Round 2 (Day 1 – 5 October 2019)

A1 Grade

WPHC drew with St Ives

Turramurra Oval was too wet for play so both sides take away 2 points for the match.

A2 Grade

WPHC Blue (Gunny) drew with Berowra

The Glade Oval being The Glade Oval it was too wet for play so no play possible.

WPHC Red (Andy) defeated on forfeit Normanhurst-Warrawee

The boys took away 6 points for the match to leave us undefeated after 2 games.

B1 Grade

WPHC 7/195 defeated St Ives 8/87

Report to follow.

B2 Grade

WPHC V6/126 lost to Normanhurst-Warrawee 1/132

We arrived at Brooklyn Dairy and despite the rain, the pitch and outfield looked fine. We won the toss and went out to bat. Things got off to a poor start losing 2 wickets in the 2nd over to be 2/2.

Michael McGregor(50) and Rohit Ninan(28) knuckled down to put in a solid 83 run partnership. Gian Gill(21) opened up at the end of the innings to see us post a total of 126.

Anush Sharma(0/14) bowled a great opening spell without luck. A couple of dropped catches before the drinks break would come back to bite us. The score was sitting at 0/48 at drinks. Gian Gill (0/18) kept the pressure on with some tight overs. A couple of loose overs saw the runs required drop below balls remaining. Matt Digby (1/15) eventually got the first breakthrough in the 32nd over. Unfortunately we just didn’t have enough runs on the board as the Opposition passed our total in the 33rd over.

C1 Grade

WPHC Blue (Fieds) 5/167 defeated Glenorie 7/139

Les Shore was in good condition despite the rain and we were happy to get sent in to bat first. Good start for us with Raunak Sethi almost getting run out for a diamond in the first over. He put this behind him to carry his bat through the innings, amassing a career best 83* with a solid display. Runs also came from Nikki O’Meara with a quick 23 to bring our total to 168.

Our turn to bowl and we made a great start with Waris Trehan dispatching both openers clean bowled.

Bowling changes brought a steady flow of wickets whilst the runs never really came for Glenorie. One each to Alex, Raunak, Asees, and Nikki, with Waris finishing with 3. Hoping Asees can find his shirt for next week.

WPHC Red (Phill) 6/173 defeated ARL 8/103

On a wet day at Les Shore #2, we won the toss and elected to bat against ARL.

Our innings started with two good mates, Jack and Campbell, who set a cracking pace to be 0 for 68 off 12 overs. Although they gave ARL some catching practice, they survived while hitting some beautiful shots through and over the field. Playing his first game for WPHCCC, Campbell top scored with a wonderful 37. Jack also batted well with a big hitting 30.

We followed that up with scores from all five of our next batsmen, with Tom and Matt scoring 20 each, and helpful contributions from Nick 19, Will 15 and Harry 13. Our batsmen made a great platform for us to speed to 6 for 173 after our 35 overs.

We started off with some very tight bowling from Sam and Tom. With Sam taking our first wicket in the 7th over. Warren and Alec kept the tight bowling going, with each of them grabbing a wicket, leaving the total 3 for 53 after 14 overs.

Jack came on a couple of overs before drinks, taking 2 wickets, both knocking the middle stump out of the ground, to have ARL 5 for 60 at the drinks break.

After drinks, the bowling was shared across nine bowlers who kept the run rate to a minimum, with Tom picking up his first wicket and Harry taking a pair in one over.

Best bowling figures were Harry with 2 for 6 off 3 overs, and Jack 2 for 8 off 4 overs.

A great all round team effort allowed WPHCCC to hold ARL to 8 for 103 off their 35 overs, for a fantastic team win by 70 runs.

C2 Grade

WPHC 163 defeated St Ives 152

Morning rain cleared bit later than was the forecast. This meant there were some doubts about play getting underway particularly with water logged at one end bowlers run up. But keen cricketers got blowers and brooms out. We started 30 minutes late with match reduced to 30 overs each with overcast conditions predicted for all day.

Electing to bat after winning toss, Captain Indranil was looking in good nick and setting tone for the day in how one day cricket needs to be approached on Campbell park. He hit 5 fours on his way to 22 and was unlucky to pick a fielder on a shot that was off the middle of the bat.

In all this we lost 3 wickets with score on 27. John Rose started to hold one end and carried on with his good form from last week. Good partnership of 44 with Tarun Lath (14) came to end when for team’s cause he tried to play big shot and was caught on 48.

This is second week in a row that he got out on this score and missed on what would have been a well deserved half century. At halfway mark our score was 4/69.

Rommel Pandey (24) connected few nice ones, ran few including a 3 which surprised team mates and will definitely be a talking point in matches to come. Birthday boy Sreeni (27) was second highest scorer and put on 48 runs partnership with Rommel for 7th wicket. We were looking headed for 170 plus but lost wickets in succession and were bowled out for 163 with a ball left in the innings.

On Campbell park any score may not be enough. And that’s what it felt like when both St. Ives opening batsmen came out with good intent and were finding middle of the bat/boundaries too often.

They raced to 74 after 8 overs before our young star in the team Josh Elliot knocked stumps of the opener. Soon he hit the stumps again and we were back in the game. Slow bowling young veteran Shankar Ravi was on the money right from the very first ball and had other opener caught brilliantly by birthday boy Sreeni.

Bowling in good partnerships our team put breaks on the St. Ives scoring and they still had good 71 runs to get from last 15 overs. Again we got reminded that it was home of cricket and a batsman on roll can take game away easily.

