4. Starthfield continued to struggle building partnerships and found themselves 7-87 at Tea with Harry Burke picking up 3 quick wickets. Zach, Matt and Harry shared the last three wickets as Strathfield ended up being bowled out for 127. The final figures were; K.Godfrey 1-37, H.Burke 3-16, Z.Buchanan 3-39, B.Martin 1-23, M. Kuchel 1-7. Shortly after, Toby and Jimmy entered the crease with 29 overs left in the day and immediately set the tone. Sending the Strathfield attack to all parts of the field, Toby was the main aggressor hitting 5 consecutive boundaries to bring up his 50 off just 41 balls. Shortly after, Jimmy joined in the fun, Taking down the Strathfield spinners demonstrating wonderful use of the feet. With both our openers flying, Strathfield’s score was quickly chased down in the 25th over and Warringah finished the day 0-154 with Toby ending on 85* and Jimmy on 58* securing a 10 wicket win for the Men in Green and setting up a promising outright win for the next week.
Day 2 was delayed as miserable weather conditions deteriorated the run-up. Warringah were forced to send Strathfield back out to bat in hopes of bowling them out and quickly chasing the runs. After over 2 hours of waiting for the pitch to dry up, Warringah finally took to the field and got off to a blistering start as Harry continued his form from the first innings, cleaning up their opener in the second over. After a slight partnership, the wicket onslaught continued with Kev and Harry taking one more wicket each leaving Strathfield 3-25 after 14 overs. Harry continued to bowl and Strathfield had no answers, finishing his spell with 3-15 after 12 overs. Bill then took two quick wickets just before tea leaving the opposition 6-59 at tea. However, rain started to pour and there was now no hope of continuing. Warringah were forced to call the game off, sacrificing their likely outright win. Ultimately, the Men in Green completely outclassed the Strathfield opposition in a ten-wicket victory, and now gaining a comfortable 13 point lead on top of the ladder heading into round 6 against Roseville.
Z Buchanan 53, O Higgins 49, A Woodhead 32
K Godfrey 2-36, H Burke 2-44, B Rowse 2-46
Warringah lost by 1 wicket.
The longest trip on the MIG calendar, hiking it out west to visit the Greenway paddocks to take on Mt Pritchard-Southern Districts, aka Mounties. The boys were revved up and excited, especially with the shared changerooms with second grade - so much MIG energy to wake the boys up from the drive.
Toss won and batting was chosen, which in hindsight was probably a mistake as the slow wicket in week 1 didn’t get slower in week 2 (as we may have reasonably expected), but got harder and faster (use your Tony Greig voice to say that) in week 2. Anyway, out to bat we go. We unluckily lost MacFarlane on debut early who was looking solid, and our usually reliable #3 Admiral Akbar (Veehan) got a rare fast one and we were 2-for quickly. Ollie and Ashwen stopped the bleed before Ash got out trying to accelerate (which was fair). Ollie and Woody (in his first game back for the MIGs since mid-last season) took the score along and looked ready to accelerate themselves just as Mounties claimed a few lucky wickets - Ollie falling for 49 (the next ball after Ashwen from the sideline tested the cricket gods with “he’ll get his 50 in the next two balls”). Some nice contributions from Will Toohey, also on MiG4s debut, and Kev#2 (Godfrey). But the superstar was undoubtedly Zac Buchanan. A run-a-ball 50 at number 9 showed great maturity. The only thing more entertaining than his sixes over cow was calling Rowsey down mid-over to give him some batting advice (which to no one’s surprise didn’t work). The innings wrapped up at 207, more than enough needed for victory, but possibly 15 short to really put it out of Mounties’ reach.
