By Aaron Kirby
A hard-fought weekend of One-Day cricket saw a series of close losses for Kwinana.
One-Day Gs travelled to Maddington for the second time this season and were put into the field.
The bowlers did well to restrict Maddington to 9-165 with Kody Geere taking 4-28.
The batsmen started well but were in massive trouble at 9-86 before Adrian Woollons came in at eleven and blasted his way to an unbeaten 53.
His partner was run out in the final over with the score on 160, just six runs short of victory.
Kwinana’s One-Day Bs returned home against Armadale and was asked to bat first.
Batting went well with four of the top five batsmen making over twenty before Cody Bingham’s boundary-filled 33 pushed the final total to 194.
Armadale put on an entertaining run chase with periods where the bowlers dominated before the batsmen would take back the momentum.
In the end, the bowlers couldn’t take enough wickets as Armadale reeled in the target with an over to spare and end the innings on 5-214.
Luke Collins took 2-31 to go with three batting sixes including two monsters into the clubhouse.
4th Grade was put into bat at home against Cockburn.
Kwinana lost an early wicket but stabilised through Dion Cole-Parkhill who made 37 before being run out.
Steady partnerships pushed the final total to 163.
Kwinana bowlers couldn’t get on top despite Connor Kilgallon’s 3-28 as Cockburn chased down the total and ended the match on 5-190.
Former club captain Daniel Bell notched up his 200th game for Kwinana as Cockburn again sent Kwinana in to bat in 2nd grade at Davilak Reserve.
Kwinana’s batsmen struggled early before Matthew Parnham made 70n.o to give Kwinana a defendable 6-166.
The run chase was tight all afternoon, but Kwinana couldn’t finish it off as Cockburn passed the total and finished the match on 6-172.
This week sees Kwinana kick off their Formula 15 campaign against Kenwick at Mills Park under Captain Thomas Moore.