Their no. 6 bat (34) was that man and had match in balance, with 25 required of last 5 overs. Amit Sen bowling from end reserved for slow bowlers (due to wet conditions), knocked his stumps to put us in sight of victory.

Victory was achieved in second last over with a desperate second run attempt resulting in some cool heads getting that run out.

Great overall team effort with a brilliant catch in between by John Rose as well, bowling honours shared among Amit Sen 3/28, Josh Elliot 2/17, Shankar Ravi 2/25, John Rose 1/27 and Tarun Lath 1/17.

C3 Grade

WPHC 144 Vs Thornleigh 7/44

A delay of 45 mins due to a wet pitch saw us head out to bat first after winning the toss.

Things didn’t go exactly to plan and we were in a bit of trouble at 4/14. Connor and Buzz stabilised things with a solid partnership of 38 before Connor fell for a good looking and controlled 24.

Sam joined Buzz and they went about accumulating runs and doing their best to give us something to bowl at, putting on a valuable 65 run partnership. Unfortunately Buzz fell on the stroke of tea for 58.

Sam made a stylish 27 and the tail scrambled a few more to give us a total of 144. The last wicket providing the laugh of the day (see anecdotes) with the Dickinson Brothers in a calamitous run-out.

This fired up Rowan, and while we were missing two bowlers with the Vinks being away this week, we had a minimum of 13 overs at the Opposition and were determined to make inroads.

Terrific opening spells from Rowan and Buzz had them in all sorts with both bowlers taking wickets and creating chances at regular intervals. At the end of play we had them 7/44 (effectively 9/44 as they had to use two batsmen who are not playing next week!)

Buzz with 3/27 and Rowan a fiery spell claiming 4/16.

We’ll look to push home for the 6 points early next week and assess our chances of an outright from there!

D1 Grade

WPHC Blue (Rob) 75 lost to Kissing Point 7/151

Report not yet to hand.

WPHC Red (Diggers) 109 defeated St Ives Gold 1/110

We arrived at Hassell Park, St Ives to find overcast skies and a damp outfield but very playable. Ian won the toss and decided to bat first then he got out in the second over so we were in trouble early. Samarth batted well to put together a partnership of 25 for the second wicket with Lachlan then another 18 with Vimal for the third.

This brought Jack Brewer to the crease for his WPHCCC debut. With some good hitting, he and Samarth put on 31 before Samarth was runout for 27 which left us at 4/75 with 10 overs to go. Jack was eventually out for 31 but some tight bowling from St Ives ensued and we scraped to 9/109 after our 35 overs.

We went into the field with belief that our bowling attack would be good enough to defend this total however, despite getting the first wicket with the score on 21, it wasn’t to be.

Mukund (0/12 off 6) continued his form from last week and Connor (1/14 from 5) bowled without luck. Our bowlers all worked hard but we just couldn’t get the breakthrough and St Ives passed us just the 1 wicket down a fair few overs left.

Once again, a disappointing loss but with some confidence that once our team starts to click, we will get some wins.

D2 Grade

WPHC 1/105 defeated Hornsby 5/104

We lost the toss as per usual and were sent into bowl. We only had 10 players and managed to station Simon Friend in some new innovative positions in order to confuse the enemy and we succeeded brilliantly.

We managed to contain their batsmen in this one day game. Their highest scores were 28 and 30. In fact Praneel Singh took 2 for 11 off 7 overs including one catch. Hornsby hit 104 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Our bowling was very good although our fielding needs improvement with 27 sundries.

We opened with Luke “ foursa” Christensen and Captain Mike. Luke hit 78 runs (incl. 15 x 4s ) and Captain Mike hit 24 runs. We hit the winning run in the 22nd over.

A splendid result worth more than we expected and hopefully will continue into the future.

Personal Achievements

This season we are again going to update and track Players approaching personal milestones. Keep a look out for this update to see who has achieved something special or who is approaching a special achievement.

Performances will be updated mid-week once all scorecards are uploaded.

 

Batting Grade

 

Performances
4,000 runs
Nathan Fathers C1 3,762 runs
2,000 runs
Alex Robertson A2 1,993 runs
Josh Banner A1 1,849 runs
Tarun Lath C2 1,831 runs
1,000 runs
John Rose C2 1,000 runs Vs Hornsby @ Foxglove Oval North 28/9

 

Ben Meikle B1 937 runs
Brent Van Wck C2 975 runs

 

Asees Rajput C2 949 runs
Alex Chidgey C2 895 runs
Michael Robertson A2 861 runs

 

Raghu Chary B2 983 runs
Ashane de Silva A1 833 runs

 

Ramil De Silva C3 857
Tis Mistry A1 826 runs
Zac Morris B1 928 runs
Richard Hughes 832 runs

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Steve Burrows C3 801 runs
Bowling
300 wickets
Rowan Keating A2 285 wickets
Justin Paterson A1 278 wickets

 

200 wickets
Chris Williamson B2 191 wickets
100 wickets
Andy Meikle A2 100 wickets Vs Hornsby @ Greenway Park 28/9/2019

 

Dan Costigan A1 84 wickets

 

50 wickets
Brent Larkham A2 47 wickets
Jackson Preedy A1 47 wickets

 

Roshan Withanage D1 48 wickets
David Larkham D1 41 wickets
Paul Vink C3 32 wickets

 

WPHCCC NOW
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