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The Willetton Disctrict Cricket Club

The Willetton Dragons

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Bob Meuleman
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Varun Chopra
Todd Lavender (2)
Chris Lagana
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Hoggy's 40 something !
Aaron Harwood and guest Wasim Akram 2009
Varun Chopra
Brad Williams
Mark Walsh
Duncan Spencer
Kris Elliot

The Willetton District Cricket Club

The West Perth Cricket Club was a foundation member of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA), established in 1889. In 1984 the West Perth Cricket Club transferred to the Willetton area and became the Willetton District Cricket Club. 
 
 
Willetton District Cricket Club’s aim is to promote cricket within the community, from juniors through to seniors, providing the opportunity to play cricket within the team environment and the traditions of cricket. Willetton District cricket club provides opportunities for players in the area to play at the highest level available in Western Australia. 
 
 
Willetton District Cricket Club has elite coaches and outstanding facilities to nurture young cricketers and provide them with the best available pathway to play First Class cricket. 
 
 

Recent examples of this are local products Cameron Bancroft who is the West Australian shield opener and he has been recently picked on the Australian Test tour of Bangladesh as well as in line for a home test and Simon Makin who is part of West Australia’s pace bowling line up. Current Dragon Captain Matthew Johnston has played for the Warriors and Tasmania as well as the Hobart Hurricanes/Adelaide Strikers. Brad Hogg is probably our best known current player still turning out for Willetton played for Australia in 2014 T-20 World Cup, the winning Perth Scorchers Big Bash side and the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

 

Others to have played State and International cricket and have played for Willetton include Rod Marsh (WA/Aust) Ric Charlesworth (WA) Peter Clough (Tas/Aust) Bob Meuleman (WA) Mark Lavender (WA) Adam Seymour (Essex) Alan Mullally (WA,/VIC/England) Derek Aslett (Kent) Doug Harris (WA) Sean Cary (WA) Duncan Spencer (WA/Kent) David Lovell (Derbyshire) Jeremy Allen (WA) Brad Hogg (WA/Aust) Mark Walsh (WA), J.J Esmeijer (Netherlands), Brad Williams (WA/Australia), John Taylor (WA), Matt Johnston (WA/Tasmania), Alastair Cook (England), Shaun Marsh (WA), Matthew Petrie (WA), Andy Gray (Yorkshire/Kent), James Middlebrook (Essex), Varun Chopra (Essex/Warwickshire), Chris Dent (Gloustershire), Jack Brooks (Northamptonshire/Yorkshire), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire) 

 
 

Our Board consists of successful businessmen and past A grade players keen to see the club continue its development of local talent, through the junior ranks and into Senior, State and International cricket.

After 2 years in position as Club President, Blake Hall (2014/15 WACA Administrator of the year) has stepped aside for Tony Brennan who is new to the board and the role.

Cricketer of the Year 2015 / 16

Random WDCC Galleries

Click to view album: Season 2014/15 Seniors
Season 2014/15 Seniors
Click to view album: Spotlight Side
Spotlight Side

