By Aaron Kirby
One-Day Cs returned to winning ways against Armadale as 2nd Grade’s batting woes continue.
One-Day Cs were on top all day after being put in to bat at Gilmore Oval.
Openers Scott Weldon (54) and Scott Benjamin (47) were dominant as they amassed a partnership of 102.
Danial Weldon then stepped up to the crease for the first time in three matches and made an impressive 31n.o.
Wickets in hand allowed Kwinana to push the total to 2-176 from 35 overs.
Buoyed by the batting innings, the bowlers were on from the start reducing Armadale to 4-40.
Armadale fought-back before Dallas Eparaima chimed in with 3-19.
The flow of wickets restricted Armadale’s scoring allowing Kwinana to close out the innings with the score at 9-152 and claim a 24 run victory.
2nd Grade won the toss in their two-day clash against Jandakot Park at Atwell Oval and decided to take advantage of the gloomy skies by bowling first.
The decision paid off early as Jandakot’s attacking stroke play led to plenty of chances.
The game was in the balance at 4-63 as the drizzle began to fall.
Kwinana Captain Geoff Perera then nosed his team ahead at tea having Jandakot 7-106.
However, Jandakot fought back and were eventually bowled out for 165 with Perera taking the final wicket to claim 5-23.
The drizzle continued to fall as Kwinana’s chase got underway.
Ill-discipline cost Kwinana’s batsmen as Jandakot took advantage of their chances to have Kwinana five down before the close of play.
Luke Collins ended the day with a towering six, but Kwinana is left with plenty to do needing 126 for victory having just five wickets in hand.
4th Grade saw the return of club veteran Adam Humphrey as Kwinana batted first against Piara Waters at home.
Two quick wickets saw Humphrey to the crease early where he put on 16 before succumbing to the crumble.
Anil Sah also put up some resistance making 29 as Kwinana were bundled out for 76.
Kwinana’s bowlers made a good start, but without a formidable total on the board, they found it difficult to build pressure.
Richard Bell took 2-30 as Piara Waters finished the day by declaring on 4-131.
Kwinana will look to bounce back on day two and avoid a second consecutive outright defeat.
By Aaron Kirby