Our time in the field began brilliantly - Burkey and Buchanan proving to be a formidable opening bowling pair. Burkey striking early with a great catch at 3rd slip by Woody. Zac following with a wicket of his own a few overs later. And the early introduction of spin to “see if it’s turning” worked a treat as Rowsey roared after he bowled their opener around his legs. 3-down, momentum all Warringah, this game looked like it was already on ice for the MiGs. To our surprise, the batting tactics (some overly aggressive shots) was actually working with a few edges mixed with some genuine shots, and the scoreboard kept ticking along. But so did the wickets. Kev#2 got in with two quick wickets, Ashwen took a sharp caught and bowled, the MiGs were thinking we got this. But the one thing we “didn’t get” was catching. The bowling was good enough to create the chances on a batting wicket, but chances kept slipping through our fingers. Burkey and another MiG4s debutant, young Mr Fairchild, claimed key wickets to drag the MiGs back into it (especially thanks to Veehan’s sharp take at short extra), and another wicket to Rowsey, the game was down to their number 10 and 11, with about 18 runs to get. Unfortunately, despite awesome bowling from Burkey and Buckets (Zac), the game slipped through our fingers (literally, some more late chances missed), and the runs were scored in the final over of the day.
A good learning game for the young MiG4s - to never count your chickens before they hatched (even if they are pecking around the ground of the paddock you’re playing on!).
L Coy, K Davies 25, T Walker 22
H McCracken 4-43, T Walker 3-21, A Caruso 3-32
Warringah won by 54 runs.
Round 5 saw the 4s take on Strathfield out at Bark Huts Reserve. The toss was won by skipper Kev Davies and he elected to bat. A late reshuffle to the batting order was required with the supposed opener throwing up last night's dinner. The new opening pair and top order struggled on a low and slow pitch making scoring difficult early, leading to some rash wafts outside the off stump leaving us 3/14 after 10. This brought Lachy to the crease partnered with Woody who together looked to steady the ship. They both showed great patience to build a solid partnership and get things back on track. As the partnership was looking set unfortunately Woody fell to an LBW which he was not too pleased about leaving us 4/52 after 22. From there both Harry and Luke formed small partnerships batting around Lachy, as he continued to demonstrate great temperament building a score. Then came to the crease Tomo who set about changing the tempo of the innings with a great counterattacking knock of 22 off not too many. Not too long after his departure Lachy was dismissed for a crucial and brilliant 45 leaving us 8/127. As youth departed, the experience of skipper Kev Davies strode out to the crease. Kev worked the ball around the ground picking up valuable runs, whilst looking as though he’d been shot in the leg when running between the wickets. Somehow Strathfield seemed to miss this as they continuously threw to the end of young Sam. Kev departed for a well made 25 and Sam for 9 leaving the not out batsman Mr Anthony Caruso for a solid 4 runs. In the end we were dismissed for 173 with now a chance to take some late night polls in a 30 minute spell…
This was a chance that was taken, as this 30 minute spell was capitalised on and will go down in history as Caruso’s period of carnage. Caruso in partnership with Tom caused the Strathfield top order all sorts of problems with Tom’s hard line and length and Caruso swinging it round corners. It was Caruso who got the spotlight picking up 3/1 off 3 overs hitting the timber twice and the pads once with some unplayable deliveries. Tom very unfortunate to not have a wicket of his own as a knick turned down that was taken in front of 1st slip. After this fabulous spell of bowling Strathfield were left 3/10 at stumps.
Day 2 didn’t start off as well as day 1 had finished as the rain came down. However, some great work from Vic on the super sopper and a break in rain allowed the covers to come off revealing a sizable wet spot in the centre of the pitch. With a quick trip from Vic off to the shops to procure a leaf blower, that the club will definitely be seeing an invoice for, the pitch began to dry out and after lunch play was able to get underway. The Strathfield pair showed early resistance however the partnership broken as Tom got his well earned wicket with the batsman shoulders and arms as the ball jagged back from about 5th stump into the top of off leaving them 4/18. Strathfield began to steady, building a solid partnership, taking them to 4/48 before Harry’s leggies entered the fold. With a wet ball Harry bowled beautifully challenging the Strathfield batsmen’s defence taking 3 wickets in relatively quick succession leaving the opposition reeling at 7/75. Then it was time for Tom to come back to clean up the tail, disturbing the timber of their number 9 and 10 with some great full and straight bowling leaving them 9/84. Their number 8 managed to stick around at the end putting on a few runs and frustrating the bowlers, however eventually fell to Harry who picked up his 4fa having Strathfield all out for 119 and delivering another win to top of the table Warringah.
