No more Ducks for Drake this summer

Posted in General News, Senior on October 18th, 2012 by admin –
Glen Drake - 17yo Waimate Senior Captain

Glen Drake – 17yo Waimate Senior Captain

Waimate’s new senior cricket captain Glen Drake does not plan to do anything by halves when the South Canterbury season gets under way today.

At just 17, the talented top order batsman is planning on being a mainstay at the top of the order and offer his team variety with his spin bowling.

A confident Drake said he was excited by the challenges of the new season after a tough past 12 months as a player.

He battled shoulder niggles and confidence issues last season which saw him make himself unavailable for the South Canterbury Hawke Cup side when many had tipped him to be in the mix for a debut.

“That was a case of me being over it before the season started, “ Drake said. “With the captaincy now, I’ll be looking to take a nice and relaxed approach to it.”

Late last season he was picked for a tour of Sri Lanka with Canterbury’s Willows Cricket Club and he is now part of the Canterbury under-20 set-up along with Temuka paceman Nathan McNicol.

Drake has been handed the captaincy with previous captain Jason Sew Hoy and other senior players like Alan Reid and Nathan Sew Hoy still in the team.

“Many of the experienced guys have said this could be their last season, so they wanted to support me in the role for this year instead of leaving me with it when they’re gone.

Drake said his team was excited by the new formats and he was keen to try his on-field captaincy during the new 20/25 over games.

“With the new 20/25 over format, it should mean I get a chance to test out some strategies as a captain nice and early.

Waimate’s major acquisition is former Canterbury Country all- rounder Simon Murphy who should bolster both the batting and bowling stocks.

Senior Stats 2011 – 2012 Season

Posted in General News, Senior on May 18th, 2012 by admin –

These are the statistics for the Waimate Seniors from the South Canterbury Senior Mens Competition. Use the tabs along the bottom of the spreadsheet to see individual matches.

Points of interest include;

  • Nathan Sew Hoy – 5th overall competition with 421 runs (he was also 2nd in the T20 aggregates which can be seen here)
  • Matt (Chucky) Sew Hoy – 5th overall in aggregate wickets taken for senior season

250% improvement by Second Grade

Posted in Second Grade on January 15th, 2012 by admin –

Waimate Second Grade had a much improved performance against competition leaders Timaru this weekend after being dismissed for 31 in the previous round, this time managing 75 runs with Tim Suddaby top-scoring with 21 and Hayden Russell with 15 also making double figures.

Despite wickets to George Morgan and Ryan Manson, Timaru still won comfortably for the loss of only two wickets.

Waimate 75
T Suddaby 21, Heydon Russell 15
J Stevenson 4 0 11 3 , Shane Clark 2 0 16 2 , Hami 2 0 6 2

Timaru 76 – 2
Birch 55 not out
George Morgan 2 0 14 1 , Ryan Manson 2 0 9 1

Waimate bow out of T20 competition

Posted in Senior on January 10th, 2012 by admin –

Waimate had the priviledge of calling Aorangi Oval their home ground during the double round of Twenty20 matches played on Jan 7th to welcome the New Year in.

Temuka won a crucial toss in their first-up match against Waimate at Aorangi Oval. With the wet weather and overcast skies, Temuka bowled effectively and restricted Waimate to 97 for four from their 20 overs. Hayden Matthews top-scored with 22, while Nathan Sew Hoy added 20 and Quintin (Buck) Paul with 15 not out had yet to be dismissed in his two match comeback to cricket.

Unfortunately for Waimate, Temuka openers Richie Preston and Rory Lorimer wasted little time in chasing-down the target – Preston (40 not out) and Lorimer (48 not out) to get the total in the ninth over for a comfortable 10-wicket win.

Waimate’s batsmen came good in their final match with Celtic.

Waimate captain Jason Sew Hoy was happy with 147 for seven batting first, especially with Celtic missing usual captain Craig Davies and Dan and James Laming.

Waimate’s total was formed around contributions from Jason Sew Hoy (38), Nathan Sew Hoy (36) and Connor Farrell (31).

