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The Rock-itt : October 2011
Manly welcomes new players against Parramatta in Round 1 Three new players were presented their Manly Baggy Blue caps yesterday at Manly Oval before the 1st Round match against Parramatta. New W aratahs Captain, Tim Cruickshank, presented the treasured items of head gear to ex Parramatta Captain Nick Watkins and Ben Martin, who followed Club Coach Dean Gilchrist to the seaside Club this summer. The other player to earn his cap, Mitch Coombs, has come to the Club from the Central Coast. Nick Watkins on debut for Manly At the other end of the Club, in 5 th Grade, Captain Dave Farrell, had 9 new players in his team to play at Mike Pawley Oval. Several m embers of last year’s A W Green Shield team were graded on Monday night plus some player who had come through the Warringah Club. On a tough day in mizzle, opening batsm an Billy D’Arcy made a solid 45 before being dismissed on the last ball before tea. Sam Gainsford played well for 15 before being bowled while m any of the other debutants struggled under the pressure of an accurate Parramatta attack. Luckily Dave Farrell belted the visitors bowling around the ground to make a 50 and the team may find themselves on the winning end next Saturday. Warringah Cricket Club Over on Frank Gray Oval, Warringah Second Grade were hosting Pennant Hills and some steady batting by Scott “The Pirate” Ryan who scored the clubs first 50 set up a chance for the middle order to build on the great start. Craig Rupert scored an aggressive 89 and the team managed to notch up over 300 runs. Watkins and Ritchie set out to open in 1’s And over on the reconditioned Weldon Oval, W arringah 4 th Grade was being captained by former junior, Geoff Tucker and under his tutelage were sev eral young players who have come through the new Pathway system. On the new turf square that has been constructed Geoff’s team also recorded over 300 runs on an outfield that had been top dressed by Council just one week earlier. The story doesn’t end there though as Geoff scored 140 and along with new boy Stuart Love from Leicestershire who notched up 80. While most of the excitement was at home, new 3 rd team captain Billy Lloyd Green also managed to help himself to a ton so all seems well with the world for the Men in Green. It’s cricket season so it has to rain Report by Simon Lyon Sam Gainsford on his way back to the sheds on debut Tucker and Love unbeat en at tea Pavilion under redevelopment