Cricket: Kwinana’s bowlers keep teams in the hunt as bats struggle

Cricket: Kwinana’s bowlers keep teams in the hunt as bats struggle

KWINANA’s one-day C bowlers set up a big win in their round three match against Kardinya Lakes.

An outstanding team effort resulted in Kardinya Lakes losing regular wickets with Steve Atkinson picking up 3-23 and Adrian Woollons also taking 3-16 to have Kardinya all out for 112.

Kwinana made light work of the run chase with Luke Ward top scoring with 44 and hitting three fours and three sixes.

One-day F had a tougher day against Hilton Palmyra at home.

Kwinana lost the toss and was sent in to bat and was in trouble early on 4-16 before opener David Langlands and Ali Gharibyar put together a steadying partnership.

However, Kwinana could not stop the bleeding and were bowled out for 95 with Langlands carrying his bat on 23.

Kwinana was unable to put any pressure on the batsmen allowing 42 extras.

Hilton Palmyra ended the innings on 9-158; Jason Postmaa had the best figures with 3-36.

Fifth grade resumed play at 4-62 looking to chase down Maddington’s 173.

Kwinana started with a firm partnership of 31 between Bartholomew Pratt (26) and Aaron Kirby (12) before going on to lose 6-14 to be all out for 106.

Maddington came out to bat again looking for extra points and ended the match on 6-84 with Rhyley Rametta taking 3-24.

Second grade resumed their defence of 82.

They bowled with good pressure to give themselves a sniff of victory when they reduced Maddington to 5-56 but 82 was just not enough with Maddington eventually being bowled out for 112.

Kwinana had a second innings that ended on 6-81 with Kurt Verdonk making a superb 54 which included five fours and three sixes.

Kwinana’s second grade XI returns home this weekend to begin their two-day match against Willetton Crows so get down to Orelia Oval and rally around the boys as they look to get back to winnings ways.

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