Kwinana second grade side falls to Willetton

By Aaron Kirby

OPENER Jordan Mews got the Kwinana second grade XI side off to a good start with 43 against Willetton in the first two-day match of the season.

But a middle order batting collapse followed.

Resistance from the tail allowed Kwinana to finish with a total of 156 in the first innings and 157 in the second innings to avoid an outright loss.

Kwinana bounced back with the ball having Willetton 4-57 at the close of play on day one but couldn’t finish the job on day two with Willetton all out for 189 to win the match.

Captain Dan Bell starred in both batting innings making 47 and 60, as well as taking 3-28 with the ball.

The fourth Grade XI were in trouble early in their two-day clash against the Willetton Crows, at Century Park, after being put into bat.

A destructive spell of 5-16 from Michael Martella restricted Kwinana to 90.

Willetton replied with 3-105 before resuming on day two and declaring on 5-188, having already won.

Kwinana avoided an outright loss thanks to a cracking innings of 75 from Kirk Kiedo including nine fours and a six as well as a solid 43 from Zac Boddy.

The One-Day C XI came into round two looking to win a second game in a row.

Kwinana fielded first with captain Richard Bell taking 3-47, restricting East Fremantle to 8-213.

Kwinana came out in pursuit of early runs but the aggression cost early wickets.

Chris Brown (41) and Richard Bell (40) led the rescue effort but Kwinana fell 33 runs with 180.

Round three saw the one-day C side have a bye.

The One-Day F XI travelled to Coker Park to take on the Cannington Tigers in round two.

Cannington won the toss and elected to bat.

Ray Schuller took 3-50 and David Langlands took 2-15 to have Cannington all out for 180 inside the 40 overs.

Schuller again starred with 54(no) while Lee Emami (47) was in support.

Despite these knocks Kwinana fell short on 6-139.

Dwain Fernandez had a return to remember in round three that saw the One-Day F XI play Kardinya Lakes at home.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Fernandez carried his bat for the entire innings making 99(no).

His opening partner Lee Emami also made a solid contribution of 35 to have Kwinana finish their innings on 4-184.

Some quick wickets from Emami (3-27) saw Kardinya Lakes in danger of being bowled out cheaply,

But solid contributions from Brett Duke (51) and Gerard Mclaughlin (38) steadied the innings.

Once they fell the innings tightened up.

Kwinana took quick wickets but was unable to dismiss the tail with Kardinya Lakes tying Kwinana’s score on 9-184.