A Gatehouse 114*, S Thompson 30*, J Day 28
P Clift 3-27, S Thompson 2-23, H McCracken 2-41
Warringah won by 8 wickets.
Match report to come...
A Boulton 40, W toohey 38, A Durairaj 25
A Durairaj 2-18, O Fairchild 2-23, P Clift 2-28
Match abandoned - no result.
Match report to come...
S Roche 46, A Boulton 42, J Olde 27
North West Sydney
T Walker 4-16, A Caruso 3-48, S Roche 2-24
Warringah won by 19 runs.
Match report missing (the boys all claiming they have "exams to study for").
M Kapoor 65, C Swinney 43, K Morrison 24
H Cruickshank 4-4, L Scott 3-27, J Olde 2-25
Warringah won by 70 runs.
Match report missing (the boys all claiming they have "exams to study for").
C Swinney 65, M Melville 25, M Kapoor 21
H Kirkham 4-14, J Olde 3-2, C Dickson 2-15
Warringah won by 119 runs.
Round 8 saw Warringah heading to jubilee oval to play Balmain. Kel started the day with yet another win of the toss and chose to bat. This was followed by him saying he was going to open as he would be too slow running between the wickets in the middle overs.
Kel Morrison and Alfie Gatehouse started of with Alfie get his first score under 10 in 5th grade shires. They were then followed by a good partnership between Cooper Swinney and Myles Kapoor, with Myles getting 21 before walking in front of his stumps. Cooper kept going and pushed through to the half century getting 65. This was then followed by a Fraser Pandit and Caleb Conners running past the ball to the loopy leggy who didn’t spin it for not many. To finish there was a partnership between Matthew Melville and Carlo Zanella getting the score to 8-177 of our 40 overs.
The bowling innings was one of the best of the year with good bowling all the was through. It started with Harry Kirkham ripping through the top order with some incredible fielding from the panther at point himself, Kel. Joining Harry was Cooper Dickson who bowled a great spell from the other end. The first spell ended with Harry 4/14 off 16 and cooper 2/15 off 6. This was also accompanied by some of the worst chat 5th grade shires has ever seen from Caleb. The innings was finished off with Carlo getting a wicket, and James old bowling an unbelievable 9 balls to 3/2 with the two runs being edges. In the end it was a mighty fight from the boys to bowl them out for 42.
Overall it was a great game from the boys and thoroughly deserved the 6 point, bowling and batting really well.
C Zanella 70, O Higgins 30*, C Swinney 21
J Olde 2-28, C Dickson 1-22, N Davis 1-12
Warringah lost by 10 runs.
Sunday, brought mig 5s down to airey park on a hot 31 degree day, the boys were keen to get stuck in against a side at top of the ladder. Kel guessed wrong at the toss at a wicket that looked very batter friendly, so Strathfield sent us in to bowl. Cooper and Kirky opened up for us, and we grabbed and early wicket with cooper getting there opener for 4. We consistently had pressure on them for the next 20 overs having them 2-69 after 30 overs they got to 4-99 with Jimmy olde bowling a top spell of 2-20 off 8. After that the Strathfield batsmen got going with their opener passing 50 and putting the foot down. They ended up 7-175. A tough chase it was going to be. Warringah stepped out to bat with Alfie gatehouse (the most inform batsmen at Warringah) and cooper Swinney in some great form himself too. The Strathfield bowlers bowled great line and length early and utilised the spin. Alfie flashed at a wide one for 6 and then Harry o Sullivan was bowled soon after for 0. Warringah were on the back foot at 2/9 off 5 Carlo zanella met cooper at the crease. The pair batted sensibly ticking the score over, until cooper fell for 21 caught behind. Kel came to the crease, him and Carlo got the scoreboard ticking over 50. But kel got caught and bowled for 11 off the best catch some have ever seen. Carlo continued on waiting for the bad ball and Zach (3) and cooper d(2) both fell in quick succession at 6-91 Warringah weren’t in a great state. Ollie Higgins met Carlo at the crease. Carlo surpassed 50 and started to go on hitting the good ball for 1 and putting away the bad ball the pair got the score to 135 when Carlo was caught on the boundary for 70. Then the rain hit we were off for 35 minutes. After we went back on Harry Kirk ham met Ollie and the crease with a tough task of 45 of 4 overs the boys toiled really hard but in the end it was just a stretch too far. A great effort from the boys who showed they can match it with anyteam.
