Cricket: Kwinana Fs XI team beats Maddington

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THE Kwinana one day Fs XI team celebrated its second win of the season after defeating Maddington by nine runs last weekend.

Kwinana won the toss and decided to bat but started slowly.

The side lost early wickets but the middle order steadied the innings and accelerated in the last five overs.

A great partnership between Adam Loy (29) and Connor Kilgallon (25n/o) allowed Kwinana to push the score to 7-129 from 35 overs.

Kwinana came out to field determined to get just their second win of the season.

Tight bowling and good fielding meant that Maddington lost regular wickets.

Aaron Kirby picked up a career best of 5-30 to have Kwinana on the brink of victory.

Kilgallon (2-17) picked up the last two wickets in succession to give Kwinana the win.

The one-day Cs XI took on Kardinya Lakes at Buzzacott Reserve.

Kardinya put together regular partnerships to score 6-187.

Trevor Walters was the best of the bowlers taking 2-18.

Kwinana lost early wickets but a fighting innings of 56 from Ray Schuller got the side within touching distance of the total, however, the tail fell short on 8-174.

The 4th Grade XI played Hilton Palmyra and opted to bowl first.

Kwinana started well and restricted scoring from the top and middle order.

But a big-hitting innings of 75 from Harry Grigson, including nine fours and four sixes helped Hilton Palmyra score 8-222.

Ryan Grey was the best of the bowlers taking 2-28.

Kwinana had a solid start but was 6-104 at the mid-way point of the innings.

They looked down and out until Luke Ward (45) and Luke Collins (61*) came to the crease.

Ward and Collins combined for 11 fours and five sixes to push the score up 212 when Ward fell.

Unfortunately, the last two wickets fell for only three runs, with Kwinana all out for 215, losing by seven runs.

The Kwinana 2nd Grade XI had a big mountain to climb without their Captain Dan Bell also against Hilton Palmyra at Melville Reserve.

Kwinana opted to bowl first and got off to a good start having Hilton Palmyra 3-43.

But a middle order fightback saw Hilton Palmyra make 7-176.

Devon Fry took the most wickets with 2-35.

Kurt Verdonk (19) and Dwain Fernandez (30) got Kwinana off to a solid start but a devastating middle order collapse saw the side bowled out for 97 to record a 79-run loss.