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The Rock-itt : April 2011
NEWSFLASH As I write, both 3rd and 5 th grade games were washed out this weekend in an unprec edented example of dreadful weather; both Ovals were awash on Day 1 and on Day 2 with more overnight rain, any chance of play was abandoned at first light and both sides advance to the Semi Finals next weekend (March 26th & 27th). WARRINGAH, the Beaches MEN IN GREEN cricketers Warringah Cricket Club, have had a very successful summer with the influx of young players from the District and have 4 teams qualified to play in the Finals series. 1 st Grade missed out as well sadly but 2nds, 3rds and 4ths all earned the right to play on through to this vital stage of the season. 2nds under Ian “Freddie” Bassett, looked like they might falter in the last round but a fantastic innings from young Sam Hole with an unbeaten 48 on debut, rescued the side and enabled the team to advance to a home final at Frank Gray Oval against arch rivals Burwood. 3rd Grade finished as Minor Premiers under the superb guidance of Danny Reynolds, a man who everyone wants to do their best for. Danny’s cricket brain, skill and ability to make younger players relax and give of their best is now renowned. He leads by example and plays to the hilt. His young side plays against North W est Sydney (former Holroyd Hills) at Mike Pawley Oval Meanwhile 4 th Grade under the leadership of Club stalwart,t Roger Curry, also play North West Sydney but at North Sydney Oval No 2. His team is a blend of youth and experience with his right hand man Rex Wightley playing a major role during the season. Warringah’s Tim Creer Cup side (5th Grade) takes on the first placed South Sydney in a winner takes all 45 over one day match at Marrickville Oval. This side has been ably led by Doug McGrath all summer and has used over 55 players, most of whom are players who have come through the Manly Warringah Representative programme. This has been not only a very exciting and rewarding experiment for the District, but has enabled a lot more young players to experience turf cricket combined with their first experience of adults in competition. Young players James Crombie, Will Outred, Ben Falconer, Hamish Ferguson and Matt Cole have all increased their skills throughout the summer and some have also progressed higher through the Warringah Grades. Not to mention Sam Gainsford would be wrong as this Under 14’s Representative player has managed to hold down a spot in W arringah’s 2nd Grade for most of the season and played a role in all matches. He also was the youngest player to have played in the Frank Gray side, a tournament that the Under 24 year olds proudly won again. Some achievement that for young Sam. NEWSFLASH Both 2 nd and 3 rd Grades gam es were entirely washed out so they automatically go through to the Semis at home next weekend. 4th Grade managed some play in on Day 1 at North Sydney No 2 Oval. With constant rain delays they fought hard with the bat in tough conditions until rain stopped play with them at 3/69. With Day 2 a complete washout the team also advances to the semis next weekend. 5th Grade's season ended after their match was washed out against top of the table South Sydney. Their match was reduced to a Twenty20 match and they smashed 0/12 off the first 2 overs when rain ended play. Craig Little Dave Farrell