Nathan’s innings was a typically belligerent one, and he was upset to middle the ball and be caught on the boundary when trying to chip the infield. Jason who has struggled to get runs most of the season did himself no favours after tweaking his hamstring stretching out to run three early on in his innings and did very well to make 36 with the added confusion of having a runner at the crease (Al Reid) and not being able to move his feet, but still managed some big sixes.

However the innings of the day, or one that brought the most satisfaction to the team and no doubt the player himself, was the 31 scored by Connor Farrell, including one beautiful six over mid wicket after charging down the wicket to the bowler. For those that hadn’t seen Connor in this sort of form, he could possibly blame others after being previously run out three times this season!

While all the bowlers contributed throughout the day, it was an 86 run partnership between Jacob Naylor (69*) and Mark Tutton (34) which helped Celtic through to the win.

Jason Sew Hoy said they lacked a score of more than 50 in both their matches by one batsman to give a really dominating score.


Seniors lose Outright to Roncalli

Posted in Senior on December 24th, 2011 by admin –

Daniel Dorgan was the toast of Roncalli returning from last week’s U18 tournament to take 7-19 and already has 10 wickets for the match as Roncalli routed Waimate for 44 and enforced the follow on at Knottingley Park where the our seniors still needed four more runs to make Roncalli bat again on day two.

Dorgan’s dominance with the ball was well supported by Tahir Afridi who has two three wicket hauls as well, while with the bat Harry Millar made a quick 42 not out while earlier Tom Pavletich, relieved of captaincy duties had his best knock of the season scoring 39 while most of his team got into double figures.

It was “one of those days” according to Waimate’s Alan Reid, and their second innings has been a big improvement with Glen Drake (who made the Canterbury U18 tournament team at this week’s tournament) making 45, and some hope was pinned on captain Jason Sew Hoy finding some form and turning the game into a competition by building on his 28 not out overnight.

Jason duly obliged going on to make 45, easily his best score this season, while young Lachie Robertson also showed good patience to finish 21 not out, his best senior score to date.

Set a target of 39 it took Roncalli 10 overs to win, but with a Christmas break ahead Waimate may return in 2012 recharged and still keen to defend their trophy.


Friday Night Twenty20

The latest round to be played between Waimate and competition leaders Timaru was abandoned meaning shared points and Waimate now moves into clear second. While Waimate and Timaru only have two matches each left to play and the other clubs three, a wet night, or a win and some other results to go Waimate’s way could see us progressing to our best ever Twenty20 finish yet – surprisingly the format we thought we would be strong at, we have yet to live up to the hype, so maybe it is this year!

Waimate miss winning outright by one wicket

Posted in Senior on December 5th, 2011 by admin –
Matt Sew Hoy hit a personal best 29

Matt (Chucky, Dog, etc) Sew Hoy who produced his best ever senior score with the bat scoring 29 including 4 fours and a six and most importantly outscored both older brothers!

A stubborn 72 from Star captain Phil McGregor got his side home by the barest of margins against Waimate at Mountainview High School.

Waimate trailed by 18 runs but still had 10 second innings wickets in hand at the start of the second day and with contributions from many batsmen, Glen Drake (35), Jason Sew Hoy (28) and Matthew Sew Hoy who hit four fours and a six on his way to a personal best senior score of 29.

Waimate were eventually bowled out for 174, with the medium-pace bowling of Tyson Hamilton and Alex McKenzie taking three wickets each for Star.

The batting woes continued for Star early in the pursuit of 132 for victory, as four of the top five batsmen failed to make double figures.

Waimate thought (read that as know) they had McGregor trapped leg-before wicket on four from the bowling of Alan Reid, but with player umpires being used, confusion ruled and McGregor survived. Reid still managed four for four for 67, but McGregor found support from Matt Heywood (25) and Grant Managh (21 not out), as Star scraped home.

Waimate captain Jason Sew Hoy said his team lacked the luck they needed for the win.


