KWINANA was defeated by 52 runs against Kelmscott in the Second Grade one-day grand final rematch at Orelia Oval last weekend.
Sent in to bat, Kwinana openers Dan Bell (28) and Kurt Verdonk (25) got the team off to a fast start, hitting eight fours and a six between then until Verdonk fell with the score 1-54.
Bell fell one run later and from here Kwinana lost consistent wickets.
Some middle-order consolidation from Tom Moore (33) and Kirk Kiedo (43) pushed Kwinana’s score to 175 from 38 overs.
Kelmscott also started with a solid opening partnership of 48 and some big hitting from the middle and lower order saw Kelmscott pass Kwinana’s total, all out for 227.
Devon Fry was the best of the Kwinana bowlers, taking 3-43 from his eight overs.
The Kwinana Fourth Grade XI travelled to Walter Padbury Park to take on Thornlie, looking to turn its form around after sitting seventh on both the two-day and one-day ladder over the Christmas break.
Kwinana lost its first three wickets for 21 runs.
Thornlie threatened to break the game open but a man-of-the-match performance from Dion Cole-Parkhill (51 n.o.) steadied the innings and gave the rest of the team someone to bat around.
Cole-Parkhill worked with the lower order to amass a competitive total of 8-151 from 40 overs.
A stunning spell of 4-11 from Amardeep Gill saw Thornlie fall just seven runs short on 144 to see the Kwinana Fourth Grade XI record their first one-day victory of the season and move them up to fifth on the ladder.
Meanwhile, the Kwinana Cricket Club is looking for a new club coach for 2017.
The club is looking for an accredited coach with a good knowledge of the game and who can communicate and lead effectively with a wide range of players and supporters.
The role entails being responsible for operating training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights and providing feedback to players and at selection and committee meetings.
For inquiries and expressions of interests contact the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call president Dave Abbott on 0413 517 070.
Dion Cole-Parkhill scored 51 n.o. in a man-of-the-match performance for the Kwinana Fourth Grade side last Sunday.