J Colyer 61, W Davidson 34, L Molyneux 30
L Molyneux 4-48, M Munro 3-23, P Day 1-19
Warringah won by 91 runs.
The first Sunday game of the year got off to a great start with debut captain Molly winning the toss and choosing to bat on a very flat wicket. However, Linfeild came out firing with a few early wickets having Warringah 2 down quickly. A crucial 61 from Jarod and some handy middle order partnerships from Munro (27) and Davo (34) steadied the ship to provide a platform for a big score. Needing some late runs from the lower order after the loss of wickets at regular intervals, Molly (30) and Cook (24) stepped up in the final 10 overs and hit some important runs to bolster Warringahs total to a highly competitive score of 239.Coming out to bowl the pressure was placed right on Linfeild to score quickly from the start. An extremely tight first spell from Pat and Redders caused an early runout and Warringah were on top. Linfeild never looked like being able to keep up with the high run rate and with some excellent middle over bowling from Munro (3-23) and Molly (4-48), coupled by a great display of fielding, they quickly lost any chance of the win. Cook (1-36) and Pat (1-19) cleaned up the tail bowling them out for 148 in 42 overs, completing a dominant win for the start of the Frankie’s season.
J Chick 28*, M Munro 21*, L Johnson 16
M Munro 3-14, L Molyneux 3-23, R Sheahan 2-21
Warringah won by 6 wickets.
Weldon hosted FGs round clash between the Mig and pennant hills, with penno having won the toss and having a stick. The green started well with an early catch behind the wicket of Pat’s bowling, the wickets continued to fall in a steadfast manner, with penno being rolled for 85. Highlight by Molly and Matt (3fas), regan with 2 and 1 pole for Patty day and Import Redford.The low chase started in a terrible manner, with Jarod and Regan being bowled in the same set. Chicko (28*) anchored the innings with Matt (21*)to guide the mig home for a bonus point win, winning by 6 wickets. Or so we thought.The umpires declared that there was an error in regards to a ball landing on the next pitch over being given as 5 no balls instead of a dead ball. After the song was sung, Chicko and Matt were back out there to score one more run to secure the points. Hard task with Penno’s 7 slips in. The shenanigans concluded with jack hitting a single Securing the win.
G Davies 41*, G Allsop 40*, G Hooker 31
C Wyatt 4-28, G Davies 3-32, D Brady 2-41
Warringah won by 45 runs.
Match report to come.
R Trewartha 31*, N Barnett 27*, D Harris 14
G Park 2-3, G Allsop 2-12, C O'Brien 2-13
Warringah won by 8 wickets.
After the rain ending last match before a ball was bowled meant the Classical MIGs were looking forward to the chance at taking on new comers Nepean. Toss completed allowing MIGs engine room to have first crack at bowling.
Waddo and Greg opening up making it very tough for the Nepean top order who found scoring very tough through good line length bowling. Waddo got us up and running ,To quick for the opposition opener bowling him for 7. Greg then got in on the fun after tying down the other end eventually nicking of to Rick for his first scalp. Third wicket saw the Nepean batsman making the big mistake of hitting to Dean followed by a call of yes, Enabling Dean to throw the stumps down, short of the crease resulting in the batsman long slow walk to the sheds with Daddles the duck on his right shoulder for company. Wicket 4 saw Greg clean bowling his victim after a chatty but brief stay at the crease. Waddos fiery spell ended 1/8 of 6 with 1 maiden.
