KWINANA Cricket Club’s fifth grade and one-day Cs gave their finals chances a huge boost over the weekend while second grade fought a tough final round.
Fifth grade returned to Orelia Oval to play Jandakot in their round 14 match needing a good win to claim a finals berth.
Jandakot batted first and capitulated from the beginning thanks to some magnificent bowling from Mark James (5-14) and Connor Kilgallon (3-17), being bowled out for 40.
Kwinana’s batsmen made short work of the total but had a collapse of their own and decided to declare the innings at 8-73 looking for an outright victory.
Kim Kothstein top scored with 32.
Jandakot ended day 1 on 3-23 still 10 runs behind.
Second grade travelled to Riverton Park to play Riverton-Rostrata with a place in the finals already assured.
Kwinana decided to bowl first and started well having Riverton in trouble at 7-105.
However, the bowlers couldn’t break through the tail, which put together good partnerships before declaring at 8-187; Richard Bell claimed 3-35.
Kwinana fished the day 2-40.
One-day Cs played SJ Blues at home in Peter Geere’s 150th game.
Kwinana batted first and the milestone man made 52 to help push the total to 186.
Kwinana bowled well as a team to restrict SJs to 8-105 with Rob Taylor and Stephen Mulhall both taking 2-10.
One-day Cs sit in fourth place with a game to go.
One-day Fs had a tough day against the top of the table Leeming Spartans as Kwinana’s bowlers could not stop a rampant batting attack from reaching 8-203; Jerahmeel Howell took 3-20.
Kwinana couldn’t get going with the bat and limped to a total of 6-97 after their 35 overs.