Cricket: Kwinana go down in rain-hit semi to Phoenix

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THE Kwinana One-Day Cs XI went down in a rain-affected semi- final against the minor premiers Phoenix at Beeliar Reserve last weekend.

The game was cut down to 25 overs per side.

Phoenix batted first, with the openers putting on a 97-run stand for the first wicket before Sean D’Souza fell for 58.

Kwinana took a few quick wickets but some big hitting in the final overs saw Phoenix reach 5-168 from their 25 overs.

Luke Collins was the best of the bowlers, taking 1-34.

Kwinana came out to bat needing to take risks to score quickly.

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However these risks led to consistent wickets that saw Kwinana bowled out for 91, falling 77 runs short of making the final against East Fremantle.

Ray Schuller top scored with 24.

That brings an end to what has been a good season for One-Day Cs, who should be proud of their efforts.

The final event of the season was the MVP night game.

The captains of each grade filled out voting sheets for best and fairest and fielding awards throughout the season that were then counted on the night.

The F grade MVP was Adam Loy, who scored 110 runs and took 10 wickets this season.

The fielding award went to Calum Earnshaw.

There was a tie between Peter Geere and Adam Humphrey for C grade MVP with the fielding award also going to Adam Humphrey.

Dion Cole-Parkhill took home 4th Grade MVP after taking 22 wickets and scoring 127 runs for the season. Adrian Woollons won the fielding award.

It was a tight race in the 2nd grade MVP voting with Rocky Sharma (92 runs and 27 wickets) just edging out Devon Fry (69 runs and 30 wickets). Josh Atkinson won the fielding award.

The Kwinana Cricket Club congratulates all winners and would like to thank everyone who represented the club this season, especially the club captains Dan Bell, Ryan Gray, Richard Bell and David Langlands.

A special thank you goes to Joshua Atkinson and the committee for organising the club’s social events as well as Kylie Cole and Sue Huaser, and everybody who helped them work tirelessly behind the scenes.

Kwinana will be back bigger and stronger next season.