Greg 2/12 of 7 with 3 maidens. Skipper Barnett then turning to Rob (perpetual motion) Melch who didn’t take long to get the scorers earning their money picking up the 5th wicket caught Park. Time for some spin and again not taking long for Chris to find the wickets Column having an edge go to Rob at first slip with Rick being awarded the assist. Not happy with 1 wicket Chris mixes the next over up with no two balls the same eventually having the batsman’s eyes light up like a dog in a butcher shop hitting nothing but wind,Clean bowling him for MIGs 7th.
Rob 1/13 of 4 overs with 1 Maiden. Chris 2/15 of 6 with 1 Maiden. Skipper Barnett goes to his notebook deciding it’s time for Cliffy to do his thing throwing him the pigskin for a spell. As always Cliffy doesn’t disappoint throwing himself around giving 110 picking up the 8th wicket caught behind by Rick. Cliffy ending 1/31 of 6. With nothing to loose the Tail had a crack getting a few lusty blows. Not allowing this to become a trend skipper Barnett asking Giles (never disappoints) Park to warm up the right shoulder. As always Mr Park doesn’t disappoint slowing everything down eventually thundering into the pads for the 9th wicket LBW. Just to make sure the umpire was awake Giles soon after smashing into the pads again drawing out the umpire’s raised finger. Giles ending 2/3 of 4.4 overs with 2 maidens (if you don’t mind) Nepean all out in the 34th for 84.
After one of the best spreads of subway fruit and unlimited drinks Warringahs time for the run chase. Skipper Barnett giving Rick a break from opening after his 25th game of the month sending in Ross and Dean. After a strong start by Warringah eventually saw Dean (easy on the eye) Harris whole out on 14. This Brought Skipper Barnett to the crease to do what Neil does. After an entertaining partnership showing a combination of power and Furness ending in Ross (Class is permanent) Trewartha retire on 31. Next in taking full advantage of being pushed up the order and wasting a bucket load of suncream saw Chris S wrapped on the pads dismissed for 1. This enabled Waddo to come in and knock a couple on the seeing us pass the total 2/86 in the 19th. Barnett 27 Not Waddo 6 Not.
The hospitality of Napean was unbelievable as they then put on a BBQ in the clubhouse and opened their fridge full of beer and soft drinks. Good win by MIGs played in good spirit vs a good bunch of men in Napean.
N Barnett 39*, S Wadddington 31, M Barroe 30*
G Park 3-22, C O'BRien 2-7, R Melchiore 2-10
Warringah won by 104 runs.
Having no home ground available to play on, the Classics were forced into an away fixture at Hawkesbury. And what a delightful ground it is, great facilities with the backdrop of the lower Blue Mountains and a well prepared pitch and spongy outfield.The skipper won the toss on a belter of a batting pitch and opted to bat which proved a good call.With Rick Howard away on NSW duties, the opening batting line up of Dean and Waddo put on a commendable 5 runs per over until Waddo had to retire and Dean was uncharacteristically bowled.Skipper Neil came in and pushed the score along with DJ until he was retired on 30 and DJ was out.Stolky scored some valuable runs and Barrow created a solid partnership with Chris and Greg before being retired. The home team regathered a bit of momentum before the end of the innings but the Warringah Classics scored a commendable 208 with the skipper top scoring on 40 no.The weather became windier and stormy but the rain held off. The wickets though tumbled after a solid opening partnership by the Hawkesbury team. Good solid bowling by the seamers kept it tight allowing the slower seam bowlers and spinners to play havoc amongst the opposition batting line up. The home team were never really in the game and were finally skittled for just over 100. A good victory to the Warringah Classics.
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