KWINANA Cricket Club’s second and fifth grades made a good return to two-day cricket on day one while the one-day teams struggled for runs.
Second grade travelled to Kardinya Lakes to continue their march towards finals.
Kwinana was put into bat on day one and took advantage of some wayward bowling to hit 28 boundaries including three sixes on the way to 240.
Geoff Perera was the top scorer with 58 in his first match of the season.
The team will be quietly confident going into Saturday’s bowling innings.
Fifth grade also made a great start bowling first against East Fremantle at Orelia Oval.
Kwinana had three instant breakthroughs with East Fremantle in trouble at 3-7.
Thanks to a spectacular effort from Connor Kilgallon (6-24) the batsmen never recovered and were bowled out for 77.
The run chase had a shaky start but recovered somewhat thanks to Sean Wilson’s 32.
Kwinana ended the day on 4-55 requiring a further 23 runs to claim a first innings victory.
One-day Fs had a special moment for a stalwart of the Kwinana Cricket Club in their match against Phoenix.
David ‘Macca’ MacDonald played his 300th game for Kwinana alongside his son Curtis.
Unfortunately, Phoenix’s Craig Drysdale spoiled ‘Macca’s’ party with a boundary-filled 104 not out, help Phoenix post a massive 3-258.
Manuel DaSilva had the best bowling figures with 1-39.
The batsmen never got going losing early wickets and were eventually bowled out for 112 captain with David Langlands top scoring on 24.
One-day Cs fought out a close game at home against CBC but eventually fell short.
Kwinana batted first and lost regular wickets restricting its final total to 117.
Tight bowling kept them in the game but even Nicholas Tolotti’s effort of 3-16 wasn’t enough to stop CBC reaching the target and finishing the innings on 139.