Second Grade’s lowest score in memory

Posted in Second Grade on December 5th, 2011 by admin –

While no one really wants to know what happened with the Second Grade side this weekend who were taking on Timaru (last season’s Senior Reserve winners), I need to add a few notes so that Smarty doesn’t think I whinge forever.

A phone call to play during the week meant I knew Waimate were obviously struggling for numbers, and this weekend was no exception with the Second Grade B team being forced to default as several of their players filled in for one or other of the higher two grades.

As it turned out Waimate could only field nine players, but at least they were good enough to still front up, despite the loss of their main players.

Pete “the wily campaigner” Wallace took on the captaincy duties for the day and began well by winning the toss. This gave Waimate the chance to bat first and not spend a whole afternoon chasing leather.

Ryza Manson gave us hope as he opened and smashed the first ball he faced for four. Unfortunately, he didn’t really repeat that shot until his second innings, and wickets fell at regular intervals – one opposition bowler only got it close enough to hit 3 times in 3 overs and got wickets each time.

It became a bit of a scramble, as umpires were suddenly next in, or scorers needed to pad up, but all the guys had a smile while they did it.

Well all except some old bugger who could only manage to get his pads in front of the ball, but when trying to play a shot with his bat usually swung at the ball as the keeper passed the delivery to first slip. When he finally did get the bat on one it was after it hit the pad first and he was given out lbw. At the time he whinged (once off the field), but this is mainly because of his own frustration at not getting any bat on it, nor getting a run – so to be fair, I normally always say that if you get given lbw by a player umpire, it has to be a pretty good call, so I have to follow my own opinion and stop giving Smarty a wind-up.

Now that we have the fun parts out of the way, the bad news is that despite Timaru generously letting us bat both openers twice, we still only managed 31 all out.

With a short chase on offer, Kerry Weir found some enthusiasm to bowl quick (relying on the fact it would be a short spell), and bowled well to take one wicket, and if the first slip hadn’t been checking his new toy (iphone) would have had two, or if the Timaru fielders helping us out had made their minds up a bit earlier could have had three, so it was a good spell.

Good on ya mate

So match all over early, meant we got to check out the Timaru clubrooms, and see a wall almost dedicated to our own ‘Wily Campaigner’  as the 1980s Bowling Honours Boards seemed to be full of a certain P Wallace!



Written by Mark (ok Smarty that was an apology for whinging)

Seniors behind on Day One vs Star

Posted in Senior on November 27th, 2011 by admin –

The seniors had to travel back to Timaru again on Saturday after getting home from there on Friday night after winning the Twenty20 match, but things aren’t going quite so well in the two day match with last season’s two finalists Waimate and Star battling it out again.

Waimate batted first after losing the toss and were soon battling as Craig Hinton decided to turn up the heat, and lost their first wicket at 0 and then 18 before a partnership got them into the 50s where three more wickets fell. Glen Drake had to retire hurt on 21 after batting a Hinton delivery away with his head and chin, but returned after a couple more wickets fell and took the attack back to the Star bowlers. He batted well to make 68 and put some respectability to the score with Waimate eventually all out for 122 with Alan Reid the only other batsman to make double figures while Hinton ended with 6-49.

Long opening spells by Alan Reid and Jared Matthews eventually brought success to have Star 29-3, but further breakthroughs just wouldn’t happen, and when Chucky Sew Hoy dropped a chance from the Star opener in the gully just after he brought up his fifty, and on what would have been Jared Matthews’ first senior five wicket bag, the momentum stayed with Star as they pushed on to 160-8 declared from their 60 overs.

Jared finished with 4-46 from his 19 overs and Alan 1-29 from his 16, while Justin Thompson and Matt Sew Hoy both grabbed one each.

At stumps Waimate had begun well needing only 8 more to wipe off the deficit at 24 without loss, and openers Naffa  and Sheppo will be looking forward to a rest next Friday night and building on this start next weekend.


