IT was a rough beginning to two-day games for Kwinana Cricket Club’s second and fifth grades while the one-day side played out its round 2 match.
An undermanned one-day Fs team fought valiantly against Phoenix at home.
Captain Langlands won the toss and put Phoenix into bat.
Kwinana being short on players meant the Phoenix batsmen had plenty of gaps to score runs with Thomas Easter taking full toll making a career high 114.
Phoenix ended its 35 overs 6-297, with David Langlands the best of the bowlers with 3-47.
Kwinana put in a proud batting effort with youngster Pragaas Elango batting through plenty of overs to make 26.
Philip Keirnan was the stand out at the end making 38 not out on club debut, helping the side finish 6-170.
One-Day Cs travelled to Willetton to take on the Crows.
An outstanding bowling performance from Adrian Woollons (5-14) restricted Willetton Crows to 150.
Kwinana’s run chase never got going with regular wickets falling.
Captain Steve Nichols (44) did his best but without support they fell short on 122.
Second grade had a tough first day in its two day match away to Maddington.
After being put into bat, Kwinana was skittled for 82 with Zac Boddy top scoring with 16.
However, it did recover with some tight bowling that left Maddington 1-36.
Fifth grade bowled first in their home match against Maddington.
Kwinana had them in trouble early at 4-21 but significant partnerships rescued the innings before it ended one delivery after the tea break on 173.
Connor Kilgallon claimed 3-12.
Kwinana came out to bat in failing light and reached 4-62 with Bartholomew Pratt 14 not out and Aaron Kirby not out when play ended for bad light.
Kwinana needs a further 112 runs to win with six wickets in hand.