Season’s end nears for Wandin

Wandin Cricket Club results. Picture: ON FILE

By Bryce Edwards

Wandin 1st XI vs Warrandyte – written by David Thorne

Wandin’s 1st XI took on Warrandyte’s 3rd XI in the second last round of the year.

Wandin won the toss and chose to bat first.

Jamie Elliott would open with the maestro Rod Aitken who would play his first game back in the 1XI for the year.

The Wandin openers would get off to a great start, putting on 45 in quick fashion before Jamie Elliott would fall for 21.

From then on, most of Wandin’s batters would make a good start but unfortunately, none would go on to make a big score. Wandin finished all out for 190 after 53 overs.

Rod Aitken 49

Eden Van Beek 29

Jamie Elliott 21

Tim Thorne 20

David Thorne 15

With Warrandtye needing to face the remaining 27 overs for the day, this was a good chance for Wandin to get some early wickets, and that they did with Leigh Curwood striking in his first over and Jarrod Dobson striking with three of his own after that left Warrandyte 4/70 at stumps.

Wandin 2nd XI vs Wantirna South 3rd XI – written by Rick Painter

Wantirna South would win the toss and elect to bat first. With contributions from both openers J Burton (38) and G Young (29), Wantirna South would tick along at an under-par pace for the Wandin East oval and when the bowlers finally got a couple of breakthroughs, the game would be evenly poised at the drinks break with the score on 2/94. From this moment on, the Wandin bowlers would dominate the match with D Trembath (4/22) and J Galvin 3/46 being the chief destroyers which would see Wantirna South finish all out for 137. Wandin openers B Edwards (14*) and D Marshall (35*) would see out the remaining 18 overs and guide Wandin into a commanding position at 0/55.

Wandin 3rd XI vs Healesville – written by ‘Lawsy’

Perfect conditions saw Wandin travel to Healesville with the Dogs winning the toss and batting. Greg and Ben started well. At 1-32, Wandin lost Greg for 11. Some quick runs for ‘Bruzzy’ and Ben saw Wandin to 4-70 by the time they lost Ben, Bruzzy and ‘Coops’. Jai and Matt steadied things, with young Jai showing he is capable at senior level as Healesville bought on some sharp bowlers smelling blood in the water. The in-form Jules (55) with support from ‘Lawsy’, Tom and ‘Browny’ at the end saw Wandin post a competitive 189.

Though the Dogs would only take two wickets, after the Bloods hit the ground running with three out of four of their top order retiring on 50, the fight and desire were still there to push the game to the end and dry up runs with tight spells from Coops, Greg, Jules and Sam ‘Cannon’ Robinson. Wandin could have rolled over, quit and handed over the points but that’s not in Wandin CC’s DNA nor is it in this team.

Wandin Women vs Templeton – written by Olivia Edwards

Wandin defeated Templeton by 7 wickets at Milpera Reserve. Wandin CC won the toss and elected to bowl. O Edwards (4/6 off 4.3) and K Friend (0/4 off 11) opened the bowling, with a wicket coming early in the first over. With the strong bowling continuing, J Lowrie took her 3fa (3/14 off 4) alongside C Edwards (2/8 off 3), absolutely shutting down Templeton’s attack, with them on 5/44 at drinks. N George (1/8 off 2) took an amazing caught and bowled, and other bowlers N Lazarus (0/3 off 1), A Peet (0/5 off 1) and N Lowe (0/4 off 3) all held strong overs. But it was Wandin’s strong energy and sharp bowling that kept Templeton all out for 66 after 23 overs.

Batting her first innings in a few weeks, J Trembath (8*) opened alongside J Lowrie (11), kicking off Wandin’s batting. Despite the slow outfield, the runs ticked over with Trembath retiring and C Edwards (26*) coming in. Edwards kept the batting strong, with both B Cuddon (1) and O Edwards (0) both unfortunately being dismissed early. It was A Peet (1*) and Edwards who wrapped up the innings and the win, not long into the 23rd over. It was a great win for the women, and despite the heat, the energy they kept was a highlight of the game.