Honour Roll - Members Currently involved with the Club

Current and past players active in the WDCC 

  • Brad Hogg 
    Australian and WA State player and two- times World Cup winning team member, 4311 runs and 154 wickets for Willetton playing 105 games,( 7th in Bowling and 4th in Batting in the clubs history) Brad came out of retirement in 2010 playing our Grand Final side at the WACA and more recently played a major role for the winning Scorchers in the Big Bash 2014,  played in a second T-20 World Cup with Australia at 43 years of age, and the Rajisthan Royals in the IPL. Brad remains a true Dragons Legend. Brad is the clubs spin bowling coach.
     Cameron Bancroft
  • Cameron is one of Willetton’s recent success stories coming through from our junior district system. Cam has scored over 1869 runs in A grade from 63 games He was player of the series captaining the Australian under 19’s in Dubai scoring hundreds against the West Indies and India and also scored 100’s in the recent under 19’s world cup.Cam in recent times was a leading run scorer for the 2014/15 Sheffield Shield season and was selected in the national squad to tor Bangladesh and in line for a home test in the 2015/16 season..
  •  Simon Mackin
  • Simon is one of the best up and coming young fast bowlers in the country. Simon broke in to the WA Shield XI in the 2014/15 season and immediately made an impact becoming a very reliable and strong performer. At such a young age he is already showing a lot of promise and will be troubling batsmen for a very long time. At a staggering 6 foot 8 he bowls from a great height and enjoys any chance he can get to show up at Burrendah.
  • Kris Elliott 
    WA Country Captain, WA second XI, Australian Country XI, Club Captain, Kris has scored 5,750 A Grade runs for the club in 154 Matches (2nd highest in the clubs History) in A Grade and is a regular member of the A grade Pennant team of the year selected by the cricket media. Kris is very unlucky not to have been selected for the Warriors after consistently being one of the top 5 batman in the competition. Kris is one of the most respected players in the competition and has stayed loyal to the club for over 12 years as a player.
  • Matthew Johnston
    Matt is a true club legend playing his first A grade game at 15 and playing through to the 2010/11 season, In that time he played 139 Games amassing 5,867 runs (the highest run-scorer in the clubs History) and 209 wickets (2nd highest in the clubs history).
    Matt has played first class, one day and T-20 cricket for Western Australia, Tasmania, Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash competition.
    Willetton welcomed back Matt from the 2013/14 season onward and has taken on the captaincy. 
  • Aaron Harwood
    Current Head Coach and former A Grade all-rounder scoring over 1000 A grade runs and 50 A Grade wickets in 65 games before the age of 22. Aaron’s cricket career was cut short pursuing a teaching career in the country. He has been involved at Willetton coaching A Grade for 12 years and holds a level 3 certificate putting him in the highest echelon of cricket coaches in Australia. Aaron has actively been involved with the club for over 20 years as a player and coach and is a true club legend.  
  • Gavin Brown 
    The Willetton and Derbyshire all-rounder played an injury interrupted 77 Games of A grade for the club over 11 years scoring 1175 runs and taking 164 wickets (5th highest in the clubs History). Gavin is currently a Board member and bowling coach at the club. He has been involved for over 18 years in a combined playing, board and coaching role at the club.
  • Chris Lagana 
    WDCC Cricketer of the year in 2008/9 and 2011/12 and the WACA A-grade Bowling Aggregate winner. After missing almost 2 season Chris has become the 3rd leading wicket taker in the clubs history taking over 200 wickets for the club and over 700 runs in 101 A Grade games.
  • Tom Hansell
    Surrey, North Perth – over 5000 A Grade runs in Australia. Tom has been involved at the club for over 20 years in various coaching roles and board positions. As a mark of respect to his time spent at Willetton the practice facilities were named after him and opened by the mayor of Canning. 
  • Ian Bycroft
    Former Melville and University A Grade wicket-keeper, scored over 3000 A Grade runs and over 400 catches in over 200 A grade Games. Ian’s role at the club is Director of Junior cricket and also is heavily involved in the State Schoolboys 15’s selection and coaching.
  • Mark Hindle
    Mark was a top order batsman and played for over 10 years at from 1989 – 1998 Willetton amassing 1,122 runs in 66 games of A Grade. Mark has been involved in district junior coaching now for the past 3 years and coaches the under 14’s squad. Mark is yet another former A grade player putting his expertise and time back into the club.
  • Brad Kent
    Brad joined Willetton in 2000 and recently played his 100 game of A grade with the club. Brad and Chris Lagana have become a formidable combination using their experience. Brad has taken over 161 wickets from 111 games (6th highest in the clubs History. Brad still plays lower grades for the club and is a mentor for the young quicks coming through the system).

Recent Galleries

Click to view album: End of Season Presentation
End of Season Presentation
Click to view album: 2nd Grade Premiers 2015/16
2nd Grade Premiers 2015/16

Some Highlights

2015/16 performance

1st in WACA Club Championship

1st Grade – Semi Finals

T20 - Semi Finals

2nd Grade – Premiers

3rd Grade - Semi Finals

14’s – Premiers

13’s – Premiers

  
Grand Finalists

3rd Grade 2014/15

1st Grade One Day 2013/14

1st Grade T-20 2011/12

3rd Grade 2011/12

1st Grade 2010/11

3rd Grade 2010/11

4th Grade 2009/10

Colts – 2008/9

  
Semi Finals

1st Grade

2015/16

2014/15

2012/13

2010/11

2009/10

2008/9

2007/8

2006/7


All Premierships

2nd Grade 

Premiership Winners

2015-2016 

2013-2014

2004-2005

One Day Series Winners

2002-2003

Twenty-20 Winners

2007/08

2005/06

   Junior Premiers

14's 2015/16

13's 2015/16

13’s 2009/10

13's 2003/04

17's 2002/03

17's 1998/99

15's 1997/98

15's 1996/97

13's 1995/96


Junior Finals

Under 15s

2012/13

2011/12

2010/11

Under 14s

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

Under 13s

2013/14

2010/11

2009/10

  
Spirit of Cricket Award
    Inception 2003/04

2011/12
2010/11
2008/09
2004/05
2003/04

Chris Lagana 201112 cricketer of the year
Gavin Brown 17 years at the club as player and coach 164 wickets and 1175 runs in A grade
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Honour Roll

Continued

WDCC. Some of our past players and mentors include:

Matt Johnston
(WA)

Brett Silvey

Mark Walsh

Greg Holt

Rod Marsh
(WA and Australia)

Ric Charlesworth
(WA and Australia - cricket and hockey)

Brad Williams
(Australia)

Peter Clough
(Tas and Australia)

Dale Burns
(Aust Country)

Mark Lavender
(WA)

Alan Mullally
(WA and England)

Alastair Cook
(England)

Sean Cary
(WA)

JJ Esmeijer
(Holland)

Bob Meuleman
(WA)

Shaun Marsh
(WA)

Matthew Petrie
(WA)

Doug Harris
(WA)

James Middlebrook
(Essex)

Varun Chopra
(Essex)

John Taylor
(WA)

David Lovell
(Derbyshire)

Adam Seymour
(Essex)

Terry Waldron
(WA Country & Aust Country Capt.)

Duncan Spencer
(WA & Kent)

Andy Gray
(Yorkshire / Derbyshire)

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Thankyou to all our club supporters!

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