Round 3 (1-dayer – 12 October 2019)
WPHC drew with ARL
Another wet day and another drawn result – 2 games out of 3.
WPHC Blue (Gunny) drew with Berowra
Match number 2 at The Glade and washout number 2. With consecutive match number 3 also at the same Oval fingers crossed for a week of dry weather.
WPHC Red (Andy) defeated on forfeit Normanhurst-Warrawee
A shame but with the long weekend we will bank the 6 points from this round.
WPHC 105 lost to ARL 4/106
The day started OK with a ground in reasonable nick after the rain. We lost the toss and ARL sent us in to bat. Richard ‘Ritchie’ Hughes and Stanton ‘Pon’ Tam opened and were pinned down by good ARL bowling. They were struggling to score.
Ritchie went first followed by Alex ‘Hooch’ Turner and we were 2/8 after 10 overs. The slow rate putting pressure on the middle order to get things going.
The bottom line was our batting never got going and we were bundled out for 105 off 32.2 overs. Best batting 35* to Nathaniel ‘Chopper’ Chidgey (a great knock), well support by Prathamesh ‘Prats’ Datar with 22. Next best was Allan Raffel with 12. A poor effort with the bat.
As soon as went to field the drizzle came making life challenging for our bowlers. Dean Carlin got 2 wickets in his spell. The rain got heavier and at 4:17 we went off due to rain. But it didn’t rain heavily enough to prevent further play.
We lost 12 overs due to the rain break and ARL were in the box seat chasing a small total on a wet field with a wrecked ball. Prats took 2 wickets after the break but ARL ran down the score easily. Best bowling Dean Carlin 2/22 and Prats 2/27.
WPHC 3/138 drew with Lanken Islanders
We arrived at Glenhaven at 12:15pm and the opposition were on the ground going through their warm up……… that’s correct, their warm up! They had turned up to the ground with brooms, mops, buckets and sawdust to make sure play would start on time.
We won the toss and decided to bat.
Eric Junkkari opened the batting and got us off to a great start, seeing us through to drinks at 2/53. Nikhil Ninan(36*) joined Eric at the crease and the pair put on a 56 run partnership before Eric was eventually dismissed for a well made 53.
Nikhil and Ryan Loveridge(18*) put on another 41 runs before play was stopped in the 33 over due to rain.
The Opposition were keen to get back out, but with the weather set in we called it a day.
WPHC Blue (Fieds) drew with Beecroft 4/159
The boys were all keen to get on a dry greenway pitch. All didn’t go so well with Beecroft smashing us around the park. Alex and Raunak helped keep them down with Alex taking 2 wickets and Raunak getting 1. The rain saved us in what was looking like a big total to chase, with Beecroft being on 159 off 29 overs.
The boys were enthusiastic and cheery the whole day. With Asees and Raunak arguing over who can get more girls. An argument with no point as we all know Asees would win. Bring on ARL next week!
WPHC Red (Phill)7/120 drew with Castle Hill
A slightly wet day at Fred Caterson 2/3, seeing us win the toss and electing to bat. A fast start from Jack and Campbell, with Jack getting out for 21. Dylan 12 and Yash 26 steadied the ship in the middle, with Alec 22 no and Warren 13 no, batting into the rain until the match was called off.
This left the total at 7 for 120 off 31 overs, after heavy rain halted play.
WPHC drew with Kissing Point 6/91
Bring on the two dayers!!
WPHC 144 defeated outright Thornleigh 44 & 40
After such a stunning effort last week with the ball, we knew we just needed the rain to hold off long enough for us to pick up the one wicket we still needed to take 1st Innings points.
We turned up to Holland Road Reserve to find the pitch and field in even better condition than last week! We were then handed a further surprise when the Opposition Captain advised that their last remaining batsman was unavailable this week and that he was declaring and wanted to send us back in. Buzz then cordially advised that actually, they could have a 2nd bat as he enforced the follow on! (Somehow they hadn’t reckoned on that?!)
With the Vink’s back we had an even stronger attack this week, and with Rowan picking up where he left off in the first innings bowling another lightening fast spell, to again have wickets tumbling quickly.
Due to Thornleigh actually having only 9 available players on the team sheet (despite Buzz letting them use no less than five interchanges!) we knew that if we could maintain the pressure, and the rain held off, we could push for an outright. Little did we know that they could capitulate a second time thanks to some excellent bowling and keen fielding to capitalise on (most of) our chances.
Paul and Xander stepped straight back into the team collecting a wicket each, Buzz added another 2 wickets to his first innings haul, but it was Rowan, with 4/11 giving him match figures of 8/27 who was the stand out as we dismissed them for 40 in just 15.5 overs and had the win wrapped up by 2:05pm to head back to the club for an early celebration!
A fantastic win. The Opposition have some good batsmen, but we outplayed them and tore through the weaker ones for a deserved 10 points.
Hopefully signs of just how challenging this team will be to any Opposition in rounds to come!
WPHC Blue (Rob) 4/140 drew with Beecroft
Match report to come.
WPHC Red (Diggers) 2/18 drew with St Ives Blue 6/249
We won the toss, bowled and then it poured with no further play and that is about it for the rain affected match..
WPHC 6/145 drew with Kissing Point Red
We lost the toss and were sent into bat at Cadddies Ck Reserve by KP. We would have batted first in any case.
The openers Captain Mike And Arun Chaudhuri had a 57 partnership. Luke C who hit 78 runs last week was out for 8. Thank God for that otherwise the rating Committee may have noticed him. Praneel Singh who also hit a ton of runs last week was out for 6.
Ayush Tamhankar then came in and hit a quick 48 with Amith Nina also hitting 15 runs. Rain intervened and we lost 2 overs. So 145 runs over 33 overs was a good improvement for our team and if we can get a good start in future rounds this should lead to starts compounding into good scores.
At about 3.45 pm the rain started and didn’t stop. Both teams decided that having a beer was more likely than finishing this game.
This season we are again traking 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.
|Nathan Fathers||C1||3,762 runs|
|Alex Robertson||A2||2,000 runs Vs St Ives|
|John Rose||C2||1,000 runs Vs Hornsby @ Foxglove Oval North 28/9
|Ben Meikle||B1||937 runs|
|Brent Van Wck||C2||989 runs
|Asees Rajput||C2||959 runs
|Alex Chidgey||C2||901 runs
|Michael Robertson||A2||887 runs
|Raghu Chary||B2||989 runs
|Ashane de Silva||A1||833 runs
|Ramil De Silva||C3||858 runs
|Tis Mistry||A1||826 runs
|Zac Morris||B1||928 runs|
|Richard Hughes||832 runs
|Steve Burrows||C3||859 runs
|Rowan Keating||A2||285 wickets
|Justin Paterson||A1||278 wickets
|Chris Williamson||B2||192 wickets
|Andy Meikle||A2||100 wickets Vs Hornsby @ Greenway Park 28/9/2019
|Dan Costigan||A1||84 wickets
|Amit Sen||C2||92 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