This weeks “Blast from the Past” cover 2 outstanding bowling feats by 2 of our Tiger Legends, Eddy Stanik and Alan Walters.

The first was in December 1989, a 6th Grade match vs Kwinana at Thomas Oval. Cannington won the toss and sent Kwinana in. Eddy Stanik was given the new ball and bowled an amazing 26.2 overs with 10 maidens in a total of 58 overs bowled with figures of 9/33 and bowled Kwinana out for 123. Frank MacGrotty taking the second last wicket to rob Eddy of a 10 for. Cannington would be bowled out for 97 in their innings of 53 overs, losing the match on 1st innings and Eddy being runout for 10. Kwinana would bat again making 3/34 and Eddy taking 1/13 off 12 overs with 4 maidens, with match figures of 10/46, an absolutely dominant bowling feat.

The second was in October 2005, a 7th Grade match vs Kelmscott at Coker Park B. Kelmscott won the toss and batted first, making 91 off 38.3 overs Alan Walters taking 2/41 and Robert Firth 5/17. Cannington would reply with 121 off 42.5 overs with Alan making 21 opening the batting. The amazing thing in this match would be that Simon Ducie from Kelmscott would take all 10 wickets in Canningtons first innings taking 10/45.

Kelsmscott’s second innings would be dominated by Alan Walters as they were bowled out for 78 in 34.4 overs with Alan taking 9/44 bowling unchanged off 17.4 overs with 7 maidens. Gavin Firth taking the second last wicket to deny Alan all 10 wickets. Cannington needed 48 for victory in 9 overs and did it easily getting to 3/89 with Daniel Richmond making 64no with 8 sixes and 2 fours, giving Cannington outright victory. Alan would finish with match figures of 11/85, a truly memorable game that would go down in history.

Eddy would finish his career in 1994 with 353 wickets from 132 games with 15 five wicket hauls and 1 hat trick and an average of 16.03.

Alan would finish his career in 2016 also with 353 wickets from 241 games with 6 five wicket hauls and an average of 18.28.

Eddy Stanik
Alan Walters on the right with team mates receiving duck awards