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The Rock-itt : January 2010
James Gellert) and Gene Ngamu, of Green Options, the Manly Village Green curator, worked overtime to prepare two wonderful strips for the ladies to play on. If Jessica Watson was to turn up at a women's game after her mammoth trip around the globe, do you think that we could show the cricketing world that women's cricket is here to stay? For the Manly Cricket Club it was a showcase event, following on from the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup games it hosted in March this year. How many girls from our Northern Beaches aspire to play for the NSW Breakers or even the Southern Stars, the Australian Women's cricket team? Warringah Cricket Club Inc. (Affiliated with the Sydney Cricket Association) Home of Shires Cricket on the NORTHERN BEACHES Warringah Cricket Club's Second Grade under the Captaincy of Timmy Bourke, thrashed North West Sydney in this weekend's pre Christmas match thanks to a fabulous century by Robbo (James Robson) 111, ably assisted by Farley Scott (60) Fourth Grade under the guidance of Guy Davies, who has already scored his first 100 for the Club this year, recovered from an early collapse to post 270 at Frank Gray Oval, thanks to an unusual recruit who scored 76 before being cruelly given out LBW. None less than the Manly Cricket Club President, Andrew Fraser, who was filling in as his son Jake was playing! Warringah finally polished off their visitors on Sunday with Josh Young taking 5 wickets with his left arm finger spin and the Green men finished with 3 wins out of 4 in their per Christmas contest with North West Sydney. Veteran's cricket on the Northern Beaches Warringah Masters hosted Cricketers Club of NSW (CCNSW) at Mike Pawley Oval on Sunday and in a very competitive match narrowly lost despite Gour Lentell and Russell Rodgers both taking 4 wickets apiece after the CCNSW had got off to a flying start on a lush outfield. With the visitors on 2-91 at drinks (overs) the scoring rate slumped thanks to a collapse in the middle and lower order and they could only post 128, despite the number 2 & 3 retired batsman returning to the crease. Warringah then set about the attack with abandon, seemingly convinced that bonus points could be recorded since such a small total was being chased and proceeded to lose wickets in quick succession before the middle order steadied the ship and dragged the home club back into contention at 7-105. But some odd shot selections left the Old Men in Green requiring 5 runs to win off the last over with one wicket in hand which proved to be too much against the CCNSW best bowler. A keenly contest match was much talked about in the bar afterwards and Gour Lentell took the Man of the Match honours. Manly Warringah Cricket Club Green Shield Campaign 2009/2010 Manly's selected Under 16 Green Shield squad was handed its baggy Blue Caps at Manly Oval last Thursday night and a big crowd applauded the 16 man squad in front of the Manly Cricket Pavilion with speeches from many former past Green Shield Captains (Simon Couch, Tim Cruickshank, Matt Cranney, Adam Gummer, Luke Edgell and Mitch Pugh) who all wished the class of 2009/10 all the very best. Captained this year by Javed Badyari, currently starring in 4th Grade, alongside Vice Captain Dylan Marshall who has turned in some fine performances with the ball in 3rd Grade, it is a very strong squad, well balanced in all forms of the skills of cricket and we expect good things from them. Coached by Mike Pawley and Peter Philpott, this team travelled to Hawkesbury this weekend and scored their first victory; restricting the home side to 159, Manly chased down the total thanks to a fine innings of 76 by Jarrod Rawlings with the loss of only 2 wickets. Meanwhile 1st Grade was playing on the main Bensen's Lane Oval, nearby, and chased 219 to win with Ben King scoring a fine 73 not out, his highest score in the top Grade at the Manly Club 2nd Grade & Frank Gray Captain Tim Bourke Ben King -- 73 not out in 1st Grade