By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 4th grade stormed home in wet conditions to book their place in finals as One-Day Gs fall agonisingly short.
4th grade added 18 runs to their first innings lead before sending Jandakot in to bat again needing 81 runs to avoid an outright loss.
With finals on the line, Kwinana stepped up and ripped Jandakot’s batsmen apart for the second week running.
Jandakot reached 9-80 before Kwinana rapped the number 11 on the pads to have Jandakot all out for 80, winning by an innings and one run with that single run gaining them a finals position.
Connor Kilgallon was again the star of the show taking 4-40 with match figures of 10-68.
4th Grade will now travel to Jandakot for their semi-final and will take plenty of confidence from their impressive win.
One-Day Gs came into their final match against Piara Waters needing to win to stay in finals contention.
After a rain delay, the match was reduced to 30 overs.
Piara Waters batted first and were in trouble at 6-83 before the middle, and lower order stabilised the innings to post 6-136.
Luke Collins took 2-18.
Kwinana’s top three batmen controlled the game.
Opener David Stewart made 60n.o while fellow opener Peter Geere made 43 and first drop Blake Newton made 42 as Kwinana passed the score having lost one wicket.
Kwinana finished the match on 4-165, unfortunately it wasn’t enough as they fell 0.2 points short of making finals.
Rain prevented 2nd grade from playing on day two against Armadale ending the match as a draw.
Kwinana retained second spot on the ladder and will host a semi-final.
One-Day Bs had their last game abandoned due to rain.
Saturday night saw Kwinana hold its MVP night.