Hectic round has highlights

Wanneroo lost to Joondalup in the morning match but still went forward as they had a previous victory.

In Sunday’s first match, Wanneroo set a target of 133 which Joondalup passed with a score of 139.

A big crowd watched the second game against the home side, with Wanneroo boosted when Mike Hussey opened with Rob Richards and the pair put on an opening stand of 30.

Hussey went on to top score for Wanneroo with 47 and the team benefited from a score of 30 from Christian Smith and 24 from Jake Fawcett.

Scores of 13 from Kyle Millar and 12 from Jack Catterall ended the innings of 150 on a good note.

The Wanneroo bowlers went about their business with intent and the standout was Adam Smith on first grade debut with 2-13 off four overs.

Jake Fawcett took 2-21 and Jack Catterall 2-30.

The excitement was at fever pitch when the match came down to Scarborough needing just 1run to win and Wanneroo needing one wicket to draw off the final ball of the day.

Jack Catterall drew the snick from Scarborough batsman Michael Johnson and wicketkeeper Christian Smith obliged by taking the catch.

The competition continues in the New Year.

– Saturday was a very different matter when Wanneroo were sent in by Melville at Tompkins Park in the worst possible conditions.

The team was bundled out for just 108 and while the conditions improved markedly during the day Melville, the league leaders, were able to put together a total of 7-180.

The highlight of the day, there were none for Wanneroo, was the bowling of Ryan Duffield of Melville who recorded the figures of 8-49.

Second Grade scored 239 with Michael Ardagh scoring 85, Donavin Fryer 52 and Adam Smith 39.

The team then restricted Melville to 145 with Bailey Nylander, John Walter, Braden Quinn and Scott Pearson taking two wickets each.

Hayden Slodecki is 13 not out in a Wanneroo score in reply of 1-24.

Fourth Grade is 0-20 in reply to Melville’s 166.

James Di Carlo was best with the ball for Wanneroo when he took 4-27 and he just shaded Eliot Ruff who posted the figures of 4-33.

The Saturday morning junior games were cancelled due to the conditions however the under 14 McKenzie Shield team and the under 13 Inverarity team were in action on Sunday afternoon.

The under 14 score of 9-94 was too good for Scarborough who could only manage 9-63.

Bailey Richards was best with the bat for Wanneroo when he scored 39 and Scott Flannery led the bowling when he took 4-10.

The under 13s scored 101 and restricted Scarborough to 8-80 in their match.

Deon Billington scored 27 for Wanneroo but the bowling of Caiden Eaton who took 5-14 and Riley Holly 2-11 sealed the game for Wanneroo.

– The WDCC will conduct a sportsman’s night on December 14 at the Kingsway clubrooms when former Australian pace bowler Jeff Thomson and Geelong footballer Billy Brownless will address attendees and answer questions.

Tickets are available online at www.wanneroodcc.com.au or for table bookings contact Mitch McGee on 0430 290 022. Tickets are $40 a head.

Doors will open at 7pm.