By Aaron Kirby
A captain’s ton saw Kwinana’s One-Day G side win a close one while 4th grade’s bowlers redeemed themselves.
One-Day Gs captain Peter Geere made Riverton-Rostrata regret bowling first at Prendwick Park by smashing a score of 119 on the way to posting a team total of 8-212.
The total was in danger of being chased down at 2-146 before Kwinana’s bowlers rallied to restrict the home side to 5-190 and record a 22 run victory.
Josh Elphick picked up 2-32.
4th Grade found themselves bowling first after losing the toss against Kelmscott at Frye Park.
Mark James put in a tremendous effort bowling 21 overs and claiming 4-39 and with good support from Marshall Clark (3-25) as well as solid fielding Kelmscott were bowled out for 139.
Kwinana is 0-13 at stumps on day one requiring a further 127 to win.
2nd Grade also lost the toss against Kelmscott and bowled first at home.
It was a long day in the field as Kelmscott made full use of their 75 overs to post 214.
Matthew Parnham was the best of the bowlers taking 3-42 to take his season tally to eight from three games.
Kwinana will need to bat long on day two if they are to chase down the total.
One-Day Bs put in a valiant performance at home against Thornlie.
After being sent in to bat Kwinana found themselves in trouble at 3-28.
Kirk Kiedo (50) and Anil Sah (40) rescued the innings and allowed the score to be pushed up to a competitive 155.
Kwinana’s bowlers performed well but were overwhelmed by the Thornlie batsmen who passed the total and finished the innings on 178.
Next week will see the two-day grades push for victory while both of the one-day sides take on Armadale.