Cricket: mixed weekend for Kwinana Cricket Club


5th grade captain Marcus Draper’s desperate dive falls just short of a catch.
5th grade captain Marcus Draper’s desperate dive falls just short of a catch.

LAST weekend’s games saw mixed results for Kwinana as one-day Fs and fifth grade had a superior day while second grade and one-day Cs had shockers.

One-day Fs returned home against Armadale and started by winning the toss.

Captain Langlands decided to bowl first and made early inroads having Armadale 2-21.

Consistent partnerships and some big hitting from the tail saw Armadale reach 9-174.

The run chase started shakily but debutant Anil Sah came in at three and set up F grade’s outstanding victory with an all-round man-of-the-match performance hitting 70 with the bat after taking 4-26 with the ball.

Pragaas Elango also hit an unbeaten 33 on the way to Kwinana posting 6-180 to claim its first victory of the season.

Fifth grade won the toss on day one against CBC at Karoonda Oval and bowled first.

It proved to be a good decision with Kwinana’s bowlers getting on top early and pressing home their advantage with both Rhyley Rametta and Connor Kilgallon claiming two wickets.

Sharp fielding saw seven catches and two run outs which, alongside an economical spell of 3-25 from Aaron Kirby , reduced CBC to 115 all out.

Kwinana was 2-34 at stumps with Jon Cribbs 22 and just 82 runs away from victory.

Second grade again played at home taking on top placed Hilton Palmyra.

Kwinana lost the toss and was put in to bat.

The innings started badly and only got worse with Kim and Paul Forrest claiming seven wickets between them to have Kwinana all out for a paltry 87.

Hilton Palmyra has already claimed a first innings victory ending day one on 4-115.

One-day Cs also had a bad day at Mundijong Oval being bowled out for 84 chasing SJ Blues total of 8-166.

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