Waimate chalk up second T20 competition win ever

Posted in Senior on November 27th, 2011 by admin –

The Seniors travelled to Timaru for Friday night’s Twenty20 match against Roncalli who would have been seen as pre-match favourites playing at full strength with a team that included 2 English professionals and former Wellington and Canterbury players in their side, while Waimate had to fill their team with players from both the Second Grade A &  B sides.

For the first time since the new Friday night competition began it was at least warm, if not too hot as a hot westerly wind swept the ground.

Alan Reid showed his experience with both bat and ball while Connor Farrell had his most timely and effective spell with the ball, Glen Drake loved the opportunity to float his spinners into the wind and the schoolboys, Scott Willoughby, Lachie Robertson and Dan Mehrtens all stepped up to the big time when asked, and in the end it was a resounding win to Waimate to begin the weekend on a good note.

The full newspaper article can be read below; 

Roncalli captain Tom Pavletich turns a ball to leg while fellow batsman Ryan De Joux backs up and keeper for Waimate Nathan Sew Hoy follows the flight of the ball.

Roncalli captain Tom Pavletich turns a ball to leg while fellow batsman Ryan De Joux backs up and keeper for Waimate Nathan Sew Hoy follows the flight of the ball.

Roncalli College’s reliance on their adult batsmen came back to bite them in their four-wicket loss to Waimate in South Canterbury senior Twenty20 club cricket last night at Aorangi Oval.

Roncalli’s key batting trio of Ryan de Joux, Tahir Afridi and Ed Kilbee, who have done most of the run-scoring so far this season, were all removed before they could take the match away from Waimate and it forced the schoolboys to try to make the bulk of the runs.

After 12 overs, though, Roncalli were eight down and unlikely to see out their overs.

Only a gritty 10th wicket stand of 17 saw them through to the 19th over, and in to three figures, finishing at 101 all out.

Kilbee was removed early by Allan Reid.

It would be the first of three key wickets for the opening bowler, as he removed Roncalli captain Tom Pavletich (2), caught at gully by Nathan Sheppard, and Ben Simpson (0) who was bowled.

It was then the spin of Glen Drake which took over as he used the wind to get some drift for his deliveries.

He exploited the conditions well to take three middle-order wickets, including Harry Millar for 11 after he had put on 30 with de Joux for the fifth wicket.

The former Celtic batsman had played a calculated innings early, using the wind to assist with his boundary hitting. However, when Connor Farrell bowled him for 35, Roncalli’s chances of a big total were gone.

Farrell finished with 3 for 25, while Reid ended with 3 for 16 and Drake managed 3 for 17.

The Waimate openers of Nathan Sew Hoy and Sheppard wasted little time in trying to knock off the target.

The pair went at more than sevens runs an over for the first five, before Sew Hoy was bowled by McDuff with the second ball of his spell, for 25.

It turned the momentum of the match slightly, as Waimate went from 39 without loss to 40 for three, largely thanks to two wickets in two balls from Afridi.

The rescue operation was left to Reid, who played more sedately, as others blazed away.

Scott Willoughby hit two sixes on his way to 15, but it was Reid’s sixth-wicket partnership of 33, with Lachie Robertson, which lasted long enough to get Waimate within reach of their target.

Reid hit the winning runs with 20 balls to spare and ended on 34 not out.

Afridi had figures of 3 for 12 from his four overs, while McDuff had 1 for 19 from two.


Waimate Twenty20 this Friday night

Posted in Senior on November 23rd, 2011 by admin –

The Waimate Seniors play their second T20 match of the season in the Placemakers T20 competition at Aorangi Oval on Friday night. So far there have been 3 freezing nights, so the forecast is for much better conditions this weekend, so if you are in Timaru on Friday why not pop along and give us some support.

Last time we lost by 10 runs after Naffa hit  an awesome 90, so this time we want to get those extra runs for a win and hopefully Naffa can for his ton too!

We play the schoolboys Roncalli, although they are difficult if we can’t get rid of their English pros, Kilbee and Afridi.

The match begins at 5.30pm and is all over by 8.15. See you there