Round 5 v Rockingham/Mandurah

First Grade

10/189 defeated by Rockingham-Mandurah 10/267

Gosnells won the toss and elected to bowl at Sutherlands Park with Hawks grabbing early wickets thanks to Duffield, Leipold and Prescott. Gosnells looked well in control Leipold taking crucial wickets of Ugle for 19 and D.Burrage for a duck to have 3fa and Rockingham-Mandurah to be 5/71. When Duffield took his second to remove A. Burrage, it would become 6/96, with the Hawks having a firm grip on the game, Rockingham batsmen Bracey and Simmons quickly turned the tides to combine for a 107 7th wicket partnership. Simmons hit a quick 59 and Bracey was the rock to Rockingham’s innings scoring an impressive 89 before Leipold would finish the innings with a couple late wickets to grab his first 5 wicket haul of the season.

Chasing 267, Gosnells really struggled to get going in their innings, losing both openers Hale (11) and Payne (0) early. The middle order was unable to solidify losing continuous wickets where the top scorer for the top 5 was only 14. The Hawks were in a sticky situation at 5/59, with Foster playing his first game for the Hawks this season was a shining light for Gosnells, impressing with an unbeaten  68 and top scoring for the innings. A few late contributions from J Panetta (15) and Prescott (20) would get Gosnells to 189, but was still 78 runs short of their target.

Notable performances:

Matt Leipold 5/77 (25)

Brodee Foster 68 (169)*


2nd Grade

10/164 & 1/84 defeated by Rockingham Mandurah 10/222

Gosnells won the toss and elected to bat at Lark Hill on the mission to grab 3 consecutive wins. Jacobs and Ridley were off to a positive start putting on 37 for the first partnership before McNamee and Jacobs would combine for a further 40. The loss of McNamee would bring lunch with Gosnells in good control of 2/77, including Jacobs passing 50, after lunch however, the wickets would begin to tumble, Boyne and Sweet would fall early. Not long later, Jacobs impressive 90 would come to an end and Menezes would quickly follow for the Hawks to become 6/132 in the blink of an eye. A late contribution at the tail of McGann and Robson would lift to Hawks to 164.

Acomb grabbed an early wicket before the end of days play to have Rockingham 1/19 overnight. Lyons and Austen built a solid partnership early on the second day, before the introduction of McGann would look to turn the game into the Hawks favour. McGann in a spell of bowling at one stage would have 6/7 and a wicket from Robson would have the Hawks in firm control at 8/89.  A vital partnership from Rockingham put them in a chance for victory; Boyne took a wicket with Rockingham needing only 4 runs to set the game up for a thrilling finish. But Rockingham were too good and would come out victorious, North would continue to bat on, making 94 before he was eventually removed by Menezes to finish up all out for 222.

Gosnells would go back into bat for 20 overs, losing Ridley in the first over for a duck, but was quickly consolidated by McNamee (29 not out) and Jacobs (53 not out) to finish the match 1/84.

Notable performances:

Brandon Jacobs 90 and 53 not out

Blake McGann 6/54(20)


3rd Grade

10/118 & 3/109 defeated by Rockingham-Mandurah 10/133

Gosnells were sent into bat at Sutherlands and got off to a fairly shaky start. Losing Panetta for 13 and Cavallaro for 3 wasn’t the beginning the hawks asked for. But young guns Smedley and Back dug in and began to build a partnership before the wickets would tumble in the middle order. The hawks struggled to get going, as Dawson was the only batsmen to look like he could get going, but when he fell for the top score of 28, Gosnells would also fall, and were eventually bowled out for 118.

The Hawks would grab 3 quick wickets before Day 1 would close, thanks to Waldron, Lutter and Montgomery. Gosnells would start Day 2 slowly but would eventually get themselves into the game. Wickets from Waldron and Giles would have the Hawks back into the contest with Rockingham 6/101, and when Waldron and Lutter picked up consecutive wickets, Rockingham would still need 8 more runs with only 2 wickets in hand. Unfortunately for the third grade, it was not to be and Rockingham would win on first innings, Dan Waldron would later on grab his first 5 wicket haul for the club and Rockingham would be all out for 133.

Gosnells would go in for a second innings with positive results, Smedley making 34, Cavallaro 45 not out and Back making 20, saw them finish 3/109 at the end of Day 2.


Notable Performances:

Dan Waldron 6/63 (19.4)

Bryan Lutter 2/13 (11)


4th Grade

88 & 5/199 defeated by Rockingham-Mandurah 220

Rockingham batted first on day 1 and the Hawks started positively, grabbing 3 early wickets through Roberts and twice through Adams. At 3/14 Rockingham would consolidate into a large partnership and would not lose another wicket until after lunch at 4/104. Gosnells continued to slowly chip away at the middle order of Rockingham but a solo effort from Rockingham’s Teague of 101 would guide them to 220, with spinners Sharma and Singh taking 3 wickets each, whilst Roberts and Adams would take 2 each as well.

Gosnells started shaky, losing Bates and Hale before the end of Day 1, Adams would serve as the night watchman. Gosnells were unable to fight back though, losing wickets thick and fast throughout the day, the skipper Dean Bussanich top scored with a good looking 43 but it was short of partners. Gosnells eventually all out for 88.

Gosnells would then be sent back into bat with better intent for runs. Although it didn’t start well losing Bates, Hale and Bussanich for a combined 13, until Jett Shaw and Oswin D’Sylva would settle in scoring a positive 90 run partnership. Shaw would eventually go for 34, only for Kelly to help take over. Kelly finished 30 not out, and D’Sylva finished with an unbeaten century, for the hawks to finish 5/199 by the end of Day 2.

Notable performances:

Sharma 3/70

Singh 3/43

Bussanich 43

2nd Innings:

D’Sylva 101*

Shaw 34

Kelly 30*